Koro Sun Resort
What We Love
- Snorkeling and diving are just outside your door
- The resort’s own farm and fruit trees
- Great for romance with an adults-only infinity pool, but family-friendly too (there's a free nanny service for kids five and under and a kids club for children up to 12)
What To Know
- Meals are not included, but rates do include a daily continental breakfast
- WiFi is free in common areas but not available in guestrooms
- Service is gracious, but might not be swift enough for type A's
- The golf course and a road lie between the Garden Bures and the beach
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Ten miles from the waterfront town of Savusavu on Vanua Levu’s southern shore, Koro Sun is an intimate retreat set on 150 acres with just 51 rooms and eight villas surrounded by rain forest, beach and ocean. This edge-water lagoon is best known for its excellent staff, Fijian cuisine, and island charm.
Bed and Bath
Guests stay in traditional bures (Fijian for houses) dotted across the estate. Edgewater Floating Bures are the only floating accommodations in the Pacific Islands. The Edgewater Bures are partially over water with direct access into the lagoon. Garden Bures are the smallest, but they still feel spacious, surrounded by white picket fences and lush gardens. The pitched corrugated roofs give that quintessential island look, while inside, canopy beds and loft ceilings add a romantic vibe — which is appropriate, since these rooms are just for two. For families, Raintree Bures offer two bedrooms, a kitchenette, a plunge pool and an outdoor stone shower. The screened porch looks directly onto the golf course.
Koro Sun is well known for the freshness and quality of its food, and the menus incorporate Pacific Rim dishes. Fruits are picked from trees on the property, the resort’s small farm produces fresh vegetables, and fresh-caught fish come straight from the boat to the kitchen. Spa treatments also use local elements. A papaya facial, coconut scrub and banana leaf wrap all use fruits and herbs grown right on the property. Fiji has some of the world’s last great coral reefs, and at Koro Sun you can hop right off the resort’s deck to see a stunning array of tropical fish. For scuba divers, there are excellent sites nearby, and it’s not far to the renowned Somosomo Strait, with its soft coral gardens and caves of dazzling white coral. Daybeds on the small beach provide relaxing spots to end a day of kayaking, golfing, fishing, scuba diving or bicycling into town. And even though Koro Sun is perfect for kids, they’re kept so busy that honeymooners barely notice them.
In the Area
For black pearls visit the J. Hunter pearl farm, which is cultivating black pearls to rival Tahiti’s. You can learn about pearl farming techniques at the shop. Hike to waterfalls, but not before receiving permission from the local chief, presenting him with a gift of kava, or visit one of the nearby village churches and be swept away by the rousing singing. Arrange your trip so that you won’t miss the weekly meke, a village festival with dancing recreated by the staff.
How to Get There
My wife and my two teenage children and I booked this resort on reccommendation of our travel agent. We wanted a place that we had direct water access. Was a little apprehensive as we had to fly to Nadi then onto a smaller plane and i dont like smaller planes. We have stayed on Coral Coast before on two occasions and hoped that the Koro wouldnt be as Resorty.
The travel was an adventure the fiji link plane and staff were excellent. We were met at the airport at Savusavu by Armin from the Koro and from there the week of relaxing started.
If you want a big resort with lots of restaurants and slick service with heaps of staff where you are just another guest - dont go to Koro Sun. If you want a relaxing holiday where the staff at the resort remember your name even when they walk past you in town on their day off and remember your favourite breakfast and a resort that even during school holidays just doesnt feel busy - this place is for you.
Amazing rooms - we had water access bures one for us and one for the kids. The main restaurant was excellent - food of great quality with good choice. Adults bar food also excellent. Prices of food and drink really reasonable. Staff.... amazing. Tui on check in with his briefing and then fixing our room mix up, Melli and Fanny in the bar and restaurant and Tim Tam, Nathan and his offsider for activities. The people make this place brilliant.
Was Savusavu easy to get too - Noooo did we feel like we had a real adventure - Yes. Was Koro Sun and Savusavu a cheap holiday - Noooo. Was it a unique experience that was value for money - Yes. If you love Fiji and want to have a great stay in a beautiful resort that is different to Denaru or Coral Coast and experience something really different with patchy wifi, bad or no tv reception so you can just switch off and enjoy your holiday and your people - then Koro Sun wont dissapoint.
On arrival I was greeted with a foot wash and massage, the staff are all so friendly, always smiling and greeting you by your first name, each staff member knew your name and they always did every thing possible to make your stay pleasurable, nothing was too much for them, each and every one of them were so helpful. They made you feel like you were part of their family. The resort has 3 pools you can use, and you have can either have a bure on the water or a garden bure. The place is always clean, and it is a very relaxing place to stay, you can soak up the sun or there are many activities you can choose to do each day. I miss the staff's smiling faces now that I am back home and have already recommended the Koro Sun Resort to other people who asked about my Fijian holiday, I highly recommend this place for the staff that make you feel so welcome and the place is a touch of paradise. I love the Fijian lifestyle and will definitely be returning to this most enjoyable place again.
The Koro Sun resort is a medium sized hotel, located on the island of Vanua Levu, which is about an hour on a small plane from Nadi. The nearest town being Savusavu, which is about 15 mins away by taxi.
My wife, youngest daughter and I love this hotel. We were made to feel very welcome from arrival to the minute we left. There was nothing that the friendly and attentive staff couldn't do for us. They all knew us by first names and it was the kind of place that you could relax, unwind and do us much as you wanted to do.
Everyday there was a list of activities arranged by the staff. We went on the dolphin trip, with the guide Wilson from the Dive shop. This was the best snorkelling I had ever done and the dolphins swarmed all around the boat to play. It was breathtaking! We also went on other trips to the local village and waterfalls. Again this was a great experience, where you could also learn about village life and the local flora and fauna. It was great as was our fishing trip.
We also spent time relaxing around the adults only pool with swim up bar, where we enjoyed lovely cocktails, whilst enjoying the backdrop of the turquoise seas of the pacific.
Our bure had 2 bedrooms and a separate lounge and was very nice, clean with good sized balconies overlooking the marina and had a plunge pool.
Food was very good without being spectacular, served from the main restaurant and bar and twice a week served from the fish restaurant.
All staff, were absolutely fantastic and made you feel that we were all best mates. I can't praise them highly enough for making our holiday so special and I was genuinely sad when they came out to sing goodbye to us. Truly memorable!
Our online booking at Koro Sun was easy. Payment and all communication went very well with immediate responses from the front desk. Location was amazing and snorkeling, fishing, birding and kayking were all right out the back door. We did not have to leave the resort to do most activities. Rooms were clean, lots of options, bikes included to get around the island. Housekeeping, bar and pool areas were all very well maintained at all times. Best part of the resort = STAFF. Mary Rose the Manager runs a tight ship! I would highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a special vacation in Fiji.
My husband and I had the pleasure of celebrating our wedding at Koro Sun. They gave us the most amazing and special experience of a lifetime. I really can't thank them enough! We had family and friends come and stay and they couldn't have been more accommodating and welcoming. They really do a great job of making you feel special and like one of the family! We will most definitely be coming back.