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
We spent 6 nights, arrived March 29, 2018, in a floating bure with a deck on the lagoon and our own private kayak. We enjoyed every minute of being at one with the natural and unspoiled beauty of the lagoon/ocean and the rainforest where the main restaurant, lounge and reception are located amongst rainforest bures, swimming pools, the golf course and the spa.
This resort is a destination in itself. I recommend walking the entire property and experiencing all the wonders of nature there.
Regarding the staff, it was like finding yourself in the midst of a very warm and inviting community; something long gone from our residence just outside of Washington, DC. Everywhere you roam you will hear a friendly "Bula!".
Our main goal was to experience the underwater marine life; and the Dive 4 Life Company on the resort took us to magnificent sites teaming with fish and soft coral. It gave my heart great joy to see marine life thriving. In addition, the divemaster, Rodney Simpson, was going deep sea fishing and we hoped on Captain Linzi's boat and we were treated to an exciting day of deep sea catches, one of which we requested the restaurant to prepare and we all had a feast.
If you want to get back in touch with nature, Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa has it all!
I had such a good time at Koro Sun and couldn't fault this place. The room was incredible, the staff were so helpful and friendly, the food was up there with some of the best i'd had in Fiji - I told the chefs this too! And I went on the best scuba dive i'd ever been on; seeing hammerhead sharks, a manta ray and a big moray eel.
All in all, it was so good! It's set out on beautiful grounds and is in close proximity to Savusavu a real gem of a place to visit. I will definitely be returning with the family at some point later in the year and look forward to staying here again. Vinaka!
This resort is really beautiful with great rooms and activities.
The infinity pool is lovely but beware the beige sun umbrellas around the pool (and perhaps elsewhere in the resort) which appear to be for allowing you to sit out in the strong sun, but which are only about 50% UV proof. My friend and I both got bad sunburns since it seems like the umbrellas provide full shade but they do not, and there is no warning about it anywhere. The umbrellas themselves should have that warning written on them, and the staff around the bar, restaurant, and pool should also mention it to guests to avoid nasty sunburns from sitting under such umbrellas without knowing that they are not sun proof.
Otherwise, a lovely place with great massage options too.
My best friend and I went to Koro Sun for 5 days and nights to celebrate turning 40 this year. Everything about the experience was amazing. It’s a gorgeous place with tons to do and tons of beautiful places to relax. MOST of all, the staff are the friendliest people I have ever met and made sure we had a completely amazing trip. Everyone knew our names and treated us like family. Everything at Koro Sun was very well thought out and people were very invested in us having an authentic Fijian experience. The best of both the rainforest and the ocean. Incredible! If you can, go!!!
Overall a beautiful resort. Stayed in a 2 bedroom pool Bure which we booked as it was listed as having a full kitchen. There was only tea and coffee making facilities but the large private pool made up for the lack of kitchen. Housekeeping, grounds, restaurant and reception staff were all wonderful and friendly. Everything was amazing until a coconut fell through our windscreen. Koro Sun had engaged contractors to de-nut the coconut trees above their designated parking area. We were not asked to move our vehicle prior to work commencing. Fortunately we witnessed the event. The assistant manager verbally advised us that Koro Sun would take full responsibility and arranged a replacement vehicle. The rental company required confirmation of liability in writing. We tried to get this before leaving. After waiting for action for ages the General Manager, who we believe was avoiding us, finally appeared and gave us a letter stating we were not at fault. This was not sufficient for the car company. We spent a further 3 hours in their office - 2 hours away - phoning and emailing the resort. They stopped answering our calls. Finally we emailed that if we didn’t have liability confirmation in writing within 5 minutes we were cancelling our flights and taking legal action. This got a result. So much wasted time on our valuable holiday. The General Manager was unprofessional and slack. Shame on you!