A little out of the quiet town of Savusavu is Koro Sun Resort, a large resort with a variety of accommodation options. From rooms hidden in the jungle to overwater bungalows to floating houseboat-style rooms, the resort caters to just about every type of traveler. Families can hang out in the main area of the resort (complete with a kids club), while couples can enjoy kid-free bliss at the resort’s adults-only section. See? We’re not just leaning on tired travel cliches, there really is an room that’ll suit anyone.
In thie review of Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa, we’ll reveal all the essential info as well our personal experience during the stay.
Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa Review
Best for: Families, couples, and groups looking for a range of things to do and see.
Category: Mid-range, though the overwater bures are on the luxury side.
Beach: Though the resort is located on the water, coral reefs and a lack of sandy space means the nearest beach is semi-lackluster. However, there are plenty of places to snorkel and relax.
Location: 15-minute drive from Savusavu town center along Hibiscus Highway.
How to book: Agoda.com
Contact information: Website | Ph: +1 877 567 6786
Resort amenities and Activities
Pool: Adults-only infinity pool; kid-friendly pool; Some rooms have private plunge pool.
Spa: One of the best in Fiji. A dedicated spa tucked in a forest where you can hear birds sing during your treatment.
Kids club: Complimentary kids club and playground onsite; nanny service also available.
Golf course: A 9-hole golf course with plenty of obstacles to dodge.
Included activities: Kayak rental; SUP rental; snorkeling gear rental; volleyball; guided local snorkel; guided treks; golf; bicycle rental; coconut demonstration; Sunday church visit; flower arranging; bocce ball; croquet.
Paid activities: Scuba diving; snorkeling excursion; kayak excursion; dolphin and whale watching; waterfall trek; town visit; beach picnics.
There are few resorts in Fiji that offer such a wide variety of room options. So much so, picking the best one can be confusing at times. Options range from double rooms to villas that can sleep up to nine guests.
The resort is divided into two sections: The Botanical Gardens side (inland from the road) and Edgewater side (oceanside of the road).
The Botanical Gardens side of the road hosts family-friendly bures that range from one to two bedrooms in the garden section of the resort. Some of these bures have private pools. There are also multiple family-friendly villas found in the garden area of the resort. There are also villas located further inland, called the rainforest villas.
The Edgewater side of the resort is adults-only and has floating rooms, condo-like villas, and large luxury bures that overlook the water.
Our top room pick is the edgewater bure. Choose one at the end of the peninsula for the most privacy. Note that the edgewater bures are available to adults only.
Best room for families: Garden two-bedroom bure or botanical villas. Rainforest villas are a bit far from the main parts of the resort.
Best room for novelty: For something different, spend the night on one of the edgewater floating bures, where guests get their own kayak.
Best room for couples: The edgewater overwater bure is certainly the most romantic of all accommodation options.
Bars and restaurants
Restaurants: Guests can choose between half-board and full-board meal plans. There are three restaurants at the resort. Breakfast is served at the main restaurant, Palm Grove Restaurant, found in the resort’s main building. This also serves a variety of international cuisine for lunch and dinner. Latitude 17 is a restaurant set on the water and serves primarily Asian-Fusion. Sand Bar and Grill hosts an infinity pool, serving casual international meals with seaside views.
Bars: Fancy a drink? Alcohol is served at Palm Grove Restaurant, Latitude 17, and the Sand Bar and Grill. However, the best place to grab a drink is at the Wai Bar, where drinks are served at the edge of the resort’s seaside infinity pool.
Evening entertainment: The resort regularly hosts live music, Fijian dance performances called mekes, and guided activities.
How to Get to Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa
The best way to reach the resort is to first arrive at Savusavu. Flights from Fiji Link and Northern Air connect the main airports of Suva and Nadi a few times per week. From there, it’s a 15-minute taxi ride to Koro Sun Resort.
Our experience at Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa
On a two-day trip to Savusavu, my partner and I made the most of the short time we had to relax and explore.
My partner and I checked into edgewater bure number 8, a spacious room set on the tip of a narrow peninsula. The bure overlooks coral reef, has an outside shower, a hammock, a ladder leading to the sea, and a day bed where you can spend the night under the stars. Inside, there’s a couch, coffee table, mini-fridge, kettle, and spacious bed.
Excursion to Vuadomo Waterfall
Our first excursion started with a trip to Vuadomo Village, where we’d hand over a gift, a sevusevu, of kava to the village elders. Once the kava had been presented, we were invited to walk through the village and visit the waterfall nearby. The road to the waterfall weaves along a steep dirt trail, and there were a few points where our driver had to pull aside to let oncoming cars squeeze past.
A narrow trail red to a small waterfall trickling into a cool pool. The only tourists there, we swam for about an hour before venturing back to the resort–where a glass of rum punch greeted us at the resort’s infinity pool bar.
In the morning, we went on a guided snorkel tour to a nearby dock where we could come face-to-face with the thriving reef that stretched beyond our bure. Lionfish, anemones, starfish, corals, and fields of sea grass drifted past us as we snorkeled in the shallow water. Then, we borrowed a kayak and explored the front of the resort, paddling past the floating rooms and edgewater bures.
The spa is a quiet retreat tucked away in a rainforest. On the walk there, you can hear birds sing and listen to the cool hum of leaves rustling. At the end of the walk, a modest building with large windows greeted us. I opted for the resort’s signature spa treatment, a massage with coconut oil, a sugar scrub, body mask, and banana leaf wrap.
The rest of our time at the resort was spent lounging with a book in hand and catching up with other guests at the resort’s seaside bars.
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