Oneta Resort

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$ 547

Property Location - With a stay at Oneta Resort in Ono Island, you'll be on the waterfront and within the region of Waisalima Beach and Namara Island. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or attraction, and may not reflect actual travel...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

Property Location - With a stay at Oneta Resort in Ono Island, you'll be on the waterfront and within the region of Waisalima Beach and Namara Island. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or attraction, and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.Waisalima Beach - 10.5 km / 6.5 mi - Namara Island - 10.9 km / 6.8 mi - Matana Beach - 39 km / 24.2 mi - Great Astrolabe Reef - 39.4 km / 24.5 mi - Vunisea Dock - 40.9 km / 25.4 mi - Vunisea Beach - 41.2 km / 25.6 mi .The ...

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Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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A Wonderful Two Weeks and a Beautiful Fiji Experience

Reviewed 27 november, 2022

Would like to keep this place a secret but that would not be fair to the wonderful people who look after the guests every day. Yes, it is remote but getting there is not difficult and actually added to the experience. The flight from Nadi to Kadavu provided great views over the inland areas of Viti Levu before we headed over the beautiful seascape and onto the approach over the beach to Vunisea Airport. Met by smiling faces in the 'terminal' before a short walk across the road, onto the beach, and into our boat transport to Ono Island. On the way, we stop at a deserted beach for a picnic lunch. We are greeted as we arrive at Oneta with the beautiful singing voices of a number of the staff. The bures are beautifully laid out, traditionally finished, and very comfortable. The outdoor private shower is also a great feature. We stayed for two weeks and were very sad to leave. Within a short period of time, most of the staff were addressing us by name, and we soon got to know their names (I did however often get the names wrong but no one seemed to mind). We were treated like family. There was no shortage of things to do, particularly water based activities with wonderful trips for snorkeling and diving at different areas of the reef. We had a number of visits to the Manta Ray ''cleaning station'' to view these magnificent creatures. We did a number of short hikes, a couple of which were to waterfalls and swimming holes. Then when we wanted to relax there were hammocks and day beds spread strategically across the site for a comfortable read or snooze. We took advantage of the opportunity to spend a day on a private beach complete with picnic lunch and kayaks. The food throughout the two weeks was great, with good variety, well presented, and well prepared. The choice of eating at a communal table, or at a private table, served everyone well. Kava nights allowed us to get to see how much of a wonderful community has been established around the activities of this resort. We got to meet some of the families of staff, and we were treated to their beautiful singing. Late afternoon on many days, volleyball was played by staff and guests. On other days, and dependent on the tide, touch football was on display on the beach. I could go on but I won't. You can probably gather that we enjoyed every minute of our visit to Oneta, so much so that soon after returning home we booked again for next year. Can't wait. Thank you to Richard, Martin, Liz, and all of the wonderful staff who made our stay at Oneta such a great experience.

Stephen M

Amazing place!

Reviewed 9 november, 2022

This place is amazing! We had booked here just to see the reef mantas. The pics on Oneta’s website made us think the place would be pretty rustic, which was okay by us as long as we got to see the mantas. When we arrived and Richard (the manager) showed us our room (we stayed in Purple Wall, which is a reference to a dive site) we thought maybe we had been given the wrong room, it was so much better than what we were expecting. It’s not rustic at all. 24x7 electricity, drinkable tap water (which tastes really good), an outside shower with manicured plants, including two banana trees with actual bananas growing! There’s no a/c which also before we got here thought might be an issue (we like our creature comforts, but for mantas we could stick it out) but the design of the bure with screened windows (with slats you can adjust for privacy) and a ceiling fan, and catching the ocean breeze made it very comfortable. In fact we were a bit chilly the first night and had to turn down the fan speed. Oh and a double sink, and two suitcase stands (this is a pet peeve of mine when hotels only have one in the room. There’s two of us!). So onto the food. It’s amazing. Richard will tell you the story of how he found the chef and offered him the position at Oneta. We stayed five nights, and every meal was varied, using mostly local ingredients. The desserts were also amazing. The Fiji Bitters are cold. You can have a fresh coconut at any time. Coffee is French press with a blend of beans, some from Taveuni. I could go on. So the excursions. We saw the mantas! The resort is so close to the cleaning station that you can check multiple times per day, on the way to and from other activities like snorkeling or diving. (FYI diving with the mantas is not allowed by the local chiefs) Both of us snorkeled, and we were glad that the resort pays as much attention to snorkeling as they do diving. It’s not an afterthought. They have two resident snorkel masters, we were with George during our stay. The crew will pick sites every day depending on the wind direction and clouds. It’s all within a 30 minute boat ride. (Their boats are also pretty powerful, I’m not a boat person but the boat had two engines with 115 on them so I think that’s a lot). Anyways we saw lots of fishes and coral. The resort is a passion project of the owners. So they want the resort to be excellent, and making money is sort of an secondary thing. (Except for their website, which I think hasn’t been updated since pre-covid). There was a cyclone in 2020 that wiped out almost everything, and Richard and the staff have rebuilt it, to Richard’s exacting standards :) I almost forgot to mention, we saw the mantas, twice!!! It was our main reason for coming here, but almost forgot about that cause everything else was so good. Anyways, come here before it gets on the beaten path.


Beautiful resort with outstanding management by Richard

Reviewed 8 november, 2022

Beautiful resort with outstanding management by Richard. By far the best resort we have stayed in the Pacific Islands. The main reason is that is it superbly managed by Richard, who is Fijian with Australian roots. Also the current owners investing money back into the place and lots of renovation and new building have been added since part was damaged by a cyclone two years ago. The diving is very good, and Bill the divemaster knows the sites really well. Their equipment is well looked after, so no need to bring your own. All the staff are very friendly and the food is delicious. The maximum capacity of the spread out resort is 18 guests, so you never feel crowded. The one and a half hour boatride from Vunisea airport, along the Kadavu coastline is stunning. Thanks to Richard and the team for a beautiful week on Ono.


Oneta Made Special by its People

Reviewed 30 october, 2022

We had a two week stay at Oneta but had to cut it short by a week due to a health issue which was entirely at my husband's own feet. Leaving was a great sadness as this is a very special place. The whole team there made our health issue central to their concerns. This place is paradise and I'd will anyone to go. Snorkeling on the Astrolabe Reef is like a picture postcard and under the care of Tiko you have a great spotter as well as a great guide and one full of cheeky banter. The gorgeous Savi, Casa and Annie in the restaurant makes great food taste even better. Richard is a tireless and charming host. Sam and Mele on the long boat rides were great company. There is nothing to fault Oneta as a perfect getaway. A long way to get to but worth every moment of the trip. Were it not for my husband's foot infection we'd still be there right now. But that's the way it hangs sometimes. The week we had was very special. We wished it had lasted longer. To all at Oneta, we wish you the best, excuse us if miss some names or spell them wrong: Richard Savi Casa Annie Eleanor Jonani Jonani Ben - cocktail king George Ame Malika Mika Bill Bill (Gates) Tiko Sam Mele Vatu Jerry Gabriel Bula Vinaka! Sharon & Alistair


A Place Like No Other!

Reviewed 22 october, 2022

The untouched beauty and peaceful energy is allowed to reach you here like no other place on earth that I've experienced. There's unfiltered joy surrounding you at Oneta and it's left to you to decide the level of engagement you want with the always kind and diligent staff every day. From snorkeling with stingrays to meditating as the sun rises every morning creating a stunningly unique picture filling you with gratitude, this is what brings me back to Ono Island again and again!