"Great beach at Crusoe's! "
We spent three nights at Crusoe's and stayed in a seaview bure. The beach at Crusoe's is amazing. We spent all day in the water and loved every minute of it. The water is clear and picturesque, the sand is soft and almost white. We saw plenty of fish and had fun shucking coconuts, walking through the village, admiring the crabs crawling on the sand, getting massages on the beach, etc. We were able to take the kayaks out whenever we pleased and enjoyed watching the color of the sky change during sunset. Crusoe's is out of the way, which is great for a secluded getaway, but as we learned, a pain when trying to visit other sites and islands around Fiji because transportation to and from Crusoe's can get pricey. Plan accordingly. The local buses are a good alternative, though we weren't able to use one when we had to leave at 5:30 am to catch our shuttle to Mana Island.
The dining scene at Crusoe's is fair -- not the fanciest or the most intriguing, but adequate and convenient. To stir things up, we also ate in the village, the Warwick, and at the nearby Wellesly.
We visited other hotels around Fiji, including the luxurious Warwick and Outrigger, and we think the beach at Crusoe's is one of the best!
The seaview bures could use a lot of TLC (problems noted: ants everywhere, powder mold on the headboard, mildewy linens, no trash can, shabby towels and kettle), but we didn't come to Fiji to spend much time indoors anyways.
Overall, good value and good memories.