An excellent private villa, with all the mod cons and very spacey and inviting. well planned and laid out and excellent pool and an entertaining areas. we loved the villa and thoroughly enjoyed it. great for family.
Although this villa was the best of our trip, there were a couple of downfall:
The road is gravel, and loose so need for good 4wd is a must. such a pity as all houses there are grand and luxurious..it would be great if all owners got together and shared the cost to improve it. However we were well aware of this.
The pool area with tiles although looks great, can be slippery so need to be careful.
Some safety sleepers by the end of the driveway would be a good idea.
We went as two families of 5 with teenage children and had a great time and the hosts were most accommodating with extra bedding. The location is great with lovely coastal views with a dwelling set around a swimming pool about 10 metres above the sea. Wananavu Resort is 5 minutes walk away and they have great facilities and we went on a snorkelling trip with them. We saved costs by taking our own food and drinks and the place is perfectly set up for this. We have been to Denarau before and this is a far more private setting. The downside being that it's a 2 and a half hour road trip from Nadi airport which is a bit of a mission but we would do it all again. Wananavu Resort were helpful on most occasions but we did come across a less helpful woman at the front counter on one occasion.
Villa is beautiful and the layout is great with bedrooms at each end (& all opening out to the pool area) - esp for groups of friends, allowing privacy & each able to access the kitchen/lounge area without affecting others. The pool is fantastic & got lots of use......the views, sunrises & sunsets are amazing. You have the choice of being completely private & on your own or walking 5 mins to the nearby Wananavu Resort for meals or to share their activities, or using local transport to go to Volivoli Resort or explore further afield.
The instructions on the website or from Ali prior to leaving home are a great help. We took things like cheese & crackers, cereal, & marmite. Ali arranged our transfers and for our taxi to stop at a supermarket on our drive up to the Villa to enable us to buy groceries. We did a mixture of self catering, had Manju cook us a few delicious meals and we went to both resorts for meals......all in all a fabulous relaxing, private holiday that was a lovely change from resort timetables.
This beautiful property has amazing views and captures all the breezes being situated on a point. The house is well appointed with a beautiful pool. It is very close to a resort which is handy for the times you don't wish to self cater. The nearest town is around a 20 minute drive but once you're at Bularangi you really don't want to leave anyway. Loved it!
Our Bularangi Villa experience was exceptional, from our welcome upon arrival, our dinner cooked by the lovely Manju, through to the gorgeous views from poolside, bedroom and kitchen.
The villa really is your own private oasis with warm winds blowing in the afternoon, a stunning open kitchen/dining area and large bedrooms and bathrooms.
I definitely recommend having a meal cooked for you, this was one of the culinary highlights of our whole trip.
Bularangi Villa is the perfect place to unwind, take a breath and enjoy beautiful Fiji in a whole new way.
Last year I described our 4 weeks stay at Bularangi as " Heaven on Earth ". Derek and I have just returned from another 4 weeks in heaven!
After 36 consecutive years enjoying varying lengths of time in Fiji in an attempt to escape the NZ winter, we now think that we have hit the jackpot.
Our stay at the beautiful, modern villa of Bularangi was amazing, awesome and varied. This year we were lucky enough to have grandstand seats to watch the big budget movie
"Adrift" being filmed in the waters directly in front of us. Exciting!
We share our time at the villa with great Australian friends and the layout allows us to enjoy being together, but privacy as needed.
The lovely sheltered fresh water pool provides a great outdoor gathering place and welcome relief from the hot Fiji sun.
Our Australian friend who is a passionate fisherman and has fished in many countries throughout the world, rates the area as some of the best fishing he has experienced. These trips were arranged by Kamlesh.
Kamlesh and Manju exude warmth and hospitality. They are a joy to be with. We have become very close to them and our departure was emotional.
Booking Bularangi is very straightforward through the website and all our dealings with owners Ali and Baz very pleasant.
We're already booked for another 4 weeks 2018 and counting off the days till then.
We stayed 6 nights at Bularangi Villa with our 3 boys, hoping for a peaceful, private retreat - which is exactly what we got! The villa is located in an area of Fiji a little off the beaten track but that's what we were after as opposed to the touristy areas of Denerau and The Coral Coast. The villa itself is fully equipped, comfortable and with a view to die for! The pool is great and everything is kept in top nick by caretaker Kamlesh and his sister Manju, who also cooks a mean curry! Kamlesh will happily guide you around the area and simply can't do enough to make your trip perfect. However, if you don't require his services he will just as happily leave you to your own devices. The wifi worked great and there was SKY so I didn't miss the all important Lions games! There is no white sand beach at Bularangi and it can get a bit blustery with the prevailing Easterly wind. However, you can snorkel straight out the front of the property at high tide and there are 2 resorts (Wananavu and Volivoli) nearby where the beach is nice (but small!). Volivoli do a lovu evening on a Thursday night with local dancers which is well worth a visit. This part of Fiji is what the locals call the "real Fiji" and that is what really attracted us in the first place. The town of Rakiraki nearby is bustling with a couple of reasonable supermarkets and an awesome fruit and veg market - a must! The best guage of any property and location is, would we go back? Absolutely!