What You’ll Need to Know

How do we get to Oarsman’s Bay Lodge?

You will arrive to Nacula Tikina either by Yasawa Flyer or Turtle Airways Seaplane and Joe’s Water taxi will ferry you to the magnificent resort. You will be able to access the ‘Flyer’ or the ‘flying contraption’ from the Denarau area in Nadi. The water taxi is available for connections for the short journey between the ferry or the Seaplane to and from Oarsman’s Bay Lodge

What are the Activities available at the Lodge?
There’s so much to do when feel like doing more than lying around, relaxing and soaking in the ambience. When you are feeling ‘active’ you can…

  • Learn Fijian Arts and Crafts
  • Blue Lagoon Trips
  • Reef hopping
  • Snorkeling trips
  • Hand line fishing
  • Island hiking
  • Volley ball competition
  • Visiting the Sawa- I – Lau caves
  • Joining in Fijian night
  • Joining in the Church Service
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise
  • Get a massage
  • Join in the hermit crab race
  • Have a private picnic lunch on a private island.

 

Shopping

You can purchase Oarsman’s Bay T-Shirts and polo shirts, sulus and caps as a keepsake of your journey. A few essential toiletries are also available from the Bar as well as postcards.

What do I bring for a stay at the Lodge?

Well, one thing that you won’t need is a long sleeve shirt. The climate around Oarsman’s Bay Lodge is so warm and cozy that only warm weather clothes are required. Don’t forget sunglasses, a hat and perhaps a cover-up, since Fiji’s mid-day sun can sometimes be a bit fierce.

Visitors must keep in mind the rules when visiting the villages. There is certain dress code that the ladies should adhere to and these are that women should wear skirts to show a sign of respect to the head of the village.

Don’t forget mosquito repellent for the evenings that you will be spending out under the beautiful stars with your new friends and old mates. Also be sure to make sure that all your documentation is safely stored.

What are the costs for food at Oarsman’s Bay Lodge?

F $ 72.77 per day per Adult – breakfast, lunch and dinner

F $ 36.39 per day per Child (age 6-16)

F $ 18.20 per day per Child (age 0-6)

 

Documentation?

To enter a country it is a must that you have all the proper documents and items needed by the customs and immigration offices and here in Fiji is no different. A valid passport with proper identification, all the legal documents, your valid drivers license from the country that you are from (i.e. if you are driving) are very necessary. These things are necessary and you must safe keep it in order for you to return back home.

Electricity?

Fiji uses 240 volt 50 Hz AC (Alternating current). The plugs that are available here in Fiji are a 3- prong plug which is also used in Australia and New Zealand. Few of the resorts around (including ours) have converters so it’s best if you get your own converter for your camera and laptops if they are not dual voltage. The converters are also available around many department stores in the travel and luggage section at the airport.

Check in and Check out time?

Oarsman’s Bay Lodge currently operates on the ‘Bula’ time, which simply means that it is one hour ahead of ‘Fiji Time’, which simply means…”Relax Bro, we’ve got you covered”. The check in time is after 2.00pm and the check out time is 11.00am. If you prefer to extend your stay here at Oarsman’s Bay, please do advice us as early as possible so that you can avoid any inconvenience while you stay at the Lodge. FYI, The Yasawa Flyer is one thing that is most definitely NOT on Fiji Time…It’s absolutely “On time” so don’t be late for your boat ride… incoming or outgoing… it’s a mighty long swim.

Special Requirements?

We make every effort to help accommodate the needs of the aged and the disabled individuals that tend to come around at Oarsman’s Bay Lodge. Just provide all the necessary details to the reservations agent at the time of your booking. Please do advice the full details of any disabilities, allergies or health conditions which may require special attention from our care giving staff.

Oarsman Bay Lodge Ltd (OBL) welcomes budget travelers and families from all over the world. All guests will be required to complete a Guest Registration Form which includes Terms and Conditions identical to those set out herein.

LENGTH OF STAY

OBL has no minimum stay but three nights is recommended as the minimum. Average stay is 4.5 nights.

PAYMENT POLICY

Reservations will only be guaranteed and written confirmation will only be given once full payment for accommodation, meals and Government taxes is received. Payment is accepted by Visa or Mastercard. The Resort only accepts credit card payments at the Resort. Cash is only accepted in case of failure in the payment by card.

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

The stated prices do not include any services or activities not specifically mentioned as being included (either in these terms and conditions, OBL rate sheet or brochure), such as scuba dives, boating, fishing trips, other chargeable activities, international airfare, airport taxes, excess luggage charges, massages, personal incidentals, purchases from OBL Shop and communication charges.

CANCELLATIONS/UNUSED DAYS OR SERVICES

There is a cancellation fee applicable for any bookings cancelled. Booking cancelled within 7 (Seven)days time will apply 50% fee of the total cost, 25% fee for 30 days time and no cancellation fees for more than 30 days prior to the arrival. This includes but is not limited to flight delays, late arrivals, premature departures, or for non-use of transfers, meals or activities.

MEAL PLANS NOT COMMISSIONABLE

No commission is payable in respect of meal plans. All guests are required to purchase a meal plan even if meals are unused.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

At the time of printing, guests travelling on United States, Canadian, Mexican, Australian or New Zealand passports do not require a visa for Fiji for visits of up to four months.  However, passports must be valid for at least three months. Visitors from other countries should make their own enquiries.

TRANSFER – NADI TO OARSMAN’S BAY LODGE

(a).       Boat or plane:

Transportation to OBL is by Awesome Adventures “Yasawa Flyer Ferry” or Turtle Airways seaplane. Guests can choose to charter their own flight or travel by boat transfers. Bookings for boat and seaplane transfers may be made at the OBL Booking Offices or direct with provider.

(b).       No Responsibility:

OBL does not accept any responsibility for any failure on the part of the guest to meet any scheduled departure times. Transfer times are restricted and publicised. Due to these restricted transfer times, same day connections between Nadi and OBL may not always be possible. Overnight or dayroom use before or after a stay at OBL is at guest’s own costs.

(c).       Transfer Fee:

There is a $12.50 transfer fee collected by the Resort on behalf of Joe’s Water Taxis in respect of transfers from the boat/plane to the Resort and a $12.50 transfer fee back again, which is in addition to the above rates, non commissionable and without 5% Hotel Turn Over Tax.


CHECK IN/ CHECK OUT TIME

OBL check in time is after 2.00pm and check out time is 11am.  In the event that a guest would like to spend extra time at the Resort, the office must be notified one day prior and provision of a day room is subject to availability. An additional charge may apply.

On the day of arrival, where appropriate, lunch is provided to the guest is not subject to their meal plan. (Additional $20.00 is charged exclusive of 5% HTT).

LUGGAGE LIMIT / LAUNDRY

Luggage limit for a seaplane transfer to OBL is 33 lbs. per person. A small fee applies for laundry service at OBL Monday through Sunday, and guests are encouraged to pack lightly.

AGE, DISABILITY AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

OBL will make every effort to accommodate the needs of aged or disabled persons.  At the time of booking, the guest must provide full details of any disabilities, allergies, special needs, infirmities or any health condition which may require special attention. No warranties are given in relation to the provision of these needs.

 
 

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