- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Bularangi villa caters for clients looking for a luxury stay in our newly constructed 5 star, 3 double bedroom luxury villa, which is absolute oceanfront on the Sunshine Coast, at the northernmost point of Viti Levu, Fiji, a two hour car ride from the hustle and bustle of Nadi town.
Our villa comfortably sleeps 6 people across 3 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms (one ensuite) and has all the home comforts to make it a luxurious holiday home including Sky TV, large swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, large fridge and freezer, laundry facilities and BBQ facilities. The large open plan kitchen, living and dining room area that... measures 13 metres long by 5 metres wide opens out to the front deck overlooking the ocean via two sets of double patio doors . There are 5 deck areas spread around the villa so there is always somewhere quiet and relaxing!
The villa looks out over the ocean towards Nananu I Ra, which is a 5 minute boat ride away, with its glorious white sandy beaches. It is truly a place to come on holiday, away from the everyday world and escape to a place where you can rest and relax.
Once you have had enough rest and relaxation there is plenty to explore in the area with amazing scuba diving, snorkelling, boat trips to Nananu I Ra that you can explore on foot, Wananavu Beach Resort and its facilities are only a 5 minute walk away, and a 10 minute drive away is the wonderful resort of Voli Voli Beach with all the activities it has to offer.
The villa is fully equipped should you wish to cater for yourselves with shops in the main town of Rakiraki some 10 kilometres away. However if you would like to eat out, the nearby Wanavanu Beach Resort welcomes guests from Bularangi Villa to use their resort's facilities including all meals if you wish. There is also Volivoli Beach Resort a 10 minute drive away, which has breakfast, lunch and dinner on offer on offer, with fantastic facilities including one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, and many activities offered including scuba diving and fishing, further details and links to both resorts are on our local information page.
It is advisable to arrange car hire for your stay whilst on Fiji, as this makes it easier getting around once you are at the villa, should you need to go to town, visit Volivoli Beach Resort or just generally explore the local area. However if you are not keen to drive yourselves around, there is a local taxi company who are more than happy to take you where you wish to go. We can assist you with both car rental bookings and also informing the taxi company if you have pick up requirements from the airport.
A daily chambermaid service is provided for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week and there is a gardener/pool man who is there 5 days a week to attend to the gardens and pool.
We supply all bed and bath linen for your stay including beach towels. The chambermaid will attend to laundering these during your stay.Read more
Bularangi Villa, Sunshine Coast, Fiji
Rakiraki, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Last updated on July 16, 2014
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Rates quoted above for 4 persons - extra persons at US$40 per night.
Special deals available - stay 7 nights only pay for 6 nights
- Housekeeping Optional
- A/C or climate control
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Alarm Clock
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
What Past Guests Are Saying
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49 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
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Goughs Bay, Australia
A Very Special Place
A magical place to spend a week... Bularangi Villa was a great place to relax and unwind. We stayed for a week 2 children and 4 adults, the design on the villa is perfect, with everything you could want or need.
My two daughter's were swimming before breakfast each morning, and had a great time snorkeling just off the beach. It was a little windy during our stay.. Later in the week we realised that we could catch a boat to the near by backpackers which was sheltered from the wind, and the snorkeling was great.
During our time we visted the snake caves, and natural waterfall, but we managed to make it back in time each day for happy hour at the Wananavu Resort which was really relaxing.
We had a really busy 12 months leading up to the Fiji trip and it was exactly what we needed. We can't thank Kamlesh and Manju enough for their hospitality.. The Lovo was amazing, and the Somosa fantastic.. (I really want that receipe).
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Auckland, New Zealand
The location was amazing and the place was beautiful! Loved waking up to a view over the ocean!
If you are tossing up between a resort or staying somewhere on your own I definitely recommend staying here! You get the facilities of Wananavu next door but get the privacy of your own house at Bularangi - plus the pool is right outside your bedroom door! And you get views you would pay excessive amounts for at a resort. We absolutely loved everything about staying here :)
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Amazing, private, relaxing and very, very enjoyable.
We loved this Villa and it's everything they advertise it to be. We felt very at home and wanted for nothing. Kamlesh and Manju took excellent care of us but most of the time we didn;t know they were around.. We recommend catching the 9am bus into Rakiraki with the locals, a great experience. The house really is amazing and we loved everything. Ali made the whole process of booking and getting there very easy and she is helpful every step of the way. We were welcomed at Wananavue Beach Resort where friends were staying. The only disappointment with the resort was we paid $160 for the four of us for transfers & snorkelling. We were told we could get lunch there but everything was closed. Always ask lots of questions when booking tours to make sure you will get what you want.
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Barry and Teresa
A great escape from Denerau
We had 3 nights at Bularangi after 3 days at a work conference. What a change. Next trip we will have 2 weeks at Bularangi. Highly recommend. Read more
Response from Bularangi - 10/14/2013
Thank you Barry, Teresa and family and we look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the future!
Exactly what we wanted in a self-catering break by the sea. Everything was perfect and the caretaking staff were extremely helpful.
peaceful, beautiful and relaxing
Loved staying at the Villa, perfect for a family. Lots of privacy and not having to share the pool like at a resort. Kamlesh and Manju who look after the grounds and the house were both totally wonderful and so helpful. Highly recommend Manjus cooking, we also had a lesson and have since made samosas and roti at home. Kamlesh organised a Village tour, and a shopping trip for us. Waking up to the view from the Villa is amazing, bbqs and drinks on the deck with the most beautiful views. Morning coffee in the bure watching the boats go out. Was also handy to the resort next door which was an easy stroll to have dinner, cocktails and spa treatments. The kids could explore on the beach at low tide and find crabs etc. And at night time go frog hunting. Truly lovely place to stay.
We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable and relaxing holiday. The layout of the villa is fantastic with all 3 bedrooms leading out to the pool. It was so peaceful and relaxing which is exactly what we were after. We had 2 meals cooked for us which were amazing. Thanks ali for all your help in organising our airport transfers, cooked dinners and butcher order. Would highly recommend.
Christchurch, New Zealand
Magical way to experience the real Fiji
Bularangi exceeded our expections in terms of quality, location and experience (very definitely 5 star) - the website doesn't quite do it justice!!
The Lovo (Fijian dinner cooked in the ground in banana leaves) was wonderful and a huge amount of food.
Speaking of food - the meat from the butcher ali arranged (we all agreed) was some of the best we had ever tasted and because of this we managed to devour it all by the last day!
We are already talking about having a family celebration 60th there in Bularangi in a few years time - it truly is a magical place.
Thank you so much again for all you did the experience superseded any time at a resort would have offered and we will be singing it's praises to all we know!
We had an amazing stay at Bularangi!!!
It was truly unique and the place is stunning in every aspect. We were really well taken care of and I would recommend this fantastic place to anyone who wants to see the beatiful north east of Fiji. So far it has been the nicest place we have been here in Fiji!!! Thank you very much!
Christian, Anna, Rita and Holger.
Our experience at "Bularangi'' was truly memorable !!!
I have to say !! If you've read this much then you might as well read on. I would really like to express and take the time to put into words our experience at the Bularangi villa , however its easier and quicker to simply say this, If your looking for a true escape from what ever it is you do, just don't hesitate to book this holiday ... A tropical heaven on earth awaits you. You will not be disappointed I guarantee it. From the absolute 5 star quality of the home and its location, to the hosts amazing pre trip help in planning it will be a holiday to remember. Book it, go on ! Read more
Response from Bularangi - 05/29/2013
Bula Rudy, Karen, Bianca, Connor and Mason - it was a pleasure to have you staying at our Bularangi Fiji paradise and thank you for taking the time to leave a review and put the photos up. Vinaka. Ali and Baz
A peaceful and beautiful spot to rest and relax
Honestly, the Bularangi Villa was even nicer than I thought it would be from the pictures. The house is really very nice and quite spacious. It gives everyone their own space, but there's plenty of space to share and be together, which was perfect for us. If you're looking to get away and do nothing, which was our goal, it is perfect and a great price.
In terms of views, it's absolutely stunning. My favorite thing to do was to sit in the pool with my chin on the edge and look out over the ocean and islands--stunning.
Kamlesh and Manju (the gardener and housekeeper) were lovely and their food was great, although it wasn't as good of a deal as the house itself. It is nice to have the option to cook or to have someone else cook for you.
We rented a car and drove ourselves out from Nadi, and thankfully we got an SUV. It would be possible to get there in a normal car, but I wouldn't really recommend it because of the last stretch of road, especially if you plan on heading back in to town at all.
Overall it was really fantastic and I'd absolutely go back again. The house was really nice, the views stunning and the surrounding area was gorgeous. Read more
Response from Bularangi - 05/21/2013
Fantastic John - so glad that Bularangi Villa lived up to expectation for your stay with your family and you had a peaceful and relaxing time!
A dream of 10 Days
Byron Bay, Australia
A very nice place to be
We are a family of 4 persons, the children are 12 and 5, and all of us enjoyed our stay of 10 Days at Bularangi villa. It is a quiet place with a wonderful view of the Ocean and of the islands; it is really a dream to have the breakfast on the terrace with such a nice view.
The house itself is perfect for a family, nice bedrooms, 2 big bathrooms, an impressive and modern kitchen, a TV room and a lounge.
The pool is large enough for a family and we spent a lot of time in it, especially the children.
The 2 helpers Nanju and Kamlesh are very kind and ready to make our stay pleasant.
An other asset is the nearby resort ( 7 minutes walk) with restaurant, bar, big pool, beach and different sport activities which are needed by the children.
We are expecting to return at Bularangi next year -with the unanimity of the family.
Bularangi is a beautiful & well appointed villa. Enjoyed having morning coffee in the oceanside bure while watching the sunrise. The only problem we had was that the Wananavu Resort, closest to the villa, was closed for renovations. We did not have our own vehicle, so we were a little stuck. We did walk (about an hour) to the other resort, Volivoli Beach. The caretake of Bularangi, Kamlesh, called the resort to make sure we arrived. The owners of the villa provided us with all the information necessary to make the stay enjoyable. We will be staying there again in the future.
I spent the weekend with friends at Bularangi and had an absolutely amazing time. The villa is set in the most scenic of Fijian countryside with 180 degree views of the ocean and islands. The villa is very well decked out with everything that you would need for time away in the sun including a large BBQ, pool and snorkling equipment. There is also a little kabana on the peninsula which is magical, sitting there having a morning cup of coffee or doing a few yoga poses was a perfect way to wake up. We will definitely be returning. Thank you. Read more
Response from Bularangi - 01/14/2013
Hi Jemima - looking forward to welcoming you back in 2 weeks - it must have been a magical break from Suva! Ali
Drayton Valley, Alberta
Beautiful house with a breathtaking view
Our stay at this villa was amazing! The condo itself is so well equipped and Kamlesh and Manju were so helpful to us. The pool was the thing that made the holiday for us and our kids. We also really enjoyed snorkelling right out front of the resort. All the equipment was there for us to use, and my 6 year old was thrilled with his first snorkelling experience. Ali and Baz were so helpful with the booking and arranging the transfers. The only downside is the trip from the airport. It is 2&1/2 hours at least. But it is a beautiful trip and you get to see so much of the "real" Fiji on your way. The resort next door was nice to have a meal at, but we enjoyed the meals that Manju cooked for us the most! It was such an amazing experience.
San Diego, CA
Ultimate Relaxation and Solitude!
I was looking for a beautiful, peaceful and private getaway to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Bularangi did not disappoint! Met all our expectations, and then some. Pictures do not do the property justice -- stunning! Kamlesh, the caretaker, spends his day tending to the property (the gardens are immaculately maintained) and is discreet. Yet he is at-hand if you need anything, including arranging a visit into town for provisions. Manju prepared most of our evening meals for us, which was very convenient. Kalmesh prepared a Lovo for us -- a must-do!! We took a few meals at Wananavu, the local resort, just a short walk from the villa. The food at Wananavu was fine, but rather unremarkable. Ali, the owner (lives in New Zealand) is a darling!! She worked with me over a two-month period (via email) to make all the preparations, including the hook-up with Casey Quimby and Fiji's Finest Tours (for the other leg of our trip in the Yasawas, and the hook-up with Heli Tours!) and South Pacific Butchering in Nandi to get some fresh beef and chicken up to the villa for our stay! Well done, Ali. And Thank You for sharing your home with us for this special occasion! Read more
Response from Bularangi - 12/04/2012
Andy - so glad it lived up to your expectations and we were able to share our Bularangi Paradise with you!
Tropical paradise retreat
Lovely welcome emails prior to travel and by Kamleish
Excellent pre travel advice, we are very pleased we had the four wheel drive.
Comfortable accomodation with amazing views.
I am a cook and really liked the cooking facilities
Loved the Raki Raki market, tropical fruit and veges
Dawn to Dusk swimming
Snorkeling, spa treatment and cocktails @ Wananavu resort 5 minutes away.
I have recommended a retreat like Bularangi to all my friends and work colleagues
Thank you ali & Bazza
Blissful Fiji Experience
We had a marvelous time at Bularangi. The villa is equipped with everything that you could possibly need for a relaxing, comfortable holiday. The view is divine, a stones throw from the beach and the added bonus of a resort a short walk away. Very helpful staff. Read more
Response from Bularangi - 10/29/2012
Thank you for taking the time to do the review Jessica and so pleased you had a wonderful stay at Bularnagi Villa Fiji!
We have just returned from a 10 night stay at Bularangi and would have to be one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had. On arrival we were happy to find that the villa looked even better than in the photos. The house is spacious and well laid out and we found it suited us, our 2 children and my parents. Ali was great with prebooking our transport and arranging meat for us from the butcher in Nadi. We were pleased we had done this as when we arrived we found the resort next door was closed for a private function for the next 6 days so we were unable to utilise their facilities. There is a good utilities room with plenty of fridge and freezer space so very easy to self cater. The pool was lovely and we used it from sunrise until sunset, the gardens also lovely. The views out to the ocean and islands you could never get sick of looking at. We found while we were there the wind was quite relentless but always could find a spot somewhere at the villa to escape it. We enjoyed snorkelling out on the reef in front of the house and the kids loved frog and lizard hunting at night. Kamlesh was very helpful and even organised a birthday cake for us. We enjoyed visiting a new part of Fiji and the peace and quiet completely recharged our batteries. We all said we've never slept so well! Vinaka :)
Cambridge, NEW ZEALAND
Sit back and relax and feast on the beauty
I surprised my husband with a relaxing 7 days at Bularangi villa and wow how beautifull and relaxing.This villa is so well designed and looked after you just couldnt ask for anything else.The living area is big and with plenty of windows with lots of natural light and that lovely fiji warm air gently flowing through, and the view from every window was to die for.The bedrooms also had shuters and doors with mosquiot screens on them so you could sleep with them open. The pool was fantastic big enough to get some excerise and shallow enough for children at one end.The staff were very nice and helpfull with local knowledge being a great help.The caretaker organised some fresh cocnuts for us the try and Mongu cooked dinner for us it was very nice and also taught us how to make a perfect roti.We used local taxi and they were there in a flash.The resort next door was good for a visit and a change of scenery, but our pool at the villa was better than the resorts.This villa was well worth the trip from Nadi unique location on a point even though you had a 2/30 min trip the transfer is well worth getting, local driver to guide you where to get groceries and meat on your way to villa,all sorted.Awesome
Amazing Villa with a wonderful staff!
After researching many options for our first trip to Fiji, we chose Bularangi because of the wonderful service provided by ali and her staff. We were concerned about the location since it was a 3 hour drive from Nadi airport and in a very remote location. However, Ali was so helpful in providing our transportations/transfers, recommendations for picking up provisions and scheduling our dives with Ra Dive. They were booked full but due to ali's help, we were able to schedule 3 days of diving in the sunshine coast. Kamlesh and Manju our caretakers were so helpful. Kamlesh took us into Raiki Raiki which was onle 15 minutes away and we had a great time in the farmers markets and experiencing a local village. The villa was spectacular and it was great having the master suite apart from the other 2 bedrooms so we could all have some privacy but shared our meals in the main dining area. The accomodations were very nice but the internet was not working so we used the Wananavu resort next door which was only a 5 minutes walk on the beach. I would highly recommend staying at Bularangi! Read more
Response from Bularangi - 07/12/2012
Hi Benjean and Fred
Thank you for that wonderful feedback and I am so pleased you had such a wonderful experience at Bularangi - I hope we can welcome you back in the future. The internet is now fixed you will be pleased to hear!
Best wishes to you and the family!
Ali and Baz
Welcome to Heaven...
Thank you ali and Baz for sharing your little slice of heaven with us. You were a joy to deal with and nothing was too much trouble to organise. We had a wonderful family holiday with my parents and our 3 young children (aged 6, 4 and 2). The house was amazing - it was very spacious and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The pool was fantastic. Our kids were in it from sunrise to sunset! We were able to truly relax knowing that we had our own private space (as compared to a resort) and didn't have to worry if the kids were being rowdy. We had the best of both worlds really - privacy in our own villa but access to organised activities through the nearby resorts should we choose to head out for the day. The day trips organised through Wananavu Resort are definitely worth checking out. We would highly recommend the trip to the waterfall and the day trip to Nananu-i-Ra island. The snorkelling on the island and in front of the villa was superb. Manju and Kamlesh were just wonderful and we couldn't have asked for more from them. We have recommended the villa to all of our friends and we will definitely be back! Thanks so much for a brilliant holiday.
Wonderful Location! Wonderful people - The place to relax in lux
Bularangi Villa is wonderful, well setup and equiped with all you need.The villa is spacious with high ceilings and a wonderful flow through the house and out to the pool which opens up to look straight out to the ocean and islands beyond. We brought food and supplies with us from Nadi to the Villa and the kitchen and 2 x fridges and seperate freezer catered well for our group. Manjula cooked us a wonderful indian meal which lasted us for dinner and lunch the next day. The Wananavu resort is a simple walk next door and we took their snorkelling trip most days to different spots around the island for some wonderful coral/fish to see. Kamlesh and Manju are wonderful. The master bedroom with ensuite is a wonderful place to stay. We had 6 adults and still felt like we had plenty of room. A very beautiful place for some R&R.;
Luxurious place, great weather, awesome time, lots of r & r: Per
Service was excellent. Hosts gave plenty of advise. The home was well laid out and certainly made you feel in holiday mode. Grounds were well tended by local person and very friendly. Location was great to be able to be away from the hustle and bustle. House gave everything that was promised. Shopping in the town before the drive to Bularangi was abit chaotic due to just getting off the plane and then trying to find suitable items to buy. There was a better supermarket not far from the Mercure (which is going 10 minutes the wrong way) but had a much better selection of fruit, veges and meat. However, it has been a great experience and the weather and locals were terrific. Resorts nearby Bularangi Volivoli and Wananavu, were so welcoming for us to use their facilities, it was most memorable.
Loved everything about our holiday
Napier, New Zealand
Fantasic Piece of Paradise
We have recently spent a week at this beautiful Villa with our three children (aged 5, 2 and 1). It has been a fantastic stay, in a wonderfully appointed house with everything at your fingertips. Our stay was topped off with the house help of Kamlesh and Manju, who cooked and cleaned for us and kept the grounds amazing. We have spent time in Resorts in Fiji and would recommend Bularangi over a resort stay every time. We will be back. Read more
Response from Bularangi - 05/28/2012
That is fantastic to hear - so pleased you had a wonderful stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Jacqueline & Andrew
Get away from it all and enjoy the simple things in life
This house is a special place... my favourite thing is lying in bed looking out over the pool and feeling that wonderful ocean breeze rustle through the bed sheets :-) What a great place this house is - we spent hours enjoying the air, the sun, the pool, the breeze, the view... top shelf...
We enjoyed the layout of the home and the facilities. It was also complemented by the use of Wananuvu Resort facilities.
The house keeper Manjula made us a couple of meals that we enjoyed, particularly the vegetable samosas.
We have no negative comments to make about the accommodation as we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have no hesitation in recommending the villa.
Awesome private villa in a stunning location
We were looking for a venue for family from around the world to gather for Christmas. This villa was ideal. We had three couples and two young children, so were at capacity however did not feel crowded in the slightest. Beautifully appointed we had everything we needed (in particular great swimming pool). The resort Wananavu is literally only 5 min walk away and well worth a visit for a spa treatment, cocktail, meal or water sports. Ali was fantastic with pre-arranging meat and wine delivery (highly recommend this). Cannot get real coffee in Fiji so bring your own. Local shopping for fruit and vegies quite different but okay. Definitely require a 4wd to get there (leave about 3 hours travelling time if it is pouring rain). Great help/advice from local caretakers Kamlesh and Mandu. Absolutely loved the breathtaking view and privacy.
Better than any resort.
If you are trying to decide between a resort or a house, choose this house. It costs almost the same as a resort but you get the whole house to yourself. Privacy, comfort and great views. The great thing about this house is that you are a short walking distance to a nearby resort where if you get cabin fever, you go next-door to eat, drink, sign up for tours and dive. The owner answers all emails promptly and delivers on all promises. No hidden fees no surprises. They will even give you good advice on shopping and transport. During your stay you will be pampered by the 2 full-time staff that can answer your every question and even arrange for fishing or snorkel trips. We stayed for 2 weeks and it was awesome. Highly recommended.
Moni & Leila
Edmonton, Alberta CANADA
Honeymoon in heaven!!
Thank you ali and Baz for sharing your gorgeous home with us! It was everything we could imagine and more. The pictures do not do justice. We enjoyed lazying around by the pool, snorkeling, most of all learning to make Indian food with Manju! Her and Kamlesh were such amazing help and definately made our stay that much better. You are very lucky to have them. Overall we wanted our honeymoon to be very relaxing and Bularangi was just the place. We would recommend your villa to everyone from the elderly to people with small children. We hope to come back soon! Read more
Response from Bularangi - 11/11/2011
Bula Mouneer and Leila
That is fantastic - I am thrilled that your honeymoon was such a success at Bularangi and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
I will pass on your comments to Kamlesh and Manju and that is wonderful that they looked after you so well.
deborah from canada
seaforth, ontario, canada
Beauty, peace and quiet ...
Stayed at Bularangi for a reunon with my 2 brothers - perfect accomodation for us. Slightly out of the way but worth the extra effort to get there. A beautiful house, lots of room, well appointed, gorgeous views. Kamlesh and his sister Manjoo made everything extra special.
Nadi, Fiji Islands
The villa is setup at an ideal location with scenic views of the nearing islands - never seen so many different shades of blue in the ocean. It is very well maintained and gave my family a truly a home away from home experience. The kids just loved being in the pool. My family is already looking forward for another visit in the near future.
Bularangi - better than we ever imagined.
Masterton, New Zealand
Bularangi - Better than we ever imagined!
Just one word can be used to sum up Bularangi - fabulous.
Kamlesh and Manju greeted us on arrival then helped us to settle in,then Kamlesh showed us the many features of the property that help to make our stay even more enjoyable.
Kamlesh and Manju were very helpful at all times, whether we wanted some fresh fish, coconut milk, roti or samosa they were always ready to oblige.
The villa has probably the best view of any place we have ever experienced in
Fiji and the design is perfect for the location. The whole property is immaculately maintained, with special mention of the pool area. The kitchen is very well equipped and ideal for self catering which is one thing we really appreciate.
We have spent many weeks and months in Fiji over the last 36 years, staying at many various resorts, apartments and villas where we snorkled, sailed, cruised, tried all kinds of fishing etc.- all the things you do when young and fit. Now we have found what we think is the very best place for us in Fiji- Bularangi is perfect for our needs now.
I could write a lot more but by now I think you have a good idea of how much we liked Bularangi.
A Slice of Heaven
Our family had such a wonderful time in this little slice of heaven! The rooms were beautiful and spacious - each having a gorgeous view. From the moment we arrived we hardly ever saw our children out of the fabulous freshwater pool. We were wonderfully looked after by the Bularangi team and were so relaxed and revived by the end of our stay - we were sad to leave! We highly recommend this beautiful, luxurious vacation rental to all!
Heaven on Earth
Well, how can you describe the perfect accomodation, perfect location, pefect hospitality, perfect owners...
Heaven on Earth!!!
We came to Bularangi to relax, and have a break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. What we got exceeded expectation...
Despite the rocky road to the Villa, and the fact that a wedding function had shut down the nearby resort for most of the week, Bularangi has to be seen to be beleived.
Overlooking the islands to the north, with breathtaking views, a wonderful pool, plenty of room and a real gem.
The staff at both nearby resorts were incredible and meant we could breakup the week with visits / meals / activities.
Kamlesh and Manju were both wonderful, great with our 2 year old boy, great advisors and very freindly. Manju is a wonderful cook, and we recommend using her for a break with the cooking!!
Ali was great in organising transfers and advice before and during the trip, which really was a load off our minds as we didn't need to be concerned about what needed to be organised.
Sunrise and Sunset views both incredible, great range of dvd's, cd's, games to keep us entertained.
We are already talking about bringing our families back to experience Bularangi together!!
We strongly recommend this if you want to come to Fiji and relax, but not get caught up in a touristy location.
All the locals are very friendly, from drivers to the people in town. We went on a half day island trip thanks to a local driver/ boat owner, and were made part of the Fijian family for the week!!
Thanks again to ali, Kamlesh and Manju for making our stay one we will neverforget - we will see you guys again in the near future!!!
Andrew, Anna and Ethan Weiss Read more
Response from Bularangi - 07/22/2011
Bula Andrew, Anna and Ethan
Thank you for your wonderful words about your experience at Bularangi Villa and Baz and I are so pleased that it lived up to your expectations - we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Alison Fitzgerald and John Rains
We had the best holiday we've ever had staying at Bularangi in Fiji. This private luxury villa is beautifully appointed and the location is perfect for that tropical island experience. The villa is gorgeous, the grounds beautiful, the ambience is luxurious and relaxing. The staff are very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. If you want to have a relaxing easy holiday then this is the place. There are a couple of resorts close by and easily got to by foot if you want to socialise, eat out etc, and Bularangi clients have full access to their facilities. We were made to feel very welcome where ever we went, that is when we could drag ourselves away from the beautiful Bularangi Villa. The pool is lovely and the reef right out front is home to many exotic sea creatures. We cooked most of our meals ourselves but we did ask for some catering on two nights and the food is delicious! Manju will also give you a cooking lesson on local cooking if you want as well. For us Bularangi provided a much needed rest and recovery from some very stressful months, but it is not just about lazing around, it really is a wonderful gateway for so many activities like diving, snorkeling, kayaking etc. We would go back in a heartbeat!
Alison Fitzgerald and John Rains
Nancy and Renzo
Our Secret Paradise
I am reluctant to do this review for a number of reasons but the main one is that after staying at Bularangi we have become more than a bit precious about this divine property and want to keep it for ourselves. Yes, the road to Bularangi (I'm sure there is a song in there) is a bumpy one. But I defy anyone to be unmoved when they wake up the next morning (we arrived when it was dark) and experience that magic vista. All 180 degrees of it. Kamlesh and his sister Manju are kindness personified. They treat you like family. More magic. Kamlesh is always smiling and never rattled. Manju is a wonderful cook. More magic. This property is very very private but the resort is really a short walk away, 4 minutes if that and it removes any panic of being totally isolated. It does not feel 'resorty'. It feels like home. My husband and I are not keen on the whole resort experience. In fact we hate it. But if you did want the convenience of a resort and the privacy of a house than Bularangi is just perfect. We snorkelled. We swam in the ocean and the pool. We walked through the nearby field. Kamlesh was kind enough to accompany my husband on a Leyland Bros.style adventurous drive to the other side of the island. Husband loved it. Manju gave me a quick cooking lesson in Fijian cuisine. I am in the gourmet food business so it was fabulous. And ali, the owner was Brilliant. Everything was organised and easy. The house itself is stunning. Open plan with the bedrooms off to each side. My husband reckoned they built the house for me as the kitchen view is the full panorama of the ocean with the islands erupting out of its surface. Do yourself a favour and go. Or don't and that will just mean more time for us when we return. Read more
Response from Bularangi - 05/29/2011
It was a pleasure to be able to introduce to Bularangi and we look forward to welcoming you both back in the future. Best wishes. Ali
Christchurch New Zealand
A magical paradise designed to cater for every need
A really special place for one and all. When not sunning ourselves by the pool we spent our time snorkelling, exploring the area or at the wonderful resort next door. The villa has been wonderfully designed and Baz and ali's attention to detail to ensure all needs are catered for cannot be faulted. We'll done guys you really do have paradise at your fingertips. Read more
Response from Bularangi - 05/01/2011
Thank you Andy - it was a pleasure to have you and your family staying at Bularangi villa in Fiji.
Bularangi is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun
We found Bularangi Villa on the Vrbo website and received prompt, helpful and reliable replies to our email enquiries from Bularangi (Ali Howie). This level of service continued during our stay. The Villa is situated on the coast in a less developed part of Fiji. It enjoys a great view over Bligh waters to offshore islands. It is spacious and well designed so that it's cool and there was ample room for the members of our group to be separate if desired or to come together at other times. The villa has a lovely pool, and a reef with coral and numerous fish extends from the edge of the property - snorkelling gear provided. There are no nearby beaches as such. Bularangi is next door to a resort (Wananavu) so that the resort's facilities are available to guests - including kayaks and tennis courts. You can establish a tab at the resort and go for drinks and meals (which were good) whenever you wish. The resort also offers trips to nearby villages, fishing and scuba diving. Apart from the resort, which is family orientated and low key, there is no local night life (a plus for us) and not too much to visit in the local area.
Bularangi has a full time gardener/pool person and a lady cleans each weekday for 4 hours. She also offers a service whereby she cooks meals - but we generally preferred to self cater. Meat needs to be sourced in Nadi but good seafood is available locally. The gardener/pool man gave good advice about this.
We were seeking a beautiful and classy home to enjoy a relaxing holiday - time to 'chill' and do some gentle exercise and recuperate after a busy year. Bularangi more than exceeded our hopes. Read more
Response from Bularangi - 02/18/2011
Thank you John - so glad you enjoyed the Bularangi experience. Sorry the weather was so appalling for your visit!
Marie and Peter
Ballina , NSW, Australia
A magical holiday experience
Waterfront position facing tropical islands and set in a beautiful rural landscape.
Private, yet with easy access to all resort facilities next door... kayaks, snorkelling trips, island tours.
Beautiful and well maintained gardens and pool.
Five star inhouse facilities in a tropical decor.
Bularangi offered special experiences via the caretaker and his sister.(eg fresh fish, Indian food, local knowledge and help with local shopping and orientation).
A satisfying and different Fijian adventure.
The owners of the property were superb in their management of our pre-holiday needs and were always available to answer our questions.
Communication was exceptional
We would love to make a return visit!
Response from Bularangi - 01/13/2011
Thank you for that wonderful review - it was a pleasure to have your family at our Bularangi Villa and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England
Perfect venue for the perfect honeymoon
This villa is not only fantastically designed and well appointed (all needs thought of, BBQ, utensils, even a lilo for the pool!) but has the most amazingly beautiful views. It is out of the way, you do need a 4x4 to get there, and this all adds to its attraction. The perfect location for a private, quiet, peaceful, relaxing stay - there couldn't have been a better place to start our honeymoon. We can't wait to go back! Read more
Response from Bularangi - 11/11/2010
Hi Chloe and Andy
So glad that it all worked out to be such a great start to your honeymoon. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Its got it all
We are a family with 3 kids aged between 4 months and 6 years. We wanted a holiday where we could do our own thing on our timetable as far as catering and activities go. Bularangi Villa provided this with complete and modern kitchen, large pool, sea and easy access to two resorts nearby. The layout, build quality and maintenance of the villa was superb - this is not your typical pacific island construction. When you visit the neighbouring resorts and mention you are staying at Bularangi Villa, you are enthusiastically welcomed, such is the relationship the owners have. The 2 part time staff add a level of comfort by removing any day to day chores. Booking with ali before we left was a breeze with reliable information and support when booking airport transfers, ordering food and wine and local activities (diving, local taxis, boat trips to adjacent islands, local markets). I was easily able to satisfy my appetite for kite surfing with a range of reasonable sites and an almost gauranteed 18 - 20 knot wind daily.
This was my first trip to Fiji and I loved it! There were moments of relaxation by the lovely pool as well as lots of time spent on the water, snorkeling in front of the villa, diving, island hopping and fishing for the boys. Bularangi is a fantastic spot with a gorgeous view with everything we needed. The villa was immaculate and very comfortable. Being able to cook our own food was great as well as enjoying Manju's samosas, curries and a lesson in roti making! Whether you want a super relaxing holiday just chilling at the villa, or spending your time seeing the sites of Rakiraki and everything water based Fiji has to offer, I would highly recommend Bularangi villa for a brilliant Fijian holiday in the sun. Read more
Response from Bularangi - 10/27/2010
Thank you Kay for taking the time to do the review and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our Bularangi Villa. Kind regards. Ali
The best family holiday yet
We loved our stay at "Bularangi". Lots of sun, food and drinks! Chris caught fish (edible!) from the reef every day and fished from the kayaks at Wanunavu - this was a bonus and he just loved it. Kamlesh and Manju were wonderful and so helpful. The Villa is just beautiful and everything is so tastefuly done and spotless. The family voted "Bularangi" as the best holiday ever.
Wanganella, NSW, Australia
Bularangi Villa - undoubtably heaven on earth!
From the minute we arrived - two hours late and tired we were made feel incredibly welcome and at home at Bularangi Villa. The house, garden and pool were all immaculate and beautifully maintained. We loved the house at first sight- fabulous, spacious layout for parents and 3 active older children. Great pool and gorgeous snorkelling at the back door! We thought of it as the front I have to admit. If we had any questions or concerns Kamlesh answered them happily - always a smile. Manju taught us all how to cook delicious Indian meals. They were both gracious and very unobtrusive about looking after us during our week. When we felt like an excursion the two resorts nearby were fantastically welcoming. We hired a car for only a few days while in Fiji - that wasn't a problem as the local Suncoast Taxi Company took us where we needed to go or we walked. There's as much or as little to do as you like - everything from swimming all day/snorkelling/fishing/lying in a hammock reading/exploring the coastline to toad spotting at night! Bularangi was truly a great place to get away from the cares of the world, breathe deeply and relax completely. We can't wait to go back.
Exceeded our expectations
Bularangi villa is an absolutely beautiful villa with all the bells & whistles you could want to make your holiday one to remember.We have been to Fiji quite a few times & have always stayed near Nadi or the coral coast at resorts & after staying in the villa we will always come back to Bularangi.It is away from most tourist attraction but it also within a couple of hrs of everything,you do need to hire a 4 wheel drive as the road to the villa is a little rough.Kamlesh is absolutely fabulous & nothing was to much trouble,one of us got sick while we were there & kamlesh even went to the doctors with her. We went to the Resort next door every afternoon & everyone there were so friendly.We had a marvelous time & we will all be back
Bularangi is great place that we keep going back to. Perfect for families or a group of friends it has everything you need and could want for a very relaxing holiday. From the lovely pool with fantastic views, the spacious living room and well-equipped kitchen you'll definitely not want to leave.
Bularangi - Heaven on Earth
As a part Fijian born, raised and living in Sydney but whose mother is originally from the area in which Bularangi is located in Rakiraki Ra Fiji, I was just speechless as to what ali and Baz have created.
I regularly frequent Fiji to visit family and holiday with my own husband and children and always stay in the local village of Rakiraki with my family. This time as we were staying in Fiji for some 6 weeks, we decided to not only stay at the regular places and with family but to really take some time out as our own family unit. I discovered Bularangi just through a Google web search and instantly fell in love with I saw. True to it's website, Bularangi did not disapoint. The location and the home are truly magnificent but it absolutley goes without saying that Kamlesh and Manju who work as the grounds keeper, cleaner, chef and general go to people are just wonderful.
As small business owners ourselves, we understand the true value of having wonderful, trustworthy staff and Baz and ali are certainly lucky enough to have that and more in these wonderful, wonderful people; Kamlesh and Manju.
Bularangi is the type of place where you can do as little or as much as you want to from swimming in the glorious pool, to snorkeling right out the front, relaxing with a great book, catching the sunset in the afternoon from the bure down on the water, enjoying one of the best home-cooked meals by Manju or just enjoying the company of the people you are with - it's all up to you. One thing that I do know is that Bularangi is unsurpassed in it's beauty.
Well Done to you both Baz and ali. In my humble opinion, you have truly captured the "real Fiji" here at Bularangi and I for one am sure that I will return and sing the praises of yourselves and Bularangi to anyone who will listen!!
North Shore, Auckland NZ
If our Honeymoon is any indication, we’re in for marriage
My husband and I spent a week at Bularangi for our honeymoon and could not have asked for more.
The views and setting are beautiful and private.
The staff are very friendly, although quiet and discrete, respecting your privacy.
Once we'd done our grocery shopping in Rakiraki and unpacked, we didn't leave and seriously thought about extending our stay.
The next time we go, we might venture out and do some of the activites the local resort has to offer - or not... :-)