This experience could easily be a 5* one but because we felt rushed throughout the day we only rate it 3*. When you see the advertised name of the trip you see a day cruise to the island and you'd imagine the white sand, the sunbeds, relaxing, swimming, using kayaks, etc. In reality the trip starts at 10 am you arrive to the island at around 11.30 am then rushed for the snorkeling tour (you can go on your own but if you don't know the island and corals around you wouldn't know where are the good spots) which was long enough around 1 hour but unfortunately the snorkeling equipment provided was the worst we've ever used. Okay I know we could've had our own etc, but traveled long distance and multiple destinations so the we had to watch the weight. After snorkeling the lunch was served, during lunch we saw some coconut "demonstration" without an actual coconut :( shame. After lunch the glass bottom boat departed to the fish feeding (took 15-20 mins) and once you are back on the beach in about 30 mins you have to be ready to leave the island. So technically the day trip is more like a 3 hour stay on the island if you don't want to participate in any activities. The boat trip on the way back took absolutely ages, more like 2 hours although the weather was good.
The island itself is beautiful and looks just as on the photos, the water is very warm, shallow and the sand is white and soft.
To mention the food: it was so-so and they ran out of beer on the way back(if you are a beer drinker this might be important).
If I rated only the island it would definitely be a 5*, so beautiful...but the entire experience is no more than 3*.
Such an amazing tour. Me and my partner went on this tour on Wednesday and we found Wesley and his crew definitely made it what it is. He was an amazing snorkel guide and they were all so engaging and friendly. We haven't been on a tour in Fiji that was this nice. It was more upbeat and we learnt a bit of about the culture. Other tours I find to be more like clubs and more westernized but this one we really enjoyed for the crew, their talent and their knowledge about the island And wildlife. The island is beautiful of course and definitely recommend the snorkelling. Such an amazing group of people. 10/10
A very good spot for snorkel. You will see colorful corals and fishes. The staff are very friendly and always put your safety first. And offer snacks and beverage most of the time.... My only complain is the boat is so slow...
Firstly, the crew members were incredible and were a huge part in making our experience as good as it was. They were so welcoming and friendly and created a really good atmosphere for the whole day. They sang songs on the hour long boat trips and served us pineapple cake, banana cake and chocolate cake with drinks of our choice. The open bar was great value and nobody went overboard with the drinking as we all just wanted to have fun. On the boat we were even allowed to drive it with the captain and could jump off and into the ocean once stopped. On the island we did snorkelling in amazing water with beautiful reef and fish, and we accompanied by a guide. My younger sister was not confident in the water so a crew member personally accompanied her throughout the whole snorkelling route so she wouldn't miss out on the experience - this went above and beyond our expectations. We then participated in kayaking and paddle boarding, fed reef sharks (a highlight), and fed fish on an glass bottom boat. There was enough time for every person to participate in all activities. For the people not participating in activities, the crew on the island made their time relaxing and enjoyable too. We met so many new people which was an added bonus. We were so glad we chose this unique trip and would highly recommend. Improvements: When we first booked, we were not advised pickup time and had to make a few last minute enquiries, which was frustrating. After this experience I was convinced the day would be a let down, but I was proven wrong and this was mainly due to the amazing crew.
This was a wonderful day trip, the crew was helpful and informative. The island has everything needed to fill the day. Snorkeling was good, coral in pretty good shape and a good variety of fish. The shade huts and lounges were nice and a large shaded area is used for lunch. The food was excellent.
This was a great day trip. The crew were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. Food was good. They served morning and afternoon tea on the boat during the trip to the island and back. Plenty of activities if you wanted to do them and plenty of time to relax if you didn't. The weather didn't start out too good but big improvement as the day went on.
Would definitely recommend Oolala Tours