“Once in a Lifetime”
Writing a review for Oneta is a daunting challenge because it’s hard to explain such an amazing experience. If you are reading this review, I assume you are planning a vacation and wondering if Oneta is the right place for you? You need to ask yourself one question…do you want a once-in-a-lifetime, personalized experience? If yes, then go ahead and book your stay.
My husband and I stayed here for 8 nights for our honeymoon and were amazed each day. I would say “the staff”, but they are our friends now, were beyond helpful, entertaining, funny, kind, and generous…and our appreciation is BEYOND words. We reeled in more yellow fin tuna than a village could eat, we saw blue starfish which we never knew existed, we were mesmerized while scuba diving by the coral put the videos on the Internet to shame. We had breakfast in our Bure, we had in-room massages, we had lunch on uninhibited islands, we gambled with monopoly money on hermit crab races, we ate delicious food and drank kava/wine/champagne and gazed at the billions of stars in the sky.
Everyone there worked so hard to please us, and yet they were always joking around because they love where they work. They weren’t simply being polite to the guests, they were honestly happy to help, and happy to adopt us into their Fijian world. When we arrived, they all came to the beach to meet us, they played drums when meals were ready, they sang for us a few of the evenings and they also made me cry when they sang us a farewell song right before we left.
We fully relaxed in a way which we forgot was possible; and if it wasn’t for my family, friends, and our pups at home, we would ask if there are open positions! We graciously thank Oneta for giving us this amazing experience; we will never forget it, nor will we ever forget anyone we met. Until next time!