Upon arrival, I was a bit surprised to find that there was a resort package fee of FJ$119 that wasn't indicated on the hotels.com website. This fee includes all of your meals, wifi, and access to the equipment at the dive shop. The very kind manager approached me after check in and apologized profusely, letting me know that they had been having troubles with hotels.com in making sure the fee was made known prior to booking. While the hotel did immediately send an email after booking informing me of the fee, the manager assured me that they didn't want to be the kind of place that surprised people with hidden fees and would continue to work with hotels.com on remedying this situation. I sincerely appreciated her candor.
I booked a dorm room in a beach view bure and ended up with the entire bure to myself, which was a great as private rooms were about three times the cost! :) The room was clean and comfortable and the bathroom and showers were only steps away from the bure. The food was more authentic than what you would get at a large chain resort and you won't have the same amount of options as you would at a chain hotel restaurant, but it was all very tasty. The reef near the hotel makes for great snorkeling and the sunrise over Sunrise Beach can't be beat! If I'm ever in Fiji again, I'd definitely stay at Barefoot Manta!