Our review on day trips to Bounty Island

The main beach with good cover for relaxing

Bounty Island is one of the largest islands closest to down town Nadi. If you want to swim out to Bounty Island it is 13.1Km from Port Denarau. The island measures 589 x 381 mt and to walk around is 1.6 km. Its closest rival is Treasure Island at 4.6km to the west followed by Beachcomber at 5.8km to the west and South Sea Island 6.4km to the south, all too far to swim too.

Swimming pool was nice just in front of the bar area
Bush track through the middle of the island

On Bounty Island you can sneak off for a romantic walk around the 1.6km of white coral sand beach, must wear shoes. Or you cut through one of many tracks to the other side of the island in privacy. The perfect tropical island to get some peace and quite.

Quiet side of the island, lovely for a good walk around
Looking at the restaurant

There are a couple of different day trips to Bounty, each on a different boat. You can go out there on the fast boat Excitor which is real quick or do the PJ's sailing adventure day trip which will take twice as long to get there. You can't get the ferry out to the island for the day, you have to book an organised day trip or charter your own boat.

Day Trip with Excitor to Bounty Island - continue reading our review below
PJ's Sailing to Bounty Island - click here to read the review on our day trip

Excitor fast boat to Bounty Island
PJ's Day trip to Bounty Island

After coffee we will try out the snorkelling so two hot fresh muffins should be just the right amount of weight I need to go snorkelling, nah make it three. The snorkelling on Bounty is good; I made my way anticlockwise around the island and about 200mt off the shore. The water was warm and there was no current to bother you, also no boat is required so jump in and out whenever you feel like it.

Before lunch we took a stroll around the resort. Maybe we should not have because all we found was a bit run down, no maintenance program in place and rubbish thrown under some trees. The garden was just a mess of weeds. What we did find interesting was the turtle rearing pond which was full of baby turtles, Bounty Island has a great Turtle rearing program.

Loved the snorkelling, lots to see

Lunch? I must say the lunch was not too bad. Freshly made bread rolls and real butter, and everything was cooked perfectly, not over or under cooked and with good flavour.

All we could do now to fill in the rest of the day was to get back into the water and look for more colourful fish in the warm tropical water till the boat ride home and an end to a disappointing day out.

Buffet lunch was pretty good, loved the fresh baked buns

Pros and cons...

Boat Transfer:  Short ride if you go on the Excitor, much longer on PJ's 
Island: Good size, nice to walk around
Beach:  White sand although a bit rough with coral around the back of the island
Swimming pool: Pretty good
Snorkelling: Enjoyed the snorkelling
Lunch: Buffet style with good variety and lots of it
Activities: Not a lot on offer, just swimming and snorkelling really
Downside: Resort is a bit run down
Value for money: Not that good on Excitor or PJ's
Would we go again: Not on a day trip, we did like the beachfront bures and thought they were good value for an overnight stay

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