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Front of property
Honeymoon Bungalow | In-room safe, free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, bed sheets
Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Overwater | View from room
Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Overwater | In-room safe, free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, bed sheets

Overview of Fatboys Resort

Fatboys Resort

3.0 star property
Beach hotel in Mbambanga Island with beach shuttle, restaurant
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

12 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
Babanga Beach, Mbambanga Island
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Gizo (GZO-Nusatupe) - 2.7 miles/4.4 km
  • Munda (MUA) - 29.3 miles/47.1 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Waterfront

About this property

Fatboys Resort

Fatboys Resort offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for AUD 28 per person return. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other features include a terrace and a garden. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 2 rooms


  • Check-in time from 9 AM until 4:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 8:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle from 6 AM to 6 PM*


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Room service

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Pool table
  • Beach access
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Conference space


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Wedding services
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 6.00 to 23.00 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 28 per person (return)
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3.5 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Fatboys Resort Mbambanga Island
Fatboys Mbambanga Island
Fatboys Resort Hotel
Fatboys Resort Mbambanga Island
Fatboys Resort Hotel Mbambanga Island

Frequently asked questions

Does Fatboys Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Fatboys Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Fatboys Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Fatboys Resort?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Fatboys Resort?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Fatboys Resort.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Fatboys Resort?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6 AM to 6 PM on request. The charge is AUD 28 per person return.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Fatboys Resort?
You can check in from 9 AM - 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 8:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Fatboys Resort and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and mountain climbing. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Fatboys Resort?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
Does Fatboys Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Fatboys Resort like?
Fatboys Resort is located on the waterfront. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Outstanding location, beautiful view from our traditional cabin right on the water. Great snorkelling right off the resort. Fabulous seafood & very friendly staff A wonderful experience all round… wished I could have stayed longer than the 3 nights.
lindy, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sensational locaton, being able to dive from your balcony is the best.
6-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely resort for a few nights
We had a great stay at Fatboys. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was great. Our accommodation was spacious with a mosquito net (personal spray and insect spray provided) with a comfy queen bed looking towards the balcony and water, sofa area, bar fridge, jug, 2 jugs of drinking water, hanging rack for clothes as well as an open shelved stand for clothes and a safe. The balcony-2 barstool style chairs and table overlooks the water towards the restaurant and is lovely spot for coffee or an evening drink. The bathroom with slat floor has a stable door - inside was a toilet and hot water shower. The hand basin is outside the bathroom but there is no light or mirror so you are almost in darkness at night There are 2 lights above the bed but no other lighting so it is impossible to sit on the sofa to read, write etc as it gets dark. We stayed 3nights & snorkelled from the restaurant towards the green buoy and surrounds. There was a nice variety of fish and coloured coral and out towards the drop off and green buoy we saw some larger marine life such as humphead wrasse. Conditions & viz varied during our stay & the last morning snorkel presented the best conditions. To improve a guest’s stay would be lighting over the sofa/lounge area; a light and mirror next to the hand basin, repairing the broken “Roman blind” door to the balcony in order to keep the rain out, an undercover clothes line for swimwear, cordless jug, more clothing storage.
Jacqueline, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Resort, fantastic people, wonderful food
Food fantastic - staff very friendly and helpful
Arthur, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location beautiful views nice weather kayaks were fun
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Fatboys, the staff are all friendly and helpful special mention to Manu the manager, Lia & Roderick our boat driver/tour guide/fishing god. Thank you all for making our stay wonderful including all of you whose names we don’t know. The bungalow was clean and well set up the bed was very comfortable the view amazing. The fresh seafood is cooked perfectly, the banana fritters are good for dessert. The snorkeling on the doorstep is some of the best we have seen, overall a wonderful relaxing holiday. Can’t wait to go back.
7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A slice of paradise
The perfect piece of paradise for tropical islands in a remote location with great people. The staff at Fatboys are so kind, welcoming, and will help you with anything you need. The food is fresh and the drinks are cold. We stayed in the over the water bungalow which is their newest and nicest room. Three of the four walls are floor to ceiling windows to see the stunning views. You fall asleep and wake up to the relaxing sounds of the waves crashing on the beach. The room can be fully closed to prevent water intrusion during rain. It has air conditioning, electricity, and hot water. The best part is you just jump off your private dock and have great snorkeling right off the room. Do not expect to have good wifi access. You can connect at the restaurant but it is slow and spotty. It was nice to disconnect.
Melissa, 6-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, and experience to visit this very interesting part of the Solomons. Excursions to other areas available but expensive unless you can share. Meals very good and plenty of variety for the Solomons.
Max, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A tropical paradise!
We are a family of 2 adults and our 7 year old son and 8 year old daughter and we all loved Fat Boys Resort. It is an idyllic holiday destination. We spent our days snorkelling in the 29 degree water, boating to deserted islands, fishing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, swimming and lots of lazing around. We enjoyed walking to the local village and meeting quite a few locals as well as seeing their kindy and primary school. If you go to Fatboys take along some stuff for the school - coloured paper, texters, children's books - anything is gratefully received. It was great for our kids to see another way of living. You can also take a quick boat to Gizo to go to the local markets if you want to stock up on a few food items as the rooms have a fridge. There are lots of day trips you can take with one of the staff and the boat. We did the trip to Skull Island which was a highlight. Also there is great snorkelling of WW2 wrecks including a fighter plane thats easy to see from the waters surface. And a old fishing vessel. Kids loved seeing these. Our kids loved it and enjoyed lots of activity but also just mooching around playing on the pool table, collecting shells etc. We loved the fact that the wifi is patchy so kids are not on screens. Staff are delightful. Everyone is very warm and gentle We would love to go back!
Ginni, 8-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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