My Eco bure felt more like a private treehouse, and I slept in a four-poster bed for the first time in my life. The hardwood floors, walls of timber louvers and high windows melded together to create a cosy hideaway surrounded by rainforest. The bathroom was clean and like the rest of the bure, functional.
I made use of the tea and coffee-making facilities, and the bar fridge, but I ignored the TV and DVD player. I fell in love with my balcony, which overlooked looked the lake. The lake was originally an abandoned government quarry, and now it is the focal point of the complex.
Architecturally the main building echoes the design of a traditional Chiefs Bure, and houses the reception, gift shop, bar and dining area. The menus promote local food, and I can highly recommend the Chicken Balabala from the Raintree Restaurant. The Veranda Bar & Cafe is perfect for breakfast. A two bedroom family bure, and three dormitories are also available on site. A conference room by the main lake, a swimming pool with a covered deck area, are all surrounded by...wait for it...rainforest.
Raintree Lodge is across the road from the Colo I Suva Forest Park, and the Police Post. An $8 taxi ride will take you to Suva, with its Museum of Fiji, shopping precinct and markets, but, that is only if you actually want to leave!