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In-room safe, free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, bed sheets
In-room safe, free cots/infant beds, free rollaway beds, bed sheets

Overview of Fatboys Resort

Fatboys Resort

3 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Babanga Beach, Mbambanga Island

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About this area

Mbambanga Island

Located in Mbambanga Island, Fatboys Resort is in the historical district and on the waterfront. Explore all the area has to offer with hiking/biking trails, ecotours and mountain climbing.

About this property

Fatboys Resort

3-star hotel near the beach
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 2 rooms offer balconies, room service and coffee/tea makers. Ceiling fans, safes and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Fatboys Resort offers 2 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Bathrooms include a shower. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) and Rollaway/extra beds (complimentary) are also available. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

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

Gives staff 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.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) from 6 AM to 6 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times, on request
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9 AM: AUD 6.00-23.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference space


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free rollaway beds


  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Mini fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Safe
  • Turndown service
  • Window screens

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Check-in from 9 AM - 4:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 8:30 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
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
Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you

Access methods

Host will greet you


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds!
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 6.00 and AUD 23.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 28 per person (roundtrip)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit

We should mention

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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 7 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 78%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Sensational locaton, being able to dive from your balcony is the best.
Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Resort, fantastic people, wonderful food
Food fantastic - staff very friendly and helpful
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location beautiful views nice weather kayaks were fun
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2019