Resort hotel options in Nadi, Fiji Looking for recs, first time visitor to Fiji.

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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Resort hotel options in Nadi, Fiji

Looking for recs, first time visitor to Fiji. So far have Hilton, Sofitel, Westin, Sheraton and Radisson on my list, which I believe are all located at Denarau Island and fairly close to Nadi Airport. Should I be looking anywhere else? Would particularly appreciate advice from people who've stayed at the above properties before.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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I have stayed at all the hotels mentioned and prefer the Fiji resort and spa managed by hilton,a free shuttle takes you between the hotels ,so you can stay at one and dine or shop at another.the Hilton is walking distance to the Marina,where there is shops and a caffe on the waters edge also look at doing a cruise with captain cook tours.go to there Fijian web site and check it out .hope this helps


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Hi Eminere, 

Are you travelling with family/single/couple - can seriously change the landscape there. Most of the big resorts on Denarau are family orientated and meal times are a bit like feeding time at the zoo. Great if you have young children (which I do) as almost all have kids club, kids swimming pools and nanny services. We stayed at Radisson and it was fine for a night either side of our island holiday. Buffet fine, dinner service good. Pretty much what you would expect from any cookie-cutter resort around the world. Apart from the golf course, Denarua doesn't have a huge amount on offer (a walk around the marina will take all of 20 minutes) and if you're travelling solo or as a couple, you'll probably tire quickly of the large family groups, especially if you travel during Aus/NZ school holidays. The beaches on Denarau are quite clean though, but the water is very murky, and you have to go south (try the Westin perhaps) or to an island to get the classic Fijian clear water and bures on the sand.

Try to look further afield. Most islands are within a 4 - 6 hour ferry ride of Denarua, or sea-planes and helicopters offer much faster transfers, but with the accompanying costs (We flew to our island and for 3 pax it was about $700 each way). Again, resorts vary in cost and target-market, and it's best to pick a resort that caters to your needs - plenty of them have great kids facilities, and a number are adults only.


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When I been to Fiji, I have always stayed on the Coral Coast due to the beaches.  These are within an hour of Suva or Nadi.

Warren Davis


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Just returned from a week at the Fiji Resort by Hilton and it is excellent. We went without the kids so used the adults pool - great sunloungers and day beds. Thh family pool is the other side of the restaurant so you should not get too disturbed if you want peace and quiet. The rooms are excellent - try to get one near the pool, we upgraded at reception to a one bedroom... but really did not need to.

The food was very very good - try the scallops, the service was not too much island time. The staff across the resort are extremely polite and happy - we could not fault them at all

The Wifi service around pool was a little slow and the gym is small - they were the only downsides plus the beach is not "WOW" but coming from Australia its hard to beat ours.

I have stayed at the Sheraton before and it was nice, the Westin was looking tired(did not visit this time) and the Radisson might be a little loud but god for kids.

We are going back next Easter and will take the kids - so more than happy to recommend



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