Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The location of this resort is picture perfect. The rooms are right on the beach with stunning views. The rooms were slightly run down and for the price I would expect better. The staff were extremely friendly and accomodating. It seems like a lot of travel groups stay there so was rowdy at night with events ect at night.
Like myself, you have probably read many reviews and are left with mixed messages and views. We stayed for 7 nights (3A 1C). I arrived knowing that it wasn't 5 stars, required maintenance/TLC, but got the impression that what the resort lacked in amenities was made up in the atmosphere and experiencing Fiji culture with a friendly feel. No, this resort does not have a grand, flash entrance, like others on the Coral Coast, No, it doesn't have a huge pool. If that is what you want, then this is not the place for you. This resort is clean, it is comfortable and most importantly the staff are wonderful, friendly and know you by name. You are not a room number, like other resorts. If you are social, like to interact, get involved in activities, have the real Fijian experience in a resort owned by Fijians, then this place is you. We loved our stay here and our children will remember this forever. We loved the sundance and happy hour and we looked forward to breakfast every day. The egg station is fantastic. We met many new friends and think that this place is absolutely fantastic. We would definitely return and thank you for having us.
We first visited this resort 20 years ago and fell in love with Fiji. we have been back many times and decided to return to our original destination with our children. The food and the staff were lovely, but the resort and accommodation are tired. We were on a package deal which was great value, but other guests that were not were complaining about the costs.
Our first impression of the hotel was a little negative. We arrived early at the hotel after travelling 33 hours from Norway to Fiji and we just wanted to sleep. The check-in was at 2 pm, which was ok (though we of course had a hope to get the room a little earlier). We waited till around 2.40 (total waiting was 3 hours + 40 minutes AFTER we were supposed to get the room). I think this was a little poor service from the hotel to let us wait almost 1 hour extra when they knew we allready waited many hours extra. Except from this bad first impression we loved the rooms, the location and the staff in general was suberb! Always smiling and asking how you are. I would especially like to say that one of the women working at Rosie Holidays desk at the hotel had an exceptional service. She could see we were worried one day when we were waiting for a bus to pick us up and she came out of the office to ask us what was wrong. And thanks to her she saved our day as something was wrong with our booking and the pick-up wasnt confirmed. The beach was beautiful and snorkeling was good. Food was also good but I think I would be bored to stay there for a long time as the menu was not that exciting. Breakfast was also good.
We arrived as guests and left as Family..!We just spent last 7 days at this resort, although it's only 3.5-4 star rated, it's truly 6 stars of family friendly, relaxing and a real home away from home. Truly can't thank the team enough especially the activities team with all their daily changing activities and fun for all, the food and beverage team to providing us with first class foods, drinks, service and smiles and kids club team for really looking after our kids as their own. Dan, Siteri, Voli, Silo, Joe, Gary in the dive team and whoever else I forgot to mention this time - You guys rock!!! Vinaka Vakalevu!!!!! If anyone wants to see the REAL Fiji and have a home away from home , THIS IS THE PLACE!!! Owned, run and cared for by locals not multinationals... Money really well spent.. Vinaka Vakalevu, we'll be back soon
If you are looking for a taste of Fiji, this is the perfect resort to stay at! All rooms are situated in bures which allows you to feel right at home and immerses you in the Fijian culture. The location of this resort was one of the highlights when booking on the Coral Coast. It is located 30 minutes away from the local town centre Sigatoka and the resort has wonderful untouched reefs right out the front for a perfect snorkelling experience. There are also surfing breaks right out the front, which many of the other resorts do not offer. Activities going on throughout the day at the resort are fantastic and will definitely keep you occupied. There is something for everyone from pool volleyball ball to cooking classes with the chefs. Within the first 48 hours of your stay you are also entitled to a free foot massage at the spa which is a great, relaxing experience. The staff are the resort are very friendly and hospitable. They will take the time to learn your name and get to know who you are, enhancing your stay. If you stay at other major resorts the same experience will not be there as the Hideaway is a smaller resort. Overall, this is a fantastic, friendly and welcoming resort which I highly recommend for a true Fijian experience which many of the other resorts will not offer the way that Hideaway does.
I struggle with this resort, I love the Bures (rooms) I love the atmosphere, it's a smaller resort so much better guest connection & that counts hugely to feel like apart of the family there, makes you keep going back and I probably will. Nightly entertainment is really enjoyable, the snorkelling is really good all along the beach, amazing coral& nemo!! Lots of colourful fish & sea stars! I love water gym & sun dance it really is a good atmosphere my struggle is attention to detail, the umbrellas are moldy, pool side needs a lot of attention it is Smelly, the plastic grass should b changed, rubbish needs to be collected thoroughly from around the site& daily, small things I know, but when your paying decent money to stay there, there should be standards, my main struggle is the menu, especially the all inclusive menu, not a lot to chose from that's included & also kids have to eat from an earlier buffet, selection not very good & if your not there right on serving it's cold, if they eat from the menu you pay, even if your on all inclusive.
Like others I was a bit worried by the mixed reviews. Our 7 day experience however was fantastic. We specifically selected the Hideaway as it is run and operated by Fijians. From the moment we checked in we were warmly greeted by Sera at reception and looked after by Pita, one of the friendly porters. We stayed in a Frangipani Bure and this suited our family of 4 (2 x adults and 2 boys aged 12 and 10). It was simple with no TV which was not an issue for us. The Bure was spacious and neat and the outdoor shower a nice touch. There is also an indoor shower, and the bathroom had ample room. Yes, it is a bit dated but everything was in working order so we were content. The surrounding gardens are kept tidy. The Hideaway has a great snorkelling beach, easily accessible from the Bure. Yes, you do have to take note of tide times but there are plenty of activities in between you can join. We also took advantage of the Rosie Tour Desk to book some excursions. We found the food to be very good at the Hideaway. The breakfast was always a good spread. The boys enjoyed the complimentary kids meals available between 12pm-1pm as well as 5pm-6pm. We did not have an all-inclusive package but found the pricing fairly reasonable. Special thanks to Tabua and Sinaka for always being so friendly and helpful. The entertainment during dinner is also great. You are always serenaded by two lovely gentlemen followed by some entertainment which changes on a daily basis. This entertainment is complimentary and the Hideaway does a fantastic job and should be commended. Overall if you after a simple holiday with staff that do their best to make you feel welcome and your stay enjoyable the Hideaway is a great option. It definitely does have a different feel. It is relaxed and you are treated like family at the Hideaway. We will be returning for sure. Vinaka Vakalevu!
We recently stayed at Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa. After reading some of the negative reviews posted here on Trip Advisor I was feeling a bit nervous to think that my husband had booked a holiday for us here. HOWEVER, after staying at Hideaway I cannot understand why anyone would have a negative comment or a complaint about this place. Firstly, this resort is located in a beautiful position on the Coral Coast. The welcome we received as arriving guests was warm, friendly and joyful. From the front desk reception to the porters who carried our luggage to our room the service was very friendly, helpful and good. As we arrived at night we were looking forward to looking around the resort the next day. The grounds and gardens are immaculately neat, tidy and well kept. The breakfast buffet had a good variety of choices and guests were certainly very well fed. The meals area was clean and tidy and decorated according to each night's theme. Yes, each night there is free entertainment provided by the resort and also from the local village. Hideaway is proudly run and operated by Fijians. Their smiles are frequent, wide and welcoming. Their service is exceptional and all they want guests to be happy. Every day there's a wide variety of activities to choose from and you are free to do as much or as little as you like. There are plenty of options at the resort for lunch and dinner. There is a spa for pampering, a beautiful lagoon for swimming, snorkelling and other water sports. When we were there the lagoon was full for quite a few hours every day and we had no problem with low tides. In fact reef walking at low tide was another worthwhile activity. Every staff member we met treated us like family. Our stay at Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa was the most relaxing and friendliest holiday we have ever had. I have absolute confidence in recommending this resort as an excellent place to stay! you and your family will love it!! Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa staff love visitors to their island resort and welcome you with all their hearts and with music and smiles every day you are with them. Vinaka Vakalevu Hideaway :)
My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights in July 2017. Overall we enjoyed our stay but there were a few key factors that really let the resort down. I'll start with the positives.. Room - you have to book the deluxe beachfront bures, it's worth the extra $$. Right on the beach front and the room has been beautifully renovated. Super comfy bed and pillows. Location - there is no doubt, Hideaway is located in a beautiful spot, watching the sunsets from the hammock out the front of our room was a highlight for us! Cocktails - they are not cheap, by any means but at least they are nice and strong. I'd highly recommend the frozen margarita.. not traditional but soo tasty! Gardens - super beautiful and well kept gardens, loved walking along the grass to the restaurant. And the negatives.. Pool - very small and not enough sun beds around the pool (particularly when people put their towels down before breakfast, although that's not a problem exclusive to Hideaway). And the weird green covering surrounding the pool area was super gross. I wouldn't walk on it without shoes.. it looked moldy and all I could think of were foot diseases. Main Dining Area- Seriously run down. Dark and dingy and they had this weird habit of playing loud music why people were eating. My partner and I tried to spend as little time as possible in the main part of the resort. Compared to our beautiful room, it was like a separate hotel. Food - worst part of the trip. The best place to eat is in the main restaurant, I would totally avoid the hideaway point cafe. That food made me feel so sick, dont waste your money there. Overall very cheap quality for expensive prices and very small portions. Water Pressure in Shower - non existent. Im not joking. you were lucky to get a drip out of it and it was always cold. Staff - This for me was the most frustrating thing, the staff dont want to be there. I understand the whole 'Fiji Time' concept but waiting 20 minutes for a drink at the bar is a bit much. One lunch time we waited almost 30 minutes before walking out of the restaurant. No menus, no acknowledgement.. nothing. We eventually figured out why, there is no tipping system in the resort so the staff have no incentive to wait on you. There also appears to be no set system of who serves what tables, so you get served by about 3/4 different people at one sitting. A recipe for disaster! As soon as we starting passing over a $10 FJD at dinner time suddenly our service got a whole lot better and dare I say we began to enjoy ourselves more. But overall the wait staff give off a bad vibe, it's not nice to make your guests feel uncomfortable whilst staying in our hotel. We did enjoy our time away, who wouldn't Fiji is beautiful and we will be back, we just wont be staying at hideaway again. Spend the little bit extra for a more accommodating resort.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Kula Eco Park, Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa is within a 15-minute drive of Namatakula Beach. This 115-room, 3.5-star resort has a private beach, a full-service spa, and 5 restaurants. It's on the waterfront and also within a 30-minute drive of Lawaqa Park and Sigatoka Sand Dunes.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy the ocean views at Chiefs Restaurant, one of 5 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
The 115 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect to find WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are also standard.
Guests of Fiji Hideaway Resort and Spa have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for FJD 150.00 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a health club, a spa tub, and an outdoor tennis court.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1440 reviews