Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort4.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This was our first family holiday with our 8 month old son, we were also joined by our friends who took their 2 kids (8 and 7 yr old) on their first OS trip. Firstly booking the resort was super easy, we used Luxury Escapes which we use for most of our holidays. It’s always the best because you get lots of bonus extras and it’s easy to book online. The resort is sprawling and is nice to wander around during the day and awesome at night to go frog spotting. The permanent staff were amazing, they were all really friendly and loved getting to know us, they especially loved Lucas with his blonde hair and blue eyes. The rooms were neat and tidy and clean, enough space for our family of 3. The food was substantial and mostly good. There were a few nights of the buffet that were a bit of a miss but there are 3 other restaurants to choose from on site. We ate at the 2 other A la carte restaurants, sundowner and the pool restaurant (can’t remember the name). This one serves really yummy Asian style food. Also we had a lobster for about $45 AUD which was cheap compared to what we would pay for it at home. Buffet breakfast was good everyday, they also had nannies at breakfast to look after the kids if they got bored sitting at the table. This was a free service. The activities on site were great, kayaking, snorkeling, beach volleyball, pool games and competitions. Always something going on. For those who like to use the gym while on holidays, it was small but had all the necessary equipment. 3 treadmills, 1 rower, 2 bikes and 1 cross trainer. The weights area was fine for normal strength workout. 3 days a week there is a bootcamp held out on the tennis court. Basically I would highly recommend this resort for families. There was an adults only pool but I preferred the other pool anyway. Our friends kids used kids club everyday for at least one of the sessions. They did all sorts of activities. Fishing, snorkeling, volleyball, tie die tees etc! They had a ball. We put our son in with the nannies for one night. They were lovely. The resort isn’t brand new but it is well kept, the gardeners were working everyday, the maintenance was kept up to date. All food is made on site even the bread! We really enjoyed ourselves!
We were fortunate enough to stay at the outrigger for a friends wedding. From the minute you arrive you are met by the warmest and friendliest staff I have ever encountered. The rooms were clean and have a real island feel. My son loved the kids club, the staff knew him by name after his first visit. They take the time to show each child the Fijian ways, a real educating experience for him.The daily pool entertainment was an added bonus. His favourites were the daily swim races for adults and kids and all day pool volleyball. The energy of the poolside instructor was enjoyable to watch. Just make sure your on his side for volleyball as he loves to win!!!! Overall the best holiday for adults and kids we have had. Thank you outrigger!!!
Unfortunately the resort does not deserve its 5 star rating. While facilities and overall layout are great, rooms could do with an update-particularly the bathroom. Make sure you bring a copy of your reservation confirmation otherwise check-in will be a tedious long-winded affair. I had my confirmation information but it still took over 30 minutes to check-in. Had a great time with family and friends but extremely disappointed about the quality and variety of the food. It didn't reflect the prices charged. Should have made more use of restaurants outside the resort.
I stayed here for a wedding I was attending with my boyfriend in October. The resort itself is beautiful with amazing views of the Coral Coast. The staff were incredibly welcoming and friendly from start to finish which makes such a difference to wherever you are staying. The food was gorgeous and really enjoyed the buffet breakfast - however I do think the food and drink prices in general are quite expensive. The room was beautiful and clean - my only negatives are that the lighting is very minimal and the rooms are very dark even in the daytime with the curtains wide open! It made it difficult when getting ready for the evenings in the bathroom with such dim lighting! Also considering the price paid for the room I think it is bad to not have free wifi - you only get free wifi for half an hour a day and then the cost for extra is very expensive! There is an adults only pool although we didn't ever try it there - at the main pool there is a lot of kids - so if you want a more adults only holiday I wouldn't recommend it but it is a really lovely place for families as there seemed to be a lot to do there for children and families. We spent our time on the beach at the resort which was empty most of the time for some reason! All in all, despite only a couple of minor negatives it was a really lovely stay and the staff are a real credit to this place!
From start to finish this place is all you could hope for. Beautiful place, beautiful people. We had our wedding there and from start to finish, I couldn't fault this company, not just the wedding but the whole stay! Lots to do, water sports, swimming, volleyball, basketball, golf driving range, tennis, gym, relax areas etc ❤❤❤
From the moment you arrive at the gate you get the biggest Bula in fiji. The staff are what make the resort so good. It’s very personalised with most remembering your name. A special mention to Jerry the butler, you have gone above and beyond like always. We will be back soon to see you again Jerry! We have stayed at many resorts in Fiji and keep coming back to the outrigger. If you want an enjoyable personalised fiji experience The Outrigger is for you.
Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Upon check in, we were given a run down on all restaurants, bars, pools, etc. We stayed in a bure which was lovely & clean, also had a butler service each night for an hour with free drinks - amazing! Lots of areas to relax, swim and eat. Unfortunately we only stayed one night so didn't get to participate in many activities, but what we saw looked good. The Outrigger also has a few retail shops and local handicrafts which is handy. Looks like a great resort for families, young adults, as well as couples or older travelers.
If you are looking for somewhere to escape to, where every care is taken away and everything is on offer then the Outrigger Fiji Beach resort at Sigatoka on the Coral Coast should be short listed. The benefits include pool facilities for families and separately for adults; multiple dining options with three separate venues; local merchandise made on-site and available for purchase; excellent room service including complimentary drinks each evening served to your room; sunsets to die for and swimming/ snorkelling in a tropical sanctuary. The activities are endless and the staff are the friendliest and engaging resort staff I’ve ever encountered. So what’s not to like? The resort is promoted as cashless (which may we’ll be a plus) however the prices do seem inflated for what you get ... e.g. FJ$45 pp (AU$57 for two people) breakfasts are a bit over the top, so you do start to look for alternatives; can be a bit claustrophobic given the location is 70k away from Nadi and about double that from Suva. The rooms and views for this resort deserve your consideration especially if you have kids!
The energetic and sincerely warm staff coupled with beautiful and extensive tropical grounds made for a great intro for us on what to expect during our vacation in Fiji. The bell and front desk service is outstanding and welcoming. The view from the lobby balcony and our room was spectacular Walking through the gardens is pure pleasure. . I live much of the year in Hawaii and we don't have any intensely South Pacific ambience like this. The lobby itself however is surprisingly Spartan and can use a makeover to match the level of details in the rest of the resort. The cheerful staff will take you around from the lobby in a golf buggy to different locations around the massive resort upon asking...we made frequent use of this service. They will even take you by buggy to the Kula Eco Park next door which is worth visiting to get an intro about the island ecosystem. One of the reasons we chose the Outrigger is that we didn't just want honeymooners but a mix of different type of families and kids. And there ARE a lot of kids here which we enjoyed. We did not make use of the "adults only" bar and spa at the top of the hill. The restaurants are well-designed with a lot of attention to Fijian detail and you definitely feel like you are in an exotic South Pacific locale. We opted to eat in a different restaurant each night. We felt the flavors were a bit bland for American tastes, but quality was very high considering it is a large resort. Having lunch by the pool restaurant with its live island music was wonderful, as was the Sundowner for dinner, and the Vale Ni Kana buffet hotel restaurant. Service is welcoming and top-notch. The prices were surprisingly high, even by Hawaii standards where we also have to import most of our food. Some evenings when we had toured all day and did not want a full dinner experience it would have been nice to have had a casual option where we didn't feel guilty being a bit dirty and be able to just have a big sandwich and fries, but this option does not exist. The lobby deli closes down before dinner. The fine dining Ivi Restaurant served the food with a lot of flourish but we felt our server was laughably over-stiff, formal and rather haughty...NOT what you come to Fiji for. We felt the food there was only "average" and although presentation was top notch, was not worth it. We opted for a full Ocean View room with butler service but (except for the gratis hor d'ourves in the PM) we did not make use of the service. Our rooms felt "Fijiian" but was not overdone. A/C worked well although the housekeeper kept changing the setting from "Auto" to "Low" so it was freezing when we came back in the PM. The bathroom floor and wall tiles are beginning to age and the grout looked grimy but everything functioned well. We appreciated the tv cable service and access to the BBC, but missed CNN access. There is 30 minutes of free wifi a day which was sufficient to pick up e-mail and send some photos. The "hammock" style chairs on the balcony were comfortable, but difficult to get out of without a struggle since I have lower back issues. I sleep with a CPAP and there is no outlet I could find near the bed (luckily I brought a battery pack). After visiting Taveuni Island, when we came back to Viti Levu we opted to overnight on Denarau Island at the Sheraton since it was near the airport which was a disappointing, commercial experience. We felt it would have been worthwhile coming back to the Outrigger with its more exotic "South Pacific" ambience and lack of hyper staff and crowds.
We’ve just returned from our first family holiday - 6 nights at the Outrigger - and I’m so happy we chose to stay there. The resort itself is beautifully maintained, with stunning photo opportunities at every turn. We stayed in a resort view room and were relieved that it was large enough to accommodate 2 adults, one 4 year old on the sofa bed and a baby in a baby cot. Along with all the stuff that comes with traveling with kids. We had to carry our pram down a few stairs every time we took it out which was a annoyance but worth it to have a lovely view from the balcony. (No steps would have meant a ground floor room). The bathroom was also quite large but could have benefited from a freshen up- the bath and toilet area were a bit dated and needed a regrout but the basin area was lovely. As others have noted, the staff here really are the resorts best asset and they made our trip truly memorable. Everyone is smiling and attentive and treated our children with genuine care and joy. A few particularly stood out- Ethlene and Bulou in Vale ni Kana, Roman on the fruit station, Antonio on the egg station, Asia at Sundowners, Kelera on the garden tour and Marita at the Meimei room. We spent most of our time relaxing and playing in the main pool, but managed to take in an activity or two each day- including kayaking, standup paddle boarding, snorkeling, fire walking show, basket weaving demo and the cava ceremony. Our little girl went along to two kids club sessions and was babysat by meimeis twice - she always had fun and we felt she was in good hands. We had a lovely Fijian massage at the Bebe spa which had a spectacular view and a very serene atmosphere. A common gripe amongst the reviews I’ve read seems to be on the cost of food- and I really feel people are clutching at straws to find a negative here. Where else can you find a lobster pizza with a million dollar beachfront sunset view for AUD $25? The drink and buffet prices were comparable to Australian prices, but we found that we were so full from the buffet breakfast we skipped lunch most days. Sundowner seemed better value and service then Baravi. We went down the beach for dinner one night and although the food was very good it was barely any cheaper than the resort. I would definitely recommend Outrigger Fiji to any families looking for a relaxing family holiday with plenty to occupy the kids. Don’t be put off by the transfer time from the airport- it’s well worth the journey. I know we’ve created happy memories that will last forever.
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- 2 outdoor pools
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort places you next to Kula Wild Adventure Park and within a 10-minute drive of Lawaqa Park. This 252-room, 4.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 8 restaurants. On the waterfront, the resort is also within a 15-minute drive of Kula Eco Park and Sigatoka Sand Dunes.
This resort is home to 8 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
All of Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort's 252 air-conditioned rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, refrigerators, and minibars. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in pillow menus. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.
Guests of Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for FJD 155 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a 24-hour fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.
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87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 3148 reviews