Club Fiji Resort

Updated: June 24, 2018

Club Fiji Resort – Tropical, cosy and modern, but isolated.

The setting is typically tropical: rustic wooden bures (bungalows) dotted among swaying palms lining manicured lawns sprinkled with thatched umbrellas and hammocks. All that’s missing is a decent beach: the sand is greyish, and the water shallow, but staff try to rake up the endless debris. The bungalows are semi-detached and would be noisy if sharing a building with a stranger, but with connecting doors and space for two extra single beds, they are great for a family. Comfortable and unfussy, with plenty of louvers catching the breezes, the bathroom is, however, severely undersized. The gardens are extensive, the pool sparkles and the overall setting is so serene, but it is fairly isolated: only accessible by taxi, or a long walk, to the facilities at Wailoaloa Beach.

Club Fiji Resort – The Basics

  • Location: On the main island of Viti Levu. At the end of an access road, about 5km from Nadi and 9km from the airport. Via the beach, it’s about 25 minutes on foot to the main strip of cafés and bars at Wailoaloa Beach.
  • Guests: Probably geared more to young people on a budget holiday, although good for families, too.
  • Beach: The beach is poor, but better than at the main Wailoaloa beach area. When the tide is out, it leaves sandbars and debris along the shore. Great for walking, but poor for swimming or sunbathing.
  • Views: Bungalows at the front face the garden and sea. Others face the back of these bungalows.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Not provided free, but the charge is minimal and better value than most places elsewhere.
  • Parking: Plenty of free parking.
  • Nice Perks: Daily shuttle bus offers complimentary rides to downtown Nadi, via the shops on Queens Road. Free pick-up from international flights.
  • Phone: (679) 6702 189
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: http://clubfiji-resort.com/
  • How To Book: Booking.com will have the best rates. Use the website specific to your language, currency, and home-country for easiest use: UKUSAFrançaisDeutschNederlands.

Club Fiji Resort – Amenities

  • Pool: A decent size, alongside the bar. Great garden setting.
  • Spa & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided at a resort of this standard.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided.
  • Activities: Snooker, beach volleyball, wind-surfing, snorkeling and fishing are just some of the activities offered, mostly at an extra charge.

Club Fiji Resort – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: The Cosmopolitan Dui Dui Restaurant has a unique name and a truly impressive menu, including ‘Fijian-style’ curries and traditional lovo (a slow-cooked underground barbeque). Teppanyaki grills, a lengthy dessert menu, children’s meals, excellent vegetarian options and live music add immensely to the appeal.
  • Lounge/Bar: Convivial bar, with an extended wooden counter. Drink specials, tables on the lawn, views of the bay, and a snooker table.
  • Breakfast: Includes a better than average breakfast.
  • Room Service: Not expected or provided at this standard of resort.

Club Fiji Resort – Rooms

  • Room Types: Beachfront Bures (bungalows) • Ocean View Bures • Ocean View Family Bures • Garden Court Bures • Garden Bures
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not permitted in any buildings, but OK elsewhere.
  • Best Room: All bungalows are pretty much the same inside, but the Beachfront Bures – which sleep a family of four – directly face the sea. And ask for one distant from the lobby/bar/pool area.

Club Fiji Resort – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    There is a basic café and bar at the Oasis Palms resort, about 200m away. The only other option within walking distance is JB’s on the Beach Bar & Restaurant. In the gardens of the hotel, it’s breezy and modern, and popular for pizzas and seafood. Otherwise, walk 25 minutes via the beach during the day (and take a taxi at night) to downtown Wailoaloa and try:

  • Grace Kitchen – in the shopping centre opposite the Awesome Grill. It’s Korean, so there’s oodles of noodles, as well as rice and dumplings. 5-minute drive.
  • Awesome Grill – friendly place with alfresco setting (and indoor seats) for burgers, pastas and salads. Bring your own booze. At the crossroads into Wailoaloa. 10-minute drive.
  • Travellers Beach Café – perennially popular for backpackers searching for great value and a great vibe. 12-minute drive.
  • Market or Grocery: Walk 25 minutes via the beach to the mini-market at the crossroads into Wailloaloa, or get a taxi to the shops on Queens Road or in downtown Nadi.

Local Transport

    No public transport anywhere nearby, so guests are reliant on taxis. Ask the reception to order a taxi with a meter rather than the unmetered ones that linger about. Wailoaloa Beach is connected by bus/minibus to Nadi.

Club Fiji Resort – The Hotel

Club Fiji is located in an isolated part of Wailoaloa.

The resort is in an isolated part of southwestern Wailoaloa beach, with a rough access road that may be difficult to access by taxi if very wet.

Lovely traditional-style bungalows at Club Fiji.

The resort offers a range of lovely traditional-style bungalows among immaculate lawns and sloping palms.

Inviting pool beside the bar at Club Fiji.

Alongside the bar, but not that close to the beach, the pool is shady and inviting.

Traditional wooden bar with congenial vibe.

With an extended wooden counter, the bar is congenial, with happy hours and cocktail specials.

Expansive menu and music at on-site restaurant.

The hotel restaurant offers an exceptional range of meals, including food for vegetarians and children, as well as themed nights, sometimes with live music.

Rustic and shady beach in front of Club Fiji

The beach is long and shady, with plenty of lounge chairs and thatched umbrellas.

Patchy but nice beach in front of Club Fiji.

Although nicer than the more popular Wailoaloa Beach 25 minutes away on foot, the beach in front of the hotel is patchy in parts.

Undeveloped beach is good for long walks.

Although the sea may not be that inviting, especially at low tide, the beach is undeveloped and ideal for long walks.

Hammocks tied to palm trees in the garden.

Adding to the overall tropical vibe are the hammocks tied to palm trees.

Pleasant gardens and views at Club Fiji

There is plenty of seating on which to enjoy the gardens, views, breezes and sunsets.

Picturesque palms and sandy areas.

The sandy areas immediately in front of the hotel are very clean, with postcard-perfect palms.

Family-friendly traditional-style bungalows.

The traditional-style bures (bungalows) are spacious, and most can easily accommodate a family of four.

Rooms have plenty of light and breeze.

Plenty of windows with louvers allow as much light and breezes as possible.

Traditional-style windows and louvers in bungalows.

The traditional design inside, with walls of windows and louvers, add to the appeal.

Sea views from Ocean View bungalows.

Each bungalow has a balcony, but the best ones offer views of the sea across the lawns.

Popular on-site restaurant with great views.

JB’s on the Beach Bar & Restaurant is within the hotel grounds, and popular for the views from the second floor.

Popular Travellers Beach Cafe in Wailoaloa.

The Travellers Beach Café is a very popular eatery in Wailoaloa, about 25 minutes on foot from the hotel via the beach. Good value and a great vibe.

Grace Kitchen Korean restaurant at shopping centre

Walk 25 minutes along the beach and then head to the main road, where the small shopping centre at the crossroads into Wailoaloa has a mini-market, bottle shop and the Grace Kitchen Korean restaurant.

Awesome Grill restaurant at Wailoaloa beach.

Surprisingly large and immediately welcoming is the Awesome Grill restaurant at the crossroads into Wailoaloa beach.

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