Fiji The Crow’s Nest Resort

Updated: June 27, 2018

The Crow’s Nest Resort – Unpretentious, spacious, lovely setting and not too isolated.

In this unassuming but very comfortable mid-level resort, the Premium Villas up a steep hill are separated but packed tightly together. Yet, inside they’re roomy and well-appointed, with a window-side sofa, high ceilings and modern Fijian art. The balcony is sizeable and the sea views are decent, although distant. The semi-detached and split-level Executive Villas are not as grand as the name suggests, but perfect for groups or families, with bedding for 4 and a kitchenette. Guests can admire the sea views from the pool up the hill or from lounge chairs under thatched umbrellas metres from the ocean. The area has an adorable out-of-the-way feel, but there are a few decent restaurants within a short stroll, and it’s connected by regular bus to the tidy regional town of Sigatoka.

The Crow’s Nest Resort – The Basics

  • Location: Along the southern coast of the main island, Viti Levu, in what’s called the Sunset Strip along the Coral Coast. About 75km from Nadi and the airport, and 6km from Sigatoka, a pleasant regional centre.
  • Guests: Caters for everyone, but probably more suitable for younger groups. Also, great for families.
  • Beach: The entrance is 30m from a public beach, which is a little dirty, but waters are calm for snorkelling and kayaking. Ideal for long walks, too. A far better (public) beach with white sand is at the Outrigger Resort, 600m to the east via the beach.
  • Views: Villas up the hill have distant sea views. Those at ground level face the lawn but most views of the ocean are blocked by trees and fences.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Free at the lobby, but not available in the rooms, even for a cost.
  • Parking: There are several spots near the lobby and a few more a little up the hill, but probably not enough. Otherwise, park along the street outside. All parking is free.
  • Phone: (679) 650 0230
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.crowsnestresortfiji.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.

The Crow’s Nest Resort – Amenities

  • Pool: The pool is a good size, near the restaurant, but with very little shade. Great sea views.
  • Spa: Offers massages and manicures, including for children.
  • Fitness Center: Not expected or provided in a resort of this standard.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

The Crow’s Nest Resort – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: The Quarter Deck Restaurant is alongside the pool, with good-value meals, including traditional Fijian food, curries, lobster, and duck. Happy hours, weekly buffets, and a kid’s menu.
  • Breakfast: Included in the rates and served at the poolside restaurant.
  • Room Service: Available during restaurant hours, i.e. about 7am to 9pm.

The Crow’s Nest Resort – Rooms

  • Room Types: Executive Villas • Deluxe Villas • Premium Villas
  • Smoking Rooms: Not permitted in the rooms or public area, but OK elsewhere.
  • Best Room: The Premium Villas are very comfortable and spacious, with uninterrupted sea views from the balcony, but access is via a steep path. (A buggy can be arranged at the lobby.)

The Crow’s Nest Resort – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Among several classy and pricey restaurants in the Outrigger Resort, about 600m east and 8-minute walk via the beach, are:
  • Vale Ni Kana – dinner buffets with a different daily theme, e.g. Fijian, Mexican and Italian. Also buffet breakfast for the public.
  • Sundowner Bar & Grill – beachside with wonderful views. Meals with imported meat and local seafood. Also, a wood-fired pizza.
  • Ivi Restaurant – award-winning. For dinner only. More for couples than families. Bookings essential and a dress code applies.
  • Ocean Terrace Restaurant – at the Bedarra Inn, 300m down the road. Delicious and reasonably-priced seafood, curries, pastas and pizzas. Romantic at night, with occasional live music. 6-minute walk.
  • Sitar – at the roundabout about 300m up the road. Classy Indian and Thai. Popular beer garden in front. 5-minute walk.
  • Flying Fin Restaurant n’ Bar Fiji – virtually opposite the Sitar. Drinks, burgers and seafood on a deck within a family home. 3-minute walk.
  • Market or Grocery: Plenty of facilities, including a produce market, at the tidy regional centre of Sigatoka, 10-15 minutes by local bus or taxi.

Local Transport

  • A 5-minute walk to the bus stop along the main road for services every hour or so to Suva and Nadi. More regular buses pass the hotel entrance on the way to the regional town of Sigatoka. Or ask the reception to order a taxi with a meter.

The Crow’s Nest Resort – The Hotel

Crow's Nest is located on Sunset Strip.

The resort is along the Sunset Strip, a grand name for a very modest collection of hotels and cafés along the south coast of the main island.

Most villas face the lawns.

Most villas are at the ground level facing the lawns, while a few more are further up the hill for better views.

Swimming pool with fantastic views.

The pool half way up the hill has no shade but fantastic views.

Quarter Deck Restaurant serve multiple cuisines.

The Quarter Deck Restaurant is alongside the pool, halfway up the hill. Breakfast is served here for guests, and Italian, Indian and Fijian food for lunch and dinner to the public.

Grassy lounging area with ocean view.

A patch of grass over the road and facing the ocean has lounge chairs for guests.

Patchy beach in front of hotel.

The quality of the beach along Sunset Strip is patchy, but nice enough in front of the hotel.

Narrow and unclean Sunset Strip beach.

The beach at the Sunset Strip is narrow and not always clean, but ideal for kayaking and walking.

Premium Villas are located higher up.

The Premium Villas are perched up the hill and accessible up a steep path. (Buggies are available.)

Sea views from Premium Villa balconies.

Balconies at the Premium Villas provide distant sea views.

Bland decor of Premium Villas.

The décor in the Premium Villas is fairly bland, but brightened by some modern Fijian art.

Breezy and comfortable Premium Villas.

These villas are very comfortable, with louvers catching the breezes.

Executive Villa views are blocked by trees.

At ground level, some of the views from the split-level Executive Villas are blocked by trees.

Executive Villas with a homely feel.

The Executive Villas are more like a home than a hotel.

Family-friendly Executive Villas with 2 levels.

With twin singles on a separate level, these villas are ideal for families.

Executive Villas with small kitchenettes.

A kitchenette makes the Executive Villas a great option for families who like to self-cater.

Classy Ocean Terrace restaurant at the Bedarra Inn.

The Ocean Terrace Restaurant in the Bedarra Inn, about 300m down the road, is classy.

Sitar Restaurant is located close by.

At the roundabout, 300m up the road, Sitar is great for Indian and Thai food.

Restaurants and bars at the Outrigger Resort.

About 600m away, via the beach, the 5-star Outrigger Resort has several restaurants and bars.

Dinner buffets at Vale Ni Kana restaurant.

At the Outrigger Resort, the Vale Ni Kana restaurant offers dinner buffets with a different daily theme, and buffet breakfast to the public.

Sigatoka town is just 6km from the hotel.

An easy 6km by taxi or bus is Sigatoka, a quiet, clean and friendly town.

Sigatoka town is located along Sigatoka river.

Sigatoka is nicely located along the namesake river.

Daily produce market in Sigatoka.

Just opposite the bus station in Sigatoka is the daily produce market.

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