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: UK • USA • Français • Deutsch • Nederlands.
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.
- 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
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