Fiji Grand West’s Villas

Updated: July 2, 2018

Grand West’s Villas – First-rate Fiji-style resort for families, but a bit noisy and isolated.

On a substantial block along the road into Wailoaloa Beach, all accommodation is in attractive olive- and mustard-coloured 2-level blocks facing the gardens. More like apartments than villas, each contains 2 bedrooms, a simple lounge/dining area, corner kitchen, and an extra bathroom. Adding to the appeal are the sizeable balcony/veranda, subtle Fijian-style décor and back windows providing more light. There’s a small playground and inviting pool with a shady tropical feel and modest water slide, but the tennis court needs some serious attention. Also, the resort backs onto the runway so the ground shakes when an occasional jet arrives. It’s about 7 minutes on foot to the beach and a little further to the main drag of eateries at Wailoaloa.

Grand West’s Villas – The Basics

  • Location: Along Newtown Road, the road into Wailoaloa Beach, on the main island of Viti Levu. Less than a 10-minute walk to the facilities at Wailoaloa. About 7km from the airport and 5km to downtown Nadi.
  • Guests: Caters for anyone, but focuses on families, with perhaps more of an emphasis on Fijian guests than foreign.
  • Beach: Wailoaloa Beach is within a 10-minute walk, but the sand is grey, with plenty of debris lying about. But it’s a great area for walks, sunsets and views.
  • Views: All accommodation overlooks internal gardens, and the back windows face additional gardens or undeveloped land.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Available free to all guests throughout the hotel.
  • Parking: Huge block with plenty of parking, often outside the rooms.
  • Phone: (679) 672 4833
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.hexagonfiji.com/grand_wests.htm
  • 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.

Grand West’s Villas – Amenities

  • Pool: The pool is a very good size, away from most rooms, and shady. Also, has a waterslide.
  • Spa & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided at a family-focussed resort of this standard.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided.

Grand West’s Villas – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: A modest restaurant serves breakfast and light lunches.
  • Breakfast: Not included because all rooms have a kitchen, but breakfast is available at a cost in the café.
  • Room Service: Not expected or provided in this sort of resort.

Grand West’s Villas – Rooms

  • Room Types: All accommodation is twin-level apartments with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms.
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking is allowed in any room, but permitted anywhere else (except the restaurant).
  • Best Room: All accommodation is the same. The ones at the back, away from the road, are quietest.

Grand West’s Villas – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Awesome Grill – welcoming place at the crossroads into Wailoaloa strip, 300m away. Alfresco setting for burgers, pastas and salads. Bring your own booze. 4-minute walk.
  • Ghostship Bar & Grill – surprisingly classy décor and modern cuisine. At Smugglers Cove Resort along Wailoaloa Beach, 700m away. 8-minute walk.
  • Grace Kitchen – in the shopping centre opposite the Awesome Grill. It’s Korean, so it’s mostly noodles, rice and dumplings. 4-minute drive.
  • Otherwise, get a taxi or bus, or walk 20 minutes, to the traffic lights at the corner on Queens Road for Sitar (tasty Indian and Thai); Hai Ying Restaurant (Chinese banquets and takeaway); and Burger King (no description needed).
  • Market or Grocery: A well-stocked mini-market is at the tiny shopping centre at the junction into Wailoaloa Beach, opposite the Awesome Grill.

Local Transport

    Public buses and minibuses pass the hotel on the way to Wailoaloa beach and downtown Nadi every 15-30 minutes, via the shops and cafés on Queens Road.

Grand West’s Villas – The Hotel

Grand West's Villas is located close to Wailoaloa Beach.

The resort is easy to find along the road that leads to Wailoaloa Beach, less than 10 minutes away on foot.

The resort has spacious grounds.

The grounds are a lot more spacious than most resorts in the region, especially those along Wailoaloa Beach.

The swimming pool is big and shaded.

For a resort with a small number of villas/apartments, the pool is substantial, and reasonably shady.

Famiy-friendly resort even has a small playground.

The resort caters well for families, with a modest playground in a grassy area with plenty of shade.

2-bedroom accommodations overlook the gardens.

All accommodation consists of two-bedroom villas (more like apartments) facing the gardens.

Room blocks are attractive with ample parking.

The blocks are attractive, and most guests can park their cars outside.

Resort has colourful and spacious rooms.

The bedrooms are colourful and spacious.

Windows in bedrooms provide plenty of air and light.

Both bedrooms are airy and light, with windows at the back facing more gardens or undeveloped land.

All apartments have fully-equipped kitchens.

Each apartment contains a fully-equipped kitchen.

Simple lounge area features Fijian decor.

The lounge area is simple and functional, with some touches of Fiji in the décor.

Onsite cafe serves light meals and breakfast.

The modest café serves breakfast and light meals, primarily to guests, although the public is welcome.

Sitar restaurant serves good Indian and Thai food.

About 20 minutes on foot, at the traffic lights along Queens Road, is Sitar, an elegant restaurant serving Indian and Thai cuisine.

Ghostship Bar & Grill serves modern cuisine at the Smugglers Cover Resort.

The Ghostship Bar & Grill is one of the better options at Wailoaloa Beach. Serving modern cuisine in an elegant setting, inside and facing the sea, it’s at the Smugglers Cove resort, about a 10-minute walk.

Good food and setting at the Awesome Grill.

At the junction into Wailoaloa Beach, about 300m away, the Awesome Grill offers burgers, pastas and salads in an excellent setting, with some distant sea views.

Grace Kitchen Korean Restaurant is located opposite the Awesome Grill Restaurant.

Opposite the Awesome Grill, a small shopping centre has a bottle shop, mini-market and the Grace Kitchen Korean restaurant.

Wailoaloa Beach is popular but dirty.

Wailoaloa is increasingly popular, with more hotels being built. However, the sand is grey and gritty, and often covered with debris after high tide.

Wailoaloa beach is unclean but popular especially during sunsets.

Despite its shortcomings, the beach at Wailoaloa does provide excellent sunsets, walks and views.

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