Grand West Villas in Fiji

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Updated: December 9, 2020
By Santorini Dave

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Grand West Villas – First-rate Fiji-style resort for families, serene and isolated.

On a substantial block along the road into Wailoaloa Beach, all accommodations are in attractive olive and mustard-colored two-level blocks facing the gardens. More like apartments than villas, each contains two bedrooms, a simple living/dining area, corner kitchen, and an extra bathroom. Adding to the appeal are the large balconies/patios, subtle Fijian-style décor, and big windows providing more light. There’s a small playground and inviting pool with a shady tropical feel and modest water slide, as well as a tennis court. The resort backs onto the runway, so the ground shakes when an occasional jet arrives. It’s a few minutes on foot to the beach and a little further to the main drag of eateries at Wailoaloa.

Grand West 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 7 km from the airport and 5 km to downtown Nadi.
  • Guests: Caters for everyone 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 overlook the gardens, and the windows at the back face additional gardens or undeveloped land.
  • WiFi: Available free to all guests throughout the hotel.
  • Parking: Huge block with plenty of parking, often outside the rooms.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (679) 672 4833
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Grand West 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-focused resort of this standard.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided.

Grand West Villas – Food and Drink

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

Grand West Villas – Rooms

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

Grand West 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.
  • Ghostship Bar & Grill – Surprisingly classy décor and modern cuisine. At Smugglers Cove Beach Resort along Wailoaloa Beach, 700m away.
  • Grace Kitchen – In the shopping center opposite the Awesome Grill. It’s Korean, so it’s mostly noodles, rice, and dumplings.
  • 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 Yang Restaurant (Chinese banquets and takeaway), and Burger King (no description needed).

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • A well-stocked mini-market is at the tiny shopping center at the junction into Wailoaloa Beach, opposite Awesome Grill.

Local Transport

  • Public buses and mini-buses 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 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 accommodations consist of 2-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 colorful 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 has a fully-equipped kitchen.

Simple lounge area features Fijian decor.

The living 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.

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.

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 center 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 gray 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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