Fiji Bedarra Beach Inn

Updated: June 23, 2018

Bedarra Beach Inn – Functional, friendly, affordable and not another mega-resort.

In a tranquil setting between a beach and suburban street, the Bedarra is a mid-range resort without the big crowds and high prices. In 2-level mustard-coloured blocks facing the pretty gardens, the rooms are more spacious than imagined, and cater well for families – but there are no TVs. The Superior Rooms are not as big, but do offer genuine views from the substantial balcony/veranda. Across the road in front is a private area with lounge chairs facing the beach, which is disappointingly narrow and scruffy but calm enough for snorkeling and kayaking. And the pool is adequate for the limited number of guests. With a few places to eat and drink nearby, and being just off the Suva-Nadi bus route, it’s not as isolated as expected.

Bedarra Beach Inn Fiji – 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 7km from Sigatoka, a pleasant regional centre.
  • Guests: Seems more aimed at the younger packaged-tour crowd.
  • Beach: The beach across the street from the main entrance is narrow and not so clean, but calm and shallow for snorkeling and kayaking. Also, great for walks. A far better (and public) beach with white sand is at the Outrigger resort, 300m away via the beach.
  • Views: Most rooms face the garden, while a handful front the sea only 50m away. A few also overlook another building.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Not complimentary anywhere in the hotel. Costs are high for hourly or daily use.
  • Parking: Plenty of space – free and secure. The parking lot is accessible from the beachside road.
  • Nice Perks: Free foot treatment at the spa per booking. Free rental of snorkeling equipment and kayaks.
  • Phone: (679) 650 0476
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.bedarrafiji.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.

Bedarra Beach Inn Fiji – Amenities

  • Pool: Square and adequate, with large umbrellas. Overlooked by the café, so not that private.
  • Spa: BBI Spa offers good-value treatments, with Fijian-made products.
  • Fitness Center: Not really expected or provided in this mid-range hotel.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.

Bedarra Beach Inn Fiji – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: The Ocean Terrace Restaurant provides delicious and reasonably-priced meals, specialising in seafood, curries, pastas and pizzas. Poolside, open-air with sea views and breezes. Romantic at night, with occasional live music.
  • Bar: The Talanoa Bar offers lengthy happy hours. Breezes and views are best enjoyed from the outdoor seats rather than inside near the lobby. Ceremonies involving kava (a strong alcoholic drink) are held twice a week.
  • Breakfast: Not included in the rates, and costs are high. Better value is the ‘meal plan’ including buffet breakfast and a two-course dinner.
  • Room Service: Available during normal restaurant hours, i.e. 7am to about 9pm.

Bedarra Beach Inn Fiji – Rooms

  • Room Types: Standard Rooms • Deluxe Rooms • Superior Rooms • Superior Premium Rooms.
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not permitted in the rooms or in the hotel buildings. OK in the gardens.
  • Best Room: Facing the sea, the Superior Premium Rooms are particularly spacious and comfortable. On a corner with double the views and breezes from the private balcony, they would cost at least twice as much in a 5-star resort.
  • For families: Many rooms have interconnecting doors, and many can easily accommodate a family of 4 with a double and 2 single beds.

Bedarra Beach Inn Fiji – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    There are 3 excellent but expensive restaurants/bars in the mammoth Outrigger Resort, less than a 5-minute walk via the beach:

  • 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 and intimate. Dinner only, and more for couples than families. Bookings essential and a dress code applies.
  • Casablanca Bar & Pizza House – about 100m up the road from the Bedarra. Opening hours are random. For locals more than tourists, with very happy hours. 3-minute walk.
  • The Quarter Deck Restaurant – alongside the pool in the Crow’s Nest Resort, 300m up the road. Good-value meals, including traditional Fijian food, curries, lobster and duck. Happy hours, weekly buffets and a kid’s menu. 6-minute walk.
  • Sitar – on the roundabout about 500m up the road. Classy Indian and Thai. Popular beer garden in front. 11-minute walk.
  • Market or Grocery: A minimart in the Outrigger Resort, 5 minutes on foot via the beach, but no other facilities within walking distance. Otherwise, get a bus or taxi to Sigatoka town, only 7km away.

Local Transport

    A 15-minute walk to the bus stop outside the Outrigger Resort, with services every hour or so between Suva and Nadi. More regular buses pass the hotel entrance on the way to the regional town of Sigatoka. A few unmetered taxis are also available.

Bedarra Beach Inn – The Hotel

Bedarra is located on the Sunset Strip.

Looking more like a motel than resort, the Bedarra is along the Sunset Strip, a grand name for a modest collection of hotels and cafés on the southern coast of the main island.

Appealing gardens and layout at the hotel.

The gardens are well-tended, and the overall layout is appealing.

Swimming pool by the cafe.

The pool is pleasant, but overlooked by the café, so privacy is not always possible.

Attractive gardens and decor at the hotel.

Plenty of thought has been given into making the hotel and gardens look attractive.

Bar is next to the lobby.

Alongside the lobby area is the bar, but better seating is outside, with sea views and breezes.

Romantic meals at Ocean Terrace Restaurant.

The Ocean Terrace Restaurant is classy. With a wide-ranging menu, including Asian, Italian and Indian food, it is particularly romantic at night.

Popular stir-fry dish at the restaurant.

Popular on the regularly-changing menu is a stir-fry.

Private area near the beach.

A small private area of paving across the road faces the ocean and provides some lounge chairs.

Narrow beach in front of the hotel.

The beach along the Sunset Strip is narrow and not always clean, but better in front of the hotel than elsewhere.

Rooms are mostly in 2-level blocks.

Most rooms are in two-level blocks facing the lawns and sea.

Comfortable but plain Deluxe Rooms

The Deluxe Rooms are comfortable but unremarkable.

Spacious Standard Rooms with no views.

All rooms are spacious enough for tables and chairs, but some of the Standard Rooms have no worthwhile views.

Rooms in the back are quieter.

Quieter rooms can be found in a small block at the back.

Casual and friendly Casablanca Bar.

Just up the street, the Casablanca Bar is very casual, but a friendly place for a drink.

Italian and Fijian fare at the Quarter Deck Restaurant.

The Quarter Deck Restaurant, up a hill within the Crow’s Nest Resort (300m along the road), offers Italian and Fijian fare.

Popular beer garden at Sitar restaurant.

Popular among expats is the beer garden in front of the Sitar restaurant, at the roundabout, 500m up the road.

Classy restaurants at Outrigger Resort.

The Outrigger Resort, about 300m away (via the beach), has several classy places to eat and drink.

Buffet at Vale Ni Kana restaurant.

Popular at the Vale Ni Kana restaurant (in the Outrigger) are the buffet dinners, with themes and entertainment. Buffet breakfasts are also open to the public.

Regional centre of Sigatoka.

Easily accessible by bus or taxi, and only 7km away, is the pleasant regional centre of Sigatoka.

Sigatoka town on Sigatoka river.

Clean, friendly and compact, Sigatoka town is located along the Sigatoka River.

Daily market at Sigatoka town.

One highlight of a visit to Sigatoka town is the daily market, opposite the bus station.

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