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