Oasis Palms Hotel in Fiji

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Updated: December 8, 2020

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Review of Oasis Palms Hotel in Fiji

Oasis Palms Hotel – Popular and idyllic, though a bit remote.

It is in an isolated part of Wailoaloa and doesn’t face a beach, but those lazing about the sparkling blue pool don’t seem to mind because the staff is so friendly and the setting so pleasant. The rooms are in eye-catching two and three-level brown-and-white blocks. What does vary are the views from the balconies/patios – i.e facing the pool (which is potentially noisy) or the back of another building – and the furnishings, which may include double bunk beds for families. And it’s close enough to the airport to hear the planes (but they are infrequent).

Oasis Palms Hotel – The Basics

  • Location: On the main island of Viti Levu. At the far south-western end of Wailoaloa Beach, about 6 km from Nadi town and 9 km from the airport. On foot via the beach, it’s 30 minutes to the cafés and bars along the main strip at Wailoaloa.
  • Guests: Seems very much catered towards families on budget-priced holidays.
  • Beach: It doesn’t face a beach, and the nearby coastline has no sand. Guests can use the beach at the Club Fiji Resort nearby. The sand there is white, but it’s generally not good for swimming. The views and walks are lovely, however.
  • Views: Most rooms face the pool and pockets of palms. Others are in a block to the side, where rooms face inwards towards other rooms.
  • WiFi: Complimentary in all rooms and public areas.
  • Parking: No shortage of places to park.
  • Nice Perks: Free shuttle bus daily to downtown Nadi, and free transfers to/from the airport.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (679) 7777 337
  • Email: reservations@oasispalmshotel.com
  • Website: oasispalmshotel.com

Oasis Palms Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool: A good size, but gets crowded quickly if occupancy is high. Large wooden deck and plenty of shade.
  • Spa: A tiny Fijian-style hut in the garden offers massages.
  • Fitness Center: Not expected or provided at this sort of resort.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided.

Oasis Palms Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: A small café facing the pool serves breakfast, light lunches, and simple meals for dinner. Most guests would eat at the Club Fiji Resort or JB’s nearby (see below). A modest bar offers the usual array of beers and cocktails.
  • Breakfast: Adequate continental breakfast included in all rates.
  • Room Service: Not expected or provided at a resort of this standard.

Oasis Palms Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Bungalow • Poolside Room • Family Garden Room • Family Poolside Room
  • Smoking Rooms: Not permitted in the rooms or bar/restaurant area, but allowed elsewhere.
  • Best Room: The Poolside Rooms on the top floor offer the best views of the distant mountains and are the furthest from the noisy pool (but perhaps, still not far enough).

Oasis Palms Hotel – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

    Two excellent choices are only about 200m away:

  • The Cosmopolitan Dui Dui Restaurant – At the neighboring Club Fiji Resort, with a truly impressive menu, including Fijian-style curries and traditional lovo (a slow-cooked underground barbecue). Also children’s meals, excellent vegetarian options, amazing desserts, and live music.
  • JB’s on the Beach Bar & Pizza Restaurant – In the grounds of the Club Fiji Resort. Upstairs dining for pizza, seafood, beers, and breeze.
  • Otherwise, catch a taxi (4 km) to the junction of Queens Road and the road into Wailoaloa, where there are several decent places – including the sophisticated Indian and Thai bar/restaurant, Sitar – and a Burger King.

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • Nothing nearby. Catch a taxi to the shops at the junction on Queens Road or to downtown Nadi. Otherwise, walk for 30 minutes via the beach to the modest facilities at Wailoaloa Beach.

Local Transport

  • Walkable (30 minutes) via the beach to the main strip at Wailoaloa. Otherwise, taxis are the only way to get around. And order one with a meter.

Oasis Palms Hotel – The Hotel

Difficult access road to the hotel in southwest Wailoaloa.

The hotel is at the far southwestern end of Wailoaloa Beach, so the access road is still unpaved and would get muddy during the wet season.

Oasis Palms has a very welcoming vibe.

In an isolated area, with no beach frontage, the Oasis is, nonetheless, welcoming.

Most rooms face the noisy pool.

Most rooms are in 3-level blocks that face the pool.

Pool is small but attractive with a wooden deck.

The pool is small, but is shady and surrounded by a wooden deck.

The beach at Club Fiji Resort next door is patch nd only good for walks.

Guests can use the beach at the neighboring Club Fiji Resort about 200m away, though the beach there is patchy. The sand is white, but there’s often debris on the sand and it’s not good for swimming at low tide.

Tiny hut in the gardens is used for massages.

Among the gardens, a tiny hut offers massages.

New 2-level block of rooms is secluded by palms.

A newer block of rooms to the side, away from the pool, has 2 levels. The abundant palms offer shade and some privacy – which is useful because these rooms face inwards towards other rooms.

Top-level rooms have the best views.

The best rooms are those on the top of the 3-level blocks, with views of the distant mountains.

Rooms have spacious balconies or verandas.

Each room has a spacious patio or balcony. Those on the ground floor face the garden or pool.

Some rooms have bunk beds for families.

The rooms are spacious and some offer double bunk beds for families.

Spacious family rooms have bunk beds.

The family rooms don’t feel cramped with double bunk beds.

The onsite cafe-cum-bar has a limited menu.

The café-cum-bar facing the pool is modest, with a limited array of meals and drinks.

The wooden deck is shared by the pool and the cafe-cum-bar.

The café-cum-bar extends onto the wooden deck that surrounds the pool.

JB’s on the Beach in neighbouring Club Fiji Resort offers good food.

Most guests would eat at least once at JB’s on the Beach Bar & Restaurant in the grounds of the neighboring Club Fiji Resort, only 200m away. It offers a tasty range of Western food, with upstairs seating for views and breezes.

Sea-facing bar at nearby Club Fiji Resort.

The only other hotel within walking distance is the Club Fiji Resort, which has a pleasant bar. Facing the sea and lawns, it offers happy hours and cocktail specials.

Neighbouring Club Fiji Resort's restuarants is one of the best in the city.

The restaurant in the Club Fiji Resort is one of the best in the region, with a children’s menu, vegetarian meals, traditional barbecues, and themed nights featuring live music.

Sitar restaurant on Queens Road junction offers good food.

At the traffic lights (4 km away), where the road heads towards Wailoaloa from Queens Road, are several restaurants, including Sitar, a classy place offering Indian and Thai cuisine.

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