Fiji Wailoaloa Beach Resort

Updated: July 10, 2018

Wailoaloa Beach Resort – Cosy, Fijian-style, ideal for budget-minded families but not that convenient.

With immaculate tropical gardens and billiard-table lawns, this low-key resort is more spacious, welcoming and tranquil than many others at the beachside strip of Wailoaloa. The comfortable rooms are along an unexciting row facing the gardens, and could suffer from noisy neighbours, but considerably better are the surprisingly spacious villas in attractive 2-level blocks at the back. With any configuration sleeping up to 6 very easily, they also feature a sizeable kitchen and balcony/veranda, so ideal for groups and families. The pool is sparkling blue and shady, with a tiny section for the youngsters. There’s also a modest playground, and agreeable open-air bar with snooker table. The minor disadvantages are the distance from downtown Wailoaloa (800m away), and proximity to the airport, with thunderous jets occasionally shattering the tranquillity.

Wailoaloa Beach Resort – The Basics

  • Location: Along Newtown Road, the access road to Wailoaloa Beach, on the main island of Viti Levu. About 10 minutes on foot to the beach; 1.5km to Queens Road for numerous restaurants and shops by public bus; 5km from downtown Nadi; and 7km from the airport.
  • Guests: Caters for all, but focuses on families. Guests are more likely to be Fijian than foreign, but this is not a disadvantage at all.
  • Beach: The fairly unappealing Wailoaloa Beach is about 800m away. The sand is grey and, often gritty, but the views are excellent, and prolonged beachside walks are popular.
  • Views: All rooms face the gardens and lawns, while the villas and studios front a gravel carpark with some lawn.
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Included free in public areas, but not available in rooms (even for a cost) unless close to the lobby.
  • Nice Perks: Free transfers to/from the airport.
  • Parking: Plenty of secure free parking at the back.
  • Phone: (679) 6722 6633
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.wailoaloabeachresortfiji.com
  • How to Book: to be added by SD.
  • 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.

Wailoaloa Beach Resort – Amenities

  • Pool: A good size, with plenty of shade, and a little section for children.
  • Spa & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided at a resort of this standard.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided.

Wailoaloa Beach Resort – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: A modest café, primarily for guests, serves some traditional dishes, as well as the usual array of western food. Guests can also eat on seats around the pool deck.
  • Breakfast: A decent buffet breakfast is included, but not for those in villas and studios, which have a kitchen for self-catering.
  • Room Service: Available from the restaurant during opening hours, i.e. about 7-10am, 12-2pm and 6-10pm.

Wailoaloa Beach Resort – Rooms

  • Room Types: 3-bed Dormitory • Poolside Standard Rooms with fan or air-con • Self-Contained Studios • Family Self-Contained Villas • Deluxe Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Not permitted in any rooms or near eating/drinking areas, but allowed elsewhere.
  • Best Room: The Family Self-Contained Villas are really rooms (not separate villas/bungalows) in the quieter block at the back. They are huge, easily fitting a family of 6. Other guests may prefer the Self-Contained Studios, also with a kitchen; best are those on the second floor with a balcony.

Wailoaloa Beach Resort – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Awesome Grill – large, friendly, for burgers, pastas and salads. Bring your own booze. Opposite the Grace Kitchen. 7-minute walk.
  • Grace Kitchen – in the shopping centre, 500m along the road towards Wailoaloa. It’s Korean, so expect noodles, rice, dumplings and more noodles. 8-minute walk.
  • Aquarius on the Beach – for Fijian and western food, with a different theme most nights (e.g. Polynesian and Indian), sometimes with dancing and live music. The set-priced 2- or 3-course meals are good value. Just down from the Travellers Beach Café. 12-minute walk.
  • Travellers Beach Café – in a backpacker lodge, but popular with everyone for surprisingly delectable food at pleasingly affordable prices. Along the Wailoaloa strip, about 800m away. 13-minute walk.
  • Sitar (672 7722) – worth the walk (1.5km), or short bus trip, to the crossroads along Queens Road, for classy Indian and Thai. 2-minute drive.
  • Market or Grocery: At the crossroads into Wailoaloa beach, next to the Grace Kitchen restaurant, is a well-stocked minimart.

Local Transport

    Most tourists use taxis, but find one with a meter. 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.

Wailoaloa Beach Resort – The Hotel

The resort is located on the road leading to Wailoaloa beach.

The resort is easy to find along the road leading into Wailoaloa from Queens Road, the main thoroughfare between the airport and Nadi.

The resort is very spacious with big grounds and villas.

There is so much space, especially in and around the villas and studios at the back of the grounds.

Attractive Villa blocks face the lawns.

The villas, which are really just rooms, are in attractive blocks facing the lawns.

The pool is big and guests can enjoy food and drinks on the deck.

The pool is a decent size, with enough shade and seating. Meals and drinks can also be served on the decking from the café.

The main pool has a splash area for kids.

A shady splash area for the youngsters is attached to the main pool.

Resort is within walking distance of the unappealing Wailoaloa beach.

The resort is about 800m from Wailoaloa beach. The sand is grey and, often, gritty, and all sorts of debris is washed ashore during high tide.

Wailoaloa Beach is popular for its sunsets.

One attraction of Wailoaloa beach is the sunsets.

Breakfast in the outdoor cafe among the gardens is an experience.

With lush gardens and an outdoor café area where breakfast is served, this is far more spacious than similar resorts at Wailoaloa.

The onsite cafe is modest and quiet.

Although open to the public, the modest café is mainly for guests, so it’s always quiet.

The cafe is by the pool.

The café overlooks the pool.

The Games room has a battered snooker table.

Attached to the lobby is a modest games room with a snooker table that’s seen better days.

The bar is located toward the front of the hotel.

Trying to attract passing trade, the bar is attached to the games room and far closer to the street-side playground than the pool.

Surprisingly the resort also features a small playground.

The playground is small, and alongside the street, but most resorts of this standard, and even some of the more upmarket ones, don’t even bother providing any facilities for children.

Standard Rooms face the pool and tend to be noisy.

The Standard Rooms are in a one-level block facing the pool, and could suffer from neighbour noise.

Standard Rooms feature windows that open up to the gardens at the back.

The Standard Rooms are better than the outside suggests, and windows facing the quiet gardens at the back add so much more light.

Villas are huge and feature 3-4 double beds.

The villas are astoundingly large, with room for three or four double beds.

Villas are large with kitchens and space for up to 8 people.

The villas can easily fit in up to six people, and are self-contained with a kitchen.

Awesome Grill serves great food in a great atmosphere.

About 500m down the road towards Wailoaloa is the Awesome Grill. A lovely ambience, with a wide range of burgers, salads and pasta dishes in air-conditioned comfort or alfresco-style seating.

Travellers Beach Cafe closeby serves the best meals in the area.

Arguably the best meals in the region are at Travellers Beach Café, part of a backpacker lodge. It’s along the Wailoaloa strip, about 800m from the hotel.

Grace Kitchen Korean restaurant is within walking distance.

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

At juntion of Queens Road are Sitar Restaurant and Burger King.

Worth a walk (about 1.5km), and also accessible by local bus, the Sitar restaurant is located at the traffic lights at the junction along Queens Road. It is a classy eatery, with an emphasis on Indian and Thai cuisine. Other places to eat, including Burger King, are on other sides of the intersection.

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