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]i.com
- 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: UK • USA • Français • Deutsch • Nederlands.
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.
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.
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