Wailoaloa Beach Resort – Cozy, Fijian-style, and ideal for budget-minded families.
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 face the gardens and could suffer from some noise. The surprisingly spacious villas in attractive two-level blocks at the back are considerably better. All villas sleep up to six very easily and feature large kitchens and balconies/patios, making them 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 an open-air bar with a pool table. The minor disadvantages are the distance from downtown Wailoaloa and proximity to the airport, with thunderous jets occasionally passing by overhead.
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, 1.5 km to Queens Road for numerous restaurants and shops by public bus, 5 km from downtown Nadi, and 7 km from the airport.
- Guests: Caters to all but focuses on families. Guests are more likely to be Fijian than foreign.
- Beach: Wailoaloa Beach is about 800m away. The sand is gray 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.
- WiFi: 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.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: (679) 6722 6633
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: wailoaloabeachresortfiji.com
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 selection of Western food. Guests can also eat around the pool deck.
- Breakfast: A decent buffet breakfast is included, but not for those in villas and studios as they have kitchens for self-catering.
- Room Service: Available from the restaurant during opening hours – 7-10 am, 12-2 pm and 6-10 pm.
Wailoaloa Beach Resort – Rooms
- Room Types: 3-bed Dormitory • Poolside Standard Room (with fan or air-con) • Deluxe Room • Self-Contained Studio • Family Self-Contained Villa
- 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 kitchens; best are those on the second floor with balconies.
Wailoaloa Beach Resort – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars
- Awesome Grill – Large and friendly, for burgers, pastas, and salads. Bring your own booze.
- Grace Kitchen – In the same premises as Awesome Grill. It’s Korean, so expect noodles, rice, dumplings, and more noodles.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sitar – Worth the walk (1.5 km), or short bus trip, to the crossroads along Queens Road, for classy Indian and Thai.
- 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.
Wailoaloa Beach Resort – The Hotel
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