Updated: July 10, 2018
Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa – Spacious, spectacular, serene and seaside, but no beach.
Facing a fetching bay of islets, the Westin is so vast that rooms are allotted into ‘villages’ and spread among gloriously landscaped tropical gardens that include a bowling green and outdoor theatre for traditional entertainment. Rooms are in 2-level blocks. Most face the sea, while others are more distant but angled to catch glimpses of the ocean. With weavings across the walls, the décor is more traditional than other resorts. And beautifully set alongside the beach, the pool never seems to end, and features Jacuzzis, thatched huts and ‘islands’ of palms. The main disadvantage is that it faces an extended pile of imported boulders, but a perfect cove of white sands is in front of the associated Sheraton Resort only 500m away.
Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa – The Basics
- Location: On Denarau Island, attached to the main island of Viti Levu. Denarau is a gated complex of upmarket resorts and not really an ‘island’, but joined to the mainland and accessible along a 50m-long causeway. About 7km from downtown Nadi and 14km from the airport.
- Guests: Focused almost entirely on families.
- Beach: There is no beach at the resort, so use the one at the sister Sheraton Resort, 500m away. This is one of the finest in Fiji, with white sands and calm waters ideal for kayaking and swimming.
- Views: Many have views of the sea (sometimes as little as 20m away), while others face the lawns and gardens. More likely to get an agreeable sea view at this resort than most others in Denarau.
- Wi-Fi Internet: Available free throughout for guests.
- Parking: Always somewhere to park onsite for no cost.
- Nice Perks: Guests can use all facilities at the adjoining and associated Sheraton Villas and Sheraton Resort.
- Phone: (679) 675 0000
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: http://www.westindenarauisland.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.
Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa – Amenities
- Pool: The gorgeous elongated pool parallels the beach and has a children’s area attached.
- Spa: The award-winning Heavenly Spa by Westin is serene and romantic, and offers a steam room, Jacuzzi and hydrotherapy tub.
- Fitness Center: In a Fijian-style bure (bungalow) overlooking the pool, the Westin WORKOUT Fitness Studio has all the latest equipment.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.
- Activities: The Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, about 1.4km from the resort and accessible by bus, also has tennis courts. There is a water sports counter at the Sheraton Resort.
- For families: There is a decent playground at the Westin and another (not as good) at the Sheraton Resort, which also has the LaiLai Kids Club, with many activities for the young ones. Just over the road is the Big Bula Water Park, enjoyed by adults (up to 85kg) and children alike.
Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa – Food and Drink
- Restaurants & Bars: Kitchen Grill – contemporary cuisine in top-notch beachside setting. Guests can watch steaks sizzle (among other meals) in the open-plan kitchen. Also, plenty of wines and cocktails, and vegetables from their organic Westin Farm. Children’s menus available. • Ocean Terrace – buffet breakfasts only, while overlooking the sea. • Zing – same place as the Ocean Terrace, but a different name at dinner time. Asian fusion, with a focus on Indian and Chinese. Children welcome.
- Breakfast: Not included in the rates, but an excellent buffet breakfast available for comparatively low rates.
- Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.
Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa– Rooms
- Room Types: Tropical Garden View Rooms • Ocean Breeze Rooms • Ocean View Rooms • Ocean Front Rooms • Ocean Front Suites • Westin Renewal Spa Studios • Westin Renewal Spa Suites • Regent and Royal Suites
- Smoking Rooms: No smoking is allowed in the rooms, but permitted in the gardens and on the beach.
- Best Room: The Regent and Royal Suites are chic and opulent, but almost too big – e.g. the dining table seats 8, but the suite sleeps only 2. The kitchenette, separate lounge area and extensive balcony with million-dollar views add to the appeal.
- For families: All rooms (but not the suites) fit in 2 adults and 2 children reasonably easily.
Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa – What’s Nearby?
Restaurants & Bars
- The resort encourages guests to eat and drink at the associated and adjoining Sheraton Denarau Villas (4-minute walk) and Sheraton Resort (6-minute walk), which include the Wet Edge (for casual poolside dining); Flying Fish Restaurant Fiji (seafood, Fijian cuisine, high prices and live music); and Ports O’Call (more affordable seafood and steaks, with charming ocean-liner décor).
- Within a 5-minute walk along the road is Bulaccino café (for coffees, smoothies, pizzas and vegetarian options) and Creperie Café (wraps, crepes and light meals). Otherwise, catch the Bula Bus (675 0010), which passes by every 20 minutes, to Port Denarau and try:
- Indigo Indian Asian Restaurant & Bar – always popular for spicy food, including seafood curries. Vegetarian meals available. 3-minute drive.
- Bonefish Seafood Restaurant – casual, with excellent service and hearty portions. Try the Crab Curry or seafood platters. 4-minute drive.
- Lulu’s Bar, Café & Restaurant – breakfast, daily specials, burgers, people-watching and cocktails. 4-minute drive.
- Hard Rock Café Fiji – burgers, live music and a musical museum in a two-storey building for extra views. 4-minute drive.
- Market or Grocery: Yees Gourmet Deli, a 2-minute walk along the road, offers an impressive selection of foods and snacks. It is also a well-stocked general store.
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