The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa in Fiji

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Updated: December 10, 2020
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Review of The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa in Fiji

Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa – Spacious, spectacular, serene, and seaside.

Facing a beautiful bay of islets, the Westin is so vast that rooms are allotted into ‘villages’ in two-level blocks and spread among gloriously landscaped tropical gardens that include a bowling green and outdoor theater for traditional entertainment. Most face the sea, while others are more distant but angled to catch glimpses of the ocean. With hand-woven art hanging on the walls, the décor is more traditional than at other resorts. Beautifully set alongside the beach, the pool never seems to end and features jacuzzis, thatched huts, and ‘islands’ of palms. A perfect cove of white sand is in front of the associated Sheraton Resort only a few minutes 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, and is joined to the mainland and accessible along a 50m-long causeway. About 7 km from downtown Nadi and 14 km from the airport.
  • Guests: Focuses almost entirely on families.
  • Beach: There is no beach at the resort, so use the one at the sister Sheraton Resort, 500m away. This beach is one of the finest in Fiji, with white sand and calm water that is 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 a nice sea view at this resort than most others in Denarau.
  • WiFi: Available free throughout for guests.
  • Parking: Plenty of spaces to park for free.
  • Nice Perks: Guests can use all the facilities at the adjoining and associated Sheraton Villas and Sheraton Resort.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (679) 675 0000
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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) and overlooking the pool, the Westin WORKOUT Fitness Studio has all the latest equipment.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.
  • Activities: The Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, about 1.4 km 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 across the road is the Big Bula Water Park, enjoyed by adults (up to 85 kg) and children alike.

Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Kitchen Grill – Contemporary cuisine in a 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, 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 is available for comparatively low rates.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours a day.

Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa – Rooms

  • Room Types: Tropical Garden View Room • Ocean Breeze Room • Ocean View Room • Ocean Front Room • Ocean Front Suite • Westin Renewal Spa Studio • Westin Renewal Spa Suite • Regent and Royal Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking is allowed in the rooms, but is permitted in the gardens and on the beach.
  • Best Room: The Regent and Royal Suites are chic, opulent, and very big – e.g. the dining tables seat 8, but the suites sleep only 2. The kitchenettes, separate living areas, and extensive balconies 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?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

  • The resort encourages guests to eat and drink at the associated and adjoining Sheraton Denarau Villas and Sheraton Resort, which feature restaurants such as 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).

Nearby 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.

Local Transport

  • The Bula Bus links all resorts on Denarau Island with the restaurants, shops, and other facilities at Port Denarau. Public Westbuses also travel along the roads around Denarau and head into downtown Nadi. Otherwise, plenty of metered taxis are available.

Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa – The Hotel

The room blocks are modern and attractive.

Rooms are in modern 2-level blocks among sloping palms.

The vast immaculate lawns are dotted with room blocks.

The blocks of rooms are spread among vast grounds of immaculate lawns.

The huge resort means guests often have to use buggies.

The resort is so huge that guests often use buggies to reach their rooms.

There is even a bowling green within the resort.

Uniquely, the Westin is large enough for a bowling green.

Resort offers several fun activities including beach volleyball.

The resort offers several activities, including beach volleyball.

The resort has a disappointing beach albeit with good views.

The beach at the Westin is great for views and walks only.

The Sheraton Resort beach next door is one of Fiji's finest.

Just 500m away, the beach at the sister Sheraton Resort is one of the best in Fiji.

Lounge chairs provide excellent sea views at the resort.

Although there’s no usable beach at the Westin, there are plenty of lounge chairs offering views across the bay.

The resort pool is big and shaded.

The resort pool extends along the beach, with plenty of shade.

The pool is long and very big.

The pool never seems to end, so there’s no shortage of space.

Several Jacuzzis are built by the pool.

Attached to the pool are several jacuzzis.

The resort has an inviting playground.

The playground at the Westin is far more inviting than those offered at other resorts.

Dinner at Kitchen Grill is very classy.

With an open-plan kitchen, the Kitchen Grill is a classy place for dinner.

Kitchen Grill offers outdoor seating close to the beach.

Seats in the Kitchen Grill extend close to the beach.

Ocean Terrace cafe is popular for breakfast.

The Ocean Terrace café serves breakfast for guests.

Room are designed with a traditional concept.

Rooms feature a traditional décor, with hand-woven art across the walls.

Room are spacious but feature questionable choice of furnishings.

The rooms are spacious and feature traditional furniture.

Bulaccino Cafe nearby serves good coffee and light meals.

Within a very short walk along the road, Bulaccino serves coffee, smoothies, wraps, and light meals.

Creperie Café nearby is popular for light meals and drinks.

Near Bulaccino, Creperie Café is a pleasant place for light meals and drinks, with seating outdoor and in.

Yees Gourmet Deli is a general store with good choice of foods.

Bulaccino is alongside the Yees Gourmet Deli. With a tempting array of foods and snacks, it is also a general store.

World-class 18-hole Denarau Golf Course is nearby.

The Denarau Golf Course has 18 holes and a world-class design.

Big Bula Water Park is popular with kids and adults.

Just across the road from the resort, the Big Bula Water Park is enjoyed by adults and children.

Bula Bus provides excellent connectivity on Denarau Island.

The Bula Bus connects all resorts on Denarau Island with the wonderful shops, cafés, and facilities at Port Denarau.

Port Denarau has several excellent local and international outlets.

There are so many excellent shops, including renowned international outlets, at Port Denarau.

Port Denarau is very popular for its fantastic facilities.

Most people staying at the resort visit Port Denarau, with all its fantastic facilities, at least once – perhaps, even every day.

Classy harbourside eateries dot Port Denarau.

It is packed with classy harborside eateries.

Lulu's is popular for its breakfasts and burgers.

At Port Denarau, Lulu’s is renowned for hearty breakfasts and tasty burgers.

Port Denarau is also popular for boat trips and ferries.

It is also the departure point for boat trips and ferries to the outer islands.

Elegant souvenirs can be found at Jack's of Fiji.

One of numerous places to shop at Port Denarau is Jack’s of Fiji, part of a renowned chain of elegant souvenir shops.

Westbus company provides connectivity between Denarau and Nadi.

The Westbus company links Denarau Island with downtown Nadi.

All facilities in Nadi are concentrated on the main street.

Nadi is about 7 km away, with almost everything along the main street.

Handicraft Market in downtown Nadi is popular.

There isn’t much reason to visit downtown Nadi, although the handicraft center is worth a look.

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