Outrigger Beach Resort in Fiji

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Updated: December 7, 2020
By Santorini Dave

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Review of Outrigger Beach Resort in Fiji

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort – Superlative facilities and ideal for families.

Rooms in this extraordinary resort fall into two categories, differing mostly in layout and views, but all are sumptuous with a fetching Fijian décor. Rooms at the back of the grounds offer sea glimpses (palms permitting) from upper floors, while those alongside the creek boast finer ocean views from their triangular balconies. Contrastingly, the bures (bungalows) are separated and dotted around the tropical gardens, with a few directly facing the ocean. Each bure features a lofty thatched roof with ornate wallpaper on the ceiling, and a tantalizing hammock on the patio. The resort caters exceptionally well for families, with plenty of activities and a wonderful kids club providing engaging activities and a substantial playground. And with an adults-only pool, bars, and restaurants, those without children are not ignored. The large resort seems isolated, but there are several affordable bars and cafés easily accessible via the beach.

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort – The Basics

  • Location: Along the southern coast of the main island, Viti Levu, in what’s called the Sunset Strip along the Coral Coast. About 77 km from Nadi and the airport, and 8 km from Sigatoka, a pleasant regional town center.
  • Guests: Caters to everyone, but is especially focused on families. Adult guests without children have special places to eat, drink and swim, but it’s hard to escape the noise of children having fun.
  • Beach: The resort directly faces a clean and narrow beach which is virtually private. With reefs 500m offshore, the calm waters are perfect for kayaks, paddleboards, and toddlers splashing about. Not much shade, however.
  • Views: These vary. Many rooms face the sea, but at a distance of 50m to 300m. Most bungalows face the back of another, while a few do directly face the ocean.
  • WiFi: Complimentary for 30 minutes per day. Packages for longer incur substantial costs.
  • Parking: Plentiful and free near the lobby.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (679) 650 0044
  • Email: reservations@outriggerfiji.com.fj
  • Website: outrigger.com

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort – Amenities

  • Pool: The massive lagoon-style pool meanders alongside the beach, with plenty of shallow areas for children. Also, a separate adults-only pool is far away.
  • Spa: The remarkable hilltop Bebe Spa Sanctuary is accessible on a hotel buggy. It offers all sorts of amazing massages, exfoliation treatments, and waxing, with some of the best views of Fiji from the wrap-around decking.
  • Fitness Center: Huge, very well-equipped, and open 24 hours.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None of the rooms have these, but a large jacuzzi is attached to each of the 2 pools.
  • Activities: All sorts available every day, especially for families. Also, flood-lit tennis courts, putting and chipping greens, and village tours. Additionally, free rental of kayaks, snorkeling gear, and paddleboards, all of which are popular among the calm waters. The Kula WILD Adventure Park is only 700m away.

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants and Bars: Vale Ni Kana – In a traditional bure (bungalow) with garden views. Breakfast and dinner buffets with a different daily theme, e.g. Fijian, Mexican, and Italian. Family-friendly. • Sundowner Bar & Grill – Beachside, with wonderful views and breeze. Meals with imported meat and local seafood, and a wood-fired pizza. • Baravi Restaurant & Pool Bar – Alongside the pool. Specializes in Asian cuisine with contemporary twists. • Ivi Restaurant – Award-winning, with an intimate setting for couples. Dinner only, bookings essential and a dress code applies. • Takia on the Go – At the lobby. Casual, for sandwiches, wraps, and coffee.
  • Lounge/Bars: Vahavu Bistro – Alongside the adults-only pool for breakfast and bistro-style lunches. With a swim-up bar and jacuzzi. • Vakavanua Lounge – Relaxed, adults-only lounge for cocktails, tapas, and live music. From 5 pm, and dress up. • Kalokalo Bar – On a hilltop across the road and accessible by hotel buggy. Cocktails with eye-popping 360-degree views, including of perfect sunsets. Tapas available. Adults only.
  • Breakfast: Can be included in the hotel rates. Otherwise, the impressive buffet breakfast is worth paying for.
  • Room Service: Available 24 hours with a special in-room dining menu.

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort – Rooms

  • Room Types: Resort View Room • Ocean View Room • Plantation Bure (bungalow) • Ocean Breeze Bure • 1-Bedroom Suite • Beachfront Bure • Plantation Family Bure
  • Smoking Rooms: Smoking is not allowed in the rooms or public areas, but is okay in the gardens and on the beach.
  • Best Room: The Beachfront Bures (bungalows) are utterly gorgeous – huge, with traditional décor, stunning bathrooms, patios with hammocks, and direct access to the sea – in some cases barely 15m away.
  • For families: All rooms can squeeze in 2 children. The 1-Bedroom Suite caters for a family of 5, while the family bungalows can accommodate 6.

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

Nearby Market or Grocery

  • A minimart is at the lobby, but no other shops are within walking distance.

Local Transport

  • Just outside the entrance is a bus stop for services every hour or so to Suva and Nadi, and more regularly to the pleasant regional center of Sigatoka, 8 km away. A few unmetered taxis offer exorbitant fares.

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort – The Hotel

Motel-style room blocks feature good rooms.

The rooms are nicer inside than the exterior might suggest.

Busy main pool.

The main pool is always busy.

Adults-only Pool features a swim-up bar.

To avoid noisy children, an adults-only pool is available, with a swim-up bar.

Resort's beach is excellent.

The beach is excellent, with white sand and calm water.

Patches of the beautiful beach are quiet.

Despite the number of guests, it is easy to get away from the crowds.

Resort grounds are beautiful with ponds and tropical plants.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped with ponds, spouts, and tropical plants.

Bures dot the manicured lawns.

The manicured lawns are dotted with bures (bungalows).

Age-wise divided kids' club.

The kids club is, unusually, divided for separate age groups.

Kids' Club has a playground.

The kids club also features a decent playground.

Bebe Spa Sanctuary is opposite the hotel on a hill.

On a hilltop on the other side of the access road, and best reached by hotel buggy, is the Bebe Spa Sanctuary.

Bebe Spa Sanctuary offers fantastic views.

The Bebe Spa Sanctuary probably offers the best views of any spa in Fiji.

Treatments and massages at Bebe Spa Sanctuary.

As well as breath-taking views, the Bebe Spa Sanctuary offers all sorts of treatments and massages.

Themed buffets at Vale Ni Kana.

The Vale Ni Kana restaurant has themed buffet nights, and breakfast for guests (and the public).

Adults-only Vakavanua Lounge is onsite.

The sophisticated Vakavanua Lounge is adults only.

Buffet breakfasts are very good.

Buffet breakfast is not always included in hotel rates, but is worth paying extra for.

Rooms are stylish and spacious.

All rooms are stylish, spacious, and very comfortable.

Rooms in the back lack good sea views.

Most rooms are in blocks at the back of the grounds, so sea views are minimal.

Room bathrooms are lovely and modern.

The bathrooms in the rooms are lovely.

Bures with sea or garden views are worth it.

Better still are the bures (bungalows) which face the gardens or sea.

Bures are spacious and modern.

The bures are very roomy and feature modern facilities and a subtle traditional décor.

Bures feature a stunning ornate ceiling.

One stunning feature of the bures is the ornate ceiling with a genuine Fijian flavor.

Bures feature hammocks in the verandas.

Hammocks on the patios of the bures add to the relaxed tropical feel.

Bures have delightful bathrooms.

The bathrooms in the bures are delightful.

Excellent Asian and European food at Beach Bar n Grill.

The closest restaurant to the resort, only 200m via the beach, is the best: the Beach Bar n Grill offers a wonderful array of Asian and European dishes.

Quarter Deck Restaurant is within walking distance.

The Quarter Deck Restaurant in the Crow’s Nest resort, about 600m away via the beach, is up a small hill.

Ocean Terrace Restaurant in Bedarra Beach Inn is good.

The meals are excellent at the Ocean Terrace Restaurant, in the Bedarra Beach Inn, a few minutes’ walk via the beach.

Pleasant and quiet regional centre of Sigatoka.

The regional center of Sigatoka is pleasant. Only 8 km by bus or taxi, it’s far more appealing than Nadi.

Sigatoka town and river share the same name.

Sigatoka is nicely situated along a river with the same name.

Daily produce market in central Sigatoka is worth visiting.

Opposite the bus station in central Sigatoka, the daily produce market is worth a look.

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