Outrigger Fiji Travel Review

While we often travel to Fiji for work related events and industry conferences (which are usually a fast paced fly-in / fly-out affairs) this was a strictly no-work-allowed affair! The first stop on our 3 day Fiji adventure was the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort.  This luxury, five star resort has a traditional Fijian village atmosphere which is appealing for a property of this size. Located on Fiji’s Coral Coast, a convenient one hour drive from Nadi International Airport, the Outrigger is set on a white sand beach, surrounded by tall palms and lush tropical gardens.

The accommodation at the Outrigger is ample and spacious.

The resort accommodation comprises 207 deluxe rooms and suites, most with sweeping ocean views, and 47 traditional thatched bures (bungalows). We stayed in the Deluxe Ocean View rooms which have pretty views out to the water.

I loved our room. It was really spacious – particularly the bathroom. Sharing with Sandra, this meant we could both get ready at the same time. The separate toilet was also convenient when sharing with a friend. Interconnecting rooms with the girls next door was fun when we were all getting ready at the same time. – Kerry.

As guests staying in the Deluxe Ocean View rooms, we received the resort’s complimentary Talai (butler) VIP service. Upon arrival we were greeted with complimentary welcome drinks and our bags were unpacked and clothing put away – wow! Every afternoon at sunset our butler arrived with complimentary canapés and champagne. The Talai butler service is also included when staying in a deluxe ocean suite and bures. More information on the Outrigger’s accommodation »

I really loved the complimentary canapés and champagne in the afternoon. Before heading out to dinner it was nice to relax on the balcony and chill with everyone. This was one of my favourite parts of the day. – Tracey.

The Outrigger is very family-friendly and has a great Kids’ Club.

We often refer families to the Outrigger as it is very child friendly, It was great to see families and groups travelling together enjoying the resort’s facilities. The Little Riggers Kids Club & Beach Riggers Program caters to both younger and older children and tailors programs for each and is the only Kids Club in Fiji that caters for kids as young as 3 years old. More information on the Outriggers Kids Club »

The huge lagoon pool, the largest in the South Pacific, was open during our stay but is in the process of a major upgrade and will be closed from 25 January – 28 February 2016.

Fiji is perfect for kids and, as a Mum, a good Kids Club is something I always take into consideration when planning a family Fiji holiday. I can’t wait to see the upgraded lagoon pool – it’s already amazing so I’m excited to see how hit will look after the upgrade is finished in March. – Kelly.

Dining at Ivi Restaurant – WOW!

Without doubt our best experience at the Outrigger was a night spent at Ivi Restaurant. Ivi is the resort’s formal, adults only restaurant serving contemporary international dishes with Pacific influences. What can we say – stunning decor, great location (next to the restaurants namesake – a 100 year old ivi tree), impeccable service and world class cuisine – just check the reviews online! May we recommend the beloved national Fijian national dish kokoda (pronounced kar-kon-da) and the traditional Caesar salad, both of which are prepared with precision at your table.  This restaurant should be number 1 on the bucket list of all foodies and is available for private functions and weddings. More information on the restaurants & dining »

Living in Sydney’s inner city and been lucky enough to visit some of the world’s top restaurants, I would rank the cuisine at Ivi Restaurant among the best I have ever eaten.  One word that comes to mind when I remember Ivi is WOW! – Mike.

There’s so much to do on the Coral Coast.

The Coral Coast is one of Fiji ‘s most popular holiday destinations – and for good reason. Located on the south west coast of Viti Levu (Fiji’s main island), the Coral Coast stretches 130km and is accessible by road from either Nadi or Suva. Protected from onshore swells by a fringing reed, the coast is a mix of white sand and coral beaches.

Most Coral Coast beaches offer calm swimming conditions for families with young children while others are strictly for keen surfers when South Pacific conditions are right.

Filled with unspoilt beaches, lush forests and authentic Fijian villages, the Coral Coast offers a variety of cultural and outdoor activities. From a fisherman selling his day’s catch on the roadside, to bargaining with a local at the Sigatoka Market, true island life is here. Fiji markets – shopping the traditional way »

More information about the regions of Fiji »