We stayed at the Outrigger from 23/12 to 05/01. It was our second time there and we had a great time, again!
The occupancy rate of the Resort when we arrived was only 22%, probably due to the virtually non existent Coup. As a result, we were upgraded to a Deluxe Ocean View room, which had great views of the Resort and the ocean beyond. The room also included a Butler Service, which delivered canapes & champagne to our room every evening.
The room was clean and had plenty of room for the 3 of us (2 adults & our 11 year old daughter). There was a safe, TV, clock radio, hair dryer, iron, ironing board and plenty of hanging space. It looked a bit dated, but you don’t spend much time there anyway. Towels were replaced every day.
The food is OK. We pre bought meal vouchers, so we didn’t really notice if it was expensive or not. We weren’t very impressed with the Asian Buffet, but everything else was nice. The wood fired pizzas are very good, as is the Mongolian BBQ. Cocktails range from $14.50 to $16.50 Fijian dollars and the bar staff will bring them to you by the pool.
The beach is pretty ordinary and you can only really access it during high tide (about 2 hours), though the snorkelling was better than I expected it to be. We did 3 trips to other islands where the snorkelling was excellent, Mala-Mala & Honeymoon Islands in particular. The tour desk were very helpful organising these tours.
The pool is huge and the water very refreshing, though you need to get there early if you want the sun lounges in the best spots. Part of the pool is suitable for toddlers. The Activities Staff do a great job organising games in the pool. You can also do water aerobics, if you that way inclined.
The staff at the Kids Club are great and our daughter enjoyed going there once a few more kids turned up during our second week there.
We found the service overall to be very friendly and courteous, if a little slow at times (Fiji Time!). The service at the front desk was excellent. I needed to see a doctor about an ear infection I had developed and the staff at the front desk made an appointment with a Doctor in Sigatoka and arranged for a taxi to take me there & back. Cashing travellers cheques and settling our account was also handled very well.
The only down side to the Resort is the distance to Denarau Marina if you are doing day trips to other islands. It’s a one and a half hour trip each way, often in a mini bus with no air conditioning.
We are thinking of staying at Castaway Island Resort next time, just for something different, however, we would have no hesitation in recommending the Outrigger to anyone, especially if you have kids.
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