My wife, nineteen month old daughter and I just returned from six days at the Outrigger. Without doubt Fijians are the most friendly child loving race of people that I have ever meet and we will be back in the future. I have penned some observations of our trip under general headings in the hope that it may offer some assitance to make your trip more enjoyable.
Outrigger is quite a way from Nadi (on the at times average roads) the trip can take approximately 75 mins. It also meant that there is also very little around you in terms of other places to eat-resorts to visit etc. The size of the lagoon and the tides also mean that there is very limited chance to snorkel, kyack or partake in water activities which I found a tad disappointing. In the future I would stay at the Outrigger but also spend some time at Denaru if you love your water sports. The beaches are also very unappealing (by Oz standards) and nearly all Coral (surprise) which meant no Ocean swimming and hence the pool can be quite busy.
A fantastic oasis of large beautifully maintained gardens and green everywhere. We had a Ocean Breeze Bure which was very nicely appointed and the canapes/champagne- night caps and deserts each night where a very nice touch.
Given my time again I would either upgrade to the Ocean front Bure(as we only had a limited sea view) or save some money and book a Plantation Bure - provided there was no significant changes to the room etc.
Food was quite good, breakfast buffet was surperb. It is not cheap but typical of resort prices- costly when you eat three meals a day there due to the very limited choices around you. Le Cafe (200 metres up the beach (right) was quite good and significantly cheaper than the Outrigger. Bedara Resort (500 metres up the beach) have a fanatastic balconey where you can eat breakfast and look at the ocean. For a cooked breakfast we paid 50% less than the Outrigger- even when we had to pay for my daughters breakfast (which was free at the Outrigger).
A great place to lounge by the pool and enjoy the serenity. Kids (under 12) eat free. Defintely not for beaches or water activities. Take a trip to Natadolo beach (off the Nadi road) it is by far the most beautiful beach in Fiji and off the beaten track. The people absolutely adore children and from the moment you hit (immigration) with a separate (express) lines for those with children you realise this holiday destination is perfect for those that have kids. As already stated the Outrigger can be expensive because of the lack of options around you (take a car to Sigatoka in the first two days to get yourself supplies to make the trip less costly). I would also spend some days at Denaru if you so desire to experience day trips, water sports etc. Because of the distance there did not seem to be too many half day trips (which we prefer with our daughter) A great deal of the trips were run out of Denaru/Nadi with additional charges for transfers. The recent cyclone also meant that a number of trips were cancelled due to damage.
In the resort grounds there are local ladies selling locally made jewellery etc. Buy from these as they are the nicest ladies you would meet. They sit there for 12 hours a day trying to make a living and all that you pay them goes directly to them. With the average income of $85 per week you can certainly make a difference rather then spending in the resort shops for the same thing.
We will go back again and will stay at the Outrigger (for some of the time).
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