Bula! We spent 8 wonderful nights at the Outrigger in mid-August. From the time we arrived and were warmly welcomed, to the time we regretfully departed, we were surrounded by friendly and obliging staff. Staff who made a particular effort to help us celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary on the last day of our stay.
Our room was 809, just far enough away from any noise from partygoers in the pools or various wedding function areas around the resort. It was very well appointed with a wonderful view over the resort to the ocean and fringing reef.
We did our best to enjoy all of the facilities on offer, and had a great time snorkelling, kayaking and getting plenty of exercise exploring the beautiful flora in this large resort. It was also a treat to interact with the local wildlife: to catch (and release) hermit crabs on the beach, to create a feeding frenzy amongst the little fish in the shallows with some leftover scraps from breakfast, and to watch and listen to the frogs that emerged every night for their nocturnal activities. It was a photographer's dream. I couldn't stop taking photos of all the exquisite flowers, trees, nooks and crannies. And the sunsets were surreal.
There are plenty of food options and while the standard of the food was generally high, a couple of our meals suffered from disappointingly small portions. It would also have been nice to have a good range of simple sandwiches or other snacks when breakfast was so satisfying that you just wanted something small to tide you over until evening. The buffet breakfasts and dinners are designed for big appetites and have plenty of delicious variety.
One area we particularly appreciated was the adults only pool area. An early morning swim and coffee at the swim up bar was a great way to start the day, and a quiet afternoon of reading in the comfy lounges of the undercover area was very relaxing.
The one downside for us was the Wifi availability. We paid for 7 days access to Wifi but for much of our stay, it was nonexistent or intermittent at best. There were things happening back home that we needed to keep in touch with, and so there were periods of frustration and our calls to the IT folk didn't seem to improve our access.
Some staff made a particular impression on us during our stay. Our butler Lusia was just wonderful - so friendly and helpful and the effort she made to help celebrate our anniversary was something we will never forget. We saw Edwina every morning at breakfast and what a delight it was to see her smiling face and enjoy her warm greeting. And of course Mosese - what a gentleman, what a host, what a friend. To be honest, we found all the staff gracious and friendly and have raved about them ever since. Thank you Outrigger for all the happy memories of fun in the sun, romance in the evening, all with first class facilities, friendly staff, the talented musicians. We hope to come back one day. Vinaka!
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger On The Lagoon Fiji Hotel Sigatoka
- Outrigger Lagoon Fiji
- Outrigger Hotel Sigatoka
- Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Sigatoka
- Outrigger Resort Sigatoka
- Outrigger Sigatoka
- Fiji Outrigger
- Fiji Lagoon Outrigger
- Sigatoka Outrigger