i have stayed at hideaway 3 times in 2 and a half years, and am heading back this year again, counting down the months until we leave.
i was shocked by the negative reviews people have given of the hideaway! yes its not a perfect place, i doubt you could find a 5 star place where every staff was perfect, every meal brought to you in a flash, every drink served immediately etc etc. considering hideaway is only a 3.5 star resort, i think it is an excellent place.
i dont believe on holiday in a place like this that a tv and radio is necessary. you dont go on holidays to a beautiful place like this to sit in your room all day. i have always found the beds comfortable, the bures very clean, and the bathroom facilities up to standard. another positive aspect of the accomodation is that they are separated in pairs, not all joined together or on top of each other like other resorts on the coral coast.
to those comments about the staff being rude or stand-offish, the women are neither of these, they are simply shy or quiet. the staff are one of my favourite things about hideaway, they are more like friends than staff members. upon returning my 2nd and 3rd time, i was greeted with big smiles and hugs from the familiar faces, including some of the security and dining staff, and even a few
"welcome home"s. on my last visit back, my friends and i were even invited to one of the staff members house to drink kava (on numerous occasions!) and to a party with their family. the activities boys are particularly friendly and are always there to entertain you, whether your a child, teenager or adult.
the bar staff are superb, always asking if you would like another drink. their cocktails are fabulous, and for those who think the spirits are expensive, try drinking the local rum or vodka, which is much cheaper and very nice. the food is excellent value despite what other people have said, i have never eaten food so nice in australia for such a cheap price. and the dining staff are also excellent, always checking if you want another drink or any more food. in the way of food and drinks i highly recomend the the veal parmigan (only on the menu some nights), the club sandwich, the mars bar (cocktail-see pictures), and the local rum.
they supply a good range of free activities, and even the additional charge activities are good value. the aqua gym is always good fun, as is the sun dance around the pool at midday. the nightly acts are a good mix of cultural and contemporary entertainment. and with the disco starting at 10.30, i always enjoyed staying up having a few drinks and dancing the night away with friends, family and even a few staff members joining in. the happy hour games and cheap drinks was good fun, everyone liked to get involved and have some fun with the variety of games. but just a warning, fiji rules apply! also, the
monday night cocktail party is a great way to find out more about the resort, local tourist activities and to meet the staff and fellow
visitors. i have made many new friends while staying at hideaway.
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