We spent 14 wonderful days at the Wyndham. This was the first trip we went on without our disabled daughter, so it was just my husband and me, and our almost 9yr old son.
We had a fully self contained apartment in the older section on the ground floor. This was very convenient and it was located right on the walk way to the main pool area. I did find though that I could hear alot of what was going on in the apartment above, and early morning wake ups by chairs screeching above was alittle annoying. I also found the bed a little hard, but I have sciatica and it's often very hard for me to find a bed I am satisfied with. The room was beautifully furnished and had all the mod cons, including a music system that accepted both CD and usb. The resort has recently had some new apartments built on the property, and we did get the oportunity to have a look. They are stunning! However, I prefered the older style, as it had more of a holiday vibe. Ours was made up with fijian art and furniture, where the new ones are more like you'll find in any top resort anywhere in the world.
We ate breakfast in our room everyday and made good use of the two restaurants, Karma & Mamsita's for the other two meals most days.
The pool was a highlight! For the entire holiday, our son was either wet, or asleep! And my husband and I were similar, but with a few cocktails and a good book thrown in!
The kids club was quite successful. We had not anticipated the boy asking to go, but he did, several times, and had a great time. It was a good way for him to meet some of the other kids staying here, and so he often had playmates in the pool as well.
As I mentioned, we ate at the two onsite restaurants, and I found them both very good. Sometime the service was rather slow at Karma, but the views and the atmosphere more than made up for that. Mamasita's was excellent! The chicken burrito was my absolute favourite, and the boy had more than one place of the nachos. However, the nachos didn't look like we expected, but was very tasty. They are presented kind of 'deconstructed' (Thanks MKR).And if margaritas are your thing, well...Lets just say that copious amounts were guzzled by this little black duck!!!!
We used Rosies and booked the Nadi half day tour, the Sigatoka Village trip on the jet boats, and the day out on the Islands though them and found them very helpful.
Everything on Denarau is easy to access and they have a Bula bus that runs between all the resorts and the marina for $8 each a day, However, if you are just wanting to go to the marina for dinner, take a taxi, it works out at around $7 each way.
Overall we had a simply GREAT break!
I must just say though, this was a real experience and a big change for us. We have not really stayed in a top 5 star resort like this one before. I find that my particular taste tends more to the smaller more intimate places, where you get to know the staff and actually cry when you you have to leave. i like to be involved in the 'Lovo' cooking process and feel like I have an ownership while I am there. This is by no means a criticism of the Wyndham as there was little to criticise, just a personal like. :-)
This was our 5th trip to Fiji, and I can't wait to go back! Bula Vinaka Wyndham! xxxxx
- Also Known As:
- Wyndham Resort Denarau Island Fiji