My partner and I just returned from a spur of the moment long weekend in Fiji. Having never been there before, I was a little sceptical of the idea of going to an developed resort with multiple hotels lined up along the beach next to each other. I ended up being proven wrong though - we had a wonderful time.
The Radisson, which is the newest of the Denarau properties, is very well designed and fitted out to a very high standard. We had a one room suite, which came with a fully fitted kitchen and washing facilities - both of which came in handy even though we had a very short stay.
The swimming pools were excellent - the Adults Only pool was a wonderful retreat from the shouting kids. An occassional child strayed into pool - probably more a reflection of poor signage than intentional misbehaviour. The water slide was great too - full of both kids and those young at heart. As mentioned in some of the reviews, you could still hear the sound of kids even when in the adults pool, but this isn't unexpected in a resort of this type.
There were a few downsides that the Radisson needs to look at. The room was very clean when we first arrived, but ongoing housekeeping was a bit hit and miss. Totally missed it the first day until we called them. They need to pay more attention to the little things - like replacing the dishwasher soap when it has been used.
Service in the food and beverage department was rather poor. The breakfast buffet was OK, but nothing to get excited about and trying to get a cup of coffee was a bit of a challenge. They also continuously ran out of plates - a bit concerning for a buffet that was less than half full. Had the take away pizza one night - great concept and delicious pizza. Also enjoyed the poolside service - had coffee and cocktails - served very promptly.
So overall, I would definately recommend this hotel. The rooms, location and pools were superb. Beach was rather average, but they all are on Denarau. Wouldn't recommend the breakfast - leave the restaurant for snacks, cocktails and coffee. Had one dinner at the Westin Steak house - a little pricey but delicious, stunning location and superb service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fiji's newest luxury beach front Resort offers a myriad of resort facilities nestled around lagoon swimming pools and lush tropical gardens combined with warm genuine Fijian hospitality. 270 luxuriously appointed and spacious guestrooms & suites combined with a contemporary and unique Fijian blend. Choose either a Guest Room or 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites with views of the Gardens, Lagoon or Ocean. Indulge in 5 lagoon swimming pools (one exclusively for Adults), Jacuzzis, Harmony Spa or free non motorised water sports. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island Hotel Denarau Island
- Radisson Fiji
- Radisson Denarau Island
- Denarau Island Radisson