Fiji Beach Resort by Hilton

Fiji Beach Resort by HiltonThe Denarau Island hotel strip is about to receive another denizen. On July 1, 2006, Phase One of the Fiji Beach Resort and Spa Managed by Hilton will join the Sheraton, Westin, Sofitel, Radisson, Trendwest, and Golf Terraces resorts on this sand-and-swamp-fringed isle just off Viti Levu.

The 219-room Fiji Beach Resort and Spa follows the low-rise model originated in 1975 by The Regent of Fiji, now the Westin. The 22 two-story accommodation blocks stretch along Denarau's brown sands, with a couple of swimming pools at the resort's heart. The pools are necessary because the beach swimming isn't the greatest. For good snorkeling you'd need to carry on to the Mamanuca Islands, visible on the horizon, as there's little coral anywhere near Denarau.

The Fiji Beach Resort and Spa does offer all the creature comforts you'd expect from a Hilton-managed property, starting at US$271 a night plus taxes. As elsewhere on Denarau, Hilton guests won't experience much of the "real Fiji". This is strictly a luxury resort area, and the local restaurants, shops, and markets of Nadi town are seven kilometers east by road. All meals, drinks, and activities served at these resorts are billed at fancy resort prices and there aren't any alternatives. Hilton guests should also be prepared for ongoing construction as Phase Two won't be complete until early 2008.

<< Home