InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Location on Natadola Bay, on the Coral Coast’s best stretch of white sand beach
- Free yoga and pre-treatment relaxation in the spa’s steam room and hydrotherapy pools
- Club InterContinental with 24-hour personalized butler service
What To Know
- Club InterContinental’s hilltop suites are our favorite rooms, but they’re a long way from the beach
- Kids eat free with parents at all of the resort’s five restaurants and bars
- All guestrooms feature signature Cleopatra-style freestanding tubs
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The layout draws inspiration from traditional Fijian villages, but the look is decidedly modern, with low-slung day beds, curvaceous rattan side chairs and a palette inspired by sea and sand. The architecture also invites the outside in via open-air common spaces leading onto panoramic sea views and rooms with sliding panels opening onto outdoor living areas.
Bed and Bath
The resort’s 271 guestrooms are among the largest in Fiji with open-plan living rooms leading to terraces or balconies with their own outdoor deep-soak tubs and day beds. There’s a sensual richness to the guestrooms, with gleaming hardwood platform beds, Franco Albini-inspired rattan chairs and pillowy comforters.
The resort is programmed for relaxation, with a world class spa, four swimming pools and an 18-hole championship golf course. It manages to cater to both families (there’s a kids club and pool, and little ones eat for free with parents) and to couples (think adults-only infinity pool). Be sure and book at least one cabana dinner at the resort’s signature Navo restaurant, overlooking the lagoon, where you’ll dine on mud crab tian, crayfish kokoda and Vakalolo hotpot.
In the Area
Sigatoka River Safaris on the Coral Coast takes guests wading through knee-deep water by hurricane lantern in Naihehe Cave, Fiji’s largest cave system, which has creepy remainders of the area’s cannibal past. The hotel offers tours of nearby Navo Island, where women and children used to hide during tribal wars. You can also visit Malomalo School (which is well supported by the resort, staff and guests), take a tour of Sanasana village (where many of the resort staff come from) or take a ride at sunset along Natandola Bay on horses from the local village.
How to Get There
We stayed at this property for 3 nights ..staff not too well informed about the spa,restaurants and other amenities ...Shaun(resort manager) and Stephen were very helpful and made our stay comfortable ..property is nice and rooms are big and comfortable ..if they could just improve on their services ..it would a world class property ..
We stayed at a number of resorts during our Fiji trip, Intercontinental not being amongst them. But since we did want to take a closer look at Intercontinental in order to consider this resort for our upcoming 2019 trip, we bought a day pass there.
The Intercontinental premises are gorgeous. Well-designed and well-kept, the grounds' cleanliness, spaciousness and sheer beauty had us impressed the entire day.
Also impressive was the Intercontinental staff. From the arrival lobby to the Information Counter, to the various members of the F&B and security personnel, everyone we connected with at Intercontinental was ever so friendly, obviously well-versed, as well as helpful and clearly happy in their skin. Kudos to all you lovely people.
We liked the local fire dance troupe's performance in the early evening too. And if you need a decent Wi-Fi connection, no worries there, as we found the throughput more than enough.
Does Intercontinental have any flaws? Well, we had lunch on site, ordered a nasi goreng and a burger. A couple of bites into my nasi goreng, I realized I couldn't eat any more of it; not only was the dish as good as unseasoned, apart from the salt, but also, it contained altogether way too much salt. When I sampled my partner's burger, it was the same, i.e. devoid of flavour. We ended up pretty disappointed on the F&B front, particularly given the meal's price tag, which approached 100 Fiji dollars.
That being said, these were the only meals we had there. Could be we were just unlucky...
Please also note that the sea out front, whilst breathtaking, had a nasty undertow here and there, probably due to the steep-ish slope of the beach. The resort put up a few warnings so they're aware of it and are doing the right thing by informing their guests proactively.
Lastly, as noted by others, things appear not quite peaches and cream between the resort and the area's entrepreneurial locals, as the latter aren't shy about soliciting for gigs amongst the resort's guests, be it snorkeling trips, horse rides, body rubs etc.
We, too, were on the receiving end of a fair number of attempts to sell us stuff, but I guess it's a by-product of having a tourist enclave within an ostensibly public beach.
It wasn't a major issue for us. After all, you can't really blame the locals for trying to make a living, which I guess is the main reason the resort is closing one eye to the goings-on. Still, in the interest of full disclosure I figure I best include this so future visitors can make as informed a decision on staying at Intercontinental as we can.
Had gone there for a conference. Staffs were very helpful in getting upgrade done to the Club.
Couples or single wishing for solitary stay, I recommend try the club. Nice and peaceful with great view of the resort n sea from the club lounge and the rooms next to the lounge. Children are also allowed at the club only exception is during cocktail hours.
Staffs at the lounge - manisha and Moses (hopefully got them right) and others were very kind n helpful.
Definitely going back.
Women staff at the Toba bar&grill are unbelievably rude. One waitress in particular, made dining here uncomfortable, with her clear distain for her job. While eating dinner at Toba, a staff manager asked us to leave, because they had another reservation in our exact table. Meanwhile, all the tables around us were empty!!!!!!!
BBQ buffet Tuesday night, was disgusting. Total waste of money. All the food was COLD!! Or seemed recycled from the kitchen and old.
Men who work here are great. Breakfast buffet, is filled with old fruit, that appears to need to be thrown out. Pastries, hard and dry. Only good thing at breakfast is Paula (waiter) and the coffee.
Beach is nice, and it’s worth to stay here for it. Nice adult pool away from children. Beds are comfortable.
If the food was good, it’s fine charging higher prices. But the prices your pay in no way translate to food standard.
My wife and I decided to stay here for a weekend romantic getaway. We are locals from Fiji. The service from staff was excellent. We were given a quite room overlooking the ocean bay area towards the edge of the property which was great for a couple looking for some private quite time. The beach was just outside the room. The room itself was up to expectation. The Cleopatra bath on the room balcony is a delight. The breakfast buffet was great. Lunch and Dinner menus are expensive by local standards and largely caters for overseas tourists. Having said that, the dinner we had at the hotel was delicious. The beach is one of the best with good swimming spots. Overall, the resort has a relaxed ambiance that I would highly recommend. I have stayed here twice now and loved it both times.