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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Very nice resort. Everyone is friendly. Everyone says hello to you at all times. Eli took great care of us at the main grill by the pool. We had a fantastic wave runner tour with our guides. Ben and jay-z . Really cool snorkeling. I played golf at the resort. Very beautiful course. Bring many golf balls if you play as poorly as I do.
Fiji was our honeymoon destination and coming all the way from Europe we’ve build high expectations! We were not let down! We really felt like in paradise and wished we stayed longer. On the plus side: staff is exceptional! At first it was difficult to tell if they are truly well trained or genuinely warm and welcoming! I can say it is a combination of both! And something you rarely encounter nowadays: locals hired by the hotel thanked us for travelling so far and for choosing their home for our holidays! The gardens, pools and public area are beautiful and well maintained. The breakfast at the Navo restaurant was exquisite! For dinner we particularly liked the barbecue under the stars at the pool. The atmosphere in the resort is relaxed, family oriented and the fire ceremony, singing and dancing in the evenings seemed to be enjoyed by everyone! While there are many more things to say on the plus side, I will only mention that we appreciated very much the evening organised for the IHG members. Getting to talk to the managers and understand the challenges in running such a resort, in a community friendly way, was enriching! On the side of “could be done better”: staff still requires some training in attention to details: yellow marks or even broken bed sheets are not acceptable in a five star. Cleaning in the rooms can be improved.
All in all we’ve very much enjoyed our 6 nights at Intercontinental Fiji! Nonetheless if I had written this review just upon check-in, it would tell a different story! what I can say is: do not expect the luxury and cleanliness of an Intercontinental in Hong Kong let’s say (which is where we had checked out before traveling to Fiji).
We look forward to our ten year anniversary in Fiji! :) Vinaka!
The hotel was INCREDIBLE. Music every night and a wonderful selection of restaurants....all with great menus. The gym was very good with basic equipment and had the whole place to myself. The beach was also FANTASTIC and had alot of different options regarding extra activities - Scuba Diving for husband was great especially being close by. The rooms were spacious and the beds comfortable. We had used this as a stepping stone from our Australian/New Zealand grand vacation back home to USA. It was the highlight to the end to our trip.
The added benefit was that the bartender knew how to make a French Martini
This is a fantastic hotel that accommodates families wonderfully. Daily activities for kids, the live music every night at the main bar, the free hire of kayaks, paddle boards and snorkelling gear for the first hire. Would highly recommend staying in the Club Suites. Infinity pool is stunning, the service is second to none, the size of the rooms are fantastic. They also offer their buggy services to assist in getting you around the tropical paradise that is the resort. Kids club is very handy and reasonably priced for parents.
The resort is one of the most family friendly one in the world. They organized daily activities for kids from 3 and above, including hermit crab racing (free), kite making (free), evening fire lighting (strongly recommended if you have a girl. They will provide Polynesian costume and it is free. Reserve in advance), snorkeling gear (1 hr free, although not many fish near hotel), fishing (charge), surfing lesson (good for beginners), and horse riding on beach (charge). You could also walk on the beach during low tide to find all sorts of sea lives. We saw octopus, star fish, eels, and fish. Staffs were very very friendly and helpful for all of your needs. The food at various restaurants were not impressive except at the Navo, which did not allow kids after 7:30 pm. Best food at Navo came with the least service though, which was a shame. One recommendation is that you should try to order room service for breakfast if you have a ocean front ground floor room. Your view from the balcony or the cabana will be much better than from breakfast restaurants. Spire Elite or Ambassadorship won’t give you much other than a simple one class upgrade. But I strongly suggest you get an ocean front room so that you can walk into the water straight from your bed. The resort is a bit far from the airport though. There is nothing around. But this is a paradise. You do not need to venture outside.