Fiji Restaurants & Lodging – Viti Levu
The remoteness of the resorts on Viti Levu means that finding stand-alone restaurants outside of large towns can be difficult! The best dining options in Nadi are around Denarau Island, with Indian curries and Asian dishes being the most common.
For a slice of Americana, check out the Corner Restaurant in downtown Nadi. The owner's other restaurant - Chef's - is also popular.
Accommodation and restaurants around Nadi
Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa: Technically located on Denarau Island and connected to Viti Levu via a causeway, the Westin is only 25 minutes from the airport and three minutes from the cruise and ship marina. The resort showcases a three-tiered swimming pool, should you tire of the ocean water. For dining, the Steakhouse Grill and Bar serves up American-style prime rib and steaks, while the Pacific Pasta Kitchen organizes taps, pastas and a salad buffet. Relax on a heavenly bed at Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa. Japanese fans can enjoy sushi at Hamacho and the Ocean Terrace offers the daily breakfast buffet. Guests also have easy access to the five restaurants and three bars at the adjacent Sheraton Denarau Villas and Sheraton Fiji Resort.
Sheraton Fiji Resort: A center of bustling activity, the Sheraton will suit on-the-go honeymooners who want quick access to Nadi and the nearby marina the best. Popular with businessmen, the Sheraton offers all standard hotel amenities. Unique, 1930s ocean-liner decor is featured in its popular restaurant, Ports O'Call, showcasing dishes from all the major ports in the Pacific. Japanese, American and light fare are also served in the Hamacho, Verandah and Cafe restaurants. Guests of the Sheraton Fiji Resort also have access to the facilities and restaurants at the Sheraton Denarau Villas and the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa.
First Landing Resort: Only 15 minutes from Nadi Airport, the First Landing Resort is so named after the island's initial inhabitants, who are believed to have landed near its location around 1500 BC. This owner-operated resort offers a choice of 32 bures and four villas, including the grand villa. The restaurant provides award-winning meals of local, European, seafood and Asia cuisine.
JW Marriott Fiji Resort and Spa at Momi Bay: Opening in May of 2007, the JW Marriott will be the second resort in Fiji to offer guests the option of relaxing in an overwater bungalow. All rooms offer a view of the ocean and beach and guests can choose from a number of activities. SCUBA dive at a nearby reef or take a swing on the championship golf course. Replenish yourself afterwards by dining on Asian, seafood or casual fare at any of the seven bars and restaurants.
Accommodation and restaurants around the Coral Coast and Viti Levu
Travelers should note that restaurants - and even the islands themselves - at the Vatulele Island Resort, The Wakaya Club and the Royal Davui Fiji are not available to non-paying guests.
Vatulele Island Resort: At this five-star resort on its own private island, the Vatulele Island Resort spares no expense. Featuring 18 bures, privacy is held in the highest regard - with even a remote 'Premium Honeymoon' bure. Fresh ingredients are flown in daily for inventive and highly-regarded meals. Many guests dine around one large table in the evening for enjoyable, lighthearted conversation, which is hosted by the staff. Click for the photo album of Vatulele Island Resort. Seeking even more privacy? The resort has its own 'honeymoon island' that couples can reserve for a day.
The Wakaya Club: An all-inclusive resort favorite of celebrities and stars, the Wakaya Club features nine spacious bures with ample amounts of privacy. Get up close to the wildlife by snorkeling over the protected marine reserve right off the beach, or SCUBA diving at any of a dozen nearby sites. Four types of fishing are also available. For those that like to keep their feet on the ground, the fitness center, spa, 9-hole golf course and tennis courts are at your disposal.
Royal Davui Fiji: The Royal Davui Fiji is small and intimate, with only 16 villas, but provides ample room to spread out, as each thoughtfully crafted vale includes two large rooms, one of which opens up onto a veranda overlooking the lagoon. In room spa-treatments are available. The resort is also home to the country's first plunge pool. Guests can enjoy their meals at the Banyan Restaurant, situated under the tree of the same name. Fresh fruit, seafood and vegetables are prepared under Asian, Pacific and European methods.
Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji: The first five star resort created in Fiji, the Outrigger set the standards for other resorts in the country. Hotel rooms and beachfront bures are available, and guests can choose from four bars or two restaurants for a variety of cuisines. Traditional meke, lovo and firewalking take place during the evenings.