I spent two days in the luxurious Intercontinental Fiji Resort and Spa. I enjoyed swimming in the pool and drinking cocktails. But I also checked out their golf course and their many restaurants. I wanted to give you the true Intercontinental Fiji review without the bullshit. This wasn’t a free stay and these are my own thoughts.
Not only is Intercontinental Fiji resort and spa 5-star luxury, but it is also home to the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course! It has something for everyone, a kid’s club and nanny services for the smaller members of your family. A wedding celebrant and a stunning beach backdrop for special events. And a day spa for pampering all members of your group.
Pool view room at Intercontinental Fiji Resort and Spa
I was booked into the garden view room but was luckily upgraded to a pool view room on arrival. The pool view room was spacious and well laid out, with the king bed in the centre of the room. There was a small couch and coffee table area, along with a desk and “business centre”.
The bathroom had no natural light due to the room layout. However, the soft lighting near the mirrors makes up for that. The room is divided in two, with a toilet on one side and the rain shower on the other. The bathroom amenities have a tropical feel with coconut extracts. They are replenished daily …but oddly for a 5-star hotel, there was no turndown service during my 2-night stay.
Outside is tiled space. I was on the first floor, so I didn’t have a balcony. I could see that those above me did.
What made this space really special was not just the gorgeous pool view, framed by luscious tropical palms. Nor the comfortable double day bed. But the large two-person bathtub outside!
It was great to come home from a day at the beach and relax outside with a glass of wine in the tub.
Common spaces at Intercontinental Fiji Resort and Spa
The common areas of the resort were well maintained with plenty of gardeners working every time I stepped outside.
Paths were wide to allow enough room for the golf buggies to drive down when guests arrive. There was plenty of signage to point you in the right direction if you lose your bearings.
Kids have plenty of room to run off steam if they want to on the large open grassy spaces too.
Restaurants at Intercontinental Fiji Resort and Spa
There are 4 restaurants on site:
-Navo the fine dining restaurant only open for dinner.
-Sansana, The restaurant for breakfast and dinner buffets.
-Kama lounge, a laid back cocktail lounge with tapas and bar snacks on the menu.
-Toba Bar and Grill, situated poolside, and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I was most excited to dine at Navo, and it did not disappoint. It is adults only after 7 pm, so we dined a little later to ensure a more relaxed vibe in the restaurant.
Between us, we ordered a bit of everything- Crab tian, scallops, a Fiji hotpot, a side salad and the fresh Pukapuka fish with veggies.
One thing to note, the portion sizes at Navo are far, far larger than a regular fine dining restaurant! We could not finish it all despite having a small lunch and being so excited about the menu.
If you’re into great cocktails, head to Kama lounge for one of their two happy hours from 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm and 9:30pm- 10:30 pm. The raspberry mojito is perfect to watch the sunset with.
Not to be missed at 7 pm is the Fijian men doing a fire lighting ceremony!
Breakfast at Intercontinental Fiji Resort and Spa
The Sansana Buffet breakfast is included in your room rate and is perfect to wake up to every morning.
The restaurant is a bit of a walk away from the main hotel blocks. I assume this means you can eat as many pieces of bacon as you want without feeling guilty. Haha. You will walk most of it off on the way back to the pool!
The buffet has a great range of food. From your traditional English breakfast fare (sausages, bacon, hash browns) to an Asian selection (congee, miso soup and tofu). There is also fresh cut tropical fruit with yoghurt for those wanting a lighter breakfast, and a fresh egg station for omelettes, poached eggs and fried eggs.
If you’re addicted to your caffeine, you will be pleased to know that barista-style coffee is included with breakfast.
Natadolo bay Golf Course at Intercontinental Fiji Resort and Spa
The Intercontinental resort also hosts the Natadolo Bay Golf course next door. I spent a day playing the world championship course but lost many balls in the process. I also managed to “lose” a whole bucket of beer I had “conveniently” in my golf cart. The greens are fantastically maintained, and the staff are helpful. To read more about the Natadulo Bay Golf Club click HERE.
Intercontinental Fiji has the best beach on the mainland out of all the resorts, so if your looking for a relaxing resort, with a stunning sunset, you may have found your paradise!
While you are in Fiji, consider a day trip out to the islands with Seaspray