The Coral Coast is a popular location to stay thanks to its coastline full of lovely beaches and an abundance of attractions about 1.5 hours from the bustle of Nadi, with the convenience of staying on the main island of Viti Levu.
The Outrigger is a luxury resort with a laidback, family-friendly vibe on the Coral Coast that resembles a traditional Fijian village set out on the water's edge amongst lush tropical gardens. For the best experience, book a stay at the Plantation Bure right on the beachfront where you can lounge in a hammock and enjoy access to the beach just a few steps away for a morning dip or beach stroll.
With the bure and suite options, you can also take advantage of a Talai butler service to give you that break from the daily chores you endure at home. This includes complimentary laundry service, afternoon canapes, a sparkling wine glass, and an evening turndown service with a nightcap. Other bonuses include complimentary high tea and a private invitation to the weekly VIP cocktail party. And even if you don't stay at a beachfront bure, you will have superb views of the outer reef in one of their other suites.
Outrigger’s five restaurants will cover you for taste preferences, each with its own distinct offerings. Ivi is an adults-only fine dining venue, and at Baravi right by the pool, you can enjoy Asian fusion and authentic Fijian dishes such as ceviche and prawn coconut curry. The nightly torch-lighting ceremony will occur each evening right in front of you.
The Sundowner is excellent for all ages and occasions. Enjoy its delicious signature wood-fired oven pizza and other dishes, facing the ocean and sea breezes. The live music and comprehensive menu make for a lovely and relaxing evening. After dinner, you can catch fire dancing on the beach or an outdoor movie on the lawn just a stroll away.
If you visit with children, you won't feel the need to leave this resort. There are many kid-friendly spots and activities including a lagoon-style pool complete with toddler-friendly areas, pool volleyball, tie-dying of t-shirts, evening outdoor movies and evening warrior fire dancing by the beach. Activities such as snorkelling and kayaking are also at your fingertips, with complimentary equipment for you to use. Kids will love being able to see crabs and fish right by the shore.
Parents will also be delighted to know that Outrigger offers a complimentary Kids Club where you can drop your kids off for two-hour sessions starting from 9am to 9pm. There is an option to hire a dedicated 'mei mei' babysitter for younger children for an additional cost. While the kids are there, take time out at the adult-only pool and adults-only Vahavu restaurant and swim-up bar.
So many conveniences can be found here, including a hair salon and the award-winning Bebe Sanctuary Spa on a mountain ridge with stunning views of the South Pacific Ocean. Here, you can unwind with a traditional Fijian bobo massage.
If travelling sustainably is important to you, the Outrigger makes it easy for you to make a difference during your stay. Its sustainability program gives guests a chance to help plant corals to sustain reefs or help with efforts to build essential facilities for local schools.
Must do: Book a journey with Sigatoka River Safaris, which offers jetboat rides along Fiji's longest river and includes a visit to a Fijian village. Here you can get a first-hand experience of life in this country.
For a hilltop bar experience just across from the resort, Outrigger is just a stone's throw from Kalo Kalo Bar, perched high upon Lomalagi Hill (Heavenly Hill). Kalo is Fijian for "stars", and of you happen to be there on the right night, you'll know why: the bar offers a stunning view of them in the sky. Enjoy a mix of contemporary cocktails and tapas, plus oysters and Champagne at sunset over spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.