We stayed at the Outrigger for 10 nights in February. Overall a great holiday experience and the first with our young son.
We upgraded upon check in to a Plantation Bure, utilizing the hotels upgrade deal which was only 65 FJD per night and included a 2 for 1 BeBe spa voucher - highly recommend the upgrade. Bure was excellent with plenty of room for the 3 of us. Particularly enjoyed the hammock on the balcony for a few beers and a good book whilst our son was napping. Special thanks to Anna for a great job on cleaning our room. Our "handsome" son surely misses you.
Resort grounds are meticulously maintained with many staff using small pruners to trim the many trees, hedges and plants to perfection. The pool area expansive, and always sun lounges free. Whilst I tend to agree with some other reviews regarding the condition of the pool surface, it is not unbearable and not once did we see anyone hurt or complain. The service staff around the pool were great, special thanks to Manoa, who was always there with a smile to refill a beer or recommend a cocktail.
The Talai service was wondefully unique, and our butler Finou was one of the highlights of our trip! He had learnt our names within an hour of arriving and remembered them the entire trip! The champagne and canapés of an arvo were an ideal way to wind down/up before the evening and the nightcap was a great treat. Enjoyed my daily chats with Finou and his knowledge of the resort and upcoming events was very helpful. The family thoroughly enjoyed the fresh coconut!
Food was overall, very good. Excellent meals at Sundowner, my wife and I enjoying one of the best steaks we have had, which is a big call given we are very fussy with steak. Ivi was a great experience, particulary the 5 course set menu for Valentines Day. The Irish Coffee at the end of the meal was excellent, and the preperation at the table is a nice touch. The meals by the pool are hit and miss, with some of them very enjoyable, whilst others are a bit bland. The tapas and Oysters at the restaurant / bar up top are wonderful. My wife and I had dinner up there at sunset and the whole experience was one of the highlights of the trip. Strangely enought we were the only ones up there. We only had the buffet one evening, and whilst it was satisfactory, we felt the other dining options were better, so did not return. Breakfast was very good, and the smoothie shots and fresh juices were a refreshing addition the the usual buffet offers. The inclusive kids meals and drinks were great value, particularly given our son is not a big eater.
I cannot speak highly enough of the MeiMei service. Our son spent 4 days (8 hours a day) with Merewei (hope the spelling is right) and she was wonderful! He was taken all over the resort, fed, bathed and put in bed as requested. We received reports each day as to what activities they had done during the day, what our son ate and how he behaved - sounds like he had a ball! Our son even received a gift from Merewei at the end of the 4 days. When we decided to get a baby sitter for a Valentines Dinner we had no hesitations in asking Merewei. I am sure if our son could talk he would tell us how much he misses his MeiMei.
We did all fall ill whilst away, but not the fault of the resort. The Doctor on call did come to our room at one point, which was an interesting experience...certainly left us questioning what the hospitals would be like should we need to go. To the credit of the resort, we received 6 follow up calls to see how we were feeling, which was greatly appreciated.
I could go on forever, but will finish by saying we will certainly be back and a big Vinaka to the Outrigger!
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- Also Known As:
- Outrigger On The Lagoon Fiji Hotel Sigatoka
- Outrigger Lagoon Fiji
- Outrigger Hotel Sigatoka
- Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Coral Coast
- Outrigger Resort Sigatoka
- Outrigger Sigatoka
- Fiji Outrigger
- Fiji Lagoon Outrigger
- Sigatoka Outrigger