"Amazing service, great price, but not on the beach"
Reviewed by Serge Y. of "Atlanta, GA" on
Jun 30, 2011
I booked Wailoaloa based on several Trip Advisor reviews and I am happy that I did. They offered free pickup and drop off at Nadi International airport which is only about 10 minutes away. The service was amazing. Everyone went out of the way to do anything asked of them. The staff helped guests with travel arrangements (for tours and even transportation to other islands, alternative planning when original plans made elsewhere fell through).
Free breakfast in the morning consisted of porridge or cereal, scrambled or fried egg, toast, fresh delicious papaya, coffee or tea. Sunday was a breakfast buffet with same items. There is a bar with a few snacks and a some beverage choices open in the evening and full restaurant menu, mainly stir fry and curry dishes along with some fish & chips and wraps.
Wifi is available in the main building (where check-in area and bar are and in the very large covered patio area with lots of little tables/chairs and a few comfortable couches. One of the evenings, when a lot of guest were in, they offered a traditional Kava ceremony (interesting cultural experience).
Overall it is one of the largest properties in the area. I had a private air conditioned room and it was worth it (as it was very humid outside. room was actually pretty large, clean and comfortable, though the bed had some kind of rubber lining under the sheets which made it hotter to sleep (did not ask to rectify it, just put a blanket under the sheet).
There is a large outdoor pool in the middle of the resort.
Location wise is the only slight disappointment. The resort is not on the beach. You can walk about 3/4 of a mile to one, but not to what one would think of as a great Fiji beach. Those are a good 45 minutes away. The resort is also near THE runway of the International airport, but in reality all resorts that are within 15 minutes of airport are near it. There are not that many flights and they happen in blocks. With air conditioner running I did not wake up to th