When the InterContinental Fiji first got in touch saying they’d host me for the weekend I found it hard to contain my excitement. I jumped straight onto the website and starting looking through the room options, wondering which one I’d get to stay in. On the website, and in real life, all of the hotel’s rooms are presented immaculately, far more modern and luxurious than anything else I’ve stayed in, looked at, or visited in Fiji.
After my private transfer from the airport in one of the Island’s most expensive cars (Sorry I had to include that. The lovely Fijian guy who drove me was smiling ear to ear about how good his job was because he got to drive one of the most expensive cars in the country – it was a LandCruiser 200!) I was greeted by a loud and friendly ‘Bula’ and hopped aboard a buggy to be whisked away to my room. To my surprise, the Beach Front Room I thought I’d probably be staying in wasn’t the one they’d put me in, they’d reserved the best one bedroom suite in the resort for me, the Club Suite with Plunge Pool.
The Club Rooms have private check-in at the Club InterContinental which is perfect for those want to avoid the clutter in reception and start their holiday immediately. The staff in the Club and throughout the resort are so friendly, in fact everyone in Fiji is friendly, Australia needs to take note. All the staff knew my name and greeted me on every occasion they could, however it did occur to me they may have been intrigued by the young man who was staying alone. You see Club InterContinental is made for couples, in fact I didn’t see one child in the whole four days anywhere near the Club.
Looking back on it now I’m smiling at my first reaction to the room, because when I opened the door I was absolutely blown away! I knew instantly that this wouldn’t be the last time I’d stay at the InterContinental Fiji. To say my one bedroom suite was palatial is almost an understatement, featuring a huge sitting room and an equally as large bedroom with an en suite accessible from both rooms.
The Club Suite is decorated in both modern fittings and traditional cane furniture which gives just the right blend of Fiji and luxury. Huge wooden shutters open out onto a patio to the talking points of the room, the outdoor tub and the private plunge pool. Of course I jumped in on the night I arrived but appreciating it properly didn’t come until the next morning when I woke up and saw the view.
Of course when I came home I realised I hadn’t taken any images of my own lounge or bedroom but the shots above of the Two Bed Suite are identical. On that note there are a number of Two Bed Suites, also with a private plunge pool and outdoor bath that are perfect for families or groups. The second bedroom comes in a twin configuration and there is also a second bathroom.
If budget isn’t a word that’s a part of your vocabulary you may be interested in the resort’s largest and most expensive room, the Natadola Suite. Sitting in prime position next to the Club overlooking the bay beneath, the Natadola Suite is a monster 2 bedroom villa with a private kitchen, study, terrace, garden and pool. Essentially it’s a holiday house on the hilltop, and if you so desired you could treat it that way by holding your own killer pool party.