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Checking In: InterContinental Fiji Golf & Spa Resort | Honeymoon in Fiji

InterContinental Fiji

Disclosure: I paid for this stay. The InterContinental Fiji Golf & Spa Resort provided me with a media rate in exchange for this post. All opinions are as always, my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make Life in Wanderlust possible!


Beware, I'm about to make a huge statement. After staying at literally hundreds of hotels in my lifetime, I can positively say that the InterContinental Fiji Golf & Spa Resort is the best hotel I have ever stayed in my life. This is coming from me, an avid traveler and a former hospitality employee. That's right, friends. It's true and I wonder if any hotel would ever overtake the #1 spot.

My husband and I had always wanted to visit Fiji so what better excuse was there than to go for our honeymoon? Even before we got engaged, we had our mind set on honeymooning in Fiji. Now the biggest question? What hotel should we stay at?

Let me tell you, I did so, much, research. I exhausted myself one too many nights looking through hotels in Fiji, reviews, prices, transportation options - I mean, everything. So much so I think I could be a Fiji hotel concierge since I know so much of the area, hotels and offerings now!

So where did I land on? The InterContinental Fiji Golf & Spa Resort. Here's why.


InterContinental Fiji

The Sweetest Suite:


If we were going all the way to Fiji for our honeymooon, we were going to go for the best InterContinental Fiji had to offer as far as rooms go. We booked the Club InterContinental One Bedroom Suite with Plunge Pool and we were not disappointed.

As soon as we arrived, we hopped on the 'Bula Bus' (a big golf cart, basically) and headed up the hill away from the main resort area. We were welcomed to the Club InterContinental lounge where they processed our check-in. Once that was done, they drove us to our suite.

If you want to see a room tour, visit my Instagram and amongst my Instagram Stories you'll see one labeled Fiji. You'll see the full room tour in addition to other snaps from the property!

Our suite was huge! A spacious living room area, exquisite marble bathroom, a comfortable king size bed and the best part in my opinion? The private Cleopatra bath tub and plunge pool outside. My husband can attest, I was in the plunge pool daily, maybe 2-3x a day? Sounds about right. At the end of the night, I would enjoy the Cleopatra bath tub amongst nature, aka frogs and baby lizards that would watch me bathe.

If you're going all the way to Fiji, I highly recommend taking the plunge and booking this room at the InterContinental Fiji. Truly the sweetest suite!

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The living and dining area of our suite.

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Such a cozy living area!

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Spacious marble bathroom.

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Bedroom with a comfortable king bed.

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The Cleopatra bathtub outside.

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Patio and private plunge pool area.

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The private plunge pool and views!

Club InterContinental:

Access to the Club InterContinental came with booking our suite and boy, is that a value-add to the stay. The lounge is a private lounge just for guests that are staying in the suites. It has their own pool with a stunning view and their own restaurant.

While you can enjoy breakfast at the lounge, the best part was Afternoon Tea and Canape Hour. We would walk over to the Club InterContinental around noon for Afternoon Tea, then stay a while until Canape Hour started. What's a Canape, you say? They're hot and cold finger foods that fill you up just right.

During Canapes, there's often live music performed by the lounge staff. You can't beat that, food, cocktails, all while watching the gorgeous Fijian sunset.

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Daily Afternoon Tea Time at the Club InterContinental, yum!

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Club InterContinental outdoor area. Did I nap in those huts? Sure did!

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The Canapes; finger foods. Yum!

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Enjoying the sunset from the Club InterContinental lounge.

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Interior of the Club InterContinental.

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Such a relaxing space inside the Club InterContinental.

The Dining Experience:

When we weren't enjoying the Club InterContinental lounge's food offerings, we headed down to the main resort area for dining. Our favorite? The Sanasana restaurant.

Sanasana: Situated alongside the Sugar Cane train track and overlooking the Meke Lawn and Natadola Bay, Sanasana is a renown Fiji restaurant that offers buffet breakfast, à la carte lunch and themed buffet dinner, with a different theme for dinner each evening.

Navo Specialty Dining: Discover elegant Fiji specialty dining overlooking the lagoon and the island of Navo. This specialty dining restaurant features contemporary cuisine inspired by the sea and an extensive range of new and old world wines. Be tempted by an array of the finest creations prepared in the glass-walled show kitchen at one of the best restaurants in Fiji.

Toba Bar & Grill: At the heart of the resort, enjoy casual Fiji dining at Toba Bar & Grill. Our grill features a wide range of dining options including wood-fired pizzas, burgers and decadent desserts. Cocktails and long drinks are available for poolside relaxing whilst overlooking picturesque Natadola Bay.

Kama Lounge: Overlooking the white sands of Natadola Bay and the azure ocean, Kama Lounge is the ideal place to sit back and relax as the sun sets over the South Pacific. Specialising in international and locally inspired cocktails and snacks, our bar team is dedicated to serve up enticing drinks in an ideal relaxing atmosphere.

While these are the main dining options at the InterContinental Fiji, you can click here for a couple more specialty dining options on property.

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Breakfast @ Sanasana

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Indoor and outdoor seating at Sanasana.

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Endless options at the Sanasana buffet.

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They were all delicious but the casava cake was my favorite!

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Breakfast buffet at Sanasana.

The Grounds:

The grounds at the InterContinental Fiji Resort is stunning. Lush greenery, fun exotic plants I never see in the U.S, gorgeous views of the hills and of course jaw-dropping beaches.

Not only that, the property boasts 3 swimming pools throughout the main property and 1 at the Club InterContinental so you have plenty of options to lay out or swim.

The property also sits right on the beach so you have direct access to the Natadola Bay beach. The sand is soft, the breeze is perfection and the sky gets painted shades of pink and purple during sunset. Los Angeles delivers beautiful sunsets but Fiji? Next level, friends.

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One of the 4 pools at InterContinental Fiji.

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Relax and listen to the waves.

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Daily entertainment at the InterContinental Fiji resort.

InterContinental Fiji Entertainment
Fire performers with the stunning Fiji sunset as the backdrop.

Other Amenities:


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I clearly took advantage of the private plunge pool in our suite!

My Experience:

As I mentioned in the beginning, I've stayed at hundreds of hotels between leisure and work but I have yet to stay at a hotel that beats the InterContinental Fiji Resort. You know what truly enhanced our honeymoon experience? The staff. Working in hospitality, I know what it's like to have your 'customer service face' on and after a decade of being in the industry, I know what that looks like and I can tell when it's disingenuous. What really shocked me was that every single staff member we encountered on property were authentic, genuine and incredibly personable, especially the staff that worked at the Club InterContinental lounge. Within the first few hours, most of them had memorized not only our names but our suite number. We never had to tell them what suite number we were in when we were being driven to our suite and they always greeted us by name. I'm still stunned from that experience. Have you ever shed a tear saying farewell to the hotel staff? I didn't think so. I sure had not, well, until I had to say goodbye to the InterContinental Fiji staff.

Information:
InterContinental Fiji Golf & Spa Resort 
Address: Maro Road, Natadola Bay, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands
Phone: +679 673 3300
Website: https://fiji.intercontinental.com/

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