Restaurant Refurbishment complete
We're delighted to announce that refurbishement of our restaurants Nuku and Maravu is now finished, and our refurbished restaurants are open as usual.
Congrats to our award-winning chefs!
We're so proud of our culinary team, which has just won a whopping 18 medals at the annual Moffat Salon Culinaire 2012 competition, held at the Fiji National University Nadi campus.
Salon Culinaire is Fiji's most prestigious and technically challenging culinary event, with over 200 chefs from Fijian resorts, hotels and restaurants pitting their skills against each other in a series of challenges.
Our clutch of medals included six gold medals across pastry, celebration cakes, pasta and local cuisine categories. One of our gold medalists, Chef Kenneth Rangi, received his award for an exciting two-tiered celebration cake created around a fun and modern theme, 'Kandylicious'.
Chef Kalera Nalewabau also saw off fierce competition to take away the highly-coveted 'Pastry Chef of the Year' award, continuing a tradition set by our Demi Chef Mere Rasigatale, who won the award in 2008 and 2010.
This year's Salon Culinaire was an extremely tough competition - the bar was set high, with incredibly talented chefs from around Fiji presenting their very best work to exacting technical specifications. We're absolutely thrilled that our team has achieved such outstanding success," said our Executive Chef Shane Avant, who mentored the winning team, along with Executive Sous Chef Clinton Webber.
"It's an absolute pleasure to work with such talented and hard-working chefs whose passion, energy and dedication shines through in every dish they present for our guests," continued Shane. "This recognition of their efforts and skills is thoroughly well-deserved - we're now aiming to win even more awards next year!"
A warm welcome awaits you
Our regular check-in time is 3pm, with check-out at 11am. When you make your booking, let us know when you'll be arriving, and we'll make sure your room or villa is ready and waiting for you. And if you're on an early flight, be sure to let us know so that we can prepare your room for an early check-in (subject to availability).
'International Spa of the Year'
If you love our spa, you're in good company. We were thrilled to scoop top awards at the annual Pevonia Spa Awards for the second year running recently - seeing off fierce competition to take away the coveted 'International Spa of the Year' award. Our wonderful spa therapist Reshma Dayal was also delighted to be awarded 'Therapist of the Year', while Akosita Tukana was once again a finalist in the 'Best Spa Manager' category!
Serene or splashy: What's your pool style?
Do you love to laze by a peaceful pool, sipping a perfect cocktail, the latest title by your favourite author by your side? Or would you rather jump right in with the kids? Because we want to make sure everyone enjoys their pool time, we've designed new 'Sunrise' and 'Sunset' pool zones: enjoy family fun and activities in our 'Sunrise' pools, or enjoy the serenity of 'Sunset' - all with the added luxury of our WAI poolside services.
We need your vote!
We've already been honoured in this year's TripAdvisor awards, and as nominees in the 2012 World Travel Awards, we're now hoping to win the category 'Fiji's Leading Resort'. If you think we're Fiji's top resort, we'd love your support! Casting a vote for us takes just a couple of minutes - here's what you need to do:
1) Go to www.worldtravelawards.com/vote
2) Click on 'Register', enter your details and click 'Submit'. You'll then receive a verification email in your Inbox - just click the link to verify.
3) Click the 'Vote' button on the website
4) Click 'Australasia' on the menu on the left hand side. This will bring up a list of all regional categories.
5) Scroll down to Category 45: Fiji's Leading Resort and click on this
6) Cast your vote for us!
All votes from our loyal guests and travel partners are gratefully appreciated - vinaka, from all of us at Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, managed by Hilton!
Celebrity chef joins us for South Pacific Food & Wine Festival
During March, the South Pacific Food & Wine Festival celebrated the best of our region's cuisine. Denarau Island, the destination for the festival, was transformed into a foodie's paradise, with top chefs in action throughout the island, holding degustation dinners, masterclasses, market visits and tastings. Gourmands from around the world arrived to enjoy the exciting three-day programme, as well as daily happy hours and entertainment.
As part of the festival, acclaimed chef Michael Meredith, winner of Cuisine magazine's NZ Restaurant of the Year award, took the helm at Nuku, creating a four-course Signature Dinner degustation menu which perfectly showcased our wondrous local produce.
Thanks to Michael and all the international chefs, artisan food producers, organisers and food lovers who helped make the festival such a success!
It's official - we're one of the South Pacific's top spots for relaxation.
We were delighted to receive a coveted award from TripAdvisor, the world's leading travel website, it its Travelers' Choice 2012 Awards, for being one of the 'Top 25 Relaxation/Spa Hotels' in the South Pacific. This is the 10th annual awards for TripAdvisor, which sees the company recognize outstanding hotels and resorts based on the reviews and opinions of its vast global community of discerning travelers.
The award follows hot on the heels of our recent International Spa of the Year award, and the introduction of our convenient new poolside Spa.
Bel 'Mare Package
From Denarau's most elegant resort, to Fiji's most idyllic beaches, our unique four-night Bel 'Mare package brings you the ultimate Fijian experience. Enjoy the sheer indulgence of our Three Bed Penthouse Villa before taking to the pristine and protected waters of the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands on the 26-metre Bel 'Mare catamaran. On your two-day cruise, you'll visit some of Fiji's most secluded and idyllic beaches, enjoy a full range of water sports, and dine on gourmet cuisine.
What's new at Nuku
Loved by guests and locals alike, our signature restaurant Nuku has just launched its latest seasonal menu - featuring perennial favourites like our famous wok-tossed Denarau mud crab with black pepper glaze, along with tempting new dishes like our soy-marinated yellow fin tuna with beer battered oysters, wasabi avocado puree and nori sesame salad. And for a magical start to your evening, there's nothing better than a leisurely sunset aperitif, beachside, at Nuku bar.
Poolside luxury treatments
Pampering yourself just got easier at the Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, with our new poolside express spa treatment service. Enjoy a massage, manicure, pedicure or facials at our walk-in spa - with no need to book you can enjoy a little extra luxury whenever the mood takes you.
Easter Fun, Fiji style!
Join us for family fun this Easter, with a plethora of Easter activities all designed to keep the little ones entertained. We'll have four days of Easter-themed fun, plenty of hot cross buns to go around, and an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday.
'Top Family Resort'
We're thrilled with our recent commendation by leading Australasian travel magazine Holidays With Kids, who named us one of Fiji's Top 10 Resorts for Families. We always go the extra mile to make sure families visiting us have a truly special holiday, so we're delighted that our family-focused facilities and services, as well as our versatile one, two and three-bed Homes were given a big thumbs up by Australasian mums and dads.
NUKU CHEF A PROUD AMBASSADOR FOR FIJI
Chef Mere Rasigatale of Nuku, our acclaimed signature restaurant, has confirmed her place as one of the culinary world's rising stars, by representing Fiji in the Pacific Rim semi-finals of the prestigious Hans Bueschkens Junior Chefs Challenge 2011.
Open to chefs under 25 years old, the Challenge brings together the world's best and brightest emerging chefs, with up-and-coming talent from over 90 countries represented. Mere, who has previously won national accolades including Pastry Chef of the Year and Runner-Up Junior Chef of the Year at the 2010 National Fiji Salon Culinaire awards, was delighted to win the coveted opportunity to represent Fiji in the Challenge semi-final. In the hard-fought contest, held in July in Auckland, New Zealand, Mere competed against top young chefs from Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu and Guam to create a three course gourmet meal for eight people in just four hours.
Mere, who narrowly missed out to Australian representative Cameron Whetton on a place at the World Final to be held in South Korea in May 2012, said: "I was very proud to represent Fiji at this world-renowned event.
"My peers were all incredibly talented, and competition was fierce. It was an exciting and challenging experience, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet each other and represent our countries at this top level. I wish Cameron the very best of luck in the world finals."
Ice-cream by the pool
We're thrilled that our New Zealand Natural Premium Ice-Cream store is open at the poolside, with all your favourite shakes, ice-cream, sorbets and more.