Staying with Family!
We found Bedarra above our expectations and they were pretty high to begin with because of what we'd read beforehand. It is not in your typical string of high class resorts but that's its beauty and its charm. People from the Outrigger (5 star resort down the road) would come and eat at Bedarra which speaks volumes in itself. The food is high quality and relatively cheap. The happy hour is exactly that; half price cocktails and a very welcoming and warm atmosphere to boot.
The staff were the stand out factor (thanks Pena and Betta in particular) in making it a wonderful place to stay. The musicians were great, we were made to feel part of the staff's family and it was so nice to say more than just 'bula' to them and then be on your way.
With no TV as a distraction and all the time in the world to do as little as possible if you so chose, made it a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. For those of you who want to go places there are many tours available too.
Thank you so much for your hospitality and we will return in the next couple of years to be back with our adopted Fijian family!
I booked Bedarra a year ago as our restful place towards the end of a long trip. I did a huge amount of homework to be sure our 'special' holiday was perfect and Bedarra was PERFECTION. The staff are all brilliant, from collection at the airport, our tuneful welcome in reception, every moment in the bar (Oh the Cocktails!) and every delicious meal, life cant get much better. We took just a few steps each day, from room to breakfast to beach, to pool and repeat. Bedarra has found a way to let folks learn about 'Fijian Time' Chill, rest, relax! PERFECTION! Thanks everyone.
We only stayed in Bedarra 4 days as a 'break journey' from NZ to LA. It was a completely relaxing experience. The rooms were large and spotless with huge beds. The food was first class and the staff wonderful. I have recommended it to our local travel agent.
i stayed in Bedarra last Christmas with my gf for 2 nights. Food is great. Staffs were friendly. We finished our stay at http://beachcomberfiji.com/ AWESOME ISLAND!!. definitely returning to these resorts.
We returned from the Yasawas to the mainland and after reading favourable comments on various sites were not at all disappointed. We had a wonderful stay. Interestingly some of the island resorts miss the mark on what a large section of tourists need. Most want genuine contact with fijians not contrived and a pleasant easy going holiday. Our accommodation was more than adequate and we are already planning a return visit. Thank you for a lovely visit. Fantastic staff..they hit the mark!
Friendly, Relaxing, Wonderful Holiday
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at Bedarra, smiles were plentiful from the cleaners to the bar staff, the concierge went to extra trouble for us, the restaurant served delicious food every night, the accommodation was spotless, right on the beach for great snorkelling and kayaking, only a 4 day holiday but it felt like a long time, no phones or televisions meant a real getaway and we couldn't have come home more refreshed. Already planning a return visit, couldn't recommend more highly. Thank you so much Bedarra staff you really made our vacation. Vinaka!!
It was our first time in Fiji and we decided to stay at Bedarra for 10 days! It was a great decision!! The resort was very well kept and the staff made it that much more enjoyable. My favourite part was the evening where most of the staff would be working and there are smiles all around. Most staff remembered the guests names and would come up to ask about our daily adventures. I especially enjoyed the serenading that took place around happy hour and dinner time! Thank you to all the staff that made it that much more interesting ;) You know who you are :) miss you all!
Best Hotel In Fiji!
I had the privilege of staying here for five nights in January. While the heavy rains and flooding dampened my spirits a little, the Bedarra Beach Inn kept me grinning ear to ear. I have stayed in so many hotels in my travels and I can say without hesitation that this was one of the more memorable stays I've ever had ANYWHERE.
I had read great reviews about Bedarra and that is why I ultimately chose staying here, but I was very nervous because Sigatoka seemed too far from the airport and I was a bit nervous about driving. I rented a car for the week and the (roughly) 90 minute drive from Nadi Airport was such a lovely drive. I'm SO glad I didn't stay the week in Nadi. The county is as lush and green as any I've ever visited. I was so happy to arrive at the hotel and the weather was perfect when I did. I was greeted with a cold drink and friendly service from the moment I walked in. I was also given the "Honeymoon Suite" which was an extra bonus! The grounds of the property are spotless and the landscapers take great care in their work and it shows. The beach is 15 steps away from the property. While the beach is small, it's incredibly peaceful. I was unwinding from two weeks in Australia and NZ and needed some SERIOUS alone time and nothing could have been better than Bedarra. The staff is amazing. They all take time to learn your name and will chat with you the whole time. The cafe/ restaurant was a dream come true. I ate every breakfast, lunch and dinner there and couldn't have been happier. It's probably the best food in Fiji. My first night I had the Cajun Ahi which was so delicious. Every meal I left stuffed and excited for the next! I MUST recommend the passion fruit cheesecake. I wanted to try all their desserts but was truly addicted to this one in particular and ordered it five nights in a row!
I will say one more thing... to me, this felt more like a honeymoon or "REALLY RELAX" type hotel and it was PERFECT for that. There were two couples staying at the same time as me and while their babies were cute, they would get very loud and annoying sometimes. It's hard to relax and enjoy a nice meal on the beach with a one year old screaming and throwing her food on the ground. I'm sure the Bedarra is nothing but gracious to families, but I feel this hotel is better suited for couples, solo travelers looking to relax, and honeymooners.
I can't say enough good things about this hotel. It is the ONLY hotel I'd even consider upon a return visit to Fiji. Please forget about money and just treat yourself to the best hotel in the South Pacific! If you don't mind staying in the Coral Coast region, you MUST stay here. A thousand "vinakas" to the staff and owners of this absolutely stellar establishment!!!
Our five night stay at Bedarra Beach Inn was totally relaxing and pleasurable. Our rooms were spacious, clean and well appointed. The bar and restaurant presented drinks and food that you always wanted again. Amazing that the smiling staff remembered so many names. The gardens, pool and beachfront are all beautifully maintained. If it matters to you the Wi-fi connections were very good!
Perfect getaway location!!
Spending a week in Fiji was a much needed rest and staying at Bedarra was the perfect location and atmosphere for a true holiday relax. The staff was lovely and so sweet. The facilities were always clean and the rooms were spacious and comfortable and we were very ell taken care off. The bbi Spa was great starter for relaxation after the flight and Happy Hour made our stay even happier!. The prices were affordable and the food presentation and quality reflected the four stars we give Bedarra. The location was perfect and the atmosphere was ever at ease and warm. We had a great time and truly enjoyed our stay, already missing the warm,smiley staff and Bedarra's excellent accommodation and service. Bulla!