Vinaka vakalevu to my Bedarra family!
Just over a week ago, my husband and I got married at Outrigger on the Lagoon. However,we chose to stay at Bedarra Beach Inn for the week, and we are so glad we did. The price was so affordable for the week, and we definitely preferred staying in a smaller resort where our room wasn't too far away from our friends' rooms, reception, the BBI Spa, the pool, the restaurant, and most importantly, the bar.
Bedarra is so close-knit, that the entire staff became our family for the week. We were amazed that we would walk around Bedarra the day after checking-in, and the staff would greet each of us by name, instead of Ma'am/Sir.
We had about 60 guests attend our wedding, with the majority of them choosing to also stay at Bedarra. The staff were so kind and friendly to all of us, helping out whenever and wherever they could, and being so accommodating to such a big group (especially at Happy Hour, where we would often occupy the entire bar).
Big shout-outs to Betta, Manoa, Jiten, Mere, Viliame, Sala, Vesi, Saki, Vani, Mateo, and a big thank you to the lovely Housekeeping lady with the beautiful singing voice (I think it was maybe Salote) - thank you for looking after us!
I loved staying at Bedarra because the rooms were huge (they were at least double the size of the Outrigger rooms I saw, while over there). They are in the process of renovating the rooms, and my friend was lucky enough to be given the first room to be renovated, so I got to have a sneak-peek - it was very stylish! I also love the fact that the rooms had huge sliding glass doors, which allowed in a lot of natural light. I also liked the fact that there were no TVs in the room - it made our Bedarra experience much more relaxing, and everyone was outside by the pool enjoying time together, instead of spending their holiday in their room watching TV. Another thing I really loved about our room was the HUGE bathroom, with SO much bathroom bench space (such a girly thing to say, I know)! And the little animals (a frog and a swan) the Housekeeping staff made with the towels each day were completely adorable.
I absolutely loved the Bedarra menus. The lunch and dinner menus boasted both traditional Fijian cuisine (Kokoda, Ika Vakalolo, as well as some amazing curry platters), as well as some classic favourites (burgers, fish and chips, steak). I thought the pizza menu was a fantastic idea - delicious too! One of our friends was vegetarian and raved about the Vegetarian Curry Platter. Everything was very reasonably priced, and the fruit and vegetables just tasted to fresh!
It's so hard for me to pick my one favourite part of Bedarra, but Happy Hour would come close. The cocktail list is extensive and the Papaya Surprise was a favourite among many in our group. It was especially delicious since it was made from fresh papaya, blended up right in front of us - yum! There were times when we would completely occupy the bar - with close to 30 of our group who were staying at Bedarra, as well as our friends from other resorts who would come and enjoy Happy Hour with us too, but the bar staff were completely accommodating and were always working so hard to get our many, many (MANY) cocktails made.
On our last day, we asked if we could have our Happy Hour Piña Coladas served in actual coconuts, and someone from the Maintenance staff went and picked eight coconuts for us.
Both my husband and I had massages at BBI Spa, and they were perfect! Very professional and relaxing.
The few guests who chose to stay at other resorts, ended up spending most of their time at Bedarra with us, and they often commented on how nice it was to be greeted by name (by the Bedarra staff) each time they came to visit. Most of them stated that they wished they stayed at Bedarra, as everyone was so friendly, and the rooms were so big!
All that being said, there were just a couple things that, although they didn't take away from our overall Bedarra experience, could maybe use some change: Firstly, I didn't like that people could smoke at the bar (especially since it is inside, near reception and the restaurant). I also thought the pool had a little too much chlorine in it. And that's it - they're the only two bad things I have to say about Bedarra.
We will definitely be coming back to this place - it's affordable, clean, kid-friendy, welcoming, and most importantly, it's fun! Thank you, Bedarra for making our week the most enjoyable holiday ever!
Great place to relax
Just returned from 5 night stay at Bedarra Inn. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay, friendly staff, great food, relaxing environment. The rooms are basic but clean...no TV...you actually have time to relax, read, swim, walk, sleep and simply \'be\'. I am more than happy to recommend Bedarra as a place to stay. In is smaller than a number of the other resorts therefore more intimate and you get to know the other guests if your feeling social. One of the owners lives on premises. The staff always have smiles and time to chat whilst going about their duties. There are others who quietly get on with their jobs to make your stay that bit special. Thanks to All and Bulla...
Personalised and friendly
A wonderful place for a holiday, away from the commercialised larger resorts. The Bedarra Beach Inn provides a friendly and relaxed environment at very competitive rates. The hotel restaurant was also a wonderful experience with great food and relaxed staff. We will not hesitate to again choose the Bedarra Beach Inn for our next stay in Fiji.
5 Star friendliness
Great place to stay where 5 star treatment outshines the resort itself. Restaurant had fantastic food at good prices, so much so that guest in neighboring hotels were dining here. Staff were helpful and friendly. Pool and gardens were immaculate. The farewell song was emotional as you felt part of the Bedarra family. Highly recommend staying here just for the Bedarra Beach Boys!
Just returned from best vacation of our lives spent at Bedarra Beach Inn. Rooms are ample and thankfully no TV or phone - just pure relaxation. Staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming - very relaxed atmosphere and very personal - unlike the big resorts. Food is fantastic and we regretted the two times we ate elsewhere. Thanks Bedarra - we look forward to coming back.
A Little Gem
A huge vinaka vaka Levu to all the wonderful staff at the Bedarra Beach Inn. This was our first visit to Fiji and it definitely won't be the last! All the staff were so friendly and helpful and our room was spacious and very clean. The restaurant served delicious meals at a very reasonable price. The farewell song sung to us by the Bedarra Boys and staff will be a lasting memory! We stayed at two other resorts in Fiji and the Bedarra was definitely the best value for money and atmosphere!
Hard to say something new about Bedarra that hasn't been said before, but to us as returning guests, it was just like coming home, only better.
We had the wonderful Bedarra family to look after, spoil, pamper & indulge us & it was all done with their usual stylish ease.
We were welcomed back with open arms & hearts & we will make sure that we will be back again for another heavenly holiday.
If you want to experience the real Fiji, where you can walk to the local village to attend church, snorkel outside the front door or watch the local fishermen catch your dinner, Bedarra is the place for you.
We love it!
We just spend 6 nights at Bedarra Beach Inn and were so impressed by the amazing staff! We attended with a group of approximately 40 others for a wedding and the staff remembered our names like they had known us forever! The rooms where clean and relatively well maintained. The close proximity to the beautiful beach that is cleaned of coral each day by staff was excellent! And the meals were fantastic quality at a great price! Cannot recommend Bedarra enough for anyone wanting to visit Fiji and be treated like a king and queen! See you next time for sure!!
Christie and Andy, Vic, Australia
Tops for holiday
Our Stay at Bedarra Beach Inn with our European visitors was fantastic. The personal friendliness, knowing your names and the atmosphere were so good, Great location on Coral Coast. Wonderful staff . Restaurant was great value and really good food / quality.
The farewell from staff & singers was forgettable.
From places I've stayed all over the world this is one of the best. Given the choice of here or an overcrowded highly expensive 5 star , this gets my vote.
The Friendliest Hotel EVER !!!!
I have stayed in many hotels across the world and without doubt the Bedarra Beach Inn is the friendliest I have ever stayed. The staff make you feel as one of the family.
This hotel provides you the perfect place to relax and unwind, supported with great views, excellent dining and fantastic cocktails. A handy location to do your sight-seeing or the perfect place to just sit back, chill-out on a lounge and watch the sea. Happy hour is a feature each day with entertainment each day.
A special Vinaka Vaka Levu to all the team who made my stay so welcoming.
I will be returning to Fiji and will be staying at the Bedarra Beach Inn.
Adam J, Sydney