First Landing Beach Resort Fiji Hotel Review

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The very charming First Landing Beach Resort Fiji, located at Vuda Point just outside Nadi, is a place we would return to!  In terms of family feeling resorts in Fiji, First Landing Beach Resort Fiji comes in tops!  This was the smallest and most authentic resort we stayed in during our 2-week stay in Fiji.  Our First Landing Fiji Resort review is a truthful and honest review of what we experienced during our families’ stay.  Read on to find out more.

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First Landing Fiji Beach Resort & Villas Review

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A fun-sized swimming pool with octopus and turtle mosaics on the pool floor was a winner with the kids (not too deep/nor big) and the same mosaics with all kinds of sea life around the reception areas were also popular.

Modest timber bures gather around luscious tropical gardens; a relaxed restaurant on the sand, and a fun jetty leading to an island (shaped like a foot from the air).  You get awesome views of the sunset in the west, all highlights of First Landing Beach Resort & Villas, a great Fiji accommodation.

 

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The pool at First Landing Resort was not huge, but it was the perfect size for our kids to play close to us!

First Landing Beach Resort & Villas Fiji Accommodations

When you book a place, it’s always hard to know what you are getting.  I  would say that we got exactly what the website shows; a slightly dated, but very functional resort that was perfect for our family.  For us, practicality is one of the most important considerations when traveling!

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We booked a Garden Bure which included a kitchenette and a lounge room!  In the sleeping area, curtains separated the kid’s bedroom from the adults.  The resort also had self-contained modern apartments with pools that were fully booked during our stay, but a tour revealed them to be extremely practical.

 

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The Living room area of the Garden View Bure… Mumma’s doing a spot of work.

 

This resort was small, and therefore you saw the same guests day after day.  It is s perfect if you are looking for a cozy family-friendly Fiji accommodation. Feeling and forming friendships with the other guests was a special start of the stay.  The employees also seemed to genuinely remember us (and especially the kids).

During the 5 nights that we stayed, there were probably 4 multi-generational guest groups consisting of babies, kids, parents, and grandparents.  This made the whole resort feel sincerely family-oriented as the grandparents looked after the kids.

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Basket making at the Kids Club, First Landing Resort

First Landing Beach Resort Fiji Food

As we were self-catering, we didn’t eat in the restaurant frequently, but those meals we did were reasonably priced and delicious (a typical Fijian fish dish, and a Curry).  This is of note because two of the larger resorts we stayed in didn’t offer anything remotely like these dishes on the menu.  First Landing Beach Resort Fiji is to be commended for serving up a variety of typical Fijian fare.

 

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Sunset at First Landing Resort

First Landing Resort Kids Club

Nalamu Nippers Kids Club is the official name for the First Landing Resort kids club.  The kids club is complimentary for children ages four to twelve.  With families generally taking care of their kids during the stay, the kids club was quiet with some lovely friendly ladies who were delighted for us to participate in basket making and seashell necklace making.  Not like the busier kids club, it was very informal and friendly and the kids liked hanging out in the colorful space playing with the toys.

Also, if a kids club isn’t your thing, this Fiji resort can also help arrange a babysitter for your kids.

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Night entertainment at the First Landing Resort

Unlike the bigger resorts, First Landing Resort doesn’t have nightly entertainment, but their shows are very good on the nights they are one.  The weekly dance show features dances from all around the South Pacific, including Hawaii and Samoa, as well as Fiji of course!   Alongside the beautiful music the movements of the dancers are awesome.  Then, after a break you move outside onto the sand for an amazing fire twirling and even fire eating show!!!!  It’s definitely worth planning your trip to First Landing Resort to include this weekly show.

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Getting our photo taken with the First Landing dancers at the end of the dance show!

Getting To And From The First Landing Resort Nadi

First Landing Beach Resort & Villas is located approximately 20 minutes from the Nadi airport.  There are several ways to get to and from First Landing Beach Resort including bus, taxi, car hire, and airport transfer.

Airport transfers can be arranged at the reception desk.  Please contact the front desk reception to book or confirm your Nadi airport transfer.  Additionally, taxis can be arranged through the reception desk and private car hires can be arranged with the tour desk at the resort.

There are so many ways to get around the island and to and from the resort.  If you have any questions the First Landing staff are super friendly.

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Evening entertainment at the First Landing Resort Fiji

Final Verdict For First Landing Beach Resort Fiji

First Landing Resort Fiji review is a truthful and honest review of what we experienced.  So, what is our final verdict?

We were looking for an affordable place near the airport, and we got that.  Although, we didn’t get much beach time in as the resort is located on a strongly tidal coral reef,  being fully exposed for up to 100m in the morning and evening.

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Location wise, the resort is relatively isolated.  However, no more so than the rest of the beach resorts, we stayed during the rest of our stay in Fiji.  As we had a self-catering apartment we needed to travel into Lautoka or Nadi a couple of times for supplies.  The front desk was super helpful in getting us a taxi.  A couple of times we worked it that we could take brilliant buses that had no windows.

 

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Beautiful hammocks are a great place for a play or to watch the sunset

 

First Landing Resort – Pros /Cons

Pros- Self-catering options, very small and personalized hotel,  close to Nadi airport.

Cons- Didn’t have a beach, and it is an older style hotel.

 

Using A Travel Agent To Book Your Trip – First Landing  Beach Resort & Villas Fiji

When we discovered that writing to hotels directly did not result in any savings and that sometimes Booking.com had much cheaper prices than the hotels direct, we ended up talking to Anita Burgess from Burgess Travellers.   As a mother and frequent traveler, Anita was very respectful of our ideas, while gently suggesting some helpful alternatives!  The best email to use is [email protected]

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