Only a few minutes from the airport, centre of Nadi, or the Denarau Marina, Aquarius Fiji "budget boutique hotel" makes a perfect spot to start your Fiji vacation. Low cost accommodation is often some distance from the beach...the price you pay for a cheaper room. However, that's certainly not the case with Aquarius - you are literally less than a stone throw away from the beach.
With accommodation that ranges from dorm bunks to Deluxe rooms overlooking the beach, there is something here to suit all tastes and budgets. Free airport pickup offered, however you need to make your own way back to the airport.
Bar, Restaurant, Pool, Tour Desk, Spa/Massage, Water Sports, Internet Kiosk, WiFi available throughout the property, board games, football, volleyball, table tennis, video rental, TV in the bar.
Golf: You are only a short 5-10min walk to the Airport golf course. Green fees are a very reasonable fj$30, and cart/club hire is available at the course.
There is a bus stop right outside the main gate, so for a couple of dollars, you can take a trip into Nadi town to get in a bit of shopping. If you prefer to travel by taxi, then there is a stand nearby.
There is a tour desk at Aquarius, so staff can help with finding and booking some of the exciting daytrips and tours that are available. From trips to the outer islands, to sky diving... surfing, fishing charters - these can all be booked here.
"This is a special place. The pool, hammocks, and intimate general atmosphere are truly superb. I would highly recommend this resort."
Yahoo Travel Review
"From the moment I arrived I could not of felt more welcome!! All the staff are so helpful and friendly and the hostel/hotel is set in the most amazing location."
STA Travel Review
"Nice staff. Very friendly."
"The four upstairs rooms facing the bay are particularly attractive since they have large balconies overlooking the beach."
"I loved this place!"
"Loved our stay here. Room really nice, food at restaurant was amazing, and staff really friendly. Especially the reception desk!!"
"I was made to feel very welcome, the atmosphere was really nice, it was the perfect start to a beautiful holiday."
STA Travel Review
Wailoaloa beach is not one of the white sand beaches. To find those you need to take a day trip out to the Yasawa or Mamanuca islands. And it is not over a coral reef, so little of interest to snorkellers. But it's good safe swimming. And it is sandy, not stoney, as you can see from the image below.
Is there Wifi internet available? There certainly is. You can pick up a signal across the whole property, and there is also an internet kiosk available for those that don't have their own laptop. Charges apply. Cheaper to get your own SIM card when you arrive in Fiji.
What is there to do after dark? If you are not too tired to party after dark, then there is always something happening. The bar is open until late (and you will get the chance to not only mingle with other hotel guests, but locals and expats too), with happy hours and occasional entertainment.
If you feel inclined, wander up the beach to Smugglers Cove resort... it's only a few minutes walk. They have a cultural show that they put on twice a week, so perhaps go down and check out the fire-walkers.