Guest blogger for Get Up & Go today is Tiana Templeman - just back from Fiji and a stay at the classy Sofitel . . .
How can you tell guests of all ages are having a relaxing, happy holiday? When the aqua aerobics instructor ducks away to turn up the music and a pool full of adults begin following the moves of some kids who start 'leading’ the class.
This was one of many highlights during a recent stay at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa,, a 296 room Denarau hotel which is less than 20 minutes drive from the airport. This classy resort is the ideal spot to enjoy the type of holiday where the biggest decision is whether to go for another swim or head out for dinner.
Sofitel Fiji is family-friendly but couples are not forgotten. Accommodation on one side of the resort is allocated those travelling with children which keeps the other rooms blissfully quiet, even when the resort is busy.
All rooms have a balcony and ocean views and are large by today’s standards. My favourite feature was the chaise lounge which proved ideal for relaxing on with a good book. Pure Fiji products in the bathroom added a touch of local luxury.
Dining options at the hotel include everything from a French patisserie to a Fiji-inspired buffet and fine dining at V Restaurant. The comprehensive buffet breakfast served at Lagoon Restaurant could easily see you through until dinner.
Couples who prefer to enjoy breakfast without children around will enjoy the adults-only à la carte menu at beachfront dining venue Salt. Complimentary sparkling wine is included at both breakfast venues to get you in the holiday mood.
Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa is conveniently located near the port where the majority of day trips depart from but, really, there is little reason to leave.