DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji - Sonaisali Island

IDEAL FOR

Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Longboarders
Stand-up Paddleboarding trip

Bodyboarders
All-Women's Surf Trips
Single Parents
Kneeboarders

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Season

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(2 REVIEWS)

Summary

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji - Sonaisali Island is situated 300 metres off the main island of Viti Levu and is the gateway to the Coral Coast and Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups. This award-winning resort is a magnificent blend of modern and traditional. It offers more choices of activities and tours than most other resorts so you can do everything - or nothing at all. World class dining, sunset cruises, jet ski safaris, deep sea game fishing and horse riding along the beach are only a few of the facilities available at DoubleTree Resort. Cloudbreak, Mini’s, Tavarua Rights, Restaurants, Swimming Pools, Love Shacks, Namotu Lefts, Wilkes, Desperations, and Hammers all within a 25 minute boat ride from the resort. Sand dunes and the coral coast are also accessible by road from DoubleTree Resort.

Quick Facts
    • Surf nearby Cloudbreak
    • Award-winning resort
    • 10 waves within 25 minutes
    • Great dining
    • 25mins from the airport
    • Lots of activities to offer

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji - Sonaisali Island is ideally located in the warm tropical waters of the South Pacific. It is situated 300 metres off the main island of Viti Levu and is the gateway to the Coral Coast and Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups.

The Resort is located only 25 minutes drive along sealed roads from Nadi International Airport and 15 minutes from Nadi town (Suva side). Access to the 105 acre, palm-fringed private island is gained 24 hours per day via complimentary motor launch across a sheltered lagoon.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji - Sonaisali Island provides a true island escape. Set on a 105 acre private island, this green dot in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean offers stylish contemporary decor combined with traditional Fijian architecture.

This award-winning resort is a magnificent blend of modern and traditional… it offers more choices of activities and tours than most other resorts so you can do everything or nothing at all. Simply relax and unwind on your private island or explore the many exciting attractions of the mainland.
Accommodation

World class dining, sunset cruises, jet ski safaris, deep sea game fishing and horse riding along the beach are only a few of the facilities available at DoubleTree Resort. The resort also boasts one of Fiji’s largest free form lagoon swimming pools with sparkling waters and a swim-up pool bar where you can sample the taste sensations of a true South Pacific cocktail.

DoubleTree Resort also offers international standard conferencing facilities catering for up to 100 delegates… combined with unique team building activities such paintball (skirmish), over land and water safaris and a variety of designer themed functions to choose from; DoubleTree Resort should be your choice of destination for your next conference or incentive trip.

Standard hotel rooms

15 Standard hotel rooms each with air conditioning and ceiling fans, a balcony and uninterrupted ocean views. A choice of king or twin queen beds. All standard hotel rooms have a fresh contemporary look whilst maintaining a distinctly Fijian theme. Close to the main complex.

 Features:

  • Air-conditioning.
  • Multiple Analogue Television System, Satellite TV and DVDs.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Deluxe bathrooms with double vanity.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Iron & Iron Board.
  • Refrigerator & Mini bar.
  • Clock Radio.
  • Direct Dial Telephone.
  • In Room Safe.

 Beachfront hotel rooms

17 Beachfront hotel rooms contain ensuite, picture windows and private balconies overlooking the ocean. Conveniently located close to the main complex of the resort, beachfront hotel rooms are ideal for families. Interconnecting rooms give families space and flexibility.

Features:

  • Air-conditioning.
  • Multiple analogue television system, satellite TV and DVDs.
  • Sony flat screen TVs.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Deluxe bathrooms with double vanity - separate shower and bath.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Iron & iron board.
  • Refrigerator & mini bar.
  • Clock radio.
  • Direct dial telephone.
  • In-room safe.

 Beachfront family bures

3 beachfront family bures feature 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, large separate lounge area and expansive deck with uninterrupted views of the ocean. Family bures are located close to the main complex and Kids Club Bure for convenience and easy access.

Features: 

  • Air-conditioning in second bedroom only.
  • Ceiling fans.
  • Multiple analogue television system, satellite TV and DVD's.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Deluxe bathrooms with double vanity and bath.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Iron & iron board.
  • Refrigerator & mini bar.
  • Clock radio.
  • Direct dial telephone.
  • In-room safe.

 

Oceanview Bures

Oceanview Bures feature high vaulted ceilings and ocean views from wide elevated verandas.

Features:

  • Air-conditioning & ceiling fans.
  • Multiple analogue television system, satellite TV and DVDs.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Deluxe bathrooms with double vanity and bath.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Iron & iron board.
  • Refrigerator & mini bar.
  • Clock radio.
  • Direct dial telephone.
  • In-room safe.

 Beachfront Spa Bures

Beachfront Spa Bures feature high vaulted ceilings and views of the beach and South Pacific from wide elevated verandahs. These bures also feature a private spa set on the wide timber deck, designed to capture spectacular sunsets and oceanviews.

Features:

  • Air-conditioning & ceiling fans.
  • Multiple analogue television system, satelite TV and DVDs.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Deluxe bathrooms with double vanity and bath.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Iron & iron board.
  • Refrigerator & mini bar.
  • Clock radio.
  • Direct dial telephone.
  • In-room safe.
  • Private spa on the balcony.
Surf & Other Activities

Surfing

Cloudbreak, Mini’s, Tavarua Rights, Restaurants, Swimming Pools, Love Shacks, Namotu Lefts, Wilkes, Desperations, and Hammers all within a 25 minute boat ride from the resort. Sand dunes and the coral coast are also accessible by road from DoubleTree Resort.

  • Wilkes Passage - This fun right-hander is great for most levels of surfers & is best at mid to high tide. Like most of the breaks in the area, it works best with S - SW swell. The only access is by boat. Unfortunately, it is very exposed and prone to being blown out by the prevailing trade winds. Afternoon glass-offs, though rare, can be a truly wonderous sight as clean right hand barrels peel off mechanically into the safety of the deep channel.
  • Desperations - A classic wave that doesn't really work until its 4-5ft but just keeps getting better the bigger it gets. A left and a right with length, speed and nice hollow sections.
  • Namotu Left - A left that breaks all year round, best from October to April with lighter winds. When its under 6 ft, it will even suit longboards, but becomes very challenging over 6 ft. Namotu itself is a quality wave, but remember to kick off at the end of your ride - don’t fall into the trap of going for that final barrel section - no one gets out of it.
  • Cloudbreak - The world famous WCT location is one of the best lefts in the world. With the new laws prohibiting the exclusivity of surf breaks, you can now surf this awesome waves any day you want. This is a serious wave though, and will definitely sort the crowds out when it gets over 6ft.
  • Mini Cloudbreak  - Powerful, fast wave. The best wind direction is south-east. Best around high tide.
  • Lighthouse – South of mini-cloudbreak, near the lighthouse. Unfortunately, this one rarely breaks, but when it does, it’s for pros or kamikazes only.  Hollow, fast and powerful with a right and a left.
  • Restaurants – This is a good, fast left hand reef break for pros or kamikazes only. However, with the new laws prohibiting the exclusivity of surf breaks you can now surf this awesome waves any day you want.

 As for the beginners, they can take them down to the Coral Coast (approx 40 mins) to sand bars and bays that suit surf school level and beginners.

Sigatoka Sand Dunes located on the mainland of Viti Levu, this area is a significant agrological site that links some of the discoveries made to early Fijian civilization. The sand dunes distinct break is dependent on the silt brought down by rainfall from the Sigatoka river mouth transforming the waves to break on the dunes. Not only are the Sand Dunes renowned for its wave consistency but this exceptional break offers a perfect alternative to reef breaks. For more challenging breaks try out the infamous Namotu Lefts, Cloudbreak, and Restaurants. Cloudbreak and Restaurants are set over shallow reef off Tavarua Island and are characterized by their long, fast barrelling lefts. Both breaks provide the perfect surfing elements that make for World Championship tours like the Globe Pros and Roxy Fiji Pros. These are excellent waves to ride for the truly advanced surfer.

The surf guides are more than qualified - not only are the majority of them all surfers themselves but they are all qualified life guards and part of Fijian Water Patrol.

 Resort guest services

  • Rosies Tour Desk offers car hire, other tours, travel arrangements and bookings.
  • 24 hour reception offers currency exchange, wake up calls, return airport transfers, 24 hour porter service and uses all major credit cards.
  • The DoubleTree Resort Shopping Arcade includes 2 shops, a general store, and resort boutique.
  • Free Kids Club operates daily from 9.00 am - 9.00 pm with a rotating selection of activities for kids from 4 years to 12 years.
  • The Business Centre for internet access and secretarial services.
  • The Games Room includes pool table, TV, table tennis and board games.
  • The Conference Centre offers a large selection of meeting and incentive equipment and first class facilities.
  • There are two smaller meeting rooms, with state-of-the-art facilities.
  • The Frangipani Health and Beauty Spa open from 8.30am - 9.00pm daily offers an extensive selection of aromatherapy and health treatments.
  • The in-house laundry service operates daily.
  • The resort doctor is on call 24 hours per day.
  • 24 hour duty managers are on call.
  • Event coordinator.
  • Wedding coordinator.
  • Chinese coordinator.
  • Group coordinator.

Complimentary activities

  • Fijian Meke cultural performance.
  • Bula Tale cultural performance.
  • Fijian coconut leaf weaving.
  • Fijian cooking demonstration.
  • Fijian story telling.
  • Learn to speak fijian.
  • Herbal medicine tour.
  • Children's hostess / children's activities.
  • Sulu tying demonstration.
  • Coconut tree climbing.
  • Fish feeding.
  • SCUBA pool splash.
  • Day / night tennis.
  • Canoeing.
  • Windsurfing.
  • Bumblebees - water bikes.
  • Catamaran sailing.
  • Volleyball.

Boat Trips

Island Hopping
Board the fast boat Cagi Laba for a cruise, swimming and snorkelling around the neighbouring Mamanuca Islands. First landfall is to the Twin Resorts of Plantation Resort and Muscat Cove. After exploring the delights of these two Island Resorts, it's off to Qalito Island where Castaway Island Resort is situated for a quick swim and some snorkelling. A short boat ride and you arrive at the uninhabited Honeymoon Island for some serious snorkelling before returning to DoubleTree Resort.

Departs DoubleTree Resort Marina Towels and snorkelling equipment is supplied and a bar is available on board.

Dolphin Watching
Come and watch pods of Spinner Dolphins in their natural habitat surface playing in pacific oceans blue water in the Mamanuca group close to barrier reef. Dolphins are the world's most fascinating marine mammals. Fiji is home to the Spinner Dolphin that frequently lives in pods of up to 60 individuals, and is named after it's incredible acrobatic antics. Board the fast boat Cagi Laba and staff will entertain you with information about the dolphins, while you enjoy this natural spectacle.

Departs DoubleTree Resort Marina Includes Morning refreshments.

Snorkeling Sea-fari: Turtle Rock
Turtle Rock is situated on the spectacular Kingfisher Reef, just 20 minutes offshore by Resort fast boat Cagi Laba (pronounced thangi - lum - ba). This fascinating and easily accessible underwater world is alive with a myriad of brilliantly colorful tropical fish and spectacular coral formations. An experience not to be missed for novices and experienced snorkellers alike.

Departs DoubleTree Resort marina Includes towels and snorkelling equipment and a bar is available on board.

Jungle Safari
An experience unique to DoubleTree Resort. The cruise travels up the sheltered waters of the Nadi River adjacent to the island, through dense mangrove jungle and lush cane fields and past the thermal 'Bubbling Spring' - a natural phenomenon of the mangrove ecosystem. The Tour is fully escorted.

Departs DoubleTree Resort marina.

 Diving

Fiji enjoys the reputation for being one of the top five dive destinations in the world. Here is your chance to explore this fascinating underwater realm. Diving trips operate daily directly from the Resort Marina - with over 25 spectacular dive sites located just 20 minutes away via the Resort Dive boat. Full PADI Certificate, beginners to advanced, conducted by the Resort's highly qualified instructors.

Dining

Sunset Terrace Restaurant

Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, the Sunset Terrace Restaurant is open air dining with a difference. Surrounded by one of the largest lagoon style pools in Fiji, the Sunset Terrace Restaurant delights diners with many and varied menu selections.
The Full American Buffet Breakfast will tempt even the fussiest eaters with is large selection of morning treats. Freshly baked pastries, fresh tropical fruits, cereals, toasts and a large range of condiments, fresh bacon, eggs done to your liking, omelettes freshly made on the grill, french toast, syrupy pancakes, breakfast sausages and mushrooms. A healthy way to start the day!
 
The Lunchtime offering on the poolside lower deck of the Restaurant sees a choice from the a la carte selection.
 
Dinner is a mouth watering selection of Theme night Buffets, a la carte menus and monthly special menus.

The Plantation Restaurant

'Fine Dining at its finest in Fiji' describes this popular air-conditioned Restaurant. The fine dining 'Plantation' Restaurant adds yet another dimension to the Resorts superior cuisine.
Noted as one of the best fine dining Restaurants in Fiji, 'The Plantation' offers a journey of tastes.
 
Featuring lavish rugs tossed over polished wooden floors, white starched cloths on the candle lit tables, sepia prints of a time long ago adorning the walls and lovingly polished silver decorating the ancient wood buffets, 'The Plantation' is a traditional Restaurant both in service and décor.
 
Choose from the expansive and innovative a la carte menu with canapés and sorbets with compliments from the Chef or experience the ultimate in dining decadence with the 9-course 'Degustation Menu'. 
 
The 'Degustation Menu' offers a unique dining option. Our chefs prepare a 9-course extravaganza. Each course a surprise until it arrives at your table, creating an atmosphere and enthusiastic expectation throughout the night. We insist on using only the finest ingredients available & devote absolute attention to detail in both preparation & presentation.
 
The Silver Service trained staff are on hand to ensure the ultimate dining experience. Delight the senses, as a Traditional Caesar Salad is prepared at your table. Treat yourself to the best wines from around the globe from the extensive Cellarman's List. From the first taste of your appetiser to the last sip of liqueur, you will be transported on a journey of the senses.
 

Tours and Excoursions

Natadola Beach Excursion

Swim and snorkel in the clear blue surf of Fiji's most popular beach. Horse ride, visit the local village or simply beach comb along the pure white sands. Don't forget your hat, sunscreen and sandshoes for personal protection. 3 hour tour.

 

Includes transport to the beach, towels and snorkeling equipment.

Village Tour

Fully escorted Tour to neighboring Korovuto Village where you will be greeted by the village Chief, Turaga Ni Koro, and present him with a traditional gift. The presentation is followed by a Kava ceremony, during which guests are invited to partake of a 'bowl' with their hosts in formal recognition of your official welcome into the village community. Your gracious hosts will then conduct a guided tour of Korovuto. The excursion affords a unique opportunity to experience Fijian village life at first hand and is not to be missed. Local souvenirs will be offered for sale at the village. 2 hour tour.  Tours go on Monday, Thursday & Saturday.

 

Lawai Village Pottery Trip

An escorted visit to Lawai village located beside the picturesque Sigatoka River 30 minutes south of the Resort. An official welcome to the village, including a traditional Kava ceremony, is followed by afternoon (lemon-leaf) tea and a guided tour of the village during which local potters demonstrate their art performed without benefit of a potter's wheel or kiln. Hand-made pottery items are available for purchase at moderate prices. 2 hour tour

 

Denarau Golf

Play 9 or 18 holes on the first class International Golf Course on Denarau Island. Enjoy scenic greens overlooking the Pacific Ocean while you improve your technique. Transfers to the Golf Course are included and formal Golf attire is required.

 

The Garden Of The Sleeping Giant

The tropical gardens were founded by actor Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) in 1977 as his own private orchid collection.
 
The gardens now display Fiji's largest and world famous orchid collection. The gardens are nestled in a shady valley over which the legendary 'Sleeping Giants' mountain towers.
It's exotic orchids and tropical flowering plants offer an interesting and relaxing way in which to experience Fiji's unique and spectacular flora.
 
Visitors are welcome to explore the Gardens, Lily pond and Tropical jungle board walks on their own in the company of specialist Garden Guides. This is a popular tour that appeals to all ages. 2 Hour Tour
 
 
Nadi Cultural Excursion
Highlights of the tour are 'FIJI'S NATURAL OPEN AIR BUS' & the Nadi Produce Markets - an opportunity to observe quintessential Fiji. See the brightly coloured Hindi Temple, shop for souvenirs at the famous 'Jacks Handicraft's', enjoy a treat at the Ice Cream Parlour or pick up on a bargain at any of Nadi town's colourful Indian emporiums. Look out for Nadi's two new international stores - PROUD'S and TAPPOO'S. 2 Hour Tour
 
 
Kids Club

The DoubleTree Resort Kids Club:

  • The Kids Club is open 7 days per week from 09.00 - 21.00 daily.
  • From 1st January 2011 Kids Club will be F$10.50 per child, per day for all children from 4 - 12 years and under of age, unless specified on your booking.
  • A kids pack will be given to all kids on their first day in Kids Club.
  • All children receive a free Kids Club t-Shirt - (minimum 3 night stay applies).
  • Kids Club attendants run supervised activities throughout the day.
  • Please note that the Kids Club is not a crèche or child-minding centre.
  • Should your child require extra care, you can utilise our babysitting service.


Babysitting Service:

  • Babysitting is available from 7.00 am until late daily.
  • At least 4 hours notice is required when booking the babysitters.
  • Charges: Rate of F$22.00 for the first 2 hours of service and F$4.00 per hour thereafter is payable direct to the babysitter on the completion of her shift.
  • An all-day nanny service is also available on request.
Other Surf Experiences
Reviews
Sean

Hey Kim,We had an awesome time. No negative feedback at all. Everything was awesome! Especially the waves. We scored Restaurants & Cloudbreak and I got some good snaps. Here is my favorite of Cloudbreak when it was too big for us to ride. Just the kamikaze guys paddling in. I am in Bali at the moment but will send you guys some more photos when I have processed them all. Take it easy. Thanks again, Sean.

Experience Begun: May 2013
Created on: Wednesday 22 May 2013
Brooke

Relaxed and well organised! Experienced the real Fiji!!

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Thursday 26 July 2012