Kerstin visited Fiji in December 2018 and stayed at the new 5 star Marriott Resort Momi Bay.
The resort was officially opened March 31st 2017 so it is the newer of the resorts that Fiji has to offer. The resort was absolutely beautiful, offering a Maldives/Tahiti ambiance with beach bungalows (which we stayed in) and over-water bungalows along with the base hotel style rooms. Being only 4.5 hour flight from Melbourne it was a easy trip that didn’t leave us absolutely exhausted.
When I think of this resort I think of the relaxation, activities such as jet-ski and paddle boarding and tropical cocktails. The Marriott has two pools, one being adults only and very quiet and the other offers a swim up bar and a more louder vibe with music playing all day.
This resort is perfect for families or couples that simply want to go away on a relaxing vacations and not leave the serenity of the resort.
This brings to me to the negative or positive aspect of the fact that this resort is the first resort built on the new side of the island. Therefore it is about 40 minutes from the airport and main city of Nadi and the drive to the resort is through the beautiful country side and the resort is very secluded.
Being such a new hotel the service side does need a bit of improvement, however this is to be expected, but can be quite frustrating at times. The price of food/drinks is not cheap either. It is about the same as Australia and because this resort is far from other resorts, you are sort of forced to pay, but it is what it is. I am led to believe that Fiji prices are high no matter which resort you are at, simply because nothing grows in Fiji and everything is imported with high taxes and duty.
Overall, our visit to Marriott Momi bay was very relaxing and it really is great how close it is to Melbourne.
Lagoon Lounge Restaurant
Goji Kitchen Bar Restaurant
Jet-Ski, Kayaking, Boating
Adults only pool ( Sunset Pool)
Swim up bar pool (Main Pool)
High speed wireless internet
Small convenience store
All day buffet dining
Fish bar restaurant (high end)