Judges also hailed the resort’s cuisine, naming Outrigger on the Lagoon’s signature restaurant Ivi as Best Fine Dining Restaurant.
Outrigger on the Lagoon General Manager Peter Hopgood said the two awards acknowledged the hard work and dedication of the Outrigger team.
"We’ve got the best team and because of it, we can now rightly claim to have the best resort and the best restaurant,’’ he said.
Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji offers 207 rooms and suites and 47 bures set among 16 hectares of gardens on the shores of a reef-fringed lagoon.
In the heart of the Coral Coast on the western side of the main island of Viti Levu, 80kms along the Queen’s Road from Nadi airport, it is a luxury, five star resort which embodies the Fijian traditions of friendliness and hospitality.
The award winning Ivi restaurant is located adjacent to the 100 year old ‘Ivi’ tree from which it gets its name and serves creative Pacific Continental cuisine featuring fresh local and international fare for dinner only, delivering a la carte dining with a menu attuned to the seasons.
Ivi is an adults-only domain designed to provide an intimate setting for couples looking to enjoy fine food and wine amidst the ambience of the resort’s signature restaurant.
Staff are trained not only in silver service but also in providing gueridon service for table-side preparations such as Caesar salad, crepe flambé, traditional kokoda and liqueur coffees.
Outrigger on the Lagoon also stands apart from other resorts with its Talai butler service provided by staff trained by the Australian Butler School and available to guests staying in traditional bure, deluxe ocean view rooms and suites.
Unique to Outrigger on the Lagoon is the Kalokalo Bar, set on Lomalagi Hill overlooking the resort with sweeping views of the Coral Coast and the sunsets for which the west coast is famed.
Sharing the hilltop with the Kalokalo Bar is Bebe (pronounced behm-beh) Spa which features eight treatment rooms with private, open-air balconies, four of which are fitted with sunken spa baths giving panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
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