I love the fact they say "Welcome Home" when you arrive at this resort and that is exactly what they do. Owned by the local village, Hideaway Resort and Spa is staffed by people who live in the local communities. They welcome you wholeheartedly into their 'family' and many of the staff take the time to get to know you, your story and to identify who you are holidaying with.
We stayed in an Ocean View Bure and while it was quite spacious for 2 adults the furniture was very dated. Beds however very comfortable. The bathroom needed a litre of Domestos although it must be hard to hold back the mould in such a humid climate - it too could do with a refurb.
My children stayed in an adjacent Bure and their bathroom had been refurbished and looked considerably better.
The food is plain but there is plenty of it. We opted to include the food and beverage package and for us it really worked (75, 50, 18 and 16). There are a couple of dining options at lunch - main restaurant offers entree, main, dessert at very reasonable prices (AU$8-20) and there is also a snack hut - think nuggets, chips, burgers. Dinner in the main restaurant has a similar menu to lunch plus often a of very expensive (not) special ($45 for a bug main course....). Twice a week there is a buffet (ours was Island - fish, lovo chicken, lamb, rice, casava etc plus good selection of desserts - and Indian which we didn't try). There is also a Mongolian BBQ restaurant where you choose your protein and then manually select your other ingredients and they cook it on a hot plate (not in front of you), so you can tailor it to your own taste.
If you want a super pretty spot set inside the coral reef, where you can snorkel safely, with a view from every angle and friendly staff then this is perfect. It is a bit of a hike from Nadi or Suva (90 minutes minimum) but there is an onsite tour desk who include transport in any of your optional extras.
My kids loved the organised pool games during the day, beach basketball and disco from 10pm to close.
Don't forget to wander past the resort towards Suva and visit the Fijian village hut just outside the grounds. Perfect for a cheaper massage, mani, pedi or braids and the horse riding trip to the waterfall is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.