Fiji is more than friendly, smiling people and 333 beautiful tropical islands. The readers of Travel + Leisure magazine voted Fiji “one of the top 5 romantic destinations in the world.” Add to that world-class diving, surfing, adrenaline-pushing adventure activities, pristine beaches, and inspiring cultural traditions that date back hundreds of years, and you’ll find that Fiji offers a varied palette of unforgettable experiences for all types of travelers.
Fijians are some of the friendliest people on the planet, and the warmth of the wide smiles and enthusiastic “Bula” (hello) that greets you wherever you go, are small indications of the pure joy with which they embrace life.
Fiji’s stunning resorts are quite remote and secluded, which is why people tend to remain in one place for the duration of their stay. Here are some of our favorite Fijian retreats.
A short cruise from Viti Levu, surrounded by crystal-clear waters, with a warm and friendly Fijian staff, Dolphin Island offers a luxury “castaway” experience to a maximum of eight guests on an exclusive-use basis. The thatched main bure with an infinity pool is the hub of entertainment, relaxation, and dining. It is flanked by four thatched, en suite guest bures. These beautifully appointed air-conditioned suites have been designed for comfort and relaxation. As every day becomes uniquely their own, and as they select some fresh seafood from a local fisherman for their next Fijian-fusion meal, guests realize a return to the real world is going to be hard.
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa provides guests with an outer Island experience on the mainland. Located 45 minutes from Nadi International Airport and nestled among 35 acres of lush tropical grounds, the resort is on one of the world’s best beaches. The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa offers 266 superbly appointed spacious rooms and contemporary suites, each with their own Cleopatra style bath tub for two, plus six restaurants and bars, a serene spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, three swimming pools, a dive pool, a kids club, a wedding chapel, and conference facilities.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a multi award-winning, unique, and luxurious haven of relaxed refinement for adults only and voted the No. 2 Resort in Australia and South Pacific in the 2017 Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards. Also now proudly part of the National Geogrpahic Unique Lodges of the World collection, Likuliku features Fiji’s only authentic over-water bures…bungalows set in a pristine, natural environment on the edge of an azure lagoon. Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a special place designed with integrity to cultural values, traditional designs, and architecture, and it is embraced by the renowned warmth of the Fijian people.
Superb cuisine is served in the signature restaurant with a daily-changing, a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. Guests can relax in one of two bars, be pampered in the spa, shop in the stylish boutique, float in the spectacular horizon-edge swimming pool, or just enjoy the many available activities, including: bush walks, visits to a local Fijian village, snorkeling, windsurfing, fishing, and diving to name a few. Only 16 miles from Nadi International Airport in the Mamanuca archipelago, access to Likuliku is via private speedboat (40 minutes), seaplane, helicopter (10 minutes), or the three-times daily fast catamaran (1-2 hours).
Matangi Private Island Resort is a family-owned and managed boutique resort on a 240-acre private island located in the remote northeastern part of the Fiji Islands.
This unique horseshoe-shaped island paradise boasts a virgin tropical rainforest and white sand beaches. It is no surprise that Matangi Island was voted in Islands Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Private Islands in the World” and also featured in Patricia Schultz’s book, 1,000 Places to See before You Die.
Recently, Matangi was listed in Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top five most romantic resorts in all of Fiji, and Brides Magazine claimed it one of the three “must-see” spots in Fiji, as well.
Matangi offers 9 traditional Fijian designed bures and 3 unique treehouses, each with air-conditioning, iPod docking stations, an outdoor lava rock shower, a large sitting area, and all the amenities of a luxury resort. The island caters to adults only. Meal Inclusive rates include all meals, daily laundry, Wifi connectivity, twice-daily snorkeling excursions, and non-motorized activities such as: kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, Calypso beach cat sailing, hiking, and a variety of cultural activities.
Set amidst 525 acres of breathtaking tropical beauty in Fiji’s northern island of Vanua Levu, Namale Resort & Spa is redefining all-inclusive. The intimate, adults-only boutique setting offers a truly unique and authentically Fijian experience where every request is met, every want anticipated, and every expectation exceeded. Catering to some of the world’s most exclusive clientele, from actors Edward Norton and Russell Crowe to fashion icon Donna Karan and NBA Coach Pat Riley, the world-class staff is devoted to providing an exquisitely luxurious experience.
At Namale, all-inclusive Fiji vacation packages are designed so that once you arrive, you won’t need to worry about a single thing. Beyond the 19 exclusive, luxury bures and villas, the robust packages include world-class dining options and a premium list of wine, liquor, beer, and spirits; a comprehensive list of adventure and relaxation activities; and a wealth of other amenities and activity options spread throughout beautiful grounds.
This Fijian-style all-villa beachfront resort, built on a 550-acre private estate, is more than “just” another Beach Resort. Nanuku Auberge offers an outer Island experience on the main island within minutes of Pacific Harbour, Fiji’s Adventure Capital. Nearby activities include world-famous cageless bull shark diving, terratrekking, rafting, waterfall hikes, ECO adventure parks, and more. Originally built as private homes, all 37 suites, villas, and residences are very spacious. The resort also owns a private two-acre large island. Guests may “unplug” and are encouraged to engage in soulful and grounded local experiences with a strong focus on the rich Fijian culture. A 25-minute plane or helicopter flight from Nadi, the resort can also be reached by land 24/7. It’s no wonder Nanuku was the winner of the CondeNast Traveler’s Choice 2017 Award as one a “Top Resort in Australia and South Pacific.”
Qamea Resort and Spa is an exclusive tropical destination for discerning travelers seeking a truly authentic Fijian experience without sacrificing luxury or service. The resort fronts onto a private white sand beach of just under a kilometer in length and accommodates up to 34 adult guests in 17 spacious bures and exclusive Royal Beach Houses with private swimming pools and Jacuzzi Spas, all facing the beach and positioned for maximum privacy. The Jewel of Fiji’s Northern Islands, Qamea stands apart with its spectacular beachfront location, award winning Jungle Spa, healthy gourmet cuisine, a PADI 5-Star accredited dive operation with two full time dive instructors, and it is the only luxury resort to offer world-class surfing in Fiji’s pristine North.
Located on the idyllic Malolo Island, with a sandy beach and turquoise lagoon, Six Senses Fiji is comprised of 24 pool villas with private decks and modern comforts, all complemented by ever-smiling Fijian hosts. For families and groups, two- to five-bedroom residences come with an infinity pool, kitchen, and generous living spaces, offering wonderful panoramas and easy access to the resort’s facilities. Dining options highlight local ingredients, while a Six Senses Spa offers a layered approach to wellness. The resort also hosts Fiji’s largest off-grid solar power system. Activities include a wide range of experiences such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and surfing.
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