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If you’re looking for a bucket list-worthy island getaway, it doesn’t get much better – or more tropical – than Fiji. Fiji is made up of over 332 islands in the South Pacific Ocean, between New Zealand and Hawaii. In Fiji, you can go snorkeling and diving near Taveuni, smell the orchids at the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and check out the nightlife scene in Mamanucas…all while learning about fascinating local culture and traditions.
Fiji is also a wonderful place to indulge in some pampering, to explore the exotic, and to let your mind and body unwind. These are some of the best tropical resorts in Fiji to consider for your next island vacation.
A top honeymoon resort in Fiji, Namale Resort and Spa is located near the Copra Shed Marina in Savusavu. It’s an exclusive adults-only resort that has villas with either ocean views or garden views. Onsite, guests will find swimming pools, a golf course, a spa, and a highly-rated restaurant. To get active, you can take advantage of a range of nearby leisure activities, such as horseback riding, kayaking, and birdwatching.
The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is situated on 17 acres of a former coconut plantation and another top pick for resort vacationing in Fiji. Take your pick among garden-front and oceanfront bures, point reef bures, two-bedroom suite bures, and the villa. Each bure includes king-size beds, large bathrooms, and private decks. Accommodations at this resort include all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, airport transportation. Since there are no phones or televisions here, this is a great place to get away from it all. Well, maybe not it all…complimentary Wi-Fi is available.
Another resort that is consistently ranked well among vacationers is the Taveuni Island Resort and Spa, as all villas have a beautiful garden or ocean view. This island is home to the Rainbow Reef and about 30 famous scuba diving sites. It’s also near the World Heritage Rainforest Parks, which are full of exotic birdlife, rivers, and waterfalls. Local Fijian and international cuisine is on the menu at the resort’s restaurant, which features public and private dining options that are fresh and healthy. Don’t miss the outdoor pool or lavish spa on-site.
One of Fiji’s less-traveled destinations, Savusavu, is home to the all-inclusive Koro Sun Resort. There are two pools onsite, a waterslide, a fitness center, and a spa to pamper you as you soak in the pristine rainforest views. This is a great option for nature lovers because it’s located on a 160-acre sanctuary with unspoiled flora and fauna. There is a collection of private bures and villas at the Koro Sun Resort, along with gourmet cuisine, airport transportation, and water sport activities that are included with your stay.
Another great adults-only resort in Fiji is the Royal Davui, which is located near the Beqa Lagoon. One of the best all-inclusive honeymoon resorts in the world, Royal Davui is a slice of paradise. You can choose among the Island, Deluxe, or Premium Pool Vale or the East or West Davui Pool Suite. If you’re looking to get some diving experience in Fiji during your trip, make sure to scope out the nearby dive sites of Pinnacles, Davui House Reef, and Davui House Wreck.
Unlike some resorts in Fiji, this is an accommodating resort that welcomes everyone – including families with children. Plantation Island is located on the island of Malolo LaiLai and only about 10 miles from the Nadi International Airport. Expect nothing less than manicured landscaping and palm trees that line over 4 miles of sandy beaches. There are several cocktail bars onsite and pools to take a dip on warm, sunny days.
The Wakaya Club and Spa is a private island resort that has some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling options in Fiji. There are just a few luxury bures that make up this ocean resort, and rooms have outdoor decks and rear gardens. Everything you could want for relaxation and pampering – a full-service spa, fitness center, and pool – are located onsite and you can also play tennis, golf, and croquet.
One of the best exclusive resorts in Fiji is Turtle Island, which is on a privately owned island. This is a great resort pick for foodies because the restaurant here specializes in fresh seafood and fruits and vegetables grown right on the island. This romantic resort was the film location for “The Blue Lagoon,” the 1980 remake of the movie starring Brooke Shields. Turtle Island has a secluded vibe, but there are plenty of all-inclusive activities and amenities to keep you entertained during your stay.
Some of the very earliest explorers to Fiji named this tranquil lagoon Likuliku, which means “calm waters.” It stands out from Fiji’s other top resorts, in part, because it has unique over-water bures. As you approach the resort, it somewhat resembles an ancient village, which reflects the friendliness of the Fijian people and resort staff. This is a great pick for couples who want to learn about local culture, yet enjoy the comforts of pampering and luxury.
Castaway Island is a four-star resort located on a private island in Fiji’s Mamanuca Island group. It spans 174 acres, which are covered in rainforests and surrounded by colorful coral reefs. It’s a great pick for families traveling with children with its array of activities on offer. Luxury bures feature traditional Fijian style thatched roofs with high vaulted ceilings and air conditioning, along with island, ocean or beach views. Feel the ocean breeze at the on-site restaurant, which serves sumptuous island cuisine, or try your hand at surfing. Alternatively, the on-site spa is ready to pamper you with a soothing massage.
The Tokoriki Island resort is designed for couples who are looking for a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. This resort is located in the remote northernmost islands in the Mamanuca Group, and one of the most popular activities here is snorkeling among tropical fish on the house reef. Enjoy a romantic oceanfront dining experience with fresh seafood and a bottle of sparkling wine or get away on a secluded picnic on the island.