Fiji is known for its exclusive resorts and luxurious private islands, but what makes for a memorable holiday here is the exhilarating activities just outside your beach villa. Adrenaline junkies will adore diving, snorkeling, surfing, and kayaking. Inland, there’s white water rafting, skydiving from a light aircraft, or bouncing through rugged jungle terrain in a buggy. Nature lovers can explore rain forests, mangrove forests, river gorges, waterfalls, and cool swimming holes, and spot birdlife, reptiles, and rare endemic species. Over 200 marine parks are home to a huge array of marine life, including five of the world’s seven sea turtles and pods of spinner dolphins. Visit a village to experience and learn more about the locals and what makes up the Fijian culture. Or experience sustainable eco-tourism at many of the island resorts, where flawless service, unlimited personal attention, and pure luxury make for an unforgettable stay.
Spend a Luxuriant Vacay in Fiji
Taking the heights of luxury to the expanse of the sea, the Fijian islands offer every unimaginable indulgence. An archipelago of 333 breath-taking isles drenched in golden sunshine, Fiji is a destination that is a pure dream in its effect. Away from the two major islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, there are hundreds of smaller islands covered in lush tropical jungle and palm-fringed shores. Discover islands still uninhabited by humans, snorkel a rainbow of soft corals, laze on white-sand beaches, or catch a wave at a top surf break.
A LUXURIOUS LIFE
Escape to a private, white-sand, tropical island for a day. Charter a helicopter or seaplane to reach the most deserted atoll on the planet and touch down for an intimate champagne beach picnic for two. Charter a private yacht and sail off into the sunset, with a crew navigating you to secluded beaches and unforgettable sunsets. Bliss out at a lavish spa. Chill in an overwater bure with a butler on call to tend your every need (or want). Befitting the ultimate place to escape, indulge, and recharge, Fiji features some of the world’s most luxurious five-star resorts. Taking the island’s famous tradition of hospitality to unthought-of levels, Fiji’s luxury resorts present a sophisticated level of service, extraordinary cuisine, and indulgent amenities – in nature’s finest surroundings. Rated one of the world’s best sand-between-the-toes experiences, guests arrive at exclusive, privately owned Laucala Island by plane and shown to their villa with a private pool amongst coconut plantations and jungle. The three luxurious villas on Vatuvara, a speck in the Lau chain, are also reached by private plane. At this adults-only retreat, there’s a range of activities that give you the ultimate fun-filled holiday. Be it golf, spa, or just relaxed swimming. Splash out and buy out an entire island: with only 16 villas, Royal Davui is perfect for an exclusive and intimate wedding, birthday, or special occasion. Dolphin Island Resort also provides the ultimate in luxury and seclusion. Located on a private island off the tip of Viti Levu, the resort is only available on an exclusive use basis, with room for up to just eight guests. There are only a handful of overwater bure resorts in Fiji, including Vanua Levu’s Koro Sun and the Fiji Marriott Resort at Momi Bay. Resorts like the Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a unique romantic haven of relaxed refinement for couples only. Situated on Malolo Island 25km from Nadi International Airport, 10 of its 45 rooms are overwater bures. If you prefer a private, floating resort, charter a luxury yacht or catamaran. Wake up refreshed from your stateroom to explore a deserted sand cay, snorkel pristine reefs, game fish or dive before enjoying a gourmet meal on the deck.
SPA AND WELLNESS
Nothing says ‘Relax’ like a spa treatment. Most resorts have their own spas, set within tranquil surroundings, and offering luxurious amenities and renewing body treatments. Qamea Resort & Spa is an intimate resort in Taveuni, catering to a maximum of 34 adults, with luxurious bures nestled among coconut palms and tropical gardens. Jagged volcanic mountains soar behind; in front is a private 1km white-sand beach. Named the best luxury destination spa in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific, Qamea’s Jungle Spa is perched deep in the rainforest and offers the ultimate Fijian body therapies and French facial therapies to rejuvenate, revitalize and renew mind, body, and soul. Indulge at Namale Resort and Spa’s Valeni Sasauni Spa Sanctuary is a leading luxury spa in Fiji, offering a wide range of indulgent treatments inspired by ancient healing traditions. Also pamper yourself in a large hydrotherapy room featuring aromatherapy pools, waterfall massage, hot tub, cold plunge, and sauna.
The Bebe Spa at Outrigger Resort on the Coral Coast houses eight treatment rooms that overlook the main resort, each with private open-air balconies and ocean views. Four balconies provide hydrotherapy tubs, and all have “showers in the sky”. Not all well-being experiences are solo and take place in the surroundings of an exclusive resort, however. Health and therapeutic tours include a rain forest trek to a waterfall and a dip in warm therapeutic mud pools – far more fun when you’re in a group.