Island Dreaming – Fiji
If our story on the unveiling of Fiji Airways‘ new aircraft has inspired you to take a well deserved holiday, here are a few places in Fiji that may just make the decision a little easier. Keeping away from the chain hotels and tourist hot spots of Denarau Island, Suva and Nadi we have a look at some of the best places to stay on one of Fiji’s other 110 inhabited islands.
Wakaya Club and Spa
After being met at the airport by a representative of the Wakaya Club and Spa and whisked onto the resorts own private plane for the 40 minute flight, guests can choose from one of ten free standing ocean front bures. Relaxation is the key at this resort, there are no televisions or phones in the rooms, just an intercom to contact reception (and high speed internet).
Guests staying in the waterfront or ocean view bures can choose to relax in the oversized bathtub, in the hammock stung between two coconut palms, or lazing about on the covered deck. The bures offer plenty of space at over 150 sq. metres and Tattinger champagne greets you on arrival. Rates are all inclusive so feel free to raid the mini bar.
The Governor’s and Ambassador’s bure offer larger accommodation, with the Governors bure including a private waterfall, a jacuzzi and secluded outdoor shower. The Ambassador’s Bure which is designed for two couples or four people travelling together has all this plus a plunge pool and its own spa treatment rooms.
Meals are served in room or at the resorts restaurant and feature the best local seafood and produce. The restaurant has an international guest program has seen the likes of Grant McPherson, Charlie Trotter and Nobu Matsuhisa
Interested? Pick your favourite room via the website here.
The likes of Russell Crowe, Meg Ryan and Edward Norton have walked across the pristine beaches of the Namale resort, and the private and romantic feel of the resort has won it an immense number of accolades.
The 14 bures dotted along the coast and through the lush tropical gardens of the resort feature private decks and non intrusive service, the honeymoon bures also have private plunge pools as well as spas and showers designed for two. The villas are are great for large groups with the Duavatu and Civa villas being comprised of 7 seperate bures surrounding an impressive infinity pool.
The Dream House also has its own private infinity pool, large outdoor deck and outdoor shower. For weddings or corporate bookings or those with an immense desire for privacy you can even book out the entire island. If you have have enough of lounging aroung, gorging on the amazing food available then scuba diving, swimming with dolphins or horseback riding through the jungle are also available.
See what all the fuss is about via the website here.
Tokoriki Island Resort
Located 35 kilometres of the west coast of Nadi, a short 15 minute helicopter or seaplane ride (or an hour in a high speed catamaran) this boutique, child free resort is a more affordable option for those wanting their own slice of tropical bliss.
The Deluxe Beach bures are literally steps from the water, and yet offer complete seclusion. King sized beds, air conditioning and again outdoor showers make for a perfect backdrop to watch the sunset of the Pacific Ocean
The Sunset Pool villas offers 120 sq. metres of space, with a huge private deck and cabana with day beds for lazing away. The private pool offers a fantastic view over the sapphire blue waters of the ocean.
Visit the website here.
No mention of the best places in Fiji to stay would be complete without bringing up Likuliku Lagoon resort, comprising Fiji’s only over water bures. Hayden, the owner of FlymeFunky visited Likuliku not too long ago with his partner and said that it is one of the finest resorts he has ever stayed at.
I’m sure there will be an upcoming review of this amazing property and they are always better when coming from first hand experience. Until then you can check out the resort via its website here.