Words by Carlie Tucker
Slow things down a tick with a tropical escape to one of Fiji’s 33 islands. White sand beaches and cerulean waters come standard with your stay, as do dazzling sunsets and sensational soft coral diving. With Fijian holidays on sale until 30 June, now is the perfect time to book.
The only question left is ... where to stay? Proving that beautiful things come in smaller packages, these top boutique hotels are redefining luxury throughout Fiji.
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Nanuku Resort & Spa – Pacific Harbour
Comprised of just 18 suites and private villas, this 5-star stay is a little slice of paradise along the coast of Viti Levu. Balinese-inspired tranquility defines this resort, with suites and villas decked out in natural materials with oversized glass doors capturing amazing ocean vistas.
Comfortable accommodation is just the beginning as the resort also features a decadent spa that utilises local ingredients and traditional relaxation methods. Guests are also treated to access to the full gamut of Fijian fun, from family activities and fitness classes to snorkelling and fire walking.
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Vomo Island Resort – Mamanuca Islands
The rooms are the only thing available in limited supply on this private getaway. With just 28 luxury villas and two private residences, it’s an exclusive stay that doesn’t skimp on premium style. Ranging from comfortable yet elegant beachfront villas to more secluded Villas on the Hill, you’ll be surrounded by the amazing natural beauty that makes Fiji such a desirable holiday getaway.
Vomo is also home to a sweep of first class dining options to suit all occasions. Sit down for a multi-course showcase of the freshest ingredients at The Reef Restaurant or make arrangements for a private picnic at the water’s edge. A range of activities are also available to keep you entertained when you’re not relaxing on the sandy beaches. This includes the PADI Dive centre, kids programme and on-site spa.
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Lomani Island Resort – Mamanuca Islands
Another supreme property in the Mamanuca Island group, Lomani Island Resort is an adults only escape made up of white sand beaches, pristine lagoons and crystal blue waters. There are only 24 rooms available: Deluxe Suites, Hibiscus Suites and Beachfront Bures, all offering amazing water views.
Split your time between relaxing at the resort, with exceptional dining and a luxurious spa available, and on- and off-island activities for a little tropical island thrill. Guests are welcome to try their hand at sea kayaking, paddle boards, sailing and wind-surfing (available at the resort). Or choose from a range of complimentary excursions. This includes island tours, dolphin swims and outer reef snorkelling.
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Viwa Island Resort – Yasawa Islands
Holding a little spot in the Yasawa Islands, the Viwa Island Resort is a secluded getaway with immaculate beaches, blue waters and lush rainforest surrounds – everything you could possibly want in an island escape. The resort encompasses a mere 16 beachfront bures reflecting traditional Fijian style. Along with thatched rooflines and comfy interiors, each one offers up a stunning array of ocean vistas.
If you're content to simply dig your toes into the sand and let the days pass as you indulge in absolutely nothing, this is your spot. Though, for those that need a break from the beach, the resort offers a few exciting activities. This includes cultural experiences, kayaking, fishing, diving and snorkelling the temperate waters that surround the islands.
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Toberua Island Resort – Northern Islands
Billed as 'your island', Toberua Island Resort offers a chance to experience Fijian paradise your way. Do as little or as much as you like with the soft sands of the beach quite literally at your doorstep, and diving, fishing, golf and more are available on the island. Alternatively, the resort is happy to arrange excursions on your behalf.
Cozy up in one of 16 beachfront bures, all of which feature contemporary comfort enhanced by traditional island style. Large covered decks offer respite from the afternoon sun, or while the hours way beneath the shade of the palms in your own private hammock.
For more information on any of Fiji's fantastic boutiques, or to book your stay, call our Travel Experts on 1300 038 785.