Island Time in Fiji

Luxurious ocean-front villas and white sandy beaches for as far as the eye can see – adventure and indulgence await in Fiji.

From overwater bungalows and adult-only retreats to the adventure-packed Yasawa Islands, world-class reefs and family-friendly set-ups complete with nannies, kids’ clubs and activities that will keep little ones entertained for hours, there is literally something for everybody in picture perfect Fiji.

For Nature Lovers:

Where to go:

Head north to Taveuni, Fiji’s ‘Garden Isle’, for the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure.

What to do:

Waterfalls and coral reefs mean this place is popular with dive enthusiasts who are eager to take in the world-famous Rainbow Reef and the Great White Wall in the Somosomo Strait. Nature-lovers will also want to check out the Bouma National Heritage Park – it takes up more than a third of the island and is home to the spectacular Bouma Falls. Swim at the base of the first fall (Lower Bouma Falls) and enjoy the view from the double-barrelled Upper Bouma Falls.

If you prefer to take in the beauty of Fiji closer to the comfort of your resort, guests staying at Vomo in the Mamanuca Island group can take part in daily yoga on the deck on Mt Vomo on the eastern side of the island.

Where to Stay:

Awarded Australasia’s Most Romantic Resort by the World Travel Awards and Trip Advisors Top Small Hotel in Fiji, The Remote Resort is a great choice for those wanting a luxe stay – off the beaten track. It’s exclusive too, there are just eight villas on an impressive 64 acres and each villa boasts its own private plunge pool and stunning views overlooking the spectacular Rainbow Reef.

If you’re after a five-star stay, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Savusava, Vanua Levu, is award-winning eco-luxe. Overlooking the picturesque Savusavu Bay, there are25 luxurious bures, each taking in the quintessential Fiji Island beauty. This one is a great family option – their children’s program is complimentary and educational.

For Thrill Seekers:

Where To Go:

The Yasawa Islands, an archipelago of 20 volcanic islands on Fiji’s north western side, is a haven for adventurous travellers.

Image: Tourism Fiji

What To Do:

The long stretches of white sandy beaches make this place a sun-lovers paradise, but it’s what’s under the crystal-clear waters that will really impress avid divers and snorkellers. Fiji is one of the only places in the world where you can swim, snorkel or dive with the majestic manta rays; for manta encounters it’s best to visit between Mayand October.

Venture to the Yasawa Islands and visit the sensational Sawa-i-Lau Caves. The series of limestone caves are the result of hundreds of years of water wear, carving out the unique formations, some of which are only accessible by swimming through narrow waterways.

Where To Stay:

Located on the northern tip of the Yasawa Islands (not too far from Sawa-i-Lau Caves) is Oarsman’s Bay Lodge, one off our resorts on the Island of Nacula (the third largest of the Yasawa Island chain). The Beachfront Bures are a popular choice for those wanting to take in the pristine views; if you’re after a bit of culture you can visit an authentic Fijian school or village.

For Indulgence:

Where To Go:

There are countless options when it comes to luxe Fijian getaways, so whether you want a remote, private escape or prefer to be based mainland, there is the perfect over-water bure or ocean-front villa with your name on it.

What To Do:

Indulge in one of Fiji’s many luxury spas or while the day (or night) away with a beachside Fijian feast at one of the many five-star resort restaurants. If relaxation is on the cards, soak up the sun poolside or unwind at one of the many luxury villas –private butler included.

Where To Stay:

There is a long list of premium accommodation options in Fiji – for couples looking fora child-free escape and for families who like the finer things in life.

Voted Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Top 15 Resorts, the exclusive adults-only Tokoriki Island Resort features 36 freestanding beachfront villas – unwind poolside by your infinity edge private pool or on your own double day bed. Another stand-out adults’-only option is the exclusive Royal Davui Island resort, located at the beautiful Beqa Lagoon. With only a handful of guests at any one time, you can expect inundated service.

For high-end family getaways, VOMO, with its famous Kids Village is a popular choice.

For Families

Where To Go:

The mainland is home to many family-friendly resorts but that doesn’t mean the islands are off-limits.

What To Do:

There are daily catamaran trips to the islands, where you can book your own private cabana (at Malamala Beach Club) and snorkel straight off the beach, or have a go at stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking. Staying on Denarau? Hop on the Bula Bus and check out the Big Bula Waterpark – the kids will love the giant water slides and surfing the big waves.

Where To Stay:

Some of the best family-friendly resorts are on the mainland and come with nannies, kids’ clubs, kids’ pools, activities and everything you can imagine to keep little ones occupied!

The Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa has just under gone a huge renovation – there area selection of new dining experiences (including an adults’-only poolside dining experience), as well as a new kids’ club and Teen Zone.

If the islands are still calling, the Shangri-Lais situated on the private Yanuca Island, mere metres from the mainland and accessible via a causeway. It’s a stand-out for its inflatable waterpark – the only one on the Coral Coast – and water sports. For mums and dads who are after some kid-free time The Shangri-La also has adult-only pools and restaurants, as does the idyllic Malola Island Resort in the Mamanucas.

Getting There:

There are direct flights twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays) from Adelaide to Nadi, Fiji, with Fiji Airways. Once you’re there, getting around is easy –there are express bus services or you can hire a car or a driver. If you’re staying on the islands, daily passenger ferries offer transport to the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands, alternatively water taxis departing from Port Denarau Marina will get you to where you’re going.

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