The Best of Fiji: 5 Relaxing Resorts in the South Pacific

Whether it’s snorkeling the reefs, soaking up the rays on the beach, spending a lazy afternoon swinging in a hammock or swimming in a pool beneath a waterfall—however you choose to spend the day in Fiji, make one of these luxury resorts your nighttime resting place.

5. FIJI HIDEAWAY RESORT & SPA

Situated on the Coral Coast, the Hideaway Resort is the perfect Fiji getaway for the whole family. Kids will love the Fijian Kids Club activities including snorkeling, treasure hunts and fishing; while parents sneak away to the Hideaway Spa where they will enjoy the lava rock sauna, reflection spa pool, massage or one of the body treatments. Bungalows are spacious with ocean-front views, outdoor garden and seating areas, mini bar and Wi-Fi. Rydges Hideaway features Chiefs Restaurant where you will find the finest in local fresh seafood and Fijian cuisine. After dinner, Coco Bar ceremoniously welcomes happy hour, as Fijian warriors beat drums and light torches. For a family vacation, the Hideaway Resort is a good pick.

  • Address: Queens Road, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
  • Rooms: 110
  • On site: Restaurants: Chief’s Restaurant (international). Bars: Coco Bar. Fitness: gym, spa.
  • Reservations: +679 6500177
  • Price: $$$

 

4. NAVITI RESORT

Naviti Resort is an all-inclusive luxury resort offering 220 guest rooms and villas in four different room categories. Accommodations are well appointed with Balinese furnishings, mini bar and fridge, plush robes and slippers, fruit basket and wine, private balcony or patio with lush tropical gardens. Naviti Resort has access to over 40 different activities including scuba, snorkeling, golf and more. Three restaurants offer international cuisine as well as local dishes and two bars, including a swim-up.

  • Address: Queens Road, Korolevu, Viti Levu, Fiji
  • Rooms: 220
  • On site: Restaurants: Bamboo Terrace (Chinese), Nukunuku (Fijian). Bar: Swim-Up Bar. Fitness: gym, spa.
  • Reservations: 1-800-203-3232
  • Price: $$$

 

3. JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU FIJI ISLANDS RESORT

What was once a coconut plantation is now home to Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Island Resort, where 25 well-appointed, private and spacious bungalows offer peace and relaxation. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this is the place: there are no TVs, there are no telephones. Just plenty of comfort. Spacious spa bathrooms with separate soaking tub and shower in Italian tile, plush robes and fresh tropical flowers, a complementary mini bar, a French press coffee maker and a private deck with garden or ocean view make guest rooms a serene getaway.

  • Address: Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji
  • Rooms: 25
  • On site: Restaurants: Dining on the Pier. Fitness: spa.
  • Reservations: 1-800-246-3454
  • Price: $$$$

 

2. THE WAKAYA CLUB & SPA

The Wakaya Club & Spa is the premier boutique luxury resort. There are eleven private ocean-front bures (pronounced boo-rays), each with its own beach access and garden with double hammock. Beautifully designed with Tibetan rugs, yaka timber flooring, Hunter fans, open air lava rock shower, over-sized soaking tub, mini bar and iPod connection. While there is complimentary Wi-Fi, like Jean-Michel Cousteau, there aren’t any telephones or TVs in the bures.

Enjoy authentic local cuisine in the kitchen where you’ll find dishes that include venison, lamb, pork and an abundance of seafood including green lobster, mangrove crab, shrimp, and fish from the region.

  • Address: P.O. Box 15424, Fiji
  • Rooms: 11
  • On site: Restaurants: dining options vary. Fitness: Breeze Spa.
  • Reservations: 1-800-828-FIJI
  • Price: $$$$

 

1. INTERCONTINENTAL FIJI GOLF RESORT AND SPA

There are 271 rooms in five different room categories and 91 suites, each of which provides a private terrace or balcony that includes and daybed and Cleopatra bath, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary dry cleaning, Pure Fiji toiletries, mini bar and fridge and BOSE sound system with iPod connection. Five restaurants offer a range of unique cuisines from contemporary to wood-fired pizza.

For those looking to tee one up, Natadola Bay Golf Course is a championship golf course that runs along the Pacific Ocean. After a round or two of golf, Spa InterContinental will help you unwind and relax with one of their five signature spa offerings. Tranquil Cabana Escapes is a beach-side spa experience featuring tropical aromas, massage and treatments with the sound of the sea to put you at ease. The Orchid Room is the perfect couple’s treatment with plunge pool, private lounge and couples massage. The Wai Zone uses water in three different phases: steam, liquid and ice to refresh and rejuvenate.

  • Address: Maro Road, Natadola Bay, Sigatoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
  • Rooms: 271
  • On site: Restaurants: Navo (contemporary), Sanasana (buffet), Toba Bar & Grill (international). Bars: Kama Lounge. Fitness: golf course, spa.
  • Hotel Program: Priority Club (Category 5)
  • Reservations: 1-800-400-8484
  • Price: $$$


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  • chiflyaa at 10:41pm February 27, 2013

    I would like to add LikuLiku to the list (http://www.likulikulagoon.com/). We were there last year for our honeymoon and it was amazing. Choose from a beachfront bungalow or an overwater bure. We stayed in both and I can’t decide which is better, they’re both quite different experiences. The food was great, the staff was very attentive and I would go back in a heartbeat! I’m not a “beach person” but I didn’t want to leave. I highly recommend it.

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