Preparing for your upcoming vacation? Ready for an island getaway that will leave you feeling both refreshed and enriched in the local culture, heritage and culinary experience you’ll find there? Officially known as the Republic of Fiji, but colloquially called just Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia located in the south Pacific Ocean. Fiji is what’s known as an archipelago, with more than 330 islands.
Of those islands, only 110 are permanently inhabited, and many of them are reserved for private island retreats just for you. Fiji is surrounded by beautiful, turquoise waters and covered with tropical rainforests. The climate is tropical, making it warm all year round, perfect for both summer and winter vacations.
Fiji is a place of many wonders. From its tropical rainforests, to its long stretches of beaches, to its almost completely untouched private islands – whatever experience you’re looking for, you’re bound to find it here. If you’re a couple looking for a getaway in a private island bungalow, or a family looking to stay on the beach, you’ll be able to find the exact resort you need to make your island destination vacation memorable for the rest of your life!
Let’s have a look at the best resorts in Fiji:
1. Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji
Couples seeking a romantic escape, or newlyweds planning your first honeymoon, you’ll want to look into the idyllic, island paradise escape of Likuliku Lagoon Resort. This resort is set amongst the natural landscape of the island, located on Malolo Island. Likuliku Lagoon is an adults-only retreat surrounded by lush, green vegetation and sparkling blue waters. You can take your pick of “bures” (the Fijian word for rooms!) that are beachfront, garden front, or over the water on stilts.
Guests are invited to dine on the best, delicious island or international cuisine at the on-site restaurant, made with the freshest local ingredients found on the island. Likuliku Lagoon Resort has a spa for those looking to complete their tranquil vacation with stunning island treatments, or island activities that range from snorkeling to exploring the island by trail.
2. Radisson Blu Resort
Located on Denarau Island, among 10 acres of fantastic, tropical gardens, private beaches and picturesque water falls, sits the luxurious Radisson Blu Resort. Each and every room features a private balcony, so guests can enjoy the island breeze or a view of the gardens or the lagoon swimming pools.
Dine with stunning ocean views, surrounded by the open air, or stay in for a formal experience at any one of the four resort dining venues. Guests can also get pool-side, swim up drinks. For things to go around resort, Radisson Blu Resort offers a kids’ club, golf, and access to water sports such as snorkeling and diving through the crystal-clear waters.
3. Tokoriki Island Resort
If you’re looking for somewhere luxurious as well as serene and exclusive, you’ll want to look to Tokoriki Island Resort. This resort is located on the Mamanuca group of Fijian islands. There are only 36 bures and villas throughout the resort, so you can take your pick and be sure that your vacation will be an exclusive, once in a lifetime experience. This resort is perfect for both couples and small families.
Daily menus are crafted by the chefs here at Tokoriki Island Resort, so guests will be able to get the most out of every meal they indulge in. A la carte menus include Asian, South Pacific, international and local Fijian cuisine. Perfect for couples, this resort offers a romantic Island Beach picnic. Or, you can take an adventure tour through the island or surrounding waters.
4. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
Overlooking the Savusavu Bay, this resort is another place for a quiet, secluded getaway. It isn’t a big resort, and it features only 25 bures for guests to choose from. All the same, you’ll be able to enjoy luxury accommodations and services while staying amongst by sand, water and the Fijian island natural surroundings.
Guests will be able to dine on gourmet island cuisine prepared by Chefs who use fresh, local ingredients from both Savusavu Bay and other regions of Fiji, as well as fresh herbs, vegetables and fruits grown personally by the Chef. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort boast being the perfect getaway for couples, with honeymoon and wedding packages. Along with island activities, this resort has a spa geared towards those looking to relax from their daily lives.
5. Malolo Island Resort
Located on the Malolo Island of Fiji, the Malolo Island Resort is where you can stay for luxury, relaxation and authentic island culture all rolled into one. This resort is owned by a local Fijan family, which makes it the perfect place to bring your family for a vacation. Guests have their choice between family bures or bures on the beach with oceanfront views, just steps from the water.
Malolo Island Resort has many different dining choices, from gourmet restaurants and bars, to kids’ menus for all the little ones with picky appetites. You can also choose a full meal plan that will keep you and your family fed for your whole stay. In addition to the beautiful beach and ocean, guests are invited to participate in any number of activities around the island including fishing trips and island-hopping tours.
6. Matangi Private Island Resort
If you’re looking for that perfect and exclusive vacation along with the private island experience, this is the resort for you. Matangi Private Island Resort is located on Horseshoe Bay on Matangi Island. It is privately owned and 240 acres of tropical rainforest and white sand beaches. Guest can stay in an oceanfront or beachfront bure – or, if you’re looking for something unique, you can choose a treehouse bure.
You’ll experience gourmet dining at the Matangi Private Island Resort, with dishes that are influenced by the tropical island culture and Fijian dishes. The dining venue is right along the beach, giving guests a spectacular view of the water while the eat. Experience all the fun of staying on a private island with complimentary activities at the resort, like kayaking, snorkeling, and village tours.
7. Castaway Island
Another private island, for those of you still seeking your perfect island getaway. Castaway Island is located in the middle of the Mamanuca Island group of Fiji. This is a smaller island of 174 acres that are covered in both tropical rainforest and paradise-like beaches. Guests are welcome to stay in a number of bures or a bungalow, with ocean or island views.
Castaway Island has four main dining venues with delicious meals that boast not only tropical island cuisine, but Asian and international dishes as well. All the food here uses the freshest of local ingredients, giving a delicious island flair to everything there is to offer. Castaway Island also offers a number of free activities with no additional cost, such as a bushwalk to the Castaway summit and snorkeling or paddle boarding, as well as a glass-bottom boat ride to explore the nearby reef.
8. Yasawa Island Resort and Spa
Yasawa means ‘Heaven’ in the Fijian language, and this resort is just that: heaven. Yasawa Island Resort is on one of the most untouched and secluded islands that make up the Fiji Islands. There are only 18 luxurious bungalows, for discerning guests who want to have the most exclusive, private island experience that they can.
Yasawa Island Resort has all-inclusive packages, and your dining is no different. You can choose to dine at either the restaurant with stunning views of the beach and ocean, or enjoy your seclusion with private room service. Yasawa Island Resort boasts a complete unspoiled tropical environment for guests to explore with ocean adventure activities with the exception of fishing and open water scuba diving included in your stay.
9. Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
The whole family will feel at home here at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort. Experience beautiful island simplicity and culture while staying in luxury accommodations with butlers and nanny services for the children. This resort has an array of bungalows and suite rooms to stay in, with beachfront or ocean-breeze style accommodations.
With three dining venues for breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests will be able to take their pick of local island flavors or delicious pacific continental fine dining. Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort has the Bebe Spa where guests can let the amazing island spa treatments chase away all their troubles. Guests will also be immersed in the specific cultural experiences of the island, with activities and customs every day.
10. Paradise Cove Resort
Exactly what it says on the tin, this next resort is paradise in heaven, located on the Yasawa Islands, this particular resort is settled in the cove on Naukacuvu Island. Paradise Cove is surrounded by stunning blue waters, long stretches of private beach and tropical rainforest. Take your pick of bungalows with garden accommodations surrounded by the tropical garden, or nestled right on the cove.
Paradise Cove offers delicious Pacific Island cuisine at the Black Rock restaurant, with ingredients from local farmers to produce fresh, healthy meals daily. The food you find at Paradise Cove is safe for all dietary needs including vegetarian and gluten free. Paradise Cove has a kid’s club with daily supervised activities. You can also have an amazing once in a lifetime experience of swimming alongside giant Manta Rays.
11. Emaho Sekawa Resort
Nestled along the Savusavu Bay coastline, between the Pacific Ocean and the mountains, sits Emaho Sekawa Resort. This resort is beautifully secluded and private and surrounded by nature and wildlife just beyond your door. Guests are invited to stay in a villa with ocean view surroundings and a private garden, or to stay in style and rent out the grand residence for large groups.
Emaho Sekawa has the Bula Pavilion Restaurant and Bar onsite for guests looking for delicious island and international cuisine. However, you can also choose to dine in your own villa, or have your dinner brought to you on the beach. Surrounded by the glistening water, this resort offers boat excursions, sport fishing as well as waterfall hikes for guests to explore the island at their leisure.
12. Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa
The Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa is perfect for both families and couples looking for their perfect island getaway. Located on Denarau Island in Fiji, this resort mingles both the island culture as well as an elegant French ambiance. Sofitel Fiji Resort has 296 rooms and suites for guests to enjoy, with almost all water front views.
Elegant dining is what Sofitel Fiji Resort excels in, with both gourmet restaurants and island inspired food with tastes from all over Fiji. You can expect fresh food made ready every day at any one of the dining venues. In addition to the Spa where you can let all your worries go, this resort boasts a luxury oceanside golf course.
13. InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa sits on 35 beautiful acres of manicured, tropical gardens. Located in the Natadola Bay on the main Fijian island of Viti Levu, this resort is surrounded by beaches, tropical forests and an ocean lagoon with nearby reef. With 266 rooms boasting views of the gardens or the ocean, guests will be able to find just the right fit for their island vacation.
Dine alongside the lagoon, or get your meal next to the Meke Lawn, while experiencing delicious island specialty dishes. You can also get intimate dining in your suite, or take your meal along the beach for a romantic dinner. For those looking for amazing, island golf, this is the place. InterContinental boasts Natadola Bay’s championship golf course.
14. Sheraton Fiji Resort
A tropical island escape, the Sheraton Fiji Resort is located on Denarau Island. This resort is surrounded by gardens, beaches and glimmering waters of the south Pacific. Each room boasts a different view of the ocean, so guests will never have to choose between a view and cost. Enjoy an ocean breeze, view or front room with wide windows and bright, warm island-tropic interiors.
No matter what type of food you’re in the mood for, you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for. Sheraton Fiji Resort has 14 different dining venues with a wide diversity of flavors, from gourmet to island traditional cuisine. Activities around the resort will fill guests with awe at the surrounding island and culture, with island hopping and day tours. There is also a kid’s club and a golf club.
15. The Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa
Get a taste of the rich, cultural style of the Fiji Islands here at the Westin Denarau. Located on the Denarau Island, this resort boasts both luxury and connection to the surrounding heritage. Guests have their pick of tropical garden views, or ocean front suites that step right out onto the sand and lead down to the calm south Pacific waters.
Dine at one of the three signature restaurants, with both international and Fijian chefs that use local, fresh ingredients and produce. The Westin offers many activities that will keep the whole family entertained, from a kid’s club to a golf course. Explore the surrounding islands with an island-hopping tour, or go snorkeling in the surrounding waters.