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  • Writer's pictureChanel Belej

The Most Exquisite Luxury Hotels that Prove Fiji is a Ten

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It’s safe to say not many would contest the Fijian Islands to be one of the finest archipelagoes on earth. With more than 300 in total, your next island adventure doesn’t have to end. Whether you're a first-timer or already know your way around the Pacific paradise, this guide will provide you with all you need to make sure your experience is a blissful one. Of course, the islands sell themselves, and by choosing to stay at Fiji’s most finest, you can already picture yourself in deep relaxation mode. Prepare to be awed by these eight luxury hotels amongst the Fijian Islands.


All images courtesy of respective hotels.



Shangri-La, Yanuca Island


First, we’re setting the bar high with an exclusive hideaway located on a private island. Not to worry, no small planes or helicopters are involved–instead a causeway is connected to the mainland with tall flagpoles positioned either side for a dramatic entrance. There’s no doubt this independent sanctuary will give you your daily ocean fix, with 443 ocean-view guest rooms and plenty of culinary offerings where the soundscape of warm waves, beckons at your doorstep. A one-stop-shop, the entire Reef Wing of the Resort features an adult-only oasis, (you can say that again). 


On the other hand, if you do have the little ones with you, the kids' entertainment facilities are second to none, from the renowned inflatable water park to the Little Chief’s Club and mini golf; activities on and off land are abundant. The Shangri-La provides the perfect opportunity for parents to enjoy a romantic dinner for two, or a couples massage-knowing the kids are well and truly entertained. ‘Chi’, the Spa-well, it speaks for itself. An enchanting oasis showcasing the natural botanical products of Fiji, and the only way to feel after is, reawakened. If you'd prefer to give the greens a go, Yanuca Island boasts a nine-hole golf course designed by renowned Peter Thompson, and let’s not forget the world-class backdrop to perfect your experience the entire game. 


Wherever you’ve come from, chances are you feel compelled to explore the Coral Coast, whether that’s jumping right in, looking from the outside in or even from above, the resort can recommend an array of activities suited to your needs; from watersports to deep-sea diving, there’s something for all kinds of adventure seekers. Now for the reason you spend all day in the tropical sun, working up an appetite to decide where to dine in the evening…Thankfully, there is always a buffet for the foodies, Takali Kitchen to savour some South-East Asian, much-loved Italian, and the Lagoon Terrace if you want to devour the ‘catch of the day’. Then, or pre-dinner if you prefer, there are two lounge bars: the Black Marlin Tropical Bar offering a more dressed-up feel, and the Bilo Bar situated right at the water’s edge, inviting you to experience a very appropriate pina colada that will have you relaxed back, chin held high.Whilst the Shangri-La is indeed a frontrunner, there are several luxury Fijian accommodation options, guaranteed to provide the utmost pleasure and five-star satisfaction. 


Address: Yanuca Island Coral Coast Fiji Islands | Website: bowkerbeachhouse.com.au  | Phone: (02) 6563 2330 | Email: fij@shangri-la.com | Instagram: @shangrila.fiji | Facebook: Shangri-La Fijian Resort and Spa 



Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay


Momi Bay, enveloped by a man-made lagoon designed to lure guests in with its azure aesthetic, is a five-star luxury hotel and we're going to say it – a bucket-list destination. Bask in the glorious sunshine as you sip on a cocktail at the swim-up bar,  or dine at one of two chic eateries or bakery. Add on a hot tub, spa, an exquisite strip of soft sand plus a gym; escape to your room on-land, or venture out into the lagoon to an overwater bungalow-a unique way to encounter the Fijian island experience. 




InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, an IHG Hotel


Golfers–say hello to an 18-hole golf course set atop picturesque hills overlooking the very secluded Natadola Beach. Each year, this IHG Hotel welcomes devotees to the game, for it is supposedly the finest championship golf course in the South Pacific. After you revel in some tee time, venture to one of three swimming pools, followed by a transformative spa treatment and culinary Fijian experience to stir the senses. Housing an award-winning signature restaurant, Navo, to Kama Lounge, you can always find the perfect spot at the InterContinental to watch the sun slip below the horizon. 


Address: Natadola Bay, Maro Road, Natadola, Fiji | Website: ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/us/en/natadola/nanha | Phone: +679 331 6265 | Email: enquiries.fiji@ihg.com | Instagram: @interconfiji | Facebook: InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa



Nanuku Resort


Spread out across 500 acres of coastal headland, lies Nanuku Resort, voted one of the best in the South Pacific. It’s so exclusive, it’s required that you reach the resort by a 30-minute scenic flight from Nadi to Nanuku’s own private airstrip. Upon arrival, prepare to shift gears as you say “bula” to swaying palms amongst a lush field of mangroves, then snorkel amidst the vibrant hues visible beneath the Pacific. Accommodation options include your very own beachfront villa featuring polished interiors to roomy suites. World-class offerings extend to an array of dining options serving exuberant dishes, difficult for anyone to resist. 


Address: 11 Nanuku Drive Pacific Harbour, Fiji Islands | Website: nanukuresort.com  | Phone: +679 345 2100 | Email: bula@nanukuresort.com | Instagram: @nanukuresort | Facebook: Nanuku Resort, Fiji



Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort


Positioned oceanfront on Denarau Island, the renowned Marriott Hotel is well-sought after with its 18-hole golf course, lagoon-style pool and welcoming amenities. A short walk from the resort is an inflatable waterpark for your daily dose of entertainment; onsite you won’t be short of watersports, or stay dry with tee time on the greens. From artisan cocktails for happy hour to a lavish buffet breakfast the morning after, there’s no need to stray far to satisfy your cravings. Amongst the hotel’s sleek new design, the resort boasts nothing less than substantial room sizes, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness centre. 


Address: Denarau Island South, Denarau Island, Fiji | Website: marriott.com/en-us/hotels/nansi-sheraton-fiji-golf-and-beach-resort | Phone: +679 675 0777 | Email: reservations.fiji@sheraton.com | Instagram: @sheratonfijiresort | Facebook: Sheraton Fiji



Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa


Occupying an extensive part of majestic Danarau Island, Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa has everything from 26 acres of lush green gardens to the exclusive adults-only Waitui Beach Club. Indulge in every aspect with fresh seasonal dining and after-dark bars. And for morning lovers, delight in the aroma of France cuisine at Cafe La Parisienne. With a generous amount of luxurious rooms to choose from and grand venues to host a wedding or intimate gathering, Fiji’s Sofitel is equipped to deliver outstanding service and a remarkable experience for all.


Address: Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa Denarau Island, Nadi | Website: sofitel-fiji.com | Phone: +679 675 1111 | Email: reservations@sofitelfiji.com.fj | Instagram: @sofitelfiji | Facebook: Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa | Nadi 



Castaway Island


Thinking island getaway? Think Castaway Island - a member of the Mamanuna archipelago and remote luxury escape that is none other than a crowd favourite. Fortunately, you will be privy to the echos of gentle waves gracing the island’s shores from the mainland afar. Make Castaway feel at home as you embark on a guided walk through the headland or seek a different perspective from a kayak, paddleboard or cruise by on a catamaran. Your experience elevates with the choice of any stylish bure to recharge for the next day of activities. Leave the kids to their own devices in the kids’ club while you sip on an afternoon cocktail beachside, and you’ve peaked. And for the best part, enjoy a delectable selection of Fijian-Asian cuisine at Restaurant 1808 where your toes melt into the sand and relish in a precious seaside sitting.


Address: Qalito Island, Fiji | Website: outrigger.com/fiji/castaway-island-fiji  | Phone: +679 666 1233 | Email: enquiries@castawayfiji.com.fj | Instagram: @castawayislandfiji | Facebook: Castaway Island Fiji



Royal Davui Island Resort


Buckle up couples, you’re headed to Royal Davui Fiji Island. Boutique and award-winning, this unprecedented adult-only resort is a must whether you’ve just entered the honeymoon phase or you’re craving some quality time with your significant other. Revel in a scenic flight from Nadi airport or travel by car, then hop on a speed boat ride across the lagoon to the Resort where your romantic escapade awaits. Besides being your solitary oasis, the Resort takes pride in its natural beauty by championing a “Responsible Luxury” approach where making environmentally friendly decisions matters most. A succulent piece of fish at each restaurant is line-caught by small-scale local fishermen. Thinking of popping the question? Unique private beach-hut dining just may do the trick. And with that, we say, congratulations and vinaka! 


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