Picking the best resorts in Fiji is a bit like playing favorites with your children. There are so many incredible resorts in these islands, it’s a challenge to narrow the list. But we’ve done our research to uncover some of the best places to stay in Fiji.
Looking for an adults-only escape where you can scuba dive or spa to your heart’s content? Done. What about an all-inclusive paradise for families where the rates include private nannies to keep your children entertained while you’re enjoying some adult relaxation? Fiji has you covered there, too. Read on for our list of the best Fiji resorts across the islands.
Life coach guru Tony Robbins is the owner of the exquisite 525-acre Namale resort, fronting the Koro Sea on the south coast of Fiji’s second largest island, Vanua Levu. With just 19 luxury bures and villas for guests, you’ll live like a king or queen on what feels like your own private island.
The honeymoon bures are particularly secreted-away, perched atop volcanic rocks overlooking the ocean and with elevated walkways that deposit you at a deck with a private, heated plunge pool.
The all-inclusive rates include all meals and drinks, including five-course dinners and three-course lunches, as well as a huge range of activities such as horseback riding, village visits, fishing, golf and waterskiing.
Six Senses Fiji
Open since April 2018 on Malolo Island in the Mamanuca archipelago, Fiji’s first Six Senses Resort is a beauty, and is just as appealing for families as it is for vacationing couples.
The 24 villas and suites are set on the beachfront and just back from it, within a lush grove of palms, and all have private pools and decadent outdoor showers. You can be as active or inert as you wish, with an onsite surf school (Tropicsurf), scuba diving operator and water sports galore.
The resort’s “spa village” is particularly indulgent, with private treatment bures and outdoor soaking pools surrounded by tropical blooms. While rates aren’t all-inclusive when it comes to food and drink, the kids camp is included for young guests. And if you book one of the private villas, they’ll even toss in a complimentary nanny for the duration of your stay.
Vatuvara Private Islands
When Prince Harry and the Duchess Megan Markle visited Fiji in late 2018, they purportedly spent a night at this exquisite 800-acre property in the Northern Lau chain. Royalty or not, guests arrive aboard the resort’s private Twin Otter plane. And if it’s privacy and the ultimate in decadence you’re after, you’ll get the royal treatment at Vatuvara.
Three private villas perched atop the cliffs—including one with a walkway to its own private beach—are the only accommodations here. If you don’t want to see any of the other privileged guests during your stay, you certainly don’t have to.
There are two seaside restaurants where meals tie in ingredients from the property’s organic farm, and you can also choose to dine in the privacy of your villa at any time. Among the many activities offered to guests are cooking classes, yoga and romantic Champagne picnics on an uninhabited nearby island.
Set on a private island that stretches eight blissful square miles and houses just 25 beachfront villas, all with thatched roofs and private pools, Laucala Island is a favorite with honeymooners and jet setters in search of privacy.
Things center on the resort’s long, palm-lined beach, on the island’s north coast. A sprawling lagoon pool with man-made islands set within it sits at the heart of the resort. The all-inclusive rates include exquisite meals made with produce grown on the island, once a coconut plantation.
Other inclusions range from access to an 18-hole golf course and horseback riding to all manner of watersports (jet skiing, wakeboarding, wind surfing and sea kayaking) in the turquoise waters that greet you at every turn.
Vomo Island Resort
A 15-minute helicopter ride (indeed that’s how guests arrive) off the northwest coast of Viti Levu lands you at the two private islands that make up the inimitable Vomo Island Resort.
And if you’re looking for a resort that welcomes children but offers plenty of adults-only escapism at the same time, you’ve come to the right place. Little ones four and older will likely have to be torn away from the complimentary Kids Village, a world all its own accessed by suspension bridge from early till late.
While they’re having the time of their lives, you can be off scuba diving, sipping cocktails at the adults-only Rocks Bar or indulging in a warm tiger cowrie shell massage, with shells said by the locals to be imbued with positive energy employed to drain you of any lingering stress.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort
This adults-only resort on Malolo Island in the Mamanuca chain is just a short boat ride from Nadi, but Likuliku Lagoon feels a world away. As you approach from the water, you’ll see a chain of 10 overwater bungalows strung like jewels along the edge of the fringing reef, all built with traditional materials and outfitted with huge bathtubs where you can soak with lagoon views.
The beachfront and garden bures are lovely, too, and some have private plunge pools. The traditional style of the property and lush tropical foliage that envelops everything lends a real sense of place—there’s no doubt that you’re in a South Pacific paradise, here.
Rates are all-inclusive and include countless things to do like sailing and windsurfing, and guests can also grab snorkeling equipment to fin off the beach and explore the incredible coral reefs offshore. Make time for a massage at the onsite spa and consider splurging, too, on an outing to Mociu island—an uninhabited piece of paradise just 15 minutes away, accessed with ease aboard the resort’s private boat.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
Another idyllic resort that caters to families as well as couples, this spectacular property on a former coconut plantation on the south coast of Vanua Levu will leave you wanting for very little. As you’d expect, the scuba diving offshore from the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort (headed up by the French legend’s son) is world-class, with colorful soft corals one of many underwater highlights within the nearby Namena Marine Reserve.
Spend your days enjoying the beautiful water and grounds, lounging in a hammock outside your traditional bure (most of which face the sparkling Koro Sea) or heading off on a village visit or market foray in town. A complimentary kids camp is on hand for children, and a private vacation nanny is included for all kids under five for the duration of your stay.
Royal Davui Island Resort
On a private island just offshore from the famed fire-walker island of Beqa, Royal Davui Island Resort ticks all the boxes and more for an indulgent adults-only vacation in Fiji. The property’s luxurious villas (called vales in Fijian) all have climate-controlled private plunge pools, spacious sun decks and wet bars at the ready. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open wide, giving your stay a lovely indoor-outdoor feel.
All-inclusive rates include all meals as well as sunset canapés nightly, kava ceremonies and nightly entertainment. Your days here can be spent looking for Nemo on the house coral reef, visiting local villages on nearby Beqa Island or taking part in a whitewater rafting excursion on the mainland. Sea kayaks and Hobie Cats are always complimentary for guests to use, and among the many other amenities wrapped into the all-inclusive rates are cooking classes, guided snorkeling trips and village visits.
Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
With just 18 luxury bungalows scattered across an Eden-like island in the Yasawa chain on Fiji’s western border, this stunning resort woos with decadent versions of the simple things—hammocks, outdoor showers and thatched-roof bures, among them.
You can spend your vacation swimming in the famous Blue Lagoon, nearby, snorkeling offshore from the resort and visiting as many of the 11 private beaches on Yasawa Island as you can. Private beach picnics arranged by the resort’s excellent chef are among the many inclusions in the property’s all-inclusive rates.
Kokomo Private Island
A darling of "it lists” that compile the most luxurious resorts in the world, Kokomo Private Island debuted in 2018 with 21 villas fronting the beach (and another five luxury residences, should you wish to really spread out) keeps the bar as high as it goes in Fiji.
You arrive by sea plane at the spectacular location in the Kadavu Chain, where the Great Astrolabe Reef (the fourth largest barrier reef in the world) beckons with some of the most beautiful scuba diving and snorkeling on earth. All villas have direct beach access, and most have private infinity pools, too.
The residences up the ante even further with as many as six bedrooms and sprawling indoor/outdoor living spaces where tropical views flood your senses.