PUBLISHED July 16th, 2018 06:00 am
In Fiji, where the sun is aplenty and the waters crystal clear, it’s only natural to want to have access to the coast and all its splendour. So what better place to stay than in these gorgeous hotels and resorts? Here are six spots for maximum fun time and downtime in Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu!
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort
Outrigger is amongst the best when it comes to premier beachfront resorts, and their Fiji location is no different. At the very edge of Sigatoka, this is where you’ll find a gracious ‘bula’ welcome in an impressive seaside setting reminiscent of a Fijian village. There are signature Talai butlers, Meimei nannies, and traditional Bure Bungalows that are practically right by the water. If you’re looking to be pampered, the sweeping views from their hilltop Bebe Spa is nothing short of outstanding.
Rates start from: US$206 per night
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort is located at Sigatoka, Fiji, p. +679 650 0044.
Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa
A resort situated on its own private island? Hell yes. Right across the causeway from mainland Fiji, the luxurious Shangri-La is a dreamy refuge of serenity and exotic comfort, offerings view of the Pacific Ocean from its spacious Executive Suites and Ocean Rooms. Have drinks at Bilo Bar before a Pan Asian dinner at Takali Terrace Restaurant, and when it comes time to unwind for the day, reward yourself at the hotel’s signature CHI The Spa. Alternatively, take a sunset stroll on warm sand or wade through the clean lagoon waters with its own bouncy water park. We must also mention the Shangri-La Marine Education Centre, a project that lets you get up close and personal with the coral reef!
Rates start from: US$210 per night
Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa is located at Yanuca Island, Coral Coast, Fiji Islands, Fiji, p. +679 652 0155.
The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa Fiji
Reflecting Fiji’s rich cultural heritage and local style, The Westin is expectedly one of the finest hotels on Denarau Island, an island near the gateway city of Nadi that is also home to seven other resorts. Regulars with the hotel brand will know the award-winning Heavenly Spa and relish the numerous dining options across the resort. There’s golf, water sports, a water park, as well as six swimming pools to choose from.
Rates start from: US$280 per night
The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa Fiji is located at Denarau Island North, P.O. Box 9081, Nadi, Fiji, p. +679 675 0000.
Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa
For ultimate French luxury in the sunny island, look no further than the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, which boasts nearly 300 rooms (each with a private balcony) overlooking the beachfront. Besides being close to the world-class Denarau Gold and Racquet Club, other facilities include the newly-built adults-only Waitui Beach Club, three restaurants, four bars, and the largest ballroom on the island – in case you’re planning to get married. Plus, being just 15 minutes away from Nadi International Airport and near the harbour for easy access to Fiji’s islands, you’ll be right on the doorstep of all the country has to offer.
Rates start from: US$239 per night
Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa is located at Denarau Island, Fiji, p. +679 675 1111.
Maui Palms might not be associated with a giant hospitality brand, but this boutique getaway on the Fiji’s Coral Coast is no less luxurious, and in fact, as intimate as you can get. Away from the hustle and bustle associated with larger resorts, the staff here are impeccable and the rooms (with coconut wood beds, matching furniture, and hand moulded bath, no less) are beautiful. Personalised activities can be arranged, from deep sea fishing, snorkelling tours, or even a leisurely day shopping in Sigatoka or Suva.
Rates start from: US$163 per night
Maui Palms is located at 15 Maui Bay Rd, Queens Rd, Coral Coast, Fiji, p. +679 650 7082.
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island
Hidden amidst 10 acres of tropical gardens, picturesque waterfalls, and its own private beach, it’s easy to fall in love with the Radisson Blu Resort. The spacious rooms and suites are each outfitted with a balcony or courtyard, and an on-site spa offers rejuvenating massages and signature exfoliating Sugar Glow treatment. When it’s time for dinner, you’ll have six unique restaurants to choose from, including Lomani Wai which lets you dangle your feet in water as you dine. Ready for some island fun? Splash around in four heated lagoon pools with a whitewater tunnel slide, or borrow a kayak and get exploring.
Rates start from: US$214 per night
Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island is located at Resort Drive, Denarau Island, Fiji, p. +679 675 6677.
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