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BE FABULOUS. BE FIJI.

By Anna Sarjeant



For couples looking for a little extra luxury, Fiji offers over-water bungalows, beachfront dining and total toes-in-the-sand seclusion. You’re just three hours away from paradise - so let the daydreaming begin...



1. FEEL SPECIAL

It’s not every day you get to forget about work, kids and play dates, in exchange for personal cabanas, swim-up bars and Fijian sunsets. But at the adults-only Waitui Beach Club at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, that’s exactly what you’ll get. The enviable ‘hammock-lifestyle’ also includes its own pool, champagne bar, poolside cabanas and restaurant. Personal wellness is also key, with a 25m lap pool and nutrition-focused food options. There are even complimentary yoga classes every morning and afternoon.

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Waitui Beach Club at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa 
 



2. ULTIMATE PRIVACY
Get the Rockstar treatment at Dolphin Island Resort. Enjoying a serene spot on an islet north of Fiji's main island, just four rooms relish in 13-acres of lush gardens and golden shoreline. A romantic beach, sleep-out Bure, infinity pool and a menu featuring daily caught fish are just some of the bespoke features guests can luxuriate in.





3. A MILLION MILES FROM ANYWHERE
For ultimate Robinson Crusoe escapism, Cloud 9 is a floating pontoon in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Accessed via speedboat and surrounded by nothing but blue, the luxury raft drifts 45-minutes off the west coast, in the Mamanuca Islands’ Ro Ro Reef. A sun-drenched deck is scattered with day beds, a fully stocked bar and hanging chairs, while the on-site pizzeria serves gourmet wood-fired delicious-ness.

Cloud Nine

Instant inspiration! There's another trendy hangout in Fiji called The Malamala Beach Club Fiji. Click Here to find out why it makes the most idyllic day trip. 

 



4. DESIGNED TO SEDUCE
Soak up the blue sea views from the comfort of your cotton sheets at Likuliku Lagoon Fiji. As the first Fijian property to offer over-water bungalows, it doesn’t get more indulgent than stepping directly from your boudoir to the ocean bed. Post-swim, there are freestanding baths with peaceful views, and glass panelled floors to continue watching underwater sea life.  

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5. RUNAWAY TO FARAWAY PLACES
Get away from pretty much everyone at Yasawa Island Resort. Hiding out on one of Fiji's most isolated islands, guests are split between 18 beach bungalows. And with 11 empty beaches to choose from, you really will feel like the island’s your own. Yasawa Island Resort benefits from no televisions, no traffic, and no development… In other words, no stress. This one’s all-inclusive, so every gourmet meal, snack and non-alcoholic drink is complimentary. It’s also home to Fiji’s first beachfront spa - The Baravi Spa – just metres from the water’s edge. But before you completely surrender to relaxation, why not take a dip in the warm sea water, snorkel between vivid coral, or try a spot of windsurfing or kayaking?

 

 

6. FIJI’S BEST-KEPT SECRET
Kokomo Island is one of the world’s rarest – most hidden – gems. Nestled between tropical rainforest and four white-sand beaches, 21 villas and five luxury residences, all with private infinity pools, are soaked in Fijian sunshine. Fronting the world’s fourth largest barrier reef; Great Astrolabe Reef, the diving is stellar and the coral is well cared for. The environment is at the forefront of everything they do here, from residences built from sustainable building materials to the 5.5 acre on-site farm, complete with home-grown veggies, 16 beehives and free range chickens. And yes, you’ll be eating their delicious eggs for breakfast.

 

 

7. NO HURRIES AND NO WORRIES
If island hopping appeals but your sea legs aren’t quite as robust as you’d like, make it your perfect excuse for private seaplanes and helicopter transfers. Exotic resorts such as Vomo Island Fiji are just 15 minutes from Nadi International Airport via helicopter - and what an incredible way to add a truly special experience to your luxury adventure.

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8. THE GO-TO FOR CELEBRITIES
With its own private airstrip and a proprietor who’s the billionaire behind Red Bull, Laucala Island is the ultimate extravagance. A resort which fiercely protects its South Pacific roots, the beachfront villas are pure Fiji, with toiletries made by locals using the island’s natural resources. An enormous lagoon style pool hosts Laucala’s infamous 25-metre glass cube - the property's signature swim-up-bar, and each villa boasts a private pool with direct access to your own sliver of glorious golden beach.

 

 

9. SAIL AWAY TOGETHER
The romance of the sea is never far away on-board a Blue Lagoon Cruise. Totally removed from the ocean liners you might initially envisage, these vessels are small and intimate. Frequenting hard to reach islands and reefs rarely visited by tourists, you’ll never spend more than four hours cruising, allowing for plenty of time to explore, sunbathe or dip in and out of the ocean with your snorkel. You’ll bob between one idyllic stretch of Fiji to the next, anchoring in private lagoons and traversing uninhabited islands.

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Instant inspiration! Commanding one of the prettiest properties on The Suncoast (as it’s affectionately known by Fijian locals), The Volivoli Beach Resort Fiji boasts a northerly position on the sunniest stretch of Fiji’s main island. Click Here to find out more.




10. SWEET MOMENTS
On the south coast of Vanua Levu Island, Namale Resort & Spa owns its own waterfall and romantics love to dine beneath it. Hidden at the bottom of a wooden staircase, you'll find a natural enclave, a table for two, and a small but perfectly formed waterfall. Candlelit beach dinners are also easy to arrange, and readily available across many premier resorts. Then there’s Six Senses Fiji, which is just a short speedboat transfer from Denarau. One of Fiji’s most indulgent wellness retreats, the resort uses fresh ingredients from the garden to blend house-made tonics, bitters and probiotics. Indigenous flora is also prepped in the ‘Alchemy Bar’, by guests themselves, in hands-on workshops to create personal body scrubs, soaps and oils. 

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Namale Resort & Spa - villa





11. PRIVATE BEACH PICNICS
A place where you can switch off and relax with your better half, you won’t beat the private picnics at Yasawa Island Resort. With little more than white sand beneath you, and an azure ocean before you, do as you please with little interruption. Then tuck into a menu of Fijian delicacies and fresh seafood – the most heavenly way to feed both your stomach and your soul.

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Yasawa Island Resort

 

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