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Indulging in out-of-the-ordinary luxury immediately makes a getaway special. And if there’s any holiday meant for a splash-out stay, it’s an island escape — where the resort experience is the holiday. All the details — the pristine infinity pools, the private speedboat, the attentive service, the exceptional dining — make the experience truly unforgettable. Here are six unparalleled escapes close to home in Fiji. There’s no time like now!




Considered the ultimate luxury experience in Fiji, Kokomo Island waits off the coast of Kadavu, south of the main island of Viti Levu. Here you’ll find opulent villas and palatial residences offering exceptional remote getaways for couples, families and even groups. The exquisite cuisine here is not only the result of top tier chefs, but also the island’s fully sustainable plantation, which provides fresh produce and honey for the resort's signature dishes.

The adventurous will discover spectacular snorkelling and diving off the island shores. With an unmistakeable range of activities and tailored services, this is a place for all ages — an ideal space for bringing together family and creating memories for a lifetime.

What sets this level of luxury apart is the personalised touches by the dedicated staff. Guests complete a questionnaire before arriving so staff can specially prepare for preferences in advance. There’s no mistaking the effort made for every guest.

Incredible inclusions: All meals, non-alcoholic beverages, one spa treatment, a tank scuba dive, all non-motorised activities and — amazing! — laundry service. If it’s a family affair, you’ll love that residences also include a personal buggy, butler and nanny. The onsite Kids Club even offers a dedicated nanny for children under 2 years.




A short flight from Nadi Airport takes you to the remote beauty of Yasawa’s most northern 5-star resort. A property known for offering an authentic cultural experience, it stands as the only commercial development on an island just 22 kilometres long. Here you can expect unparalleled exclusivity, private white sand beaches, a true taste of Fijian culture, exceptional snorkelling and a heavenly open-air beachfront spa.

Cuisine here is unmatched and served attentively. Whether it’s a lobster omelette at breakfast or an unbelievably fresh seafood dinner, you’ll dine on only the finest local fare. Perhaps the most unforgettable part of this experience will be your private picnic on a secluded beach. Resort staff carefully arrange sun beds, an umbrella and a scrumptious spread — and you’ll be left totally alone to enjoy.

Incredible inclusions: All meals and non-alcoholic beverages, an excursion to the Blue Lagoon Caves, a private beach picnic, all non-motorised activities, guided snorkelling trips, a scuba lesson in the pool and a Fijian Village visit. While families are welcome on Kids Weeks (during school holidays), this luxurious spot is typically adults only.




Waiting in the Mamanuca islands, VOMO is perched on a stunning beachfront location accessible from Denarau only by launch transfer, private speedboat, helicopter or seaplane. Here you’ll find an immaculate luxury experience that’s perfect for couples and families.

Couples will love VOMO Rocks, an adults-only beach club and quite possibly the finest bar in the South Pacific. Overlooking stunning white sand and across the water to Vomo Lailai Island, the Rocks Bar is the perfect place to catch a spectacular sunset, ‘rocktail’ in hand. During the day, indulge with a luxuriant treatment at the award-laden Kui Spa or snorkel the tranquil waters surrounding you.

Considering spoiling the kids? Families will love the onsite Kids Village (complete with dedicated chef, dress-up wardrobe and jaw-dropping playground) and daily resort activities. For really small ones, VOMO offers Baby Butlers. And with villas and residences available, it’s easy to feel at home.

Incredible inclusions: Three meals daily at the renowned onsite restaurant and any non-alcoholic beverages, all non-motorised activities.



This is the first of the internationally renowned Six Senses Resorts to appear in Oceania and it offers every drop of the famous Six Senses experience. All aspects of this spectacular property are focussed on renewal. Six Senses was founded on the belief that experiencing something exceptional changes us for the better. That means the resort and the experiences you’ll find here are always unique and often totally unexpected.

Surrounded by crystal clear waters and white sand beaches, this piece of paradise offers sensational waterfront dining and an unbelievably luxurious spa. But what’s most striking here might be the experiences you’ll be offered: Choose a scenic helicopter flight over the Mamanucas, take in a movie under the stars, join a surf lesson, attend Fijian Cultural Night or admire tropical twilight from the water with stand-up paddleboarding.

With villas and residences featuring private swimming pools, decks and outdoor showers and baths, it’s ideal for couples, families and friends travelling together. Ask us about the ease of private speedboat transfers from the mainland. 

Incredible inclusions: Breakfast daily, all non-motorised water activities and fitness programme.



Nestled in the Mamanuca islands, this adults-only resort has been racking up international accolodes from the likes of Condé Nast Traveller and TripAdvisor, which recently rated it the top hotel in Fiji. Reach it by catamaran transfer, seaplane or helicopter from Denarau, and within minutes, you’ll understand the awards.

Waffle between the breath-taking white sand beach, crystal-clear lagoon and Tokoriki’s fresh and salt water swimming pools. Escape further into the opulent onsite spa, which can be booked out exclusively at sunrise (if you don’t want to share) and lose all memory of stress with the Unlimited Massage Retreat package.

With just 72 guests on the islands, service is personalised and attentive, and there’s never a rush for a lounger overlooking the infinity pool. While you’re here, we recommend Tokoriki’s private beach picnic, which includes — what else? — a bottle of Moët & Chandon. For dinner, choose between gourmet oceanfront dining or indulge in room service. Either way, you’ll be treated to polished menus featuring the finest local and sustainable ingredients whirled into inventive South Pacific and Asian-influenced plates.

Incredible inclusions: All non-motorised activities, garden games, library and top tier fitness centre.



The name of this incredible place means “calm waters” in Fijian, so you know it’s been impressing visitors for hundreds of years. A wilderness island retreat surrounded by a marine sanctuary, Likuliku Lagoon Resort is the only resort in Fiji with authentic overwater-bures in a natural ocean lagoon. From the water it looks like an ancient village, so traditional is the style, complete with a magnificent building in the design of a Fijian canoe house.

Arriving here feels like stepping onto your own private island, and that might be because this exceptional resort actually offers one. Nearby Mocui (pronounced “Moor-thiew”) Island is a tiny, untouched island a short ride from the resort and guests can visit for beach picnics and day trips. Nearer the resort, you’ll find walking tracks for discovering the stunning views as well as top tier snorkelling and diving.

We recommend the Deluxe Beachfront Bures, each with its own private plunge pool with direct access to the lagoon.

Incredible inclusions: Three gourmet meals daily, 
Likuliku Lei and Sulu/Sarong, use of all non-motorised watersports equipment including catamarans, windsurfers, standup paddle boards, kayaks and snorkeling equipment. Invitation to Friday evening cocktail party.

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Beth Allison is an American import from New Jersey and House of Travel’s in-house sentence writer. When she’s not thumbing a thesaurus, she’s probably dreaming of her next meal. Beth is a herbivore, coffee addict, tramper, bookworm, theatre lover and cat lady. Her favourite places are Strandhill, Ireland, and New York City. If you find a real bagel shop in New Zealand, please let her know.

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