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3 Top Stays in Fiji: Coral Capital of the World

February 16, 2024
Palm trees over a pristine beachfront at Tokoriki Island Resort which is one of the best resorts in Fiji, the coral capital of the world - Luxury Escapes

So named by underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, Fiji is as versatile as it is beautiful. It can mean a romantic trip away, a fun-filled family holiday or an ultra-luxurious, out-of-this-world escape. We highlight three luxury stays for a variety of different travellers.

Travellers flock to Fiji for many reasons: to meet the locals through village visits, for enchanting snorkelling excursions through neon-bright coral forests, and to stay in five-star resorts for endless pampering. The bula warmth is an irresistible pull, so no matter what type of holiday you seek, give in and secure a stay at some of Fiji’s best resorts.

For the lovers: Tokoriki Island Resort

The sparkling infinity pool and palm trees overlooking the beach at Tokoriki Island Resort which is one of the best places to stay in Fiji, the coral capital of the world - Luxury Escapes

With just 36 traditional bures and villas, this adults-only resort offers serenity and privacy. An ideal honeymoon destination, the bures are enveloped by lush gardens, furthering the illusion that you and your partner are the only two people on the island. Step straight from your private deck onto silky sand, with unobstructed ocean views. For a romantic dinner, secure a seat at Oishii Teppanyaki, an intimate four-couples venue with a menu featuring spiny lobster with mirin sauce, fish of the day and sashimi.

Coastal calm: Six Senses Fiji

An aerial view of the island resort, Six Senses Fiji, which is one of the best places to stay in Fiji, the coral capital of the world - Luxury Escapes

Seemingly worlds away from everything (but in reality just a short boat ride from Fiji’s capital), this ultra-luxurious resort promises seclusion on the shores of Malolo Island in the Mamanuca archipelago, the setting of Castaway starring Tom Hanks. The design echoes that of a traditional village, all thatched roofs, woven lanterns and natural materials. The Six Senses Spa is an almost hallowed space, with pampering treatments like 24-karat gold leaf facials, heated lava shell massage and tropical hibiscus coconut body
scrub. While Six Senses is heavy on luxury, it’s light on its environment footprint; it creates its own renewable energy, grows its organic produce onsite and has invested in a Fijian crested iguana breeding program.

Bring the kids: Radisson Blu Resort, Fiji Denarau Island

The sparkling pool area of Radisson Blu Resort, Fiji Denarau Island which is one of the best places to stay in Fiji, the coral capital of the world - Luxury Escapes

Wake up to the sounds of the ocean crashing onto a private beach at this family-friendly resort. Located on 10 acres of lush tropical gardens, it’s easy to forget you’re only five minutes from Port Denarau’s shops, spas and restaurants. If you have family in tow, cool off in any of the four lagoon pools (one featuring a whitewater tunnel slide), or drop the little ones off at Blu Banana Kids’ Club for games and
activities while you enjoy a couples’ massage at Harmony Retreat Day Spa. Family dinners come with a choice of six restaurants: Blu Bar & Grill offers classic surf and turf meals alongside a kids’ buffet, Basilico serves up family-style Italian dishes, and Teppanyaki promises a memorable meal with a side of food-flipping entertainment.

This article was originally featured in the third issue of Dream by Luxury Escapes magazine. Get your copy here.

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