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Why Fiji Should Be Your Happy Place

April 11, 2024
A child swims in the Fiji ocean with the fishes, one of the best activities to do while in Fiji - Luxury Escapes

Travellers love Fiji for its genuine hospitality, family friendliness and natural beauty. This island paradise can be an adults-only luxury retreat or a multi-generational get together, a sustainable stay or an island hopping adventure, say Bula to doing Fiji your way.

The 333 islands that make up Fiji are beloved by travellers for their incredible undersea life viewed through crystal clear waters, gently swaying palms that line idyllic beaches and a warm climate that is only eclipsed by the genuine warmth of the people, personified in a beautiful Bula welcome. But this island nation also offers incredible variety whether you are a food fan, a nature lover or an adventure seeker. Fiji is “where happiness comes naturally”, so pick the Fiji holiday that takes you to your happy place.

Stylishly sustainable

A snorkeller swims with a turtle underwater at Six Senses Fiji, one of the best things to do in Fiji - Luxury Escapes
Snorkellers swin with the turtles at Six Senses Fiji.

Fiji’s myriad of resorts do not take the fragile island ecosystem for granted with most stays doing everything they can to make sure that tourism is sustainable and the natural beauty preserved. At Likuliku,
a luxury adults-only resort, they have an environmental partnership with the villages on the Malolo Islands who have declared their lagoon a marine protected area. At Six Senses Fiji sustainable measures include making their own high-quality drinking water and growing their own organic produce for use in the resort restaurant. Turtle Island goes to great lengths to protects its namesake with its Turtle Conservation program throughout the Yasawa Islands. While Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort keeps a close eye on the reef in conjunction with Ocean Futures Society.

Islands of adventure

A woman stands in the clear ocean with a small tropical island behind her at Nanuku Resort, which is one of the best places to stay in Fiji - Luxury Escapes
A secluded beach at Nanuku Resort.

Embark on a maritime adventure when you hire a private yacht charter from operators like Big Blue Fiji. Sail alongside squadrons of manta rays, go deep sea fishing or plunge into the pristine waters off the back of your own boat. How about taking a helicopter ride up the fast-flowing Navua River and then bouncing back down on a white-knuckle, white-water rafting ride?
Or perhaps you prefer your adventure with a side order of luxury. If so, try the glamping at Nanuku Resort, a tropical oasis set in 500-acres of pristine Fijian coastline where you can sip Champagne
on the beach or take a hike to a stunning waterfall.

Always friendly, always beautiful, Fiji can also be whatever island holiday it is that makes you happy.

Grown-up getaways

A couple play in the clear blue ocean at Lomani Island Resort, one of the best places to stay when visiting Fiji - Luxury Escapes
A private beach spot at Lomani Island Resort.

The adults-only, luxury resort on Turtle Island has been lauded as Fiji’s top resort by Conde Nast Traveller thanks to 12 private beaches, its proximity to the famous Blue Lagoon and the fact it is only ever home to just 14 couples. At Lomani Island Resort in the Mamanuca islands, you will find a boutique experience that is one of the most romantic stays in the whole of Fiji with incredible local food, couples coral reef snorkelling and relaxing spa treatments. After all, lomani is the Fijian word for love. Barefoot luxury awaits at Royal Davui Island Resort, which is one of the most exclusive resorts in the world situated on the dreamy Beqa Lagoon on its own private island. This resort has scooped a host of awards for the past few years and makes for an unforgettable couple’s retreat. The single, must-do activity is to play castaway with a picnic on your very own private sand cay and you’ll feel like you have the entire Pacific Ocean to yourself.

The luxury of family time

A mother plays with her baby in the pool at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, an IHG Hotel, one of the best places to stay with exploring Fiji - Luxury Escapes
Play in the pool with the whole family at InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, an IHG Hotel.

Tapping into the trend of multi-generational holidays, Fiji has residences that can accommodate large families at resorts like Six Senses, Kokomo, VOMO and Nanuku, most come with private butlers and all have their own pools and kitchens, making it feel like a resort within a resort. There are also hotels with multi-room options in the InterContinental, Hilton and Radisson Blu. Fiji loves families, and it is famous for its incredible nanny services and kids club. There are a host of activities that everyone can get involved with from exploring the calm waters, to hikes in the lush interior, and you can always count on the incredible hospitality to look after the kids if the adults need a little time to themselves on a family getaway.


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

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