Adorning the South Pacific Ocean with its powdery white-sand beaches, vibrant palm trees and pristine aqua waters, this tropical oasis oozes a secluded romance like no other and is entirely child-free. Hidden in the azure Beqa Lagoon in Fiji, the Royal Davui private island is a marine sanctuary and possibly the world’s most romantic honeymoon spot.
Words by Shylie Rimmer
Think: barefoot luxury, private-island seclusion, intimate dining experiences, isolated plunge pool villas and a tropical marine reserve just waiting to be explored. No larger than 10 acres, the infectious laid-back island life on Royal Davui Island Resort is only interrupted by five-star luxury and celebrity-grade service. Labelled as sacred, the island’s surrounding reef does not permit fishing, meaning the abundance of diverse fish, colourful coral and majestic marine life are there for you to discover.
With only 16 high-end vales—the Fijian word for “home”—that blend into the backdrop of vibrant vegetation and towering palms, there are few resorts out there that rival the kind of romantic seclusion you’ll find at Royal Davui Island Resort. The smallest of the villas—the Island Plunge Pool Villa—starts at a huge 84sqm and is fully-equipped with everything you’d need and more, leaving little indulgence to the imagination.
Expect traditional thatch-roofed villas with elegant furnishings, modern interiors and wooden features throughout. Upon entering you’ll find only the most high-end amenities including a two-person spa bath, private furnished sun deck, private dining deck, lavish bathroom with open-air shower and luxe Pure Fiji amenities. But the most captivating feature of all is the private heated plunge pool that’ll have you enjoying a unique view of the vibrant trees and sparkling aqua ocean from each villa.
The tropical Fijian produce fused with seasonal, daily-changing menus will bring you some of the most delicious food you’ll taste – and it’s all included with your stay. Whether it’s dining under the island canopy at the serene Banyan Bar & Restaurant, enjoying a romantic dinner for two in the secluded beach hut or epitomising island time with a lengthy, laid-back picnic on the beach, the blend of fine local ingredients and expert chefs create the ultimate team.
Foodies will relish in the daily, all-inclusive gourmet breakfast, set-menu lunch and decadent, three-course dinner. Not to mention the nightly sunset canapes at Banyan Bar where you’ll enjoy acoustic Fijian music with a backdrop of the glowing sunset.
Dripping in friendly service and five-star amenities, Royal Davui Island Resort is the perfect barefoot honeymoon experience that’ll have you truly escaping the worries of the outside world.
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