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A Guide to Fiji’s Most Luxurious Beachfront Resorts 

May 4, 2023

Satisfy your wanderlust with a sublime escape where azure waters, pristine beaches and all-inclusive dining are just the beginning at Fiji’s most luxurious beachfront resorts.  

There’s no doubt about it, Fiji resorts are on another level when it comes to private island paradises, all-inclusive dining and traditional-meets-decadent accommodation. Sparkling turquoise lagoons, powder-soft sands and picture-perfect vistas are a given, but what makes these properties a must-visit are their attention to every detail, impeccable service and intimate settings. For long, leisurely days where your only struggle will be working out where to relax first (on your private deck or at the onsite spa), or where to dip your toes first (in the ocean or the pool), take your pick from Fiji’s most luxurious beachfront resorts.  

Dolphin Island, Fiji  

For a taste of unparalleled seclusion, look no further than an idyllic escape to Dolphin Island, Fiji, where 14 acres of private island are all yours. Awarded a prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award in 2023, you’ll have access to four stunningly appointed bures, each with plush bedding dressed in pure cotton linens, generous dressing rooms and ensuites with bathtubs and shell-encrusted chandeliers.  

This all-inclusive paradise will have you feasting on Indo-Fijian flavours – think freshly caught fish, coconut, chillies and tropical fruits – all eaten from the main bure, sitting from its elevated position overlooking the infinity pool. Should you feel the need to take a break from relaxing, head to the warm waters and snorkel through the surrounding colourful coral reefs, jump in a kayak and explore the nearby islands or book in a traditional Fijian cultural performance. 

Six Senses Fiji  

Tucked away on Malolo Island, and enveloped by crystal-clear waters and alabaster sands, lies Six Senses Fiji. Experience the sort of luxury synonymous with the Six Senses brand with a stay in one of its villas or suites, boasting private pools, outdoor showers or baths, and opulent interiors. Or, for larger groups, level-up with a stay in an expansive beachfront residence with ocean access and an outdoor deck perfect for lazy lounge days and cocktails as you watch the sun go down in spectacular style. 

For a deeply relaxing experience, head to the Six Senses Spa Fiji, set in the lush jungle and inspired by traditional Fijian village architecture. Soothe your muscles in the herbal sauna, sign up for a full-day wellness program to get in total mind-body-spirit alignment, or choose from the extensive spa menu where local healing traditions are paired with the latest technology. Bliss in every sense of the word.  

Here, five-star luxury is thoughtfully underpinned with sustainability efforts. The resort generates its own electricity, grows organic produce for use in the onsite restaurants, and maintains a reserve to care for the critically endangered Fijian crested iguanas that have made the island their home. 

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa  

‘Yawasa’ means ‘heaven’ in the Fijian language and it’s not hard to understand why this Fiji hotel takes this name. With less than 50 guests checked in at any time, and just 18 incredible bures hidden away between swaying palms, Yawasa Island Resort & Spa is a true oasis. Bring a book and while away the afternoon from the hammock on your private deck, stretch out on the sun loungers and marvel at the glittering ocean vistas or head out for a walk along the magnificently soft sand of one of the 11 private beaches. 

Take romance to the next level with a private picnic, where the stretch of deserted beach is all yours to enjoy – it doesn’t get much more decadent than that. Unless you’re talking about the resort’s onsite spa, Baravi: Fiji’s first beachfront spa has a massage deck right on the sand for the ultimate in relaxation. And because you’ll never get bored of the breathtaking views, head to Manasa’s Bar for balmy nights with an impeccably mixed cocktail or freshly pressed tropical juice in hand. 

Royal Davui Island Resort  

Experience an otherworldly escape at the intimate, high-end Royal Davui Island Resort. A sparkling gem set in the shimmering cerulean waters of Beqa Lagoon, this adults-only paradise is made up of 10 acres of swaying palms, beautiful beaches and just 16 bungalows and villas – all with their own private plunge pool. This resort will seduce you with its commitment to privacy – and the dining options are no exception. Banyan Bar & Restaurant’s Lookout Deck allows for an intimate dining experience nestled among the treetops with spectacular views of the island, or enjoy champagne and the freshest seafood tucked away in a private beach hut. Better still, head out at low tide for a unique and utterly romantic picnic on the sand cay.  

Between sumptuous meals and dips in your private pool, find rejuvenation at the Davui Spa where ancient Fijian traditions blend perfectly with Pure Fiji spa products. You’ll find plenty of tempting treatments to choose from, including warm seashell massages, coconut sugar scrubs and facials infused with Kakadu plum and lime caviar. 

Likuliku Lagoon Resort  

Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a Fiji hotel like no other; a five-star, adults-only haven of tranquillity and home to Fiji’s first over-water bures. Each of the resort’s bures have been lovingly built with traditional Fijian architecture on display, including thatching woven by local artisans and handwoven coconut-husk art, paired with modern touches like private outdoor showers, expansive decks and some with refreshing plunge pools. Whether you’re staying beachfront or over-water, those incredible, glittering views of the lagoon are yours to savour.  

The resort’s Fijiana Restaurant boasts a menu of contemporary plates inspired by the cultures of the South Pacific, and with an emphasis on local seafood, tropical fruits and fresh produce from the resort’s garden – all in an intimate and relaxed setting. But it’s the Masima Bar that takes the spotlight, built on its own island in the lagoon, this is the perfect place to end another day in paradise – cosy up around the fire pit and sip your way through a selection of Fiji-inspired cocktails, premium beers and spirits. 

Likuliku Lagoon Resort has an abundance of activities on offer. For a touch of magic before you leave, head to the uninhabited Mociu Island – just 15 minutes away from the resort by boat. Take an early morning hike to watch a breathtaking sunrise like no other, or enjoy a romantic and secluded picnic on the beach. 

Keen to head to Fiji but don’t know where to start? Find your Fiji travel style here.  

About Samantha Brown
Lover of late mornings and with a soul that's restless for travel, you'll find Samantha equally at home strolling through the buzzing streets of Seoul to the pristine beaches of Bali, a good book and coffee in hand.

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