Luxtripper Travel Editor
Fiji is simply beautiful, perfect for an unforgettable family holiday or a romantic honeymoon!
Where to begin? Viti Levu is Fiji's largest island, home to the country's capital, Suva, and the first island you'll see when you land in Fiji. With a tropical climate, the island is divided into wet and dry zones, with more rainfall expected on the east and sunnier skies on the west.
On the south-west of Viti Levu is the Coral Coast, a place of natural beauty, Fijian tradition, and most importantly: adventure. Think waterfall tours, jungle hikes and ziplining excursions. Famed for its long stretches of coral, the Coral Coast is known for its rocky coastlines and tropical marine life.
Perhaps the greatest treasure of the Coral Coast is the Sigatoka River. With Sigatoka River Safaris, you can cruise up the Sigatoka River in a jet boat to the heart of Viti Levu, discovering remote Fijian villages and lush island landscapes. Perfect for culture-seekers, you can participate in a traditional kava ceremony before enjoying a sumptuous, tropical Fijian lunch!
With distinct tropical aesthetics, Shangri La's Fijian Resort and Spa, Yanuca Island, draws its inspiration from its surroundings, styling itself on a traditional Fijian village. Ideal for both families and couples alike, this beautiful resort is located on Yanuca Island, conveniently connected by a causeway to the Viti Levu. Whether you want to explore the wonders of the Coral Coast or enjoy the resort's spa, water sports or kids club facilities, Shangri La's Fijian Resort and Spa is the perfect place to experience Fiji on your South Pacific holiday.
Looking for luxury? InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa is a 5 star resort located further west of Sigatoka in the tranquil area of Sanasana. Set amongst 35 acres of tropical gardens and situated alongside the turquoise Natadola Bay, this resort is perfect if you're on a luxury Fiji honeymoon. With beautiful ocean-facing suites, you can enjoy soothing spa treatments before relaxing in the adults-only infinity pool. If you're keen to jump into the water, you can experience the wonder of a reef safari or the thrill of fly boarding whilst at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa on your Fiji holiday!
After exploring the Coral Coast, now it's time to see Fiji's greatest treasures: The Mamanuca Islands. Located west of Viti Levu, these tropical paradises can be accessed by the town of Nadi with boats regularly departing to the archipelago. Staying at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, you can enjoy day trips to the islands, discovering secluded white-sand beaches and kaleidoscopic coral reefs.
If, however, you're looking to venture further into the Mamanuca Islands, then there are a selection of luxury boutique resorts nestled in-amongst these tropical paradises where you can stay. With warm and shallow lagoons, the Mamanuca Islands are perfect for both beginner and experienced divers and snorkellers, its kaleidoscopic coral reefs home to coveted marine life such as turtles, reef sharks and tropical fish. For all film-lovers out there, whilst staying in the Mamanuca Islands you can visit Monuriki, the filming location for Castaway starring Tom Hanks. An island chosen for its beauty, you'll be able to visit the top filming sites of the island before snorkelling in the turquoise water right off the beach!
Although the Mamanuca Islands are popular with honeymooners, these island paradises aren't just for couples searching for romance. Malolo Island Resort is perfect for families seeking paradise; located on a beautiful sandy beach with crystal-clear turquoise water, the island has its own marine park featuring 3868 square miles of coral reef and more than 1200 varieties of reef fish - ideal for a family snorkelling adventure! The resort has 4 spacious Family Bures on the island that have direct access to the beach, each with their own spacious verandah and stunning ocean views. With a kids club focused on experiences, children can be immersed in the distinct Fijian culture at Tia's Treehouse whilst learning about the unique island way of life.
If you're on a Fiji honeymoon, Likuliku Island Resort is everything you could ever dream for. An intimate, boutique resort on the secluded Likuliku Island, once you arrive on the island (by boat or private helicopter) you'll be greeted by the owner's dog, Coco, appropriately adorned in sunglasses. With a selection of overwater, beachfront and garden bures, couples can fully unwind and enjoy the beautiful surroundings whilst on their Fiji honeymoon. With a private island only 15 minutes away from the resort, we recommend experiencing a romantic lunchtime picnic on the island's private beach before snorkelling around the island.
Beyond the Mamanuca archipelago lies the Yasawa Islands, a collection of island paradises whose location further north of Viti Levu means that they are less frequented by tourists. Whilst their relative remoteness means they are not always suited for a family holiday, they are perfect for a secluded honeymoon in Fiji.
The Yasawa Islands are volcanic islands, and their unique geography has led to the development of the Sawa-I-Lau Caves. Known as the Blue Lagoon Caves, you can swim in the hidden opalescent pools whilst marvelling at the other-worldly formations of rock. Alternatively, if you're looking for cultural experiences whilst in the Yasawa Islands, you'll be able to visit local islands to see how traditional Fijian people live, meeting school children and local chiefs before exploring landscapes untouched by tourism. If you're an avid scuba diver, the islands are home to some of the best diving sites in Fiji; you can expect to see eagle rays, green humphead parrotfish and reef sharks.
If you're looking for ultimate seclusion, Yasawa Island Resort and Spa is the place to go. Boasting 11 private beaches and located in the driest and sunniest part of Fiji, you are guaranteed maximum privacy on your Fiji honeymoon in one of the resorts's 18 beachfront bures. The resort offers private picnics on a deserted beach where you can enjoy delicious Fijian flavours whilst listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean. If you want to immerse yourself in the unique Fijian culture, the resort offers guests the opportunity to partake in a traditional Kava Ceremony as well as Fijian cooking demonstration using South Pacific recipes.
If you can't wait to pack your bags and jet off to Fiji, contact one of our Luxury Travel Specialists today who can organise the tailor-made holiday of your dreams...