Fiji’s 20 best resorts to add to your travel list

From far-flung islands to powdery beaches, dreamy resorts to endless activities – here are the best Fiji resorts and cruises to experience.

It’s an exotic South Pacific getaway. Secluded, palm-lined beaches, private islands, spas and resorts, lots of family fun activities and plenty of romance. Here are our favourite Fijian getaways to experience the best of Fiji.

Private picnic on Malolo Island
Private picnic on Malolo Island

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay is best for romance

Is there anything more romantic than an overwater bungalow? Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay is the only resort on the main island of Viti Levu with these eye-catching accommodations. It’s set on stilts over an enormous manmade lagoon. That’s not the only water here – there are also three pools you can splash about in. Including a sunset infinity pool replete with a hot tub and Coral Sea views.

Get involved in activities that will make your heart feel big. Coral and mangrove planting and visits to a turtle sanctuary are among the diversions. Don’t miss out on a couples’ massage in Quan Spa.

If you stay a week, you can just about eat in a different restaurant every night.

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay
Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

Likuliku Lagoon Resort is best for escapism

A wilderness island retreat, adults-only Likuliku is a haven of subtle luxuries. It was the first resort in Fiji with overwater bures in a natural ocean lagoon, with each accommodation reflecting local architecture and art in design.

Check in here and you’re surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary. This means snorkelling and diving opportunities are out of this world.

Other activities range from hikes and village visits to island hopping and sunset cruises. Or, a by-invitation-only visit to Mociu Private Island, which the resort bought to expand its environmental initiatives including forest restoration and coral planting.

Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji is best for conservation

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji is an award-winning eco-resort that unites style and sustainability in equal measure. Overlooking dreamy Savusavu Bay, the property is as intimate as they come, with just 25 luxe bures. All operations and activities are driven by a consideration for the environment and local communities.

Eco-friendly activities will have you exploring reef flats at low tide with a marine biologist, paddling through mangroves on an eco-tour, joining a Fijian elder to discover Indigenous plants, or learning about myths and legends with a local.

At mealtime, a traditional Fijian lovo feast might be on the menu. Your meal is wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in embers below the ground. Talk about immersive.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa is best for families

With an excellent kids’ club, enormous swimming pool, beach and numerous restaurants, Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa on Denarau Island is the perfect Fiji perch for families.

Rooms are extremely spacious, and the two-bedroom options come with a kitchenette and laundry. Hot tip: Book the three-bedroom beachfront residence that comes with a private pool for a little bit of luxury.

Be sure to talk to the concierge to arrange activities. Including guided snorkelling, cruises or island hopping.

Wakaya Club & Spa is best for gourmet travellers

Located on an exclusive part of a private island in the Lomaiviti Group, Wakaya Club & Spa spans across 2,200 acres, featuring pristine beaches, ocean, lagoons and cliffs. The all-inclusive resort hosts up to 28 guests and is the ideal getaway for luxury travellers seeking privacy and exceptional culinary experiences.

Helmed by acclaimed Chef Marielle Hajj, features her own take on South Pacific culinary traditions. With an on-site farm producing micro-greens, herbs, fruits and vegetables, Chef Hajj & her team forage for the freshest island ingredients on a daily basis. Dishes are prepared with traditional techniques.

From crafting culinary experiences to participating in a range of on-water activities or private golf and tennis lessons, guests won’t have time to be bored. After, indulge at Breeze, the onsite spa, with a range of treatments.

Experience South Pacific cuisine with a twist © Wakaya Club & Spa
Experience South Pacific cuisine with a twist © Wakaya Club & Spa

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji

Step off the plane into a world of relaxation at Denarau Island’s idyllic Radisson Blu Resort Fiji

Plush waterfront rooms and suites feature private balconies or patios overlooking the resort’s tropical gardens, lagoon swimming pools and 18-hole golf course.

Laze by one of the resort’s four climate-controlled lagoon swimming pools and Fiji’s only whitewater tunnel slide. Enjoy one of the six unique restaurants, which include in-pool dining. Get active kayaking, paddle boarding, jet skiing and parasailing, or work on your golf handicap. If you’d rather rejuvenate and restore, head to the day spa for a massage while the kids enjoy the kids’ club facilities.

To quench your thirst for shopping, head to Port Denarau or Nadi Town for the shops, restaurants, and shows.

Nanuku Resort Fiji

Nestled on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, Nanuku Resort Fiji is a resort where luxury, culture and adventure meet.

With just 18 Fijian-style suites, villas and residences, each offers all the comforts of home. Plus, each includes a highly personalised butler and nanny services. Plus, a variety of adventure activities including the abundance of coral reefs, ideal for snorkelling and diving.

Enjoy the freedom of restaurants and bars to choose from. Indulge at the day spa, after enjoying the white sandy beaches and lush forest.

All this makes Nanuku the ultimate South Pacific paradise.

© Nanuku Resort Fiji Resort
© Nanuku Resort Fiji Resort

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa

Located on beautiful Natadola Bay on Fiji’s main island, InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, inspired by a traditional Fijian village, offers warm Fijian hospitality and something for everyone.

The resort has an 18-hole championship golf course with greens overlooking the ocean, three swimming pools, kids club, and plenty of exciting culinary experiences. Enjoy non-motorised watersports, snorkel the palm-fringed white sand beach, dive or snorkel among brilliant coral or just relax in the pool.

If it is pampering and rejuvenation you seek, the Spa InterContinental offers signature treatments with a Fijian twist.

The Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa

The Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa is a great choice for an unforgettable holiday experience. It’s located on a stretch of brilliant gold sand beach with crystal clear lagoons on Viti Levu’s famed Coral Coast.

If you’re seeking romance, relaxation or family fun, the rich palette of culturally rewarding Fijian holiday experiences will suit every occasion.

With five restaurants and seven bars, water sports, relaxing spa treatments and more, from dawn’s first blush to the Coral Coast sunsets, each day at Warwick is awash with endless possibilities.

Royal Davui Island Resort

An exclusive, adults-only, all-inclusive sanctuary located on its own island in Fiji’s striking Beqa Lagoon, off the southern coast of Viti Levu, Royal Davui Island Resort promises a level of luxury and privacy not found in Fiji’s larger resorts.

With just 16 villas, including two stunningly refurbished Villa Pool Suites that will be making their debut in August, each boasting private plunge pools.

Divers will find an underwater playground just 30-minutes away by boat and active travellers can enjoy the use of the island’s catamarans and paddleboards, or sea kayak to the island’s fringing coral reef.

And those with their heart set on romance can indulge in a champagne breakfast on a deserted sand bar, a laid-back lunch under an ancient banyan tree, a couples treatment at the spa or a private beach picnic.

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

Situated on 16 hectares of lusciously landscaped grounds, you can find Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort on the Coral Coast of Viti Levu, Fiji. With tropical gardens and sweeping oceanfront views, the traditional bure bungalows offer the ultimate space to unwind and bask in authentic Fijian hospitality.

The caring Meimei nanny service is ideal for parents looking for a little downtime, and you’ll have to convince your little ones to leave the engaging Kids Club too. For total relaxation, stay in an Oceanview room, suite or bure and make the most of the exclusive Talai service – a five-star butler with a South Pacific twist.

Indulge at the Bebe Spa with indigenous ingredients and techniques infused with world-class products. You’ll depart feeling like a cloud drifting on the sea breeze.

Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa

A warm Fijian welcome awaits on Yanuca Island’s luxurious Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa. Situated on its own private 44-hectare island, it is conveniently connected to the main island by a causeway.

A refuge of peace, privacy, and luxurious comfort, the Shangri-La Fiji Resort offers guests access to a pristine blue lagoon teeming with coral and sea life, white sand beaches and panoramic ocean views.

Activities at the resort include jet skiing, kayaking and snorkelling and the incredible Shangri-La Marine Education Centre – a joint project with the community – where you can get up close and personal with the reef.

A kids’ club and separate children’s pool make the resort ideal for families and the Chi Spa is an ideal retreat for adults seeking solitude and relaxation.

Fun for the whole family at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa © Shangri-La
Fun for the whole family at Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa © Shangri-La

Castaway Island

Located in Fiji’s Mamanuca Island group and easily accessible from Nadi International Airport, Castaway Island is the Fiji of postcard perfection. A pristine island paradise fringed by white sand beaches, colourful coral reefs and startlingly blue waters.

Castaway is renowned for its thatched bure Fiji accommodation, exceptional service, award-winning dining and water activities. Paddle in the warm waters, take a dip in the swimming pool or enjoy the Fijian massage service. Or if you’re more the adventurous type try scuba diving, snorkelling, water skiing or parasailing.

Vomo Island Resort

A five-star luxury private island paradise of bone-white sands, fish-filled coral reefs, and hammocks strung between coconut palms. With only 28 villas and four ultra-luxe private residences, you’ll have the island almost to yourself.

Relax at the superb Senikai Spa, dive into the creative dining options or get busy with the wide range of activities on offer. From golf and paddle boarding to diving and snorkelling off two spectacular private islands.

Vomo Island’s Hawksbill Turtle Protection Program is its most captivating feature. The program sees hundreds of turtles hatched and cared for until they are old enough to be released into the ocean.

© Vomo Island, Fiji
VOMO Rocks Bar © Vomo Island, Fiji

Malolo Island Resort

Located in the Mamanuca archipelago and surrounded by golden coral sand beaches, azure seas and fringing reef, Malolo Island Resort is the way the world should be. A long-time favourite with couples and families, Malolo Island offers quintessential Fijian hospitality.

Malolo Island Resort has a wide range of activities and facilities. Including snorkelling, windsurfing, paddle skis, scuba diving, island hopping and village tours, fishing and more.

Guests can enjoy the lavish spa, two swimming pools, gourmet dining, a fantastic free kids club for four to 12-year-olds, plus a Teenage Retreat.

To minimise the resort’s impact on the nature that surrounds it, the resort employs an environmental specialist. Plus, through a range of activities, programs and initiatives, the team are striving to improve and enhance the environment.

Malolo Island Resort
Malolo Island Resort

Kokomo Private Island is best for luxury

If you want to get lost and not be found, Kokomo Private Island is the place to stay.

A luxe retreat for families, couples, and lovers of authentic barefoot experiences. Kokomo provides an intimate hideaway with pearl-white sand and an unspoilt coral reef. With just 21 opulent beach villas and four hilltop residences. Each has a lounge, bar, private deck and individual infinity pools.

Spend your days on and beneath the sea. Explore a treasure chest of colourful coral and marine life with Kokomo’s own PADI 5-star Dive Centre. Play above the water on paddleboards, fishing boats, kayaks, wakeboards and water skis.

Indulge in therapeutic spa treatments and world-class gourmet cuisine by the sea.

Matangi Private Island Resort

A boutique adults-only property located on a privately owned island in the lush tropical northern part of the Fiji Islands, Matangi Private Island Resort boasts virgin tropical rainforest and white sand beaches surrounded by pristine coral reefs with a huge diversity of marine life.

Each of the traditional yet luxurious Fijian-style bures features air-conditioning, a unique outdoor stone shower and large sitting area.

Take to the ocean at renowned scuba sites including the Great White Wall and Noel’s Wall. Explore the island’s famous Tavoro Falls. Or just laze on a day bed by the lagoon pool and enjoy a well-deserved pampering at the spa.

Matangi The Bures © Matangi Private Island Resort
Matangi The Bures © Matangi Private Island Resort

Qamea Resort & Spa is best for surfing and snorkelling

An intimate adults-only resort designed for those seeking an authentic Fijian break without sacrificing the finer things. Qamea Resort & Spa is nestled between lush tropical jungle and white sand beaches in Fiji’s northern islands.

With just seventeen luxuriously appointed traditional Fijian style thatched-roof bures and beachfront villas, this intimate adults-only resort welcomes only a limited number of guests at a time. This is to ensure complete privacy and serenity.

The reef located off the resort has been named one of the top ten resort snorkelling reefs in the world. Plus, dive trips are operated to world-class diving sites just ten minutes away.

Those who prefer their water sports above the waves might prefer Qamea’s great surf spots. Or perhaps, the wide range of outdoor activities ranging from stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking and surfing.

The Pearl Resort is best for exploring the outdoors

Top of most Fiji travel lists: spend time amid nature. From the land to the water, The Pearl doesn’t disappoint on this front. The resort comes with an 18-hole golf course and a swimming pool (swim-up bar compulsory). Plus, it offers a raft of activities. From whitewater rafting, game fishing, shark diving, snorkelling, jet-ski safaris and surfing at acclaimed Frigates Passage.

At the end of an action-packed day, return to spacious rooms – some overlooking the water at Pacific Harbour – before a spa treatment, perhaps, or cocktails and dinner while the day disappears.

A drone shot of The Pearl Resort
The Pearl Resort

Best for cruising Fiji

Blue Lagoon Cruises

Blue Lagoon Cruises’ Fiji Princess accommodates just 68 passengers. It sails to some of the most picturesque parts of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands and caters to all ages. From honeymooners to families and active seniors.

The all-inclusive itineraries mean all excursions, activities, meals and entertainment are covered. Leaving you to enjoy remote island village visits, island feasts, swimming with manta rays, lazing on sandy palm-fringed beaches or swimming, snorkelling and diving in Fiji’s crystal clear waters.

Captain Cook Cruises

Cruise around the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands on Captain Cook Cruises’ Reef Endeavour to see some of the most beautiful sights that Fiji has to offer.

Close interaction between passengers and staff, along with traditional Fijian singing and dancing, offers cruisers an immersive insight into Fijian culture.

Guests can enjoy sublime dining and a range of onboard activities while cruising the cobalt seas.

to deserted white sand beaches, traditional villages, spectacular lagoons and magical coral reefs filled with colourful marine life.

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