Have you ever dreamed of being a castaway on a South Pacific island – an island where the drinks are icy cold, the spa treatments are hypnotically relaxing and your thatched-roof bungalow (bure) is stocked with luxurious amenities? Welcome to Fiji. It’s the tropical paradise you’ve always imagined, scattered across 333 lush islands. Greet the dawn with a stroll along a sugar-sand beach, as a gentle breeze ruffles the fronds of the towering coconut palms fringing the shore. Linger over a leisurely breakfast served on the veranda of your private bure, admiring the delicate orchids blooming in the surrounding gardens. After breakfast, the choices of ways to indulge, unwind and rejuvenate are boundless. Scuba or snorkel through crystalline waters along a spectacular coral reef teeming with fish. Glide high above the archipelago in a hot air balloon. Hurtle along a rushing inland river aboard a whitewater raft. Gasp as the air fills your parasail and whisks you high above the turquoise ocean. Delight in the chatter of cuckoos, warblers and lorikeets on a bird-watching trek. Swim in a sparkling pond beneath a jungle waterfall. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the Fijian people, and learn more about the art, music and language of a fascinating culture that stretches back more than 3000 years. After your explorations, perhaps a sojourn by the pool with a good book is in order. Late in the day, raise a cocktail to the sun as it dips below the horizon in a fiery display of scarlet and gold. As the tropical dusk closes in, sample tantalizing fare from world-class restaurants, complemented by vintages from extensive wine lists. Stroll back to your bure, utterly pampered and utterly relaxed. If this is life as a castaway, you’ll never want to come back to the real world.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
A Genuine & Unique Experience Jean- Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji, is one of the most iconic & award- winning, inclusive resorts in Fiji. Offering guests of all ages a unique Fiji Island escape, it blends the best of eco-friendly, self-sustainable living with pure 5-star authentic luxury, legendary Fijian hospitality, exceptional cuisine & a real journey into Fijian culture. Located in the ‘Soft Coral Capital of the world’ overlooking secluded Savusavu bay, the resort is surrounded by a marine sanctuary, secluded beaches, lush tropical gardens, and breathtaking scenery. Imagine snorkeling pristine, world renowned, multi-hued coral reefs with the marine biologist, relaxing on a day bed, hiking through an untouched rainforest, swimming under a waterfall, visiting a Fijian village or school, enjoying a Fijian Kava ceremony & Lovo, paddle boarding, sailing, night snorkeling, yoga & kayaking – these are just some of the activities included in your inclusive tariff. A unique feature of this resort is that it provides a romantic getaway for couples seeking an authentic luxury, immersive, Fijian experience whilst being family friendly. Adults unwind around the Adult only Infinity Oceanfront pool, enjoy garden to table magnificent cuisine, rejuvenate with the unique Fijian spa therapies & explore a host of adult only activities Families have a mini resort within the resort. Exclusive nannies are provided for each child under 6, 9am-9pm & children 6-to 12 yrs have a Fijian buddy 1:5 ratio. Teens have an activity buddy. Guests ‘home away from home’ will be one of the 24 authentic one or two- bedroom Bures. Designed in an environmentally friendly style, with high ceilings, traditional thatch roofs & timber floors, these elegant bures feature contemporary décor, Wi-Fi & luxurious King bed and linens. The Presidential Villa is the ultimate in luxury with Four Poster bed, sunken Jacuzzi double vanity bathroom indoor-outdoor showers, separate sitting room, pool, daybed pavilion & much more.
Laucala Island Resort
Set upon over 1,400 exclusive hectares (3,500 exclusive acres) Laucala private island resort is set amidst coconut plantations, sandy beaches, rich green mountains and breathtaking natural beauty True luxury is appreciated in the privacy of the resort’s villas widely spread on the northern tip of the island. No expense has been spared at this exclusive tropical hideaway, where 25 Fijian-styled villas are set amid coconut plantations, beside deserted beaches and atop the island’s volcanic mountains, overlooking fertile coral reefs and endless jungle. Regardless of their location, villas are designed with soft curves and free-flowing shapes, using natural materials in construction: thatch roofs made from the leaves of sago palms, local doga timber, bala bala fern stems, and a traditional coconut husk weave known as magi magi. Impeccably furnished bedroom and living areas open to private gardens, each with an infinity-edge pool lit by Tikki torches come dusk. Seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living creates an inspiringly relaxed yet luxurious atmosphere. Villas come with a buggy, so guests are free to explore the resort at their leisure. Laucala shows its most ethereal side in an iridescent kaleidoscope of sporting and cultural activities. Diving in a unique underwater world, rain forest tours, horseback riding, surfing, golfing on the 18-hole championship course, or meeting native artists. Whether you choose to dine in your villa or to visit one of Laucala’s five restaurants and bars, you enjoy dishes based on the freshest produce. The resort prides itself on an integral philosophy, incorporating elements of the entire island into each guest’s experience, and offering products and ingredients raised and grown on the island. Style and sustainability go hand in hand throughout, from the natural fibres and woods used in design to the wild orchids harvested in gardens and organic produce grown on island farms.