I visited Fiji in August of this year and needed a vacation after. Ever since then, I’ve been ready for my next vacation. Are you in the same boat? Need a special place to relax? Here’s another amazing island: Tahiti.
You’ve probably heard of the beautiful island nations of Fiji and Tahiti. They are located in South Pacific Ocean, close to each other and stunningly beautiful. They are both heavenly places to visit; just picture yourself lazing on a beach, in the sun, surrounded by palm trees and turquoise water. You can also book cheap flights to Tahiti from New Zealand or Australia. Most flights will take you around 14 hours, though be sure to check flight times before you purchase a ticket. . .
If you’re looking for a vacation to remember, look no further than Fiji and Tahiti. Both islands offer the opportunity to do more of what you love, whether it’s reading a book on the beach or finding relaxation through hiking the rolling hills.
Imagine you could choose a vacation destination at an exotic beach thousands of miles from home without breaking the bank. It’s possible and we’re going to show you how. Below are step-by-step instructions plus tips on what to take and where to go. To make it easy for you, we also provide two best itineraries with accompanying maps.
Fiji is the famed archipelago that all beach vacations are compared to. Its postcard-perfect beaches, glowing turquoise water, verdant gardens, and luxurious resorts epitomize paradise, making it a dream destination for an unforgettable holiday.
Vacation In Fiji Or Tahiti
Fiji offers a variety of accommodation options, including some of the best all-inclusive luxury resorts in the world.
Located on many of the country’s 133 tropical isles, the country’s top all-inclusive resorts are set within grounds so beautiful, you’ll sigh in appreciation. Even better, they offer guests a range of included services (like snorkeling, kayaking, and unlimited meals and beverages, of course) and staff so friendly, you’ll make instant friends.
Whether you’re looking for a secluded retreat on a private isle or a more active setting for a fun family vacation, you’ll find it (and so much more) on our list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Fiji.
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1. Vomo Island Fiji
Vomo Island Fiji is located in the lovely Mamanuca Islands, repeatedly voted as the best spot for family beach vacations. This private island resort is sure to delight its nature-loving guests. You’ll be living in the lap of luxury during your stay at this exclusive retreat, enjoying healing treatments at the Jui Spa and gourmet meals so satisfying and light, your soul will feel as cleansed as your body and mind.
All of the must-haves are here, including SUPs, kayaks, sailboats, and windsurfers. The snorkeling (also included) is fantastic right off the beach, and guests can sign up for a daily guided snorkel safari tour of nearby sites. A nine-hole pitch and putt golf course is complimentary, as is access to the gym and tennis courts, and daily yoga classes.
Bring the kids for a fun (yet still relaxing) family vacation. Four hours with a baby butler (a.k.a. babysitter) is included in your stay each day. Kids can also learn to scuba dive and snorkel with the Bubble Blowers Course (ages eight to 12) or Discover Scuba PADI Diving course (kids and adults 10 and up). Kids Village is a must for little ones aged four and up. They’ll love the rubber floor playroom, entertainment, and activities.
When your children are occupied, head to the uber relaxing, adult-only Chill Zone. It includes a pool, bar, and restaurant. Warning: Once you settle on one of the in-pool loungers, it’s going to be tough to leave.
To reach the resort from Nadi International Airport, you’ll need to book a car transfer (under an hour), 35-minute speed boat (from Vuda Marina), or 15-minute helicopter ride. These aren’t included with your stay.
Address: Vomo Island, Fiji
Accommodation: Vomo Island Fiji
2. COMO Laucala Island, Fiji
Talk about living in the lap of luxury! The Como Laucala Island, Fiji resort, set on the lush, rainforest-covered private isle of the same name, is an exclusive retreat where guests are allotted their own villa.
Choose from one of 25 ocean-view villas: a Plantation villa set in a coconut grove, a Plateau villa perched on Nawi Mountain, a beachfront Seagrass villa, a Peninsula village that hugs a cliff, or an overwater villa that hovers above a lagoon. Each comes with a private beach (or garden) and pool.
The best part? This all-inclusive resort is pretty much self-sustainable, featuring locally sourced food and building materials, as well as spices and flowers for the spa. Five restaurants and bars serve up tasty organic fare with both an Asian and Fijian twist. The fish you eat for dinner will likely have been caught by staff or guests that very day.
A 2,000-square-meter lagoon-style pool is one of the resort’s main highlights, extending all the way to the beach. Other impressive amenities include four spa treatment villas; an 18-hole golf course; and a water sports center, which includes 14 boats, windsurfers, kayaks, Jet Skis, snorkel and dive gear, a Super Flacon submarine, and kite surfers. Horseback riding is a must-do activity for the whole family, as are hikes to the waterfalls.
Address: Laucala Island, Fiji
Accommodation: COMO Laucala Island, Fiji
3. Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Retreat
You’re in for the experience of a lifetime when you stay at the exclusive, Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Retreat. A private beach estate on Savusavu Bay, this ultra-luxe, uber romantic resort is home to only three luxury villas, which means you’ve basically got the resort to yourselves.
When we say ultra-luxe, we mean it. We’re talking wraparound decks with panoramic ocean vistas, private infinity plunge pools, plush daybeds, and an outdoor shower. Inside, you’ll find an open-plan design with a kitchen, lounge, master bedroom, and bathroom. You may never want to leave your villa, and who could blame you?
The all-inclusive package is as comprehensive as you’d hope to see. All meals and beverages are included, as is high tea every afternoon. Want to stay in for dinner? No worries, the 24-hour room service menu is also part of the deal. Dine “Under The Stars” on an outdoor bed by a bonfire, or eat at the on-site restaurant–it’s all complimentary.
Activities like kayaking, boat excursions, snorkeling, and hiking tours are part of the package, as are airport transfers and chauffer services around the bay.
Address: Sekawa Beach Estate, Savusavu, Fiji
Accommodation: Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Retreat
4. Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Another treasure in the Mamanuca Islands, the Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a luxurious adults-only retreat, a mecca of relaxation set on the edge of a protected marine sanctuary. The resort boasts 10 of the best overwater bungalows in the world. These bures are reminiscent of those found in other beach holiday hot spots like the Maldives, but these are designed so perfectly in ancient Fijian style that there’s no mistaking where you are.
The deluxe beachfront bures (all 18 of them) include private plunge pools, while the three less expensive garden beachfront bures are set in a lush coconut grove with lagoon vistas. While traditional in construct, guests are privy to modern amenities like large bathtubs, the Tatadra Spa, and a gym.
All meals are included (beverages cost extra) and can be enjoyed at Fijian Restaurant. Non-motorized water sports (including snorkeling) are also complimentary, as is a Friday party, daily canapé plate, and Wi-Fi.
Plenty of land and sea tours (including fishing, surfing, cruises, and a Fijian crested iguana experience) are available for an extra fee. No wonder this is deemed one of the best all-inclusive, adult-only resorts in the world.
Address: Malolo Island, Fiji
Accommodation: Likuliku Lagoon Resort
5. Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
If you’re looking for a remote, private getaway in Fiji, you’ll find it at the incredible Yasawa Island Resort & Spa. A mere 30-minute flight from Nadi International Airport to the resort’s personal airstrip, and you’ve arrived in paradise.
And by paradise, we mean a secluded island resort that fronts a sugar-white sandy beach and faces west for optimal sunsets. Hello, romance! Choose between 18 luxury bures (a.k.a. sanctuaries). There are six beachfront bure suites; 10 deluxe beachfront bures; a two-bedroom bure; and a honeymoon bure, which sits on its own deserted beach and has an oceanfront pool.
Included with your stay are all gourmet meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages in the a la carte restaurant. The rate also includes a picnic on one of 11 private beaches, room service, dinner on the beach, and poolside dinners.
The perks don’t stop there at this super romantic resort. Activities like stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, tennis, catamaran rides, half-day Blue Lagoon Caves trips, guided snorkeling excursions, and private beach picnics are also part of the deal. The only activities that cost extra are fishing trips, diving excursions, and spa treatments.
Address: Yasawa Island, Fiji
Accommodation: Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
6. Kokomo Private Island Fiji
Kokomo Private Island Fiji is an idyllic marvel fit for royalty. The only way to reach this spectacular hideaway is by helicopter or seaplane. Told you, royalty! Guests won’t want for anything during their stay at this exclusive luxury retreat.
The attention to details is evident everywhere – from the intricate rope work on the ceiling beams to the imprinted leaves on the walkways to the modern chic interiors to sparkling infinity pools overlooking the ocean.
Visitors are treated to their own open-plan beachfront villa featuring an infinity pool and comfy lounge chairs on a shaded patio. Walled gardens, rainforest showers, and deep soaking tubs are also present. Guests receive butler service, meals in a choice of three restaurants or in-villa, one scuba dive, and a 45-minute spa treatment at the Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary (per villa).
While this may seem utterly romantic, kids are welcome here as well. The kids’ and teens clubs cater to children with cooking classes, crafts, treasure hunts, snorkeling adventures, coral restoration projects, and beach games. The Family Fun package includes nanny services, an outer reef snorkel trip, village tour, and a PADI Bubble maker Dive (per child).
This sustainable resort’s motto is: “do as much or as little as you like.” So, guests can spend the day lounging by the pool or ocean, or they’re welcome to partake in a slew of fun activities. Jet through the water on motorized water sports, jump on an ocean trampoline, hang 10 on the waves, sweat in the gym, visit a waterfall, or play a game of tennis or basketball.
Address: Yaukuvelevu Island, Fiji
Accommodation: Kokomo Private Island Fiji
7. Namale Resort & Spa
It’s almost impossible to feel stressed while staying at the beautiful Namale Resort and Spa in Savusavu. A tranquil, adults-only retreat, this all-inclusive resort in Fiji offers guests an authentic experience of the country’s culture, including mouth-wateringly good food.
The luxurious bures are immaculately designed with careful attention to preserving both Fijian charm and modern amenities. Wooden beams cross the ceiling while hardwood floors glisten throughout. Splash about in your private pool, ogle the breathtaking scenery from your patio, and, if you’re feeling in need of more attention, enjoy a treatment (or three) at the 10,000-square-foot award-wining Namale Spa Sanctuary.
The activities on offer are plentiful and included. Whether you’re hoping to ride a horse on the beach, trek to a waterfall, snorkel around a vibrant coral reef, or play nine holes of golf, you won’t have to pay an extra penny to partake in the fun. A 10-pin indoor bowling alley, indoor basketball court, tennis and volleyball courts, and plenty of nightly entertainment are also available at no charge.
Unlike other all-inclusive resorts, Namale includes motorized watersports (think wake boarding, banana boats, and knee boarding) in your rate, as well as hiking tours, reef walks, and kayaking.
You won’t go hungry at this plush resort. All snacks, meals, and beverages are included. The five-star fare includes breakfast, three-course lunches, and five-course dinners in two on-site restaurants. Much of the ingredients are sourced from the resort’s organic farm.
Up your romance game with a deck dinner in your bure or a dreamier setting like a candlelit sea cave.
Address: 1 Hibiscus Highway, Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji
Accommodation: Namale Resort & Spa
8. Tadrai Island Resort
Fiji’s newest five-star resort is a couples’ retreat determined to grant its guests the most romantic vacation of their lives. Only five 100-square-foot villas comprise this beautiful resort, which is set on Selena Cove, on Mana Island.
Not convinced it’s that romantic? Picture tropical outdoor showers and deep soaking tubs placed before floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beach. Now imagine yourself tucked into the most luxurious bedding inside a private thatched villa.
Still not amorous enough? How about adding a private picnic on nuku-i-mana, a sand cay that neighbors Tadrai. It comes complete with a gourmet picnic basket and the softest, whitest sand.
While you may not want to leave the comfort of your luxurious villa, there are numerous activities included in your rate. From sea kayaking to snorkeling to fishing to a village tour, you’re sure to find something fun to enjoy. Motorized activities like scuba diving, jet skiing, and island hopping are available also, for a fee.
The Wai Siliva Alfresco Spa is divine and offers treatments in your villa if you’d prefer the extra privacy. All treatments are in addition to your all-inclusive rate.
Meals are included, and the Na Vatu Rock Pool Restaurant offers dishes as divine as its pool and ocean views. The menu changes daily, so you’ll never get bored. Also included are in-room dining and a picnic basket to be enjoyed at one of the resort’s four secluded beaches.