The Best Places To Stay In Fiji (For Every Budget)
By Jennifer Liu
Posted 23 Mar 2016
Thinking of heading to Fiji but not sure where to stay? We’ve done the hard work for you and scouted some of the top hotels and resorts to suit every budget. Now the challenge is choosing which one!
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR: BUDGET FRIENDLY
Beachcomber Island Resort
Beachcomber Island Resort, Mamanuca Islands
Tucked away on a marine sanctuary in the heart of the Mamanuca Islands, Beachcomber Island Resort is made for those who want to experience tropical paradise without breaking the bank. Accommodation options range from affordable dorms to private lodges and beachfront bures, all of which can be tailored to your requirements and budget. With numerous water sports activities within easy access, in addition to parties and nightly entertainment from the resort’s resident band & DJ, Beachcomber is perfect for fun-loving travelers who are looking to make new friends and have a great time.
DON’T MISS: The Island Hopping Cloud 9 tour ($195 per person) where you can jump aboard and visit Fiji’s famous 2-deck floating boat for cocktails, followed by lunch at Funky Fish Island Resort.
Mango Bay Resort
Mango Bay Resort is a tropical haven that’s adorned with azure blue waters and sandy white beaches. Nestled within the Tadrawai Valley on the Coral Coast, this private beachfront resort provides bures and villas that cater to different needs, desires and budgets. All rooms are adorned with local Fijian art and furnishings, set amongst a lush tropical setting or located adjacent to the beach. Spend your days coconut sipping in a hammock while gazing out to the waves or take a day trip out for adrenaline-fueled activities like zip lining and waterfall hikes.
DON’T MISS: Some of the cultural activities on offer at Mango Bay Resort, including coconut jewelry and basket making lessons, as well as Fijian cooking classes.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR: AFFORDABLE LUXURY
Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa
Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Natadola Bay
Sitting on what we would say is ‘THE’ best beach we’ve been to Fiji, Natadola beach, is the Intercontinental Fiji. Just under an hour’s drive from the airport and it already feels like a world away. One thing that sticks out is the enormity of the resort but that does not show itself in the welcome and homely feel the staff give us. A Cleopatra bath that’s fit enough for two is the signature feature of the resort that is in every room. The Intercontinental has everything you would need to help you escape – from restaurants and conference facilities to three pools, a spa, kids club and a wedding chapel. Did we mention it is on the best beach in Fiji?
DON’T MISS: Club Intercontinental sits on a hill with breathtaking panoramic views of Natadola Bay. Guests are treated to an exceptional standard of hospitality through the resorts luxurious accommodation. A feature that sets it apart is the personalised services.
Shangri-La Fijian Resort & Spa
Situated on the private Yanuca Island in Sigatoka, Fiji’s Shangri-La offers luxurious comfort that’s second to none. The modern rooms and suites are finished with Fijian-inspired décor and feature private balconies that offer sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Bordered by pristine white beaches and swaying palm trees, enjoy your stay at the resort by lounging poolside all day to take in the mesmerising backdrop or enjoy some of the daily activities on offer including bike tours and pottery making classes. With child minding and babysitting services available at this family-friendly resort, parents have the opportunity to retreat for a relaxing massage knowing their bubs will be tended to.
DON’T MISS: A visit to Shangri-La’s Marine Education Centre, where you (or your kids) can get involved in the resort’s collaborative project with the community, such as fish house building to preserve the delicate marine life.
Musket Cove Island Resort
Musket Cove Island Resort, Mamanuca Islands
Surrounded by secluded palm fringed beaches and coconut groves, Musket Cove is the answer to your tropical fantasies. Located on Malolo Lailai in the picturesque Mamanuca Islands, the resort’s Fijian style bures and villas sit along the beach front, lagoon edge or amongst lush tropical gardens. With a host of complimentary activities available, including stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing and kayaking, it’s safe to say you’ll never get bored. Musket Cove’s world-class marina is also teaming with aquatic life and nothing short of a sanctuary, making snorkeling a must-do activity. Add a cultural element to your stay by joining the free village tour and medicine walk, to discover local gems and to learn about Fijian natural remedies.
DON’T MISS: Complimentary drinks at the resort every Monday, where you can socialise with resort staff and fellow travelers.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR: EXTREME LUXURY
Nanuku Auberage Resort
Nanuku Auberage Resort, Pacific Harbour
Nanuku is as close to heaven as you will get. Sitting on a dramatic edge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this stunning beachfront resort offers breathtaking ocean views and dedicated luxury services to match. Book into one of the lavish villas which includes a private garden complex, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, butler services, golf cart and all-inclusive dining. Offering unrivaled privacy and seclusion, Nanuku is the ultimate residence for relaxation and discovery. Spend your days on this private island kayaking, paddle boarding and jet skiing, or book into a soothing yoga class. The staff here will go above and beyond to ensure your stay is memorable, although the location alone will get the job done.
DON’T MISS: The interesting activities offered at the resort, such as the making fire without matches creative workshop – an experience and discovery sure to intrigue and delight.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Mamanuca Islands
Located on Malolo Island, Likuliku Lagoon serves as a magical sanctuary for total escapism. Experience luxury at its finest by booking into one of the resort’s 10 private and exclusive overwater bures, each perched on the edge of the vibrant fringing reef, offering panoramic ocean views. Laze on the daybed and soak in the sun from your private deck or enjoy lagoon views of the crystal clear waters from your grand bathtub. For an extra dose of relaxation, indulge in a luxurious Fijian-style massage at the Tatadra Spa where you’ll drift into a dream-like state within a matter of seconds. With a myriad of land/sea tours and activities available in and around the surrounding Mamanuca Islands, you can enjoy the best that Fiji has to offer to your heart’s content at Likuliku.
DON’T MISS: The sunset cruise - sail around the island sipping a glass of sparkling wine while listening to the sounds of Likuliku’s serenaders, with the magnificent sunset as the backdrop.