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The Best Resorts In Fiji (June 2024 Edition)

By Alice Rich

Fiji is considered one of the best holiday destinations in the world, and rightly so. At Urban List, we think that’s in large part thanks to the country’s unmatched hospitality and welcoming culture, its surreal natural beauty, and of course, we all know that the best resorts in Fiji really don't even compare to the rest of the world.

Offering an abundance of unique resorts, you could choose private beaches, luxurious spas, scuba diving, world-class restaurants, sunset cocktails, cultural ceremonies, hiking and more; even all of the above. Here are the best resorts in Fiji to relax at in 2024.

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Pacific Harbour Nanuku Resort Fiji

Nanuka Resort Fiji, one of the best resorts in Fiji
Image Credit: Nanuka Resort Fiji | Website

One of the best resorts in Fiji and renowned for its unparalleled boutique luxury and authentic culture is Nanuku Resort Fiji, a private 500-acre tropical beachfront oasis. Arrive to a traditional warrior welcome before travelling via golf cart to be shown around your room (which will be jaw-droppingly gorgeous by the way). 

Take a dip in your private pool then indulge in a delicious Pacific Rim-inspired meal or get amongst the exciting array of activities. From river kayaking and an exquisite Warrior Cooking Class to a dreamy sunset cruise, an invigorating Indiana Jones-style waterfall hike to an earth-shatteringly good massage and so much more. Nanuku is all about the details and it shows—from the impeccable hospitality to the showcase of local artwork—and it shows. They’re even dedicated to sustainability with a resident Marine Scientist who oversees their mangrove nursery, coral planting programme and other regenerative projects. 

NEED TO KNOW

  • Address: 11 Nanuku Drive, Pacific Harbour
  • Phone: (679) 345 2100
  • Price: $$$

Mamanucas Matamanoa Island Resort

Matamanoa Island Resort, one of the best resorts in Fiji
Image Credit: Matamanoa Island Resort | Website

You’ll find Matamanoa Island Resort amongst Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands, about 30 kilometres west of Nadi International Airport. Perched on a palm-tree-covered volcanic cone surrounded by magnificent coral reefs Matamanoa Island Resort is the perfect setting for a holiday.

Relax by the infinity pool, play tennis, unwind in the treetop spa, learn palm weaving and go kayaking or scuba diving, or just enjoy a beachside ‘Frangipani Flower’ cocktail with white rum, vodka, banana liqueur, apricot liqueur and orange/mango juice. And while we’re hitting you with a load of bougee accommodation options, Matamanoa Island Resort, which opened in April 2022, includes some more affordable options as well.

NEED TO KNOW

  • Address: Matamanoa Island, Nadi
  • Phone: (679) 672 3620
  • Price: $$

Yasawas Coconut Beach Resort Fiji

Coconut Beach Resort Fiji, one of the best resorts in Fiji
Image Credit: Coconut Beach Resort Fiji | Website

Set amongst a coconut grove, lagoon-side in the Yasawa Islands, Coconut Beach Resort Fiji is as blissful as they come, and with only 11 guest burees you’re guaranteed a serene stay. If you can pull yourself away from bae’s eyes (or other body parts) long enough to check out the island you’ll find you can do just about anything under the sun.

From snorkelling, kayaking and volleyball to coconut husking, guided hikes, sulu typing demos and Kava ceremonies; handline fishing, scuba diving, visiting the famed Sawa-I-Lau Caves, and more.

NEED TO KNOW

  • Address: Tavewa Island,, Yasawa
  • Phone: (679) 801 3608
  • Price: $$

Beqa Lagoon Royal Davui Island Fiji

Royal Davui Island Fiji, one of the best resorts in Fiji
Image Credit: Royal Davui Island Fiji | Website

This list is teeming with exclusivity and privacy for your holidays and Royal Davui Island Fiji is no exception. This little (but luxe) island sits in Fiji’s Beqa Lagoon, south of the mainland, and only offers 16 villas and bungalows, each with unique water views, plunge pools, outdoor decks and a true sense of privacy.

If there’s a standout activity at this resort, it has to be the Sand Cay beach picnics—a tidal island you can boat to in seven minutes for a remote, romantic picnic with total privacy. Take note that there’s a five-night minimum to stay at the resort so prepare for a week of utter bliss. 

NEED TO KNOW

  • Address: Royal Davui Island Fiji
  • Phone: (679) 773 8990
  • Price: $$

Malolo Island Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji

Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji, one of the best resorts in Fiji
Image Credit: Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji | Website

With there are many incredible resorts in Fiji, choosing where to go is the ultimate first-world problem and Likuliku Lagoon Resort is only set to make that decision harder (sorry not sorry). That said, it’s easy to see why Likuliku is one of the very best resorts in Fiji for couples.

Oh so stunning, the authentic overwater bungalows at Likuliku’s natural ocean lagoon are next level. Named after calm waters, this adults-only spot is the ultimate couple’s getaway. Located on the northeast corner of Malolo Island, the ancient village-style resort fully honours the natural beauty of its surroundings. The on-site Fijiana Restaurant features a mouthwatering array of dishes focused on local seafood and fresh, tropical ingredients.

NEED TO KNOW

  • Address: Yaro
  • Phone: (679) 666 3344
  • Price: $$$

Yasawas Yasawa Island Resort & Spa

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, one of the best resorts in Fiji
Image Credit: Yasawa Island Resort & Spa | Website

There are apparently 15 different words for heaven in the Fijian language with Yasawa being the first and we’re delighted to confirm that Yasawa Island Resort & Spa is aptly named. With only 18 luxury bungalows tucked away amongst the island’s stunning beauty, it’s also one of the most private getaway spots making it one of the best resorts in Fiji for loved-up honeymooners.

Start your stay by experiencing a traditional Kava welcome ceremony, communally making the country’s national drink by crushing the root of the yaqona root. Then partake in the beachfront spa, explore one of the 11 private beaches, swim in the Blue Lagoon Caves, sit down for a private picnic, or visit the nearby village of Bukama and immerse yourself in local culture. It’s truly heaven-sent.

NEED TO KNOW

  • Address: 6GPH+8WP, Yasawa Island
  • Phone: (679) 672 2266
  • Price: $$$

Totoriki Island Tokoriki Island Resort

Tokoriki Island Resort, one of the best resorts in Fiji
Image Credit: Tokoriki Island Resort | ​Website

Voted the #1 hotel in the South Pacific by Trip Advisor in 2021, Tokoriki Island Resort is the stuff dreams are made of. You can access the award-winning luxury resort by speedboat or catamaran, but the ultimate honeymoon deserves a splurge on a helicopter or seaplane.

Your home away from home will take the form of a beachfront bure or villa; we recommend nabbing the one with a private pool. One of the best resorts in Fiji for honeymooning, you’ll spend your days relaxing with a couple’s pamper or daily massage package, getting romantic with a private beach picnic, dine teppanyaki or privately and a la carte with oceanfront views, or adventuring to your heart’s content paddle boarding, kayaking and scuba diving. Best of all this is an adults-only resort so you can rest assured there’ll be no screaming children to rattle your zen. 

NEED TO KNOW

  • Address: Nadi
  • Phone: (679) 666 1999
  • Price: $$$

Denarau Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, one of the best resorts in Fiji
Image Credit: Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa | Website

Another stunning Denarau resort is the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa. Fiji meets France in this mega resort which boasts 298 ocean-facing luxury rooms and suites across 26 acres of lush gardens. With everything to keep kids and teens happy, for adults, it’s all about Waitui Beach Club. Waitui is an adults-only paradise with private cabanas, roving poolside refreshments, nightly entertainment and an exclusive bar and grill.

Then there’s Bazaar Kitchen and Bar a.k.a. the buffet to end all buffets. With six interactive live cooking stations serving up Fijian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and American cuisine, plus desserts for the gods, hanger doesn’t stand a chance. Fuel up then dance the night away at the brand new on-site Republik nightclub.

NEED TO KNOW

  • Address:  Beachfront, Denarau Island
  • Phone: (679) 675 1111
  • Price: $$

Denarau Island Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort

Sheraton Fiji Gold & Beach Resort, one of the best resorts in Fiji
Image Credit: Sheraton Fiji Gold & Beach Resort | Website

You can’t go wrong with a stay at the stunning Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort. One of the best resorts on the Fiji mainland, and complete with picturesque waterfront vibes, it’s just a 20-minute drive from Nadi Airport so you can get straight onto doing the important stuff, like blissing out, immediately. 

Guests have access to the five-star resort integrated with sister properties that include 14 dining venues, six swimming pools, fitness studios, spas, access to boating, a swim-up bar and a golf course. What more could you need for the perfect vacay?

NEED TO KNOW

  • Address:  69G8+JRW, Denarau Island South
  • Phone: (679) 675 0777
  • Price: $$$

Denarau Island Radisson Blu Resort Fiji

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji, one of the best resorts in Fiji
Image Credit: Radisson Blu Resort Fiji | Website

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji is easily one of the best resorts in Fiji for families and family-friendly couples. It’s a short twenty-minute ride from Nadi International Airport via private shuttle. Built around a fantastic series of heated lagoon-style pools (one of which is adults only) and lush gardens you’ll feel yourself relax as soon as you arrive. While away the hours poolside with a cocktail in hand, get amongst the various watersports on offer while the sprogs have fun at the Blu Bananas children’s club and dine on delicious world cuisine at one of the many on-site restaurants; the Lebanese-inspired Byblos is next level.

A stay wouldn’t be complete without a blissful treatment at the gorgeous Harmony Retreat Day Spa made even more rejuvenating with the knowledge that Radisson Blu is committed to responsible business. The team actively works with local schools and the community to raise educational standards, assist with teaching programmes, improve water supply and promote healthy living in Fiji.

NEED TO KNOW

  • Address:  Resort Dr, Denarau Island
  • Phone: (679) 675 6677
  • Price: $$

Mamanucas Castaway Island

Castaway Island, one of the best resorts in Fiji
Image Credit: Castaway Island | Website

Don’t worry, you won’t have to make fire out of ice skates and befriend a volleyball on this Castaway Island–it’s max holiday vibes here. The 174-acre island, sitting amongst the Mamanuca Islands, is the lush life incarnate with a tropical rainforest, pristine white beaches and a vibrant coral reef. 

This is one of the best family-friendly resorts in Fiji when it comes to island getaways and is home to beach yoga, the opportunity to kayak around the entire island perimeter and cultural activities including dance and a traditional lovo feast (underground oven cooking, somewhat similar to a hangi). You can even go and visit the actual island where the movie Castaway was filmed.

NEED TO KNOW

  • Address: Castaway Island
  • Phone: (679) 666 1233
  • Price: $$$

Image Credit: VOMO Island Fiji | Supplied

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