It’s no secret that Fiji is home to some of the world’s most incredible scenery. Just think of white sandy beaches, adorned with palms, azure waters with colorful reefs, and rugged coastlines covered in stunning greenery. It doesn’t just have to be a figment of your imagination. We are giving you the lowdown on the world’s most gorgeous island.
Where to stay:
At the exclusive, family-owned Kokomo Private Island Resort, which is spread across 140 acres of tropical rain forest and white-sand beaches, you will have your pick of 21 luxury beach villas and four hilltop residences that each feature their own private infinity pools and personal tropical gardens. If you’re a diver, you will be going to the right place: the Great Astrolabe Reef, which is brimming with breathtaking kaleidoscopic corals and exotic marine life ( think reef sharks, rays, and dolphinfish to name a few), is in the resort’s private under water lagoon.
The Six Senses has recently debuted on Malolo Island. For love birds this is the one. Set on a private beach, the boutique property offers an unparalleled spa and wellness menu (including yoga, meditation, and nutrition advice), plus a restaurant with local and fresh ingredients sourced from the resort’s very own garden.
The largest of the Fijian islands, Viti Levu, is where you’ll find the main international airport in Nadi (pronounced Nan-di). At more than 10,000sq km, the island is one of the largest in the South Pacific. Fiji’s capital city, Suva, sits on the southern shore, about 190km from Nadi.
Whether it is for action packed family adventure or relaxation, Denarau island offers it all. Just off the main island of Viti Levu and 5km from Nadi city, all the big hotels are housed here, such as the Hilton, Radisson, Ritz Carlton. From here, it is an easy base to catch a sea transfer to the Yasawa Islands or the Mamanuca Islands. Day trips are also available to other islands for a fun day out full of water sports or simply relaxing on the reefs.