Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Top 5 Fiji Islands Romantic Getaways

Leave the children and cares behind! It is all about you and your better half at these romantic resorts and beautiful getaway destinations.

Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Fiji Islands

Likuliku Lagoon Resort

This is Fiji's only resort to have "over the water" bures (traditional huts), including spacious swim-off decks! This is my top pick for a romantic getaway even though it is a bit on the expensive side. It has an infinity pool with lounges that are strategically set up with the Tatadra spa. Exclusive bookings can be made to use the spa at twilight for a couple. It is an exquisitely designed Fijian owned couples resort in the Mamanuca Islands. The bures feature traditional architecture and uses materials which are naturally found and unique to the region. There are forty five bures out of which ten are over the water. Each feature air conditioning, music systems, land-line telephones, free Wi-Fi, flat screen monitors, DVD players and a king size bed.

The heart of the Resort is a magnificent building in the design of a Fijian canoe. Likuliku Lagoon Resort is the perfect location to celebrate a wedding, honeymoon, renewal of vows or anniversary. One thing to note is that the resort does have a childrens policy where children under the age of seventeen years are not permitted on the island. The culinary experience at Likuliku presents exquisite flavours of the Pacific Rim delivered by Executive Chef Ihaka Peri and his team.

This resort is about 15 minutes helicopter ride away from Nadi International Airport, access to Likuliku is via private speedboat, seaplane, fast catamaran or helicopter direct to the Resort’s own heli-pad. If you need help with transfers the resort will be more than happy to help you. It has also won many awards like Best Overseas Resort 4th consecutive year in Australia's Luxury Travel Magazine annual Gold List Awards, named Best Luxury Accommodation in the annual AON Fiji Tourism Awards for Excellence and TripAdvisors Travelers' Choice Award for 2013.

Tokoriki Island Resort

Tokoriki Island Resort, Fiji Islands

This resort has five bungalows with their own plunge pools and adjoins the Tokoriki Lagoon marine park sanctuary featuring coral gardens and exotic sea life. The staff are friendly and will know your name first hand. All thirty four luxury bures and villas are free standing, air conditioned, enveloped in lush tropical gardens and positioned beach front offering the perfect sunset. The Sunset Pool Villas combine elevated views with the privacy of a horizon edge plunge pool and a daybed. There are plenty of activities available to do on the island and off. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway with no children, and considerable relaxation you would not go wrong staying here the whole trip to Fiji. They have also designed romantic indulgence packages for two that will definitely set the mood for a great romantic getaway.

It is part of the Mamanuca group of islands and only twelve minutes from Nadi by seaplane or helicopter. If you want to sail by large catamaran, charter a private speed boat then you will be in your bure in just over an hour. There is free return transfers to the resort based on what package you choose. It has also been voted one of the Most Romantic Hotel in the World by TripAdvisor making a perfect couples' destination.

Namale Resort and Spa

Located on the edge of the Koro Sea this award winning, all inclusive resort and spa is recognised by TripAdvisor as a 2013 Travelers' Choice winner. The island is very lush and tropical, with a great Fijian feel. The resort is known for its spa and luxurious accommodations. They have one hundred and forty staff at one time which is about three pairs of hand to look after each guest which ensures your experience is a seamless one. You can dine a three course lunch or a five course dinner anywhere your heart desires. You can choose from your own private sun deck, the beach, inside a cave or your own gorgeous Fijian bure or villa overlooking the Koro Sea. They also have five honeymoon bures that is especially equipped with a complete spa tub and shower with a private ocean front deck. Three of these love nests also has private plunge pools.

The Fiji Spa & Sanctuary offers a variety of treatments, with friendly and knowledgeable staff at hand. Activities at Namale are abundant, ranging from ocean trampoline, to Golf and Tennis, to their own bowling alley. Namale is located on Vanua Levu, travelling to Vanua Levu includes taking a flight from Nadi, or a neighbouring island, into Savusavu airport, then a short drive to the resort.

Matamanoa Island Resort

Matamanoa Island Resort, Fiji Islands

It is less luxurious than Tokoriki Island Resort, but Matamanoa Island Resort is a good choice for cost conscious honeymooners with beautiful white beaches surrounding the island. Matamanoa Island is a small boutique, adults' only, private resort located in the Mamanuca group of Islands, just ten minutes by helicopter from Nadi Airport. Catering to couples in either twenty air conditioned beach front bures or thirteen resort rooms, for a maximum of sixty six guests. Guests can enjoy dining in the relaxed atmosphere of the onsite restaurant and later chill out with a fine drink at the cocktail bar. You can laze on the beautiful white sand beach, swim in the crystal clear waters of the South Pacific, sip a cocktail while watching the sunset or enjoy a couples massage at Veidomoni Spa.

This island is perfect for those wanting a place in Fiji that is child free but not overly pricey. It is peaceful and quiet, with an excellent range of activities and fantastic snorkelling sites around the island. Note that this resort does have a childrens policy where children under the age of sixteen years are not permitted on the island. The hotel has also received the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

Sau Bay Fiji Retreat

Sau Bay Fiji Retreat, Fiji Islands

This resort is nestled amongst ninety nine acres of virgin rain forest overlooking a bay. There are four ocean front cottages, one luxurious African Safari tent which provides a harmonious balance between modern comforts and beach house chic, creating an ambiance of harmony, romance and privacy. Set in a private jungle, each cottage has a granite wet bar, walk through closet, modern bathroom and a private outdoor shower. While the African Safari tent is set in a private jungle above ground surrounded by natural rainforest.  It has a separate bedroom and private bathroom leading to an outdoor rock shower with complimentary Pure Fiji products. It also has a plunge pool built into the deck with sitting rooms opening up to deck with an ocean view. Complimentary activities includes guided hike to the "Top of the World" with breathtaking views of neighbouring islands, a gentle coastal walk, ocean kayaks, sailing or snorkelling. You can also use their "Pamper Services" to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind.

The resort can be reached via a one hour flight from Nadi International Airport to the island of Taveuni, followed by a twenty minute boat transfer. The resort is also situated minutes from the famous Rainbow Reef.  With over twenty five dive sites suitable for both the well travelled diver and novice diver. With only a maximum of twelve divers at a time you will be guaranteed personal attention and service.

Have you been to any of these resorts before or islands? What was your experience? Please feel free to share and comment below.

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