Adult-Only Things to Do in Vanua Levu
More and more of us are seeking that “adult-only” getaway. On Fiji’s less-visited island, Vanua Levu, this sort of retreat is incredibly easy to find. The island is blessed with adult-only resorts and accommodation especially catered to couples. Even if you’re not staying in one of these resorts, you’ll be able to spend some time away from over-enthusiastic children through private experiences or activities exclusively for adults. We’ll give you some ideas with this list of adult-only activities on Vanua Levu.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Adult Only Guide to Vanua Levu.
1. Arrive on the Island in Style with a Private Flight
Domestic flights from Viti Levu provide a fast and easy way to get to Fiji’s second-largest island. However, the only way to ensure an adult-only experience is with a private charter flight. Enjoy the intimacy of your own private flight from Nadi with aviation companies such as Island Hoppers. Pacific Island Air also offer private plane, seaplane and helicopter flights to Savusavu, Vanua Levu’s main port and town. With the stunning views seen the air, it’s certainly a special way to arrive in paradise.
2. Spend the Day Marooned on a Sandbank with a Champagne Picnic
Imagine being alone together on a pristine sandbank with nothing but vibrant turquoise waters for miles and miles. Experience it for yourself with Nukubati Island Resort‘s signature sandbank picnic experience. You’ll be transported to a secluded sandbank in the midst of the Great Sea Reef. The sandbank will be prepared just for you with deckchairs, table, umbrella and your chosen meal as part of a Champagne lunch. Just let the team know when to pick you up using the radio provided. Similar activities can also be experienced at the Koro Sun Resort and Emaho Sekawa Resort.
3. Unwind with a Fijian Massage
Whichever resort you stay at on Vanua Levu, you can always rely on a spa for a private adult-only experience. Nevertheless, the Namale Resort & Spa adult-only resort still offers one of the top spas in Fiji. The Valeni Sasauni Spa Sanctuary complex is complete with a hydrotherapy room with waterfall massage, aromatherapy pools, hot tubs, cold plunge, sauna and floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the ocean views. That’s just a taste of the spas on the island so see more spa options in our 7 Best Spas on Vanua Levu.
4. Spend Time in an Adult-Only Beach Club
While the resorts like the Koro Sun Resort welcome all types of guests, there’s no risk of each group disturbing the other thanks to areas like the Edgewater Beach Club. This area exclusively for adults features a luxurious infinity edge pool, as well as a swim-up bar. If you’re looking for alternative private pool time, most of the luxury resorts that we feature in our 7 Best Luxury Resorts on Vanua Levu have villas with either a private plunge pool or a private infinity pool.
5. Escape the Hustle and Bustle on a Nature Walk
Even if your resort somehow feels too crowded, one way to get away from it all is to go for a walk or a hike. Energise your senses by walking under the rainforest canopy of the Koro Sun Resort looking out for the Orange-Breasted Barking Dove and stopping by waterfalls to cool off. Nukubati Island Resort also has a couple of attractive bush walks, as well as a small hill with a lookout. There are also walks to discover outside of the resorts, such as at the Waisali Rainforest Reserve. Find out more in our 12 Things to Do on Vanua Levu.
6. Take Part in a Yoga or Wellness Retreat
Getting a refresh is all part of the Fiji holiday experience, which you can fully take advantage of at accommodations like Naveria Heights Lodge. The boutique lodge offers three wellness programs: Detox, Wellness and Weight Loss. They come complete with multiple days of spa treatments, healthy meals and fulfilling activities. Koro Sun Resort is also a popular venue for retreats, whether it’s surrounding fitness, art, wellness or yoga. Finally, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort offers free morning yoga sessions, as well as private yoga classes.
7. Indulge in a Private Dinner on the Beach, in a Candlelit Cave or by a Waterfall
Yes, there are more creative ways to dine in Vanua Levu. What’s more, you can choose to experience them privately with just your loved one. Dine in a candlelit sea cave or beside a waterfall at the Namale Resort & Spa. Book a private table under the stars at the Nukubati Resort. Or how about getting your food delivered straight to your private holiday home at Island Breeze Fiji?
8. Set the Mood Right by Dining in an Adult-only Restaurant
Make use of that all-inclusive Namale Resort package at their two fantastic adult-only restaurants. At the sound of the traditional lali drum, the Main Bure Restaurant hosts daily dinners, cocktail hours and frequent cultural entertainment nights. On the east end of the resort’s grounds, the Walu Restaurant has a casual atmosphere, open for a relaxed bite throughout the day. And for those staying at the Koro Sun Resort, the Latitude 17 restaurant provides an adult-only retreat on the water’s edge serving up Asian-Fusion cuisine.
9. Hit the Bars and Nightclubs of Savusavu and Labasa
Vanua Levu is home to a couple of Fiji’s larger towns. With that comes some excellent watering holes and nightclubs. If you’re looking for a place to meet up with friends, relax with a refreshing Fiji beer or mingle with the locals, then check out the nightlife in Savusavu and Labasa. While the Savusavu Yacht Club at the Copra Shed Marina is a popular go-to for tourists and expats, try the upstairs bar at the Waitui Marina serving cheap food and drinks. Another popular bar to try in Savusavu is the historic Planters’ Club. Although it is a private member’s club, tourists are welcome – just sign in with the bar staff. On the other side of the island, Labasa has a vibrant nightclub scene with the Pontoon and Fusion nightclubs blasting Bollywood tunes until 1am.
10. Enjoy a Helicopter Flight over the Coral Reefs [Update]
[Update: Savusavu Helicopters is no longer operating]. Take to the skies with Savusavu Helicopters for a breathtaking scenic flight across Vanua Levu. See coral reefs decorate the ocean, get close to the island peaks and much more on an intimate helicopter flight. With flights only taking up to three passengers, you’ll only be spending this moment with the ones you choose (and your pilot but you’ll surely want to choose them too). Find out more about flying in Fiji with our The Epic Guide to Helicopter Tours in Fiji.