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10 Best Fishing Resorts in Fiji

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The Best Resorts in Fiji for Fishing

Fiji’s tropical waters are famous to game anglers everywhere! Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Giant Trevally, Pacific Sailfish and many more monsters can be found just a short boat trip away from Fiji’s resorts. With that in mind, many of the resorts work hard on getting their guests to the best places for the catch with experienced fishing guides and local anglers. So if you’re heading to Fiji with a mission to fish, then definitely consider these fishing resorts in Fiji!

While you’re here, don’t miss our Complete Guide to Fishing in Fiji, as well as What is the Best Time of Year for Fishing in Fiji.

1. Mango Bay Resort

If you’re coming to Fiji to do some serious game fishing then give the Mango Bay Resort a look. Situated on the stunning Coral Coast of Viti Levu, Mango Bay Resort works closely with one of the major fishing charters in the area to take guests on a real Fiji adventure. With Mango Bay Fishing Charters, set your sights on Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Skipjack Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and more! In between fishing excursions, relax in the resort’s beachfront and garden bures (Fijian-style units) and villas and indulge in traditional Fijian food, such as ‘lovo’.

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2. Smugglers Cove Beach Resort

For those staying on a budget, or have limited time in Fiji, make things super easy and affordable by staying at Smugglers Cove. They work with two local fishing charters who can pick you up straight from the beach outside of your accommodation for your choice in fishing experience: game, reef, popper, jigging, stick baits, night or bottom fishing. As for the accommodation itself, choose from private oceanview rooms to cheap dorm rooms.

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3. Mantaray Island Resort

For the adventurous angler, Mantaray Island Resort specialises in spearfishing trips. The mid-range resort offers two types of spearfishing experiences: reef or green water spearfishing to catch reef fish and selected game fish, or blue water spearfishing for experienced spearos looking for their next challenge! The resort in the Yasawa Islands caters to all types of adventurous travellers, with everything from upmarket dorm rooms to luxurious beach villas. Find out more about spearfishing in The Complete Guide to Spearfishing in Fiji.

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4. Wellesley Resort Fiji

For the perfect solo or couples-getaway in Fiji, set your sights on the adults-only Wellesley Resort on the Coral Coast. The four-star contemporary-style resort has an impressive array of things to do, including early morning game fishing trips to catch some real whoppers with your fishing guide. Alternatively, handlines are available to borrow to try your luck in the nearby lagoon. We recommend their pool villas with your own private pool!

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5. Matamanoa Island Resort

Another adult-only resort worth checking out is the luxurious Matamanoa Island Resort. Escape to this small island with its own curved white-sandy beach where fishing is only part of their extensive menu of activities. Try your hand at handline fishing or get on the water to reel up some photo-worthy game fish or some delicious reef fish. If you’re travelling with others, they’ll keep entertained too with an island spa or Fijian weaving lessons. So treat you and your special someone to a resort room, beachfront bure or beachfront villa in the Mamanuca Islands.

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6. Naqalia Lodge

Fish like the locals on a spearfishing experience at the Naqalia Lodge. Situated on Wayasewa Island, shared with real Fijian villages, Naqalia Lodge is one of the best places to try out this local way of fishing for yourself. The lodge offers night and day spearfishing where you’ll be able to catch something for dinner (if you’re good enough). The lodge is ideal for adventure travellers and couples on a budget.

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7. Lomani Island Resort

It’s all about the romance here at the Lomani Island Resort in the Mamanuca Islands. There are no screaming children at this adult-only resort, so you and your partner will experience some true “Fiji time“. Admittedly, Lomani isn’t great for hardcore anglers, but if you’re a beginner looking to get into some handline fishing, then you’re onto a good thing with Lomani. You can also treat yourself to reef snorkelling, a dolphin safari, a guided village tour, island tours, cooking lessons and Fijian cultural lessons. The rooms are colourful and contemporary with a range of spoil-yourself options for couples.

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8. Koro Sun Resort

Koro Sun Resort really is the place to go to keep your whole tribe happy. The resort on Vanua Levu caters to adventurers, couples and families without each group disturbing the other. For the adventure-seekers among the group, head out on the water with one of the resort’s dive packages and handline fishing will be thrown in their free of charge! As you’ve probably worked out, Koro Sun has room types for all types of travellers. The difference is, you can choose between diverse locations: gardens, over-lagoon or in the rainforest.

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9. First Landing Beach Resort

Conveniently located a short drive away from the Nadi International Airport (but don’t worry – it feels like a world away), First Landing Beach Resort is an affordable resort that is ideal for families. Drop the kids at the Nalamu Nippers Kids Club, the wife at the spa, and hop on a game fishing trip to catch the likes of Wahoo, Marlin and Mahi Mahi! Back at the resort, you’ll have plenty of room in your spacious villa or apartment before divulging at the “Big Foot Char Grill” or the two sunset bars.

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10. Navutu Stars Fiji

The adult-only boutique resort will certainly feel like your own island getaway with only nine beachfront bungalows on the whole island resort! On top of that, the resort is excellent for fishing in the Yasawa Islands, with game fishing trips on the resort’s very own 30ft powerboat. For something a little different, head out with the local anglers for a spearfishing expedition. The bures to stay in a range from traditionally decorated beachfront bures to the “grand bure” with a built-in soaking tub for two.

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More About Fishing Resorts in Fiji

That’s it for the best fishing resorts in Fiji. See how they compare to The Top 50 Resorts in Fiji. Plus, get even more tips in The Complete Travel Guide to Fiji.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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