The Most Luxurious Experiences in Fiji
Five-star resorts, five-star experiences: this is what Fiji is all about. Stunning coral atolls, rugged volcanic peaks and verdant tropical jungles deserve a special way to experience them and Fiji can certainly provide with its array of exclusive island experiences. From soaring the skies over turquoise waters in a seaplane to submerging into the kaleidoscope reefs through scuba diving, Fiji offers plenty of adventure for those who crave it. Otherwise, if your craving is simply to indulge in an island massage or dine on delicious Pacific cuisine, well, there’s plenty of that too. So get an idea of the type of luxurious experiences you could be having across all island groups with this list of the best luxury activities in Fiji.
Plus, for more advice on planning your getaway, see The Luxury Guide to Fiji.
1. Arrive at Your Resort in Style by Helicopter or Seaplane
Set the tone for your luxury Fiji escape by arriving at your resort by helicopter or seaplane. Fly to your chosen luxury resort while taking in breathtaking views of the islands, coral reefs and sparkling waters from above. Charter helicopter and seaplane flights operate from Nadi International Airport, Port Denarau and Wailoaloa Beach, with options to go pretty much anywhere in Fiji. It’s certainly an exclusive way to travel in the Mamanucas, for instance, which you can combine with the experiences in the 10 Luxury Activities in the Mamanuca Islands.
2. Scuba Dive at World-Famous Dive Sites
The seascape of Fiji is nothing short of breathtaking. Coral gardens teem with tropical fish to enjoy through kayaking, snorkelling, or the most special of all, scuba diving. While scuba diving can be enjoyed in all island groups, some of the top scuba diving locations are just off the shores of Vanua Levu, including Rainbow Reef, Namena Marine Reserve and the Great Sea Reef. Find out more about scuba diving in The Guide to Scuba Diving in Fiji and check out more activities in Fiji’s northern island group in the 10 Luxury Activities on Vanua Levu.
3. Enjoy a Day’s Fishing – Game Fishing or Island-style
Hiring a fishing charter is another exciting way to get out on the water in Fiji. Resorts across Fiji have either their own fishing boats or work with local charters to provide exciting game and sports fishing experiences. For instance, in the Yasawas Islands, join Navutu Stars Resort on their cabin 30ft powerboat to catch game species like mahimahi, yellowfin tuna, sailfish and more. Additionally, many resorts in Fiji also offer handline fishing and spearfishing to fish like a local. See more like this in the 10 Luxury Activities in the Yasawa Islands.
4. Travelling with Kids? Treat Them (and Yourselves) to a Day at the Kids’ Club
We all know that a holiday with kids doesn’t always feel like a holiday. Make it a holiday to remember for both you and the little ones with Fiji’s fantastic kids’ clubs! Fijians adore children, so the kids will have a blast getting into the cultural crafts, competitions and games of your luxury resort’s kids club. Discover more about what the kids’ clubs have to offer in our 10 Best Kids’ Clubs in Fiji.
5. Escape to an Adult-only Luxury Resort
Fiji might have a bit of a reputation for family holidays, but there’s plenty of ways to escape the chaos – one being Fiji’s array of adult-only resorts. Adult-only resorts can be found across Fiji, including Viti Levu, Mamanucas, Yasawas, Vanua Levu and even the Lau Islands. Some of the most magical adult-only resorts, however, are set in the outer islands of Taveuni where Matangi Private Island Resort and Qamea Resort & Spa specialise in activities you can only really find on an adults-only getaway, such as yoga classes, day spas, private beach picnics and more. Check out more reasons to visit Taveuni in the 10 Luxury Activities on Taveuni.
6. Indulge in a Fijian Spa Treatment
Spas are an integral part of the luxury resort experience in Fiji. An example of spa excellence is in the five-star resorts of Denarau, where every resort here has its own spa offering an extensive range of treatments from soothing body wraps to even children’s massages. One of the most impressive spa complexes awaits at The Westin Denarau. Their lush garden setting instantly transports you to a world of bliss. All you need to decide is which therapeutic facility to use first: a massage bure, lap pool, steam room, plunge pool or therapy pool? Learn more about Fiji’s spas here and dive a little deeper into the experiences of Denarau in the 10 Luxury Activities in Denarau.
7. Enjoy Fine Dining at the Five-star Resorts and Hotels
Dining is always an event at the luxury resorts of Fiji where you’re presented with aesthetically pleasing plates of Pacific Rim cuisine. While most resorts boast a more relaxed environment for dining, giving you a true sense of island life, there are a limited but excellent array of fine dining restaurants. The Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva is one of them, while the Coral Coast’s Ivi and Navo Restaurants in the Outrigger and InterContinental resorts are a couple of noteworthy others. Learn more about a luxury getaway to these destinations in the 6 Luxury Activities in Suva and the 10 Luxury Activities on the Coral Coast.
8. Retreat to a Secluded Beach or Sand Cay for a Private Picnic
A staple in Fiji’s romantic adult-only resorts, as well as in some family-friendly resorts, a private picnic on a secluded beach or sand cay is a must-do for couples! Just a couple of examples can be found in the Pacific Harbour & Beqa in Viti Levu. Enjoy a “Secret Island Trip” with Beqa Lagoon Resort where you’ll cruise to a beautiful atoll surrounded by vibrant blue waters full of fish for excellent snorkelling. Alternatively, the five-star Nanuku Auberge Resort offers private island trips during the day for guided snorkelling, paddleboarding and fishing, and a trip at sunset complete with a barbecue dinner and sleeping under the stars in a safari tent. Learn more about luxury in this corner of Fiji in the 10 Luxury Activities on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
9. Play Golf at a Championship Course in Denarau or the Coral Coast
It’s true, the downside of playing golf in Fiji is that the breathtaking coastal views are too distracting. Visitors to the Coral Coast have access to world-class golf courses, such as the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course, while those in Denarau have the island’s central golf club to take advantage of. Check out other options in The Most Luxurious Golf Courses in Fiji.
10. Sail in a Luxury Yacht Around the Islands
Most of the time, the only visitors frequenting islands like the Lau Islands are those with a private yacht. Get in on the action too by hiring a private sailing charter complete with a captain and chef. There are options that depart from Taveuni for sailing across the Lau Islands. Alternatively, yacht charters are also available to hire from Denarau to cruise the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. Check out more luxury options in Fiji’s less-visited islands in the 10 Luxury Activities in the Lau Islands.