© Toberua Island Resort
© Toberua Island Resort

5 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands

© Toberua Island Resort

Luxury Resorts, Cruises and Homestays in the Lomaiviti Islands

Some of the closest luxury private island resorts to Suva can be found in the majestic Lomaiviti Islands, a mix of volcanic islands and reefs scattering the Koro Sea. Those staying on these islands will certainly get a more exclusive ambience than some of the busier tourist districts in Fiji, where there are only three luxury island resorts. We give you more information in this list of luxury accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands, as well as alternative luxurious places to stay where you’re still bound to feel like royalty.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Luxury Guide to Lomaiviti Islands.

1. Wakaya Club & Spa

A private island resort located on 2,200acres/810ha of the virtually untouched island, no wonder the Wakaya Club & Spa has earned itself a reputation for attracting the rich and famous. The luxury resort is boutique only holding five bures (Fijian cottages) and two private villas. Bures are constructed from fallen trees around Wakaya Island, blending with the natural environment and easing you into the island’s ambience. Each bure has a rock outdoor shower, living area, outdoor deck and reading garden, while the Governor’s Bure and Ambassador’s Bure offers added extras, such as a private plunge pool and Jacuzzi bathtubs. Finally, the two villas are ideal for group gatherings and family reunions, where guests can enjoy their own tennis court and full use of the Wakaya Spa facilities. See our 8 Luxury Activities in the Lomaiviti Islands to find out what type of experiences are available on the island.

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2. Toberua Island Resort

Traditional architecture with contemporary style unites at the luxurious bures of the Toberua Island Resort. The Tropical Bure and Deluxe Bure boast open-plan sleeping and living areas spilling onto a private deck either among tropical gardens or onto the beach. The Premium Bure and Lagilagi Villa provide even more space for families and larger groups sleeping in luxurious Sleepmaker king beds. Or, if your party is big enough, it’s possible to book the entire island. In between relaxing at your own retreat, Toberua Island Resort has a wealth of activities to enjoy from scuba diving from their PADI dive centre, night snorkelling, sports fishing or indulging in a rejuvenating massage at their spa. See more like this in 9 Best Family Resorts on the Lomaiviti Islands.

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3. Dere Bay Resort

A resort that primarily sells premium beach real estate to wealthy investors, Dere Bay Resort keeps three beachfront bures exclusively for guests. The modern bures with polished wooden interiors each have their own bathroom, as well as a king bed and two single beds in an open-plan setting. The bedroom leads out to a spacious verandah looking out to a bay of the secluded Koro Island in the northeastern reaches of the Lomaiviti Islands. With a maximum of only 12 guests at any one time, Dere Bay Resort is the ultimate retreat for tranquillity. It’s the only resort on Fiji’s fifth-largest island containing wild bush tracks through rainforest, to waterfalls and volcanic peaks. When you’re done exploring the island, you can relax at the resort’s restaurant, bar and swimming pool.

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4. Captain Cook Cruises – M.V. Reef Endeavour

As we have now exhausted the list of luxury-style resorts on the Lomaiviti Islands, we’ll go through alternative luxury accommodation, such as the accommodation provided on the M.V. Reef Endeavour. Captain Cook Cruises runs a 7-Night Northern Colonial Cruise to the Lomaiviti Islands four times a year, offering passengers a range of cabins. The Tabua Suites on the Upper Deck offer the most luxurious accommodation option, which comes in either a double or twin set-up with a separate lounge and bathroom. Facilities on the cruise include a spa and mini gym, two bars, a swimming pool, a library and more.

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-luxury-accommodation-lomaiviti-islands© Captain Cook Cruises


5. Levuka Homestay

The historical UNESCO-status town of Levuka is a highlight of the Lomaiviti Islands but lacks “luxury” accommodation in favour of authentic guesthouses and hotels. However, the Levuka Homestay offers the most premium homestay of the bunch, based in a colonial-style home among lush tropical gardens. The homestay is ideal for solo travellers and couples with private double and twin rooms available. Breakfast is an event here where your morning is filled with freshly-made smoothies, fresh fruit, homemade muesli, a cooked breakfast, tea or brewed coffee. The staff are highly praised on the island, especially a local tour guide called Nox, offering insightful walking tours around Ovalau. Learn more about the accommodation on Ovalau in our 10 Best Hotels on the Lomaiviti Islands.

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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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