Luxury Accommodation on the Suncoast, Fiji
The Suncoast of Fiji provides a different kind of luxury than what’s found elsewhere in Fiji: it’s utterly off the beaten track. While the five-star accommodation options of the Suncoast are not as abundant, what you will find are private islands and villas ready to give you a bespoke experience. There are also four-star resorts with luxury accommodation options in the most exclusive reaches of their premises that are easily mistaken for being its own private island. So for a special occasion or ” just because”, here are some of the best luxury resorts on the Suncoast.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Luxury Guide to the Suncoast.
1. Dolphin Island
Dolphin Island is not just the idealistic notion of a tranquil retreat in Fiji: it’s the real deal. This 14-acre (6ha) private island off the shores of the less-visited Suncoast sleeps a maximum of seven guests at one time. What’s more, there are no restrictions about who can divulge on an island holiday on the island – both couples and families are welcome. You have an option of three luxury accommodations on the island, starting with the elevated Main Bure in the centre of the island leading out to the infinity pool and outdoor lounging area. There are also the Guest Suites complete with generous dressing rooms and a sculptural free-standing bath – a romantic setting for couples. Or enhance the romance at the Hilltop Sleep-Out Bure, a rustic open-air bedroom traditionally thatched and lit by candles. If you can resist leaving your luxurious abode, signature activities on the island include scuba diving, fishing, cultural tours, kayaking and spa treatments. Check out some of those experiences in 10 Luxury Activities on the Suncoast.
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2. Bularangi Villa
Swap resorts for utmost privacy in your very own luxury private villa. Bularangi Villa on the shores of Sunset Point near Rakiraki is a three-bedroom villa sleeping up to six of your loved ones. On top of having all the amenities for a “home-away-from-home” stay, Bularangi has its own private pool, five decks for entertaining and a waterfront bure on the second level of the garden. While you have the opportunity to prepare your own meals in the well-appointed kitchen, the chambermaid is on-call to prepare authentic Fijian meals in your villa or to organise experiences, mostly in cohesion with the surrounding resorts. See more accommodation like this in 6 Best Holiday Homes on the Suncoast.
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3. Wananavu Beach Resort
One of the most popular four-star resorts on the Suncoast offers a few luxury accommodations to make your stay there truly special. The Beachfront Honeymoon Bure magnificent in its Fijian design with a soaring thatched roof and a stone-walled outdoor shower. The bure is situated at a secluded end of the beach and has a private plunge pool. Or, for large gatherings of friends and family, get together at Wananavu Beach Resort’s private Villa Vanua complete with an outdoor pool, lounge, private deck, yard, poolside cabana and much more. The resort also has the facilities to scuba dive, indulge in a spa treatment, go on a dolphin cruise, sunset cruise and even get married. For more accommodation like this, see 10 Best Family Resorts on the Suncoast.
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4. Volivoli Beach Resort
The Suncoast’s “other” four-star resort is no less enchanting with options for a luxury stay in their Luxury Ocean Front Villa. The crisp and clean villa houses up to four guests, ideal for couples or families. Wake up and take a morning stroll on the water’s edge, cool off in your private pool, and freshen up as you watch the stars from your outdoor shower. The villa is tucked away from the rest of the resort, yet comes with all the services and activities the resort provides, from rejuvenating spa treatments at the Daulomani day Spa to exciting sports fishing on the Bligh Water.
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5. The Fiji Orchid
Perhaps to mark the beginning or the end of your Suncoast road trip, The Fiji Orchid is located in the town of Lautoka. This boutique accommodation has six freestanding bures peppered throughout 5-acres (2ha) of tropical orchid gardens. The bures have a unique architectural quality with a textile roof and floor-to-ceiling windows almost all the way around. At the back of the bure, you have a private ensuite made of stone and timber. On-site is the glorious Raymond’s Restaurant serving up South Pacific cuisine with fresh seafood and vegetables grown in their own gardens. You can also enjoy sundowners at Burr’s Cocktail Bar. Learn more about their restaurant in our Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants on the Suncoast.