Where to Get a Fijian Bobo Massage
Know anything about spas in Fiji? The first thing you will have heard is how utterly relaxing they are (and how the treatments always seem to pass by way too quickly). The next thing you’re likely to hear about is the famous Fijian Bobo Massage. Fijians have been using massage treatments for centuries, well before other cultures arrived on the Fiji islands. During this time, they have developed effective massages to improve circulation, rejuvenate the skin and give the client an all-around “glow”. The most common of which is the Bobo Massage. Because this Fijian massage is a must-try for anyone looking for some serious R&R in Fiji, we’ve put together this quick list of places to try the Fijian Bobo Massage in Fiji.
Before we delve into this guide to Fiji spas where you can get a Fijian bobo massage, be sure to bookmark The Guide to the Fiji Culture for Travellers to learn more about the culture.
1. Chi, The Spa – Shangri-la Fijian Resort & Spa
Situated on Yanuca Island, just off the stunning Coral Coast of Viti Levu, Chi, The Spa at the Shangri-la Fijian Resort & Spa boasts its Bobo Massage at the top of the menu. Their Bobo Massage, which lasts for about 1h15mins, is blended with rich exotic oils including the Fijian medicinal herbs of Makita and Macou. This massage is not the only Fijian massage on offer, with the Fijian Shell Massage and Fijian Soothing Wrap to try.
2. Lomana Spa & Wellness Centre – Nanuku Auberge Resort
Keeping things authentically Fijian, the Lomana Spa & Wellness Centre at the Nanuku Auberge Resort provides exceptional Bobo Massages. Every aspect of the experience is designed for ultimate comfort and relaxation from the moment the therapist gives you a cool towel infused with the scent of mint to the final stroke of the fingertips. After the treatment, you’ll understand why these holistic healing traditions have been used for Fijians for centuries. Find this spa and resort on the Pacific Harbour of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island.
3. Island Surf Spa & Beauty – Smugglers Cove Resort
You can still have a luxurious spa treatment in Fiji without paying the luxury prices thanks to day spas like the Island Surf Spa & Beauty. Situated at the Smugglers Cove in Nadi, the Island Surf Spa & Beauty offers a signature Bobo Massage which promises to improve circulation and give your skin a radiant glow. You’ll also find a wide range of international-style massages, facials, manicure, pedicure, waxing, tinting and braiding.
4. Spa – Daku Resort
Famed in Fiji for being one of the best resorts for a health and wellness escape, the Daku Resort is another place to experience the traditional Fijian Bobo Massage. The real Fijian experiences don’t stop there, with a Fijian Champissage, which focuses on the head and neck, also on offer. On top of that, Daku Resort is a popular yoga retreat – check out 10 Beautiful Places to Experience Yoga in Fiji. Find the Daku Resort in Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest island.
5. Spa – Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
This luxury escape on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest island, provides beautifully authentic Fijian spa treatments. The Bobo Massage or Bula Mai Massage at the spa at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is a must-try. For something more adventurous, try the Vunikau cooling treatment wrap using oil from the native Dilo tree which is said to have healing properties.