© Leleuvia Island Resort
© Leleuvia Island Resort

6 Best Resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands

© Leleuvia Island Resort

Resort Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands

Swap the bustling resorts of the Mamanucas off the western side of Viti Levu (Fiji’s main island) for the lesser-known resorts of the Lomaiviti Islands off the eastern side. Easily accessible from Suva, the Lomaiviti Islands provide all the experiences that make Fiji great – scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and the Fijian culture – while adding one more thing: history. The Lomaiviti Islands include the Chiefly islands of Moturiki and Ovalau, the latter also holds a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fiji’s first capital, Levuka. Staying at one of the island resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands will allow you to delve deeper into this history yourself if you wish, as well as relax and soak in the South Pacific sun.

Find out more about the Lomaivitis in The Complete Guide to the Lomaiviti Islands.

1. Toberua Island Resort

Feel complete harmony at the Toberua Island Resort. Harmony in the contemporary interiors of the beachfront bures with a blend of traditional materials… Harmony in the range of active experiences and the places to relax and soak up the Fiji sun. The Toberua Island Resort is set on its own private island with 16 bures in four different styles. Each bure has enough space for families while offering some freestanding options to give couples privacy. The PADI dive centre on the island is a major drawcard, offering trips for all levels while offering a range of PADI dive courses. Fishing, kayaking, playing golf on a low tide golf course, sailing and lazying by the pool are all excellent ways to spend your time here at one of the very few high-end resorts in the Lomaivitis.

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2. Leleuvia Island Resort

An island resort for budgeting holidaymakers, Leleuvia Island Resort provides affordable private bures and a dormitory. The private bures sleep up to six people, making it ideal for a family vacation or provides privacy for a couple’s retreat, while the dormitory puts the Lomaiviti Islands of the Fiji backpacker route. The resort is perfect for cultural immersion, offering regular boat trips to neighbouring islands and villages, as well as weekly Lovo and Kava nights. As part of their complimentary activity menu, outrigger canoeing enhances the South Pacific vibe to your island getaway. Of course, scuba diving and snorkelling are also available.

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3. Wakaya Club & Spa

Find complete luxury on the private island resort of the Wakaya Club & Spa. With 10 bures and two luxury villas on an otherwise verdant 2,200acres/809ha forested and farmland island, your stay here will feel utterly exclusive. Even the “simplest” bures are wrapped in luxury with cathedral wooden ceilings, an outdoor shower and oversized bathtub, a private lounge, a reading garden and more. Added extras like a plunge pool or Jacuzzi are available in the Governor’s and Ambassador’s Bures, while large groups will have their own unique space with a private pool and in-villa chefs in the resort’s villas. With a marine reserve right on the shores, Wakaya Island is an excellent base for scuba diving. Other highlights include tennis courts, a golf course and a luxurious day spa. See more like this in the 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands.

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4. Dere Bay Resort

The only resort on the eastern reaches of the Lomaiviti Islands, Dere Bay Resort is a high-end resort with only three bures available for guests (others are sold to wealthy real estate investors). Dere Bay Resort on Koro Island has open-plan bures with one king bed, two singles and an ensuite. Each bure is only a few steps from the beach where walks, snorkelling, kayaking and fishing are available. The resort has an on-site restaurant and bar, as well as plenty of places to relax and perfect the art of doing nothing. See more like this in 9 Best Family Resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands.

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5. Caqalai Island Resort

By far the cheapest resort in the Lomaivitis, Caqalai Island Resort is appealing to travellers seeking culture, adventure and relaxation. Set on 14acres/6ha of coral island, Caqalai Island is run by the Methodist Church of Fiji, but don’t worry that doesn’t come with any restrictions, as nights are enjoyed with the local staff around the bonfire drinking kava. Lovo nights, fantastic snorkelling off the beach, fishing and embracing “Fiji time” are the main things to do here. Accommodation consists of 12 private single bures, eight double bures and one dormitory. Facilities are shared with flush toilets and cold showers using rainwater catchment. Camping is also available on the island if you have your own tent. See more like this in 9 Best Budget Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands.

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6. Ovalau Holiday Resort

Finally, the convenient base on Ovalau island is just one reason to stay at the Ovalau Holiday Resort. The affordable resort has bures suitable for all types of travellers, with self-catering facilities in each bure, as well as sleeping arrangements for up to five people. There’s good snorkelling off the beach, but you’ll need your own gear, while the outdoor pool is a refreshing place to relax. The resort also offers authentic Indo-Fijian cuisine and offers transfers into Levuka town. See more like this in 10 Best Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands for Foodies.

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More About Resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands

That’s it for the best resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands. 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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