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7 Best Luxury Resorts in Vanua Levu

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Luxury Accommodation in Vanua Levu

If you’re looking at Vanua Levu for a luxury getaway in Fiji, we know that you’re looking for something exceptionally different. Whether it’s for romance and indulgence in one of the islands’ best spas or something more beneficial for your kids at an award-winning kids’ club, Vanua Levu writes an alternative story to what might be available at some of Fiji’s holiday “hotspots”. Fiji’s lesser-known island might take just a little longer to get to, but the serenity, pristine nature and simply glorious resorts make the journey all the more worth it. Find out some of your best options for a five-star stay on Fiji’s second-largest island with this list of luxury resorts in Vanua Levu.

While you’re here, let us also guide you with our The Luxury Guide to Vanua Levu.

1. Emaho Sekawa Resort

Nestled in pristine tropical rainforest where native bird calls echo as you eat breakfast, the Emaho Sekawa Resort is a five-star paradise on Vanua Levu. Accommodation consists of two luxury villas and a Grand Residence. The villas boast private infinity pools, day beds and expansive decks among private tropical gardens, while the Grand Residence covers a whopping 420m2 (4,520ft2) with outdoor showers, an open-air lounge and a real home-away-from-home feel. The resort is a favourite for luxury weddings, honeymoons or a single’s getaway giving you a luxury location to reconnect with each other or yourself. See what sort of activities you could be indulging in with our 10 Luxury Activities on Vanua Levu.

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2. Namale Resort & Spa

Amidst 525 acres (212ha) of tropical beauty on the northern shores of Vanua Levu, Namale Resort & Spa is a five-star paradise exclusively for adults. It has been the choice of the rich and famous for many years and continues to be a top luxury destination in Fiji. Guests have a wide range of authentically designed bures and villas to choose from, from the Honeymoon Bure secluded with a private plunge pool to the Luxury Grand Villa with two bedrooms and a sophisticated infinity-edge pool. Needless to say, the luxury resort is all-inclusive with unlimited access to their 9-hole golf course, Namale Spa Hydrotherapy Room, nightly cultural entertainment and much more. Plus, all beverages, including alcohol, are included. Learn more about the resort’s spa in 10 Best Spas in Fiji.

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3. Savasi Island Resort

Stay in a secluded villa perched on a volcanic uplift with a private infinity pool or in one of five staterooms of a 140ft (43m) three-masted schooner at the Savasi Island Resort. While it’s the first resort on our list without the “five-star” label, the sophisticated accommodation to the private-island ambience certainly makes you feel five stars. The resort offers a wide range of unforgettable experiences, including helicopter flights, fishing, cultural immersion, moonlight snorkelling, village visits and, of course, scuba diving.

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4. Nukubati Private Island

A private island resort set moments away from the scuba diving mecca of the Great Sea Reef, Nukubati Private Island is well worth considering for adventure and romance. With only seven couples staying at the resort at one time, the atmosphere is that of complete tranquillity. Nukubati is Fijian-owned and operated, making accessibility to the local culture extremely accessible and authentic, from your traditional Fijian Bobo massage to visiting the island’s Fijian village. You can also enjoy your stay guilt-free knowing that the resort has an eco-friendly philosophy shown through their organic gardens through to having one of the largest solar power plants in Fiji. As for accommodation, the choice is made simple. Choose between their Beachfront Suites or add some extra romance in their Honeymoon Beachfront Bure.

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5. The Remote Resort

Everyone is welcome here, from newlyweds to families, yet each group can still experience their own privacy that comes with a boutique accommodation such as The Remote Resort. Indulge in one of the eight remote luxury villas dotted among coconut palms on a remote peninsula that reinforces the resort’s name. Whichever villa with private pools and outdoor bathrooms that you choose to stay in, you’ll only want to spend minimal time there when the famed Rainbow Reef is right on your doorstep. Needless to say, snorkelling or scuba diving is a must! Additionally, enjoy swimming with manta rays, fishing charters, castaway beach experiences and much more.

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6. Koro Sun Resort

One of the easiest luxury resorts to get to on Vanua Levu, Koro Sun makes your romantic getaway, adventure excursion or family holiday easy from start to finish. Take advantage of one of the many welcome services this dynamic resort provides, from the Jungle Kids’ Club to the Rainforest Spa. While there is a vast choice of bures and villas, the most unique accommodation to choose for a luxury stay is the Edgewater Floating Bures. The bures are Fiji’s only floating bures, connected to the mainland by a floating jetty or simply use your double kayak to explore the protected marina. The floating bures are also adults-only – learn more in our Adult-Only Guide to Vanua Levu.

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7. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

Last, but not least, one of the big names in family luxury holidays in Fiji (with a big name attached to it), the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is located right here on Vanua Levu. Boasting an award-winning kids’ club, the J.C Resort goes above and beyond to teach children the beauty of the underwater world, the richness of the Fijian culture, and the importance of environmental protection. Meanwhile, mum and dad get to experience their own version of “Fiji time“, from scuba diving in the Namena Marine Reserve to unwinding at the beachside spa. The resort has six types of luxurious bures and one villa, all traditionally thatched, luxuriously furnished and with more than enough space.

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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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