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8 Best Boutique Resorts in the Yasawa Islands

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Small Resorts in the Yasawa Islands

Although the Yasawa Islands are some of the remotest islands in Fiji, it often doesn’t feel that way when sharing the beach with all the guests of a large island resort. If you seek tranquillity and exclusivity during your stay in the Yasawa Islands, then your best option is to stay in one of the islands’ boutique resorts and lodges. We’ve chosen some of your best options in this list of boutique resorts in the Yasawa Islands!

While you’re here, plan the rest of your trip with our Complete Guide to the Yasawa Islands.

1. Navutu Stars Resort

If you’re looking for that place where you’ll find pure peace and serenity, then definitely consider the Navutu Stars Resort. Not only does the five-star resort have only nine bures (bungalows) spread across three picturesque bays, but the resort is “adults-only” meaning that there will be no guests under the age of 16. There are three luxury bure types to choose from either on the beachfront or on the hills overlooking the ocean. See more options like this in our 5 Adult-Only Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

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2. Natabe Retreat

It doesn’t get more “boutique” than your own private villa secluded at the end of a long-stretching beach. Natabe Retreat is a stunning getaway for couples, families or groups of mates in stylish and modern accommodation for up to six people. Despite it being your own private getaway on Tavewa Island, guests will still benefit from resort-style service with dining and activity options.

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3. Nabua Lodge

Unplug and refresh at an affordable rate at the Nabua Lodge. With only 10 bures, it never feels too crowded at this locally-run lodge. There are two dorm rooms and a small selection of private lodges suitable for couples and families. In between relaxing in hammocks and just taking in the outstanding beauty of this corner of the famous Blue Lagoon, get involved in activities like cultural lessons, fish feeding, guided walks, kayaking and snorkelling. See more places to stay like this in our 10 Budget Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands.

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4. Yasawa Island Resort & Spa

A boutique resort is always helped by a little bit of luxury. Choose from 18 luxury villas at the five-star all-inclusive Yasawa Island Resort & Spa. The resort is adult-only for most of the year, making it a fantastic place to unwind with your loved one or your friends. Stay in modern villas decorated with Fijian flair and partake in many of the cultural, land, water, spa and food-orientated activities the resort has to offer. See more accommodation like this in our 5 Luxury Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

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5. Viwa Island Resort

More adult-only luxury awaits at the Viwa Island Resort. This private island resort only has 11 beachfront bures either accommodating two or four people. Each bure has its own private deck overlooking the beach, making it a stunning place to watch the Fijian sunset. While relaxing in a daybed or with a massage is a popular way to spend your time here, guests also like to spend days scuba diving with the resort’s very own dive instructors.

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6. Coralview Island Resort

Situated on Tavewa Island, Coralview Island Resort offers budget accommodation in a boutique resort environment. Stay in one of the four Beachfront Bures, 11 Gardenview Bures or the 10-bed dorm room at an affordable rate. Then enjoy your time snorkelling in a marine reserve where it’s even possible to see giant clams just 100m (109 yards) off the beach! The resort is ideal for any type of traveller, including couples wanting an island wedding because, yes, Coralview has an island wedding venue! Find out more in our 10 Wedding Venues in the Yasawa Islands.

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7. Waitui Basecamp

It’s all about the adventure at the Waitui Basecamp, ideal for couples and backpackers. Stay in one of a handful of Oceanview Bures, Glamping tents or the Dormitory on Matacawalevu Island. Days here are spent snorkelling, free diving, fishing, spearfishing, trips to the Sawa-i-Lau Caves, visiting villages, hiking and island-hopping. Of course, like anywhere in the Yasawas, there’s always room to relax.

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8. Turtle Island Fiji

For luxury beyond luxury, treat that special someone to a few nights on the all-inclusive Turtle Island Fiji. Housing only 14 couples at a time, Turtle Island Fiji is its own private island with 14 private beaches, an eco-forest sanctuary and sparkling waters to explore. Sample fine cuisine with private dinners or attend lively dinner parties in a different location on the island each night. Plus, the list of experiences seems endless, so your Fiji bucket list is bound to be mostly ticked by the time you leave the island.

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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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