Luxurious Things to Do on the Lomaiviti Islands
Island spas, luxury private islands, helicopter flights and sensational scuba diving… It’s all possible in the Lomaiviti Islands, despite being off the usual tourist route. Those looking for easy tranquillity and luxury will find it at this group of islands just off the coast of Suva where flights take a mere 10 minutes to reach private island resorts. While the resort options are limited – see 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands, the Lomaivitis are still worth celebrating and even considering for a five-star holiday in paradise. Find out why with this list of luxury activities in the Lomaiviti Islands.
Plus, for more advice, see The Luxury Guide to Lomaiviti Islands.
1. Fly Over the Lomaiviti Islands in a Helicopter Tour
While it might be difficult to leave the premium resort of the Wakaya Club & Spa, one reason to step off the private island is to take one of their sensational scenic helicopter flights. Wakaya works with Pacific Island Air to create memorable experiences flying over vast coral reefs, glistening waters and uninhabited islands across the Koro Sea. Learn more about helicopter flights in The Epic Guide to Helicopter Tours in Fiji.
2. Retreat to a Secluded Beach for a Private Picnic with your Loved One
Celebrate a special occasion or simply just treat your loved one with a private beach picnic on a deserted beach. Wakaya Club & Spa offers private gourmet picnic excursions to a private beach of its own island, while the high-end Toberua Island Resort transports couples to an uninhabited beach for a day of snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing.
3. Indulge in a Relaxing Spa Treatment
While the remoteness and beauty of the Lomaiviti Islands are relaxing enough, enhancing your state of mind with a glorious spa treatment will take your blissfulness to another level. Indulge in a range of treatments combined with Pure Fiji products at the Wakaya Spa on Wakaya Island or in the massage bure (Fijian bungalow) of the Toberua Island Resort. You can also work on your wellness at one of the regular yoga retreats on Toberua Island.
4. Scuba Dive with Sharks, Turtles and Vibrant Coral Reefs
The Lomaiviti Islands has an abundance of exciting dive sites with mesmerising marine life. From Toberua Island, join the PADI dive centre at the Toberua Island Resort to more than 10 nearby dives sites, with a highlight being Shark Reef with white-tip reef sharks among dramatic coral overhangs. Alternatively, Sacred Reef offers something for all diver levels with caves featuring sharks, turtles, groupers, eagle rays and more! Wayaka Club & Spa also makes an excellent base for diving with the figure-of-eight coral reef wrapping around the island and protected as a marine reserve.
5. Fish for Some of the World’s Most Exciting Game Species
Some of the world’s most-targeted game fish are found in the waters surrounding the Lomaiviti Islands making for thrilling sports fishing trips. Unreal fishing can be found off the shores of Koro Island, located in the northeastern reaches of the Lomaivitis, where Dere Bay Resort offers fishing charters targeting various species of Tuna. The team at the Toberua Island Resort are also keen to take guests to the outer reefs to catch Marlin, Mahimahi, Tuna, Walu and much more!
6. Play Golf or Tennis on a Private Island Resort
Even on a secluded island in the South Pacific, you can find modern joys in life like golf courses and tennis courts. On Toberua Island, the 9-hole golf course was founded by celebrated Australian artist Ken Done and offers fun challenges including nine hole par three, which is only playable at low tide. The golf course on Wakaya Island is also a 9-hole course meandering through a coconut plantation established here in the colonial era. Both resorts also offer well-equipped gyms, while a fully lite tennis court is also available on Wakaya. For more resort options in the Lomaivitis, see 10 Best Resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands.
7. Treat Yourself to Fine Fijian Cuisine
A luxury experience on the Lomaiviti Islands includes sampling fine cuisine. The Wakaya Club & Spa’s award-winning chef, Marielle Hajj, brings Lebanese and Mexican style to the islands of Fiji. The resort uses around 80% of its own homegrown or locally-caught produce and has an extensive wine menu of New Zealand and Australian wines, as well as Campagnes, cognac, tequila and other liquors. A range of dining experiences also awaits at Toberua Island Resort, with a sumptuous meal plan of three-course lunches and four-course dinners prepared by Fijian chefs. Finally, those staying at the Levuka Homestay will be treated each morning to freshly-made smoothies, a fresh fruit platter, cooked breakfast, homemade muesli and brewed coffee.
8. Explore the Lomaiviti Islands on an All-inclusive Cruise
If you’re looking for more active luxury, seeing multiple islands and having a varied range of experiences while travelling around Fiji, then consider an all-inclusive cruise with Captain Cook Cruises. The Lomaiviti Islands of Ovalau and Makogai are on the itinerary of the 7-Night Colonial Fiji Discovery Cruise. Departing from Port Denarau on Viti Levu (near Nadi International Airport), the cruise takes passengers to explore the historic Levuka, to dive in the outer reefs of Makogai, as well as visit a Fijian school and marine reserve before continuing to Vanua Levu and Taveuni. See more transport to the Lomaivitis in 5 Ways to Get to the Lomaiviti Islands.