Advice on Choosing Luxury Accommodation in Fiji
The dream getaway to the islands of Fiji is not something you want to rush into. Choosing the right luxury Fiji accommodation means planning the perfect holiday with the right activities, inclusions and expectations. Of course, considering the funds you’ll put into this thing, you’ll want to get this right. So whether you’re planning a lavish romantic getaway, treating the family to a vacation of a lifetime, or “just because”, this guide on how to pick the right luxury accommodation in Fiji will help you create your desired experience.
Before we dive into the guide, take a moment to bookmark The Complete Luxury Travel Guide to Fiji. Trust us, there’s a lot of essential tips there.
Things You Need to Know About Staying in Luxury Accommodation in Fiji
- When we refer to luxury accommodations in this guide, we refer mainly to five-star accommodations
- Note that some of Fiji’s luxury resorts, villas and holiday homes book up quickly in the high season, which is June to August, Easter and Christmas
- For a real luxury experience, get to your island resort via charter helicopter or seaplane – there are plenty of options from Nadi Airport
- Note that charter flights usually have a smaller baggage allowance than international flights
- When comparing the price of luxury accommodations, make a note of accommodations that are all-inclusive.
Types of Luxury Accommodation in Fiji
There are luxury accommodations in Fiji to suit a range of styles and tastes, from lavish resorts to private holiday villas.
Luxury resorts are available with ample choice in Fiji, with islands and beachfront lined with private island resorts, internationally-branded resorts and boutique adult-only resorts. Resorts are comprised of standalone bures (bungalows) with private plunge pools and other luxurious features. A wide range of complimentary activities is typically available, while optional paid extras like scuba diving and sports fishing are always on the agenda. Gourmet meals come in a variety of formats, whether it’s in fine dining restaurants, casual bars or private dining experiences. Check out some examples in 10 Best Luxury Resorts in Fiji.
Luxury Villas and Holiday Homes
For utmost privacy and all the home-away-from-home conveniences, luxury villas and holiday homes are also an option in Fiji. There are five-star private villas with private pools and outstanding ocean views, while your hosts also offer a range of services from an in-house chef to guided tours. Check out some examples in the 10 Best Luxury Villas in Fiji.
Particularly in Fiji’s most bustling towns, there is a range of four-star hotels, as well as the historic five-star Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva. These are to the standards of international hotels, with luxury suites available. Facilities typically include a swimming pool and a restaurant. Check out some examples in the 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Fiji.
Location, How to Get There and What is Nearby?
Luxury accommodations are located in all of Fiji’s island groups, even the rarely visited Lau Islands, so you can find a luxury escape that’s as close to the airport or as far-flung as you desire. Even if on limited time, those with a luxury budget can opt for charter flights to the outer islands to get to their desired destination within an hour of Nadi Airport. Check out how to take a charter flight in The Complete Guide to Flights in Fiji.
We recommend getting an idea for what each island group and region offers luxury travellers by using the following guides:
- The Luxury Guide to Nadi
- The Luxury Guide to Denarau Island
- The Luxury Guide to the Coral Coast
- The Luxury Guide to Pacific Harbour & Beqa
- The Luxury Guide to Suva
- The Luxury Guide to the Suncoast
- The Luxury Guide to the Mamanuca Islands
- The Luxury Guide to the Yasawa Islands
- The Luxury Guide to the Lomaiviti Islands
- The Luxury Guide to Vanua Levu
- The Luxury Guide to Taveuni
- The Luxury Guide to the Lau Islands.
Once you’ve chosen an island group or region, you might want to consider what activities, attractions and services you can access from your chosen accommodation. Island resorts are often the only development on the island, so services and facilities are limited to what is available at the resort. Other accommodations, like hotels, villas and holiday homes, are typically located within driving distance of shops and a variety of restaurants.
For more advice on places to stay, take a look at Where to Stay in Fiji: A Guide to Destinations & Accommodations.
It’s the little extras that can turn a good holiday into a great one, so be sure to compare the inclusions and activities available from each luxury accommodation in Fiji.
Luxurious Activities and Inclusions
Luxury resorts, villas and holiday homes all have the services of a five-star resort, including a range of complimentary activities like kayaking, sailing, snorkelling, medicine walks, cooking lessons, crafting lessons, kava ceremonies, yoga classes, etc. They also usually have optional paid activities, such as scuba diving, sports fishing, spa treatments, private island picnics, sunset cruises, etc. Comparing the activities on offer is crucial in making sure you get the holiday experience you’re looking for.
Accommodations will have all the luxurious touches, from luxury mattresses, day beds, private swimming pools and plunge pools, private decks with ocean views and more. Luxury villas and holiday homes will have the added facilities of kitchens, laundry machines, and other features of a home, which you can choose to make use of yourself or to hire an in-house chef usually provided by your hosts.
Finally, different holiday groups may seek particular services of features to make their holiday run smoothly, such as adult-only areas or, on the flip side, babysitting and kids’ clubs.
Assess your needs and compare all of the inclusions of your chosen luxury accommodations to determine the right luxury accommodation in Fiji for you.