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The Adults-Only Vacation Guide to Vanua Levu

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Adults-Only Holidays to Vanua Levu

If you’re looking at the island of Vanua Levu as a Fiji holiday destination, then no doubt you are looking for tranquillity. A relaxing vacation with friends or just your loved one is easily achieved on the island-less-travelled thanks to its collection of adult-only resorts, luxury private holiday homes and resorts for couples. Whether you’re looking for some time away from the kids, or just want to set the tone right for a romantic getaway, you’re sure to find the perfect spot on Vanua Levu. Let us guide you to the ultimate adult-only escape with this adults-only vacation guide to Vanua Levu.

10 Adult-Only Activities on Vanua Levu

  • Arrive on the island in style with a private flight
  • Spend the day marooned on a sandbank with a Champagne picnic
  • Unwind with a Fijian massage
  • Make the most of your time together at your resort’s adult-only pool and bar
  • Escape the hustle and bustle on a nature walk
  • Take part in a yoga or wellness retreat
  • Indulge in a private dinner on the beach, in a candlelit cave or by a waterfall
  • Enjoy a helicopter flight over the coral reefs
  • Set the mood right by dining in an adult-only restaurant
  • Hit the bars and nightclubs of Savusavu and Labasa.

For more information on all of these activities, see our 10 Adult-Only Activities on Vanua Levu, or simply continue reading…

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How to Get to Vanua Levu

The entry airport into Fiji is on, what is dubbed as Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. Vanua Levu is Fiji’s second-largest island, located northeast of Viti Levu where the quickest and most convenient way to get there is via a domestic flight from Nadi International Airport or Suva Airport. For something more private, charter flights are your best option. Alternatively, see 6 Ways to Get to Vanua Levu (& Get Around Vanua Levu) for more about transport on Vanua Levu.

Private Flights to Vanua Levu

The only way to ensure an adult-only experience from start to finish in Vanua Levu is with a private charter flight. Enjoy the intimacy of your own private flight from Nadi with Fiji airlines offering private plane, seaplane and helicopter flights to Savusavu, Vanua Levu’s main port and town. Find out more about flight charters in the Where to Hire a Plane or Seaplane in Fiji.

More transport options can be found in our Vanua Levu Transport Guide: 6 Ways to Get to Vanua Levu (& Around Vanua Levu).

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Adult-Only Activities on Vanua Levu

Share your island adventures with only those who you choose when staying on Vanua Levu. While all the in-resort activities at the adult-only Namale Resort will just be adults-only, that will not be the case for other resorts on Vanua Levu. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of ways to ensure an adult-only experience with private activities and experiences to share with like-minded people. We’ll suggest a few below.

Day Spas

Whichever resort you stay at on Vanua Levu, you can always rely on a spa for a private adult-only experience. In fact, the Namale Resort & Spa adult-only resort offers one of the top spas in Fiji at their Valeni Sasauni Spa Sanctuary. The complex is complete with a hydrotherapy room with waterfall massage, aromatherapy pools, hot tubs, cold plunge, sauna and floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the ocean views. See more spa options in our 7 Best Spas on Vanua Levu.

Yoga and Wellness

Rejuvenation is all part of the Fiji holiday, which you can fully take advantage of at accommodations like Naveria Heights Lodge. The boutique lodge offers three wellness programs: Detox, Wellness and Weight Loss with multiple days of spa treatments, healthy meals and fulfilling activities. Koro Sun Resort is a popular venue for retreats for fitness, art, wellness and yoga, where upcoming retreats are posted on their site. Finally, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort also offers yoga sessions. While the resort might be known as a “family resort”, there are plenty of chances for an adult-only escape with their complimentary morning yoga sessions and private yoga classes.

Nature Walks

Even if your resort somehow feels too crowded, one way to get away from it all is to go on a nature walk. Energise your senses by hiking through the jungle or to hilltops with marvellous views. Walk under the rainforest canopy of the Koro Sun Resort looking out for the orange-breasted barking dove and stopping by waterfalls to cool off. Nukubati Island Resort has a couple of attractive bush walks, as well as a small hill with a lookout. There are also plenty of walks outside of the resorts, such as at the Waisali Rainforest Reserve. Find out more in our 12 Things to Do on Vanua Levu.

Adult-Only Pools

Make your getaway just the way you like it at the Koro Sun Resort. While the resort welcomes all kinds of guests, there’s no risk of each group disturbing the other thanks to areas like the Edgewater Beach Club. This area exclusively for adults features an infinity-edge pool, as well as a swim-up bar. Most of the luxury resorts that we feature in our 7 Best Luxury Resorts on Vanua Levu have villas with either a private plunge pool or a private infinity pool where you can experience more private pool time.

Helicopter Flights

[Update: Savusavu Helicopters is no longer operating]. With flights only taking up to three passengers, rest assured that you’ll only be spending this moment with the ones you choose. Savusavu Helicopters takes adventure-seekers on breathtaking scenic flights across Vanua Levu. See coral reefs decorate the ocean, get close to the island peaks and much more on an intimate helicopter flight.

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Adult-Only Dining on Vanua Levu

The daytime activities are only part of an adult-only getaway in Fiji. The rest is about the food… There are many ways to enjoy the cuisine and drink in Vanua Levu “adult-only” style. Enjoy a range of private dining experiences, adult-only restaurants and vibrant bars and nightclubs in the towns.

Private Beach Picnics

There’s nothing more romantic than getting marooned together in a stunning location. Nukubati Island Resort‘s signature activity is their sandbank picnic experience, where you’ll be transported to a secluded sandbank on the Great Sea Reef. The sandbank will be prepared just for you with deckchairs, a table, an umbrella and your chosen Champagne lunch. Just let the team know on the radio when to pick you up. Similar experiences can also be done at the Koro Sun Resort and Emaho Sekawa Resort.

Other Private Dining Experiences

More creative ways to dine await at some of the luxurious resorts on Vanua Levu. Dine in a candlelit sea cave or beside a waterfall at the Namale Resort, on a private table under the stars at the Nukubati Resort, or get food delivered straight to your private holiday home at Island Breeze Fiji.

Adult-Only Restaurants

Make use of that all-inclusive package at the adult-only Namale Resort & Spa at their two fantastic adult-only restaurants. The Main Bure Restaurant hosts daily dinners and cocktail hours, signified by the beating of the traditional lali drum. The restaurant also has cultural entertainment nights. On the east end of the Namale’s grounds, the Walu Restaurant has a casual atmosphere, open for a quick bite throughout the day. For those staying at the Koro Sun Resort, the Latitude 17 restaurant provides an adult-only retreat on the water’s edge. The restaurant serves up Asian-Fusion cuisine with fresh seafood.

Bars and Nightclubs on Vanua Levu

Vanua Levu is home to a couple of Fiji’s larger towns and with that comes some excellent watering holes and nightclubs. If you’re looking for a place to meet up with friends, enjoy cocktails or mingle with the locals, then check out the nightlife in Savusavu and Labasa. The Savusavu Yacht Club at the Copra Shed Marina is a popular go-to for tourists and expats with happy hour between 5.50pm and 6.30pm. A popular spot for boaties is at the Waitui Marina, which has a bar upstairs serving cheap food and drinks on Savusavu Bay. Another popular bar to try is the historic Planters’ Club, which is a private member’s club where tourists are welcome – just sign in with the bar staff. On the other side of the island, Labasa has more of a nightclub scene with the Pontoon and Fusion nightclubs blasting Bollywood tunes until 1am.

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Weddings and Honeymoons on Vanua Levu

Finally, many couples choose the “adult-only” experience in Fiji for a special occasion. The adult-only resorts and luxury resorts on Vanua Levu specialise in weddings and honeymoons, offering premium wedding packages and breathtaking venues to make a memorable wedding day.

Because there is so much to unpack when it comes to Vanua Levu weddings and honeymoons, check out our Wedding & Honeymoon Guide to the Vanua Levu to start planning your special occasion.

More About Adult-Only Travel in Fiji

That’s it from the adults-only vacation guide to Vanua Levu. Discover even more tips in The Complete Adults-Only Vacation Guide to Fiji, as well as gorgeous places to stay across the Fiji islands in the 20 Best Adults-Only Resorts in 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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