Photo courtesy of Marriott International
Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay
Overwater bungalows have pretty much become synonymous with tropical luxury, the stuff that travel bucket lists are made of – and they’ve been popping up everywhere in the past decade. Curiously, Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, was bereft of these huts-on-stilts until Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay opened in April 2017 – it’s first property in Fiji. Set on the island’s west coast, about 45 minutes from the airport, the 250-room resort boasts 114 luxury villas, including 22 that sit over the water with ladders descending into the manmade lagoon, and all of the accommodations – guestrooms, suites, and villas – have balconies or terraces with lagoon, ocean, or pool views. It’s particularly family friendly here, with a kids club, indoor and outdoor play areas, and a pool just for the small set, as well as an enormous infinity pool for all guests. There’s also an adults-only infinity pool overlooking the ocean, the place to be for sunsets at the swim-up bar. Dining options include a fresh-seafood restaurant, a restaurant featuring Fijian favorites for breakfast lunch, and dinner, a deli, and a casual poolside choice for Mediterranean food – with swim-up bar, of course.
By Deb Hopewell, AFAR Contributor
Savusavu Road Momi Bay, Nadi, Fiji
+679 670 7000