Photo courtesy of Likuliku Lagoon Resort / Hamilton Lund Photography
Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Likuliku Lagoon Resort was the first in Fiji to introduce overwater bures (traditional “huts” made of wood and straw) and while a few more have popped up over the years, this adults-only, all-inclusive property on Malolo Island, about 15 miles west of Viti Levu, continues to set the standard for romantic luxury. Couples who spring for one of the 10 overwater bures, accessed by a long wooden walkway over a pristine lagoon, can enjoy views over this marine reserve from their deck or oversized soaking tub in the separate bathing pavilion – or at night, when fish are drawn to the lights under the hut that are visible through glass panels inset in the floor. Back on the beach and closer to the restaurant and two bars (one on a small island in the lagoon), there are 35 beachfront bures, including 18 split-level “deluxe” bures that feature private plunge pools adjacent to a deck with daybeds, and a secluded courtyard with outdoor shower. Activities like snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and sailing are complimentary; the resort will also arrange for diving and fishing trips, island-hopping tours, sunset cruises, and other cultural tours.
By Deb Hopewell, AFAR Contributor
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Find Fiji's only over-the-water bungalows and indulge in a sumptuous spa
The dreamy tropical ocean views are everywhere, from your bed and out the window, your bathroom, private deck and even straight through glass viewing in your floor. This adults-only resort takes quiet relaxation to another level, particularly if you get pampered at the Tatadra Spa, where you can get traditional to local therapies with more sea or forest views to calm the soul. An Australian chef insures your belly will become as content as your soul with plenty of international fare inspired by the local bounty from shellfish to tropical fruits. The resort also prides itself on being eco-friendly including protecting its own waters from fishing, so the environment is alive and well.
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