Six Senses Fiji
Six Senses Fiji
Why we love it: forget that desert-island feeling! Six Senses delivers a dreamy tropical experience grounded in adventure, community and sustainable practices
- Fiji’s largest solar microgrid produces 100% of the resort’s energy and uses Tesla batteries
- Experiences ranging from skydiving to night SUP, underwater cleanups and Fijian language classes
- Customized wellness packages and local bobo massage with herbal poultices
The review: Fiji attracts romantics and thrill-seekers alike — and the Six Senses appeals to both. It sits on Malolo island in the Mamanucas, an archipelago renowned for sweet surf breaks and some of the world’s most diverse coral reefs, as well as a filming location for Survivor and the classic Tom Hanks film Cast Away. So brace yourself for postcard-perfect moments kayaking and swimming in turquoise waters, then maybe a hike and yoga… or just lounging on a beach white as confectioner’s sugar. Six Senses also offers classes on Fijian arts like wood-carving and spear-making.
About an hour from Nadi International Airport, palms and native baka trees shade 120-acres of lush jungle, lining a dreamy beach studded by 24 luxe villas. Each has teak interiors with vaulted ceilings and traditional carvings, plus moody photography of Fijian villagers and warriors. All have pools and outdoor rain showers, which drain into worm-powered septic tanks.
The restaurant Toveolea serves traditional breakfasts, but incorporates more Pacific flavors later in the day. Expect coconut cream ceviche and roast chicken in tamarind sauce. Guests can also snack by the pool or hit the outdoor pizzeria or RaRa on the terrace for pan-Asian fare. Many vegetables are grown organically on-site.
Other highlights include the open-air cinema, private marinas and heated shell massages in the spa. The resort also has a club for kids, open daily and also three nights a week. Like what you experience and want to double-down? Six Senses has 60 residential villas.