Hotels in Fiji
The hotels in Fiji that you'll be able to choose from depend on the island you're visiting. On the more remote ones, choices will be limited and often rustic. For the adventurous eco-traveler looking to get away from it all, these guesthouses can be ideal. If your deserted island dream includes Italian linens and soaking tubs, there are more options on Vitu Levu and Vanua Levu. The towns with the most hotels in Fiji are Nadi and Suva, both on Vitu Levu. These popular resort areas have an array of hostels, budget options, and some luxury properties considered among the best hotels in Fiji, including a Sofitel and a Radisson Blu in the Denarau Island development, near Nadi. Off of Vitu Levu's southern coast on private Yanuca Island, you'll find Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa, which tops many lists of the best Fiji hotels. On Vanua Levu, Jean-Michel Cousteau's Fiji Island Resort has 25 bures (thatched bungalows) on 17 acres of grounds. Perhaps not surprisingly given that Jean-Michel is Jacques' son, the resort also has a full-time marine biologist who is happy to share tips on what to do in Fiji, at least below the sea.
Popular with honeymooners, this family-owned resort is the only hotel on 240-acre Matangi Island. Overlooking a white-sand beach, the 11 private bures (thatched-roof bungalows) contain hand-hewn wooden beams and sheer white bed canopies, surrounded by tropical flowers.
An eight-acre gumdrop of an island has been turned into the Royal Davui Island Resort by the Southwicks, a fifth-generation Fijian family who also operate a commercial fishing fleet in the area—hence, the sashimi of yellowfin tuna on the dinner menu.
Why It’s Unique: Maravu, which sits on Fiji’s 168-square-mile Taveuni Island, features a treehouse built in an ancient rain tree with sweeping views of the turquoise-tinged South Pacific, as well as interior comforts like leather and palm-wood furniture and an outdoor courtyard w
Nestled in greenery on the shores of Fiji’s Beqa Island (40 minutes by boat from Viti Levu), this all-villa property caters to honeymooners as well as families looking to unwind in the South Pacific.
The 10 spacious bures (thatched-roof cottages) sit on a private 2,200-acre island.
Austrian entrepreneur Dietrich Mateschitz—CEO of Red Bull—is the force behind the new Laucala Island, a 3,000-acre private getaway that was previously owned by business tycoon Malcolm Forbes.
The 13-acre Dolphin Island is the domain of Alex Van Heeren, who also owns New Zealand’s lavish Huka Lodge. The rustic-chic Fijian hideaway can host only a single party of up to four people at a time.
What to Expect: Located in an estuary along the Coral Coast of the main Fijian island of Viti Levu, 26-acre, palm-covered Likuri Island caters to intrepid party-loving travelers, with basic dormitories and small private thatched-roofed bures, or huts.
In 1980, American media tycoon Richard Evanson turned his private Fijian island into this tiny, luxurious resort.
Located on the northwestern coast of Malolo Island, this adults-only resort makes full use of the surrounding coral-reef lagoon with its over-water and beachfront bures (thatched-roof bungalows).
Fijians are known for their fine-tuned sense of hospitality, and indeed, the Koro Sun resort makes guests feel very much at home.
Navutu Stars is an intimate, 20-capacity resort built along three bays on the Yasawa Islands.
Surrounded by tropical gardens, this beachfront property is part of a resort complex that also includes the Sheraton Fiji Resort and Sheraton Denarau Villas.