Beqa Lagoon Resort
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. Tiki torches and fragrant flowers line the perimeter of the nearly 10-acre resort, while a new spa and newly renovated bures (or villas) lure travelers who prefer modern amenities (Wi-Fi; air-conditioning) to complement their remote island escape. During the day, vacationing urbanites unwind in private plunge pools or surf the infamous Fiji Pipeline on the island’s southwestern barrier reef, but the property’s location, just a few feet from one of the most distinctive and robust underwater barrier reefs in the South Pacific, means that just as often, swimsuit-clad visitors are below the aquamarine surface, exploring underwater shipwrecks and ribbons of coral lagoon. Don’t just look to the water, however—birding tours and kayak trips mean that you’ll also have the opportunity to spot golden and orange doves, collared lories, and bright scarlet blue parrots.