|Soft Corals and White Sand Beaches in Paradise
Sunny, unique and unspoilt, the Fijian islands are one thousand miles of pristine white sand beaches, fabulous coral gardens, dramatic drop offs and crystal blue lagoons. Situated between Hawaii and New Zealand, the Fiji archipelago consists of over 300 islands.The international airport is located in Nadi, on the main island of Viti Levu. Nadi is where most visitors hear their first BULA. A 10 minute ride from the International Airport is Nadi town, the focal point for many of Fiji’s best known hotels and resorts and a gateway to cruises and boating activities. Nadi is a convenient stepping off point to explore Taveuni, Vanua Levu and the nearby Mamanuca and Yasawa Island Groups.
Qamea Beach Resort & Spa – Off shore and a boat ride away from Taveuni, the jewel of Fiji’s northern islands, the atmosphere at Qamea Resort is intimate. It can accommodate a maximum of 36 adults (16 years of age or older) with 11 beachfront bures, 1 honeymoon villa, 2 honeymoon bures, 2 premium villas and 1 two-bedroom premium villa all nestled among swaying coconut palms and lush tropical gardens. All accommodations are beachfront with sweeping views of the ocean and sunsets. Qamea’s fully PADI and SSI accredited dive operation features such world-class dive sites as the Purple Wall, Qamea Freeway and more. Most of the dive sites are within ten minutes of the resort, so you will not waste valuable holiday time on a dive boat. They also offer charter dives to the White Wall and Rainbow Reef in the Somosomo Straights and to the Yellow Wall. Nitrox is availble!
Paradise Taveuni – is a Fiji scuba diving dream. Minutes from pristine reefs and diving directly from the resort marina or via dive boat, experience silt free, crystal clear water giving visibility of 100 feet plus! Paradise Taveuni offers 17 Fijian style accomodations, each with both indoor and outdoor showers, a king size bed in the private bedroom and spacious lounge room. If the gorgeous horizon edge swimming pool doesn’t tempt you, there are many activities to try. Spectacular snorkeling is available from the resort’s private marina, as well as kayaking and safe ocean swimming. Full service Dive Center takes care of all the little details and allows you to dive stress-free. Guided tours of Taveuni, hiking, bird watching, village visits, waterfall trips, beach drop-offs and fishing are also available.
Wananavu Beach Resort - Situated on Fiji’s main island at Viti Levu’s most Northern point – 2 1/4 hours drive from Nadi Airport, Wananavu Beach Resort offers you the feel of an island paradise with the convenience of the mainland. Wananavu Beach Resort has 31 deluxe bures situated on the palm-fringed ocean or amongst the lush tropical gardens, with spectacular reef and sunset views. There’s always something for everyone; diving, cultural activities, picnics to secluded beaches, village tours, snorkelling, fishing, kayaking or just lying by the pool with a book and a cocktail.
Lalati Resort & Spa -The magic and mystery of Beqa Island and Beqa Lagoon is captured at Lalati Resort and Spa. Romantic, all inclusive, and poised on a cobalt bay, Lalati Resort is your getaway for an all inclusive honeymoon, Fiji beach wedding, or intimate Fiji dive vacation. Beqa Lagoon diving is captivating. Surrounded by one of the world’s largest barrier reefs, it pops up on lists all over – including the top 10 dive destinations in the world, and one of the “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” Surrounded by over 190 miles of hard and soft coral reefs, this amazing living aquarium delights both novice and seasoned diver alike. Visibility lies between 60-100 feet, with warm tropical water temperatures a consistent 79ºF/26ºC year round. Your expert dive guides typical Fijian warmth and delightful humor, combined with Lalati’s intimate size, epitomizes the personalized experience you get on each and every dive trip.
Beqa Lagoon Resort - To the south of Viti Levu, less than an hour’s boat ride away is Beqa Island, home to Beqa Lagoon Resort. Here you can achieve some of the famed South Pacific paradise atmosphere without visiting the outer islands. The resort is centred around a large lawn, decorated with tropical plants, and features a large beachside swimming pool with views over Beqa Lagoon. There are 12 Beachfront bures including a Honeymoon bure, you can expect your own private courtyard, plunge pool and hammock area to drink in your unrestricted seaview. There are also 9 Garden bures built around a delightful koi fish pond and 4 Twin-bedroom Garden bures. Besides daily boat dives, there is unlimited shore diving as well as the option to go on an exhilarating shark feeding dive.
Garden Island Resort – An intimate oceanfront property on Taveuni Island with commanding views of Somosomo Strait and the island of Vanua Levu. Their fabulously friendly staff have been part of Garden Island Resort for many years. There are 30 beautiful air-conditioned guest rooms that have been fitted to provide the utmost in comfort for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
Dive Kadavu Matana Beach Resort – Boasts guaranteed pelagic action! Sharks, dolphins, walls and caves with a splash of tiny criters, schools of fish and warm clear waer. Located only ten minutes by scenic boat ride from Vunisea airport, yet with no cars, no traffic, no shops and a beautiful white sandy beach just steps away from your bure. With just 10 bures, accommodating a maximum of 24 guests at any one time, this is just the place to chill out and enjoy the nature. Dive Kadavu has over 40 exclusive dive sites to choose from and most are only a 10 – 15 minutes boat ride away. This is the easiest and most enjoyable diving you can imagine. Diving in these clear waters with abundant marine life, brilliantly coloured soft and hard coral and endless swimthroughs is a dream come true.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort – This award winning five star resort is one of the most renowned vacation destinations in the South Pacific. Located on the island of Vanua Levu on 17 acres of a coconut plantation, the accommodations overlook the peaceful waters of Savusavu Bay. Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the 17-acre resort features 25 spacious bures. Built of local timbers, these traditional thatched Fijian bungalows provide privacy, comfort and personalized service. Each bure features rattan furnishings, king-size bed with custom-made mattress, small sitting area with desk, wooden louvered windows, overhead fan, and private deck with garden or ocean views.
Tokoriki Island Resort – Located on the Western side of the island, Tokoriki is the northern most island in the Mamanuca group and borders the famous Yasawa Islands. A 15 minute helicopter or seaplane ride from Nadi International Airport makes it easy to connect directly to the island from most international flight arrivals. The resort is situated on 160 acres of land and consists of only 34 guest bures and villas.
Vatulele Island Resort - Considered one of Fiji’s elite properties, Vatulele enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s finest resorts. Located on one of the southern islands of the Fijian group, Vatulele is as romantic as any island can be. With its long stretch of white sand beaches this all-inclusive resort leaves nothing to the imagination. Vatulele has 17 bures all of which are mere steps from the beach.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort – Fiji’s first resort with overwater bungalows. Likuliku Lagoon Resort, for couples only, has 10 private luxurious overwater bungalows and 35 beach bungalows, some with private plunge pools. Located on Malolo Island in the Mamanuca Group, access is via private speedboat, seaplane, fast catamaran or helicopter direct to the Resort’s own helipad.
Nukubati Island Resort - Nukubati is a small luxury private island situated inside the Great Sea Reef, off the north coast of Vanua Levu. From the thrill of arriving in a seaplane, to sailing in unchartered waters and to scuba diving where no one else has ever been, Nukubati provides plenty of the adventure that the South Pacific is renowned for. This resort offers four spacious beachside bungalow suites and three deluxe honeymoon bures, all decorated in a style reminiscent of Fiji’s gracious colonial past.
Matangi Island Resort – Set on a 240 acre private island, Matangi Island Resort offers gorgeous beaches, tropical rainforests, and some of the world’s best scuba diving sites. This small luxury resort has 11 individual beachfront and ocean view bungalows, and three Tree House bures overlooking the beach and ocean. All accommodations are handcrafted from local materials including bamboo, coconut palm thatch, and local hardwoods.
Castaway Island Resort – The island’s 174 acres are covered with lush tropical vegetation, surrounded by white sand beaches and encircled by vibrant coral reefs. Castaway offers 66 spacious, traditionally thatched Fijian style bures with a choice of beach front, ocean view or island location. All bures feature one king size bed and most include two additional twin beds, comfortably sleeping up to four people. Castaway sits on Qalito, a small reef-fringed island in the Mamanuca Group, not far from the main island of Viti Levu.
First Landing Beach Resort - A 15 minute ride from Nadi International Airport, First Landing is a great place for families or couples wanting to relax in luxury and privacy while staying in paradise. With just 32 spacious bures, one magnificent villa, and three new Garden Villas you will never feel crowded. All bures have high ceiling, polished hardwood floors, designer furnishings, private verandas, and air conditioning. A new addition in 2005; 18 Beachfront Spa Bures, all with private spa bath and a “secret” window for ocean views. First Landing has one of the South Pacific’s best restaurants, winning Gold and Silver medals at the annual Chefs Competition.
Waidroka Bay Resort – The perfect combination of pure relaxation and exhilarating action, Waidroka Bay Resort offers mind-blowing Surfing at Frigates Passage and many other breaks like famous Pipe or Serua Rights, world class Diving at the famous Bega Lagoon & Reef, as well as shark diving, Game- & Sport Fishing, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Rainforest-Trekking and all that is expected of a Fijian oceanfront adventurer paradise.
Tui Tai – Offering 3 – 5 night adventure cruises, this 140 foot motor sailer features air-conditioned dorm-style sleeping for up to 28 and includes all sorts of activities; mountain biking, sea kayaking, fishing, hiking, visiting remote villages and more!
Coconut Grove Beachfront Cottages - A small, intimate resort on the island of Taveuni, situated on the ocean on a private white sand beach. Surrounded by mango trees and coconut palms, an ideal setting for diving, snorkeling, bird watching and nature walks. With just three bungalows you are assured a very private holiday.
Blue Lagoon Cruises - You’ll cruise in luxury and dive in paradise on the 160’ Nanuya Princess, the 184′ Mystique Princess, or the 200′ Fiji Princess. These ships tie in with West-Side Watersports to use smaller boats to explore the tranquil Yasawa Islands.
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