Travel to Fiji may be on the cards for later this year. And as Gladys Berejicklian has commented, those in NSW may be jetting off to Fiji before going over the Queensland border.
Who could say no to powdery white sand, the lapping turquoise waters and the ever friendly sounds of “Bula Vinaka”?
When the restrictions ease, it will be an ideal time to visit this land of swaying palms and fire dances because the crowds from the rest of the world will be yet to descend..
First Class has hand-picked some of Fiji’s most luxurious resorts for you to dream about and soon that dream may just turn into a reality.
Multi award winning Likuliku Lagoon Resort on Malola Island
This lagoon resort is a haven for adults and access is reserved exclusively for in resident guests. Oh save me from the masses! The bures are your authentic Tahitian style over the water bures set on a natural lagoon and surrounded by a protected marine sanctuary.
Likuliku embodies the tradition of Fiji in its mix of natural materials including hand woven thatched ceilings. Looking like an authentic Fijian village when viewed from the water there are also more modern features in the room such as DVD players, air-conditioning and king sized beds.
Every Friday night is a traditional Meke dance followed by a Lovo feast and on Monday nights one can join in the kava ceremony.
Activities include stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling and diving and long romantic walks.
Laucala Island offering 1,400 hectares of exclusive seclusion and graceful hospitality
3200 acres and 370 staff means plenty of social distancing available. This private island resort offers a fairy tale setting of swaying coconut palms, white sandy beaches and lush green mountains.
There are 25 over-sized villas set in dramatic locations around the island.
Activities abound with an 18 hole championship golf course, horse riding, jet skis, world class diving and snorkelling, yoga instructors, game fishing, decadent Spa and cultural evenings.
If you’re not one for small planes, the Six Senses Fiji is for you. Just a 35 minute speedboat ride from Denarau , you can put your flying fears to rest. Situated on 120 acres of Malolo Island, the resort offers a private beach and reef, a yoga pavilion, gym, outdoor cinema, five restaurants, an ice creamery and a spa. Wow. Can we take a breath now!
Like most of the luxury resorts in Fiji, Six Senses combines traditional Fijian design with the mod cons of a five star resort. There are beachfront pool villas each with a private pool and unrivalled views of the beach.
Yet what Six Senses is truly renowned for is their spa. It is hidden in dense jungle and overflows with traditional and aromatherapy inspired treatments. There are also private yoga sessions and meditation.
We all love to contribute to the environment and here one can help via coral planting.
Kokomo is the passion project of Lang Walker AO. This secluded private island sweeps across 140 acres and lounges next to the Great Astrolabe Reef which is the fourth largest reef in the world. Here you can enjoy scuba, snorkelling, fishing and eve outer reef surfing.
Decadence is found in the owner’s beachfront residence but the expansive hilltop Luxury Residences and the beach-side villas aren’t too bad either. Each features its own infinity pool and private walled garden.
Swoop in on a seaplane or a helicopter and enjoy a dine in villa, a free nanny service and a truly fancy kids club.
A secluded oasis, encircled by the famous Great Astrolabe Reef and located on the edge of the Celestial Kadavu Island Group. Kokomo Island is approximately 45 minutes flight from Nadi International Airport and only 25 minutes South of Suva airport, on mainland Fiji.
There are just sixteen villas at this adult’s only paradise. Each villa offers the mandatory private pool, sundeck and spa bath. Besides the crystal waters, ivory white sand and being on a private island Royal Davui boasts a freshly baked loaf of banana bread on arrival. Yum. Also included are sunset canapes, evening entertainment, a weekly barbecue on the beach, a kava ceremony, certain activities and non-motorised water sports.
The pick of the accommodation is the Royal Davui Pool suite with 360 degree lagoon views and a divine outdoor deck.
Take a dip in your heated plunge pool whilst surveying the other inhabitants such as the local dolphins and sea turtles which will swim over the reef. The scent of frangipani and other island perfumes waft in from your private garden which surrounds each villa.
No matter which property you choose to stay at you will experience the absolute ultimate in paradise.
For more inspiration or to start planning your next holiday, talk to your personal travel manager. You can find one near you here.