On top of its wealth of stunning natural beauty, one of the best things about taking a holiday in Fiji is that you are spoilt for choice with the extensive number of hotels and resorts available. Whether you’re interested in large resorts under internationally recognised brands, or smaller boutique places that carry Fiji’s local essence, or if you’re interested in a family holiday, honeymoon, wedding or just simply to get away from it all – Fiji is a place where you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.
Denarau is recognised as one of the most popular tourist hubs in Fiji and as such is home to the largest variety of hotels and resorts. Because it’s located just a quick 20-minute drive from Nadi International Airport, if you’re planning on taking a family holiday, Denarau is probably going to be the best option for you. There are so many different things to do in this place that the kids are undoubtedly going to tire long before it’s time for bed.
Some of the most popular resorts in Denarau include the Radisson Blu, Sheraton Resort and Villas, Westin, Sofitel and Hilton. Each of these locations host their own multitude of different activities, facilities, dining options and room types, and they’re all relatively close to the fun that can be found outside the resort walls. But don’t worry, if family friendly multiplexes with huge pools and play areas aren’t your thing, there are also plenty of boutique and eco-friendly options.
If the extensive resorts of Denarau don’t sound like something that appeals to you or your family, then the Coral Coast may hold better accommodation for you. Not far from Denarau, this place is still really close to all of the local action and activities, but it’s a little less hotel-dense. There are still plenty of large resorts here like the Shangri-La, InterContinental, Outrigger and The Warwick but you’ll also find a few very stunning smaller places that are a little more tuned to the romantic ‘Fiji getaway’ style holiday. One such place is the boutique Hideaway Resort. Right on the water, this place exemplifies everything that is a holiday escape. It’s such a romantic and intimate place that a lot of people even choose to have their weddings on the beach here.
With the Coral Coast and Denarau being two of the most popular accommodation spots for tourists travelling to Fiji, it can often be a little overwhelming having so many people around. If you’re after something a little more intimate, where you’ll find the postcard style scenes of your Fiji dreams, then the outer islands are definitely the place for you. Four of the main resort islands are Mana, Castaway, Plantation and Treasure Islands, with each of them having smaller facilities than their Coral Coast and Denarau counterparts, but still rich in activities and stunning scenery.
Even though this is a relatively small island (part of Fiji’s Mamanuca Island chain), there are a couple of different accommodation options available here. The main resort is the namesake Mana Island Resort and Spa – a magical spot that has a variety of different activities available such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, and of course a world-class spa if you’re wanting some pampering.
You’ll also find a couple of other very good resorts on Mana Island like Tadrai Island Resort Fiji (which is an ‘adults only’ resort) and Ratu Kini Backpackers & Dive Resort.
Technically speaking, Castaway Island is actually called Qalito Island, and Castaway is more the name of the popular resort which makes its home on this little gem in Fiji’s archipelago. Castaway Island resort is one of Fiji’s most popular resorts because of its combination of seclusion and luxury. With everything you need to have an incredible Fijian holiday found on this island, you won’t have the need to go anywhere else. With the Castaway Island resort being part of the Outrigger resort group, you’ll find that the majority of the accommodation here is very high quality. Most of the rooms here are actually luxury thatched-roof bungalows with the more expensive versions being right down on the beachfront. You won’t find television here, but all of the necessary amenities for an awesome holiday are still available – mini-bar, room service and views you’d think you could only ever imagine.
Plantation Island Resort is another place where you won’t have to look any further than your front door to find everything you need for an incredible holiday experience. The resort here has accommodation to suit all sorts of holiday-types. Families can find large rooms with extra bedding options for the kids, while if you’re looking for an intimate holiday, booking a bure (a small wood and straw hut similar to a cabin) for two is just as easy.
When it comes to activities at the Plantation Island Resort, you’re truly spoilt for choice. With all of the usual water activities available, like scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling, there’s going to be something for everyone. But this place also has its very own 9-hole golf-course, water park, bikes for hire, dolphin safari, volleyball, wood carving lessons and traditional cooking classes – it’s truly a one stop wonder for everything you need to enjoy your time in Fiji!
Treasure Island – it’s a truly suiting name for this treasure in the ocean. It’s a relatively small island with just one resort – the Treasure Island Resort – but its beauty far outweighs its size. The resort here is made up of 67 different beachfront bungalows, or bures, with there being different bungalow options for different guest numbers and types. Most of the bungalows offer a king size bed and single bed, as well as options to include roll out beds for children under the age of 12.
The best thing about Treasure Island is that because it’s a self-contained place, there’s so much to do, that no matter if you’re with the family or visiting for a destination wedding, it’s a perfectly well-rounded destination for all.
There are so many different accommodation options in Fiji so regardless of your budget and how many people you’re travelling with, there’s going to be something for you. You’ll find everything in Fiji – dormitories, luxury safari tents, rooms, bures, suites, apartments, private villas with pools, and shared facilities – just get in contact with Hoot Holidays’ Fiji specialists and we’ll organise the perfect accommodation for you!