Bula, everyone! I have just returned from my trip to Fiji. I’m still blown away by my experience and I thought I would share it with you!
Namale Resort & Spa
I started my adventure at Namale Resort, a boutique luxury resort spanning over acres of lush and beautifully manicured gardens, which I recently learned started out as a coconut plantation.
Namale Resort is Fiji’s only true all-inclusive resort; from the moment you arrive on the island of Savusavu, everything is taken care of, including transfers, accommodations, meals, all beverages (including alcohol), and daily activities.
Whether you are looking to spend your time in pure relaxation or be more adventurous, Namale is a place that has it all. If you do get the chance to come and experience this amazing place, I would highly recommend a spa treatment—truly one of the best 1.5 hours of my life!
My 1-bedroom villa at Namale Resort
Dining at Namale Resort. I wish I had this view every day!
Savasi Island Resort
I then travelled next door to Savasi Island Resort. With just 7 villas tucked into dense tropical gardens, each with their own private pool, Savasi Island Resort provides uncompromised privacy. Being a family-friendly resort, this allows families to truly feel like they have stepped into their own home away from home.
Like Namale, Savasi Island also offers a range of unique activities so there is certainly plenty to keep you busy. The resort recently added a helicopter, so you can now enjoy scenic heli rides around the island, or even do a rockstar VIP transfer to the resort. Sign me up, I say!
Private pool at Savasi Island Resort
Dining at Savasi Island Resort. Love those Fiji sunsets!
Matangi Private Island Resort
Finally, I made my way over to Matangi Private Island Resort. The only way to get here is via a boat transfer from Taveuni Island, so when you arrive at Matangi, you really do feel like you’ve stepped into an intimate hideaway. Especially since it’s the only resort on the island!
While you can’t go wrong with any of the room categories here, their Treehouses are what childhood dreams are made of. Set in the trees and surrounded by lush gardens, yet still steps from the beach, there is no better place to enjoy a cocktail and take in the view from your own secluded verandah.
A Horseshoe Bay picnic is a must do for anyone traveling to Matangi! The resort will pack you a picnic basket and transfer you by boat to Horseshoe Bay, which is situated on the untouched western coast of the island. (This secluded bay is listed in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.) Here, you can spend the day on the beach with your own waterfront bure containing snorkeling gear, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and a day bed. I did an island hike with views of Horseshoe Bay and it was unbelievably beautiful!
Matangi Treehouse surrounded by tropical forest
Gorgeous, untouched beaches at Matangi
Hiking with views of Horseshoe Bay
While all the resorts have their own unique features, the one thing that is universal in Fiji, and my favorite part about my time there, is the friendliness of the people. Fijians have a welcoming smile that is absolutely infectious. Wherever you go in Fiji, you really will feel like you have become part of the family. The only thing you’ll be upset about is leaving!
Thinking of heading to Fiji? Use our trip planner to browse Fiji travel packages, or give me a call at (312) 951-8517 and be sure to ask for Vanessa! I would love to chat more about my travels in Fiji and help you plan your own trip!