For many travelers, Fiji is the ultimate bucket-list travel destination. The South Pacific archipelago lures with its lush rainforests, secluded beaches, and coral reefs. We flew out several of Oyster’s expert investigators to visit hotels throughout Fiji and determine the best ones for all types of travelers — including those looking to pay top dollar for Fiji’s most decadent resort experiences. Take a look at the top luxury hotels in the Coral Coast and the Mamanuca Islands, 15 miles off the mainland.
Part of the elite Auberge Resorts group, this all-inclusive has 14 villas and suites on three acres of Fiji's Coral Coast. Families and couples can spread out on the beach and infinity pool, or take advantage of water sports, daily yoga, the wellness center, and cultural excursions organized by a standout staff. The spacious units are elegantly designed, equipped with their own decks and sleek bathrooms, plus many have private pools. Guests are also assigned a personal butler and nanny to help with organizing activities and looking after children. The bar and restaurant offers flexible meal times and plenty of options for private dining. Prepare to spend a pretty penny for the experience, though.
This luxurious five-villa Tadrai Island Resort (managed by Hilton) has a stunning natural location in the Mamanucas Islands -- 15 miles off of Fiji's mainland. Opened in 2014, the adult-only hotel attracts honeymooners and couples with big budgets who want a quiet, personalized stay. Rates include memorable meals and beverages at the stylishrestaurant and bar, where guests will be taken care of by a small but doting staff. Villas are well-equipped with minibars, iPads, and plunge pools, plus have stunning ocean vistas. There are a number of free activities such as kayaking, hiking, fishing, snorkeling, sailing, and island excursions -- or guests can simply chill out on the beach with nary a soul in sight.
The 266-room InterContinental is one of the biggest and most luxurious resorts on Fiji's main island, with gorgeous ocean views to boot. Tons of amenities include three outdoor pools, a spa, 24-hour fitness center, yoga, kids' club, and an excellent 18-hole golf course. Though the resort receives a lot of families, rooms have romantic balconies with daybeds and stand-alone bathtubs that appeal particularly to couples. Expect to spend a pretty penny on dining options, though those who upgrade to the club level (some of these units also have private plunge pools) are rewarded with breakfast, afternoon tea, and cocktails at sunset. Downsides include fees for Wi-Fi and non-motorized water sports, plus some rooms are showing a bit of wear and tear.