The majority of Fiji’s hotels are extremely family-friendly places abuzz with activities like pool volleyball and sandcastle competitions. Couples looking for a more relaxed and intimate ambience will find it at one of these seven hotels. These hotel options have more (or completely) adult-oriented vibes, while still offering land and water activities galore, plus live music and cultural entertainment at night. Check out our picks for the most romantic hotels in Fiji — and get ready to check into your private beachfront bungalow (preferably one with a plunge pool and outdoor shower).
This intimate, all-inclusive resort is for those seeking privacy and Fijian luxury. The fourteen stand-alone units were all built with quality Fijian stone and hardwoods, and all feature luxury amenities, private butlers, golf carts, stunning ocean views from private terraces, and easy access to the beach. Bathrooms are extra large with dual vanity sinks, jetted tubs, and separate walk-in showers. Villas additionally come with fully equipped kitchenettes and private outdoor pools. Days here can be filled with free daily yoga classes (two a day), free non-motorized water sports (snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and catamaran sailing; Jet Skis can be rented), and cultural excursions. Nights consist of dinners in the elegant open-air dining room facing the infinity pool and ocean beyond; flickering candles here in the evening add a romantic vibe. Private dinners can be arranged in a number of areas around the resort, including in rooms. Prepare to spend a pretty penny for the experience, though.
This laid-back but sophisticated adult-only resort is one of the priciest hotels in Fiji, but guests will be rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime getaway. Every angle of the all-inclusive resort faces the stunning turquoise sea with only an occasional boat floating past in the distance. Four of the villas are located along secluded beaches, while the fifth villa is high on a hill. All villas have soaking tubs, plunge pools, espresso machines, and minibars, plus welcome bottles of Moet champagne. The resort hub contains a gorgeous infinity pool adjacent to the restaurant and bar outfitted with chic decor and sexy lounge music (rates include premium food and drink with flexible meal times). A hiking trail leads to Mana's highest elevation point, with unbeatable 360-degree views.
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 an adult-only infinity pool (one of three outdoor pools), a luxury spa with hydrotherapy, free daily yoga, and an excellent 18-hole golf course. Pricey dining options include a formal fine-dining restaurant with a glass show kitchen and extensive wine list. Kama Lounge has attracts a happy hour crowd with live Fijian music, drink specials, and a large outdoor terrace with sunset views. Though the resort receives a lot of families, rooms have romantic balconies with daybeds and stand-alone bathtubs. Guests 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.
In stark contrast to the many family-friendly Fiji hotels, the vibe at the 24-room Lomani Island Resort is one of peaceful relaxation. Lomani is the word for Love in Fijian, and this is one of the few adult-only resorts in Fiji. Its beachfront setting -- alongside the turquoise water of Malolo Bay -- with lots of tall palms and flowering frangipani and hibiscus plants certainly adds to the quiet, romantic atmosphere. Elegant and spacious rooms have ocean views from private patios, and are equipped with flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and iPod docks; some have canopy beds or private outdoor showers. The upscale, poolside restaurant and bar serves a free breakfast and there's live music every night. Most available activities are free, such as sailing, snorkeling, biking, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Oozing with Fijian authenticity, this 34-unit resort along Viti Levu's rugged north coast boasts a spectacular setting far from the tourist hub. It's no surprise then that vantage points from the upper-middle-range Wananavu -- including the restaurant and bar -- are beyond spectacular. The hotel's range of facilities includes an outdoor pool, small spa, and a private beach surrounded by soft coral reefs (this is some of the best scuba diving in Viti Levu). A tennis court and water sports such as kayaking and snorkeling are also available. All rooms are full of charm (though also some wear and tear); most were built floor-to-ceiling in local timber and decorated with colorful Fijian art. Many feel quite cottage-like, featuring a screen door that leads to the furnished wooden deck. Drinking water, French presses, and kettles are included, while minibars offers items like beer, wine, and snacks at reasonable prices. There are no TVs or phones, but rooms have air-conditioning and Wi-Fi is available for a fee.
The mid-range Uprising Beach Resort is a laid-back property situated on a beautiful section of the Coral Coast. There are 23 contemporary villas and bures -- some along the beach -- that have patios and open-air showers (bring the bug spray), while two budget-friendly dorms are available for groups. The lively restaurant and bar uses produce from the vegetable garden, and free breakfast is served daily. Beach volleyball and non-motorized water sports are free, plus guests may get to see one of Fiji's rugby teams (frequent guests) practicing. Note that minor maintenance issues are possible and Wi-Fi is only free during happy hour.
Seclusion and stunning marine life are the highlights at this 25-unit all-inclusive resort on Beqa Island. The upper-middle-range property offers excellent uncaged shark diving, in addition to snorkeling on the soft coral reef and free use of kayaks and stand-up paddleboards in the calm lagoon. Daily cultural activities and entertainment such as hikes, visits to the local village, fire walking, and kava ceremonies keep those on land occupied. Spacious rooms have a traditional Fijian style and some have private plunge pools, but many are showing wear and tear. The restaurant offers well-reviewed cuisine, while Bula Bar serves wine, beer, and cocktails. There's a fee for Wi-Fi but most families and couples come to unplug anyway, hence no TVs or phones.