Nothing says “exotic” like a five-star resort on the Fiji Islands. Whether you’re going on a honeymoon or an anniversary vacation, a five-star Fiji resort is everything you dreamed of in an island vacation – and more.
Turtle Island is an all-inclusive Fiji resort located on Nanuya Levu in the Yasawa Island chain. Like many island resorts, Turtle Island is not your glitzy mainland hotel. Occupants stay in their own private villa, or bure, and contrary to popular opinion, yes, there is running water. Not only that, but these private accommodations seat you in the lap of luxury.
How would you like to wake up and go to bed every day in a spacious suite with high ceilings, beautiful wood floors, an over-size canopy bed, indoor or outdoor shower and hot tub?
You’ll never face a boring moment at Turtle Island, either. With scuba diving, horseback riding, windsurfing, kayaking and hiking to be had at your beck and call, there’s no shortage of fun things to do.
All-inclusive rates come in packages, some of which even offer “free” international airfare. And of course, international dining is included with your rates, as you’ll surely want to sample all the fresh seafood and fruit the island has to offer.
Royal Davui’s villas are more like vacation homes than thatched roof huts. Each villa comes with a private plunge pool (read that, “big enough to jump in, but too small to swim in), airy living room, tiled bathroom with a Jacuzzi and a fridge and bar.
Most packages at the Royal Davui are all-inclusive. Many activities, maid service and meals are part of the deal.
If you’re one of the world’s rich and famous, zip line, water raft and scuba dive with your friends and no one else by renting the entire island – for a whopping $135,000. For a more affordable getaway, couples can stay for around $1,000 per night, depending on the season.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
We’re back to the bures as far as accommodations are concerned at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. But like Turtle Island’s villas, they’re hardly shabby. With spacious living areas and king-size beds ensconced beneath the signature thatched roofs of a South Pacific resort, along with private hot tubs or plunge pools, you’ll have little to complain about.
Reservations at the Jean-Michel Cousteau are partially inclusive. Mixed drinks are excluded as are massage and spa services. However, they do offer a free nanny for child care, so if you’re traveling with small children, it’s something to think about. They also offer family packages that include free activities such as island excursions, snorkeling, tennis and transportation.
Those traveling as a couple or with older children can take advantage of the dive packages if they want to go scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking or sailing. This package also takes care of all your meals and most beverages.