WHERE ARE THE BEST BEACHES IN FIJI?
Without a doubt, Fiji is home to some of the most idyllic and beautiful beaches in the world. With so many different resorts and so much geographic diversity among Fiji’s 333 islands, how do you make sure you get the ultimate beach experience that you are looking for?
The good news is, in Fiji you are only a short boat ride or quick helicopter flight away from a pristine virgin beach that no one knows about. In fact, many of the beaches that are pictured on those glorious postcards and screensavers are found in the Mamanuca or Yasawa island groups, which are very close to the main island of Viti Levu. These islands contain lush, soft, white sands, crystal clear water and snorkel-perfect reefs. If you are staying on the big island of Viti Levu, there are several day cruises and helicopter tours that will take you to these beautiful islands. However, nothing beats staying at an island resort. However, if you want to make sure that the picture perfect beach that you have always dreamed of is right at your doorstep when you wake up in the morning, we have listed a few of the very best beach resorts below.
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES…
The beachfront bures and suites at Yasawa Island Resort and Spa, located on the northernmost island in the Yasawa chain, face one of the most breathtaking stretches of sand in Fiji. In addition to the amazing beach that the resort’s bures are located on, there are actually 11 secluded beaches that the resort will take you to making sure that you have ample privacy and seclusion (even from the only 30 or so other resort guests). One of these beaches was actually ranked as 4th best beach in the world in 2010.
Vomo Island Resort actually lays claim to two islands, Vomo and Vomo Lailai (“Little Vomo”), the resort’s private, deserted island. The beaches on both islands can be enjoyed with any tide and feature some of the best snorkeling in the South Pacific. Specifically, the western beach on Vomo Island is among the best you will ever find. These two islands are considered part of the Yasawa chain, but are really in between the two island groups.
Castaway Island (officially named Qalito Island) gets its nickname from its sole occupant, Castaway Island Resort. The resort has been building a loyal clientele for almost 40 years and offers some of the best beachfront and scuba diving in Fiji. The island is encircled by amazing white sand beaches and gorgeous coral reefs. You can walk right off the beach with a snorkel and immediately be amazed. You can also visit the island and enjoy the resort’s facilities through a daytrip via catamaran or helicopter from the mainland.
Malolo Island has some of the deepest and softest sand in the world. Both Malolo Island Resort and Likuliku Lagoon Resort are located here, giving you access to these beautiful beaches and aqua marine waters. This gem of an island is an excellent place to snorkel, scuba dive or just relax in a hammock in between the many palm trees. Malolo Island Resort is known for its excellent beach bar as well.
Liku Beach, meaning “sunset beach” in Fijian is a 3,000 foot stretch of white sand, which faces west providing some of the best sunsets you will ever witness. From the middle of the beach, you can climb the steps to Tokoriki Island Resort, which makes its home a perch this spectacular natural beauty. The lagoon and coral reefs in front of the resort make it the perfect place to kayak, explore, paddleboard and snorkel. There is also one of the best diving operations in Fiji located here.
Across from Tokoriki Island is Monuriki (also called Mondriki) is the actual island made famous by the Tom Hanks movie “Castaway.” There are no resorts on this secluded island, but a few of the nearby resorts featured above will drop you off at this deserted paradise or allow you to take a jet ski over to explore the caves, sunbathe, snorkel or have a secluded champagne picnic for a few hours.
Other Great Beaches in Fiji
Outside the concentration of award winning beaches of the Mamancuas and Yasawas, there are prized beaches tucked away all over Fiji.
Below are some of the best of the rest…
Located on the Coral Coast of the main island of Viti Levu, Natadola Beach is Fiji’s answer to those who want a world-class beach without leaving the mainland. It is the exception to the rule that the beaches on the large island are not as good as the outer islands. The bay with its golden sands and many reefs is the perfect place to while away the day or pursue a more active endeavor. It also makes a great home base if you want to explore the villages, mountains and interior of the island. href=”/resorts/intercontinental/” class=”text link”>The InterContinental Golf Resort & Spa is the best way to experience this fine beach, which was recently voted one of the world’s top 10 beaches.
The private island of Wakaya contains more than just one of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts in the world. It also boasts more than 30 beaches that live up to the island’s reputation. The Wakaya Club and Spa prides itself on preserving the island’s undisturbed natural beauty. Each of the beaches is lined with picturesque palm trees and its lagoons and reefs provide countless opportunities for watersports.
Near the island of Taveuni is Qamea (pronounced Gah-may-uh). Here in front of the lavish Qamea Resort and Spa is a kilometer of private, white sand beach that will leave you breathless. The beach is known as the one of the most spectacular beaches in Fiji’s northern island group. Each of the resort’s bures open up to this sunset facing natural wonder. You can walk right off the beach and start enjoying some of the best snorkeling in the world. After a morning at the beach, feel free to explore the 100 acres of lush tropical rainforest and volcanic peaks located on the island.
This list is by no means all-inclusive of the best beaches in Fiji. But, it definitely provides a short guide to some of the most incredible beaches around. Even the most staunch beach connoisseur is sure to be pleased with any one of these. If you need even more inspiration, try the small, but gorgeous, beach at Namale Resort & Spa, as well as the many beaches on Laucala Island. The list could go on as there are definitely too many to mention them all.
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