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Introducing Kadavu, Beqa and Vatulele islands
Located to the south of Viti Levu, the Southern Islands comprise Kadavu Island, home to scenic hiking trails and the world famous diving spot of Great Astrolabe Reef; Beqa Island, renowned for Fijian firewalkers as well as scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing at Frigate Passage.
What to do and see
Don't miss Vatulele Island, famous for some of Fiji’s best beaches, limestone caves and ancient rock paintings – just perfect for adventurous couples celebrating a honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday.
On scenic Kadavu Island, hike through dense rainforest, discover breathtaking views from high volcanic peaks and spot colourful native birds, including the colourful Kadavu parrot, the elusive whistling dove, the honeyeater and fantail.
Dive the world famous Great Astrolabe Reef, which stretches for 30km off the northeast coast of Kadavu or surf the reef breaks off Nagigia Island.
At nearby Beqa Island, surf waves at world-famous Frigate Passage, dive Namalata Reef, kayak or dive the turquoise waters of Beqa Lagoon or watch legendary Fijian firewalkers defy hot embers at Dakuni village.
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Where to stay…
The southern islands of Vatulele, Davui, Yanuca and Wakaya offer a huge choice of resort accommodation for couples.
Vatulele Island Resort
Location: Vatulele Island (south of Viti Levu)
Prices: from AUD1915 per room
Description: Choose from a range of traditional Fijian thatched-roofed bures or lodge in the Vale Viqi (Pink House) honeymoon bure, which comes with its own private beach, plunge pool and a unique two-person, face-to-face tub in the middle of the large bathroom. This luxurious resort sits on one of Fiji's best beaches, a gorgeous 1km-long stretch of sugar-white sand, and is a favourite haunt of Hollywood stars. Facilities incl.: Restaurant, bar, laundry service, massage, free Wi-Fi, room service, tennis court and various water sports.
Royal Davui Island Resort
Location: Beqa Island, Royal Davui Island
Prices: from AUD1829 per room
Description: Set on 10 acres of lush tropical landscape, Royal Davui Island Resort offers the ultimate luxury escape. All stunning villas boast a private heated plunge pool and a relaxing spa bath. Top up your tan on the sun deck. The resort features private beach areas and a range of watersports including diving and snorkeling. Guest can indulge in a massage at the spa. Work out in the fitness centre, and then have a relaxing dip in the outdoor pool. All air-conditioned villas offer free WiFi and a twice daily maid service. Boasting stunning sea views, they also offer a dining and lounge area. The bathroom offers bath robes and free toiletries. A daily à la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner are included – choose from a range of local and international cuisines. There is an onsite bar/restaurant, as well as room service. Royal Davui Resort access is by the Pacific Harbour Jetty which is a 2.5-hour drive from Nadi. The resort can arrange your transfers.
The Wakaya Club & Spa
Location: Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Group (east of Viti Levu)
Prices: from AUD2,543 per room
Description: The Wakaya Club & Spa is a luxury private island resort unlike any other in the world. This serene retreat in Fiji offers gracious living, sophisticated cuisine and unparalleled leisure opportunities in one of the most remote and pristine corners of the world.Ten free-standing waterfront Fijian suites or bures. Each bure is a luxurious hideaway located just steps from the Pacific ocean and is designed to indulge you in the beauty of the island while providing every conceivable comfort. Rates include all meals, beverages and 2 dives per day per certified diver. Couples Breeze Spa Retreats, Golf, Tennis, Snorkeling, fitness centre, Village Church and much more to explore on this 2,200 acre private island.
Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say at TripAdvisor about resorts on Vatulele Island –
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