Have you ever dreamt about swooping in by helicopter to a romantic South Pacific island hideaway? To a place where the sunsets pop out of the sky in technicolour splendour and the lagoon is so blue it looks better than the brochure? This is the kind of dream Bora Bora in French Polynesia has long held the crown for but there’s a serious challenger on the block. Likuliku Lagoon Resort Fiji has an allure of its own.
Why go to Likuliku Lagoon Resort?
A few years ago Likuliku Lagoon Resort built Fiji’s first overwater bungalows.
Since then, the resort has established a loyal following.
It’s the kind of place you’d choose to escape to get away and enjoy friendly service and great food.
Is Likuliku rustic or luxe?
Think low-key luxury. Likuliku lagoon resort has 45 thatched bures on land and over water.
The layout is similar to a traditional Fijian village, only you’re living in the lap of luxury.
The main building resembles a Fijian canoe house and has soaring ceilings and hand-woven thatched roofs.
What about the rooms?
The 10 over-water bungalows are drool-worthy. They are right there in the lagoon and the view from your bathtub is worth paying extra for.
Like the other bures, the over-water ones are kitted out with everything you’d expect in a luxury city pad, such as comfy king-sized beds, flat screen televisions, air-conditioning, music systems, phones, high-quality Pure Fiji bathroom products and free WiFi.
These amenities are complimented by nice homely touches such as bottles of Fiji water, freshly baked cookies and a sarong for lounging on the spacious deck.
The over water bungalows are lovely but I prefer the deluxe beachfront bures, which are right on the beach. They also have plunge pools, outdoor showers and daybeds.
What about the food?
The main restaurant has lovely lagoon views and dining outdoors is very romantic. The daily changing menu is both sophisticated and tropical.
It has Asian influences focusing on fresh seafood, tropical fruit and healthy eating. The resort grows vegetables and herbs.
Think sake-glazed heirloom vegetables, apple-infused cous cous and roast pumpkin salad. The poached mud crab omelette with chilli papaya relish is a favourite for breakfast.
What do I do with the kids?
Sorry, Likuliku Lagoon Resort is an adults-only resort and children aren’t allowed. You might want to consider leaving your teenagers at Malolo Island Resort, which is on the same island and has excellent facilities for children.
It sounds lovely but will I be bored?
You definitely won’t be bored at Likuliku Lagoon Resort. The menu of active pursuits includes windsurfing, fishing and kayaking. Snorkelling or diving tours are fabulous.
Mondriki Island is the place where Tom Hanks was washed away in the movie “Cast Away”.
You can either get there by boat or jet ski. There are bush walks and nature trails. Visiting a Yaro or Solevu village is a great way to experience Fijian culture and explore ancient sites.
It’s a good base for snorkelling and diving tours. If you’re a keen diver, you might want to try diving with sharks. This Fiji island paradise is also a great spot for deep sea fishing.
Does Likuliku Lagoon Resort have a spa?
Of course! Tatadra Spa has a range of treatments and experienced therapists who use Pure Fuji products.
Christina Pfeiffer was a guest of Likuliku Lagoon Resort.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort and Spa is an adults-only luxury escape in Fiji. Book an overwater bungalow for a treat. There’s plenty to see and do in Fiji and Likuliku is well positioned near the main island.
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