Expect endless pools, fine-dining restaurants and an 18-hole golf course at these resorts on Fiji’s western coast.
Sitting just north of popular Nadi, Denarau Island offers a cluster of high-end resorts, complete with palm trees and oceanfront views. From here, hop on the Denarau ferry to explore the surrounding islands, or book a private boat tour for a day trip on the Fijian waters. You are in a Pacific paradise, after all.
With two- and three-bedroom beachfront villas available, Sheraton Denarau Villas is ideal for those travelling in larger groups. All of the beautifully appointed rooms have views of the sea, garden or pool, but head to the swim-up cocktail bar, Wet Edge, for a tipple at sunset. When you’re not swimming in the sea or one of the on-site pools, pop next door for a round of golf at the Denarau Golf and Racquet Club.
Sitting pretty on more than 2km (1mi) of private beach, the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa will appeal to the fly-and-flop brigade. Seven on-site pools only broaden your lounging options. Book in for a Fijian massage at the in-house spa before dining on local crab at the lantern-lit Nuku Restaurant. Opt for a beachfront room, if you can, for stunning sunset views and deep soaking tubs.
Just a three-minute walk from the Denarau ferry terminal, the Palms Denarau Fiji is close to all the action but far enough away to feel like a private oasis. Choose between a hotel-style guest room or a one-, two- or three-bedroom apartment, complete with a full kitchen and living space, perfect for larger groups. Ask the friendly team to organise a boat trip for you around the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands – the best way to experience the island is by sea.
Nestled in a quiet part of Nadi Bay, the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa Hotel sits among 11ha (26 acres) of lush gardens, creating a serene atmosphere. Each of the 296 rooms faces the sea, so no matter which one you opt for, you’ll be greeted with a shimmering backdrop. Upgrade for complimentary spa access, personal butler service and the use of a jet-ski. Drop the kids off at the Niu Beach Club and indulge in some self-care at the spa.
Within a 20-minute ride from Nadi International Airport, you’ll find yourself on a palm-fringed beach at the Sheraton Fiji Resort. It’s perfect for families, with its vibrant kids’ programme and many water sports, including surfing, kayaking and sailing. When peckish, Ports O’Call is an excellent fine-dining option on the island, or if you’re after something more laid-back, dine al fresco at Vai Restaurant & Bar.
The Westin Denarau Island Resort and Spa prioritises two things: wellness and golf. The spa here is one of the best in Fiji, with an extensive menu set to a tranquil backdrop – the Fijian Bobo massage is our pick of the bunch. Otherwise, make the most of the 18-hole championship golf course on your doorstep. Rooms are modern with beamed ceilings – opt for the spa suite for a four-poster canopy bed and private plunge pool.