The Best Hotels in Savusavu, Fiji

Snorkel straight from your bedside at a spacious retreat
Snorkel straight from your bedside at a spacious retreat | Courtesy of Koro Sun Resort / Expedia
Laura Hampson

Set on the southern coast of Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island, Savusavu is the place to discover the quieter, less touristy side of the Pacific nation. When you’re not sampling local fare at the abundant restaurants, retreat to one of these luxury resorts hugging the Hibiscus Highway.

1. Daku Resort

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Daku Resort
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Billed as “resort life without resort prices,” Daku is a hidden treasure in Savusavu. The villas are particularly stunning. Both Villa Hazel and the Infinity Villa offer private pools with panoramas through the palm trees across the shimmering bay. Larger groups should opt for the Pool House, which can sleep up to eight people and is plonked just beside the main pool.

2. SigaSiga Sands Boutique Resort

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SigaSiga Sands Boutique Resort
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Sitting pretty on one of Savusavu’s best beaches, SigaSiga Sands is made up of spacious oceanfront bungalows. The Seahorse Bungalow claims the patch closest to the beach, for those who like to fall asleep to the sound of lapping waves. The resort also has a made-to-order menu peppered with Indo-Fijian delights like fish lolo and kava, a traditional root drink.

3. Namale Resort and Spa

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A private deck with dinning area, sun loungers and plunge pool looks out over the ocean.
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Set among 525 acres (212ha) of lush tropical flora and fauna, Namale Resort and Spa is a luxury all-inclusive, adults-only escape. It counts Edward Norton and Russell Crowe among its fans – and it’s not hard to see why. Designed in tandem with the surrounding nature, large windows make for light, airy villas, enhanced by bamboo four-poster beds, jacuzzis and private infinity pools. If you can pull yourself away from the room, there’s a beautiful spa, a gym with a basketball court and a bowling alley to enjoy, too.

4. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort

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A private deck with covered area looks over a palm tree-dotted lawn to the beach and ocean beyond.
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The brainchild of French oceanographic explorer, Jean-Michel Cousteau (the son of scuba-pioneer Jacques Cousteau), this monikered luxury resort is renowned for its on-site dive centre. Here, you can dive the world-class Namena Marine Reserve sites, teeming with barracuda, trevalis and sharks. You can also become a certified diver with the three-day PADI course. The resort is naturally eco-friendly, too, with most of its food sourced from the organic garden. A highlight is the weekly Fijian lovo feast.

5. Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Resort

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Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Resort
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With three luxe villas wedged between a tropical rainforest and the Pacific Ocean, Emaho Sekawa Resort was made for romance. Incredibly private and spacious, two villas have plunge pools, while the grand residence has an infinity pool peeking over the canopy towards the sea. Buggies are provided to get to the nearby beach. For something special, ask the team to take you and your significant other to the sandbank for a champagne picnic.

6. Savasi Island Resort

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Savasi Island Resort
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Set on its own 52 acre (21ha) private island, Savasi Island Resort is home to just 10 unique villas. Perched on a volcanic uplift, the villas offer panoramic vistas back to Vanua Levu – best seen from the private pools. Each one is light-filled with shuttered windows, high ceilings and rainforest surrounds. Underwater explorers can dive with the resident scalloped hammerhead sharks in the Koro Sea or in the pristine coral reefs of Natewa Bay.

7. Koro Sun Resort

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Koro Sun Resort
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For a slice of the Maldives in the middle of the Pacific, stay at one of Koro Sun Resort’s floating bures. Snorkel straight from your bedside or kayak the calm waters before retreating to your spacious bure, complete with a candlelit terrace. On-site guides can take water lovers to the nearby saltwater caves or to the lush Vuadomo waterfall.

8. Savusavu Hot Springs Hotel

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Savusavu Hot Springs Hotel
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As its name suggests, Savusavu is positioned just down the road from the town’s resident hot springs – where steaming water bubbles out of the ground. It’s an ideal pick for budget travellers. Rooms are simple and contemporary, with views across the bay. When you need to cool off, there’s a large outdoor pool surrounded by decking that is primed for sunbathing.

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