For anyone seeking an adults-only escape in Fiji with private dining spots, a classy cocktail bar studded on a secluded island, timeless lagoon views and a simple but serene spa to round it all off, Likuliku Lagoon Resort on Malolo, in the Mamanuca Islands, could be for you.
This picture-perfect Fiji hotel has a distinctly calm, grown-up atmosphere wherever you wander, with infinity pools to laze by, outdoor firepits for cosying up as dusk settles and a heavenly beach dotted only with private bures and palm trees primed for lazy afternoon strolls.
Those bures – whether hidden amongst Likuliku’s gardens, nestled on the shore or perched above the ocean (one of Fiji’s few overwater casita options) – epitomise this exclusive South Pacific island getaway, bedecked as they are in traditional fabrics, thatch and reclaimed wood, yet not lacking in modern-day comforts either.
So, whilst Likuliku Lagoon Resort proudly boasts its cultural connections and serious eco-credentials too, you also won’t go wanting during your stay here. The bures come with king-size beds and generous outdoor terraces, plentiful mod-cons, a luxe standalone tub for some and private plunge pool for others.
Meanwhile, wider onsite facilities include a dreamy infinity pool looking out to sea, daybeds peppered around the grounds, a gym, everything you need for all manner of watersports, plus mouth-watering cuisine and carefully crafted drinks courtesy of the Fijiana Restaurant and two stylish cocktail bars, both with magnificent sunset views.
Then, with everything from jet-ski safaris and island-hopping tours, snorkelling and scuba diving to cultural demonstrations, Fijian ceremonies, or the simple delights of a private picnic for two available at Likuliku Lagoon Resort, there’s more to this laidback retreat than first meets the eye.
Yet, the style of the property and grounds, stunning setting, beautiful casitas and standard of gourmet cuisine put the finer things in life firmly at the top of the agenda here too, making Likuliku Lagoon Resort one of Fiji’s most sumptuous hotels.
The Garden, Beachfront and Overwater Bures at Likuliku Lagoon Resort are each a locally inspired sanctuary of exposed wood and traditional Fijian patterns, thatched roofs and gentle lighting that creates your own little sanctuary here on the island’s coastline. Though intentionally modest in terms of décor, they are all still supremely comfortable with their king-size beds and twin vanity bathrooms, Wi-Fi and air-con, a minibar and furnished terrace, bathrobes, slippers, music systems and all other mod-cons – some with standalone tubs and others a private plunge pool or Jacuzzi too.
Proudly showcasing the best seasonal Fijian produce, delectable seafood dishes and other scrumptious treats out on an al fresco terrace, Likuliku’s Fijiana Restaurant is special indeed – particularly at night when the candles are lit and stars are out. For something even more romantic, book one of two private dining areas by the beach for an evening meal with paired wine, or daytime picnic for two.
This classy cocktail bar is actually located on an island out in the lagoon, complete with outdoor firepit and comfy armchairs for a sunset cocktail you won’t soon forget.
Another laidback lounge bar (this time within the resort’s main grounds), to enjoy Fiji-inspired cocktails and timeless lagoon views.
Activities and Entertainment
Though the resort itself is very laidback, there is a lot to keep you entertained while staying at Likuliku Lagoon Resort. Watersports are big here, such as sea kayaking, snorkelling, scuba, jet-ski tours, sunset cruises and island-hopping boat rides. Then, back on land you have cultural demonstrations and traditional dance performances, walking trails and private picnics to look forward to.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort boasts a small but well-equipped gym, spa area awash with traditional massage and relaxation therapies, plus everything you need for watersports and diving during your stay. There is then a wonderful infinity pool surrounded by daybeds, private dining areas, a library, and outdoor firepit with oyster shell loungers; great for sunset cocktails each evening.
Malolo Island, the Mamanucas, Fiji. Likuliku Lagoon Resort is found in the Mamanuca Islands, west of Fiji’s capital – and international airport – Nadi. The resort can be easily reached via a short catamaran, water taxi, seaplane or helicopter ride from Nadi.
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2/12 - Relaxing outside at Likuliku Lagoon Resort
3/12 - Overwater interior at Likuliku Lagoon Resort
4/12 - Chill out Lounge at Likuliku Lagoon Resort
5/12 - Scenery at Overwater Suite Likuliku Lagoon Resort
6/12 - Relaxing by the pool at Likuliku Lagoon Resort
7/12 - Plunge Pool at Likuliku Lagoon Resort
8/12 - Outdoor Terrace of Fijiana Restaurant at Likuliku Lagoon Resort
9/12 - Private dining room at Likuliku Lagoon Resort
10/12 - Masima Island
11/12 - Bathroom at Likuliku Lagoon Resort
12/12 - Dua Tale Bar at Likuliku Lagoon Resort
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