Recently my husband and I crossed Fiji off of our destination bucket list. During our planning, we decided that Fiji would be our attempt at a romantic getaway. When we first started looking around, we noticed there were loads of resorts on the main Island of Nadi. Most seemed to be well over 100 rooms and catering to families and groups of travellers keen on taking advantage of the warm waters of Fiji. We were looking for something a bit more secluded. A place that we could go and just relax and get away from the day-to-day stresses of our work lives.
So after a bit more searching, I stumbled onto a photo I had seen loads of times in the travel magazines on both Quantas and British Airways – it showed a number of beach huts built over a Lagoon. And that’s when the light bulb went off – I was off to do a search on the net. And what I found fit the bill exactly – a remote resort that catered to couples. Somewhere where David and I could have a stress-free, uninterrupted weekend of relaxation.
The Likuliku Lagoon Resort, located on Malolo Island, was truly a 5 star experience. Besides the fact that there were only 45 rooms and wifi was limited to the bures (they even requested that guests keep their mobiles to their bures (rooms)), it was a real bonus that the resort was strictly an adults only resort (persons under 17 were not accepted as guests). The resort was specifically designed to deliver serenity to those looking to get away.
As an all-inclusive resort, we wanted for nothing. The staff were welcoming and more than happy to accommodate our requests. We were given our privacy, but at the same time felt that if we needed anything they were only a phone call away. Which is really what you want when you are enjoying a romantic getaway.
Our days started with either a walk along the beach or one of the walking trails of the island. Breakfast was a feast of refreshing fruit, freshly squeezed juice, stewed fruits and other island favourites along with western staples of eggs, bacon, potatoes, and various types of breads, cereals and yoghurt. Lunch was a little different, although there was still a feast of fresh fruit and juices, the main lunch course was centred around typical island cuisine, such as fish, fresh salads and vegetables. This made for a light lunch, which was very much appreciated since the majority of our time was spent relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather (along with the breath taking views of the island).
As the mornings were dedicated to a bit of cardio, our afternoons were filled with lounging around together. We were either reading in our garden daybed, lounging by the Lagoon to catch a bit of sun, or if the mood struck, enjoying a splash in the horizon-edge swimming pool. It was probably the most relaxing holiday we had ever been on. We weren’t rushing to get to a particular destination or fighting other tourist to check out a “must see” sight. It was truly a holiday getaway for us.
So if you are looking for a place to relax, somewhere where you can leave the technology behind and spend some quality time with that someone special, give Fiji a go. And definitely consider the Likuliku Lagoon Resort for a relaxing time away.