Surrender to the sunset: Two Fijian resorts not to miss

These two very different tropical getaways in the Fijian islands offer an alluring escape. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Vomo Island or stay in a contemporary overwater bure at the adults-only retreat of Fiji Marriott Momi Bay. 

Vomo Island is one of Fiji’s larger private islands — a spectacular expanse of lush greenery hugged by pristine beaches.

Here, the days are about restful solitude and immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes — from the long stretches of powdery white-sand beaches and crystal-clear water to charming little bays where the turquoise sea laps gently on the shore.

Vomo Island Resort.

On the eastern side of the island, Mount Vomo is a rugged peak; a walk up to the summit to take in the sunrise is hard to beat.

As the sun goes down and the sky offers dramatic blush hues, the dining here is world renowned. Vomo Island’s executive chef Iain Todd is known for his cleansing cuisine crafted with fresh, local ingredients. You’ll be met with tantalising flavour combinations paired with beverages sourced from around the world.

The Rocks, Vomo Island.

Whether it’s private dining, a secluded picnic, lunch served poolside, or an evening at Vomo’s restaurant, the choices here are endless.

Vomo Island offers a range of accommodation options, from expansive private residences to resort villas or hire of the island in its entirety for events.

Tranquil waters

On the western coast of Viti Levu, the overwater bures of the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay hover above the protected waters of a lagoon.

Overwater bures at Fiji Marriott Momi Bay.

This adults-only accommodation is an experience in itself. Each bure has a private deck and stairs that descend into the crystal clear water below.

Infinity pool at Fiji Marriott Momi Bay.

Designed by Australian architects The Buchan Group, the resort comprises 250 rooms, including 22 overwater bures.

Using locally sourced materials, including rock from the site, traditional timbers, and woven ceiling panels, the buildings are a nod to the natural surrounds and traditional built environment with a contemporary twist.

Each of the private overwater bures has a private sun deck and stairs that descend into the crystal clear waters below.

The Colours of Fiji 


A palette by Natural Paint Co.

From powdery white sands to the azure blue water under a tropical sun, Coast is a palette defined by the crystal clarity of the Fijian waters and pristine stretches of meandering coastline.

Pairing the subtle warmth of Sand Bar, the crisp white of Clarity, and the melodic hue of Summer, these are colours that hark back to long lazy days, warm waters, and gentle sea breezes.

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