Luxury Holidays in Fiji's Northern & Regional Islands

The Friendly North. This is how locals describe the people of Vanua Levu. You'll find friendly faces all over Fiji, but there is something about the northern islands that seems... friendlier. Perhaps it's because life here is simpler, slower-paced, with a strong sense of community even in the 'urban' centres. This area of Fiji, sees far fewer Australian visitors, but admittedly, usually requires an overnight in Nadi on account of the one hour connecting flight to either Savusavu or Tavenui. But as with many of the world's most incredible destinations, extra effort brings extra reward, when discovering Fiji.

Savusavu, a small town in Vanua Levu’s south-east, was once a copra town and is now a tourism hub for the Northern Islands. It's picturesque, sheltered harbour is particularly attractive to yachts cruising the remote northern islands. Several of Fiji's most exceptional resorts are within easy reach of Savusavu's airport including eco-sensitive Jean-Michel Fiji Island Resort overlooking Savusavu Bay. Further along the Hibiscus Highway, the setting of Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa defines paradise, and you'll find fully all-inclusive Namale perched at the edge of Namale Cliffs, watching over the blow holes. Despite not having any great beaches (by Fiji standards) the opportunity to luxuriate and explore world-class reef is recompense—and then some.

Taveuni, just south of the Savusavu peninsula is Fiji's Garden Island and a eco-lovers paradise. One third of the island is a World Heritage National Park boasting lush jungle-clad peaks, abundant waterfalls, rugged coastline and offshore coral reefs begging to be explored. It's also where you catch your exclusive speedboat transfer to the adult-only island havens of Qamea Resort & Spa or Mantangi Private Island Resort. Scuba diving at Qamea is world-renowned, and the private white sand beach that fronts the resort is known as the most spectacular in the northern islands. Listed in the book ‘1,000 Places To See Before You Die’ by Patricia Schultz, Horseshoe Bay on Mantangi Island offers seclusion in the most romantic tropical surroundings for a private picnic.

Why choose Fiji's Northern & Regional Islands?

1. Hospitality: The North is said to be home to the friendliest Fijian people

2. Romance: Several of Fiji's most inspired adults-only havens are found here

3. Diving: Resorts like Qamea are the perfect base for some of Fiji's best coral dives 

Insider tips from our Travel Consultants

"Couples looking for romance and relaxation should head to Fiji's Northern Islands for boutique resort experiences that celebrated the crystal clear water."
— Melanie Clout, Clout & Turner Travel Associates, Camp Hill, QLD
"Royal Davui is a romantics paradise, with private villas and plunge pools that overlook the ocean all within an incredible setting, beautiful food and service to match."
— Rachel Visser, Freedman, Langhorne & James Travel Associates, Sandringham, VIC
"For truly unique honeymoon or romantic getaway, the Treehouse on Matangi Private Island Resort offers luxury and seclusion, while still encapsulating the essence of Fiji."
— Lisa Clarke, Clarke & Turner Travel Associates, Barossa, SA

Did you know?

Macuata, one of Fiji's fourteen Provinces, located on the northern island of Vaua Levu has a population that is 70% Indo-Fijian, which means almost all iTaukeis are able to speak in Hindi. The nearby islands of Kioa and Rabi also have distinctive Micronesian populations, adding to an amazing cultural diversity in Northern Fiji.


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