Yasawa Island Resort
Yasawa, Western, Fiji
Picnic excursions to one of 11 deserted beaches and excellent in-house diving and high-tech game fishing are among the first-rate options at this boutique resort. The remote region's resistance to modernism means guests can visit especially traditional villages and see a particularly meaningful meke (traditional dances). A world-class Baravi spa commands magnificent ocean views from beneath a thatched roof at the water's edge. All the open-plan bure are airy, modern twists on the Fijian style set on the beach. Each has indoor and outdoor showers and dual sinks. Deluxes are split-level with larger lounge areas and more covered deck space including two daybeds and a hammock. There are also a two-bedroom bure and a Honeymoon bure with an outdoor dining area and private pool. Owner Garth Downey's wine cellar compliments superb contemporary international cuisine served at two-course lunches and three-course dinners.
- fantastic spa
- excellent and varied selection at meals
- long ferry ride to get here
- scuba diving, spa treatments, and alcohol cost extra
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