Personalized service, a tranquil ambience, and the food ensure repeat guests at this private island hideaway, a 27-minute boat ride from the mainland. Some staff members have been here more than 30 years and now their children work here, too. Menus determined mere hours in advance include three-course lunches and four-course dinners with such fare as lemon grass-battered snapper and grilled lobster roulade salad prepared by the resort's chef of more than 15 years. All
bures have private patios and 27-foot-high ceilings and fringe the 4-acre island, each no more than a few steps from the water, if you can make it past the hand-woven hammock. A Standard Bure might adjoin the fence separating the staff quarters while Premiums are closer to the water. A refurbishment of the beautiful bar and restaurant as well as the rooms in mid-2008 should make the latter an even finer compliment to the spacious bathrooms with outdoor showers. Activities include picnic trips to a tiny uninhabited cay, great snorkeling, and 9-hole golf when the island expands to 20 acres at low-tide.
Toberua Island, Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji