Hugged by the serene cerulean lagoon of Vunabaka Bay, filled with fish and coral, the villas and residences that are lucky enough to call Six Senses Fiji home each come with their own private pool, sun deck and your very own guest experience manager, affectionately called a GEM, for a completely personalised experience. Read on for the full review.
Spend your days on the island’s sun-kissed shores snorkelling and practicing yoga in the resort’s wellness village or bliss out with a deep tissue massage in the tranquil Six Senses Spa before heading to a living culture cocktail making class. Island living has never looked (or felt) this good.
Where is Six Senses Fiji?
Six Senses Fiji sits on Malolo Island, a zippy 35-minute speedboat ride across from Port Denarau, about half an hour's drive from Nadi airport.
What's near Six Senses Fiji?
The glittering ocean, of course. Set on the largest of the reef-filled Mamanuca Islands, the resort takes up 120 acres of the island, with the grounds including a private beach and reef, yoga pavilion, gym, spa, five restaurants, outdoor cinema and ice creamery. Why go anywhere? (Sailing, snorkelling and kayaking can of course be arranged through the hotel).
Combining authentic and natural Fijian design with all of the mod-cons of a five-star suite, the resort is ready to cater to any type of traveller with 24 ultra-private hideaway villas and 10 residences, some with five bedroom and beachfront positioning. The high-gabled beachfront pool villas have unobstructed views and access to the beach, as well as a private pool and sun deck, outdoor shower and bath, and a divine four-poster bed draped with a dramatic mosquito net.
Restaurants and bars
The resort’s five food and drink venues are each more different than the next. Showcasing Fijian inspired cuisine, Tovolea is the resort’s main dining room, with a tropical fruit-filled buffet for breakfast (including a coconut station) and the perfect vantage point to watch the fire-lighting ritual with a cocktail in hand at sunset. Looking for something more casual? Head to the outdoor cinema, where an outdoor pizza oven cooks up a storm. If you’d rather do something a bit more traditional, speak to your GEM about organising a customary Fijian feast, with fresh fish cooked in a Fijian lovo and a kava ceremony on the beach.
Travel for work
Six Senses is definitely not the spot for the typical working traveller - with the resort’s focus being on wellness and living purely on island time, your stay at this island paradise is the perfect opportunity to switch off from the world and refocus before heading back to your 9-to-5.
Pool, spa and gym
The resort's pool is heavenly, facing the beachfront with uninterrupted — save for a few towering palm trees — views of the ocean. The resort’s tranquil spa, hidden amongst dense jungle, feels like another world. The spa menu is filled with traditional and aromatherapy-inspired massages, facials, treatments, sleep rituals and private sessions of yoga and meditation. Another key part of the Six Senses experience is to take a full body wellness screening, which is the perfect way to kick off a personalised eating or fitness program, masterfully guided by the resort’s staff.
Sustainability is serious business at Six Senses. The efforts are wide-reaching, from employing biodegradable cleaning products to utilises electricity-powered transport and eliminating leftovers with clever redeployment of waste. The hotel has also set a plastic free goal for 2022.
What you need to know
The über-eco-friendly resort encourages guests to take care of the environment during their stay, whether that is through coral planting or indulging in the deli’s delish free ice cream, made from recycled fruit.
Best for: Luxury wellness travellers
Design: Beach chic
Number of rooms: 24 rooms and ten villas
Rates from: $1192/ night
Wi-fi: Fast and free
Address: Vunabaka, Malolo Island, Fiji
Telephone: +679 666 5028
Earn 3 Qantas Points per $1 or use 30% less Points* to book your next stay at qantas.com/hotels
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*30% less points relates to the price compared to the value of a point prior to February 2022.