Stay at Six Senses Fiji
Wake to the soft sound of Pacific waters. Breakfast on tropical fruit and blueberry pancakes. Take a hot lava shell massage in the spa. Then stretch out on the white sand. Now bathe, in a private tub outside your beachfront villa. Before swimming in your pool. It’s paradise isn’t it? It’s also the archipelago where Cast Away was filmed, but the experience is a little different.Not just the modern luxuries, but the Fijian activities and excursions. There’s plenty to do at this retreat and Six Senses invariably deliver in terms of the spa and sustainability. While the villas are a little tightly packed for our tastes, both the service and amenities are exceptional. This is a good island retreat, especially if you only plan a few days in FIji on route to somewhere else.
Malolo island is around one hour by boat from Nadi, in the increasingly popular Mamanucas island chain. There are other small resorts on the island and plenty of tourist boats in the area. However, the resort’s location on the island’s quieter southwestern side means you’ll avoid most of this, as well as experience the most sublime sunsets. The resort has two full-service marinas so it’s a popular stop if you do a Fijian yacht charter.
The 24 spacious pool villas are close together, although jungle foliage does ensure some privacy. Only half of them are on the beach though and these are worth the extra cost. We love how sustainable it is here. The beds are biodegradable, everything runs on solar, and your outdoor bathtub drains into a worm-powered septic tank.
Who is it for
Spa lovers and couples who don’t need to holiday on the most remote of remote islands. Families are well catered for as well, with a Kids’ Club that stays open until 9pm three nights a week. The easy boat access from Nadi also means Six Senses Fiji is a good option if you’re doing a short Fiji layover on route to Australia or New Zealand.
Facilities & activities
Six Senses invariably offer the best resort spa in the country and that’s certainly true in Fiji. The breadth of treatments is inspiring, as is the warmth of all the staff here. Expect slow days with the odd short activity, like yoga, kayaking, spear-making or the open-air cinema.