There are a number of luxury resorts throughout the South Pacific that offer their guests a 5-star experience, these are our top picks for travel in 2019! From the recently renovated, to the newly opened and some all-time favourites!
Fiji: Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Home to Fiji’s first and only overwater bungalows, Likuliku Lagoon Resort features in National Geographic’s “Unique Lodges of the World” and was voted in the Top 3 Luxury Resorts in Fiji by “Travellers Choice Awards 2019”. The property is Fijian owned and offers the perfect blend of traditional Fijian design with modern luxury and convenience. Located in a calm bay on Malolo Island, the resort overlooks a striking azure lagoon and is surrounded by vibrant coral reef. Likuliku Lagoon Resort is an adults only property, with commitments to sustainable tourism & the local community. The combination of understated luxury, quality service, delightful cuisine and stunning surrounding scenery ensures guests an unforgettable holiday experience.
Vanuatu: The Havannah
Winning “Vanuatu’s Leading Resort” for the 5th consecutive year in 2018, The Havannah Vanuatu is definitely doing something right! Located on a stunning sand peninsula, the adults only property allows a maximum of 34 guests at one time, making it an intimate boutique resort with a uniquely personalized level of service. In 2019 the property decided to offer a more inclusive experience, and meals are now included during your stay. This new food concept is all about utilizing Vanuatu’s fresh local produce in a creative way. The Chef caters to dietary needs and updates menus daily to ensure a diverse and exciting dining experience. The Havannah Vanuatu also offers a range of activities onsite, a premium day spa and twice daily shuttles into Port Vila for anyone who wants to get out and about.
Fiji: Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa
In April 2019 Wailoaloa’s newest luxury property Fiji Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa opened its doors. Located on the beachfront in Fiji’s hottest up & coming area, the resort is only 10 minutes from Denarau and the Nadi Airport and 5 minutes from popular café & restaurant area Martintar. Boasting 3 swimming pools, plush Pullman bedding, dedicated adults only facilities, a luxurious day spa and a variety of dining options, Fiji Pullman Nadi Bay Resort & Spa has everything you need for a luxury hotel stay.
Tahiti: Conrad Bora Bora
Bora Bora is world famous as a glamourous and spectacularly picturesque luxury resort destination, Conrad Bora Bora Nui was awarded the “Travellers Choice Awards 2019” award and consistently provides guests with the ultimate Tahiti luxury experience. The resort combines Tahitian design with effortlessly opulent décor and is surrounded by a vast turquoise lagoon & protected by towering mountains in the background, there is undeniable beauty from every angle. Conrad also owns a pristine private island, Motu Tapu, which can be used exclusively by resort guests. The property also famously hosted the Kardashians in their two-storey presidential villas, so if it’s good enough for them, it’s definitely good enough for us!
Cook Islands: Pacific Resort Aitutaki
Another “Travellers Choice Awards 2019” winner, is the secluded 5-Star Pacific Resort Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. After completing some refurbishments in January 2019 this exclusive property made the decision to become “adults only” and no longer accept children under 12 years of age, a choice that we agree will only improve guests’ experience. All 27 bungalows are located on the beach with uninterrupted views of the pristine surrounding lagoon. The property uses traditional Polynesian design and décor, and optimises the beautiful surrounds with a beautiful infinity pool and a high quality open-air restaurant both overlooking the water towards where the sun sets. Anyone who is looking for a place to truly switch off and unwind will love Pacific Resort Aitutaki!
Tahiti: Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa
Moorea’s ultimate 5-Star Resort the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa completed renovations to rooms, the day spa, the pool and general lobby area in early 2019. These refurbishments ensure that the resort is fresh and even more inviting for guests. The Hilton Moorea also boasts the only overwater eatery in French Polynesia, there is something magic about being able to watch marine life swim by as you dine! If you are staying in an Overwater Bungalow (which we highly recommend you do), you can choose to be on the sunset or the sunrise side of the lagoon, so don’t forget to specify which you prefer! With airy open restaurants, glass floors, winding overwater paths and the stark contrast of the mountains meeting the lagoon, this property has a way of inviting the surrounding beauty in! If you want luxury accommodation that truly makes the most of every element, you can’t go past Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa.
Fiji: Kokomo Island Fiji
Taking luxury to the next level is 5-Star Kokomo Island Fiji, your journey begins with a spectacular arrival by Seaplane, ensuring guests start and end their stay on a high. The resort offers a butler & nanny service, access to the infamous Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef, all meals and the quintessential barefoot luxury experience. Each of the property’s villas and residences are strategically placed, with plenty of space and a private infinity pool, allowing guests ultimate quiet and relaxation. Providing world class cuisine is a priority, there are multiple dining options to choose from and a real focus on the ‘farm to plate’ concept and sustainability, with the Chef utilising fresh local produce where possible. Kokomo is perfect for couples looking for a romantic retreat and also ideal for families and groups with 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas as well as five luxury residences available ranging in size from 3 to 6 bedrooms, there is something to suit everyone.
Vanuatu: Ratua Private Island Resort & Spa
Located on a small secluded island off the better known Espiritu Santo, surrounded by tropical gardens and private beaches is the inspired Ratua Private Island Resort & Spa. This very unique Indonesian-style eco-lux resort is perfectly designed to complement the wildly beautiful and almost untouched surroundings. The property uses a lot of organic material and has a very strong focus on giving back to the local community. Rustic and raw, Ratua is not for guests who want a butler and silver service, this is a property for travelers chasing an authentic barefoot luxury holiday & genuinely interested in seeing what Vanuatu has to offer. Guests will notice a feeling of serenity from the moment they arrive, coupled with impeccable personalized service and simply enchanting natural beauty, Ratua is a destination not to just a resort.
South Pacific Luxury List 2019
These are just a few of our top picks for luxury travel in 2019, but there are plenty of other amazing options available throughout the South Pacific. If you would like more information about any of them or would like to discuss other options, please get in touch with our team of specialist travel consultants on 1800 800 722.comments powered by Disqus