When you close your eyes and dream of your next holiday, what do you see? If it is a room that opens directly onto the beach or water, with a gentle breeze in hard and the sun on your face, then look no further. Here are the top ten resorts in the South Pacific handpicked by us at Barrow & Bear Travel.
Top Ten Resorts:
1) Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora (French Polynesia)
Boasting unrivalled panoramic views the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is surrounded by sand-fringed islets on an outer coral reef that enclose a turquoise lagoon. The resort offers 121 spacious hideaways with 100 over-water bungalows and 7 beachfront villas, all overlooking the lagoon’s crystal-clear waters and some with spectacular views of Mount Otemanu. Inspired by local architecture, all guest accommodations offer a restful, airy ambience; complete with traditional teak wood furnishings, high ceilings and thatched roofs made from pandanus leaves. Special touches that accentuate the feel of Polynesia include striking works of art, private pools and sliding doors by deep bathtubs for panoramic fresh-air views of the lagoon.
2) Tokoriki Island Resort (Fiji)
Tokoriki Island Resort hails as one of the South Pacific’s most treasured jewels, nestled amongst the idyllic Mamanuca group of islands it offers a romantic adults-only luxurious getaway. This spectacular destination is ideal for travellers looking to escape their busy lifestyles and kick back to the sound of the ocean with a drink in hand. The resort itself features 36 beachfront bure villas all equipped with outdoor tropical showers and foldout doors that open to ocean views it epitomizes luxury. Step up the relaxation with any of three individual couples treatment rooms at the day spa, or for those wanting more adventure, head to the PADI 5-star Gold Palm Dive Centre to explore the colorful reefs.
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3) Laucala Island Resort (Fiji)
Laucala Island is the crème de la crème of luxury resorts, Set upon 3,500 exclusive acres this private island resort is set amidst coconut plantations, sandy beaches, rich green mountains and breathtaking natural beauty. True luxury is appreciated in the privacy of the resort’s 25 Fijian-styled villas widely spread on the northern tip of the island, Each villa has its own private garden, infinity pool and a buggy so guests can explore the island. Seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living creates an inspiringly relaxed yet luxurious atmosphere. Laucala shows its most ethereal side in an iridescent kaleidoscope of sporting and cultural activities. Diving in a unique underwater world, rain forest tours, horseback riding, surfing, golfing on the 18-hole championship course, or meeting native artists.
4) The Brando (French Polynesia)
The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles (50 km) northeast of Tahiti. The Brando offers carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature. With access to the island by private plane, the resort features 35 villas on white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles, manta rays and exotic birds. The resort is designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture. It was in this natural wonderland that the legendary actor Marlon Brando settled down, and finally found his home.
5) Six Senses (Fiji)
Eco-friendly resort Six Senses Fiji epitomizes barefoot luxury. Each private hideaway has its own plunge pool and experience manager with most are steps from the white-sand beach. There’s also a sprawling beachfront infinity pool, a Surf Academy with instructors at the ready, watersports equipment available and PADI lessons on site. The spa uses locally-sourced unguents, the beachfront restaurant and bar use ingredients grown on site, and the entire thing is 100 per cent solar-powered. Start your mornings with alfresco yoga sessions and end your evenings with film nights held under the stars.
6) St Regis Bora Bora (French Poly)
Bora Bora is often synonymous with overwater villas, and The St Regis Bora Bora Resort doesn’t hold back. This private island resort has 44 acres of landscaped grounds that showcase the best of Polynesian gardens in a luxury setting. The premier overwater bungalows feature their own whirlpool and provide a private pontoon for access to the lagoon. The Royal Otemanu Villa has its own private infinity pool with views of Mount Otemanu. Indulge in a decadent spa treatment at Miri Miri Spa in the middle of the resort’s Lagoonarium.
7) Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa (Cook Islands)
The all-bungalow resort in the Cook Islands is the only resort on Aitutaki, home of one of the world’s most beautiful lagoons. It encapsulates the best of Polynesia with traditional-style bungalows and offers a luxurious adults-only private paradise complete with rooms that feature the pristine lagoon as your backyard. The spa offers a number of therapy options from packages to rejuvenating massages, facials and reflexology. Choose to have your massage in the privacy of the spa, by the pool or right on the beach.
8) Namale Resort & Spa (Fiji)
The Namale Resort is nestled among 325 acres on a private peninsula facing the Koro Sea. Tranquil, private Namale is a romantic hideaway for those seeking their own South Pacific paradise. Tastefully appointed bures feature traditional thatching and private decks with spectacular views! Namale’s comprehensive list of activities includes: floodlit tennis court, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, table tennis, jacuzzi, sea kayaks, waterskiing, kneeboarding, bananaboat, wind surfing, laser sailing, croquet, snorkelling, fresh water pool, horseback riding and more!
Also offered are a variety of complimentary tours including nature walks and traditional Fijian Village experiences. One of the highlights at the Namale Resort is the Spa, with 15 therapists, treatments can be arranged in one of the four treatment rooms or alternatively in your bure. The hydrotherapy room is available to all guests with complimentary use of the hot tub, the plunge pool, the sauna and the four aromatherapy baths.
9) Likukilu Island Resort (Fiji)
Romantic, adults-only Likuliku Lagoon Resort boutique hotel in Fiji seduces with the country’s only overwater bungalows based on the original concept found in French Polynesia. Each features a glass floor-panel for subaqua gazing, direct ladder access to the lagoon, and to die for ocean views from the bed, freestanding bath and deck! The deluxe beachfront Bures are also a great option for those seeking more privacy with vast bedrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and private plunge pools right on the sand. Opulent accommodation combined with mouthwatering dining options, stylish design and a serene spa up the luxe factor and for the active a wide range of water and land based activities are on hand!
10) Le Méridien Ile des Pins, Baie d’Oro (New Caledonia)
The Isle of Pines always oozes luxury, so it’s no surprise Le Meridien Ile Des Pins is a top choice for honeymooners and couples wanting a romantic getaway. This private island resort overlooks the spectacularly beautiful blue waters of Oro Bay Beach, in Ile des Pins, just a short 25-minute flight from Noumea. All accommodation offers a private patio or balcony Built using local wood and stone, the bungalows feature a private patio offering views over Oro Bay or the tropical gardens. Take a dip in the natural salt-water swimming pools set to a backdrop of pine trees, which are endemic to New Caledonia. Guests enjoy 24-hour room service, water sports facilities and free use of kayaks and snorkelling equipment
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