50 of the most romantic places to stay: South Pacific
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26. The Brando
Marlon Brando’s former private paradise, Tetiaroa Island, is now a honeymooner’s dream. Thatchedroof villas, ranging from one to three bedrooms, are stretched out along sugarwhite sands. Dive into the crystal-clear waters, learn about the island’s precious ecology with a team of naturalists and researchers, dine à deux on your private beach or hide away in Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa’s nest-like Fare Manu treetop suite.
27. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Pay homage to the overwater bungalow by celebrating its 50th anniversary in one of the finest at this idyllic Four Seasons Resort. Start the day with breakfast delivered to your suite by canoe, then dive into a pristine lagoon sanctuary with the Romance in a Marine Garden experience, complete with a champagne toast.
28. Laucala Island
This rarefied destination is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular private island resorts in the world. The focus on sustainability, heaven-sent dining and sprawling beach and hillside villas are just a few of the reasons its name is spoken with reverence. Outdoors-lovers will be just as delighted with the activities on offer – from golf and water sports to horse riding – as the sybarites lingering at the spa.
This idyllic adults-only escape in the Mamanuca Islands was built for romance, featuring Fiji’s first and only overwater bures; guests of these 10 stilted retreats can gaze into a dazzling natural aquarium through their living room floor. Hide away with a picnic on Honeymoon Island and discover perfect harmony at the Tatadra Spa; meaning ‘House of Dreams’, you’ll find all yours coming true with the Twilight Tadra couple’s ritual.
With just three one-bedroom villas spread over 324 hectares, this exquisite adults-only island getaway offers the very best of Fiji. Admire the endless Pacific views from your private infinity pool or white-sand beach, have a yoga session on your deck, tee off on the organic four-hole golf course, feast on fresh Pacific Rim fare in the two full-service restaurants and explore the underwater delights of the Northern Lau Group. An island picnic is a must.
Retreat to the resort-within-a-resort of this 14-hectare tropical haven along Natadola Beach, one of Viti Levu’s best. Club InterContinental, perched in the hillside, offers extraordinary sunset views from its deck where you can enjoy complimentary canapés, breakfast and use of an exclusive pool, surrounded by woven cocoons where you can while the day away. You’ll also enjoy spacious suites with private pool and iTokani Butler service.
This article appeared in volume 27 of Signature Luxury Travel & Style. Click here to subscribe