The holiday season is just right around the corner, and with that comes lots of holiday cheer, stress from planning the perfect party, and the dreaded cold weather. Here’s a topic of conversation that will make you and your loved ones forget the stress and smile from ear to ear: summer vacation!
Yes, that’s right. Planning for summer travel should happen around this time to make sure you get the timing, accommodations, and flights you want. And quite honestly, what could be better than thinking about Fiji right now? We’ll spend some time in the next few weeks profiling some excellent resort options around Fiji so you can work on booking that summer vacation now.
A great option is the Lomani Island Resort located in the Mamanuca group of islands, which are located offshore west of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu. The Mamanucas are known for their white sand beaches and abundant sea life. The adults-only resort is hidden in the tropical gardens of Malolo Island. The island used to be home to a copra plantation. Therefore, it is very proud to showcase its thousands of towering coconut palms, along with frangipani, hibiscus, and bougainvillea flowers. “Lomani” is the Fijian word for love, and you’ll certainly have a lot of those feelings when you get to this idyllic place.
With only 24 rooms, Lomani offers plenty of space to stretch out and keep yourself in seclusion. Beachfront Bures are located just steps from the pristine beach and have custom-made mahogany wood furnishings, private outdoor showers, and large sundecks that overlook Malolo Lailai bay. The sliding doors open up to your very own private deck with stunning views of the beach and ocean.
The Deluxe Suites are located in a double-story building, all featuring outstanding views of the bay. Each suite consists of a separate bedroom area with a four-poster king bed with a living room and a private patio or balcony (depending on the level you are on).
The Hibiscus Suites are the most spacious at Lomani. They are single-story duplex suites with a lounge and bedroom area that features a California king bed that looks out onto the Pacific Ocean. The suites also have private outdoor showers (in addition to private indoor showers) and a private patio sundeck to make your stay a wonderful experience.
You’ll have many romantic dinners at the Flame Tree, Lomani’s beachside restaurant. Its Fijian dishes with fresh fare and local ingredients will surely delight. There’s also a great selection of drinks at the Lomani Cocktail Bar, which serves New Zealand and Australian wines, French champagnes, and local and imported beers and spirits. You’ll even get your hands on some excellent creamy coladas and freshly muddled mojitos.
Experience complimentary excursions, including daily outer reef snorkeling, handline fishing, Dolphin Safari (once a week), village tours (once a week), island tours, cooking lessons, and Fijian cultural lessons. Water sports like glass-bottom kayaking, standup paddleboarding, Hobie Cat sailing, and windsurfing are also included.
You can take a dip in the pool, lounge around the beach, or work out in the fitness center as well. There’s a nine-hole golf course in close proximity to the resort for all golfers out there.
For utter relaxation, visit the Lomani Spa that uses only delightful Pure Fiji products such as pure coconut oil and flower extracts for the skin and hair. The spa offers massages, facials, wraps, sugar scrubs, pedicures, and manicures that are sure to pamper.
Lomani’s location is on the Island of Malolo just 10 miles west of Nadi International Airport. It takes only 50 minutes to get to Lomani by boat or 10 minutes by air.