Nestled amongst the popular Mamanuca Island Group, Tokoriki Island hails as one of the South Pacific’s most treasured jewels. This 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. Travel Beyond’s Head of Client Strategy, Mark embarked on a luxurious getaway to this exquisite destination and shares his top tricks to exploring this island paradise…
Closest International Airport: Nadi Airport
Airlines (from Sydney, Australia): Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Fiji Airways, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu.
Approximate Flight Time: 3 hours, 50 minutes
Traveller Types: The Rejuvenator, the No-Hassle Traveller, the High-Flyer, the Romantic, the Professional Escapers
Best Time of Year to Visit: May to August
Maximum Temperature: 30 degrees
Minimum Temperature: 19 degrees
Budget (for five days): $5000.00+ (AUD)
1. Accommodation at Tokoriki Island Resort
Priding themselves in warm Fijian hospitality and a high attention to detail, Tokoriki Island Resort is the go-to property for the ultimate getaway. With 36 beachfront bures and villas, the Tokoriki Island Resort screams tropical luxury and guarantees optimal relaxation. This child-free escape haven has also received a number of awards this year including: #1 Hotel in the South Pacific, #1 Hotel in Fiji, #16 Hotel in the World, and #1 Romantic Hotel in Fiji.
From the moment you step off the boat, you’re back to basics. The friendly staff, the local produce, and the exquisite aesthetics immediately transports you to a whole new world. It’s a place where good company, extraordinary food, and making lasting memories are at the top of the list.Whether your the CEO of a fortune 500 company, or one of the many lucky honeymooners, everyone is on first name basis. This is Fijian hospitality at its finest…
2. Drinking a Vonu Lager on the Beach
After accessing the beach through your own private pathway, imagine finishing your day watching the sunset with the sound of the waves echoing in your ears. Spread out a tapa cloth and with a crisp Vonu Lager in hand, and enjoy the last of the warmth from the sun to end another day in paradise.
3. An Exclusive Teppanyaki Dinner
Located in an exclusive hut on the edge of the Tokoriki Island Resort, this Japanese Teppanyaki dinner is one to be savoured and not rushed. Whether you choose a Sashimi platter or a succulent beef tenderloin dish, this mouth-watering cuisine does not disappoint.
With a maximum of four couples at one time, this is an experience that should not be missed. High quality food, high quality service, and a view of expansive crystal clear waters – what more could you want?
4. A Wood-Fired Pizza at Cloud 9
Take a dip in the world’s largest swimming pool surrounding Cloud 9. This two level floating establishment is situated amongst the Mamanuca Islands of Viti Levu, and is surrounded by nothing except for crystal clear water and coral reefs as far as the eye can see.
Not only does this property consist of a popular bar and pizzeria, but it also allows guests to partake in a range of activities including parasailing, snorkelling, jet-skiing, and paddle-boarding. Water activities not your thing? Enjoy an array of cocktails and mocktails, sink your teeth into delicious Italian wood-fired pizzas, and sit back and listen to an impressive range of international and locals DJ’s.
5. A Kava Ceremony with the Band Boys
To fully immerse yourself in island life, there is no better way to finish a five course meal, then to share a Kava with The Band Boys. The long standing tradition in the South Pacific Islands is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that must not be missed!
The muddy appearance of the Kava may seem a little off-putting at first, but leaves you feeling completely relaxed and ready to enjoy the strumming of guitars played by the Band Boys.
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