Overwater Bungalow Villa Categories: 5 Star Luxury Overwater Bungalows, Adults Only Overwater Bungalows, Overwater Bungalows for Honeymoons, Overwater Resorts with Spa, and Overwater Bungalows with Glass Floor
The 5 Star, adults only Likuliku Lagoon is an eco-friendly island paradise off the coast of Western Fiji. It was the first resort in the country to incorporate overwater bungalows and the setting, in a natural ocean lagoon surrounded by a coral reef marine sanctuary, is stunning.
Conservation is a big part of the Likuliku story with the world’s last wild population (they were assumed to be extinct until 2010) of Fijian Crested Iguanas to be found in the resort’s on-land sanctuary. Educational, expert guided forest walks can be arranged.
The resort offers relaxation, education, warm hospitality and wonderful food, and its overwater bungalows are romantic and dreamy.
The aforementioned overwater bungalows, or bures as they are referred to in Fiji, sit at the edge of the fringing reef. They have luxury interiors but the design is semi-traditional and the materials natural and local which gives them a nice earthy, authentic feel.
The resort is generally tranquil but the overwater bungalows are far more so. Being just ten in total and in such a secluded location they are remarkably quiet and peaceful.
All are equally sized – with 646 sq. feet/60 square meters of internal space and 334/31 of external. Inside you have one bedroom with king size bed and a lounging area which opens out to the furnished terrace and open ocean beyond.
You have direct access to the water below via a small wooden deck and stairs and inside there are glass panels on the floor to observe the abundant sea live below. Their bathrooms too come with romantic free standing bath tubs offering views over the lagoon.
The overwater bungalows at Likuliku come with a complimentary daily canapé plate from the resort’s head chef.
They are the most popular choice at the resort so booking well in advance is recommended. If they are though booked out you still have some nice on-land choices.
Then there are the Garden Bures, these are broadly similar to the Beachfront Bures with the same day bed pavillions but set back from the beach a little with lawns on front and lush tropical vegetation behind.
Check out all the details – prices, reviews and more photos, on the booking page here.
FACILITIES & THINGS TO DO:
The food at Likuliku Lagoon is widely, very highly praised. Their Fijiana restaurant has a special reputation for fresh seafood which arrives daily from the fishing boats. Their breakfast is an incredible feast too, possibly the best you can sample in Fiji.
Their scenic, open air Masima Bar has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. It does a nice line of cocktails and has regular parties with live music and local cultural performances. It serves as the resort’s main drinking venue but there is also another classy bar in the main resort’s main building by the Fijiana Restaurant.
Sustainability and conservation are a big part of the resort’s philosophy. They have a coral reef sanctuary, home to an incredible amount of marine life. The snorkeling is excellent here as you might well imagine, and right outside your overwater bungalow at that.
Scuba diving trips leave the resort twice daily and individual tailored sessions & lessons for beginners can be arranged. You can enjoy the company of the likes of humpback whales, dolphins, reef sharks, barracuda, marlin, turtles, moray eels and manta rays, and dive around a wreck of a ship or a World War II era B-26 American bomber for example.
Plenty of other water-sports can be arranged too – jet-skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, surfing etc, both on and off site, plus island hopping boat trips and cruises. A visit to nearby Mociu (Honeymoon Island) and Monuriki, the setting for the Tom Hanks film Castaway, will be particularly memorable.
As mentioned above the resort’s island is home to the very endangered Malolo Island Crested Iguana (sometimes also known more simply as the Fijian Crested Iguana). You can see them during a guided forest walk. Cultural excursions can also be arranged – visits to the island’s archaeological sites, villages, schools and churches for example.
The resort has luxury spa facilities, which use many native Fijian and South Pacific remedies, and a gymnasium. Service throughout the resort is consistently highly praised – professional and courteous but also warm and cheerful.
Malolo Island feels remote and other-worldly but is pretty easy to get to, being just one hour via ferry or a roughly half that by speed boat from Nadi International Airport. Helicopter or sea plane transfers can also be arranged, getting you there in less than 15 minutes.
“Words can’t begin to describe how amazing your experience will be at Likuliku. The location on Malolo is epic with world-class snorkeling and views right outside your beachfront or overwater Bure. Next, the all-inclusive food will impress the most discerning foodies with the chef’s amazing use of local ingredients to provide a diverse selection at each meal. Finally, the family (otherwise known as the staff), their warm welcome, and their consistent smile and positive atmosphere will make you feel incredibly welcome and relaxed. If you are seeking an adult-only vacation/holiday in a tropical environment that affords you the opportunity to be active or sedentary, Likuliku is it. We highly recommend your experience its warmth, love and positive energy….”
“Literally the best resort I have ever stayed in!! A complete 5 star experience from the accommodation through to the food….”
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