Destinations Fiji South Pacific

LE Insider: Find Fiji Island Happiness with Our Experts’ Guide 

We’ve asked our travel experts what makes this island paradise so remarkable – this the insider’s Fiji, according to those who know it best. 

‘Bula!’ It’s more than just a greeting, it’s an exclamation of Fiji’s vibrant spirit. Paired with infectious smiles and open arms, this celebrated phrase rolls in waves off Fijian tongues; inviting new and familiar faces to find happiness within the island’s dreamlike landscapes and unique experiences.  

Fiji’s warm welcome is embraced by Luxury Escapes’ travel insiders; as Fiji experts, they’ve chased its hidden waterfalls, explored local culture, and watched the sun set from (almost) every five-star beachfront resort – and now they are here to share their secrets.  

So, whether a Fiji escape is on your horizon or you’re in search of island happiness, get ready to ignite your smile and ‘Bula!’ paradise with our Fiji experts’ guide. 

Ready to explore? Check out our handpicked Fiji escapes.

Zoe Cotsis, Video Production Manager 

Zoe describes herself as Luxury Escapes’ ‘international woman of mystery.’ She’s devoted herself to capturing the world’s most luxurious locations for almost a decade and has experienced Fiji from every angle.

Where do you choose to stay when you visit Fiji? 
Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, which has just undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation – and it shows! The real winner is the onsite, adults-only Waitui Beach Club with live DJs and bands keeping the party going long after sunset.  

What’s your favourite Fiji experience? 
Floating bars! The old favourite is Cloud 9, but newcomer Seventh Heaven lives up to the hype. You can expect live DJs spinning killer tracks, perfectly crafted cocktails, and delicious woodfired pizzas. Thrillseekers can get their kicks by jumping off Seventh Heaven’s very own elevated plank, plunging into warm turquoise waters below. 

Jodie Collins, Tourism Board Partnership Manager 

Luxury Escapes’ friendship with Fiji is in large part thanks to Jodie – as Tourism Partnerships Manager, she plays a special role in developing a strong bula bond with our island neighbour.  

Tell us about your favourite Fiji destination… 
There’s too many to choose from! The Yasawa Islands are a favourite – the colour of the water is incredible and perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving.  

Where do you choose to stay when you visit Fiji? 
Royal Davui Island Resort – there are only 16 bungalows on the island and the staff, food and accommodation are all amazing.  

What’s your favourite Fiji experience? 
The adults-only bar The Rocks at Vomo Island does a fantastic Sunday ‘sundulgence’ party with live music, an all-day grazing menu and fantastic cocktails, all surrounded by breathtaking blue views.  

Adam Schwab, CEO 

Award-winning entrepreneur, Adam Schwab founded Luxury Escapes as a small Melbourne start-up in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. His track records in the tourism industry – and on the ping-pong table – speak for themselves. 

Tell us about your favourite Fiji destination… 
We’ve got young kids so love JeanMichel Cousteau Resort on Savusavu. Fiji is the ultimate family destination, the facilities are brilliant, and the Fijians are far better with our kids than us. 

What’s your favourite Fiji experience? 
We have had the chance to visit a Fijian village as well as a Fijian school, which was an amazing experience and something we try to do every time we go back. 

Kristyn Williams, Partnerships and Contracting Manager 

Luxury Escapes’ famed ‘Queen of the South Pacific,’ Kristyn Williams’ role as Partnerships and Contracting Manager makes her invaluable in securing the best and brightest Fiji deals for our members. 

Tell us about your favourite Fiji destination… 
Every part of Fiji offers something truly unique and special. Savusavu would probably be my number one for a truly authentic Fijian experience. It’s an untouched paradise. 

Where do you choose to stay when you visit Fiji?  
When it’s just my husband and I, Tokoriki Island Resort for ultimate privacy and to disconnect from the world. The food is delicious, the staff make you feel like family and Wi-Fi is almost non-existent. 

What is your favourite Fiji experience? 
As a lover of music and water, Malamala Beach Club would be my pick. Imagine an Ibiza dance party on a private island in Fiji. Cool tunes, infinity pool, cocktails, cabanas – what more could you want? 

Chetan Arjun, Chief Financial Officer

When you add dreamy beaches and snorkelling into the equation, Chet knows Fiji equals the perfect escape. Whether you’re calculating the best experiences or dividing between islands, count on our CFO to share his top Fiji takeaways. 

Tell us about your favourite Fiji destination… 
The Yasawa Islands – there’s no crowd to contend with, you’re truly in the wilderness but with all comforts close by. 

Where do you choose to stay when you visit Fiji? 
Sheraton Fiji Golf & Beach Resort – the dreamy sunsets are magnificent and Sheraton’s incredible facilities, including a golf course, keep me returning. 

What is your favourite Fiji experience or activity? 
Snorkelling and scuba diving – the warm, gentle turquoise waters teeming with marine life are unforgettable. 

 For more Fiji inspiration, check out Find Your Own Slice of Happiness: Fiji’s Best Islands