Choosing an Island Resort in Fiji

view over lagoon from an island resort in fiji

There are more than 30 island resorts in Fiji. Some of these island resorts occupy tiny uninhabited coral islands whilst others sit alongside a small cove beach hidden by rainforest and cut-off from civilisation on larger islands. All island resorts in Fiji pride themselves on their intimacy, their hospitable staff and the beautiful natural surroundings.

Most small island resorts offer bure style accommodation – individual open plan bungalows built from natural materials to reflect the traditional Fijian home. Bures have thatch roofs, high ceilings and wooden beams. However, staying on a small island does not necessarily convey intimacy - a couple of the resorts in the Mamanuca Islands have 150 + rooms.

The advantages of staying on a small island include intimacy, lack of commercial activity (usually) and often being surrounded by a stunning lagoon with excellent snorkelling and visibility. The disadvantages naturally are a lack of movement - you'll be restricted to the tours and dining offered by the resort, quite often with inflated prices. Water on these islands is precious and at times may be scarce.

Small Island Resorts in Fiji - Our Top Picks

. Matangi Island Resort
Off Taveuni Island
14 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$$
. Castaway Beach Resort
Mamanuca Islands
65 rooms
Island Resort
$$$$$
. Lomani Island Resort
Mamanuca Islands
22 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$$
. Matamanoa Island Resort
Mamanuca Islands
33 rooms
Island Resort
$$$$
. Plantation Island
Mamanuca Islands
192 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$
. Nanuya Island Resort
Northern Yasawas
12 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$
. Beachcomber Island
Mamanuca Islands
40 rooms
Island Resort
$$$
Dorm
. Octopus Resort
Southern Yasawas
24 rooms
Beach Resort
$$
Dorm
. Barefoot Lodge
All Islands
Dorm
Beach Huts
$$
Dorm
. Mantaray Island Resort
All Islands
Dorm
Beach Huts
$$
Dorm
. Coral View Resort
Tavewa, Northern Yasawas
26 rooms
Beach Huts
$
Dorm
Other Small Island Resorts in Fiji to Consider
. Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Mamanuca Islands
49 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$$
. Tokoriki Island Resort
Mamanuca Islands
29 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$$
. Treasure Island Resort
Mamanuca Islands
67 rooms
Island Resort
$$$$$
. Toberua Island Resort
Off Ovalau Island, Lomaiviti
15 rooms
Island Resort
$$$$$
. Musket Cove Resort
Mamanuca Islands
45 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$
. Tropica Island Resort
Mamanuca Islands
18 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$
. Mana Island Resort
Malolo Group
122 rooms
Beach Resort
$$$$
. Serenity Island Resort
Mamanuca Islands
16 rooms
Island Resort
$$$$
. Robinson Crusoe Island
Off Natadola, West Viti Levu
20 rooms
Island Resort
$
Dorm
. Ratu Kini Backpackers
Mana Island
16 rooms
Backpacker Resort
$
Dorm
. Betham's Cottages
Nananu-i-Ra Island, North Viti Levu
10 rooms
Beach Lodge
$
Dorm