Six Senses Fiji
What We Love
- The 82-foot beachfront infinity pool
- Cocktail-making kits in your villa
- The Pacific Ocean-flavored tasting menu at Tovolea, the resort’s all-day dining spot
- Gold-leaf facials at the holistic spa
What To Know
- The 120-acre property is entirely solar powered
- Part of the 2000 Tom Hanks film, Castaway, was filmed here
- The festive welcome here consists of a lively bula drum performance
- Guests can pick fresh eggs from the onsite chicken farm before (complimentary) breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Eco-minded all-villa paradise on a remote Fijian island, with its own beachfront infinity pool, holistic spa, and breakfast included
Not a single lava stone was left unturned when this bucket-list worthy Malolo Island beachfront community opened for business in 2018. For starters, there’s a full-service marina, an onsite ice cream hut that hands out complimentary round-the-clock scoops, a tennis court, and an outdoor theater surrounded by swaying palms. Each of the 34 extravagant thatched-roof villas is furnished with its own plunge pool, fully-equipped kitchen, and sun-speckled deck with views of nearby Vunabaka Bay. The adventure menu is as robust as the relaxation options here: choose from a PADI course, partake in the resort’s ongoing coral restoration project (guests can help plant a portion of the reef), engage in treetop yoga, or simply drift away on a sunset sail all while being serenaded by local acoustic musicians. The ultimate unwind awaits at the coconut-scented spa, where over-the-top accouterments like an alchemy bar (ideal for whipping up your own wellness potions) and bespoke holistic treatments, fueled with tropical fruit from the resort’s own garden, take seaside idyll to new heights.
In the Area
As part of the Mamanuca Island chain, a volcanic archipelago to the west of Fiji’s main city, Nadi, Malolo Island is situated 15 miles from the country’s international airport (for a fee, the resort can arrange for private minivan, speedboat or helicopter transfers). A clutch of world-famous surfing spots, including Cloudbreak, known for its particularly gargantuan swells, are within easy reach, while the resort can also facilitate a day of island hopping, complete with a picnic lunch, in addition to a visit to the nearby village of Solevu to browse through indigenous arts and crafts.
How to Get There
Words cannot describe the trip and fiji journey my husband and I had with Six Senses Fiji.
We arrived to be greeted by not only a fantastic greeting song but by our GEM (Guest Experience Manager) Komal who is there to organise anything and everything for us, we were so lucky to get someone like Komal who is so reliable, on the ball and honestly felt like a friend by the end of our trip.
I want to mention that we were due to only stay in six senses for 5 nights, we went away to the Yasawas for 1 night (which was meant to be for 4 nights) and came back to six senses the very next day. We missed six senses and the people so much that we had to come back, we then cancelled two other resorts we were due to stay in and stayed another 6 nights with six senses. Komal organised a sea plane and transport for us to return to them which was so amazing and kind of her.
Six senses is not just a resort, they became our little family who we loved and cared about.
I have to give a shout out to my new found friend for life Joanna. At six senses they take on visiting practitioners and Joanna was the skincare visiting practitioner during the time I was there. She completely transformed my skin, gave not only me but my husband, life long skin advice, went above and beyond to put me in touch with a skin care salon in Dublin, Ireland, not to mention she is utterly amazing in every way. My trip would not have been the same without her.
We also had the pleasure to join a group of the staff & the GM Franz for dinner and cocktails. They are all so lovely!
Last but definitely not least I want to give a shout out to some of the staff - Karl who is the sales and marketing director and is just amazing at what he does and such a beautiful person, Desmond, Anthony and Nancy who worked in food and beverage and always went above and beyond for us. Lawrence and Lucas who look over food and be beverage and Lawrence recommended me a great Scottish Gin.
I want to say thanks to all of the staff at Six Senses Fiji. My husband and I will be returning next year to Fiji and will only ever book this resort.
My only recommendation is to please ignore any bad reviews on here, the place, staff and experience is once in a lifetime and utterly outstanding.
Thank you Six Senses Fiji xx
Just came back from a week's visit and Six Senses Fiji is officially true paradise on earth. Highly recommend to stay there at least once in your life to relax and reset. The team is super welcoming and makes you feel at home while the food and facilities are of a very high quality. Thanks Six Senses for an amazing week!
My wife and I recently stayed 5 nights at this magnificent resort. We have been to Fiji 11 times and always travel around to different islands. We have stayed in many different places and experienced many different resorts. This is by far one of the best resorts we have stayed in not only in Fiji but around the world.
The management of the place is by far the best I have come across in Fiji. All of the managers make an effort to come across and introduce themselves and make sure you are having a good time. A big thank you goes to Fiona, Lukasz and Tomasi and the other managers for their professionalism and making it a memorable experience.
We celebrated my wife's 50th birthday in Fiji with our adult kids and their partners the week before and my wife and I wanted to stay an extra 5 days in Fiji to continue the celebrations. What a way to finish.
All of the staff were terrific and very friendly. The food was exceptional with heaps of options and daily specials which many other resorts lack. The setup and views from the resort are great.
I want to also thank Seini our Guest Experience Maker ( GEM ) who was fantastic during our stay and Niranjan who works in the spa centre and looks after the meditation and did our wellness screening. I have never been one to do meditation and Niranjan made our experience so much more pleasurable.
The only regret I have is that we only stayed 5 nights.
I would have no hesitation to go back and can't wait to do so.
Six Senses Fiji is 6 Star and I can't wait to go to other Six Senses resorts around the world.
1. Guest experience manager(Sai) helped us to have the best holiday at Six Senses. He organized everything for us including daily schedule, activities and check out services. You just message your GEM if you need anything. I was super happy with exceptional guest service. Sai is incredibly helpful and friendly, and he is a perfect Person for GEM!
2. Beautiful private beach!! The view is absolutely beautiful, you have your private pool and the beach
3. Delicious and clean food. Breakfast is superb and each night has dinner theme as well. Fresh ingredients served everyday. Milk is served on a daily basis and fresh fruit infused water is out for everyone.
4. Everything is eco friendly, love all the beautiful decorations and I love how I felt like I was away from the city and being close to the nature!! So relaxing!!
I will start my review by saying that our trip to Six Senses came after 4 nights at Kokomo so my expectations for the stay might have been too high, but it certainly does not warrant a 5 star rating when compared to other properties in Fiji. Perhaps other reviewers haven't traveled around.
We booked a 3 bedroom marina residence. It was very disappointing. We did not unpack and asked to move or check out/get our money back. Marina is a misnomer. There is a canal and the only boats are the resorts 2, center console boats. So forget any kind of view of a lovely marina. I would not rent any marina view residence period. The residence was indeed awful. Main area had no AC. The villa slept 6 but had room for 3 to sit side by side inside on a futon in an awful color that looked like it came from Walmart. All of the bedrooms were accessed separately and were surrounded by dark wood shutters. So if you wanted AC (which only sort of worked) then you were blacked out. I'm talking a lot more than I usually would concerning AC only because we were there in March and it was so hot and humid. And it is a tropical island so I saw my first albino lizard in the bedroom and of course flying insects. There are no screens on the shutters so everything will get in including the heat.
Management quickly and efficiently moved us to a hilltop 4 bedroom residence with ocean view. The residence was beautiful and I appreciated the move, but ultimately I would not return. Each day the power in one of the bedrooms randomly went out for hours. TV didn't work. One bedrooms AC did not work. Never fixed. Shutters in the villa were again in play, which allowed in bugs and lizards and hampered AC effectiveness. I quit wearing makeup and drying my hair - pointless. When it rained you needed to shut everything up or else their lovely hardwood floors would be ruined. The residence pool was large and very nice - it was the selling point of staying there. And the furniture in this residence was appropriate (apparently they let the owners decorate however they would like). The kitchen is pointless because unless you brought over groceries from the mainland what are you doing with it (nothing much at resort to stock with)?
The dining at the resort was redundant. Fixed menu that was themed and changed at one restaurant and one other place to dine. It would be hard to stay here a week with the limited food options.
You need to be shuttled around in a golf cart due to the expanse of the resort. Our GEM served multiple other villas so the hype of the GEM is way overstated. And when it rains you get soaked on the golf carts (no plastic sides).
Beach was ok. There is construction and noise as others have pointed out.
The trip out to cloud 9 was the highlight of the stay. I will say the weather in rainy season on Malolo was much better than Kokomo.
We had an evening flight out and they graciously allowed us to use a Hideaway Pool Villa until our evening departure. The Villas were far nicer than the residences in furnishings and amenities so if you are going to this resort be sure to book a Villa, preferably a beach front.