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
Was a nice few days at the resort. Unfortunately the resort is still under construction and there’s a bit of noise during the day but the villas are nice. We had plenty of space in the residence. The resort is a bit lacking in terms of activities, water sports options are limited, however we did manage to get out on their hobie cat for a bit of sailing. The service and food were good although some things happened on “Fiji time” aka not punctual. The island is nice and big and I explored
The surrounding hills on foot as well as kayaked around the island. Overall it was a
Good stay, would likely visit again in the future but once all construction is finished and they’ve added some activities.
Even completely jet lagged, it’s exciting to get picked up from a long journey and be swept along by private motor boat to this resort. As we walked up to the welcoming entrance there was a musician playing on his guitar, and several staff waiting to greet
us. The wonderful baker even presented a cake as it was my man’s birthday!
I LOVE Six Senses - the brand is Brilliant. I was at Six Senses in Con Dao, Vietnam and Oman’s Zighy Bay. The resorts are all gorgeous and remote; luxury is measured by top quality/healthy food, raked beaches, lovely suites and excellent equipment for water sports. Fiji’s resort had all of these attributes and also the most wonderful and friendly staff. We learned a lot about their culture and now understand why they are among the happiest people on our globe. There are so many to thank, but I want to give a shout out to Seini and Mojje as they went far beyond classic hospitality and became more like friends.
When we departed, we felt like we were leaving family.
We will return.
The whole trip was fabulous, from the personal greeting at the dock to our own guest experience person (Box) the journey began. The staff (Lucas, Fiona, Ben, etc, etc.) and chef(s) were terrific and responded appropriately to our every request. We were very impressed with the sustainability features and importance on making sure nothing is wasted What we noticed compared to other resorts is we really got to know other guests and made new friends, a double bonus. We will definitely be back to this or another Six Senses resort.
Just got back from Six Senses Fiji - stayed in R38 - it was stunning and couldn't have asked for anything nicer. The pool that comes with each villa is a great plus. As I read in other reviews the beach, while beautiful, is not perfectly sandy, which might not be what some expect. However, the water is gorgeous and the snorkeling around the small island is great if you want to see beautiful coral, giant clams, all sorts of different fish, etc. While not the best spot we snorkeled, those were easy to get to by boat charter or jet ski. All of which we set up via our GEM. Massages were also very good. The one knock on Six Senses Fiji would be the food. We have traveled extensively and i would say the menu in the main dining restaurant on the beach needs much more variety if you are going to be there for multiple days. On the plus side the staff was very amenable to us requesting items that were off menu - but it helps to know that right when you arrive. Essentially, if you ask they will do their best to accommodate. So to me - this review should be a 4.5 out of 5 but there is no way to do 1/2 ratings on Trip Advisor. We would certainly consider going back. And for those that are concerned about the weather in March - we were there the last week of March and it was beautiful out every day - we did get rain at night, but we had excellent beach weather the 6 days we were at the resort. Thank you to Six Senses & staff for a remarkable holiday!
The accommodation was amazing with great service from the resort. Even with construction near by there was no impact to our experience. They were extremely respectful with working in appropriate hours.