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
- Eco friendly
- 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
We stayed with our family of 5 over the holidays and had such a fantastic time at this beautiful resort. We stayed the first half in residence 11 which was amazing. It had a beautiful pool and the inside/outside flow and views were incredible. We were with another family so the 2 masters that were comparable really worked. We then moved down to the beach front bungalows which were equally beautiful. I would say you couldn't go wrong with any of the homes or bungalows at Six Senses. They are all well-appointed and if you don't feel like walking anywhere there will be a golf cart to pick you up within minutes. The staff at Six Senses are all so nice and hospitable that we were sad to say good bye to them.
We hiked, stand up paddle board, scuba, snorkeled, sailed, cruised, made pizza, danced, relaxed, and surfed. The surfing there is run by a top-notch organization called Tropic-Surf which caters to all levels of surfers and will take you out to the local surf spots. Some of us can surf and some of us never had, and we all had so much fun. The instructors were amazing and knew the waves so well.
I would also say the scuba diving was great and I really trusted the outfit who ran the scuba shop. He took two of our teens out who has never dived and in hind site, they wish they had become certified with the dive master there which you can do.
We hope to return soon to Fiji and Six Senses. It was a dream trip. We cried when we left.
First TripAdvisor post and wanted to share our wonderful experience at Six Senses Fiji. Our family of 5 (children 13,18, 20) stayed at the resort for 11 days including Christmas and New Years. We were never bored and ate at the same restaurant every day. Activities included surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, stand up paddle, hiking, volleyball, touch rugby, yoga (including aerial yoga), cooking class, Zumba, massage, cold plunge,and boat trips (to the island where Castaway was filmed, Cloud 9 floating bar, and several surfing locations).
Getting to the resort is easy. Short van ride from the airport to the harbor and quick speed boat trip to the island. We split our stay in a private residence on the hill and villas at the beach. We enjoyed both.
The staff at the resort were incredibly friendly and always looking to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Great people.
We are definitely planning a return trip.
Having visited Six Senses Mololo island with my husband last year, we were keen to take our 4 teenage children to experience the kind of "downtime" they just don't get enough of. these days. So many people have asked me if the kids "got bored" on an island .... Are you joking? THEY LOVED IT. So much so that I felt compelled to review this stunning resort again - this time as a family review. Our kids are 20,17,16 & 13. It's hard to express how much they loved (& needed) it. It reinforced to me how important & rare a resort like this one is. We had a private 4 bedroom Villa this time - beachfront, with the most amazing pool .... we all spent our days in and out of both the pool and crystal clear beach water in front of the villa. Our son (13) had equipment out all day - snorkling, stand-up paddleboard, kayaks. He & my husband went for a sail while our daughters used the gym and stretching classes - which they raved about. They all enjoyed the wide selection of breakfast options - and the divine staff in Tovolea accommodated each and every request for 'without this' or 'extra this' please. Speaking of breakfasts, having been in Canada for 10 days before our rest in Fiji, I was feeling the need for some clean eating. Tovolea offers this in spades. I found it hard to deviate from the the "Egg White, Herb and Goats Cheese Omelette" and that dish alone would get me back to Six Senses. Delicious! My morning walks began at the Tovolea lounge where I would grab a coffee in a takeaway cup. I'm a pretty fussy coffee drinker - and the coffee is perfect! Lunches we kept light - salads are delicious - highly recommend the Super Salad. Dinners - Lukasz & Ihaka - the grilled catch of the day was superb, every time. These chefs do seafood well, Salt & Pepper prawns are a must. The fussiest of kids loved the Chicken skewers with peanut dipping sauce. On one evening we decided to use the BBQ at the villa and cook ourselves - the small grocery store has a few fridge items to enable this option. Would be great to see them add some fresh takeaway salad items there too. Saleena our housekeeper - thank you for getting the Villa speedily cleaned for our early arrival - I know it was outside of normal hours, much appreciated. And finally to our GEM - Bok - nothing was too much trouble - and in fact much I loved the way he pre-empted our needs far more often than we made requests. I know we kept you on your toes - but thank you so much, you are so good at what you do! Oh - and that downtime - it's not all downtime kids - the wifi is better than we have in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. My grown up kids were all catered for. Sun, sand, pool, watersports, gym, chaise lounge, room service and high speed internet .... They are begging to make this our annual break. Happy days.
We stayed for 5 nights at the end of January to conclude our honeymoon.
The service was impeccable, the resort was so beautiful and the experiences were great.
The staff, especially manager Jason, GEM Repekah and Api at the bar were so friendly and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome.
I’m not sure I’ll be able to go on holiday again unless it’s another six senses...!
I felt prices were very reasonable (we had been in Australia previously so would use this as a comparison compared to UK prices), and quality of food and drinks were great.
We went on the celebration offer and it just made our time at the resort even more sensational.
Thanks for an amazing experience 🙏🏻
Vicky and James
This is our first trip to Fiji and we had the best memory here at the six senses! The room is beautiful, the people are extremely friendly, they entertain my little boy so well !!. My son doesn't want to leave at the last day.
However, I found the fruits that used to make juice doesn't taste fresh, sometimes the milk doesn't taste fresh either. I'm not sure if it's only me feeling in this way. The fruits selections are very limited, I hope their fruits could have more varieties. Also, I'm a little disappointed to found out that they don't have coconut juice!
It would be better if you could have a better kids club. The current kids club is just a small dark room with some toys.
Anything else is perfect