26th April 2017
You don’t have to have your own agent or a billion dollar bank balance to travel in style and holiday like a Hollywood star. In Fiji, you can live the life of the rich and famous for far less. However with a reputation as an affordable holiday destination, you might wonder how the other half live when they visit this tropical paradise. Look no further, we’ll show you how to travel to Fiji like a celebrity – minus the pushy paparazzi.
Start by booking a direct business class flight via the national carrier, Fiji Airways. With convenient daily flights out of Sydney and Brisbane, the 4-hour flight departs late morning so you’ve got time for a sleep in before heading to the airport. As soon as you board, the pampering begins. Relax with warm hand towels and a speciality cocktail that will have you slipping into island time in no time. Lounge in plush seats that can recline almost completely flat and indulged in a three-course Pacific Rim-inspired menu that has been specially curated for Fiji Airways.
Arriving at Nadi International Airport, be whisked away on a short 12 minute helicopter flight that will deliver you to the exclusive and secluded Vomo Island Resort. Situated on a private island in the middle of the Yasawa and Mamanuca Island chains, the resort is the ultimate escape from prying eyes. Surrounded by tranquil sapphire waters and lush tropical gardens, this truly is the ultimate place to unwind. Offering some of the most luxurious accommodation in Fiji, you can take your pick from private beachfront residences with their own private butler to hillside villas that combine European elegance with authentic Fiji touches.
For a truly luxe experience, travel to the small secluded island of Vomo Lailai or ‘little Vomo’ and relax in one of the isolated locations often used for swimsuit photoshoots. You can reserve the entire island for yourself and the staff at Vomo will set you up with round trip boat transfers to get you there as well as a gourmet bespoke picnic hamper and a two-way radio to call back your boat or request more champagne.
If you have the time, exploring the neighbouring Yasawa Island chain is also recommended. These islands are some of the most secluded in all of Fiji and boast porcelain beaches, statuesque mountain peaks and crystal clear waters in a varying spectrum of blues. These islands are home to some magnificent resident manta rays which you can meet and greet up close and in person on a guided snorkelling expedition. These creatures are just as fascinated with you as you are with them and frequently perform a variety of ‘aquabatic’ displays, gliding gracefully through the water for your pleasure.