3 Nights' Accommodation at Likuliku in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
Spend 3 amazing nights at Fiji’s most unique ‘adults only’ luxury escape, a special place designed with integrity to cultural values, traditional designs and architecture, embraced by the renowned warmth of the Fijian people.
From the water it looks like an ancient village, so traditional is the style. Located 16 miles from Nadi International Airport, this luxury resort is set among tropical gardens, steps from the beach and lagoons.
The beating heart of the Resort is a magnificent building in the design of a Fijian canoe house. Surrounded by sprawling ceilings, hand-woven thatch and an exotic mix of natural materials and modern elements, Likuliku embodies the richness of an ancient culture with vibrant touches of present-day luxury.
All Bures feature ocean views, air conditioning, fridge, plunger coffee and tea facilities, mini-bars on request, telephones, music systems, flat-screen monitors with DVD players (select Bures only), free WiFi, iron, hair dryer, robes, separate bathroom including an outdoor shower (rinsing-only shower in select Bures), bathing pavilion with bath (select Bures only), lounge areas, overhead fans, spacious decks and a private plunge pool (select Bures only). All comprise one (1) king size bed suitable for a maximum of two (2) adults only. Due to the nature of the experience being offered , there are no televisions in the Bures, however, there is an entertainment lounge in the Central Facility featuring a satellite TV.
The Resort has excursions and adventures to fill just about every hour of every day including: scuba diving, fishing ranging from hand line to sport fishing, water skiing, village tours and dolphin spotting.
A gymnasium complimentary to guests is available as well as a spa specializing in traditional and local therapies utilizing the beautiful products of “Pure Fiji.” Complimentary Wireless “hotspots” and two internet desks are available in the Central Facility as well as a Boutique offering guests unique fashion and accessories along with local and traditional arts and crafts.
Likuliku offers a daily-changing schedule of activities, including complimentary non-motorized watersports such as stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and wind surfing, plus complimentary snorkeling equipment.
In addition, there is a myriad of land and sea tours and activities available (may be at additional cost) in and around the surrounding Mamanuca Islands.
The islands of the Mamanucas are rich with coral reefs and a vast variety of amazing tropical fish. Likuliku Lagoon and Malolo Island are surrounded by a fringing coral reef making snorkeling ideal. If you want to venture further afield and explore other snorkel sites, there are daily trips to various sites nearby and sometimes you may even end up in an undiscovered part of the islands, seeing amazing marine life for the first time.
Within the immediate area surrounding Likuliku and Malolo Island, there is a marine reserve where fishing is strictly forbidden. However, there are a variety of fishing excursions to areas where keen anglers can troll for tuna or perhaps a Giant Trevally. Also, Dog Tooth Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Rainbow Runner, Barracuda, Coral Trout, Scad and Billfish are just some of the fish that swim the waters.
There are several walking trails varying in length and difficulty from the resort. The walks can include Jona’s Lookout with magnificent views over the resort and island waters, the Ridge Track to Naroba Point and also the walk along nearby Naivaka Beach.
Here you will experience how the indigenous land owners live at the local villages of Yaro and Solevu by taking the “Shell Village Tour." Solevu is also the home of the Paramount Chief of the Mamanuca Islands. Perhaps experience a traditional Fijian church service available to guests each Sunday. Fiji is a multi-religious country represented by all major religions. The majority of Fijians are Christians and on Malolo Island there is a Methodist service each Sunday at Yaro Village where the highlight is to experience the exquisite voices of the local Fijian choir.
Often the best time to be on the water is in the early morning before the wind picks up and it is certainly the best time for an early morning island hopping trip. Take a trip past Castaway Island, Mana Island, Matamanoa Island and finally MonuRiki Island where we stop for a swim, snorkel and walk along the beach. MonuRiki Island is one of the most stunningly beautiful islands in the Mamanucas and is where the famous “Cast Away” movie with Tom Hanks was filmed. The trip then heads north around Monu Island, west round the top of Yanuya Island, past Tokoriki Island before turning south for the return trip past Tavua Island and finally stopping at Mana Sand Bank for another swim and snorkel, before heading back for a late breakfast at the resort.
Malolo is referred to by the local Fijians as “Na Siga e dromu I Malolo.” Translated this means “the place where the sun comes to rest.” The sunsets from Likuliku can be quite magnificent, and what better way to enjoy the scene than from one of our sunset cruises whilst sipping a glass of sparkling wine, enjoying Chef’s canapés and listening to the sounds of one of our Likuliku serenaders as you sail around the island.
A very special activity but unfortunately one that isn’t always available due to tides and prevailing weather conditions, is a Picnic Lunch to a local Sandbank or private island beach. These Sandbanks are only accessible at mid to high tide and are new islands in the making. The surrounding waters are pristine and clear and there is great swimming and snorkeling. The activities team will set you up with your picnic lunch and umbrellas for shade.
For the more adventurous, why not try a Jet Ski Safari to the nearby island of MonuRiki or a perhaps a Parasail around the Malolo waters. We also offer water skiing and wake boarding.
Close to the Resort are some of the world’s most famous surf breaks found along the southern part of the Malolo Barrier Reef. We offer surf tours to Cloudbreak (home to the Fiji Pro annual surfing championships), Wilkes Passage, Desperation and Restaurants.
Meke and Lovo
On Friday nights be entertained by members of staff who will perform the traditional Meke (dance). Here you will experience traditional stories through dance and song. This is followed by dinner of the traditional Lovo (earth oven feast) and South Pacific BBQ.
The drinking of Kava is an important Fijian tradition. On Monday evenings, join the activities team for a traditional Kava ceremony at Masima Bar. Learn about the origins of Kava, the plant and its attributes along with the protocols surrounding the ceremony itself.
The Dive Centre is operated by Subsurface Fiji, a PADI 5 Star IDC.
A short boat ride away and just below the surface is another world. A world of vivid turquoise waters abundant with beautiful hard and soft corals, teeming with an amazing variety of colorful reef fish. Choose a relaxing dive in the calm inner reef waters or explore the deeper ocean side Mamanuca barrier reef where dolphins, manta rays, turtles and large pelagic fish are your dive companions.
Certified divers have a choice of 44 dive sites in the Mamanuca Islands. Expect to see caves, pinnacles, walls, a crashed B26 Bomber from WW2, a ship wreck and even a shark encounter dive at the world- famous ‘Supermarket’ dive site. Add in an abundance of tropical fish, large pelagic fish, and the colorful soft corals that Fiji is famous for and you will want to keep exploring these magnificent reefs. Dive trips depart daily.
Learn to Dive
PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING: Half-day introduction to scuba diving. Learn the scuba basics in the pool and then it’s off to dive the world famous reefs with the guidance of your dive instructor.
PADI OPEN WATER DIVE COURSE: Learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. In just two and a half days you can get the certification for a lifetime of diving adventures