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FIJI CONTINUES to be one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. Here’s a roundup of new hotels and attractions planned for 2023 and beyond.


Waya Island Resort is a new adults-only resort set to debut in the Mamanuca Islands on November 1.

Nestled between Octopus Resort and Barefoot Kuata, this exclusive retreat promises a private and intimate experience, boasting 17 charming bures enveloped in natural beauty.

The resort presents two room categories, the deluxe garden bure and deluxe villa, with rates starting from FJD850 (approx. $AU570) for a deluxe garden bure.

Construction has commenced on a substantial FJ$230 million (approx. $AU155 million) expansion of the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, known as the ‘Vatu Talei’ project or ‘The Jewel.’

Designed to maximise the four vacant hectares directly behind the resort, Vatu Talei promises a fusion of luxury, sustainability, cultural enrichment and gastronomic innovation.

Scheduled for a late 2026 debut, this new development will encompass 190 rooms and suites across three multi-level buildings, including nine and four-storey structures with rooftop pools and bars.

It will also incorporate a three level, low-rise tower, all surrounded by swimming pools, providing water views overlooking the existing hotel.

Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2026, the Radisson Blu Mirage Resort, Fiji Naisoso Island is poised to become a premier resort for travellers seeking a tranquil tropical getaway.

The 250-key resort will offer guests direct beachfront access from apartments that overlook the South Pacific Ocean. The new property will offer an array of leisure facilities, including three beachfront swimming pools, a gym and a kids’ club.

The F&B will include an all-day dining restaurant, a speciality restaurant, a swim-up pool bar and event spaces for up to 150 guests.

On an island off Taveuni, a solar-powered resort is being built by Silent Yachts. Nestled amid the jungle and sandy beaches, the emissions-free luxury resort will include an array of eco-conscious beachfront residences and an impressive fleet of zero-emission vessels.

Owners will have exclusive access to several of Silent’s solar-electric tenders, speedboats and catamarans. Residents will also have a complete run of the owners’ clubhouse, a bar and restaurant, a private beach club and a fully equipped health and wellness centre.

IHG is set to bring its flagship Crowne Plaza brand to Fiji for the first time following a major signing with Wailoaloa Hotel.

Opening in late 2023 following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment, the Crowne Plaza Fiji Nadi Bay Resort & Spa will convert from its previous life as Pullman Nadi Bay.

The existing 324 rooms will be refreshed, with new two-bedroom family rooms and ocean facing king suites. The resort will also include a new day spa with six double treatment rooms and seven dining outlets including a lobby bar, whiskey bar, all-day dining restaurant, Italian restaurant, Beach Club and nightclub.

Waya Island Resort

Lomani Island Resort


OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort has introduced the OUTRIGGER Adventure Park, offering guests paintball, a golf driving range, archery and additional attractions in the near future.

The resort has also introduced a range of new activities and excursions. Their ‘Sip and Paint’ activity includes a complimentary drink and canapés. The activity is guided by local Fijian artists and involves painting on a 400mm x 300mm canvas.

Their Fijian ‘Butu Vatu’ experience includes coconut husking and tasting, weaving lessons and kokoda making. The resort also offers a 2.5hour tour to the Sigatoka Sand Dunes which includes transfers, entry, bottled water and fun and games.

Travellers seeking to propose in Fiji can now explore Lomani Island Resort’s ‘Romantic Proposal’ packages starting at just FJD$50 (approx. $AU33).

These meticulously designed packages allow couples to commemorate their love amid the Mamanuca Islands. They can be reserved discreetly, ensuring an unforgettable experience that perfectly complements guests’ individual preferences and the natural splendour of Lomani Island Resort.

Choose from options like beach proposals, romantic beachfront dinners and scenic lookout lunches.

Cloud 9 have launched an island-hopping adventure, offering a six-hour tour priced at FJD$2,999 (approx. $AU2,000) for a group up to 12 people.

Your private charter departs from Port Denarau with a dedicated boat and crew. Visit a resort in the Mamanuca Islands for drinks, swimming, strolling and picnicking.

Explore a sandbank with provided snorkelling gear then end the day at Cloud 9 day club with drinks, live DJs and scenic views. The experience includes a tour guide and non-alcoholic refreshments.

Seventh Heaven Fiji, a luxury floating platoon surrounded by pristine turquoise waters, have launched an exclusive overnight experience, combining luxury glamping, decadent dining and pure relaxation in the middle of the ocean.

The offer includes private hire of Seventh Heaven overnight, all-inclusive food and beverage, a cocktail making class, seven-course sunset dinner, sunrise champagne breakfast, one massage per person, a private snorkelling tour, an iPad loaded with movies and a gift pack.

It is available for up to six adults with prices starting from $AU3,495 per night per couple.

OUTRIGGER Fiji Beach Resort


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