Magic on the Mainland
Magic on the Mainland
You don’t have to venture too far to discover some of the most luxurious accommodation Fiji has to offer – try just 45 minutes from Nadi airport.
Experiencing the best five-star resort Fiji has to offer doesn’t have to mean departing Viti Levu as soon you land. Recently opened Marriott Resort Momi Bay combines all the luxuries you would find on some of the archipelago’s remote destinations with some of the nuances that isolated resorts just can’t offer. The palm-fringed man-made lagoon might be home to 250 rooms – all with a water view – but the resort feels anything but crowded. In fact, Momi Bay is so sprawling and spread out, chances are you might need to call reception to get a golf buggy to drop you at your dinner reservation.
While there are 10 different rooms to choose, catering to all budgets – including lagoon rooms, ocean-front and lagoon bures – where luxury is concerned, it’s the sought-after overwater bures that take the cake. Momi Bay is the first resort on Fiji’s mainland to offer luxury in the form of bures perched above the azure blue lagoon. For those looking for a truly one-of-a-kind stay, opting for one of the 22 adults-only overwater bures is the answer. Lounge sultry Fijian days away on your own private balcony; once you’ve had enough sun, saunter down the staircase of your private swimming pool to cool off in the lagoon. Equally impressive in their own right are the ocean-front and lagoon-facing bures, each with private deck areas perfect for sunbathing and doing a whole lot of nothing except relaxing.
When you’ve had enough lazing about soaking up the sun’s rays, there is no shortage of activities to try your hand at. Alongside the to-be-expected watersport offerings – kayaking, snorkelling and stand-up paddle boarding – there’s also a fitness centre, tennis court, volleyball net, football matches and basket weaving on offer. For those who want to stick to a down-tempo, relaxed pace, a visit to Quan Spa needs to be on the must-do list. With everything on offer from hairstyling – because boarding a plane at the end of your holiday with salty tresses is never ideal – to indulgent Fijian-inspired massages, a spa appointment is one of the quickest ways to get you into holiday mode. While Marriott Resort Momi Bay is quite possibly one of Fiji’s most family-friendly five-star resorts – there’s a kids’ club, kids’ pool and the sheltered lagoon is the perfect spot for wee ones to paddle about – it’s as equally appealing for couples who are after a child-free romantic sojourn. The adults-only infinity pool is the perfect spot to watch the sun set over the South Pacific Ocean.
Dining options at island resorts can often be limited but Marriott Resort Momi Bay changes the game with not one but three culinary experiences to choose from. Goji Kitchen and Bar serves up Asian-inspired all-day dining and offers an à la carte menu as well as impressive breakfast and dinner buffets, while Mediterranean-inspired Lagoon House offers burgers, pizzas and small dishes. Fish bar, for which the friendly Marriott Resort Momi Bay staff recommend making a reservation, is one of the best ways to end your day. Perch yourself up at the bar and sip on a cocktail
as the sun goes down.
To find out more and to book a stay at Marriott Resort Momi Bay visit www.marriott.com or phone +679 670 7000.