Best All-Inclusive Resorts in The South Pacific
All-inclusive resorts make your vacation easy. Everything is included to make your trip perfect – meals, tipping, activities, you can put your wallet away to enjoy your vacation. Whether you want luxury or romance, these all-inclusive resorts are some of the best in the South Pacific. Read on to discover these amazing island resorts.
1 Royal Davui Island Resort – Fiji
This 16 villa resort is located on the 10 acre private island of Ugaga, first on plane, then on boat. Each villa features a private plunge pool; Banyan Bar & Restaurant serves traditional Fijian fare; and Davui Spa taps into natural Fiji products like exotic nuts, flowers and coconuts.
2 El Nido – Apulit Island, The Philippines
At Apulit Island in Taytay Bay — a 3.5-hour journey from Manila via van, plane and boat — 50 overwater cottages are the main draw. Other charms include snorkeling the house reef, kayaking around the island and relaxing at the pool. Each guest’s beach bag and slippers, woven by natives, are free to take home.
Ceremonies take place on the Octagon Pier or on a white sandy beach lined with coconut trees. Reception dinners are made from organically produced local vegetables and locally reared livestock.
This sustainable-minded resort by rappelling down a limestone cliff; swim through Lover’s Cave; or chill out in a cabana with a couple’s hilot massage.
3 Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort – Vanua Levu, Fiji
Located on a former coconut plantation on the island of Vanua Levu, it is an hour’s flight from Nadi International Airport. Guests stay in 25 bures, or thatch-roof huts and are greeted on arrival with a coconut foot scrub.
Getting married here is a kick as 2 Fijian warriors carry the bride to her groom to the tune of conch shells and the beating of a lali drum. Dinner for two is served at the end of the dock, with lanterns lighting the way.
Book a boat ride — accompanied by acoustic-guitar solos — to Naviavia Island, the resort’s neighboring deserted island, armed with a bottle of champagne and a picnic basket. Dive the world-class Namena reefs, or sign up for beach yoga together.
4 Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa – Vanua Levu, Fiji
This 160-acre tropical paradise (located on the island of Vanua Levu, a 50-minute flight from Nadi International Airport) was featured on an episode of The Bachelorette. The 43 villas include the Edgewater overwater bures, opened in December 2013 in the adults-only area, which features private beaches and ladders into the lagoon for snorkeling, swimming and kayaking.
Spots reserved for weddings include the rainforest, the beach, a mountaintop villa and a seaside patio, complete with Fijian wedding costumes for the couple and a Fijian-warrior escort for the bride.
Cozy up on daybeds near the shore, explore a nearby reef with a PADI-certified guide, or hold hands on a hike through Lotu Island Cave. Other activities range from golfing to a banana-leaf body wrap.
5 Bedarra Island Resort – Queensland, Australia
On a private island six miles off the coast of Mission Beach near the Great Barrier Reef (a two-hour drive from Cairns), this sustainably minded rainforest property (think solar power and rainwater collection) comprises eight villas, including the Beach House, introduced April 2014 and flaunting a plunge pool and deck.
After beachfront vows, host an alfresco seafood reception for up to 14 guests, paired with a signature cocktail created with you and your partner in mind.
Amp up the romance with a staff-packed, candlelit picnic on a private beach or deserted island. Guided snorkeling trips to the outer Great Barrier Reef can be arranged.
6 Club Med Bali Nusa Dua – Bali Indonesia
This 264-room resort is convenient to the temples of Tanah Lot and Uluwatu. A late-night seafood spot overlooks the sand, dotted with thatch beach umbrellas and bales (Indonesian-style shelters).
Eco-chic wedding packages include recycled-paper invites, bouquets of locally grown flowers, and a sand-ceremony keepsake, plus an organic cake for the reception.
Complimentary honeymoon treats include a scuba dive, a massage for two and a photo sesh. Chill at the adults-only Zen pool, opened spring 2014, and build in pampering at the Turkish bath. Or conquer fears together at the flying-trapeze academy.
7 Namale Resort & Spa – Vanua Levu, Fiji
Set on 525 acres of breathtaking tropical beauty in Fiji’s northern island of Vanua Levu. Each bure’s sliding-glass doors lead to a deck overlooking the Koro Sea. Its 10,000-square-foot spa is perched on a volcanic cliff and offers alfresco massages.
Local touches for the ceremony include a Fijian choir, a team of six Fijian warriors as escorts, an aisle of flowers, a lei for the groom and a floral crown for the bride.
Take your meals wherever you like — on the beach, even inside a cave. Ask for one of the five honeymoon bures, built on lava pinnacles; each houses a spa tub for two and an oceanfront deck.
8 The Brando – Islands of Tahiti
The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll composed of a dozen small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. A former retreat for Tahitian royals now owned by Marlon Brando’s estate, the resort offers all-inclusive rates that include a daily massage and one excursion of your choice per day.
Everything you need for a destination wedding is here, such as classic-French and Polynesian-inspired cuisine for the reception dinner and bridesmaid pampering at the spa, where villas encircle a pond blanketed with lilies.
Pedal off into the sunset on bicycles, paddle to a neighboring island, and enjoy 24-hour private dining in your villa; ingredients are culled from the Brando’s organic gardens.
9 Turtle Island Fiji
This all-inclusive island has only 14 couples at a time. Guests stay in 14 beachfront bures (huts) at this plush escape, a short seaplane ride from Nadi International Airport. The 500-acre private-island resort is rooted in romance: Blue Lagoon, starring Brooke Shields, was filmed here.
A great place for weddings, the staff craft traditional Fijian attire of hand-painted tree bark for the couple. They announce the bride’s sunset arrival on a raft, as a conch shell is sounded, all the while a local Fijian choir is in full swing. Guests don floral garlands around their necks.
Take a day trip to snorkel or visit a local village, or stay behind with your love for a private beach picnic of lobster and champagne — there are 14 beaches to choose from.
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