Vatuvara Private Islands

Name of resort

Vatuvara Private Islands

 

Year opened

2017

 

Neighbourhood

Vatuvara is set on a private South Pacific Island in the Northern Lau Group of Fiji.

 

Walking distance to:

Each Villa on the island is provided with a personal electric buggy for island transport.

 

Size and style:

The three secluded and expansive seaside villas have been meticulously crafted with natural textures and materials creating spacious and comfortably elegant environments. Each with their own private beach access, the villas include an infinity pool surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and an abundance of aromatic flowers. Multiple shaded seating on the extensive decks provides tempting areas to relax and enjoy extraordinary views of neighbouring islands beyond the azure waters of the lagoon.  A stay in any one of the villas includes a personal masseuse. Saku Villa and Vatu Villa each have a private massage bure on their decks, while Delana Villa has a dedicated massage room and boasts an additional jacuzzi bath.

 

Guest profile:

The hotel clientele is generally affluent and looking for a private, safe and secure vacation where everything is provided for their comfort in an environmentally conscientious environment.

 

Family friendly:

No, Vatuvara is open to guests sixteen years and older, but the island can be hired exclusively for full family retreats and reunions. 

 

Airport transfers:

Vatuvara provides return transport on a private twin Otter plane from either Suva or Nadi International Airport. This service is included in the all-inclusive rates.

 

You need to know:

Vatuvara has only three villas available on the 800-acre island ensuring complete privacy and security. The resort takes its role as stewards of both the marine and land environment seriously – their organic gardens supply the majority of the gourmet dining ingredients. For those seeking a PADI open water certification, Vatuvara provides instruction and completion of the course in four days. 

 

On-site dining and drinking facilities:

The resort offers two full service restaurants, where meals are crafted with the freshest ingredients direct from the island's farms or fished from the surrounding waters. 

Jim’s Bar & Grill: Jim's Bar & Grill is a casual venue for beachside breakfast and lunch dining. Fresh baked goods, homemade jams and jellies, blended juices and a variety of salads together with delicious coffee or teas are on offer.  A wood burning pizza oven and a traditional Fijian Lovo are often used to prepare lunches.
 
Valhalla: Perched above the lapping waters of the South Pacific sits Valhalla, an evening dining restaurant with bar and outside verandah.  Appetisers can be served alfresco while watching the sun set.  Menus are described as “Pacific Rim”with the freshest seafood, organic meats and garden vegetables and fruits, accompanied with liquors and wines from the wine cellar.

 

On-site facilities:

The resort has an organic four-hole golf course and putting green, a marina with three boats available for snorkelling, diving, fishing, neighbouring island visits or private island picnics. Kayaks, SUP’s are at the ready for use by island guests.

Parking

No

Pool

Yes, each villa has its own private pool.

Gym

Not at this time. We do provide yoga instruction and each villa is accommodated with its own massage bure and masseuse.

Spa

Spa services can be arranged based on request.

Eco and community initiatives:

General Manager Lynda Miller, together with her local team, are responsible for the variety of organic vegetables and fruits served up daily. Her extensive gardens are the result of the island's commitment to self-sufficiency, energy conservation and organic certification in both the US and Australia. Future projects include virgin coconut oil from the islands many coconut palms and ocean salt directly from the surrounding Pacific waters.

The Vatuvara Foundation is committed to protecting and reviving oceans in Northern Lau through a network of marine protected areas and provides innovative solutions that promote awareness and empower local communities. By creating safe havens for marine life, protected areas can restore habitats and indigenous species resulting in more resilient oceans to provide sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities and to mitigate against effects of climate change and natural disasters. Conservation efforts will include awareness, monitoring, vulnerable species protection, poaching surveillance and restoration programmes.
 
Vatuvara Foundation is working closely with the surrounding island communities to help increase knowledge of and manage their natural resources.

 

Concierge recommends:

The neighbouring island, Vatuvara, is an untouched and uninhabited ancient volcanic island, a true South Pacific paradise teeming with bird and marine life. Soaring limestone cliffs covered with dense tropical jungle and white sand beaches enhance the drama. Guests can be whisked away to the island for a private island picnic, equipped with water toys, shade umbrella, comfy pillows and beach towels, and picked up on request.

 

 

 

Services

Wifi

Yes, included in the all-inclusive rate.

Turndown service

Yes

24 hour reception

There is no reception area on the island, however management is available 24 hours.

24 hour room service

Vatuvara stock the villas with guests' preferred wines and spirits. They aim to provide guests with whatever services they require. 

Stay here

For bookings and more information visit vatuvara.com

 

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