We spent a very happy week at the gorgeous Lomalagi Resort in Fiji. We felt welcomed and treasured from the moment that Collin and her adorable young dog Bandit gave us our first tour of the still working coconut plantation. The resort is a combination of beautiful hills, coconut trees, and wooden walkways that meander through the property and connect the major buildings. The pool was sparkling clean and most inviting.You can hike down to the beaches and walk along the shore where you may meet up with the smiling and laughing local ladies from the nearby village. The views are exceptional, the bay is practically uninhabited, so it is a little bit like being alone in Paradise. Our villa was enormous and very private, the bathroom refreshingly cool with a giant shower area. There was a full kitchen for snacks or meal preparations. The views from the terrace are spectacular and if you are lucky, you may see one of the local fishermen standing in the bay catching fish with a trawling net. We watched the rainbows and waited for the sunsets over the bay with a feeling of awed anticipation.. Nobody on the bay... no motorboats...no noise, no people. The water is crystal clear and the corals incredibly colorful. You can believe that you have come to a part of the world that is totally uncorrupted by civilization. We swam in the lovely warm water and visited the dolphins with Sam who is so knowledgeable and comfortable with the sea that he could be a sea creature himself. We snorkeled and could have gone diving, but as everything is so easily visible, there was no need to go deep. My husband who is a serious diver was able to make several trips, arranged by Collin at a nearby dive shop where there were a lot more tourists. We took the kayak for a trip along the coast past many ancient mangroves. It was amazing to be the only people on the water as far as the eye could see. Marvelous really!
Each morning, we were greeted by a member of the staff who brought a delicious hot breakfast down to our villa. Bandit often came to wait outside our door to see if anyone was interested in going for a walk.
Meals were excellent, the menu is always different, the cook is a treasure. We had warm coconut banana bread and incredible cold pineapple gazpacho. My husband is a true gourmet who has traveled around the world and tasted some of the best food in the best restaurants. He could not wait for meals. We enjoyed having drinks with Collin and Sam each evening and then the delicious dinner that was set up for us in the lovely dining room overlooking the pool. The service was excellent and the gracious staff always smiling and happy to help. Sam wove us a basket and carved up a fresh coconut for me.
Collin brought me into town where I had a very enjoyable afternoon wandering among the small native shops. I bought many local handcrafts from Collin's own office/shop... she has the best collection of handmade items in town, from colorful handmade shirts and sarongs, to beautiful baroque Savusavu pearls.
This was a truly amazing vacation for us. Collin did everything in her power to make sure that we had all we needed and asked for. We love being away from the crowds, and in this respect, Lomalagi really is a little bit of Paradise. If you like your holidays gorgeous and personal, this is the place to go.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lomalagi Resort caters to couples seeking incredible natural beauty and lots of peace and quiet! We're 28km from Savusavu airport and have 500 meters of beach front on Natewa Bay, the largest deep-water bay in the South Pacific. All menus are customized to guests' preferences. Complimentary laundry service. Ultimate Privacy ~ Lomalagi is for Lovers! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lomalagi Hotel Savusavu
- Lomalagi Resort Savusavu
- Lomalagi Resort ~ Fiji Savusavu