My husband and I spent 6 nights at Tokoriki from 18th - 24th June, 2014 and it was simply put - amazing! I had been to Fiji 4 times before, all at different resorts but it was my husbands first time and it was really important for me to choose somewhere that he would love as I had sold him on Fiji. Deciding on where to go was extremely difficult. I poured through hours and tonnes of reviews on Trip Advisor and narrowed it down to 3 resorts, Tokoriki, Wakaya and Turtle Island. However, friends of ours had recently returned from spending their Honeymoon at Tokoriki and also had been there several times before and they suggested that Tokoriki was THE place to go. I will try and attempt to tell you how thrilled we were with the decision and why. For interest, we booked the Teppanyaki night, Trip to Monoriki Island, Island Village Tour, Dinner by the Ocean, Private Beach Picnic and 3 day unlimited massage.
We stayed in SPV 5 (Sunset Pool Villa 5) which is the last Villa at one end of the resort. It was gorgeous. The room was exceptionally clean and I mean clean. I ran my finger around different parts of the room and I was not able to pickup any dust whatsoever. Fresh flowers in the room every day - heaven. Hors 'd'oeuvres every afternoon, bottled water left at turndown every night, lights turned on in the pool, villa closed up and sprayed for any little critters, windows open (villa was screened) and all done discretely while you weren't there. The villa had a daily laundry service which is fantastic enabling you to reduce your packing. Linen and amenities were replaced everyday or as needed. Delightful outdoor shower - yes we used it, and often, and a day bed from which to read our books or watch the sunset with champagne in hand. We were extremely surprised when told how long Tokoriki had been opened for because nothing is out of place. Everything is in perfect condition. Fabric on chairs, wall art, tables, pool lounges, the bathrooms - nothing looked like it needed to be replaced which is a credit to the owner and staff. The grounds are immaculate. Not a blade of grass out of place, I didn't see any weeds, all of the water features were well maintained and the trees and flowers were groomed to within an inch of perfection. There are two pools, a fresh water pool and a salt water pool overlooking the ocean. The view is magnificent and even more spectacular at night time. The lighting on the trees and around the resort make you feel as though you were on 'Fantasy Island'. The resort has a Teppanyaki bar which is fantastic and so much fun. It only seats 4 couples each night and what a fantastic way to meet other people while eating an incredibly delicious - but extremely filling - meal. It is separated from the main eating area which creates its own special ambience. A big plus for Tokoriki is that it doesn't get too affected by the tidal flow and even at low tide, swimming is easy. The sand is white and incredibly soft, it actually felt like stepping into soft snow. Most people arrive at the island either by seaplane or helicopter. We took the helicopter as it allowed us to arrive at the island in the quickest time possible. Yes, there is a helipad and yes, flights do come in a few times a day, however, that is usually in the morning (before 10am) or afternoon (around 4pm). Our villa was over the path of the helicopter and it was never an inconvenience for us. It was fun seeing it fly over and looking forward to meeting the new arrivals. The chopper is in and out before you can cough. No biggy, especially considering that is how we got to and from the island. The bed was very comfortable and you can choose your type of pillow.
Every staff member at Tokoriki needs to be congratulated. Obviously Tourism is their main export, but these people just love what they're doing. Imagine, big pearly white smiles, infectious laughter, big arms to give you that much needed squeeze when you're so sad from the farewell song that you can't speak and just the nicest darn people you could meet. The service we received was exceptional and many 5 star resorts around the world could learn a thing or two from this place. The biggest praise I can give about Tokoriki is that they have mastered the art of combining 'Fiji Time' with 5 star service. That is, when you request something (drink or service), you get it promptly, just as you would if you were at a Langham or Four Seasons, but all while you're relaxing a million miles away from civilisation on your deserted paradise! Every staff member, including management, went out of their way to greet to know us, please us and to make sure our stay was fabulous. The Band - love em love em, bought their CD. Seriously, I'm sure every Fijian is genetically blessed with an amazing voice?! They sing to you every night and you'll love it.
Ok, first up. Don't eat for a week before hand. They had to roll us to the helicopter when we left. Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Hors 'd'oeuvres , dinner - ok, our fault, we know! You can pay for the Meal Plan which covers just about everything or choose to pay as you go. We chose the meal plan. By day 3, we had stopped ordering dessert with lunch and choosing only an entrée or main, or main and dessert for dinner and skipping afternoon tea. Everything we ate was delicious. It was fresh and served to our liking - (try the prawn salad and Sandy Ice-cream - they're seriously good). Not every night is A La Carte, some nights are BBQ nights and it was always a great spread.
The island has the standard water sports, kayaks, catamarans, snorkelling, scuba diving, and you can do any, all or none if you so choose. The trip to Monoriki was beautiful, crystal clear blue water, seriously soft white sand and idyllic swimming and snorkelling straight from the beach. We were fortunate enough to see a baby humpback whale only 20 metres from our boat so that was magical. There was only one day we had rough weather and our Beach Picnic needed to be cancelled but that just meant that we got to hang by the pool, drink cocktails and relax all day - bah humbug! We loved the visit to the Village, learnt so much about the people, how they live and the children are simply adorable - welcoming you with big smiles and 'bula'.
Needless to say, we fell in love with Tokoriki the Island and its staff. If we started thanking them individually, we might run the risk of missing someone and that would break our hearts. So suffice to say, each and everyone at the Island is now part of our family. We will definitely be returning and in our humble opinion, no other resort could have come close. We are so thankful for having this experience. Bill and Irene Jackson
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bula, Tokoriki Island Resort is a boutique adults only island escape with a total of 36 Bures and Villas. You'll enjoy 2 restaurants including an intimate Teppanyaki seating 4 couples only, 2 guest pools, complimentary snorkelling trips daily, PADI 5* dive centre, tennis, fitness platform, garden chess, hiking track plus unlimited massage offers at the Spa. Voted "Best Overseas Luxury Romantic & Boutique Property 2017" by Luxury Travel Media 2017 and #1 Hotel in Fiji by TripAdvisor travellers. Arrive from Nadi Airport by helicopter or seaplane (15mins) or 1hr by catamaran or speed boat. We can assist you with transfers. Book direct and receive VALE amenities. We look forward to welcoming you to our romantic, refined and relaxed island resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tokoriki Island Resort, Fiji Hotel Tokoriki Island
- Tokoriki Island Hotel