Need to know
25, including three suites.
11am; check-in, 2pm, both flexible subject to availability. Free breakfast and lunch for early arrivals, and lunch for late departures.
Double rooms from $1060.49 (FJD2,124), excluding tax at 25 per cent.
All-inclusive rates cover à la carte meals, non-alcoholic drinks, kids' club, nanny service (8am–9pm) and Fijian buddies for older children, most resort activities, meet and greet at Nadi and Savusavu domestic airports, and return Savusavu transfers.
Tap into Fiji's healing heritage at the two beachfront, open-air Ocean Spa Bures, where the signature Bobo Massage harnesses generations-old combinations of sweeping hand strokes and tropical nut oils. Daily yoga, and rainforest and waterfall hikes, are also wellbeing boosters.
At the hotel
Bula Club for kids, nannies and buddies, private beach and mini island, four swimming pools, spa, dive shop, marine biologist, watersports, fishing, mountain bikes, tennis and volleyball court, table tennis, trampoline, restaurant, bar, library, TV and video room, board games, boutique, playground, gardens, concierge, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: minibar with free soft drinks and bottled water, fridge, black-out curtain, pillow menu, own-label toiletries, beach bags, umbrella, flowers.
Our favourite rooms
For soothing views of Savusavu Bay, we like the Oceanfront Bures and Suites, which are closer to the beach than the Garden View Bures (pick one of the more private rooms, furthest from reception). For extra seclusion and space, treat yourself to a stay at one of the three split-level Point Reef Bures, or the luxe Villa, which boasts its own walled garden with spa tub and waterfall. Styling is traditional Fijian, with thatched roofs, plantation shutters and bright bedding.
The adults-only oceanfront Serenity Pool by the bar is a sleek, infinity-edge number flanked by orange day-beds and a shady pergola for a sociable scene. It only welcomes teens age 13 or over, but younger kids can choose between three dedicated pools, including the Family Pool with a 20-foot waterslide alongside the Bula Club, the Junior Pool or the cascading Water Mushroom Pool for toddlers.
Mossie repellent is always handy in the tropics. Bring your dive certificate if you're a scuba devotee, and your mask set if you prefer to use your own gear. An underwater camera is a must for persuading fish to say 'cheese'.
Three-night minimum stay; five nights from 22 December–5 January inclusive. Smoking is allowed outdoors only, not in rooms or dining areas.
Welcome: babysitting is free from 8am–9pm (then FJ$3 an hour, 9pm–11pm), and the free Bula Club offers endless kids' activities. Baby cots and extra beds for two kids under 13 are provided gratis (for a third child, a bed costs AU$170 a night).
Kids are very welcome at this ultra child-friendly resort, which boasts a free nanny service and brilliant Bula Club activities for the smalls.
Any age, although kids aged 12 or under will make the cut for the fab Bula Club, and up to two kids under 13 can stay for free.
All bures are family-friendly, with a rollaway bed, extra beds available, large bathrooms and safe decks. Families will love the Two-bedroom Oceanfront Bures or Oceanfront Suite Bures, sleeping two adults plus two or three kids respectively.
Private nanny care is free for children aged five or under at the crèche, with a dedicated carer for each child. Dawn-to-dusk hours mirror those of the free Bula Club for kids (8am–9pm), but you can pay a babysitting rate if you want to sleep in or dine out later. Nannies can also accompany families who want to spend time with their children. Nannies can help with everything from sanitising baby bottles to putting the kids to bed, so just brief them on your needs.
Parents rave about the Bula Club, which offers a free daily children's programme for kids aged 12 or under, in the heart of the hotel grounds. Children aged over six are assigned an adult staff 'buddy', on a one-to-five ratio, to support and entertain them during their stay. Educational fun and recreation includes eco and cultural experiences, from discovering tidal flats and snorkelling with a marine biologist to baking with a traditional sun oven and Fijian arts and crafts. Active kids can enjoy tennis, trampolining, hiking, rugby and volleyball on dry land, or watersports from kayaking to paddle boats, sailing and glass-bottomed boat trips. Alternatively, they can just chill out with board games, chess and darts, or card games and videos after dinner. Although the beach here is rather slim, and not the best in Fiji, there are sandy spots at the Point for safe swimming when the tide is in.
Kids can choose between the large Family Pool with a 20-foot water slide, the Junior Pool or the Water Mushroom Pool for toddlers, all near the Bula Club. Lifeguards are on duty 8am to 9pm, and pools are secured out of hours.
A healthy children's menu is served at the Bula Club, where parents can choose to join their kids and nanny for an early lunch or dinner, and then dine later themselves. The main restaurant also welcomes kids (although there is an adults-only zone), or you can request a beach picnic, private barbecue by the pool or opt for the ocean-view family dining bure (all at extra cost). Expect a mix of Fijian and international dishes, with lots of choices for picky little eaters.
Before or after the free nanny service (8am–9pm), babysitting costs FJD5 an hour (around AU$2.65), ideally with eight hours' notice.
No need to pack
Baby cots and baths, sterilisers, high chairs, pool floats and toys, and beach towels. Cots are free, but it's best to request them in advance.
Extra beds are free for your first two children under 13; for a third or more children, a bed costs AU$170 a night. A dedicated carer can be provided for older children with special needs for free, but consult with the hotel team first to discuss their requirements.
Marine conservation is key here: the resort has an in-house marine biologist, a reef protection programme and a giant clam-breeding project. As in traditional Fijian villages, buildings are tailored to their tropical environment, with natural, flow-through ventilation, sustainable timber construction and roofs thatched from local reeds. Produce from the organic garden is served in the restaurant, eco-friendly Pure Fiji toiletries are used in the spa, and water is recycled through lotus-dotted lagoons.