Need to know
11am, but flexible subject to availability. Check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $593.21 (FJD1,270), excluding tax at 41 per cent.
Rates include all meals (excluding alcohol and soft drinks), welcome drink and floral lei, Likuliku sulu (sarong), Friday cocktail party and non-motorised watersports. Credit card payments incur a 2.5 per cent fee.
Meaning 'house of dreams', Tatadra Spa lives up to its moniker, with sea-view treatment rooms, a serene chill-out area, rainforest-facing shower and Pure Fiji products. Therapies combine indigenous and global rituals, with options for solo and couple pampering – how can you resist the Hydrating Milk Bath?
At the hotel
Spa, activities bure including dive centre, gym, restaurant, bars, library with books, DVDs and CDs, free WiFi in all rooms, gardens. In rooms: CD/DVD system, iPod dock, minibar on request, free fresh-baked cookies, bottled water and ice delivered daily, Pure Fiji toiletries. Guests in Over-water Bures also receive a daily chef's canapé platter.
Our favourite rooms
Fiji's only Over-water Bures are a big draw for honeymooners, with a glass floor-panel for subaqua gazing, direct ladder access to the lagoon, and oh-my ocean views from bed, freestanding bath and lounger-strewn decks. We also love the more spacious, secluded Deluxe Beachfront Bures, elegant affairs with vast bedrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and private plunge pools right on the sand.
Holding court beside the restaurant at the heart of the resort, the foliage-fringed outdoor pool is spacious and sexy, with infinity-edge ocean views and lots of loungers for lazing.
Trainers for island hikes; your own mask and snorkel for reef ogling (or just hire kit at the hotel's activities bure). There's also great diving, surfing and watersports, so bring kit to look stylish while showing off your skills. Mosquito repellant goes without saying.
Spa services, motorised watersports and tours are not included in rates. Smoking is allowed in the Masima Island Bar, on Dua Tale Bar veranda, and on room decks. A minimum three-night stay applies from 15 December to 6 January.
Likuliku is an adults' resort, and only welcomes children age 17 or over.
A veritable eco warrior, Likuliku is an active member of the Mamanuca Environment Society, committed to turtle and coral conservation, green education and water-quality monitoring. Its lagoon and reef has been declared 'Na Tabu' by the late island chief, which outlaws fishing, shell and coral collecting to ensure regeneration. Forest replanting is also afoot, as is a scheme to protect the rare Fijian crested iguana. Oh, and the hotel recycles and uses local produce and building materials, naturally.