Every element of Wakaya is inspired by its location, from the native woods used in its construction to the warm Fijian welcome that greets each visitor. This extends to the range of activities on offer during your stay. Surrounded by a Marine Protected Area famous for its colourful coral reefs, Wakaya offers unique experiences on, in and under the water. Strap on a scuba tank and dive beneath the surface to see the bountiful marine life that thrive on the reefs, from kaleidoscopic shoals of darting tropical fish to mighty manta rays soaring through the sea. Watersports enthusiasts can take their pick from activities like sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, while anglers can head out in search of the big one.
Things are just as exciting on land. There are a network of Challenger Hikes allowing you to explore the island on foot, night-time stargazing sessions and cultural excursions giving you an immersive insight into the island’s people and heritage. Guests can also take advantage of guided yoga and meditation classes, a grass tennis court and a nine-hole golf course.
With just 10 stunning bure (suites) and two private villas, accommodation on Wakaya is an indulgently intimate affair. The seven Ocean View Bure lie just a short stroll from the white sand beach and provide round-the-clock vistas of the azure Pacific Ocean. Bathrooms come with oversized soaking tubs and open-air showers lined with smooth black lava rocks, while high ceilings and floors made from polished local yaka wood keep the interiors cool and airy. The Garden View Bure, which offers all these comforts in in a verdant, palm-shaded setting. For even more space you can opt for Yasi, featuring a private garden complete with tumbling waterfall, or the expansive Vale Levu – which comes with its own spa treatment rooms and plunge pool.
For the ultimate in seclusion and luxury, we recommend one of Wakaya’s private villas. There’s Vale’O (the House in the Clouds), nestled on a 16-acre hilltop estate with spectacular views over the Koro Sea, alongside amenities including a rock-rimmed pool with waterfall and a floodlit tennis court. Alternatively, opt for Sega Ne Leqa, Wakaya’s newest addition. Perched in a breathtaking clifftop location, it provides an unparalleled sense of space, with a grand foyer, library and sparkling infinity pool that seems to merge with the blue ocean beyond.
WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
Those choosing Wakaya Club for a wedding or honeymoon will find the experience an entirely personalised one. A wealth of alluring backdrops can be chosen against which to say your vows, whilst beach picnics and pampering couples’ spa treatments are just some of the special touches that can be incorporated into a honeymoon stay.
- PADI dive centre
- Paddle boarding
- Sailing & fishing
- Gym and guided yoga classes
- Grass tennis court
- 9-hole golf course
- Cookery classes and cultural experiences
OUT & ABOUT
- Snorkel around some of the world’s largest coral reefs, or dive alongside manta rays
- Retreat to Paradise Beach for a gourmet picnic
- Visit a local community to try traditional weaving, carving or take in folkloric music and dance
- Set out on a guided archaeological hike
WINE & DINE
Wakaya’s cuisine is rooted in the island’s sense of place. Head chef Marielle Hajj, a veteran of some of Paris and New York’s finest restaurants, brings an international perspective to the unique flavours of Fiji. Built around sustainably-caught seafood from Wakaya’s waters and fresh produce raised in the island’s fertile soil, every dish is a celebration of the resort’s remarkable natural abundance. Meals can be enjoyed in the flagship Palm Grove restaurant, the intimate beach house Baravi Lai Lai, as part of an open-air cookout on the beach or through one of a number of private dining experiences.