Fiji is guaranteed to leave you feeling fabulous; the island’s straight-backed palms and clear cerulean waters are so flawless, they seem to be airbrushed. The favored haunt of honeymooners, beach lovers, and top tier guests seeking sweeter times, Fiji knows how to welcome travelers from near and far offering up endless pleasures on the sultry southern archipelago. From beautifully tailored beach bures to multi-million-dollar resorts boasting private pools and courtyards – we have handpicked five of the finest luxury resorts in Fiji…

Surrounded by 35 acres of tropical gardens, the Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa offers five-star luxury on the shores of Natadola Bay. 216 well appointed rooms and 50 signature suites come with stunning outdoor living space, Cleopatra baths, and unrivaled views of the lapping waters. Golf lovers can make full use of the 18-hole champion golf course, swim laps in one of the three pools, and indulge in Fijian treatments at the spa. After a full day of splashing and relaxing, the resort entertainment turns cultural immersion up a notch with nightly fire lighting ceremonies, dancing and tribal drumming.

One of the only five-star spots in the wild north, the Namale Resort started life as a coconut plantation and now is a boutique resort spanning 525 acres. 19 private first-class bures offer delights like jacuzzi tubs, homemade cookies, ocean views and private decks. Two onsite restaurants deliver all-inclusive dining with ingredients plucked from the local garden, and the award-winning spa keeps you up to date on your R&R. Scuba diving trips, hikes to hidden rainforests, and horseback riding invite you to explore the untapped northern shores.

On the palm laden tropics of Taveuni, you will find the lavish resort of Taveuni Palms. An endless array of accolades and awards marks this resort out as one of Fiji’s finest, with each of the three luxury villas sitting on its own acre of private land and boasting a staff of seven to attend to your needs. Every comfort has been considered in Taveuni, from the well-stocked IPod playlists to the swaying hammocks, plunge pools, easy ocean access and eco-friendly feasts. You can pick to dine at any one of five locations, and the whole property works around your body clock.

One of the newest five-star resorts to grace the island Mani in Fiji, the Tadrai has been created completely for couples. Tadrai is heavy on the romance, offering five spacious villas all with pristine beach access. Each villa offers 100 square meters complete with plunge pools, outdoor showers, elevated decks, and locally sourced original artwork. Take a gourmet picnic basket to the beach or dine at the Na Vatu Rock Pool Restaurant. Inter-island expeditions, snorkeling adventures, and sundowners on the beach are all designed to keep the fires of intimacy burning bright.

Remove yourself from the map with a stay at the Emaho Sekawa Resort. On the island of Vanua Levu, this five-star resort has made quite a splash, earning awards for being one of the best luxury hotels in a scenic environment. Three stunning villas caught between the rainforest, the mountains and the sea, offer private plunge or infinity edge pools, spa baths, airy lounges and perfect vistas. An outdoor spa space, inspiring restaurant and bar, and their dine anywhere philosophy makes for an intimate and personal stay. Sports fishing, waterfall hiking, and marine life excursions are a daily reminder that you are in paradise.