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Fijian singing, tropical island feeling and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for getting away from it all
The owner-managed, cozy beach resort is located on the main island Viti Levu in the village of Lautoka and has the only white coral sand beach in the Nadi region. Set amidst the tropical rainforest, this intimate, authentic Fijian resort on Nalamu Beach is the perfect stopover on your way to an unforgettable trip to Fiji.
This romantic resort is perfect for couples and families and offers guests a personal service with authentic Fijian hospitality.
According to local legend, First Landing’s beach is the very first place foot was set on by the settlers and adventurers about 3500 years ago, around 1500 BC.
Due to its west-facing location, you can enjoy breathtaking sunsets with a magical display of colors and a stunning view of the Mamanuca Islands.
The resort, with its unique beach location, has a pool, a beach restaurant, two bars, a spa, and a boutique.
Tropical living under palm trees
The First Landing Resort offers an incredible variety of villas, bungalows, and apartments to suit every budget and also with a self-catering option. The accommodation offers plenty of privacy with either garden views or spectacular views of the nearby islands and the Pacific Ocean. Modern design blends beautifully with the Fiji rainforest village style. The typical high ceilings make the accommodation seem even more spacious than they are. They all have a terrace, air conditioning, fan, refrigerator, tea/coffee maker, safe, telephone, and radio but no TV.
The villas offer loads of comfort, have a private pool, and one to three bedrooms.
Royal Beach Villa
The luxurious Royal Beachfront Villa, which Prince Charles also visited, is a beautiful private oasis under majestic palm trees and massive flowering rain trees in the middle of a lush tropical garden. It is perfect for a honeymoon!
This villa with ocean views has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette, a living area on the ground floor, a beautiful pool, an outdoor shower, and a terrace with a sitting area.
Nalamu Grand Villa
The unique Nalamu Beach Villa has a 25m pool, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, spectacular panoramic sea views and can accommodate up to 12 people.
3 Bedroom Garden Villa
Tropical Studio Apartment
The apartments have one to three bedrooms and share a separate pool.
As one can only swim in the sea at high tide, a big pool offers refreshment during the hot days.
Restaurant & Bar
The popular, award-winning Mai Kana beach restaurant serves international cuisine, regional dishes, and fresh seafood all day long. The Big Foot Char Grill serves delicious seafood, pizza from a wood-burning oven, and hearty meals made with fresh local produce.
The continental breakfast offers a variety of fresh fruits, freshly baked cakes, toast, and coffee. However, the delicious egg dishes cost extra.
The Mai Kana Restaurant serves delicious burgers, snacks, and much more at lunchtime.
The COFFEE SPOT at Nalamu Bar offers a daily cake and coffee special for morning and afternoon tea. It is a delicious selection of coffee, tea, herbal teas, milkshakes, smoothies, ice creams, sandwiches, and wraps. The cakes, muffins, and pastries are baked daily by our pastry kitchen.
Besides the bar, you have the chance to buy beautiful handmade gifts, jewelry, and souvenirs from locals at their own stands during the day. Otherwise, there are also marvelous, unique pieces and items for daily use available in the resort boutique.
Sunset Cocktail & Happy Hour
Delicious cocktails are served at the Nalamu & Domoni Sunset Bar while the staff sings lovely Fijian songs.
At the beach restaurant, Mai Kana, you can enjoy delicious dishes with your feet in the sand and a mesmerizing view of the ocean, terrific live music, and personal service.
Besides the brilliant live music from the talented and gifted singers at the resort, there is so much more on offer, such as:
Tuesday: Pasta and Pizza Special with Staff Warrior Meke Show
Thursday: Management Sunset Cocktails on the coral decks with free appetizers and live music from 17:00 to 18:00.
Friday: Beach BBQ & Village Meke – local village group tell you about Fijian history through song and dance
Saturday: Traditional South Pacific dances and Samoan fire dancing
Sunday: Traditional Sunday Lovo roast
We especially loved the singing at First Landing. In the evening, every table gets serenaded. And the famous farewell song “Isa Lei” is dedicated to each guest that leaves the following day.
Dream On Day Spa
The spa offers rituals and therapies for the face, body, hands, and feet. The world-famous Pure Fiji products with their unique blend of Fijian plant extracts are used for all treatments.
Honeymoon & Wedding
- A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, a fruit basket, and two half-hour massages. A minimum stay of 3 nights applies.
The First Landing Resort is a picturesque setting for romantic dinners and ceremonies in the middle of the tropical garden or along the serene private beach.
Vow Renewal (from FJ $ 1.240)
- Wedding Coordinator
- Decorated deck with fresh tropical flowers
- Fijian Minister or celebrant
- Bouquet for the bride & flowers Lei for the groom
- Fijian Serenades
- Two Fijian warriors in traditional dress
Hibiscus Package (from FJ$2,281)
- Personal wedding coordinator
- Decorated ceremony venue
- Tropical flower arrangement
- Fijian Minister or celebrant
- Commemorative wedding certificate
- A bottle of champagne
- Local wedding license
Rosie’s Tour Desk is located in the boutique and offers a variety of day trips, sightseeing tours and excursions to Mamanuca Islands, Yasawa Islands, mountain areas, panoramic views, waterfalls, river safaris, the Coral Coast and Suva.
The resort boat, the “Nalamu Lady”, can be booked for day trips to Bounty Island, Treasure Island, and the sandbank. The area around these nearby islands is a marine reserve where the conditions for snorkeling and diving is excellent.
The cooking class is top-rated. You get to visit the local market with the chef and learn how to create delicious dishes with fresh ingredients.
With Underwater World Fiji, you can explore the waters of Fiji. They offer diving, surfing, fishing, and island day trips.
What really makes First Landing Resort stand out above the rest is the excellent staff who are also incredible singers and dancers. They make your stay such a personal and extraordinary experience. The Royal Beachfront Villa is a real paradise for romantics and honeymooners. The tropical garden, the twittering birds, and the great beach are perfect for relaxation. The food is exceptionally delicious, and with the ocean view, the sunset, and the unique evening entertainment, it is one of a kind. For a beach holiday on the main island or combined with island hopping, we can highly recommend the First Landing Resort.
Rooms: 43 bungalows, apartments, and villas, from one to three bedrooms.
Flight duration: 11 hours to Singapore and from there another 10 and a half hours to Nadi, Fiji
Transfer: 16 km from Nadi Airport, about a 20-minute drive
Vaccinations: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Pertussis, Measles and Hepatitis A are recommended.
Air Temperature: 20 – 34 degrees Celsius
Water Temperature: 25 – 28 degrees Celsius
Time difference: CET +11 hours
Best travel time: May to October has pleasant temperatures; November to April is the time with the highest humidity and the heaviest precipitation and possibly cyclones and hurricanes. It is also cheaper and not so crowded during this period. In the west of the Fiji Islands, there is less rain than on the eastern islands.
Price: from FJD 515 per night including continental breakfast in the Garden Bure; from FJD 1.630 per night in the Royal Beachfront Villa
Specials: Stay for 3, pay for 2 and free 2-course dinner for a maximum of 2 people. Or stay for 7, pay for 5. This offer is valid from 15.04.2020 to 31.03.2021. Children up to 16 years stay free of charge. A maximum of two children per couple.
Activities: water sports, diving, deep-sea fishing, diving courses, island hopping, rope slides, Garden of the sleeping giant, mountain villages and waterfall walks, spa, Nalamu Nippers Kids Club
Special features: romantic and relaxed atmosphere, great entertainment, beautiful villas and plenty of privacy, island feeling on the main island
Perfect for: couples, families, friends, people seeking peace and quiet, romantics
First Landing Beach Resort & Villas
Vuda Point, Lautoka 679
Phone: +679 666 6171
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Please note: Our stay was sponsored by the First Landing Resort and Villas. Nevertheless, the opinions expressed in the article are 100% our own!