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“Arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend”
Fiji is the ultimate place of yearning in the South Seas! It is one of the happiest places with the most charming people in the world. The Award Winning Tokoriki Island Resort is one of the most romantic, adults-only resorts we have ever visited. The warm Fijian hospitality of the kind staff touches you deeply, and the design of the 5-star luxury boutique resort is truly impressive. Visiting Tokoriki was an unforgettable experience that can only be described in one word – bliss!
More than 20 years ago, Andrew Turnbull, a successful lollipop importer, decided to buy Tokoriki Island and fulfilled his dream of owning his own resort. With his love for Fiji and the locals, he has created a luxury resort that today is among the top 1% in the world.
“Everyone said I didn’t have a clue about running a resort but my wife and I had travelled around the world and we knew what we liked in a hotel.” – Andrew Turnbull, Owner
Fiji is an island state in the South Pacific, north of New Zealand and east of Australia. Tokoriki, located in the Mamanuca Islands, can be reached from the main island Viti Levu in style by helicopter in 15 minutes or by catamaran in an hour.
Both the welcome and farewell in Fiji is unique and exceptional indeed. We were picked up by boat and warmly welcomed by Vincent.
Upon arrival at Tokoriki, we were welcomed with a welcome song, a beautiful necklace, a refreshing drink and a foot ritual, which can be redeemed at the spa.
The extraordinary design of the resort, the garden, and the Bures was created by Yvonne, the wife of owner Andrew Turnbull. With great attention to detail, she has selected every single piece of furniture and decorative element to create a unique ambiance. What an incredible eye for design!
“There isn’t a light switch or a coat of paint my wife hasn’t chosen,” – Andrew Turnbull, Owner
Everything looks incredibly stylish, yet with the warm earthy tones and natural materials, it exudes a comfortable and cosy atmosphere inviting you to feel at home and relax!
At the bar, besides beaming smiles, you can also get an ice-cold Fijian beer or a fancy cocktail.
You can swim in the crystal clear water of the spectacular lagoon at low and high tide. By the way, Tokoriki is also a member of the Mamanuca Environment Society that helps to protect turtles, corals and monitor the water quality.
At the 25 m long freshwater infinity pool, you can relax, enjoy the peace and quiet and the sea view. With a maximum of 72 guests on the island, you will always find a free sunbed.
The spectacular lighting of the torches at the pool by the typical Fiji Warriors at sunset is not to be missed!
Beachfront Bures & Villas
The unique 36 detached Bures and villas are all located on the beach and embody a blend of contemporary style and Fijian design. They are at least 60 square meters, air-conditioned and have beautiful tropical indoor and outdoor showers. All have a large terrace with mesmerizing views of the azure sea and 28 of them also have a private pool.
Beachfront Pool Bure
To get away from it all, relax and unwind, and just enjoy nature, there are no televisions, telephones or internet.
The warm colours, the natural materials, the stunning works of art and the typical Fijian decorative elements, create a romantic and intimate atmosphere.
We could use this beautiful Bure, number 1, on the last day until our departure.
Taste of the Islands
On Tokoriki, there are many possibilities to enjoy the delicious Fijian food. You can enjoy the delicious dishes with local and imported products in your own villa, on the jetty, in the restaurant or by the sea. Daily changing menus with South Pacific and Asian influences and a modern international touch are served.
If you book half-board, a sumptuous breakfast with sparkling wine, afternoon tea and a 3-course menu is included. There is no extra charge for breakfast or dinner by the sea or the teppanyaki experience. With full-board, a 2-course lunch is also included.
Breakfast by the sea
Breakfast with this stunning ocean view is simply mesmerizing!
What is extraordinary about lunch, is not only the delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere, but also the live music provided by talented singers, like Vili.
“Vili has a voice of an angel. If you hear him sing “Hallelujah” you will cry!!” – Andrew Turnbull, Owner
Halleluja – sung by Vili:
The Teppanyaki experience is an intimate, social dining experience in the tropical garden surrounded by water lily ponds for a maximum of four couples. The À-la-carte menu, served by the entertaining chef, is tasty and a lot of fun!
It does not get more romantic than dinner by the sea at sunset! This really is the perfect spot to celebrate special occasions.
We celebrated Marcus’ birthday here. Being serenaded by the warm-hearted employees, the surprise birthday cake and then Vili and Tom, who sang for us, ensured that this was an unforgettable experience!
Unlimited ’60 Minute Massage’ Retreat
The spa at Tokoriki is beautifully embedded in nature and has lovely open and uniquely designed treatment rooms. Usually, treatments in such a luxury resort are expensive. But with the “Unlimited Spa” offer, Andrew and his wife wanted to provide an affordable package so that everyone could enjoy the massages. Magnificient!
When you book the spa package, once you arrive at the resort, you can arrange spa appointments for the next few days. Where else can you get a 60 Minute massage twice a day? Absolutely brilliant!
Unlimited 60-minute massage retreat
- 3 days FJ$450 per person or FJ$790 per couple
- 4 days FJ$550 per person or FJ$990 per couple
- 5 days FJ$650 per person or FJ$1190 per couple
The massages are performed by loving and professionally certified therapists and are an incredibly relaxing spa experience amidst volcanic rock walls, gentle falling water and birdsong.
Only Nama products are used. The ingredients come from the pristine waters of the Yasawa region of Fiji, an unspoiled region without any pollution. The Nama Collection is free from synthetic fragrances, chemicals, parabens, synthetic colours or flavours and is created to provide lasting hydration.
Thanks to the beautiful ambiance and the lovely therapists we enjoyed this special spa experience tremendously!
Honeymoon & Wedding
Tokoriki is one of the most beautiful and romantic places on earth, with the most charming people. This not just a throwaway remark; the people in Fiji and especially the singers here in Tokoriki really touched our hearts. And that’s why it is one of the most magical places to propose, celebrate a honeymoon, host a beach wedding or any other special occasion.
Honeymoon gift (from 3 nights)
FJ$2375 (approximately 975 EUR per night)
Including all meals, daily 60-minute massage, island beach picnic plus three tours per couple (visiting a local village, guided snorkel trip and Monuriki visit). A minimum stay of 5 nights applies.
Renewal of Vows
from FJ$ 1915
(free of charge with a stay of 7 nights or more)
- Ceremony by the Minister
- Floral welcome in your Bure / Villa on arrival and at turndown
- Table flower arrangement
- Bottle of Moet & Chandon
from FJ$ 4425
- Choice of location – beach, Bure or Villa
- Marriage Licence fee
- Ceremony by Minister
- Tokoriki wedding certificate cylinder
- Floral welcome in your Bure or Villa on arrival and turndown on wedding night
- Table flower arrangement
- Bridal bouquet
- Traditional flower leis
- Traditional Fijian warrior escort for the bride
- Serenaders during ceremony
- Decorated wedding cake for two
- Toast – a bottle of Moet & Chandon (or similar)
- Wedding Dinner – oceanfront candlelit dinner including a bottle of Moet & Chandon (or similar)
as above plus
- Fijian choir
- Flower girl in traditional Fijian dress
- Tokoriki gift “memory” – marked with name and date of the wedding
- Room service – Breakfast with a bottle of Moet & Chandon
Sand, Sea & Land
- Unlimited massage retreat
- Picnics on the private island beach
- Lounging by the pool
- Padi Gold Palm 5 * Diving, snorkeling, tennis
- Free cocktail tasting on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 17:30 to 18:00
- Kava ceremony on Wednesday and Sunday evening
- Happy Hour daily from 17:30 to 19:00
The Kava Ceremony is a nice social experience where you can get to know the Fijian culture a little better.
Helicopter: FJ$682 p.p. one way, FJ$1202 p.P. return, 15 minutes
Speedboat: FJ$1180 per couple one way, 20 minutes
SSC Ferry:FJ$160 p.p. one way, departure daily from Port Denarau at 9:15 & 15:00 – arrival at Tokoriki Island Resort at 10:15 & 16:15
Honestly, Tokoriki touches your heart and guarantees unforgettable memories! The people here in Fiji are truly unique! We could not have chosen a more beautiful place for Marcus’ birthday. Tokoriki is romance pure and exudes a joy for life! The unique design of the resort, the extraordinary spa experience, the variety of gourmet experiences, and the friendly and attentive staff make this resort a highly recommended spot to celebrate life’s special moments. And if you get the chance to hear Vili sing, it is unforgettable indeed!
Rooms: 36 Bures & Villas (28 with pools)
Flight duration: 11 hours to Singapore and from there another 10 and a half hours to Nadi
Transfer: helicopter, seaplane, speedboat or SSC ferry
Vaccinations: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Pertussis, Measles, and Hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended
Air Temperature: 20 – 34 degrees Celsius
Water Temperature: 25 – 28 degrees Celsius
Time difference: CET +11 hours
Best time to travel: 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: FJ$1430 per night for 2 adults (16 years and older, minimum stay 2 nights), half board incl. full breakfast, afternoon tea and a 3-course menu – FJ$210 per person per day (no extra charge for dinner by the sea, breakfast by the sea or a teppanyaki experience)
Specials: a bottle of French champagne from Moet & Chandon for the honeymoon, birthday or wedding anniversary (6 nights or more), FJ$ 250 resort credit for 5 nights, FJ $ 1000 resort credit for 7 nights stays, free helicopter transfer for 7 nights
Vale VIP Programme: VIP check-in, welcome cocktail, refreshing fragrant towels, Tokoriki Lei (garland), footbath, early check-in before 2pm, free upgrade (subject to availability) on arrival, free Bure to shower if late check-out is not possible (if booked directly with the resort)
Activities: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Hobie Cat Sailing, Snorkeling Equipment, Kayak, Spa, Traditional Basket Weaving, Board Games, Garden Chess, Library, Coconut Tree of Life Story, Fresh Water and Saltwater Swimming Pools, Glass Bottom Boating, Herbal Medicine Walk, Hiking, Jogging, Table Tennis, Petanque, Chapel Service, Soccer, Cultural Entertainment, Volleyball and TRX Fitness Platform
Special features: unique ambiance, magnificent tropical garden, delicious cuisine, ingenious spa experience, excellent staff, stunning design
Perfect for: couples, romantics, friends, honeymooners, people seeking peace and quiet, wellness
Tokoriki Island Resort
Mamanucas, Fiji Islands
Telephone: +679 666 1999
Reservation: +679 672 5926, +679 672 5927
Condé Nast Traveller UK – ‘Top 100’ list
Luxury Travel Magazine’s – ‘Best Overseas Luxury Romantic & Boutique Property’
TripAdvisor Awards – #1 Top Hotel in Fiji – 2019 – 2014
TripAdvisor Awards – #1 Top Hotel for Romance in Fiji
TripAdvisor Awards – #1 Top Hotel for Service in Fiji 2019
TripAdvisor – The Best of Mamanuca Islands
TripAdvisor – Top Ten Hotels in Fiji
TripAdvisor – #1 Best Restaurant in the Mamanucas for “Oishii’ Teppanyaki
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Please note: We financed our stay at Tokoriki Island Resort ourselves.