TOKORIKI ISLAND RESORT, FIJI
Tokoriki Island Resort, Fiji - Luxury Travel Magazine
|IN FIJIAN, TOKORIKI MEANS STAY HERE AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT TO DO ONCE YOU ARRIVE ON THE ISLAND. GARY ALLEN REPORTS.|
|Situated in the Mamanuca Islands approximately 30 kilometres from Nadi Airport, the island is over 160 acres and is fringed by a protected barrier reef. The resort is on the west side of the island and is a wind-protected place to see spectacular sunsets. The hosts, Rob and Patrice, have an extensive knowledge of the Fijian Islands and since they’re Australian, guests are guaranteed to get a real flat white coffee. |
|This sunset pool villa has uninterrupted ocean views.|
|Looking over the infinity pool from the comfortable lounge chairs, they are positioned so that it is a natural extension to the beautiful reef off the beach with its multitude of ocean colours. |
|One of Tokoriki's Deluxe Beach Bures with a hammock outside for relaxing.|
|There are 34 bures lining the beachfront, all with unobstructed ocean views. We stayed in a spa pool villa which had a separate lounge room and a private infinity pool and outdoor shower along with a large thatch covered day bed. Of course, the ocean plays a big part in the activities on offer at Tokoriki Island Resort and snorkelling and diving are the main attractions, but guests can also take a 20-minute boat ride to Monuriki Island which is where Tom Hanks filmed the critically acclaimed Hollywood movie Castaway. After a 30-minute guided nature walk during which various scenes of the movie are pointed out, you’re free to snorkel off the beach among beautiful coral reefs and curious fish. No sightings of Wilson have been reported. |
|Tokoriki's chefs create a daily changing menu for the restaurant, which features dishes from Western, Asian and Fijian culinary traditions.|
|Make sure at least one night for dinner you reserve one of the four private dining tables perched on a deck overlooking the sea. Your table is decorated with lanterns and resort-grown orchids and you’re served a spectacular dinner with the sounds of the ocean and the light strumming of the resort’s evening entertainment in the background. |
Another must when you stay at this resort is a dinner at the only Fijian teppanyaki restaurant in all of Fiji. In an open-air hut, surrounded by shallow water, eight guests are entertained by Jimmy, the multi talented chef who juggles and tosses everything from salt and pepper shakers to sharp knives with a big Fijian smile. The food is absolutely delicious and plentiful. It makes for a great evening for a small, private group or a couple who will surely make some new friends, especially after Jimmy tosses pieces of fried egg to each diner to catch in their mouth.
The recently built spa, set behind the bures and up on a hill, has an open tropical feeling with water features throughout that create an atmosphere of pure relaxation. Both beautifully decorated and designed, it too is a must visit.
Tokoriki is a magical spot where the staff is always happy and helpful, ready with a warm smile and a greeting of Bula. Life is good...
|Accommodation at Tokoriki Island Resort starts from A$555 per bure per night inclusive of accommodation only. Get free return helicopter transfers with every seven-night stay between 1 December 2011 – 31 May 2012. Visit www.tokoriki.com|
|Enjoy a couples spa treatment with a loved one at Tokoriki Island Resort.|
|Air Pacific, Fiji’s national airline has been connecting the world with the South Pacific for 60 years. Air Pacific flies daily from Sydney to Nadi, from A$468 return per person excluding taxes, and Brisbane, from A$448 return per person excluding taxes, and three services per week from Melbourne, from A$608 return per person excluding taxes. For more information or to book your flight call 1800 230 150 or visit www.airpacific.com.|
|South Sea Cruises operate Day Cruise and Island Resort Connections throughout Fiji’s Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands ranging from high speed catamarans to a classic sailing schooner and offer an array of tailor made events for the Conference and Incentive Market. For further information visit www.ssc.com.fj|