How to Spend a Week in Fiji

If you’re like me and travel a lot, then I’m sure you can really appreciate the opportunity to truly relax and pretty much do nothing. I don’t often get a chance to do it but when I do, I jump on it. I recently went to Fiji for my seventh time. I stayed at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa and I did nothing!
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Well that’s not entirely true. I went to the pool. I went to the beach. I played golf. I got really tan. I just enjoyed having a week in Fiji the way that Fiji is perceived by those that haven’t been there before.
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Fiji is a paradise. There is no doubt. I have been there technically seven times now and I have seen the most remote and undeveloped islands of the country. There is a ton to do from jet boating to kayaking to sky diving to visiting small villages. However, after a month straight of non-stop travel and work, I decided to shut it down and just enjoy a true luxury experience on an amazing island. The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa was the setting.
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The InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is about 45 minutes from Nadi Airport; which is the major International gateway to the Fijian Islands. The hotel is located on the main island of Viti Levu. However, it is not located on Denarau Island like most of the other luxury hotels on the main island. It is far from Denarau and is its own private golf resort and spa.
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I was fortunate to be given a beachfront suite that literally overlooked the Pacific Ocean. It was perfect. The view aside, the room and bed were outstanding. It was the perfect place to really relax.
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There are two pools; one for adults and one for children. The children’s pool is literally the size of a football field. I think it is the biggest pool I’ve ever seen.
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The adult pool is perfect. It overlooks the ocean and is a great spot to just relax, have a drink in the water and just chill out.
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Like any great luxury property, the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa has great restaurants. There are five places to eat. There is a casual place by the pool and also a buffet. There is another restaurant up at the golf course but the best place is called Navo and is the fine dining restaurant of the resort.
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The fresh seafood is excellent and best enjoyed in a private cabana-dining experience. I will admit it’s not cheap but the experience of eating privately in a cabana at sunset is pretty awesome. It’s the perfect thing for a couple or honeymoon.
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It took me until nearly the end of my trip to hit the links as I was too busy doing absolutely nothing at the pool to make it up to the fantastic golf course at the resort.
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The Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course is one of the more scenic courses I have ever played. The views of the Pacific and the towering tee boxes made for great tee shots and beautiful putting surfaces. I actually shot an 87, so I was pretty happy!
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So that’s pretty much it. I spent a week in Fiji and really did nothing. I did a similar thing in Bali last year and it did wonders for me. I think I am going to start making this a habit to recharge in great resorts in amazing places.
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Fiji is that-an amazing place. Like I said, there is a ton to do. But there is also nothing, if that’s what you choose. Sometimes that’s nice. For my week in Fiji…it was.
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Disclaimer: I was comped 4 nights at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. I paid a media rate for the other 3 nights. I was not paid for this story and all views are my own and they have not been influenced in any way-as always.

Comments

  1. Unbelievable scenery!

    • Yes it really is….the kind of place where you can just stare for hours and not get bored!

    • Gricelda Vasquez says:

      This is great. I love to play golf and my game is pretty good. I just started and do not have a handicap registered, did they require that? I know they do in some courses in Munich, Germany so I was curious if its like that there in Fiji. Thanks!

  2. I would sacrifice 100 bulls for the opportunity to go to Fiji! I hope you get the Gladiator reference there and don’t think I’m insane!

  3. wow is all I can say

  4. Anytime the score starts with an “8″ and you’ve got that kind of view from the fairway, it’s been a good day. Great resort!

  5. Lee that is beautiful resort hotel. I would love to visit there someday. I am Mexican and we have many resorts but we don’t have great islands like the Pacific. Fiji is top of my list to visit and I think I will stay at this hotel, it looks wonderful!

    • Ya the only Mexican islands I have been to are around Cozumel and Mujeres and they cannot compete with Fiji. However, Mexico of course has amazing resorts but the Pacific is the Pacific and Fiji is awesome!

  6. Amazing pictures Lee, I’d love to go there sometime. Thanks for sharing as always.

  7. I was in Fiji about 12 years ago or so. Went all over the island and did it backpacker style. WOuld love to go back and stay at a place like the Intercontinental and see how Fiji is done that way….looks awesome.

    • Funny, I went my first time 11 years ago I guess it was now and did it really backpacker style. I have also been out to Beachcomber a few times and it is all fun and great in Fiji. BUT…as I’ve gotten older, there is nothing better than staying in a luxurious and gorgeous resort. I normally like to get out and do a lot of stuff as well but I like to have that option to just chill in luxury if I choose to.

  8. Not a week, probably more than a month! Fiji looks so beautiful.

  9. Fiji is my favorite Pacific Island. I haven’t been to nearly as many as you but I did love my time there.

  10. Which do you like better, Fiji and Tahiti? I’ve never been to either.

    • Tough call…by Tahiti I assume you mean French Polynesia which includes all the islands like Bora Bora, Moorea, Marquesas and the Gambiers along with Tahiti. I have to say that French POlynesia is an amazing place.

      Fiji is also an amazing place but in a different way. French Polynesia is simply put, one of the best places in the world and extremely varied…

  11. Picture Perfect!!!! Good to hear that you had a amazing R&R time in FIJI :) …. my island home.
    Gotta plan my next adventure – trying to be super brave to travel out of my comfort zones! hahahaha.

  12. Wow! Amazing Place. Will be there someday.

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