Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Fiji

This tranquil, adults-only retreat sits on a pristine white beach, set against a backdrop of Fijian rainforests and ancient heritage sites. Likuliku is the only hotel in Fiji with over-water bures (the local equivalent of a cabin, though these sure aren't wood-and-straw huts), each with glass floor panels through which you can watch the rainbow-hued tropical fish and other marine life.


You'll love the wonderfully serene Tatadra Spa, stocked with Pure Fiji's natural coconut-based oils and products, and furnished with stone baths; the treatment rooms overlook the beachfront, so you can listen to the waves during a sublime couple's massage.


The resort has 45 rooms, including beachfront villas with plunge pools and ladder access directly into the sea. Luxuriously built, but with rustic finishes, it's an idyllic way to experience island life, from the infinity pool that meets the beach to the huge fire pit that sits in the midst of the over-water bar.

Keep an eye out for Coconut, the world's friendliest golden retriever (and the general manager's pet), who greets guests from her special lookout point - atop a surfboard, paddling about the bay (really).

WOW FACTOR: Nature fans will love trying to spot the island's five rare Fiji crested iguanas - the species was recently rediscovered after being considered extinct.

GO: The Turquoise Holiday Company ( offers seven nights from £3,780 per person, full board. Includes flights and transfers.

FLIGHT TIME: 24 hours via LA.