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The powder-fine sands, electric blue waters and swaying palms of Fiji were calling out to our Travel Team – who are we to deny the whispering will of Mother Nature when she beckons?
So without delay, we set off for Fiji’s majestic Mamanuca Islands – a veritable tropical paradise where the stresses and pressures of everyday life drift away on the balmy sea breeze to leave you feeling utterly relaxed.
Eager to clock up some ‘Island Time’, our team charted a course for the next must-see destination on our holiday hit-list: the Treasure Island Resort – a sparkling gem of the South Pacific!
Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands are famous across the globe for their tranquil atmosphere, tropical climate and irresistible beaches.
Ensconced within the pacific beauty of the Mamanuca archipelago just off the coast of Denarau and lying approximately 17 kilometres north-west of Nadi, Treasure Island Resort is one of the region’s most popular private island retreats.
Treasure Island is accessible via a 25-minute speed-boat ride from the Vuda Marina (which is about 15-minutes’ drive from Nadi International Airport) – transfers were included in our package, so our getaway was underway with no fuss and soon enough, we were docking at our very own island oasis!
Nestled amid the tropical splendour of a 14.5 acre atoll speckled with golden beaches and blooming native gardens, the Treasure Island Resort represents the best of Fiji with an abundance of sun, sand and serenity pitched against the backdrop of this island nation’s stunning natural environment, charming locals and enriching culture.
Treasure Island is a beacon for all types of holidaymakers, from starry-eyed couples and honeymooners seeking a romantic escape, to families with young children in search of fun under the sun.
The intimate resort is comprised of 68 traditional bures that blend authentic Fijian designs with the modern comforts of home.
After disembarking from the boat and enjoying a refreshing welcome drink, we breezed through the check-in process and made a bee-line for our room.
Our Island Bure was convenient and comfy with clean design lines and a subtle modern-meets-island motif.
Features included a 30sqm floorplan, a plush king-size bed, handy tea and coffee-making facilities, a jam-packed mini-bar, air-conditioning, ceiling fans and more.
We particularly loved the private terrace complete with outdoor furniture and tropical garden views – the perfect place to unwind!
For guests wanting a little extra space, the 37sqm Premium Beachfront Bures should fit the bill nicely, with the added bonus of offering gorgeous beach vistas – great for families!
When not relaxing in the comfort of our Bure, our Travel Team took to exploring the island paradise surrounding us.
On any given afternoon, you could find our motley crew members lazing on the champagne sands of the beach, hitting the waves for some water-sports fun (additional costs apply), or immersing ourselves in the local culture with complimentary Fijian cooking demonstrations, dance shows and traditional ceremonies like the famed Kava sharing ritual.
The resort’s facilities are also top-notch and include a stunning three-tiered swimming pool that looks out across the ocean waves.
The in-house spa is also available for those looking to indulge in some tropical pampering during your island escape, while other features include a fun-filled kids club, shopping boutique, cocktail bar and much more.
Despite being marooned on a tropical island, guests at this resort certainly don’t have to starve like castaways! Dining at Treasure Island presents visitors with moments to savour at any time of the day.
We began our mornings with delicious full buffet breakfasts at the in-house Elevuka Restaurant, before snacking on a tasty daily serving of afternoon tea with sinfully-good freshly-baked cookies.
By night, we enjoyed themed buffet-style dinners showcasing an appetising array of European, Asian and local cuisine with everything from traditional Fijian Lovo feasts (cooked on hot stones underground), to succulent barbecued seafood and so much more!
The resort also offers complimentary canapes during Happy Hour every day, so you can toast to another picture-perfect day in paradise.
The tan will fade but the memories will stay with me forever. Treasure Island is one of those places where you can switch off to the outside world and relax. We stayed for two weeks which probably gave us a different holiday to those who do the “island hopping” – we settled into our routine with ease and really soaked up the “island time” of the resort. Everyone we encountered seemed to take great pleasure and pride in what their role was in the running of the island. I really got the feeling that there was a true family feeling with the staff. We had ample opportunities to relax as well as be active with all of the activities the island and dive shop provides. Turtle and Iguana feeding was one of my fav daily activities. Evening entertainment was great and the house band – stick around after 9pm and you’ll have a wonderful time. I would happily go back there again.”
A true paradise… The staff are friendly and hospitable. A great variety of food, and the beer was cold! The bures are private and comfortable. A truly welcoming place, in the best Fijian tradition.”
We had 5 spectacular nights on Treasure Island in July. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel like part of the family! With Henry greeting us, making us welcome and showing us around the facilities, Tamari in the Restaurant who looked after us every day, with our special meals and cocktails! Grace the most amazing Omelette making Chef ever! Tui and Donkey who kept our son amused with T-rex and the other Iguanas! All the staff are fabulous and make you feel you at your home away from home. The singing and entertainment at night was fabulous. Irene was delightful and Turtle Mum Sophie has simply the best job in the world! We were so lucky to be there to see 10 turtles released – what a very special moment. Treasure Island is simply paradise – I left completely rested relaxed – it had to be our most amazing family holiday! The snorkelling is spectacular in crystal clear and calm waters. Congratulations to Irene and the team of wonderful staff for delivering an exceptional experience – one my family and I will never forget. We just can’t wait to get back there to experience it all again!”