Vatulele Island Resort Fiji
"Vatulele is the creation of perfectionists"
The creation of Vatulele was born from long experience of the highest needs and expectations of world class travellers and the unique blend of a superb island, location, accommodation and extraordinarily friendliness of the Fijian People.
Accommodation: A Total of 18 beach front villas. All are identical except for two PREMIUM villas - "THE POINT" and VALE VIQI (pronounced 'varlay vingi - meaning pink house). All standard deluxe villas have easy access to the beach with 12 doors opening onto expansive terraces. A separate living area separated by 3 steps from the bedroom, featuring a king bed and dressing area behind. A separate (large) shower and bathroom area is off the bedroom. These villas are around 50 metres apart, set in natural jungle and are very large and very private. THE POINT is set in a prominent location at one end of the beach, and is arguably the best resort villa in the South Pacific. It's commonly booked by high profile guests wanting a total escape and privacy. It enjoys commanding views over the ocean, has two pools, air conditioning and it's own staff of four. 'Vale Viqi' is described as a Grand Honeymoon bure and is much more private than any other accommodation. It features very expansive living spaces including a huge bathroom. Like THE POINT it has its own staff, pool and air conditioning. Both premium villas are typically heavily booked up to 12 months ahead so early booking is suggested if you are locked into specific dates, and want to enjoy the luxury of one of them.
Weddings / Honeymoons:
"Vatulele represents the ultimate honeymoon hideaway. An island paradise where spirit remains with you forever". - Romantic Retreats.
All guests in the resort are invited to attend the wedding ceremony. Resort philosophy is that no guest should see two weddings. This limits the number of weddings held to around 3 per month, so forward booking is essential. This rule also keeps the ceremony special. When weighing the cost of a Vatulele wedding against what is available in other resorts consideration should be be given to this 'exclusivity' - you are not part of a production line. The ceremony and celebration is spectacular with the event running from sunset to around 10pm..
Guest Comments -
"There were so many wonderful experiences and great guests that all mixed very well -- those will be the memories that we all take away. I think Pauline and i were the only couple (other than 1 or 2 others) that weren't honeymooners. but even with the age difference we all mingled very well and it helped us feel many years younger. Thank you for a wonderful experience. you've done a great job with the resort--i can certainly see why you were rated the number one Small Luxury Hotel property in 2000." - Tom Tusher - retired President LEVI's America
"My feet are only just beginning to touch the ground again after arriving back in Chester on Tuesday evening! Vatulele and the Point were just unbelievable. Melanie just wanted to bottle up the enthusiasm and caring nature of your staff and bring it back to the UK, not for the hotel but simply to take home with her! I can honestly say I have never experienced anything like Vatulele and I doubt if I ever will again." - Jonathan Slater - Managing Director Chester Grosvenor Hotel UK and chairman Small Luxury Hotels of the World
"Eileen and I haven't stopped looking at our photos, and continue to keep
re-living many of the memories which will stay with us forever. We have made life-long friends already from those special few days, and will forever (at least until next we visit) remember the wonderful staff who helped make us always feel so special. A visit to Vatulele surpasses even the most ambitious expectations, for reasons that are almost impossible to define." - Steve and Eileen Tickell, Australia
"Our honeymoon was unbelievable. We both think Vatulele is about as close to heaven as you could get and still be on earth. Even though we both had extremely high expectations, given how much money we spent on the trip, we were astonished to discover that Vatulele surpassed even those extremely high expectations. The best thing about it, in my opinion (Phil may have something different to say), was that it struck the absolute perfect balance between privacy and the opportunity to meet new and interesting people, between the ultimate in relaxation and the opportunity to keep busy with a variety of activities, and between providing impeccable service without being overbearing or intrusive. We loved the fact that we had our own path down to the beach, and our own private cabana right on the beach from the bure. Another highlight was the sincerity and friendliness of the Fijian staff (and they have the most beautiful singing voices). It is very difficult to imagine how you could improve on Vatulele." - Julie and Philip Hedlund - USA
Philosophy: Vatulele is the blend of the highest standards of accommodation and cuisine, suitable for those seeking island sophistication in an atmosphere, enabling the enjoyment of company of couples from all over the world. No phones (except emergencies), newspapers interrupt the remoteness and isolation or intrude on this magical oasis of peace.