JUST WHAT YOU KNEAD: Fiji is the home of wellness retreats and here's why

Why “fly and flop” when you can “fly and rejuvenate”? Fiji offers a wealth of wellness experiences unique to the tropics from therapeutic mud pools to a hilltop organic food […]

Why “fly and flop” when you can “fly and rejuvenate”? Fiji offers a wealth of wellness experiences unique to the tropics from therapeutic mud pools to a hilltop organic food sanctuary.


Get a taste of wellness


On Taveuni Island, fondly known as Fiji’s ‘Garden Island’ you will find Gaiatree Sanctuary – a new attraction that offers a very tasty reason to visit! Here guests can enjoy delicious farm-to-table dining experiences that use the superfoods and fresh seasonal produce straight from this organic spice plantation, think edible landscape with epic ocean views.

You can be involved as little or as much as you would like in your lunch preparation in the ‘Nectar Dome’ (the collaborative kitchen), here you can really make yourself at home and enjoy a fresh approach to rustic culinary luxury.


Discover Fiji’s essence


This new venture, Essence of Fiji Rejuvenation Centre, only a few minutes away from Nadi Airport is a high-end transit lounge (with complimentary return airport transfers might I add) where visitors can rejuvenate with spa treatments like foot massages, grab some extra sleep in a private room or even kick back and watch a movie… count me in!

The essence of Fiji also produces the Namasé organic range of spa products using local sea grapes from the Yasawa region of Fiji; whilst making you feel fab these products also help to improve the livelihoods of local women via employment and training.


Luxury wellness analysis


Your stay at Six Senses Fiji in the gorgeous Mamanuca Islands starts with a personalised ‘wellness screening’ and from here the sky is the limit for you to have a wellness break like none other… If you’re after the best night’s sleep of your life you can seek advice from the Sleep Doctor (yes please!), de-stressing can be conquered through a variety of options from meditation to yoga, water sports and beach walks.

Pay a visit to the unique Alchemy Bar, where you can blend your own personalised spa ingredients and if it’s the pool bar you’re after visiting the Mixologist – all of the fresh drinks here contain ingredients that offer health-giving properties – delicious guilt-free cocktails anyone?!


Get muddy in Nadi


Taking a mud bath in the therapeutic thermal pool in Nadi forms the centrepiece of a full-day health and wellness tour with Fiji Eco Tours.

The tour starts at the very peaceful sounding Sleeping Giant Mountain, which also has a huge orchid garden nearby. Later the tour will see you take part in a kava ceremony and visit the Namaka fresh fruit market for a health-giving snack.


Do some tropical yoga

karryon-Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji

Qamea Resort and Spa Fiji offer a range of Qamea yoga classes where you can salute the sunrise from an open pavilion with views over the sea – literally yoga in paradise.

Classes are for all levels or you can treat yourself to a private one-hour lesson for more individual attention… for a truly indulgent and restorative experience, you can even pair your yoga session with a spa treatment, from Zen to heaven!


Dusk to Dawn Bliss…


If you are after a day spa that feels like a destination this one is sure to please – CHI, The Spa, is designed as a secluded village set away from the main resort, The Spa at Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa.

Here you will find six treatment bures overlooking either the Pacific Ocean or a unique rainforest, complete with private garden patios, outdoor bathtubs, herbal steam rooms and outdoor showers. For the ultimate in spa indulgence, you MUST try the ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ experience… trust me this treat you will never forget – and yes folks, it is literally dusk till dawn of #bliss!


Visit a private island spa – epic lux!


Kokomo Private Island is home to the Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary which offers spa treatments with a unique Fijian twist taking its cues from the natural beauty and local tropical scents. This gorgeous spa features nine treatments rooms offering head-to-toe pampering with Sodashi skincare to make sure you leave way more relaxed than when you arrived.

If you’d prefer to experience delightful spa treatments (and a list of wellness options including yoga, Pilates and meditation) in your very own villa that can be arranged too. Kokomo truly is the definition of luxurious paradise, the kind that makes you wish you never, ever had to leave.


Visit Fiji and WIN!!

Sell your clients a Fiji wellness journey and you can win a trip.

5 finalists will be flown to Fiji to enjoy their own Bula list of Fiji’s best experiences.

To enter this fantastic contest visit the competition page now!

Hot tip: Competition is open to Agents, Wholesalers and Product Managers. All finalists must have registered for the Fiji Matai Programme.

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What is your wellness go-to?

Written by Paul Chai, KARRYON contributor