Vacala Bay Resort Review


Recently named the Global Winner of the 2018 Luxury Contemporary Villa award by World Luxury Hotel Awards, Vacala Bay Resort needs no introduction, yet when you stay here you’ll feel like you’ve discovered a last unknown corner of the world, where unrivaled beauty, serenity, and adventure is yours alone to enjoy. Perched upon a hill overlooking what may as well be its own private bay, complete with catamaran teasing you to come explore world class snorkeling and diving, the resort spares no comforts.

Architecturally, the resort is a wonder. Reclining on the patio with a cold drink you’d never know it was built with the best materials to withstand the strongest of cyclones. Nor would you realize a completely eco-friendly, off-the-grid resort is providing all of the luxuries you’re enjoying. Solar panels provide all of your power, water collection systems all of your water, and the natural bounty of tropical fruits, vegetables, and fish are on offer all around you. Swing open the floor-to-ceiling glass doors on every “wall” facing the ocean to let in the tropical breeze, slip straight into the infinity pool off of the couch, and enjoy every meal with one of the best views in the world. If the feeling strikes you to get out and explore, just remember you’re in a prime location to explore Fiji’s “garden isle” and all of its incredible beauty. And of course, that catamaran is still waiting to whisk you away to even more paradise...

Taking your experience into the best-in-the-word territory are your hosts, Paul and Helena. Paul’s knowledge of the island and surrounding waters, and therefore his ability to guide you to whatever you fancy, is unmatched. Helena is the perfect compliment, as we have yet to meet, and would bet we won’t ever meet, a soul as kind and hospitable as hers. Nor a chef as miraculous! The food that comes out of her kitchen, either in the resort or on the catamaran, is worth the cost of admission alone.

Have we mentioned the catamaran?! Light on her feet, perfect for navigating the coral reefs scattered amongst the islands, Looping was designed for performance and comfort. 45 feet of lightweight, performance-first design means sailing is quicker and more comfortable than other catamarans. Hot water showers, a desalination system, and a large solar array make your charter comfortable and stress-free, not to mention Helena’s amazing cooking. It is still a mystery how so much amazing food can come out of that kitchen. 

A Stay & Sail package with Vacala Bay Resort is the only true way to experience the full range of beauty throughout Fiji. From the luxurious resort and local island excursions, to the beauty underwater in the soft coral capital of the world, capped by a night above deck under more stars than you’ll ever see anywhere else on earth, this is an experience of a lifetime, and one you can only get with Vacala Bay Resort.