Dolphin Island is a private island retreat in Fiji set on a stunning 14 acres. Catering to just 8 guests, Dolphin offers the ultimate, private luxury Pacific Island escape on a exclusive-use basis. Why not escape to your very own Fijian Island paradise on your own private island? The staff at Dolphin Island will look after you as little or as much as you require.
The main bure, with its fabulous traditional palm-thatched roof and architecturally detailed elevation holds centre court, with a pair of equally picturesque guest bure suites sitting to each side in perfect harmony. This group of buildings are at one with the landscape and every aspect of their design ensures perfect enjoyment of the island’s nurturing and lush natural landscape.
Renowned interior designer Virginia Fisher has ensured Dolphin Island offers an extraordinary guest experience. Ambience is in great abundance as Virginia’s sense of place emerges strongly, as she references colours, textures and patterns from the Pacific – boldly and with her absolutely innate sense of style. Every level of guest comfort has been considered from thirsty beach towels to perfumed candles – and the total effect is utter magic.
Located just 20 minutes by boat from shore, on the tip of Viti Levu, Fiji, Dolphin Island nestles like a precious jewel, surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Following arrival at Nadi International Airport, guests can travel for 2.5 hours by private car (included within rate), or choose to transfer by float plane or helicopter to Dolphin Island. The island’s own private boat will then transfer guests to their own private island retreat where on arrival, they will be immediately enveloped by the beauty and luxurious accommodation that awaits. Fiji island transfers »
THE MAIN BURE
The main bure holds centre court, enjoying an elvated position above the inifinty pool and a series of poolside areas perfectly designated relaxation. Perfect for time spent lying on day beds (either pre or post a dip in the infinity pool), or for alfresco dining. Casual groups of plantation-style chairs, and soft feather-filled sofas beckon, as one day draws seamlessly into the next. As the last rays of the sun catch on the tips of the palm trees and sink into the ocean, the open veranda, with its banks of bi-fold doors offers the perfect venue for a tropical cocktail or a glass or two of chilled wine.
GUEST BURE SUITES
Dolphin Island guest bure suites are perfect for a Pacific Island lifestyle – featuring heart timber floors, plaster walls, stone tiles, wooden shutters, high ceilings and the latest in air conditioned comfort. The dressing rooms are large and generous and these are further complemented by well-appointed bathrooms, twin hand basins, shower, sculptural free-standing bath and outdoor shower, within a private garden courtyard. Fine pure cotton bed linen and soft feather pillows are perfectly suited to the climate and The Huka Retreats famed attention to detail is strongly evident within this haven of relaxation and romance.
HILL-TOP SLEEP OUT BURE
This utterly divine, thatched open-air bedroom, is both rustic and refined – perfect for a tryst or for an overnight stay! It faces the sea and is flooded by the first rays of the sun come daybreak. Lighting is provided by lanterns and candles, a simple bathroom and shower and toilet are located to one side of the sleep-out.
Food on Dolphin island often can be best described as Fijian fusion in style – a unique blend of traditional Fijian flavours and ingredients combined with elements of Indo-Fijian cuisine creates a fabulous array of taste sensations. Spices, chillies, coconut, seafood, fresh fish, limes, indigenous vegetables and exotic tropical fruits all feature on the menu.
Enjoy the best Fiji has to offer when your Dolphin Island host is preparing dishes specifically for your enjoyment. Choose what you would like to eat and menus will be created to suit your requirements. Every day, as one of the local fishermen returns to port with his catch, he calls into Dolphin Island where the guests are encouraged to select fish and seafood to eat later that day. Delicious parcels of food are lovingly prepared and carefully wrapped in banana leaves before resting on hot stones under the earth, where they will slowly cook for several hours before the lovo feast is ready to be served. Dolphin Island has many fabulous dining venues and guests are encouraged to enjoy as many of them as possible during their stay.
The elevated wide wooden plantation style verandahs catch a gentle breeze, while overlooking the infinity pool. The floating pontoon has a table in readiness for breakfast or a candlelit dinner and tables can be set up at very short notice beside the pool, on the beach, or wherever guests feel they would like to dine.
Experience Dolphin Island with children
With your own private island, you and your family have the freedom to create your very own bespoke family experiences and operate to your own schedule. The island host and staff are only too happy to make sure you have everything you need to have an absolutely amazing time. Fijians adore children and the staff will ensure the younger members of your family have a wonderful stay on the island. They are also available for babysitting, should this be required. Children’s menus can be created especially to ensure lots of delicious treats are always on hand.
There is lots of interest for children to engage with, and experience, on the island itself. Circumnavigating the island at low tide with rock pools to explore, playing on the white coral sand and paddling and swimming in the warm, safe crystal clear waters surrounding the island provides endless hours of fun. There is also snorkelling gear, sea kayaks and a hobicat provided for guest use.
There are many experiences that the whole family can enjoy including adventure like a Nara Waterslide Tour and tapa-making class. Aquatic experiences are amazing in the Fiji islands and Dolphin Island is located in the midst of the very best diving and fishing, with lots of potential for water sports. Children can have snorkelling instruction and older children who are confident in the water can have scuba training with an accredited dive master, should you want this to be part of their holiday experience.
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