With the Southern Hemisphere winter well and truly underway, at Smith HQ in Melbourne we’re feeling sodden, sniffly and in serious need of some sunshine. As luck would have it, our frosty months coincide with Fiji’s mild dry season – so pack a suitcase full of swimmers and make haste for Pacific paradise, Royal Davui Island Resort.
Style Casual take on tropical
Setting Bijou island in Beqa Lagoon
Why this week? Fiji is a white-sanded seducer, made all the more tempting by this timely all-inclusive discount offer. Book between now and 1 November 2013 to enjoy seven nights’ stay for the price of five, plus a plethora of added extras including (drum roll please) breakfast, lunch and dinner, an upgrade to the next room category (subject to availability), a one-hour couple’s massage, a bottle of sparkling wine and a freshly baked loaf of banana bread on arrival, sunset canapés and entertainment each evening, a beach barbecue and kava ceremony, a welcome cocktail and (exclusively for Smith members), two drinks at the Banyan Bar. Bula!
Our favourite bits Crystal clear waters, postcard-perfect beaches and open-arms hospitality all go without saying in Fiji. It’s Royal Davui Island Resort’s fun-loving ethos, Jacuzzi-topped verandas and indulgent Pure Fiji Spa that set this adults-only sanctuary apart from the rest. For ramped-up romance, book the Royal Davui Pool Suite, featuring panoramic lagoon views and a private deck for alfresco suppers under the stars.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘Royal Davui Island Resort ticks all the usual Fiji natural-wonder boxes – blissful pure shores, white-sand beaches, fish-flocked coral reef and flora-dotted jungle interior – but there’s a more youthful, fun, relaxed mood afoot here. Guests are encouraged to mingle at evening canapés sessions and cocktail happy hours, there are regular parties and bands in the bar, and you’re bound to make friends on the many dive courses, snorkelling excursions and watersports jaunts up for grabs.’
*Copy compiled by Sophie Young