Wakaya Club & Spa in Fiji
The Wakaya Club & Spa is a luxury private island retreat unlike any other in the world. This beautiful serene retreat in Fiji offers unparalleled leisure opportunities, international cuisine and gracious living. Some of the finest snorkeling and scuba diving is available just minutes away from the resort, in one of the most pristine and secluded corners of the South Pacific. The Wakaya Club & Spa is situated on the western leeward side of Wakaya Island, a private 2,200 acre idyll that is one of 333 islands that comprise the Fiji archipelago. Wakaya Island has the benefit of being surrounded by a protected coral reef and boasts azure lagoons, powder white sand beaches and majestic cliffs. From the moment you arrive on the island via Wakaya's own Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft, and greeted by friendly and warm Fijian staff, you are completely immersed in the tranquility and peace of island life. Welcome to Paradise on Earth! The Wakaya Club & Spa is comprised of 10 waterfront Fijian bures (Fijian cottage suites), including a Garden View Bure, 7 private Ocean View Bures, Governor's Bure and an Ambassador's Bure. Each bure is a luxurious hideaway located only steps away from the Pacific Ocean, and is designed to indulge you with every conceivable comfort while enjoying the beauty of the island. Each bure offers 1,650 square feet of serenity and privacy. They also include a secluded rear garden and two covered outdoor decks, four-poster king bed clad in the finest Fili D' Oro 100% cotton sheets from Italy, oversized soaking tub, open-air lava rock shower, gracious living room with wet bar, indigenous yaka timber flooring and a double-hammock strung between coconut palms, just outside your bure. On Wakaya Island, the notion of locally grown and organic produce is a given. As you are driven from the airstrip towards the resort, you will notice an abundance of groves and lush gardens. Their kitchen specializes in Pacific Rim fare. Inspired by the Islands plentiful resources, including locally raised venison, lamb, pork, chickens and their freshly laid eggs, Muscovy ducks and their eggs, their fare is gourmet and beyond delicious. The seafood served at Wakaya is drawn from the Koro Sea and includes green lobster, mangrove crab, tuna, shrimp, walu, wahoo and mahi-mahi. The menu changes daily, depending on what the freshest catches are. Their organic garden produces several varieties of lettuce including micro-greens, herbs, Chinese cabbage, avocados, eggplant, kumquats, lemons, limes, papayas, pineapples, guava and Fijian ginger. This is world renowned and absolutely the best tasting ginger. Their breakfast preserves are homemade. Wakaya Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort, so the cost of your meals and beverages are part of your per diem cost. In addition to their own chefs, Wakaya has an International Guest Chef Program that has eventuated in several highly acclaimed chefs spending a sojourn in their state of the art kitchen. Some of the participating chefs in the past are Nobu, the eponymous Japanese Chef and Restaurateur, Masa Takayama of Restaurant Masa and Bar Masa of New York City, Charlie Trotter of Chicago and Grant MacPherson of Las Vegas. Breeze is a couple's spa complete with a water shiatsu/plunge pool overlooking an azure lagoon. Breeze was designed especially with guests in mind, as the ultimate venue for restorative pampering. They offer the most sensational massages ever, utilizing a hybrid Swedish/Shiatsu technique. The Wakaya Club & Spa offers a casual yet elegant backdrop for celebration and romance. Romantic celebrations on Wakaya can include weddings, honeymoons, wedding anniversaries and vow renewals. "The more the world changes, the more we gravitate to places that dont". This is the thought process of David and Jill Gilmour, Owners and Founders of Wakaya Club & Spa. It is their wish that the Wakaya Club & Spa creates a deeply restorative experience that sends you home imbued with a taste of serenity that is purely Fijian and uniquely Wakayan. The Wakaya Club & Spa is a retreat for mind, body and soul. It is an exclusive pristine island hideaway. This is a totally natural environment where every breath is clear and clean, every bite organic and fresh, every whim and dream fulfilled.
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