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Our Thoughts on Dolphin Island Private Island, Off North Viti Levu, Fiji
Located off North Viti Levu nestled between and sheltered by Nananu-i-Ra Island to the north-west and Nananu-i-Cake Island to the south-east, Dolphin Island is totally unique amongst Our Resort Islands in Fiji.

When you book accommodation at Dolphin Island, you get exclusive use of the whole island for as few as 2 people or as many as 8 people – there is never a person staying on Dolphin Island with you that you haven’t brought with you!  Dolphin Island is not altogether unique in this as several island resorts we deal with offer the opportunity to “charter” the whole island at a one-up price irrespective of the number of guests staying, but what sets Dolphin Island apart is the fact that they only accommodate between 2 and 8 guests and have a per-person nightly tariff for the exclusive use of either 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 guests. This means that 2 people can stay and have the whole island to themselves at a fraction of what it would normally cost to “charter” a complete Island Resort and every service is still available irrespective of the number of guests staying. Naturally, the overall per-person tariff decreases for each additional couple in your accompanying party.  If there are an uneven number of guests (say 3, 5 or 7), the exclusive use per person tariff changes to reflect the fact that 1 person will be utilizing a Bure designed for 2 people. (Something similar to a “single supplement”). 

The exclusive use tariff includes just about everything – absolutely top-class accommodation, gourmet meals, all standard drinks and the use of all island facilities, kayaks, Hobie catamaran and snorkelling equipment as well as ground transfers between the Nadi area and the Resort.

The physical island and the resort are simply superb. 
To quote Dolphin Island:
“The main bure is the hub of rest, relaxation and fun with a series of poolside areas perfectly designated 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.”

Then there is the Spa and massage service as well as the opportunity to have outside services “brought in” on request, such as the hire of Jet-skis, scuba diving, game fishing etc.  Add to this the romantic walking paths around and through the island and the totally wonderful Hilltop Sleep-out Bure to enjoy.

Dolphin Island Private Island provides a rare opportunity to indulge in the absolute best of everything Fiji has to offer in a private setting on a perfect little island surrounded by top-notch staff, services and facilities. Expensive? Yes, but not excessively so and we believe that for the standard of the facilities, the exclusivity and the inclusions in the tariff, Dolphin Island is superior value for such an idyllic experience.

Dolphin Island continues to win accolades from all over the world. 

What Dolphin Island Say About Themselves:
“A stunning private 14-acre island tropical paradise, just a short cruise off the coast of Viti Levu, Fiji, surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters and wafted by warm sea breezes.  Dolphin Island offers the ultimate luxury ‘castaway’ experience to those seeking total relaxation and privacy. 

With superb accommodation for a maximum of just eight guests at any given time, Dolphin Island is available only on an exclusive-use basis. Beautifully appointed for every guest comfort, Dolphin Island shares all the beauty of tropical living at its very best.  As every day blends seamlessly into the next, in this haven of romance and tranquillity, guests experience all the magic of this truly superb retreat. 

Warm and friendly Fijian staff cater to the every need of guests and a standard bar, all delicious meals, transfers to and from Nadi International Airport and to the island, are included within the tariff. 

Dophin Island is surrounded by an aquatic playground and located within one of the finest diving regions in Fiji.  Sea kayaks, a Hobie catamaran, paddle boards and snorkelling equipment are available for the use of guests seeking adventure and for those not wanting to stir far from home – the infinity pool and the daybeds nearby are a perfect alternative.” 

 Our Special Package Offers
Bullet Family Time
A 4-Night package
Families are well catered for at Dolphin Island. Here, your children can explore and enjoy all the freedom that comes with having your own private island, where everything is designed to suit your own family pace and your own personal schedule.

To ensure this package represents amazingly good value the resort has organised some fabulous and fun complimentary activities for you – an interactive children’s cooking class, tapa cloth making, a special cultural visit to a local Fijian village, as well as an exciting snorkelling trip.

An exclusive-use, four-night stay in your own Pacific paradise, Dolphin Island, for two adults and two children (12 years old and younger), staying in two guest bures, on a double/twin basis. 

Rates include return transfers by private vehicle between Nadi and Ellington Wharf, and boat transfers to and from the island. 

All delicious meals are provided, with children’s menus created to suit the younger members of the family. A standard bar is provided for the adults.

Bullet Romance Package
A 4-Night Package
Nestling like a precious jewel, surrounded by crystal-clear waters, Dolphin Island provides one of the most romantic escapes imaginable. Designed for absolute privacy, total freedom and every opportunity to be with each other, in one of the world’s most idyllic places. 

A minimum four-night stay in your Guest Bure as the only guests on your own private island, with use of all the island’s amenities.

Transfers to and from Dolphin Island are all included, arrive in style by seaplane from Nadi and return by private vehicle, with driver.

All meals, with menus created to suit your needs, are included, along with a standard bar. 

During your stay, enjoy a French Champagne breakfast, two spa treatments (for couples) on your private beach – an hour-long massage and a papaya facial each, a romantic picnic for two and especially for your last evening, a traditional lovo feast, accompanied by Fijian musicians. 

Bullet Intrepid Dive & Hike Package
A 3-Night Package
Dolphin Island lies within one great outdoor playground and we have selected two unique adventure experiences for you to explore and enjoy. 

A three-night stay as the only guests on your very own private island, with accommodation on a double-occupancy basis in a beautifully-appointed Guest Bure.

A two-tank diving adventure with dive master, in the clear, warm, pristine Bligh Waters full of an amazing variety of tropical fish and the signature hard and soft corals that make this diving spot world famous. (6-6½ hour trip)

An all-day outdoor adventure involving transfers by private vehicle and a guided walk to explore the unspoiled beauty of the Nabalese Waterfall and the intriguing Wailotua Cave. 

Return transfers by private vehicle between Nadi and your embarkation point to Dolphin Island, Ellington Wharf, and boat transfers to and from the island. 

All delicious meals and a standard bar are provided.

Your Accommodation Options
Four spacious Guest Bure Suites, each one with a generous 40m2 of interior space plus a 10m2 enclosed private courtyard off the bathroom and a wrap-around veranda and deck off the bedroom/living room. Furnishings and fittings reflect the very high standards of all The Huka Retreats properties with a genuine Fijian flavour.  There are 2 buildings, one on each side of the lounge, restaurant and pool complex, each housing two side-by-side Guest Bure Suites.

All accommodation is air-conditioned, but you hardly need it as the whole front of the Bure Suite opens up through floor to ceiling Bi-fold wooden shutters as does the complete back of the amazing bathroom which opens to the enclosed private courtyard thus providing complete flow-through ventilation.

The bathroom is spectacular.  Open the wide double doors between the bedroom and the bathroom and you immediately see what we mean, as right in front of you in the centre of the room is a large free standing bathtub.  While luxuriating in this bathtub you enjoy a view through the lounge/bedroom to the lawn and the beach and the sea beyond. There are 2 vanity units – one on each side of the room, a separate shower and separate toilet.  Open the Bi-fold doors into the private enclosed garden courtyard and the outdoor shower. 

Out front, the veranda wraps around two sides and provides guests with a place to relax and take in the special views out over the sea to the mainland and the neighbouring islands.

A minimum 2 nights stay is required at Dolphin Island.

Room Categories
Bullet Guest Bure Suites:
“Dolphin Island guest bure suites are perfect for a tropical 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.”

The wonderful Bure Suites have blonded timber floor and vaulted ceiling. There is ample space for a King bed as well as a desk and chair and 2 comfortable lounge chairs and coffee tables.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults and 1 Child aged up to 5 years.
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Bed can be added for a child aged up to 5 years.

Bullet The Hilltop Sleep-out Bure
“For total romance, guests can take an easy stroll to the top of the island where the hilltop sleep-out bure awaits. This utterly divine, thatched open-air bedroom, is both rustic and refined – perfect for a tryst or for an overnight stay!”

This is a fabulous surprise!  An open-fronted natural-style Fijian Bure on the high point of the island set up with a huge bed raised up a few steps from the lounge area to capture the special outlook from this site.  The bed is framed in silk netting and the roof is authentic high-pitched and thatched Bure-style.  A modern bathroom completes the picture.  The Hilltop Sleep-out Bure is not an additional unit, but a beautiful facility for guests already staying at Dolphin Island.  Spending a night in the Hilltop Sleep-out Bure can be likened to having a holiday within a holiday!

Getting To and From Dolphin Island Private Island Fiji
The tariff includes land transfers by private car between Nadi Airport or any hotel in Nadi and Wananavu Marina, then Resort Boat transfers between the marina and Dolphin Island. The land transfer takes around 2 hours each way and the boat transfer around 30 minutes each way.

Optional transfers by Helicopter and seaplane (30 minutes) are available at additional cost. Dolphin Island has a heliport on site and a seaplane pontoon.

Kids’ Policy
Children are welcome year-round. One child aged up to 5 years sharing with parents in the same Bure Suite is accommodated free of charge.

Families comprising 2 adults and 2 children aged up to 12 years are provided with a special package rate involving 2 Bure Suites.  Please refer to “Special Package Offers” above.

Official check-in and check-out times are:
Check-in 3:00pm
Check-out 11:00am
However, due to the “exclusive use” nature of this resort, these times are flexible if the resort has no in-house guests on your arrival day or arriving guests on your departure day.

Cancellation Policy
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total cost of the duration booked is payable on booking confirmation.
Bullet All cancellations must be made in writing
Bullet Any cancellations made 31 days or more prior to arrival will forfeit the 25% deposit made at time of booking.
Bullet Should a cancellation be received 30 days or less prior to arrival there will be a 100% charge for every room night cancelled.
Bullet No-shows’ will be charged at 100% of the applicable rate for the total stay.

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Travel Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities:
Bullet Infinity Swimming Pool
Bullet Private Jetty
Bullet Gourmet Meals Included
Bullet Standard Drinks Included
Bullet Kayaks
Bullet Floating Pontoon
Bullet Heliport
Bullet Walking Tracks
Bullet Shallow & Deep Water Snorkelling
Bullet Hilltop Sleep-out Bure
Bullet Hobie Catamaran
Bullet Fishing
Spa Services
Bullet Facials
Bullet Massage
Bullet Manicures & Pedicures
Bullet Body Wraps/Scrubs
Activities Available on demand
Bullet Kitesurfing
Bullet Waterskiing
Bullet Windsurfing
Bullet Jetskiing
Bullet Scuba Diving

Room Facilities:

BulletDressing Room
BulletFree-standing Bathtub
BulletCourtyard Shower
BulletFine cotton linens
BulletSoft-feather Pillows