General Travel News

Private island for couples in Fiji

The Huka Retreats is proud to announce the re-launch of Dolphin Island, Fiji. This stunning 13-acre private retreat now re-joins sister properties Huka Lodge, New Zealand and Grande Provence Estate, South Africa following an extensive period of renovation and refurbishment. The property now boasts a magnificent new presence and offers a maximum of just eight guests the ultimate private Pacific island experience, on an exclusive-use basis.

 

Located just 20 minutes by boat from shore, on the tip of Viti Levu, Dolphin Island nestles like a precious jewel, surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Guests arrive by the island’s own private boat and are immediately enveloped by the beauty and luxurious accommodation that awaits.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

Island manager Dawn Simpson and her team continue to provide the warm style of hospitality that Fijian people are so well known for. They will look after guests as little or as much as they desire, while always providing attentive and solicitous service for all Dolphin Island visitors.

More General Travel News
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - falconry
Summer in Turkey
Latest Travel News
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Summer in Turkey...
Taif Season attracts more than 750,000 v...
Featured Sights To See
Capilla de Santa Rosa de Lima

Capilla de Santa Rosa de Lima

Caracas, Venezuela

Address: west of Concejo Municipal, south of Plaza Bolívar           This chapel marks the exact location where Venezuela was declared as an independent sovereign state in 1811 – although it took 10 more years for this goal to be achieved. However, the chapel has been held in high reverence ever since, and has recently been restored with clas...

Antiquities Museum

Antiquities Museum

Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptian Museum holds one of the top attractions in Cairo, the Tutankhamun Galleries. The Tutankhamun Galleries is where the treasures of the boy-pharaoh Tutankhamun are held. King Tut (as he is referred to in popular culture) had no great historical significance prior to 1922, when the British Egyptologist Howard Carter found his tomb almost entirely intact in the Valley of the Kings (on the...

Shard

Shard

London, United Kingdom

The tallest building in the European Union, The Shard stands at approximately 306 metres and was inaugurated in July 2012. The building is jointly owned by Stellar Property and the State of Qatar. On the 68-72 floor is the observation deck, called “The View” situated right on top of The Shard. Visitors can take in unobstructed 40 mile views across the London skyline and beyond. On the 31-33rd f...

The Bund

The Bund

Shanghai, China

This street is probably Shanghai's most famous. Be sure to stroll along this riverside boulevard where a number of stalls have sprung up and where locals and foreigners alike can be seen participating and practicing dancing, aerobics and tai chi.   Address: Zhongshan Dongyi Lu...