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
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Rey Bazaar

Rey Bazaar

Tehran, Iran

a smaller version of the one in downtown Tehran, it is about 500 years old and traditionally sold spices, herbs and commercial goods as part of the silk road.  ...

Buu Dien Truong Tam (Post Office)

Buu Dien Truong Tam (Post Office)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This is the historic post office was built in the 19th century European style and features an enormous portrait of the former president Ho Chi Minh. The crowds inside consist of mostly visitors rather than actual customers. Location: 2 Cong Xa Paris, District 1 Tel: (08) 824 4244.                     ...

Turkish Bathhouse

Turkish Bathhouse

Athens, Greece

Bathhouses were built throughout Athens under Ottoman rule. This is the only surviving bathhouse that remains. It has been converted to a museum. It is spacious and gleaming with marble floors and basins. Visitors will get the feel of life  of  Athenians under Ottoman rule.   Timings: Wednesday and Sunday 10 A.M- 2 P.M. Address: 8 Kyrrestou Admission: Free Tel: 210-324...

Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum)

Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum)

Lisbon, Portugal

If you must see only one museum in Lisbon make it this one. Housed in a 16th century convent, this place pays homage to one of Portugal’s most famous exports the azulejo (tile). The exhibits cover everything, from the azulejo’s beginnings in the Ottoman empire to the present. Star attractions include a 36m panel depicting a pre-earthquake Lisbon and a gold-bedecked baroque chapel. The cafe also ge...