Want AC and a concierge: Book the Pearl or Intercontinental. Want endless buffets and all activities included: book a cruise. Want all inclusive: Book Club Med or Sandals. Want "low pricing": book Carnival Cruise lines' 899$ 7 nights Bahamas cruise. Want endless beaches? Try Cancun, Daytona/Cocoa Beach and Ft-Lauderdale.
Want a place where there are no roads, no cars, no ATT nor Verizon coverage, and no one owns shoes...( they don't need them and neither will you)
What about a place that uses reclaimed rain water for showers, where you'll have to create a draft using louvers to cool down your room (and it works) and where the food is a fresh as it gets: fish is off the dock and fruits and veggies from the backyard garden. Want world class SCUBA diving and snorkeling?
Then Lalati might be for you. You'll spend what you'd spend going to Disney first class. But a few notable points:
-there are only 10 Bures on the island. That's you/your guest and 18 (Max) other people. You get tranquil off the beaten path relaxation.
-this isn't the States. So gas is not 2.99 a gallon and a diet coke is NOT .99. That bottle of FJD5.00 Club Soda came from New Zeland. Your corona's from Mexico. Think about that.
-You're not downtown: no noises and no help. So you need (and pay for) a guide with all activities. But that Guide (most probably Kula) will carry you out of the mountain on his back or go to bat island and rile up 100s of giant bats for you; if need be. You could not do either; even if your life depended on it.
-The Spa services are great.
-The village tour is educational and humbling. You will be grateful for your blessings and appreciative of the Islander's generosity/hospitality.
- The diving is world class; if not world standard (shark diving, Macro life and caring dive masters made our experience memorable)
BOTTOM LINE: This is a destination boutique resort. It'll reset your priorities, you'll escape the grind and you may even have an epiphany when you are there.
I don't know if that is an experience you have ever had. I did. On my honeymoon in Lalati.
And I will return with my wife...
PS: we were there for what turned out to be unseasonable 10 rainy and windy days. We did not go to the beach once. Yet we missed nothing and yearned for no more: We went for the diving and although the sun made a rare 3 hour appearance...we did not miss out on anything and have the fondest memories. Can u say that if you go to Cancun and it rains your entire vacay???
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award winning all inclusive resort. Lalati Resort & Spa sits on the edge of a protected bay in Beqa Lagoon, with world class snorkeling and diving just steps outside your door. Standard Cottages, Deluxe Villas, Premium Deluxe Honeymoon Villas and Superior Honeymoon Suites offer comfort in a Fijian-style elegance and full amenities. Kayak, trek, snorkel, scuba dive, surf, wakeboard, tube ride, SUPs, zipline, village safaris, and the famous firewalkers, all within easy reach. It's where you find the Soul of Fiji! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lalati Resort And Spa
- Lalati Hotel Beqa Island
- Lalati Resort All Inclusive