If you're looking for a relaxing experience in paradise, then this is it! An absolutely breathtaking island and a clean, modern, yet traditional resort.
My wife and I have been to a few islands over the past two years, including Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Efate, Vanuatu, and Paradise Cove has probably made it to the top of our list.
The beach is spectacular, whether you're kicking back on one of the many hammocks strung between coconut palms, or stretching out on the sun-loungers just metres away from the calm waves lapping on the golden sands.
And to top it off, thousands of tropical fish are calmly swimming around the colourful coral reef just metres off the shore. Kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding are also a great experience in the calm waters.
The staff keep you stimulated with a variety of activities throughout the day, whether that's a guided snorkeling tour at one of the nearby reefs, a skiff ride to hike a mountain on another island, or a kayak adventure to a deserted island populated by little goats to learn how to open a coconut.
All of the guides are extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and approachable. Thanks to Elvis for hooking us up with equipment, and thanks to Sai and Joseph for the awesome adventures!
The Paradise Cove staff also excel at the restaurant and at the bar. Sipping on a Mai Tai just metres from the vivid turquoise waters of the Yasawas is an experience I won't soon forget. Big thanks to Sunia and Knox for the great service.
The chefs and waiting staff were also great. Quick, attentive service, even on Fiji Time. Everything was delicious, and there was a fantastic variety of options, for a great price.
The entertainment was top notch too. From the traditional welcome as you step out of the seaplane, to the nightly performances of the string band on the kava mat, all of the staff go out of their way to ensure you have a real Fijian experience. A shell or two of kava after dinner as the band plays traditional Fijian songs on ukulele and guitar is a great way to top off a tough day of lounging on the beach, interrupted intermittently by bouts of snorkeling, kayaking or adventuring.
The only bad thing about Paradise Cove was having to leave, it's an amazingly picturesque slice of Fiji that manages to both stimulate and relax the soul. Amazing holiday, we'll definitely be coming back soon!
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- Luxury Island Resort in the Yasawa Islands, Fiji. White sandy all tide beach, stunning sunsets, beach and pool bar. ... more less
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