Lalati Resort & Spa is your gateway for a fantastic Fijian dive holiday. It offers guests the chance to dive and enjoy true Fijian hospitality away from the crowds on a secluded island. No additional flights are needed within Fiji! Beqa Island (pronounced Benga) is surrounded by the vast Beqa Lagoon, located just 8 km (5 miles) south off the main island of Viti Levu. From Nadi International Airport it's a scenic 2.5 hour coastal drive followed by a 30 minute private boat ride from Pacific Harbour directly to the resort.
Lalati's 10 acres feature palm-fringed beachfront and lush tropical gardens, all backed by verdant rainforest. The resort overlooks the sapphire waters of protected Malumu Bay, a safe harbour for ships and boats passing by. The resort is eco conscious and environmentally friendly, carefully constructed to blend with the natural environment and to have minimal effect on the beautiful natural surroundings, local habitat, and pristine waters of the bay.
Lalati Resort features a total of 16 villas and cottages: 2 Honeymoon Suites, 7 Honeymoon Villas, 5 Oceanfront Villas and 2 Seaview Cottages.
All villas are built in the 'chiefly-style' and are large and spacious with soaring high beam roofs and beautiful local hardwood floors. All rooms have California king beds, ceiling fans, outdoor hammocks, large private lanais, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, in room safe, flowers, gardens, hairdryers and deluxe bathroom amenities.
The Oceanfront Villas are air-conditioned in the main room; bedrooms have ceiling fans only. The Honeymoon Suites and Villas are fully air-conditioned throughout. The entry level Seaview Cottages are the only rooms that do not have air-conditioning.
Cottages are reminiscent of a lake bungalow or summer seaside retreat. All have California King Sized beds, large sitting areas, counter, sink and microwaves, tea & coffee making facilities, fridge, hairdryers, deluxe amenities, decks, and great sea views for catching sight of passing sailboats, dolphins, reefs and outlying islands. They sit behind the Villas, on a rise to capture the ocean views. Additional twin beds may be brought in to the large living room to accommodate additional persons in cottage.
Villas are large and spacious. They are steps from the ocean, with sweeping ocean views from both the private decks and inside the villas. They feature a large area with king sized bed and sitting area, and a second private bedroom with queen bed. Large bathrooms, oversized showers and deluxe amenities included. Each villa is private and separated by tropical gardens. Villas are air conditioned in main room, and have ceiling fans and louvered, screened windows throughout.
Honeymoon Villas sit at the end of the property, on tropical grounds backed by verdant rainforests. Views of the sea are dotted with coconut palms and native deciduous trees, and of the blue lagoon beyond. These romantic villas are tucked into tropical gardens, and each features it's own private gazebo with hammock and table and chairs, perfect for watching the sunrise over the bay, or stargazing at night. Private outdoor showers open to the sky for additional romance. Interiors feature romantic, draped 4 poster beds, luxury amenities, Fijian work of art and fine tropical furnishings. iPod docking stations are included.
Honeymoon Villas are fully air conditioned, with louvered, screened windows throughout.
Garden Honeymoon Suite - This suite sits approximately 75 metres from the water, with private tropical gardens, on an elevated area set back from the Villas. It features a large open floor plan with beautiful coconut wood 4-poster king bed on a polished mahogany wood platform. There are several sitting areas, with rattan and coconut palm wood furnishings. Separate tiled
sitting room is cool and perfect for lounging, reading and relaxing. Flat screen TV in the main room allows guests to enjoy the myriad DVDs in the resort’s DVD library, and iPod docking stations are included. The bathroom features a rain shower head, artful designed sink, and mirror edged with inlaid mother-of-pearl created by the renowned J. Hunter Pearls. Outside is a large lanai and private courtyard with Jacuzzi, day bed, water feature and outdoor shower. Garden Honeymoon Suite is fully air conditioned, louvered, screened windows throughout.
Beachfront Honeymoon Suite - This is the premier accommodation at Lalati. Just steps from the water, and located at the far end of the Villas, this suite is the most private on the property. It features several sitting areas, a large 4-poster coconut palmwood bed on a raised mahogany wood platform, island furnishings and beautiful, polished local hardwood floors. The oversized bathroom features a double shower, and countertop with copper sinks and bamboo faucets. The large lanai features sweeping ocean and garden views and leads to the large private courtyard. The courtyard doors can be open to the sea, or closed for complete privacy. It has a mini waterfall, Jacuzzi, double daybed with ceiling fan and outdoor shower. Beachfront Honeymoon Villa is fully air conditioned, with louvered, screened windows throughout.
Meals are served in the lofty, chiefly-style open air bure. Join other diners at a group table for your meals or dine at a private candlelit table for two. Lalati features gourmet cuisine using only the freshest ingredients available. Freshly picked vegetables from the resort's own organic garden, tropical fruits of the season, fine imported meats and seafood freshly caught, all feature on an ever changing daily menu.
The Loloma Spa has 3 treatment rooms and treatments are 100% nature-based. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage during your diving holiday at Lalati.
Besides some fantastic scuba diving in the world famous Beqa Lagoon, guests can also take part in a list of other activities offered from the resort: coastal kayaking, nature treks, coconut demonstrations, poolside barbecues, beach volleyball, guided reef snorkelling, herbal walks, kava parties, village visits, beach picnics, beach bonfires, crab race or just enjoy some relaxing time by the swimming pool.
Getting to Beqa Island
All international flights into Fiji arrive at Nadi airport on the west coast of Fiji's main island of Viti Levu. A private minibus collects guests from the airport or hotels nearby early in the morning for the coastal drive south to Pacific Harbour (approx 2.5 hours). The transfer boat from Pacific Harbour to Lalati departs daily at 9.30am. Departure flights from Nadi need to be scheduled no earlier than 2.00pm to allow for same day return boat and minibus transfers. The transfer boat from Lalati to Pacific Harbour departs daily at 8.45am. Inter-island flights also land at Suva airport, located in the southeast corner of Fiji's main island Viti Levu. Suva, also the gateway for some liveaboards, is much closer to Pacific Harbour, only 30 minutes by car. Overnight hotel rooms near Nadi or Suva airports can easily be arranged if necessary.
Wireless internet access is available at the resort in the main building for guests bringing their own laptops. There is also a computer kiosk with guest computer, accessible during business hours. There is a fee for the use of WiFi services and guest computer.
Lalati Resort & Spa will most certainly exceed your expectations. This beautiful little dive resort is a great place to relax and unwind. There are no shops or organised night life on the island. Enjoy some great Fijian hospitality, great service and friendly staff. We recommend this resort also to single divers and diver/non-diver couples.