Royal Davui Island - Fiji

From ¥51

for 7 nights

IDEAL FOR

Couples or Honeymooners
Longboarders
Bodyboarders
All-Women's Surf Trips

The Perfection Pass Holders
Intermediate Waves
Family Surf Holidays

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

¥7 - ¥7 per night

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
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Summary
Royal Davui Island is an exclusive adults-only island resort with the world class left, Frigates, only a short boat ride away. If the conditions are not right for Frigates, or you prefer something not as big, the other Viti Levu breaks just off from the mainland are also only about 30 minutes by boat away. They have 16 beautifully appointed fales (bungalows), surrounded by a lush tropical landscape. This ensures there are no more than 32 guests on the island at any one time ensuring supreme privacy and personalised service. The fales on Royal Davui are designed and built in a modern Pacific manner with thatched roofs, high ceilings and your very own private plunge pool.
Quick Facts
    • exclusive island resort
    • each luxury villa has own private pool
    • sweeping ocean views
    • access to Frigates Passage
    • excellent diving
    • beautiful spa

Royal Davui Island is an exclusive adults-only island resort, situated in Fiji's spectacular Beqa Lagoon. They have 16 beautifully appointed fales (bungalows) surrounded by a lush tropical landscape.

This ensures there are no more than 32 guests on the island at any one time ensuring supreme privacy and personalised service. Royal Davui Island Resort is at present the only private island with private plunge pools for each and every fale.

Voted as "The Most Romantic Island Hideaway in the South Pacific, Caribbean and Atlantic" by Conde Nast, Royal Davui is the ideal location for your wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or just a beautiful luxury escape for couples.

Accommodation

The fales

The fales on Royal Davui are designed and built in a modern Pacific manner with thatched roofs, high ceilings and your very own private plunge pool. With a more contemporary feel than traditional Fijian, Davui captures the modern Fijian lifestyle whilst retaining the charm of the islands.

Island Fale

On the southern side of Royal Davui, there are three amazing Island Pool Villas. These villas have fantastic views of the lagoon and reef system below, as well as access to the southern beach.

Deluxe Fale

6 Award winning Deluxe Pool Villas are perfectly placed along the Eastern and Southern sides of the island. These beautifully appointed fales feature thatched roofs, air conditioning, tropical décor, soaring ceilings, separate living room & bedroom and private plunge pool. These fales open to the tropical breezes, letting you enjoy outdoor living in true Fijian style.

Premium Fale

Six Premium Pool Villas take pride of place, sitting at indiscriminate angles on the Western and Eastern sides of the island with paved paths meandering through broad-leafed banana trees, vivid heliconia and ancient trees taking you to the door of your secluded retreat.

Royal Davui Suite

When you arrive at the Royal Davui Pool Suite, double hand carved solid mahogany doors welcome you to the entrance of the most secluded fale on the island. Opening these doors reveals an indoor garden with a path wandering down toward your private plunge pool and sleeping pavilion. Upstairs, the living room incorporates extensive glass and French doors allowing you to overlook the point of the Davui Marine Reserve.

Dining

In-room Dining

Breakfast in your fale on the private dining deck is all about shades of blue - the sky and the endless colours of the sea. Let the staff treat you to a private dining experience unlike any other in Fiji. Dinner on your dining deck is delivered course by course if you so desire.....giving you the opportunity to graze at your own pace and enjoy a truly amazing in-room dining experience while you enjoy the magnificent views.

The Banyan Restaurant & Bar

At the heart of the resort is the majestic Pacific Banyan tree that gracefully reaches through the centre of the restaurant towering over the island making this a fantastic place to share a cocktail before dinner. Dining within the restaurant is relaxed and so you can leave your dinner jacket hanging in the wardrobe.

Private Dining

Located in several secluded settings are the private dining decks. Take the opportunity to escape the others on the island and enjoy an exceptionally romantic dining experience. Royal Davui makes a concerted effort to ensure that all of the guests experience a night of private dining during their stay.

Surf & Other Activities

Surfing

Frigate Passage (Frigates) is a world class, powerful left-hand reef break and is about 30 minutes away from Royal Davui Island by boat. Frigates can hold up to a solid three times head height and rarely does it drops below head-high. Good rides of 100 meters or more are not uncommon.

With the prevailing south easterly trade winds that blow offshore and its exposed position to southern ocean swell, Frigate Passage is one of the most consistent surf spots not only in Fiji, but the whole of the South Pacific. Offshore in any easterly quarter wind, Frigate Passage breaks in any southerly quarter swell, and breaks well through all tides.

If the conditions are not right for Frigates, or you prefer something not so big, the other Viti Levu breaks just off from the mainland are also only about 30 minutes by boat away.

  • J’s – J’s is a hollow, fast wave that breaks from 2’ to 6’. It’s best around the high tide with winds from NE to W. It needs some west in the swell to run down the reef.
  • Shifties – This wave has a deep water take off making the break a ‘not too threatening’ ride. This outside point of the barrier reef picks up all the swell and can be double the size of J’s and Vunaniu. It is powerful and thick. When everywhere else is flat, you can almost guarantee a 4-foot wave at Shifties. It can be surfed at all tides. Again, a wind of the north quadrant is needed.
  • Vunaniu – Vananiu is a short wedging right which has a bowl section at the end, usually smaller than other breaks. This would be a good option for the kids. It does get good. It’s best at high tide

Access to the breaks are by way of a chartered boat that can be organised at your request. A 3 hour boat charter is about FJD280 and includes a guide. The boat can hold up to 4 surfers.  If you have more surfers in your group - just give us enough advance warning and we will get the resort to arrange to have access to a larger transfer boat for your stay.

Diving

Royal Davui Island Resort’s Marine Sanctuary offers some excellent scuba diving opportunities, and with over 25 dive sites within 25 mins of the island, divers are spoilt for choice. You will find many of these are easily accessible right from the beach.

Located just 20 meters from the jetty is Davui’s own shipwreck waiting to be explored.
Divers can choose from wall, soft coral, cave or open water sites. All are accessible to new divers.

For the more adventurous and experienced divers there is the open ocean dive at a reef called Cakaulekaleka (tha-cow-leka-leka),which is a panicle thrusting up from the depths in the middle of open ocean.

If you’d like a bigger adrenalin rush then why not try the “big fish encounter”. Not for the faint of heart you’ll dive off the northern edge of the lagoon. Seasoned shark wranglers and feeders  will be hand feeding tiger, bull and reef sharks right in front of you while you kick back and enjoy the show.

Beginner and refresher courses are also available for the first timers and those that haven’t been on a dive for a while. Both are done under the watchful eye of qualified PADI instructors.

Spa

Pure Fiji brings you the ultimate in ancient traditions for today's natural body care.

Famous for their beauty the Pacific Islanders discovered long ago the power of particular exotic nuts in cleansing, softening and protecting their skin and hair.

Exotic nut and floral extracts blended with fresh coconut milk and virgin coconut oil to hydrate, condition and protect your skin are used in their many treatments.

Alternative Activities

  • Catamaran sailing.
  • Sea kayaks.
  • Board games.
  • Island walks.
  • Bocce and croquet.
  • Snorkelling.
  • Guided island snorkel.
  • Island beach picnic.
  • DVD mini theatre.
  • Book exchange.
  • Volleyball – Fiji vs the world.
  • Cultural village visits.
  • Village church visits.
  • Kava ceremony.
  • Local string band.

If you’re keen to venture away from the island there is also a variety of other activities (at extra cost), such as:

  • Golf
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Shopping (Suva city)
  • Zip line canopy tour
  • Jetski safari
  • Arts village shopping
  • Gourmet champagne beach picnics
  • Scuba diving
  • Skurfing
  • Big fish encounter
  • Pure Fiji spa treatments
  • Sport fishing
  • Beqa island hikes
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7 nights Island Plunge Pool Vale (Double Share) Package ¥51 Per person 01 Jan-31 Dec
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Inclusions:
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Banyan Restaurant or by the pool.
  • Brewed beverages.
  • Purified water.
  • Dietary requests catered for.
  • Scheduled plane/boat transfers.
  • All taxes.

 

Dining:

The menus at Royal Davui are different every day and are based around local fresh seasonal ingredients to incorporate the tropical Fijian climate. Seafood plays a massive part of the Fijian diet with fish available as a part of the daily menu. All meals are included in the tariff and their chefs are more than happy to take your requests guaranteeing a memorable dining experience.

Activities Included:

  • Catamaran sailing
  • Sea kayaks
  • Board games
  • Island walks
  • Bocce and croquet
  • Snorkelling
  • Guided island snorkel
  • Island beach picnic
  • DVD mini theatre
  • Book exchange
  • Volley ball – Fiji vs the world
  • Cultural village visits
  • Village church visits
  • Kava ceremony
  • Local string band

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Other Surf Experiences
Reviews
Rhonda (October 2010)

OMG! This is one of the most stunning places I have ever been to, and I have been to more than you could ever imagine! It's an adults only retreat, catering to couples and honeymooners and they are happy to comply with your every whim. We arrived by private charter plane which connected with a boat transfer nad when we arrived on the island all the staff came out to the jetty to sing a welcome song for us. After a welcome drink and tour of the facilities, we were shown to our room. I was completey astounded at how beatuiful it was. A massive luxuriously furnished bungalow in keeping with the local style and a balcony that wraps around the whole front of the lounge & bedroom to give you a 180 degree view of water. The bungalows are all seperated around the island to ensure absolute privacy. Best thing was a heated jacuzzi plunge pool on the balcony! Awesome!The bathroom also had a double spa bath - so no lack of bubbles. The little touches make all the difference as well, complimentary homemade cookies in your minibar, replenished during your stay....little notes on your pillow each night outlining the activities and menu choices for the following day.....and all the staff remembering your names.The Sand Spit excursion is a MUST. They take you out on the boat and drop you off literally in the middle of the ocean on a small strip of pure white sand which magically appears each day when the tide goes out. You are left there with an unbrella, mobile phone for emergency or if you get bored (as if!), and an esky with your lunch and beers or champagne! You are on your own private island with no one around for miles!The watersports guys are brillant - and nothing is too much trouble. Surfing, diving, snorkelling, village visits...each one a remarkable experience. Frigates is nearby - a worldclass left that regularly goes double overhead or you can go to the easier breaks near the mainland. The diving is also worldclass - with a nearby marine research centre giving certified divers the chance to dive with them while they feed and study the local Tiger and Bull sharks! Or if you just want to snorkel - there's reef surrounding the entire island that easily rivals what you'll find at the Great Barrier Reef - and it's just steps away from the beach. In our first 5 minutes snorkelling we saw a black tip reef shark and a baby sting ray! The coral is alive and colourful, and there are HUNDREDS of different kinds of fish. One day we even had a couple of baby black tip reef sharks come up over the coral reef at high tide and swim around our legs - it was very cool!Now I haven't even mentioned the food - meals are all included. Choice of about 10 different options for breakfast each day. Lunch is 2 courses- and you can choose between 2 entree items, and 2 main items. Dinner is 3 course and similarly you choose between a couple of items for each course. They are happy to comply to any requests for fussy eaters but I found everything offered was beautifully fresh and amazingly tasty. Every meal was a fine dining experience. Before dinner everyone meets at the bar for sunset happy hour - a good chance to meet the other guests - and complimentary canapes are offerred. You certainly don't go hungry here!Overall, I would not hestitate to recommend this resort and would go back in a heartbeat.