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First look: Marriot’s new overwater villas | Fiji

by Fiona Harper

Marriott Hotels has opened Fiji’s first mainland overwater villas with the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay. On the west coast of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, the resort is defined by its idyllic natural surroundings within a lagoon. Likuliku Lagoon Resort on Malolo Island was the first Fijian hotel to add overwater villas ten years ago. Marriot’s new offering is an exciting addition to Fiji hotel options.

Dive from your deck into the lagoon

Thoughtfully designed to take full advantage of the picture-perfect setting, Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay is surrounded by a crystal-clear, man-made lagoons where guests enjoy access to a white-sand beach. The 114 Bure Villas feature decks from which you can dive directly into the turquoise waters. The inventive design extends to the 136 Deluxe Rooms, which can be interconnected, making them ideal for families and groups. Embracing the surrounding nature, the open-plan spaces make the most of the refreshing sea breeze and natural sunlight. The dynamic interiors reflect the vibrant local culture with motifs, colours and materials inspired by Fijian design and updated with a modern twist.

Less than an hour from Nadi International Airport

Marriot Fiji is located 45-minute’s drive from Nadi International Airport, and within easy reach of Nadi Town (29km) and Denarau Island (36km). Adventure-seekers can enjoy a short boat ride to Cloud Break Surf to experience some of the world’s most impressive waves, go zip-lining or explore the Sebeto hot springs and rejuvenate in the mineral-rich mud baths.

Resort dining with three restaurant choices

Guests can choose from three restaurants which offer distinctive local and international cuisines. Complemented with Marriott’s thoughtful service, each venue provides a dynamic dining experience. At Goji Kitchen & Bar, guests can engage with chefs and savour the inventive Fijian, Asian and international dishes made to order at the open-kitchen cooking stations, or enjoy a bounty of fresh seafood at Fish Bar, overlooking panoramas of the Pacific Ocean. For those looking for a more casual or relaxed setting, Lagoon House & Bar offers simple yet delicious Mediterranean fare made of the highest quality produce. Fiji Baking Company, the resort’s bakery and delicatessen, offers freshly made pastries, sandwiches and salads as well as barista-style coffee in a relaxed café setting.

Wellness, health club, Kids Club and activities

Committed to guests’ total wellness, the Health Club offers a range of onsite activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, bowling and tennis. The resort is also in close proximity to two golf courses: Natadola Golf Course (34km) and Danarau Golf & Racquet Club (36km). For families, the Turtles Kid’s Club provides interactive programs to entertain young guests. Meanwhile, rebalance with a signature treatment at the serene Quan Spa to align the body and mind and restore clarity. There are also three large pools and a whirlpool surrounded by stylish cabanas and loungers, including a swim-up bar where you can enjoy a cocktail and light bite while taking in the views.

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