Dolphin Island, Dolphin Island, Fiji
The Huka Retreats is proud to announce the re-launch of Dolphin Island, Fiji. The property now boasts a magnificent presence following an extensive period of renovation and refurbishment. An idyllic island paradise, anchored in the crystal-clear waters of the South Pacific, is your own personal retreat when you stay at Dolphin Island.
Located just 20 minutes by boat from the Fijian mainland, this 13-acre private island is exclusively yours throughout your entire stay. Accommodating a maximum of eight guests, the tropical hideaway is perfect for honeymoons, romantic getaways or family vacations.
Location and Transfers
Dolphin Island is a private island in the South Pacific, a 20 minute cruise from the Fiji mainland. Travellers arrive at Nadi International Airport and can take a two and a half hour transfer to Rakiraki, the embarkation point to Dolphin Island. Other transportion options include helicopter and seaplane.
The main bure, with its fabulous traditional palm-thatched roof and architecturally detailed elevation holds centre court, with a pair of equally picturesque guest bure suites sitting to each side in perfect harmony. This group of buildings are at one with the landscape and every aspect of their design ensures perfect enjoyment of the island’s nurturing and lush natural landscape. Renowned interior designer Virginia Fisher has ensured Dolphin Island offers an extraordinary guest experience. Ambience is in great abundance as Virginia’s sense of place emerges strongly, as she references colours, textures and patterns from the Pacific – boldly and with her absolutely innate sense of style. Every level of guest comfort has been considered from thirsty beach towels to perfumed candles – and the total effect is utter magic.
Guest Bure Suites
Dolphin Island guest bure suites are perfect for a tropical lifestyle – featuring heart timber floors, plaster walls, stone tiles, wooden shutters, high ceilings and the latest in air-conditioned comfort. The dressing rooms are large and generous and these are further complemented by well-appointed bathrooms, twin hand basins, shower, sculptural free-standing bath and outdoor shower, within a private garden courtyard. Fine pure cotton bed linen and soft feather pillows are perfectly suited to the climate and The Huka Retreats famed attention to detail is strongly evident within this haven of relaxation and romance.
The Hilltop Sleep-Out Bure
For total romance, guests can take a easy stroll to the top of the island where the hilltop sleep-out bure awaits. This utterly divine, thatched open-air bedroom, is both rustic and refined – perfect for a tryst or for an overnight stay
Meals are delicious and feature fresh produce, with many flavours and ingredients unique to Fijian cuisine. Freshly caught fish is brought to the island daily so guests can select their preference from the catch and it will be beautifully prepared and served to them within hours. Tropical fruit abounds – papayas, mangoes, bananas, pineapples etc and the fragrance of perfumed flowers is carried on the air
Facilities and Activities