Tokoriki Island Resort

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Fiji (2022 Updated)

Most importantly of all, Japan & Fuji is very gay friendly, especially for foreigners. There are plenty of Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Fiji may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. In 1997, Fiji became the second country in the world after South Africa to explicitly protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation in its Constitution.

Fiji, a country in the South Pacific, is an archipelago of more than 300 islands. It’s famed for rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons. Its major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, contain most of the population. Viti Levu is home to the capital, Suva, a port city with British colonial architecture. The Fiji Museum, in the Victorian-era Thurston Gardens, has ethnographic exhibits.

Top attractions to visit in Fiji?

The Coral Coast is often considered to be the most beautiful part of the mainland on Viti Levu. A number of resorts are located along this stretch of coastline and it has plenty of beaches, ocean views and snorkeling opportunities.

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1. Likuliku Lagoon Resort – Adults Only 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji

Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Likuliku Lagoon Resort

Featuring free WiFi, a year-round outdoor pool and a terrace, Likuliku Lagoon Resort offers adult only accommodation in Malolo, 29 km from Nadi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

All rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. For entertainment there is a flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod dock. You will find a kettle in the room. Rooms have a private bathroom fitted with a shower. Extras include bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.

Likuliku Lagoon Resort is a multi award-winning, unique, luxury haven for couples only and the first and only in Fiji with overwater bures. A unique and special place, designed with integrity to cultural values, traditional designs and architecture and embraced by the renowned warmth of the Fijian people. From the water it looks like an ancient village, so traditional is the architecture. Likuliku embodies the richness of an ancient culture with vibrant present-day lifestyle touches. With over 18,000 stays and over 4000 return guests, Likuliku is a truly magical place.

With the perfect location, fine dining, luxurious beachside huts next to a fine white beach, and beautiful aquamarine sea and great weather, the real treasure to be found at the resort is the warmth of the welcome you receive from the beautiful staff. Genuine people doing a great job.

Seaplane or helicopter best transfer option as boot option takes over four hours.

The rooms are beautiful. Were we absolutely wowed by the view upon entering our room. E we were initially worried about the other reviews saying rooms were dated or dingy, but this was not the case at all. We were also very worried about the reviews saying the over water bures were over mud for most of the day, but again this was not the case. The tides did get very low, but the room was always over water, even if just over a couple feet and the views, no matter why time of day, always over looked the ocean. We were always excited to see fish and stingrays walking to and from the room. We were lucky enough to get a day room on departure day so that we had a place to still relax due to our late check-out, so we were able to directly compare one of the beach front rooms. We thought the beachfronts were also nice, but the over water is definitely worth the upgrade!

The available activities kept us plenty occupied. There are three places they go out to foot snorkel trips, we did all of them and our favorite was Mociu (honeymoon island), followed by mushroom reef. They also have a variety of non-motorized water crafts that are complimentary for guests to use: kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, etc. we felt there was plenty to do easily for a week long stay. Our activities guide, Joe was absolutely amazing.

The grounds themselves were also kept very clean and manicured. It seemed the gardeners were perpetually pruning and raking.

The food was also excellent. It exceeded our expectations. You will definitely leave a few pounds heavier. Breakfast is a constant menu accompanied with a buffet of fresh fruits, juices, bread and granola. Lunch menu changes daily and consists of three courses (menu repeats after 7days as we discovered). Dinner menu also changes daily and consisted of 3 courses plus an amuse bouche and palate cleanser. As others have stated, one day a week is a buffet style after a traditional show, akin to a luau in Hawaii. Because we stayed in the over water bures, we were also served afternoon canapés, so at no time during our stay were we hungry. We were also fairly consistently asked if we wanted more food during dinner, while temping, we’d have to roll out of there if we said yes.

Overall I would highly recommend Likuliku and will definitely return for special occasions! We felt welcome and well taken care of during our stay. Thanks Usa, Isei, Minnie, Taito, Joe, Kahlisi, Oni, and everyone else for making this a memorable trip.

Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji
Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji

How much does a room costs at Likuliku Lagoon Resort?

Prices start 1150 $/night for Beachfront Bure. The Deluxe Beachfront Bure is 1350$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This bungalow features a electric kettle, iPod dock and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Likuliku Lagoon Resort –  Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji – you can find the best hotels deals in Fuji during Bula Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Fuji on Booking.com and  Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. First Landing Beach Resort & Villas 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji

First Landing Beach Resort & Villas
First Landing Beach Resort & Villas

First Landing is a 3-star gay friendly resort, located directly on a sandy beach and offering beautiful views of the nearby Mamanuca Islands. This resort offers traditional bungalow-style accommodations and friendly service.

There are 36 spacious ‘bures’ (bungalows) and villas at the resort, all of which have been decorated in a colourful island style. Choose between the garden and ocean bures or the larger 2-bedroom villa which have their own private swimming pools.

Continental breakfast is included in the room rate and is served in the restaurant overlooking the sea. A wide range of international food, including many local dishes and fresh seafood is also offered here throughout the day.

Our first guests arrived 3,500 years ago and liked the place so much, they stayed …According to local legend, the first Fijians arrived around 1500 BC, landing on the beach at First Landing. Today, you too can discover and enjoy this intimate, authentic Fijian resort, ideally located only 25 minutes away from Nadi and 35 minutes from Denarau Island, for your Fiji holiday.

The resort has easy access to the nearby Mamanuca Islands, by boat from the resort’s new jetty or adjacent Vuda Yacht Marina daily. The resort is nestled amidst magnificent tropical gardens, majestic palms and massive rain trees, just 15 minutes by road from Nadi Airport, and blessed with one of the only white sand beaches in the Nadi area. The beach faces due west, giving breathtaking sunsets across the nearby islands. We are a small, owner-operated resort, featuring a range of accommodation options from Fijian style Bures to our two bedroom, luxurious, self-catering Royal Villa or Garden Villas, each situated in their own enclosed tropical garden with a full sized pool. We also have a lively bar and popular beachside restaurant.

We pride ourselves on personal attention to our guests, and the genuine hospitality of our staff will ensure your stay is a memorable one. First Landing Beach Resort is the perfect location for a destination stay in Fiji, in combination with an outer island resort or cruise or a short stopover in Fiji due to our location. Come and learn about the fascinating history, culture and natural heritage of this very special place. First Landing Beach Resort is famous for our true Bula Pride and Spirit.

This is a great small resort 15 mins from nadi with lots of true fijian culture. FIre dancing night sensational.

Not 5 star such as Shangri-la, warrick or naviti, but perfect reflection of true fiji with 3.5 overall resort but 5 star staff and cultural experience.

It’s an older place with a mix of older garden bures, some duplex and newer ocean front villas some with their own small pool. We chose a duplex garden bure which felt like we were in an aviary with the gorgeous sound of birds and lush mature trees. The duplex was private as we had few neighbours and those we had were quiet. The bathroom was very small and old but adequate. Continental breakfast included local fresh pineapple, pawpaw, bananas and watermelon as well as cereals, toast, spreads and freshly made pastries.

The garden bures are large and have everything you need in them – comfortable beds, plenty of space, decent size bathroom. The pool area is lovely and was never crowded while we were there. The bar and restaurant areas are very laid back and there is entertainment every evening. The food in the restaurant is great and at a much more reasonable cost than the 5 star resort we stayed in for the first 4 nights. The staff are friendly and helpful without being obtrusive.

The whole resort is set amongst native trees. Having stayed here a couple of times I would recommend the Villas over the Garden Bures as they are more private, spacious and modern. Also note most of the Villas have private pools.

The food and beverages are very well priced especially if you compare it to Denarau prices. Local beers cost around $7-8FJD and cocktails start $16FJD. A continental breakfast is included in most packages and it’s what you expect it to be. A good spread of breads, cereals, tropical fruit and pastries. And if you need a hangover cure i recommend the big breakfast which costs around $22FJD.

For anyone considering staying here, do it. The staff and the service is well beyond what you expect all whilst maintaining that beautiful Fiji welcome.

Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji
Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji

How much does a room costs at First Landing Beach Resort & Villas?

Prices start 98 $/night for Bungalow with Garden View. The One-Bedroom Villa is 178$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This bungalow features a electric kettle, iPod dock and air conditioning.

Where to book online – First Landing Beach Resort & Villas –  Gay Friendly Hotels Nadi Fiji – you can find the best hotels deals in Fuji during Bula Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Fuji on Booking.com and  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Wananavu Beach Resort 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji

Wananavu Beach Resort
Wananavu Beach Resort

Wananavu Beach Resort features 34 deluxe bungalows situated on the palm-fringed ocean or amongst the lush tropical gardens. The reef and sunset views from the rooms and restaurant & bar are spectacular.

Situated on Fiji’s main island at Viti Levu’s most northern point, Wananavu Beach Resort boasts a swimming pool, tennis court and a private beach surrounded by coral reefs.

The activity centre and tour desk can arrange daily excursions or snorkelling and scuba diving trips. Wai Spa offers a selection of massages, body therapies and beauty treatments.

Wananavu – The REAL Fiji! 35 deluxe bures stretched along the beach and nestled into the hillside. Once your wings touch down, customs should take you about an hour. Come into the main arrival terminal and be greeted by one of our local drivers holding a Wananavu sign. Let him help you with your luggage hop in the car. Sit back and enjoy a leisurely 2 and 1/2 hour ride along the northern most coast of Viti Levu and through local villages.

Arrive to a chorus of BULA’s and enjoy a delightfully refreshing tropical welcome drink. After being shown your air conditioned room, slip into island time. Enjoy all the Wananavu has to offer. Romance – a prime wedding destination, the perfect honeymoon location. You simply can’t find better diving! And … come experience Culture. Local village tour, deserted island beach picnics, fishing, sunset cruises, Lovo, meke, hammock and waves. Sit back and enjoy where the blue meets the blue. Boat rides, tan lines, and fun times!

The resort faces north and has a lovely view across the bay to other islands. There is a nice-man made beach to stroll on and swim off (the sand is brought in by truck from Sigatoka) and hammocks are strung up between coconut trees. These trees had the coconuts cut off them so there was no chance of getting hit by a falling coconut.

The property is huge, so it didn’t feel like fully booked, our garden bungalow was really nice, spacious and clean. The pool was good and there were plenty of activities, which can be booked at a counter at the beach. The dive center was really great.

The restaurant area was well maintained, the band played local and international songs every evening and offers kava to interested guests. The food in the restaurant was either really boring or really great. After a few days we noticed that some meals of the standard (not changing, 15-25 F$) menu were really poor in taste, but everything we ordered from the daily menu (starter, dinner, dessert – changes every day, but also more expensive, around 30-35 F$ for a main) was usually very good. The breakfast contained a continental buffet (self-made bread) and one order (e.g. scrambled eggs, pancakes, etc.) and was also good. However, some of the meals at dinner offer room for improvement. Finally not to forget: The staff was usually really, really nice and helpful.

The burre we stayed in was in excellent condition with newly remodeled bathroom and new light fixtures. King bed was firm and comfortable. The large room includes stocked minibar, Australian style electrical outlets, plenty of lighting, 2 overhead fans, quiet and effective air conditioning, screened double front glass doors and large picture windows make for fantastic views from your bed, small coffee table and 2 chairs inside, nIce front porch area with 2 chairs and a table, electric tea kettle with instant coffee and tea bags, hair dryer. If you love coffee, we recommend you bring a french press and your favorite coffee in your luggage. The lush landscaping and trees on the property are attractive and well trimmed leaving a great view of both gardens and ocean from all the ocean view rooms.

The lush landscaping and trees on the property are attractive and well trimmed leaving a great view of both gardens and ocean from all the ocean view rooms. Warning for those who hate walking up hills, the resort is built on a hillside with the dining room at the top and some ocean view rooms at the top, some ocean view rooms and pool in the middle, and the beach front units and boat dock at the bottom. It is about a 5 minute walk from the boat dock to the dining room.

Menu selections and food preparation are adequate. Good hot breakfast includes a selection of homemade breads and muffins, eggs, strangely flavored bacon, sausage, pancakes with honey (no maple syrup), french toast, omelettes made to order, fresh cut pineapple and watermelon, fruit juice, decent fresh coffee or tea.

Lunch and dinner offers some nice salads (really enjoyed the spicy cajun chicken salad), good battered fish and chips, pizza, burgers, curry of the day, fettuccine alfredo, soup of the day. Daily specials included roasted lamb with mashed potato, steak with baked potato, and fresh fish. Desserts include a variety of ice creams and some baked items. Guests can get a complete meal plan or just breakfast included in their room rate. We chose breakfast included with our room and ordered a la carte off the menu which was moderately priced.

Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji
Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji

How much does a room costs at Wananavu Beach Resort?

Prices start 145 $/night for Garden view Bungalow.  The Beach Front Bungalow is 225$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This bungalow features air conditioning, minibar and patio.

Where to book online – Wananavu Beach Resort-  LGBT Friendly Hotels Nadi Fiji – you can find the best hotels deals in Fuji during Bula Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Fuji on Booking.com and  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Uprising Beach Resort 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji

Uprising Beach Resort
Uprising Beach Resort

Uprising Beach Resort offers Fijian beachfront bungalows with balconies, ocean views and free continental breakfast. Facilities include a restaurant, a bar and a swimming pool. WiFi is available for a charge throughout the resort.

Activities at Uprising Beach Resort Fiji include scuba diving, white water rafting, horse riding, jet skiing and diving with sharks at Beqa Lagoon. Guests can also relax on the beach or by the pool.

Located by the beach, the restaurant offers a continental or cooked breakfast, plus a diverse lunch and dinner menu. The beach bar has a billiard table and serves spirits, wines, beers and cocktails.

Each bungalow includes a sofa, a refrigerator.

Stylishly nestled on 2 kilometers of sandy beachfront between tropical palms, Uprising offers adventure, relaxation and sheer natural beauty all in one stunning safe location. Imagine a fun friendly place right on the beach where the young and young-at-heart come to play.Authentic Fijian accommodation options range from traditional thatched beachfront Villas and Bures (cottages) to fun tree-house shared facilities. Choose to relax on the beach or by the pool, and have a beachside massage, or take advantage of the many activities on offer. Scuba dive world famous Beqa Lagoon and experience shark diving and soft coral scuba sights, or head into the mountains for a whitewater rafting trip. Other daily activities include game fishing, jet ski island safari’s, golf, shopping at the Arts Village & Cultural Centre of Pacific Harbour.

Uprising is quite different to other Resorts, it’s catchphrase is “It’s not perfect It’s Paradise” and that sums it up! If you are looking for a sterile 5 star experience with 60 digital channels and a 40 inch TV. then this place is not for you. The Villas and Bures are spacious and functional, nice decks to sit and soak to sit and soak up the peace, tranquility and the sound of the waves. Outside showers are private and a quirky touch.

The food is fantastic, from a simple pizza to a mouth watering Seared Tuna Salad and all of the staff are wonderful, they will likely greet you by name within a day.
The dorm room accommodation brings in backpacking travelers which add a nice mix of people that you wouldn’t normally get in a Resort.

The entertainment changes every night, from traditional fire dancing to the local gospel choir which leaves people almost speechless.

The friendly Uprising Resort situated just off the Queens Road in Pacific Harbour is becoming popular for having friendly staff, a great beach, comfortable bures, cottages and Dorm. The new top sporting facilities are top class and provide visitors the chance to watch our world famous Rugby Sevens Team in action! The Uprising caters to singles, couples, families and groups. There are opportunities for fishing, island picnics and snorkeling, inland river day trips, white water rafting and other activities the smiling staff can book for you.

The staff were all great, I cant think of one staff member that didn’t greet us with a ‘Bula’ and some went above and beyond and will be sorely missed.

The grounds are beautiful. Stunning gardens, well maintained by some lovely staff who even delivered us a coconut with instructions to put it in the fridge and they would return the next day to open it for us.

The Villas are great. Plenty of space. Looking a little tired maybe, and yes there are a lot of ants, but overall could not have been happier.

The location was one of the main reasons I chose Uprising. I like options, and being in Pacific Harbour meant there were plenty of options to eat at. The Arts Village jus down the road (go via the beach then cut through the park, it’s much quicker) had everything we could need. We used the bank, got supplies from the supermarket and ate at a couple of the restaurants.

Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji
Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji

How much does a room costs at Uprising Beach Resort?

Prices start 120 $/night for Garden View Bure. The Beach Front Villa is 174$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This air-conditioned, beachfront villa features oceans views, indoor and private outdoor open air shower. There is a separate lounge with kitchenette and separate bedroom area with king sized bedding and a room safe.

Where to book online – Uprising Beach Resort-  Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji – you can find the best hotels deals in Fuji during Bula Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Fuji on Booking.com and  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5. Tokoriki Island Resort 5* – Adults Only – Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji

Tokoriki Island Resort
Tokoriki Island Resort

Overlooking a sandy private beach, Tokoriki Island Resort boasts a day spa, an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. It offers bures and villas with a private patio and amazing ocean views.

The air-conditioned villas feature wooden floors and a private outdoor shower. Each villa has day beds and hammocks to relax in. All villas also feature a private pool.

Tokoriki Island Resort Fiji is located on a secluded island 35 km off the west coast of Nadi. Nadi International Airport is a 15-minute flight away, and Port Denarau is 1 hour away by boat.

We are a boutique adults only island escape for just 72 guests with a total of 36 Bures & Villas. You’ll enjoy 2 restaurants including an intimate Teppanyaki restaurant seating 4 couples only, 2 guest pools, complimentary snorkelling trips daily, PADI 5* dive centre, tennis, fitness platform, garden chess, hiking track plus unlimited massage retreats at the Spa. Arrive from Nadi Airport by helicopter or seaplane (15mins) or 1hr by catamaran or speed boat. We can assist you with transfers. Book direct and receive VALE amenities. We look forward to welcoming you to our award winning, romantic, refined and relaxed island resort. We look forward to welcoming you. Vinaka vakalevu!

The grounds: The grounds were planted with exotic flowers lining the pathway making walks to the main building for meals long and languid as we would stop every few feet to inspect and smell the beautiful flowers. Tiny frogs and salamanders shared the pathways but they were always a nice surprise. What I couldn’t believe was how very few mosquitos we encountered. I had planned for that to be the biggest issue but even though we sprayed up with repellent every dusk, the actual mosquito issue was nearly nonexistent. Occasionally, there would be a loud crash as coconuts dropped spontaneously from the trees which could be startling. We were delighted each evening to watch these giant furry bats dance between the trees at dusk feeding.

Villa: The villa itself was lovely. All the materials inside were natural. Wood, twine, stone, grass, weavings. Not any plastic that I could see. Even the lotions, shampoo/conditioners came in small ceramic pots. Even metal was minimized. But the entire structure was intricately crafted, secure and sturdy. AC was a bit tricky as it was only located in the bedroom. You could cool down the whole villa if you opened the connecting door to the sitting area but it didn’t cool as well. It worked excellent though in the bedroom (almost too cool – could have used an extra blanket) but made sitting in the living area a bit uncomfortable. None of the villas had WIFI (it was only located at the main building) which initially was disconcerting.

The villa also had a private infinity pool which we swam in daily and cooled off while watching the turquoise ocean just a short walk away. There was enough deck space to do yoga (felt so private as well). The villa was stocked with French press coffee/fresh cookies (daily replaced) and a supply of actual whole milk for creaming the coffee. The tap water is excellent as they use desalination for water and they still left drinking bottles of FIJI water at the bedside nightly. Turn down service was lovely.

The spa: What a paradise this spa was. Cool, calm with mossy fountains scattered throughout the multi levels of the spa. All natural materials here as well. They offered an option for unlimited massages which we took advantage of and had several days with two massages a day. It was incredible and the massage therapists were courteous, conscientious and really good. They offered a nice foot ritual on arrival as well. You could hear the sounds of birds, water trickling, ocean waves. You almost didn’t need any spa music. They also provided a nice option of massage oils to choose from.

The food: Wow. I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular as far as food since Fiji alone is spectacular but the food offered here was phenomenal. I never ask to speak to the chefs at restaurants but I had to seek out the chef here and compliment him and his staff on how excellent everything was. Its worth coming to this resort alone for the cuisine. Chef Ashim was outstanding. There were multiple ethnic options keeping the integrity of the flavors native to each particular culture represented in the food options. Indonesian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Fijian. Tremendous. But, we can’t not discuss the desserts. Each night there was a varied selection of desserts both familiar and exotic. The portions were perfect so you didn’t overdo it, never feeling so full on the delicious food that you felt sick but always satisfied. The night of the buffet though was different and hard to not overeat. Still excellent even as a buffet.

The pool: What incredible views. The central communal pool was incredible with shady spots offered, comfy cushioned lounge chairs and even meal service while at the pool. Cocktails served were cold and crisp and there were float mattresses provided. Sunset deck chairs to watch the sun setting in the evening were perfectly placed on the edge of the grounds looking out at the ocean.

The best part of this trip though was the Fijian people and the lovely staff at Tokoriki. They all knew your name whenever you would come to dinner or to the bar and everyone would greet you warmly even just passing each other on the path between villas. This didn’t feel forced and was notably authentic and warm. Speaking of warm, it was February when we went and it was steamy hot. Trying to stop sweating was impossible, but honestly in this paradise, we just didn’t even care. It was incredible. I can’t speak highly enough of this resort and the people who work there and make it feel like family. We will definitely come back.

Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji
Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji

How much does a room costs at Tokoriki Island Resort ?

Prices start 670 $/night for Beachfront Bure.

This free standing, air-conditioned beachfront bure is furnished with a fusion of contemporary style and Fijian design. It includes bathrobes, a mini bar, ceiling fans, sun lounges, a hammock and a outdoor tropical shower.

Where to book online – Tokoriki Island Resort –  Gay Friendly Hotels Fiji – you can find the best hotels deals in Fuji during Bula Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Fuji on Booking.com and  Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.