Resort Review: Tokoriki Island Resort & Spa

 

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If I have ever dreamed of paradise, this is definitely it.  The Tokoriki Island Resort & Spa was hands down the most luxurious and overwhelmingly fantastic place I have ever visited.  I mean, I cried while we were leaving!  That has to mean something wonderful!  As I sit here writing this, I literally can’t think of a single thing I would change about our time at Tokoriki.

The resort is located on Tokoriki Island, which is part of the Mamanuca group of the Fijian Islands.  It was a quick helicopter ride over from Nadi (the main international airport where most people fly into).  You are greeted with the Bula Song and escorted to your own private bungalow.  Everyone has their own bungalow at Tokoriki Resort.  The rooms were so welcoming and comfortable!  If we were there longer, there would have been a lot of naps involved.  We wanted to take in all we could in our short stay (3 days) so we were up and out for sunrise and took part in everything we could.  One of my favorite features was the outside shower!  I know it sounds silly but it’s just so beautiful in Fiji, you won’t want to spend one minute inside!  Don’t worry, nobody can see you!

As an adults only resort, there’s something just extra special about being able float in the quiet that a no kids resort can offer.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not overly quiet and stuffy, just a tad on the more peaceful side.  You can also go a little wild if you’re feeling adventurous!  They offer daily trips out to visit an authentic Fijian village, snorkeling adventures (both free and longer paid trips), and you can even be dropped off for a private island lunch!  Truly, this resort is what romance was meant to look like.

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I got to wake up to this every morning. This is the spectacular view from our bungalow.

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Our super comfortable amazing room.

Now I’m not really a huge “Let’s Get A Massage” person but something about this place made us both want to give it a try.  Not to mention the prices are totally reasonable! Well, we had one of the most romantic moments ever at the Tokoriki Spa!  They offer a couples massage for an ultra romantic spa experience.  It was absolutely incredible!  You bathe in a beautiful outside tub full of hibiscus flowers while sipping a glass of champagne.  That is followed by a luxurious side-by-side massage.  We were surprised how much we absolutely loved our experience at the spa.  It was the perfect way to jump into vacation mode!

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The entrance to the beautiful spa. Get ready to be spoiled!

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Not a bad view from the lounge and restaurant, right?

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The view from the beach of our bungalow.

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A storm was rolling in. Don’t worry! It just sprinkled a little bit!

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I took this photo at 6am so nobody was up yet. It’s usually full of super relaxed vacationers.

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Me on one of our snorkeling adventures.

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The church was so pretty!

DSCN0475_2TIP:  If you plan on having any alcohol on your stay, it’s a good idea to pick up what you’d like at the duty free shop in Nadi.  Trust me, you’ll save a lot of money and it’s no problem to transport to the resort.

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A Secret Hike in Hilo

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After we said our goodbyes to the North Shore, we took an island hopper flight over to The Big Island to stay in Hilo for a few nights.  Originally we were supposed to visit the Volcano National Park but because of the government shutdown we weren’t able to go.  No worries though!  Hilo was full of super fun things for us to do!!

One of my favorite adventures was a totally unplanned stop on our way up to Akaka Falls.  There was a teenie tiny trail head on the side of the road with a stunning view.  So we pulled over to take some shots and decided to head down the trail a bit.  I’m so glad we did!  There were little hidden beaches, mini waterfalls, and plenty of ocean views.  If you’re looking for this secret spot, it’s about 1 mile South of the Hawaiian Botanical Garden entrance.  Just keep your eyes peeled for a small trail head sign just before one of the bigger curves in the road.

Tip:  Do this hike before buying your tickets to the botanical garden.  Once you’re a ticket holder, you can’t do this hike for insurance reasons.  Also, bring some water shoes.  You’ll be walking across a few streams and things you won’t want to miss out on!

 

Hawaii Views

Secret Beach

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Waterfall

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palm tree on the beach

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Tropical Plants