Redefining Paradise: Matangi Private Island Resort, Fiji

We’ve arrived! And in style!

After two days of travel, we arrived at Matangi Private Island Resort in Fiji. I’ve been to Matangi Resort, Fijicountless resorts around the world and experienced luxury at it’s finest, but when we walked the grounds of Matangi today, I knew I was in Paradise. Every inch of the island is postcard perfect. 

Matangi Island Resort is a small, intimate beach resort situated on Matangi Island in the northern Fiji Islands. It’s the only resort on the horse-show-shaped private island; wrapped by several beautiful beaches and aqua blue waters, it is listed in “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”.

Matangi Island, Fiji

Matangi Island Resort, Fiji

As a group, we explored the island by boat, listened to the local singers preform for us, and we feasted like royalty on lobster and steak.

Matangi Island, Fiji

Matangi Island, Fiji

Matangi Island Resort, FijiMatangi Island Resort, Fiji

Now, I sit in the restaurant listening to the gentle sound of lapping waves and enjoying the 270-degree views of the ocean and I’m reminded of all of the beauty that exists in the world. The beach stretches out in the foreground while the lush rainforest awaits behind.

The only thing more relaxing will be sinking into my canopy bed while being lulled to sleep by the crashing waves.

Matangi Island Resort, Fiji

Stay tuned for more pictures and my ill-attempt at describing a real Paradise.

66 thoughts on “Redefining Paradise: Matangi Private Island Resort, Fiji

  1. I am temporarily working in Suva, Fiji for a couple of months. Have been to Taveuni, but the resort is on another island…??? Looking forward to more info. Ps, raining a lot in Suva but it’s warm… :).


  2. I enjoyed reading this. It looks a lot like Tahiti (which I visited in 1979), but the people are different–Melanesian, rather than Polynesian. Beautiful photos! I also felt Tahiti was one of the two places I’ve ever been to which really lived up to the travel brochures.


  3. Just – WOW! I am so looking forward to reading more about Fiji as we make a decision on where we are going to stay. That looks just stunning – is it child friendly or more of an adult resort?


  4. Pingback: Redefining Paradise: Matangi Private Island Resort, Fiji | Holidays, Honeymoons, Golf, Ski, Cruise

  5. Huh. I haven’t really had much of a bucket list. Once I put “pet a giraffe” on my bucket list because there was a baby giraffe at the petting zoo we were at. Then I did it.!! Yeah, I’m like that. But NOW I AM MAKING A BUCKET LIST!!! ha ha ha Enjoy every second, and come back and tell Athena all about it. much love,
    your old lady archivist fan.


  6. I found your blog because you liked a post of mine about Suva Fiji ( I am so glad you are there! Fijians are the nicest people I’ve ever met! While I was on the main island (Veti Levu) the majority of the time, I also visited an island resort (Beachcomber) – it is truly paradise down there. Make sure to try my fav. Fiji taste treats: Kokonda (like cevechie + coconut milk), pickled pork and palusami. I’ll be back in 2014!


  7. Oh WOW! Fiji is truly the top of my bucket list!! Thank you for such a wonderful post & sharing such lovely photos, Lesley! Hope you have an amazing time – can’t wait to hear more about it! 🙂

    My hope is to one day travel to Fiji to photograph the beauty of the islands and the people… I’m an artist/photographer and that is my dream location. Now all I need is an upgrade to my camera system and some travel $$! 🙂


  8. Lesley, first, you look great! Second, I’m looking forward to seeing more pics and hearing more as I compile my own “bucket list” of places to see before I depart this earth. I will just have to live vicariously through you in the meantime.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s