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Adam Smith finds the perfect spring getaway at Likuliku Island Resort & Spa, Fiji

From: Spa Secrets,

Adam Smith finds the perfect spring getaway at Likuliku Island Resort & Spa, Fiji

The only hotel on the island of Fiji to offer over-the-water bungalow accommodation, this small but perfectly formed resort is a haven for honeymooners and couples looking for something really special.

Upon arrival, I was greeted by a gathering of the hotel's staff singing the Fijian welcome song, and offered a refreshing passion-fruit cocktail from a bar overlooking the lagoon. A Likuliku necklace was then slipped around my neck and I was welcomed 'home'. OK, so maybe this was a little on the cheesy side, but I couldn't help feeling a little bit special.

The lagoon is the perfect backdrop for The Tatadra Spa, which translates to 'house of dreams'. With just two treatment rooms, it has a boutique feel, although the hotel does have expansion plans. The consultants used products from the Pure Fiji range, and I was presented with nine different fragrances to choose from for my Relax & Restore massage. The pressure was tailored to my requirements and I was encouraged to be vocal in helping the Masseur fine-tune the treatment to my liking. The techniques are said to activate the body's natural healing process, enabling it to function at its best.

After the treatment, I headed back to my room feeling as light as a feather, before spending the rest of the day relaxing around the impressive infinity pool — good book and iPod to hand. It really is hard to image a better setting for a spa break.

by Adam Smith

On the menu

  • A full range of massages, hand and foot treatments, bride and groom packages, sugar body glows and rejuvenating facials.
  • Signature treatment: Tatadra is a blissful stone massage and reviving facial.
  • Cost: From £22 for a 30-minute massage to £70 for a Fiji Island Ritual treatment.
  • Verdict: 9/10
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