Say hello to Fiji’s newest five star resort

Vunabaka is a brand new residential resort that includes a luxury five-star boutique hotel called the Island Grace.


Vunabaka is a brand new residential resort that includes a luxury five-star boutique hotel called the Island Grace.

Located on Malolo Island, the Vunabaka resort development is set around two private marinas, 73 private luxury villa residences and the hotel.

The Island Grace is located in the centre of Vunabaka resort and features traditional beachfront Fijian bures and marinas. There are studio bures with their own private garden and access to the beach, or garden bures that have their own private plunge pool.

Vunabaka was designed by five businessmen who are not your traditional property developers. All five are avid surfers who wanted to build a water lover’s paradise and luxury getaway that was about indulging your sporting passion as much as luxury relaxation – offering surfing, fishing, boating, sailing, diving, swimming as well as land-based activities such tennis, running trails and yoga.

Co-owner Andrew Griffiths said, “It is the ultimate ocean lovers’ paradise. It’s in proximity to some of the world’s best surfing breaks, fishing spots, kite-surfing destinations and boating activities. The likes of global surfing sensations Joel Parkinson and Kelly Slater have said the world-class surfing breaks – five of which are in close proximity to Vunabaka – are some of their all-time favourites.”

In line with being a water lovers’ paradise, the resort has a marina capable of berthing luxury boats.

Vunabaka is also the only marina development in the Pacific Islands with a white sand beach, blue water and marina, and luxury boutique hotel, all just 35 minutes travel by boat or 10 minutes by helicopter from an international airport.

It is also unique in that the two world-class private marinas have been created with a swimming channel that allows for all-tide beach use.

Every element of the project has been designed specifically for those with a taste for luxury and a love of the ocean but also with a focus on minimising the resort’s impact on the pristine Fijian environment. It runs on networked solar power, with an organic wastewater system and even has a reforestation programme in place to restore native rainforest and hardwood trees.

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