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Luxe and laid-back Fiji

A snorkeler’s view of the waters off Vanua Levu, a Fijian island that’s home to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. Despite a spate of recent development, Fiji is no Tahiti, where development stacks upon development. The area’s unspoiled beauty, warm waters, good food and hospitality make it a destination of discerning travelers. (Kodiak Greenwood)
A deck and pool overlook a calm ocean at the Likuliku Lagoon Resort, the latest upscale property to open in Fiji. It’s in the Mamanuca island chain, the closest white-sand-beach islands to the mainland of Viti Levu, where the airport is. (Amanda Jones)
The beachfront pool at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, a mix of family getaway, dive resort and honeymoon retreat. (Sally Tagg)
The 46-room Likuliku Lagoon Resort boasts Fiji’s first over-the-water bungalows, Tahiti-style. (Amanda Jones)
An aerial view of the Royal Davui Island Resort, a 16-room development on a private island off southern Viti Levu. The only way to get there is by helicopter. (Amanda Jones)
A reef right off the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is ideal for snorkeling. (Kodiak Greenwood)
The bath-warm water and under-the-sea spectacle make the Cousteau resort popular with divers and snorkelers. (Kodiak Greenwood)
Fijian males perform a native dance at the Savusavu Music Festival, an annual event that brings in music groups from all over the South Pacific. The town of Savusavu, on Vanua Levu, is about as authentically Fijian as it gets. (Sally Tagg)
The interior of a deluxe beachfront bure (bungalow) at Likuliku Lagoon Resort. (Amanda Jones)
A room at the remote Royal Davui Island Resort, on its own private island. Attention to guests’ comfort extends to offering a choice of bed pillows. (Amanda Jones)
A beachfront bure (bungalow) at the Jean- Michel Cousteau Resort. Unusual for upscale resorts in Fiji, the Cousteau welcomes children. (Sally Tagg)
A pool overlooks the sea at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. (Sally Tagg)
A Royal Davui Island Resort visitor relaxes in a plunge pool, an amenity of his luxury villa overlooking the sea. (Amanda Jones)
In a message of welcome, the word “bula” (hello) is spelled out in palm leaves and left on a guestroom bed at the Likuliku Lagoon Resort. (Amanda Jones)