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Nestled in the picturesque archipelago of Fiji and on a private island in the world famous Beqa Lagoon, Royal Davui Island Resort has announced it is undertaking an extensive refurbishment set to redefine luxury and exclusivity in the South Pacific. 

With a legacy spanning 20 years and owned and run by visionary, Christopher Southwick, the refurbishment marks the resort’s continued evolution as a luxurious, adults only resort, marrying modern sophistication with the rich cultural heritage of Fiji. The resort’s intimate atmosphere, with only 16 villas accommodating a maximum of 32 guests at any one time, ensures personalised attention and privacy.

Scheduled for completion in June 2024, the million-dollar refurbishment encompasses every facet of the resort, from its exquisite villas to world-class dining and recreational facilities and will signify a new chapter in Royal Davui’s 20-year history of creating one-of-a-kind experiences.

The staged renovations will see the transformation of the iconic Banyan Bar & Restaurant, followed by the refurbishment of the resort’s luxurious villas, plunge pools and general spaces.

Highlights of the renovation include all-new dining, bar, and lounge furnishings at the Banyan Bar & Restaurant, featuring 3m wide cascading and custom-made rattan chandeliers, as well as a 3D custom artwork designed by owner, Christopher Southwick. 

The new furnishings and designs promise to evoke a sense of tranquility and serenity, blending in and complementing the natural beauty of the island.

The villas, which all boast their own plunge pools (the only Fijian resort that can lay claim to this), will transform further allowing a seamless flow from indoor to out, with all new bedroom and living furniture, artwork and drapery and revitalised outdoor lounging, allowing guests to feel completely cocooned amongst their very own island oasis. 

The resort’s main signature pool will receive all new pool lounges and cabanas, the grounds will be dotted with new sculptures as well as overgrown pots and foliage, allowing a harmonious connection with the stunning natural surroundings.

Christopher Southwick, Owner of Royal Davui Island Resort, said: “This refurbishment marks an exciting milestone in our ongoing mission to offer unparalleled and unforgettable experiences to our guests, many who we continue to welcome back year after year. Our vision is to create a tranquil sanctuary that not only celebrates our heritage, but the incredible beauty of the island and the archipelago which we’re part of, while providing all the modern comforts with heightened luxury. Given we are an adults-only retreat, our aim is to continue to facilitate convivial social spaces where our guests like to mingle of an afternoon, while also offering a private, intimate haven for guests to retreat to whenever they wish.” 

“We’re excited to be embarking on this transformation, which comes at a time of us celebrating and recognising our 20 year anniversary, and which marks a significant evolution in our resort’s story. We remain deeply committed to delivering the same personalised attention and authentic Fijian spirit that our guests cherish, and we’re excited to unveil an elevated overall experience in the coming months,” he continued.

Unlike many other resorts in the area, Royal Davui Island Resort remains proudly Fijian owned and operated, with the owners on-site and personally welcoming and bidding farewell to every guest that grace its shores. The resort’s location in a marine sanctuary within Beqa Lagoon also offers world-class snorkeling and diving experiences.

For more information, visit Royal Davui Island Resort’s website, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.


About Royal Davui Island Resort:

Located off the southwestern coast of Viti Levu in Fiji, Royal Davui Island Resort offers an exclusive private island retreat, perfect for those seeking romance, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Nestled amidst jungle foliage and perched atop a living barrier reef, the eco resort boasts breathtaking views of coral gardens, sapphire blue seas, and pristine white sand beaches fringed by towering palms. With just 16 villas and bungalows spread across 10 acres of lush tropical landscape, Royal Davui promises an intimate and personalised experience where guests can unwind in luxury. From private plunge pools and world-class spa treatments to all-inclusive dining and hassle-free transfers, every aspect of the resort is designed to ensure maximum comfort and convenience. Committed to responsible luxury, Royal Davui blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings, preserving the environment while providing a sanctuary for guests to connect with nature and unwind in paradise. For more information visit:

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