Vatulele Island Resort
Located off the southern coast of Viti Levu, this all-inclusive resort has 17 beachfront bures (thatched-roof bungalows) and two premium villas isolated by stretches of tropical jungle. Blending Southwestern and South Pacific styles, the accommodations include adobe walls, sheer white bed canopies, and wall hangings of locally made tapa (bark cloth). Select bures and the premium villas also have private plunge pools. The on-site restaurant serves a variety of cuisines, including Fijian seafood, Indian curries, and a Friday night South Pacific barbecue. Activities range from guided jungle hikes to scuba diving at one of 22 nearby sites.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.