Dolphin Island

Dolphin Island is a private Pacific Island experience. This stunning 14-acre private retreat offers a maximum of just eight guests, the ultimate luxury castaway life on an exclusive-use basis. Located just 20 minutes by boat from shore, on the tip of Viti Levu, Fiji, Dolphin Island nestles like a precious jewel, surrounded by crystal-clear waters.

The main bure holds center court, enjoying an elevated position above the infinity pool and a series of poolside areas perfectly designated for relaxation. Food on Dolphin island often can be best described as Fijian fusion in style – a unique blend of traditional Fijian flavors and ingredients combined with elements of Indo-Fijian cuisine creates a fabulous array of taste sensations. Spices, chillies, coconut, seafood, fresh fish, limes, indigenous vegetables and exotic tropical fruits all feature on the menu.

Be it a romantic stay for two or a secluded escape with a few of your friends or family, wake up each morning to the sound of palm trees rustling on the golden shores and turquoise waters, and prepare for a day of play in paradise.


Dolphin Island guest bure suites are perfect for a Pacific Island lifestyle – featuring heart timber floors, plaster walls, stone tiles, wooden shutters, high ceilings and the latest in air conditioned comfort. The dressing rooms are large and generous and these are further complemented by well-appointed bathrooms, twin hand basins, shower, sculptural free-standing bath and outdoor shower, within a private garden courtyard. Fine pure cotton bed linen and soft feather pillows are perfectly suited to the climate and Dolphin Island famed attention to detail is strongly evident within this haven of relaxation and luxury. Daily housekeeping and evening turndown service available for all Dolphin Island Fiji guests.


This utterly divine, thatched open-air bedroom, is both rustic and refined – perfect for a tryst or for an overnight stay! It faces the sea and is flooded by the first rays of the sun come daybreak. Lighting is provided by lanterns and candles, a simple bathroom and shower and toilet are located to one side of the sleep-out.


With your own private island, you and your family have the freedom to create your very own bespoke family experiences and operate to your own schedule. 

Manager, Dawn and her team are only too happy to make sure you have everything you need to have an absolutely amazing time on Dolphin Island. Our warm and friendly Fijian staff adore children and will ensure the younger members of your family have a wonderful stay on Dolphin Island. They are also available for babysitting, should this be required. Children’s menus can be created especially to ensure lots of delicious treats are always on hand.

There is lots of interest for children to engage with, and experience, on the island itself. Circumnavigating the island at low tide with rock pools to explore, playing on the white coral sand and paddling and swimming in the warm, safe crystal clear waters surrounding the island provides endless hours of fun. There is also snorkeling gear, sea kayaks and a Hobie catamaran provided for guest use. There are many experiences that the whole family can enjoy on shore – adventures like Nara Waterslide Tour and cultural exploration with the Suncoast Tour, and Tapa-making Class. Aquatic experiences are amazing in the Fiji islands and Dolphin Island is located in the midst of the very best diving and fishing, with lots of potential for water sports. Children can have snorkelling instruction and older children who are confident in the water can have scuba training with an accredited dive master, should you want this to be part of their holiday experience.


A half-hour drive from Rakiraki brings you to a small inland village where guests will be warmly welcomed in the traditional way with a kava ceremony, voices raised in harmonious song, accompanied by dancing.

The villagers will then take you on a short tour of their home then you will be guided on a gentle 15-minute walk (or horse-ride) to a beautiful waterfall nearby. This natural waterslide descends 20-feet in gentle cascades to a naturally-formed heart-shaped pool below. Handicrafts made by villagers will be on display and available for purchase back at the village prior to your departure.


World-class diving experiences await in the pristine Bligh Waters surrounding Dolphin Island. Both snorkeling and tank diving trips can be arranged for guests with carefully selected, specialized local operators.

Water temperatures are very warm, visibility underwater is extremely high, with the soft coral and schools of fish abundant in terms of both quality and variety. The beauty and diversity of this marine paradise is breathtaking and our dive team has all the local knowledge to ensure you enjoy every minute of it.

Four reef systems, with 25 dive sites are readily accessible, with a range of 20-minute (to Hailstone Reef), to just under one-hour boat journey (to the Vatu-i-Ra Passage).


Dolphin Island is within easy kayaking distance of many other nearby islands, so there is much to explore on your very doorstep.

Take a delicious picnic with you and set off for some adventurous exploration of your very own, while enjoying the warmth of the water and the unspoiled beauty of the golden sand and the palm fringed shores, you will pass by.