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Dolphin Island in Fiji joins Relais & Chateaux

11th January 2013 Print
Dolphin Island

Relais & Chateaux, curator of the Guide to the world’s finest hotels and restaurants, has welcomed 36 new properties in 2013 including one of the globe’s most extraordinary private islands – Dolphin Island in Fiji.

Relaunched just a year ago by Huka Retreats, Dolphin Island is designed for the exclusive use of one to four couples – making it the smallest and most intimate Relais & Chateaux in the world.

It sits like a perfect jewel just a short boat ride from Raki Raki, in the relatively remote and undiscovered area north of Fiji's main island of Vitu Levi.

Located near some of the world's best snorkelling and deep sea fishing, this exclusive island allows groups of friends or families to ‘take over’ the island, while enjoying the attention of a small team to cater to their every need and whim. 

Guests can walk around the island in under twenty minutes, and even sleep overnight in the romantic outdoor bure perched atop a cliff, one of the world’s perfect vantage points to watch a Pacific sunrise.

A central pavilion overlooking an infinity pool interconnects four generous suites, blending rustic Pacific charm with a signature style of understated elegance, with a nod to local culture through a collection of exquisite Fijian artefacts. 

Like sister property, iconic Relais & Chateaux Huka Lodge in New Zealand, Dolphin Island's decor was created by leading New Zealand designer Virginia Fisher, and its tropical landscaping planned by Suzanne Turley.

The tariff for Dolphin Island includes use of all equipment and facilities on the island, standard bar, wines, meals prepared from the freshest local produce and seafood, and transfers from Nadi, including one way in a float-plane. 

Relais & Chateauxis an exclusive collection of more than 520 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries.

Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.

Furthermore, Relais & Chateaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony. 

To choose Relais & Chateaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses.

From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches of the Fiji Islands, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Chateaux offers a chance to explore the Route du Bonheur and best way to discover a wide range of distinctive destinations.

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