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How To Live Out Your Best ‘Love Island’ Fantasy In Dreamy Fiji

Do you ever catch yourself watching Love Island, and begin to seriously consider trading it all in for a chance to live it up in some seaside mansion with a bunch of total hotties? Before blindly putting your future in the hands of a bunch of reality TV producers, hear us out.

What if we told you that by investing in a few several bottles of Le Tan, a new pair of swimmers and a flight to Fiji, you can deadset almost recreate the experience.

Don’t believe us? Here’s how to live out your best Love Island fantasy in dreamy Fiji.

Step one: find the ultimate accommodation

It’s no secret that the Love Island villa is where it all goes down. This is why the first step in planning your getaway is locating a totally drool-worthy stay — the kind certain to kill your Instagram followers dead with envy.

For an all-out, incredibly luxe stay, our top pick is Wadigi Island.

 

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Calling Wadigi Island as boujee-as-hell would be an understatement. This place is next-level.

You’ll find the private island tucked away in the Mamanuca Islands, about a 10-minute helicopter ride from Nadi International Airport. Here, three deluxe suites are up for grabs, each sitting pretty right on the edge of Wadigi’s cliff.

Excluding the island staff consisting of two gourmet chefs, a hostess, a maid and a boat captain, you’ll have the entire place to yourself.

If you gather the troops (between five and six people) a stay at Wadigi Island will set you back close to AU$1900 a night. Steep, but this is all-inclusive, meaning all meals, snacks, drinks and activities are free of charge.

For something a little more low-key but still baller, hitting up Airbnb is a safe bet.

 

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This Luxury Pool Villa in Vuda Point — on the west coast of Viti Levu Island — comes kitted out with an infinity pool, modern furnishings, simply beautiful views and best of all, sleeps up to 14 guests.

A stay here will set you back AU$580 a night. Gather your pals, split that price and it becomes super affordable.

Step two: take some time to kick back and relax

 

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The next (and arguably most important) step in creating a Love Island-worthy holiday is to do as the contestants do — a whole lot of relaxing. Between making meaningful connections and sneaking the odd pash, contestants like to pass the time by catching some rays and hanging by the pool. We suggest you do the same.

If you’re a cocktail-in-hand, likes-to-lay-poolside kind of person, Malamala Beach Club is just the ticket.

Surrounded by Fiji’s famous crystal-clear waters, just 25 minutes from Port Denarau,  Malamala Beach Club is the world’s first ever beach club located on its very own island. Here, you can enjoy the facilities with a day pass, and experience the white sandy coastline, beachside cabanas, resort-style infinity edge pool and epic views across the Mamanucas.

 

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With its extensive cocktail list and club-like atmosphere with upbeat tunes mixed all day long, it’s a guaranteed good time. Plus, if you’re feeling snacky, the club offers a delicious a-la-carte menu, slinging everything from light bites, to pacific-inspired meals and share platters.

A day pass will set you back FJ$116 and includes return transfers from Port Denarau.

Step three: fall in love (on the dance floor)

 

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Your killer accommodation is sorted, you’re feeling relaxed-as-hell, now all that’s left to do is what every Love Island contestant dreams of — scoring an Instagram brand deal  finding love. Or, well, at least finding someone to share a cheeky smooch with on the dance floor.

If you’re looking to cut some absolute shapes in Fiji, hit up Ed’s Bar.

Fiji’s best known bar, Ed’s Bar is popular with backpackers, travellers and locals alike. It’s a cultural fusion, celebrated with an awesome mix of bevvys, a number of outdoor courtyards, pool tables and (most importantly) a dance floor with a DJ spinning great tunes.

Don’t let its nondescript exterior fool you, this is the place to end a day in paradise.

(Lead image: The Love Island Australia contestants Nine / supplied)