Dolphin Island, the beautiful private island located in the remote northern part of Fiji’s Viti Levu, is set to be ‘reborn’ through a spiritual blessing on 21st September, marking the final stage of its restoration after Cyclone Winston affected the region in 2016.
Such is the spirit of the local Rakiraki community, that it immediately set about working to rebuild and replant the grounds of Dolphin Island and local environs after the cyclone, as many derive their livelihood through the area and pristine Bligh Waters, famous for its fishing and diving.
In a testament to their sheer determination and goodwill during tough times, Dolphin Island has been fully rebuilt, with all original staff retained. Almost two years on, the region is more beautiful in its natural ruggedness than ever, with much-loved Manager Dawn Simpson and her team ready to welcome guests to its new chapter.
Dolphin Island is not like other ‘private islands’ where there are other guests; it’s your own place to celebrate the simplicity of the real Fiji, to dine on fresh seafood off the beach as you want, to lie in a hammock and read all afternoon, or to sleep in the outdoor bure and watch the sunrise over the Pacific. In keeping with the local pace of life and character of this region, there are no kids’ clubs or marble foyers, just Dawn and her team who treat guests like family, albeit with respect for space and time to unwind far from the stresses of everyday modern life.