Our story

It all began with one family’s love for Fiji that they wanted to share 

Reginald Raffe was a visionary who saw the community spirit within traditional Fijian villages and wanted to offer a similar experience to families on holiday.  He opened Plantation Village Resort in the 1960’s on Malolo Lailai Island in Fiji, which has since evolved into the popular family-friendly Plantation Island Resort. Inspired by their father, Reg’s children saw a need for an adults-only romantic getaway that is attainable for all.


Lomani means ‘love’ in Fijian and was the perfect name to inspire Lomani Island Resort, which opened in 2004, also on Malolo Lailai Island. Today, Lomani has 30 beautifully appointed rooms, Flame Tree restaurant, poolside bar & swimming pool and offers a level of luxury, elegance, and privacy not found in today’s larger Fijian resorts.

The history of Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji

Lomani Island Resort lies on the second largest island in the Mamanuca group, Malolo Lailai island, which means little Malolo. Known for its transformation from cotton and copra farming to a coveted tourist destination, the island entices visitors with its long, white sandy beaches and a crystal-clear lagoon.

Only 20 minutes by boat from some of Fiji’s best surf breaks, including the famous Cloud Break, and with nearby vibrant reefs for snorkeling and diving, Malolo Lailai is a haven for water enthusiasts. Here, you can explore the underwater museum and engage with the Malolo Lailai Coral Conservation program, adding a touch of ecological awareness to your stay.


Situated 20km west of Fiji’s Viti Levu, Lomani Island Resort is easily accessible from Nadi International Airport. Choose your mode of arrival – be it plane, helicopter, seaplane, private water taxi, or the Malolo Cat ferry which is the most popular option. The ferry takes just 50-minutes directly to Malolo Lailai Island and operates four times per day, departing from Denarau Marina with courtesy shuttle bus transfers Learn more and book your place on the Malolo Cat ferry here: www.malolocat.com 

Your tropical escape awaits!


Lomani is located on the beautiful Malolo Lailai Island, home to a range of fun activities. While many of our guests never want to leave Lomani, you are welcomed to experience the local golf courselocal churchtraditional village and our sister resort, Plantation Island Resort where all facilities are available for your use.

Learn more about the history of Malolo Lailai Island and Plantation Island Resort.

Malolo LaiLai Island is a beautiful place to holiday in Fiji


Lomani Island Resort is part of the Raffe Hotels & Resorts Group, owned and operated by the Raffe family.  Since 1969, Raffe Hotels & Resorts have been providing authentic Fijian holiday experiences at our three independent properties, which includes family friendly Plantation Island Resort and Fiji Gateway Hotel, located across the road from Nadi International Airport.

Raffe Hotels & Resorts are committed to maintaining our exceptional standards of service and value while striving for continuous improvement. We believe that true hospitality springs from the nurturing and building of strong, lasting relationships and are dedicated to developing a sustainable and positive business model that is sensitive to tradition and representing the best of the Bula Spirit.