Castaway Island, Fiji is an award-winning private island resort in the Mamanucas. Spread over 174 acres, the resort features breath-taking white sand beaches, clear waters for diving and snorkelling to one’s happiness and luxurious bungalows (or ‘bures’ as they call it in Fijian)
Reaching this private island escape is a prelude to the exciting times ahead. From Nadi International Airport, travellers can take the scheduled air-conditioned catamaran which winds its way through Fijian isles; reaching Castaway in an hour and half. Speedier water taxis will rush you quicker here; while a scenic seaplane or a helicopter ride will see travellers reaching the island in 10 minutes flat.
The resort itself is an oasis of peace and natural tranquillity. A part of the Castaway brand, it features 60 spacious bures ranging from cosy Island Bures to palatial Family Beach Bures. Matching up to Castaway’s hallmark of comfort, privacy and luxury, each air-conditioned bure features traditional Fijian thatched roofs, high vaulted ceilings with colourful bark-cloth ‘tapa’ tapestries and spacious en-suite bathrooms. The patios outside lead to great views of the landscaped gardens and the beach, perfect for lazy island evenings with a chilled cocktail in hand.
The resort excels at providing epicurean choices to travellers. The main restaurant, Water’s Edge, highlights fresh local produce via buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Nuku Marau Bar and Grill is located by the edge of the family pool and is great for drinks, tapas and light repast throughout the day; while the Sundowner Bar is the place to go for wood-fired pizzas & continental buffets. For truly inspired Asian cuisine, head towards Restaurant 1808 which features the best of Fijian and Chinese cuisines.
To burn off the calories, Castaway Fiji has an array of activities on land and water to enthuse and exhilarate visitors. Adults and children can spend days swimming and snorkelling in the clear waters of the Pacific; the pristine coral reef abounds with shoals of colourful fishes. There are also great waves to surf in the Mamanucas and kayaking is an excellent option to explore the island. The island’s thickly-forested hills are also a fantastic fount of activities, hiking and nature walks allow travellers to explore the colourfully exotic flora and fauna. Our recommendation? The Modriki tour, where couples and families can enjoy a private champagne brunch on the very island where Tom Hanks’ ‘Castaway’ film was shot. Kids can enjoy and learn on the go at the Kids’ Club and separate activities specially designed for their entertainment and education.
The Castaway Island, Fiji is a world-renowned holiday destination in beautiful Fiji. Call our South Pacific Specialists at 1300 991 751 to know more about booking and reservations, or fill up the Enquiry Form to get us started on your dream holiday!