One of the first things that repeat visitors to the stunning Castaway Island Resort in Fiji’s Mamanuca Islands learn is that on their first visit they take way too many clothes, with the “de rigeur” dress code, being very informal and laid back with a T shirt potentially a tad formal!
Castaway Island, Fiji is without doubt is one of nature’s stunning masterpieces where guests of all ages, singles, couples and families, really can chill out, opt out or whatever other phrases might apply as there is nothing formal about Castaway!
Castaway Island Resort is a pristine award winning private island resort, just a short South Sea Cruises ferry, Sea Fiji private boat transfer, seaplane or helicopter ride from Fiji’s Nadi International Airport, an iconic private island escape and upmarket, but very laid back barefoot island resort that really does embody the heart and soul of the South Pacific, with the island’s 174 acres covered in rich tropical rainforest, surrounded by white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and azure waters.
The only resort on the island, Castaway is a truly tropical island escape making guests feel a million miles away, with a solitude, tranquillity and stunning surrounds that are almost surreal, with for well over 40 years this regularly refurbished and improved 4 star resort having strived to maintain its pristine natural setting, with added to this picture-perfect private island are all the facilities and services to make staying at this fabulous resort truly relaxing and memorable with the added bonus of Castaway’ amazing family of staff.
Castaway’s 66 traditional stand-alone bures are dotted through the rainforest, with some right on the beach and all Fijian styled on the outside, yet comfortable and with air conditioning and fans and the most amazing traditional Fijian tapa ceilings and with two pools including a kids pool and an adults quiet pool with swim up pool bar, Castaway offers a wide range of complimentary activities including snorkelling, beach activities, fitness, tennis court, plus a wide range of water sports including a Gold Palm PADI Dive centre, fishing, surfing, jet ski tours and private island visits.
Castaway is also recognised for being very family Friendly with its famous kid’s club manned by local Fijian islanders, who simple love children, with kids never intrusive as they are fully occupied in the Club!
Famous for great food, Castaway has its Sundowner Pizza Bar, Waters Edge Restaurant and award winning 1808 fusion restaurant, all offering great Fijian fusion food, plus a range of themed nights and buffets especially for children, so, if you’re looking for traditional island style Fiji accommodation, great Fiji dining, awesome adventures and island activities and the place for getting away from it all, then you’ve found it at Castaway Island Resort, famous for the ‘Castaway Experience’, with many guests returning year after and becoming part of the ‘Castaway Family’.
Check out my visit to Castaway and what some of the guests had to say about this great resort, by clicking on the video boxes below: –
Written by John Alwyn-Jones