Castaway Island Fiji
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Vi ankom nogenlunde planmæssigt til Fiji søndag aften, men da der kort forinden havde været et voldsomt regnvejr, hvor flyene ikke kunne lande, betød det at mange fly landede på samme tid. Det gav ret meget kaos med bagagehåndteringen i lufthavnen, så vi kom til at vente en time til halvanden inden vi fik bagagen. I Fiji bliver alt bagage …
... to be a lot of supermarket space dedicated to soft drinks! We head back to the bus to return to the Resort and on the way are offered lifts or help from about 50 different taxi drivers. They toot their horns at you and jump out and follow you offering help! There seem to be an over abundance of taxi drivers in Nadi! Back at the resort we have time for a quick swim and then we are off yet again for our pre-booked dinner cruise. We are picked up from the resort and ...
We were up early this morning in preparation for our trip to castaway. At 9.30 we took the 5 minute drive to the helipad where we waited the arrival of our two 6 seater helicopters. The Mileys climbed aboard one and the smythes in the other as we took the amazing 10 minute helicopter flight across the ocean to castaway island. On arrival we were met by a lady who took us to the short walk to the resort for a welcome drink and some ...
... We pay a set amount for the meal plan and then all the food is included! It's great not to worry about the cost and there is still a lot of variety in the menu. Yesterday we went on a walk over the mountain to the nearby village then did some kayaking. Today the weather is a bit cloudy so we are going to go snorkelling and hopefully join a nightime snorkelling trip later on. Em ...
... water taxi in the rough seas. The resort was beautiful with an amazing beach right on our doorstep. Laura was delighted that yoga was provided in the mornings and evenings every day. I went to it one morning to see what all the fuss is about (plus I read that Ryan Giggs does it everyday). I was doing ok till I almost snapped my leg in half trying to do one of the stretches. Everyone else at the class had a good laugh at my expense. My yoga ...
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We were only there for 3 nights but I would have loved to have stayed longer but the next time I plan to go I would definately return to this resort. The Fijian people are so friendly as always, the food was great and so was the service. I can't understand why people expect the resort to resemble a first class New York suite?Winge winge winge! Being unmaterialistic myself I prefer the simpler things in life. People have become too spoilt and demanding these days. A visit to the Yanuya village should make people grateful for what they have as these villagers live so basically and still always have a positive outlook, forever happy and smiling.
This place has an unfortunate name that almost made me not consider it
I can't help but read the glowing reviews for Castaway and wonder if this is the only island these people have been to in Fiji. Yes the resort itself is in a nice location and the beach is nice and sandy and it's cleaned of seaweed every morning for the guests, but, the resort itself is tired and the rooms are in serious need of an upgrade. The facilities are alright - the pool is pretty and so is the resturant, however on all three occasions when we stayed the dining room tables and chairs were plastic, which kind of cheapens the place up a bit. The food is good and the meal plan is excellent value, however the pizzas in the sundowner bar aren't that flash and I would not have them again. The snorkeling gear has always leaked and needed about five different changes to get it right and much of the coral has died thanks to overuse by zealous tourists. The walks in the hill behind the resort are cool and worth braving the tropical heat and the staff are very friendly, as are all Fijians, if not a little slack. The bills are always made out wrong, but that's ok because it usually ballances out, the extra they've charged us for and what they've missed off, but it's not very professional. Of course this is a family resort and is full of children, which again is cool, but just be aware of it if you're planning a romantic get away. The gardens that surround the reort are lovely and every morning the maid brings lots of fresh flowers to scatter everywhere (which unfortunatley do die by mid afternoon)
I arrived back from Castaway Island yesterday after 5 absolutely wonderful days there with my daughter and can't wait to share the joy. Every moment was a highlight that started with the Castaway family singing a welcoming greeting on the beach and check-in in the Sundowner Bar over a cocktail set the tone for a relaxing holiday. In under 5 minutes we were a part of the family and in love with the magic of Castaway. Although the resort was fully booked, at no time did we ever feel like we were sharing this amazing paradise with 150+ people. The staff were wonderfully friendly and always helpful; the food was exceptional-varied menus using the freshest and best ingredients; the location a stunning beach ringed by reefs to explore and magnificent gardens and our newly refurbised bure was as stylish as any world class hotel. Many of our fellow guests were return visitors and this is no surprise, we'll be back just as fast as we can. Vinaka Castaway family
We stayed at Castaway Island, Fiji for a week in late June 2005. We found the experience to be quite disappointing - mainly because the staff appeared tired and the service was poor.
What a wonderful place!! We booked this 6 night break as our relaxation after a tour around Australia and we weren't disappointed.
Stayed here in January of this year, 2005. Spent 5 blissful days, relaxing, soaking up the sun, the atmosphere, the stunning scenery! I am pleased to say that I cannot find fault with anything connected to this wonderful resort.
Stay in a beachfront bure, they are simply furnished BUT are comfortable and you do not need TV, video, telephones when the crystal blue pacific sea is only 30 feet from your doorstep, the beach is soft white sand.
The staff are extremely friendly and nothing is too much trouble, they want you to enjoy your stay and to come back! Food is delicious and drinks very reasonably priced. I would be back there like a shot given the chance!
I shall never forget the welcome that we received upon our arrival!
My wife and I enjoyed a relaxing week at Castaway from Feb 12th to Feb 18th, 2005. I must say that I had high hopes given the 14 hour flight from Vancouver to Nadi - but I was not disappointed. The weather was great when we got there and was even better during the week we stayed - it was almost too hot!!!!
Our family of four traveled to Fiji from June 19th through July 2nd, 2004. Our kids, 12 and 10 yr, had gone through SSI Jr. Scuba certification and we wanted to have them complete their referral program in a warm environment.
Not a care in the world.....
Stayed at Castaway about 12 months ago and am going back in October. To me and my family (wife and 2 kids 7 & 10) it represents the perfect holiday.
It is relaxing for us and fun for the kids. The resort is not 5 star or palatial but it is tastefully done and the bures are comfortable and quite spacious. Trust me you spend little time in them anyway. In my opinion it has the best beach of any of the Island Resorts and some great snorkelling close by. One big tip though is book the meal package as you can eat anything off the menu and you will save yourself a fortune.
In fact thats all I did was eat, rest, drink and sleep in no particular order..The perfect holiday and I can't wait to get back there in a couple of months.