Octopus Resort

Likuliku Bay, Waya Island, Yasawa Islands, Fiji | 3 star resort
Prices starting from $104.00

Travel Blogs from Waya Island

Wiggle it on Waya

A travel blog entry by ditdotnonny on Apr 13, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

I'm not sure any of us was prepared for the amount of wiggling required to learn the Bula Dance on Waya Island. One evening, what must have been 60 or 70 of the staff and villagers dressed in traditional attire sang and danced for us until it was our turn. The Bula Dance was, for all intents and purposes, the conga with a different name.

Paradise Found!

A travel blog entry by teamstoobie on Mar 01, 2014

17 photos

We arrived at our one night stay on the main island at a hotel called Smugglers Cove, it seemed ok and we had a nice evening dinner before getting an early nights sleep for our early morning pick up! The boat ride on the Yasawar Flyer was amazing and to see all the little islands on the way to ours was awesome, it took a little over 2 hours to …

Octopus Resort

A travel blog entry by kayleyandkarl on Feb 23, 2012

4 photos

We were really excited about staying at Octopus as everyone had recommended it. We had been really hoping for an upgrade to a double room as Ruffy and Shirley, who we stayed with in Auckland know the manager quite well and had emailed him telling him we were coming. When we got there we tried for an upgrade but they wouldn't discount it very much …

Fiji - Octopus (Waya Island)

A travel blog entry by surfari on May 05, 2013

paradise island


village tour ( i was the chief! for the kava drinking ceremony ) visited local school
fijian island economics dominated by resorts which are actually pretty well managed due to land ownership customs

all the crafts

bracelet weaving out of palms

amazing snorkelling!

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsOctopus Resort Waya Island

    Reviewed by onkyc


    Reviewed Jun 25, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Fantastic welcome, great spa and wonderful snorkelling and to top it all - a pretty good piña colada

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by cindy.thompson

    wonderful resort

    Reviewed May 23, 2013
    by (29 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    had a wonderful wonderful time at octopus. the food was amazing, white sand beaches, hammocks between the palms, a lovely authentic room in an idyllic little thatched cottage and the staff and owners were so friendly. this place is pure paradise. take me back now!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by obrobr

    Just perfect

    Reviewed Nov 17, 2011
    by (3 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    We can highly recommend Octopus resort. Very friendly people, great snorkeling just off the beach and beautiful set out!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by oconnor27

    Fiji at it's best

    Reviewed Sep 14, 2011
    by (1 review) OC but I love my SD hood , United States Flag of United States

    I had the most incredible time at octopus resort in Fiji. I went in expecting a lot and it blew me away. The Bure's were perfectly quaint and the roofless shower was like a dream. The beach and bay are postcard perfect. The snorkeling and diving are world class. But what made it so special was the amazing staff and the vibe they create. Their warm friendly Fijian smiles switch you on to "Fiji Time", and you slip into total relaxation. I have been traveling for two years straight now and Octopus Resort is on a short list of places I must go back to, Thanks for the amazing time Octopus!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by janeski


    Reviewed Dec 7, 2010
    by (8 reviews) Reigate , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    This was my last stop with Awesome Adventures before going back to Nadi. I thought this was a wonderful resort, everybody was extremely welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. The food was simply delicious and you could choose from the menu (unlike my previous stops)
    The organised activities made the evenings really fun and didn't feel like they were organised. The rooms were the best for me, gorgeous huts to sleep 4 with ensuite outdoor bathrooms.
    I would definitely recommend!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Octopus Resort Waya Island

    Snorkeling & Room


    I'm putting "above average" because it's that - for a back-pack resort. If you are looking for luxury this really isn't it, but it was good for the price.



    We stayed for 5 nights at Octopus after seeing the bay when we stopped a couple of years ago on a captain cook cruise.

    Pros and Cons of Poppy's Lodge at Octopus


    We LOVED our vacation at Octopus Resort, we stayed 5 nights which was way too brief. My husband and I booked there only about 6 weeks in advance after really getting our hearts set on this resort: we were really enthusiastic about the resort's commitment to minimizing environmental impact and their commitment to the local village.

    Loved the Octopus!


    Octopus is an environmentally friendly resort. This places limitations that some people might find difficult: no way of making a hot drink, fan cooling in the room, solar water heating, and no cell phone links. (Medical help is a long way off, so think carefully before taking children there.)

    Avoid the 'Private Beach' picnic!


    My wife and I recently stayed at Octopus Resort, and for the most part had a great time. However, we chose the Picnic optional excursion and regretted it. First of all, Octopus sells this as a romantic getaway by boat to a private beach, but it's not private at all. It belongs to a local village, and as such people started showing up, coming out of the forest and across the beach from adjacent fishing areas. We were supposed to be picked up again at 2:30, but that time came and went with no sign of any boat. At 3:00 we started to get worried (that's a bit much, even for "Fiji Time"), since we had no way of communicating with the resort and were entirely dependent upon them being responsible. At 3:30 I had had enough and flagged down a passing boat which turned out to be the dive boat for Octopus. They rescued us and took us back to the resort, where we learned our pickup "wasn't written on the board" - meaning they had no plan to retrieve us. I spoke to management, who gave an apology and explained it wasn't a private beach, it's just a beach they use, despite that the resort literature sells it as such, even using the term "private beach". I was sick of arguing at this point and he didn't seem interested in making things right. Sure enough, they had the nerve to charge us for the excursion. It seems they're laid back and relaxed when it comes to schedules and guest safety, but downright meticulous when it comes to billing you.

    Fantastic place


    Octopus resort was great. Upon arrival you get a kava welcome ceremony. I stayed in the dorm room and it was a really nice clean dorm room with even a flower on my bed upon arrival. The shared facilities are good and clean too. The common place also dining room is very nice and the food is just delicious. The beach is really nice too although there is lots of coral in front of the beach. There is a dive and snorkeling shop. Snorkelling gear is free !

    And Octopus Resorts offers a lot of daytours. One of them was snorkeling with Manta Rays which was fantastic and an unforgetable memory ! Also one night the organised a movie night with free popcorn. Octopus is great value for your money !

    All I can say is, Wow!!!


    It was our first time at the Octopus resort, and we met about 8 of our friends there. Once we arrived, we were greeted by the beautiful native people, who were on the beach waiting for us. I never felt that this was a tourist type thing, but a real heartfelt greeting. Although the beaches were incredible and teaming with wildlife, I must say that the people are what made this vacation so fantastic. We stayed in a beach front "bure" and had an incredible view (just steps from the water). Of course, there are bugs to contend with at night, but the beds have a mesh netting that covers the whole bed. This is not a 5 star resort, and you should know that before you go, but I do give the staff a 5 star rating. Not to say that the accomodations aren't good, they were. They were always clean and they always placed flowers on the beds in the morning. Now remember!! Don't go there if you're expecting everything ASAP. It's just not that type of place. When the maid comes to make up your room, it may take a couple hours. As they say, "relax, you're on Fiji time". Remeber that, and you'll have a wonderfull time. The food was good and the bar drinks were made to specification. You want more Tequila in that margarita? Just ask. The drinks, like everthing else in Fiji are cheap. Anyway, I would go back in a heartbeat. You'll love it.

    Excellent Value


    Stayed at the Octopus in Feb 2003 and had a fantastic time. I went with a bunch of friends and we were able to negotiate a great deal for the 8 of us to stay for 5 nights that included 3 meals a day (email them directly from their website).



    We travelled to Octopus Resort for a wedding. My partner, myself and our 3 year old. We had the most amazing time there!! The food was amazing and they catered well to our daughter. The bures were lovely and they were cleaned daily! The staff were so helpful and were all having fun too, which was great to see. The resort was very tidy and there were so many activities available...but I chose to spend as much of my time as possible by the pool!! We had an amazing babysitter in the evenings, supplied at a very small cost by the resort. Couldn't really fault the place!! Had the most amazing time!! We will return!

    Good value


    Background: My fiance and I were coming from New Zealand, where I had been living/studying for the past 6 months. We chose Fiji as a stopover on the way home, and wanted an authentic experience for little cash...

    TripAdvisor Reviews Octopus Resort Waya Island

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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