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2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Castaway Island, Fiji provides a unique South Pacific experience - a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy life's simple pleasures. Fiji's most popular island resort has guests returning year after year to experience the magic that is "Castaway". The island's 174 acres are covered with lush tropical vegetation, and surrounded by white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs.
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Free internet
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Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Airport transportation
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
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Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
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Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
Facial treatments
Head massage
Massage
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Jennifer K wrote a review Yesterday
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
We spend 5 nights at castaway Island and it was absolutely perfect. The resort, food and activities are wonderful, but it is the staff that make this resort absolutely shine. Ben and his team at castaway water sports are really great they really go out of their way to help you. We enjoyed snorkeling, donut boat rides and the kids especially liked the banana. The lovely group looking after the kids club are amazing, my children had a wonderful time with you and were especially fond of the islands own Peter Pan. The staff in the dining rooms are always so cheerful and accommodating, Save especially always would bring a smile to our faces. We will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Bula 578jenniferk, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent holiday on Castaway Island, Fiji. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your holiday experience. Thank you for the notes you left about our staff. We strive to do the best job we can, and comments like yours make it all worthwhile. I will share your comments with all of our staff, and I know they take compliments like yours as seriously as I did. 578jenniferk, we look forward to welcoming you back to the island. Vinaka, The Castaway Family
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KirstyH wrote a review 24 Jun
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We just had the best week at Castaway! The location and resort are incredible. Accommodation is all bures (Oceanview was great, would go for beachside next time) and facilities are perfect. Endless activities for anyone restless. And always a sunlounge available for those not so restless 😊🌴 Dave at the pool bar 🍹and Benji at the watersports desk 🏄looked after us so well. The waiting / housekeeping / grounds and activities staff all work very hard to make sure guests can completely relax. A few days in and they knew our names, and every Wednesday they host ‘Fiji night’ with free cocktails and canapés for the guests! Highlight was our half day island hopping tour (can’t remember the name of our guide but he was brilliant) - epic snorkeling saw octopus and turtles and so many fish - ended with a visit to the super cool Cloud 9 🤩 We followed our week at Castaway with a night at the Radisson Blu on Denarau - also an incredible resort - but if you are looking for a more authentic Fiji experience where you can swim in the blue blue ocean, and really enjoy some laid back peace and quiet, then Castaway is the spot. Big thanks to all the team at Castaway - we will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 days ago
Bula kristy3070, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your Castaway holiday. You managed to indulge in the many activities and experiences that Castaway has to offer! We are blessed with great staff (who we refer to as Hosts) who create a great holiday ambience for our guests and the awesome natural surroundings. Thank you for appreciating and highlighting these points and recommending Castaway to our readers. kristy3070, we look forward to welcoming you back to the island. Vinaka, The Castaway Family
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jenny v wrote a review 20 Jun
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Castaway is a beautiful Island with plenty of activities or just the perfect place to relax. What really sets castaway above the others though is its staff. Thank you to Steven, Aseri, Ice and Ben for looking after us and making our holiday truly memorable. We will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Bula M4975IUjennyv, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay with us. We are pleased to know that you rated your holiday as a perfect retreat. Thank you for appreciating the work that we do on island to ensure that our guests enjoy and get to experience the magic that is Castaway! M4975IUjennyv, we look forward to having you back on island. Vinaka, The Castaway Family
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Frank O wrote a review 20 Jun
Gosford, Australia124 contributions49 helpful votes
From the moment of arrival we were met with an enjoyable FIJI welcoming with song etc. Having never been to Castaway before we found this to so relaxing, enjoyable and a great way to start what resulted in a great stay. For the entire time we were on the Island the staff in every area were so obliging and helpfull. The ground and room staff were deligent in doing their jobs. A great experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Had a Room with ocean view. Seeing around the island I found all rooms to be good.
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Bula Frank O, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your first time experience of Castaway Island. Thank you for appreciating our staff. Yes, they are the STARs of our operations and I am blessed to be part of their team. Frank O, we can't wait to welcome you back to the island. Vinaka, The Castaway Family
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Joanne M wrote a review 19 Jun
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We stayed for a week with our toddler and had the most relaxing time (as much as you can do with a toddler!). The island is absolutely beautiful as are all the staff. The food was great (although would have been pretty expensive if we didn’t benefit from an all inclusive offer when we booked) and whilst it’s a small island you don’t get bored with plenty of activities on offer. We used the babysitting service where they took our son to the kids club (3yrs and older) and they were all lovely and for FJ$9/hr it was amazing. The bures were a great size for us and had everything you needed. We saw the on-site nurse during our visit and we were so relieved that he was available 24 hrs if needed and had a good range of medication.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Would recommend south sea cruises to get to the island having stayed at the Hilton the night...
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Responded 4 days ago
Bula Joanne M, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your Castaway holiday. We are pleased to read that you had a most relaxing time and are already planning on coming back! Thank you for appreciating our staff and all the activities that we offer on island. Our F&B prices may seem expensive however is in line with the prices that are for island proprieties due to the extra costs on freight, barging, etc. Yes, our meal plans are great value for money and I do recommend our guests signing up to it. Joanne, thank you again for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to island. Vinaka, The Castaway Family
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NMA wrote a review 18 Jun
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It's our second visit to Castaway and it was as fabulous as the first time. They welcome everyone "home", the song on arrival is gorgeously uplifting 💖 Dave's signature cocktails (Killer Dave, Double Dave, Dave's Colada but the best was Bella's Delight) at the pool are deliciously sensational and Emosi and his team in the restaurant deliver pure Fijian hospitality and cuisine with a fantastic live band breakfast, lunch & dinner. The farewell song will bring a tear to your eye 🤗🥰 If you want a true Fijian holiday make sure you go home to Castaway! Vinaka team Castaway, you're fabulous x
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Bula NMA176, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your second stay with us. We are pleased to read that it was a "fabulous as the first time". Thank you for appreciating Dave and Emosi's contribution to your holiday experience. They are certainly STAR's for us. I will share your comments with them and the team in our next General Staff meeting. Thank you also for recommending Castaway to our readers. NMA176, we look forward to welcoming you back to island. Vinaka, The Castaway Family
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Christine E wrote a review 13 Jun
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We spent 7 nights at Castaway Island resort. We had such a wonderful experience thanks to the amazing staff and beautiful facilities. I travelled with two boys - aged 9 & 11, we were kept busy by Ben, Atu, James & James at the water sports kiosk. They really looked out for my boys and ensured we were having a great time. We didn't spend much time in the kids club, but when we did Mickey & Penna were absolute legends. Then there were all the other amazing staff - Dave at the Bar :-) , Mary, Paula, the incredible staff in the restaurant - including Chef, Save and Solei just to name a few. We did the island hopping cruise - which is a highlight - particularly swimming off the sand bar in the middle of the ocean on our way back from CloudBreak. The fishing, snorkeling, banana boat rides and finally trip to Cloud Nine floating bar and pizza restaurant were outstanding. The food and restaurant options were a high quality and fresh. If you want a holiday in paradise, this is it.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Bula christineK627YV, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent Castaway holiday. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the Castaway holiday and magic. Thank you for acknowledging and appreciating the staff: we strive to do the best job we can, and comments like yours make it all worthwhile. I will share your comments with all of our staff, and I know they take compliments like yours as seriously as I did. christineK627YV, we look forward to welcoming you back to island. Vinaka, The Castaway Family
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Dean C wrote a review 12 Jun
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We had the best week at Castaway. The location is stunning, the staff were wonderful, the food was great, and the facilities were excellent. The kids club staff in particular were fantastic and our kids had the best time. Couldn't recommend more highly for a family holiday.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Bula deancD7807JW, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you rate your holiday as the "Perfect Family Holiday". Thank you for appreciating our Kids club staff. I will pass on your comments and I know they will be appreciative of them as I am. deancD7807JW, we look forward to welcoming you back to island. Vinaka, The Castaway Family
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Kelly G wrote a review 12 Jun
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We have just returned from Fiji after our 10 night holiday with our family of 4. Two adults and two teen kids 14 and 11. We decided to go to an outer island for 5 nights and mainland 5 nights to split the trip and experience both styles. We had such a great experience at Castaway Island Resort. We loved every minute of it! And after the 5 nights we already felt so relaxed and revived that we could have almost gone home then. The staff at Castaway are so lovely and welcoming and make sure they know everyone by name. They will go out of their way to make sure your stay is a magical experience. The resort, even though they said it was at full capacity, it still was not feeling busy and over crowded, it was just perfect. Our kids were a bit older for the kids club, but still got to join in to different activities, crafts, walks, and sports if they wanted each day, and they learnt about different things, and also gave Mum and Dad some space to take a massage or relax by the pool bar. There is only WIFI in the main dining area, which for us was the best way for us to relax and not even use it, as we didn’t want to be on devices or be contacted for work or anything, we just wanted to disconnect from the world and enjoy our holiday! A great variety of food options to suit everyone’s tastes. The all inclusive meals option with the F&B credit was great for all of us as we could try everything. And no crazy large bill at the end of the holiday, just the amazing extra cocktails! Our South Beach front Bure was lovely. Quieter on the South side, which was great for an afternoon nap! It was beautiful waking up to see the ocean out the front door and hear the waves lapping at the shore right there. During the day we just went to the North side and parked up on loungers and sunbathed, read books, snorkelled, swam, SU paddle board,and kayaked all day, it was bliss! Everywhere is just a short walk to get to anyway. Amazing weather and sunsets every night, so we were really lucky. We went on the Dolphin encounter boat trip and we were very lucky to see a big pod of dolphins. It was magical to see them out having fun in their natural environment. They had not seen them in 2 weeks so we were very glad as it is only a 50/50 chance to see them out in the wild. Not much else to say about this awesome resort, but that we will definitely be going back, and hopefully take some friends with us next time to share the experience too. Thank you Castaway, you really made our holiday that we have been waiting for for 3 years a perfect way to recharge our batteries! VINAKA!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Bula kellygX8514AX, Thank you for taking the time to highlight your holiday experience on Castaway Island, Fiji Resort. We are pleased to read that you have managed to "recharge your batteries" considering the past 2 years of lock down and restrictions. Thank you for appreciating and commending all that we offer on Castaway. Yes, the limited wifi availability is deliberate as it encourages our guests to disconnect and get the time to enjoy the company of family, friends and our natural surroundings - like getting to see dolphins on one of the excursions! kellygX8514AX, thank you again for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to island. Vinaka, The Castaway Family
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sophiasophia87 wrote a review 8 Jun
Sydney, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
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We recently returned from two glorious weeks in Fiji, spending 7 of those nights at Castaway Resort - which was absolute heaven! We’re a family of four with two energetic children aged 4 and 2. The Beach: I will start by describing the beach, as it really is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve even had the privilege of visiting! Pure white sand, crystal clear turquoise waters and hammocks swinging from tall palm trees. Absolute paradise! We spent many hours in the ocean and it was lots of fun snorkelling, SUPing and kayaking (all free for guests). The Accommodation: We stayed in a standard Island Bure with a garden view, however we actually had a gorgeous ocean view! Our Bure number was 60, which is at the far south end of the resort. Very peaceful and private, however we would probably request a Bure a little closer to the pools and restaurant next time so it was easier to pop back and forth with kids. The bures are traditional Fijian style with thatched roofs, but modern inside with air conditioning etc. The ocean front bures on north beach were my favourites - however I imagine they’d be a tad pricier than our Island Bure! The Staff: Every single staff member was so friendly, kind and accomodating, and said ‘Bula!’ absolutely everytime you walked past. Just magic. Activities: We were in Fiji to relax, so mostly hung out on the beach and did kayaking, snorkelling etc. We did a short snorkelling excursion to the sand bar and my husband kayaked around the entire island at sunrise, which was apparently gorgeous. The kids club was great; we generally used it for the afternoon session from 2-4.30pm so we could relax by the adults pool for a few hours. We’d then take the kids to the early dinner sitting before dropping them back at kids club so we could dine without them. The kids did bonfires on the beach, frog racing and so many fun activities, then they’d watch a movie til we collected them. Our youngest was too little to go to kids club unaccompanied (she’s 2), so we had a nanny booked to take her, which was $9 Fijian per hour. It worked perfectly! Food: Lots of options to choose from and all very tasty. We also enjoyed a night at the fine dining restaurant, 1880 which was very special. I particularly loved breakfast as the restaurant is right on the waters edge, so the views are pinch-yourself spectacular. And not forgetting the lovely band who play at every meal time, I miss hearing them sing! Thank you Castaway for the best holiday ever and the opportunity to make so many special family memories after a very looooong pandemic! We made some wonderful friends too and have already caught up with them in Sydney :-)
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Bula sophiasophia87, Thank so much for taking the time to post your comprehensive review of your recent stay. You have highlighted very well all the main aspect of the Castaway holiday and we are very humbled that you rate your overall holiday experience as "Heaven on earth". sophiasophia87, thank you for recommending Castaway Island, Fiji to our readers and we look forward to welcoming you all back to the island. Vinaka, The Castaway Family
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US$427 - US$680 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FijiMamanuca IslandsCastaway Island (Qalito)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castaway Island Fiji
Which popular attractions are close to Castaway Island Fiji?
Nearby attractions include Cloud 9 (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castaway Island Fiji?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Castaway Island Fiji?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Castaway Island Fiji?
Conveniently located restaurants include South Beach Restaurant, Mana Lagoon Restaurant, and Kura.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castaway Island Fiji?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Castaway Island Fiji have airport transportation?
Yes, Castaway Island Fiji offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Castaway Island Fiji located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Castaway Island (Qalito).
Are any cleaning services offered at Castaway Island Fiji?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Castaway Island Fiji have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Castaway Island Fiji accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.