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“Look and see” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Castaway Island Day Trip

Castaway Island Day Trip
Fiji
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Look and see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

If you get the oppertunity to do a day visit of the other islands do so, you will not regret it.
What we got out of this trip was that Plantation Island has everything for us at a very good price.

Visited March 2012
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Maitland, Australia
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“perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

I actually went here a few years ago.perfect location.Transport to island great.Bure clean and tidy.Suitable for four people.Kids club wonderful.Staff very friendly.Food to die for.Beautiful beach and water.Fantastic relaxing holiday.Not recommended if you want to go to shops or nightlife as once on this island you are there to stay until you leave.

Visited April 2011
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Darwin, Australia
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“Boat to Cloudbreak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Got to take pictures of surfers surfing some of the worlds best waves and check out other Islands.

Visited December 2011
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Vienna, Austria
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“Perfect day away from it all at an island that has a touch of luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

I spent one day ... well actually it ends up actually being only a few hours on the island as this is not one of the closest islands ... but then this means that there are not that many people that go for the day trip ... so in fact it is more peaceful.

The infrastructure is perfect ... the only thing need improvement really is the lunch buffet.

Visited November 2010
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New South Wales, Australia
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“A Perfect Way to End our Holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

Following our cruise on the Yasawa Flyer through the beautiful Manamuca Islands, we alighted from the flyer to the transfer punt and were warmly greeted on our arrival at Castaway even though we were only daytrippers. We were then given clear instructions on the resort facilities and sent off to enjoy our visit to Castaway. On a stroll around the grounds we were talking to our son a little sternly about his behaviour when one of the staff stolled over and told him to cheer up - he was on Castaway. The next time we walked past reception - the staff called him by name!

After a drink at the pool bar and a quick swim, we set off to obtain snorkelling gear from water activities. Not all the staff here were quite as friendly but we managed to get our gear and head out over the reef for a bit of snorkelling before lunch. Buffet lunch in the restaurant was OK but if this is a showcase of Castaway food - I wasn't impressed but at least they did have the option for just a sandwich and suitable kids selections which we had found lacking in other resorts.

Time for a rest and another quick swim in the pool after lunch followed by some boutique shopping (well stocked for an island stay) but then the lure of the sea dragged us back for some last snorkelling before we left. I must say, the fish life, coral and starfish straight off the resort were amazing and going along the drop off at low tide was a real treat for the whole family.

We mainly came to Castaway to see if we could justify the higher prices for staying here in comparison to some other island resorts. Could we? No - probably not. It is a very beautiful and pristine setting but overall it seems a bit too slick and sterile for our liking.

Visited June 2011
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