If you are looking for adventure, nightlife, or a romantic encounter with someone you didn't bring with you, then look somewhere else! If however you are looking for somewhere to relax ,unwind, and recharge in a tropical paradise then this might be it.
The resort is as far west as you can get in the Yasawa group and its' small footprint and lack of any passing distractions mean that you will not be distracted from your bed, your book, or your partner. There are no other competeing facilities on the island and it's at least half an hour by fast boat away from the nearest resort so you're there to stay!
The main beach is tropical white sand and the water temperature and house reef make getting wet a joy: it faces south so there is always adequate shade for those of a northern european skin tone, while providing views, sort of, of both sunrise and sun set.
The bures are nicely sized with a large veandah[?] overlooking the beach. The beds are comfortable and the semi outdoor bathroom avoids any inherent "stickiness' in that area. All fresh water is by desalination but adequate supplies are available.
The unpretentious but large main bure is freindly, airy and relaxed and fosters a communal atmosphere during happy hour. The food is abundant and good quality without being startlingly innovative or faddish while the bar is perfectly adequate for all but the truly alcoholically gifted. There is a large pool just below the main bure which looks very inviting and plush, but with the water only 50 yards away it is seldom used, except for dive training!
The island is staffed mainly from the three villages on the island and the quality of service is invariably freindly, often enthusiastic,but sometimes lacks a bit of sophistication. The "native dancing" is presented once or twice weekly and is prented with great enthusiasm and warmth; you get the feeling it's not just another show for the tourists. Village visits and guided walks are available regularly.
The manager Michell is a very experienced divemaster and the resorts' dive gear is modern and well maintained, as are the boats. The diving is relaxing with good visibility usually, warm water [about 26C in September] and a variety of sites. The resort has kayaks, but the surrounding reefs mean no sailing.
I've been there twice now and I'll be going back next year to recharge and relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate boutique resort for adults only with 11 deluxe beachfront bures set on a beautiful white sandy beach ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viwa Island Hotel Yasawa Islands
- Viwa Island Resort Fiji/Yasawa Islands