It's been over 15 years since I've been to Waya Island. Whilst I camped at Yalobi village on the other side of the island (due to friends' family connection), my memories of Octopus and their beach left an impression. Can't wait to go back with my family but comparing suitability with other nearby islands / similar resorts. Whilst Octopus is my initial choice, our other options are Blue Lagoon and Malolo (splashing out more).
A couple of reviews I've read mention the beach at Octopus to be steep and/or water entry to be rocky. That's not how I recall it, but things (in nature and the human environment) change over time.
As my 5 year old is water confident and is learning to snorkel, I'd like to ensure she can get in and out of the water comfortably without getting coral cuts. As she suffered a bad injury on last tropical holiday to Samoa, I really want her to enjoy a beach where she can get in an enjoy the snorkelling experience without getting ripped up. I understand the tides have some impact here and I'll look them up before locking in travel dates.
Any recent experiences from visitors to these resorts would be greatly appreciated.