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Castaway Island Day Cruise
Reviewed May 6, 2013

If you are staying on the main island of Fiji, this is a great way to experience the outer islands for the day.
The beach and water are crystal clear and nice colour sand.

Travel to the island is about 2hrs from the port.

The staff were amazing the food was great. When you get to the island, we could snorkel off the beach or for an extra 40FJD pp, could go to one of the reefs close by. We paid the extra and it was well worth it. Colourful coral and lots of marine life. There was quite some sea lice which sting a little, but we put up with it.

Well worth the trip and next time we come, we will most likely staff at this island for a lot longer.

3  Thank LAC0449
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Castaway Island Resort is not the on the island where the movie with Tom Hanks (Castaway) was filmed, which was Mondriki Island.On reading these reviews It seems that these two islands, which are totally different(as one has a resort the other does not) have been confused by reviewers and Trip Advisor alike. Respectfully suggest to Trip Advisor that they put something in place that allows potential 'raters' to spot the difference between the two destinations, and therefore the review is for the correct island. Thank you.

6  Thank ZaZaPapamoa
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

A day trip to Castaway Island, whilst on holidays in Fiji, is a must on anyone's bucket list. We booked the trip through South Sea Cruises (SSC) and opted for the captains lounge as a small additional fee of AUD$20 per person. From start to finish SSC ran like a well oiled machine. Oh what a deal!!! This included air-conditioned comfort in a private lounge, snacks and soft & alcoholic beverages, whilst we sailed through & stopped to drop off/pick up passengers on other Mamanuca islands enroute to our destination.

Upon arrival we were greeted with typical Fijian Bula welcome & singing. We spent the day swimming, snorkelling the local reef, lunching buffet style incl. bar (great Fijian food & the best coconut cookies to top it off - just like nana used to make), pampering ourselves with a 1 hour massage and generally relaxing on the beach. We took picture postcard photos as a momento of a great day the flew by too fast. There are many other non-motorised activities available i.e. parasailing, banana boat riding, fishing, kayaking, swimming pool etc for children, teenagers & adults alike.

Thoroughly recommend as a day tour or for those wishing to have a sneek peak before committing to a longer stay on Castaway Island.

6  Thank John R
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

The lunch they provided was really good. The trip over there in the boat was fun. But I love boats. The only down side was the waters at the island were too choppy to snorkle in, but it was still an experience to boast to our friends about!

Thank Robyn G
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Took the South Sea Cruises on the Sea Spray trip from Matamanoa to Castaway. The Sea Spray picked us up at Matamanoa for the approximately 45 minute trip on very rough seas that day. We visited the island and did some very good snorkeling and the crew told us stories about the making of the movie. Try as I might I could not find "Wilson", no matter how much I looked! After snorkeling the made a very good grilled lunch with some salads and they also include beer and soft drinks during the trip. We then stopped on the island of Yanuya to visit a Fijian Village, try some kava, and shop for trinkets. I would recommend the trip, particularly if you take it from Matamanoa. I don't think I would have like it as well if I had to take it from one of the further islands.

Thank mad4travel_01
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