A welcome cocktail and a musical "bula" are the first touches of the welcome you receive when you arrive at Vomo Island. Perhaps not quite the first touches, because, however you arrive and whether by boat transfer or helicopter, the staff pick you up from either the catamaran ferry off Little Vomo Island or from the helipad on the edge of the resort. Nevertheless, the welcome is the same, friendly but overwhelmingly effusive.
We stayed twice, with a three day gap back in Denarau in between, and on the second stay, the welcome was "Welcome Home", even on the telephone the day before when confirming the helicopter timing for the transfer.
Having been transferred the first time by the catamaran ferry that heads all the way north-east through the Yasawa Islands, I can highly recommend the helicopter transfer, so easy and so quick. We were collected from the golf course close to hte Denarau hotel where we had stayed, and delivered to the airport on our reutrn for our flight home, what could be easier - and nothing was too much trouble for the staff at Vomo Island and for the helicopter company?
An all-in price for everything except alcohol and motorised sport, meant that we could eat and drink as much as we wanted without fear of running up a massive bill for "extras". Even then, the weekly general Manager's cocktail party and Meke/kava ceremony meant that some nights one did not need to purchase huge quantities of alcohol.
The resort is very family-friendly,and hence is not for young adults who want to rave up and cause mayhem every night. Our fellow guests were mostly younger couples with children or older couple like ourselves who wanted to chill out and enjoy some pampered luxury, and we were not disappointed. Even then, there were some younger couples without children who were there for the same purpose as us, to enjoy the quiet ambience and simply soak up the sun, do not much else, and enjoy the food.
We had a stand-alone villa and were hence not affected by noise through any adjoining walls. Other commentators have mentioned the fact that other guests walk past your villa and found it a ittle intrusive, but with only 28 villas and a couple of larger units, there are not many people visiting at any one time. We certainly did not find the foot traffice intrusive, and it was actually pleasant to be able to pass greetings with the passers-by.
We celebrated a belated 25th wedding anniversary a year late on the evening of our return, and everybody did us proud, from a floralarrangement on our table, to the anniversary cake that we shared with everybody, to the choral group singing Happy Anniversary to us as the cake was presented. They do something similar for special birthdays, and we watched an 80th birthday beakfast on the beach itself as we said goodbye to everybody.
Highly recommended if you are looking for a quiet but luxurious hide-away.
A huge thank you to Wayne, particularly to Toni-Maree who worked wonders to sort our mixed up reservations out for the three days gap, and all of the staff for making our stay so relaxing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amidst endless warm turquoise waters, bountiful coral reefs and fringed with sand so soft and pure is Vomo Island, easily the most beautiful of all Fijian Islands. Privately-owned and occupied solely by Vomo Island Resort, guests enjoy world-class cuisine, professional 5-star service, sophisticated Villas and a full range of activities including magnificent snorkeling. Vomo Lailai, Vomo's tiny private island, sits 1km to the west of Vomo and offers guests an afternoon of extremely indulgent privacy and isolation with Gourmet Champagne picnics delivered to you. Vomo offers luxurious Beachfront, Hillside and Garden View Villas for two plus the three-bedroom private residence, The Royal, and the four-bedroom private residence, The Residence, ideal for larger parties or if you crave complete privacy. A full range of non-motorised water sports are offered alongside 9-hole chip and putt golf, a fully staffed day spa and floodlit tennis. The Vomo Turtle Protection Programme raises and releases Hawksbill Turtles born on the island and Vomo is surrounded by a marine protection zone which guarantees magnificent snorkeling. Vomo welcomes couples and families of all ages. Supervised care for children is provided by The Turtle Club. Rates include all meals in the restaurant, non-motorised water sports including snorkeling, golf and tennis, welcome gift and daily laundry service. Vomo is truly the hidden jewel of the Fijian Islands and offers a unique and personal experience to all who choose to visit. ... more less
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