Nice place and the trip got better as time went by. The airline had us waiting nearly two hours at an airport with nothing there and no communication as to when our scheduled flight might leave. The small island hopper looked dubious but after a scary landing and extremely rough and dirty mini van ride on a dirt track for 10 mins, we finally arrived to a lovely reception area. Sweet welcome song and newly renovated main building. The bures however (we had a deluxe) need some major work. Not enough eater pressure for decent shower, we didn't use out door shower. Rooms are dark, windows old, few insects about but it's more of a natural type of island. Grass at front of bures needs manicuring and get rid of bindies. Trees full of coconuts hold up the hammocks, we laid our kids on one outside our room, looked up and quickly whisked them off! Kids loved the hermit crabs on the beach, perfect water and white sand. The swimming pool is completely useless, it is freezing cold, really needs heating. No one could swim in it. Food was great most of the time. Couple of lunches were pretty much just a burger, I don't eat bread and so there wasn't much of an alternative. Spa needs some work, look down at the massage table and the legs are rusted from sitting outside on balcony opposite beach...easily fixed with timber legged massage table. Staff are lovely, but they are so scared of management they can't deal with any change or requests that sway even a bit from the menu etc. We had a high chair requirement, we sat at one table one day, when they had sat us there again another day I asked to move to another four seat table, clearly this was a problem, they wanted us to stay at the same table for every meal but the sun was in all our faces...sorry but we were gone before most others came to the restaurant because we had little ones that ate early. Also kids meals were only available after 630pm...tell that to a 14 month old who eats at 5pm. Overall it was a nice place, but I was glad to leave, the paths between main building and bures needs fixing, pool heating, decent wine list, a bit more gardening, lighten up the rooms, fix the louvres and flyscreens up a bit, pest control for those few roaming cockroaches etc would improve things. Bures are large though...intent connection was terrible, only at main restaurant and very slow....depends what you want on holidays. I would choose vomo island over yasawa, it's closer, more modern rooms, though yasawa has nicer water, but ocean slightly rougher.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yasawa Island Resort & Spa is an exclusive retreat on one of the most remote and unspoiled islands of Fiji. Just 18 luxury bungalows are hidden among luscious tropical greenery, each only a few steps from a pristine, silky white-sand beach. Celebrated for its pristine location, Yasawa Island Resort & Spa has offered guests from around the globe unique, authentic and enriching travel experiences. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yasawa Island Hotel Yasawa Island
- Yasawa Island Resort And Spa Yasawa Islands, Fiji