My wife and I recently spent a lovely week at Yasawa Island Resort (YIR), celebrating our 25th. It was idyllic, just what we were looking for: quiet; low key; slow pace; secluded; on a gorgeous stretch of beach with very pleasant tropical landscaping and a wonderful freshwater swimming pool.
Our deluxe Bure was spacious, clean, attractively decorated and perfectly situated on the beach, overlooking the ocean. The bures were well spaced apart from each other, too.
The staff, largely from the local village, we're beautiful people who treated us like family. They were attentive, responsive, friendly without being fawning, and eager to be be of help.
The food was excellent with a creative menu, lots of choices, well-sized portions and generous use of premium items (e.g., lobster in one form or another with several of the meals).
The cocktails, however, were not so good and we felt they also were overpriced.
The snorkeling right offshore is excellent with a healthy reef and abundant sea life. Access to scuba diving through YIR was highly personalized and the gear was excellent.
Would we return? Absolutely. In a heartbeat, but the airfare to and from the island is way over-priced for a twenty minute flight. This compromised what otherwise felt like a pretty close to perfect tropical holiday.
Finally, we look forward to returning some day (hopefully soon), and want to thank our most gracious hosts one more time: vinakavaka levu, Lucy, Layla, Manasa, Wati, Samy, Billy, Sulu, Lita and Atu.
- 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