Castaway Island Fiji
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
When you stay at Castaway Island Fiji in Castaway Island, you’ll be on the waterfront and within the vicinity of Cloud 9 Fiji and North Beach. This 4-star resort is within the region of Musket Cove Marina and Yanuya Village.
Make yourself at home in one of the 65 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private patios. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and separate sitting areas, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s 4 restaurants. When you are in need of a refreshing drink, visit a beach bar or one of 2 bars/lounges, or 2 poolside bars. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
How to Get There
The place is amazing! The staff are amazing! The atmosphere is wonderful. Drinks are a little expensive however are delicious! We did five dives and every one was amazing! We also went handline fishing twice and caught a heap of reef fish. Took it to the chef and it was lunch the next day! Get the meal package and prepare to eat!
Everything you could ever want in a Fiji Island holiday, great accommodation, great service, the staff make you feel like you are part of their family from the time you get off the boat. My wife and I and two daughters stayed in Garden View Bure #52 which has an uninterrupted view of the ocean on the south side of the island, not 20 meters from the water while the beach front bure to the right may have been beachfront it is also 300+ Fiji dollars a night more expensive. Bure #52 is just near the exit to the staff village so you will get to know all the staff as they come and go from work each morning and afternoon and they love to stop and chat just like neighbors. The food is fantastic and the wait staff can't help enough. The crew at the dive shop are great and the kids will love making handcrafts with the activities team. It was our return trip after our honeymoon there 15 years ago and it had not changed a bit, only air-con in the Bures now with is a little nicer to sleep at night. The menu is expensive but if you book with a meal plan it is more than affordable. If only the rest of the world were like Castaway it would be a more beautiful happy and peaceful place. I really should be writing something negative to keep people away but everyone deserves to be part of this wonderful place at least one in their lives.
This was our first time to Castaway having been recommended by two friends. We were not disappointed. Right from our arrival we were blown away by the friendliness of the staff and the beauty of the place. (Castaway Webcam does not do it justice - here's a hint, text your friends and family at home when you might be on the north beach and you can wave to them and make them jealous. Lots of our friends and family loved seeing us on webcam and didn't stay jealous for long). Once there, all we had to worry about was what did we want to do, eat and /or drink. At home, I'm always thinking 5 steps ahead, but at Castaway it is easy to practice mindfulness, appreciating the here and now with my husband and kids. My husband is an active relaxer so I thought this might be a bit too chill for him, but there are enough activities to keep him interested like handline fishing, snorkeling, the bush walk, SUP boarding and kayaking. He acclimatised quickly to Fiji time and I think this is the first holiday we've both returned from, relaxed and happy and not stressed out from driving, queing, sightseeing etc! Kids club was a hit with our boys aged 8 and 5. We started off attending one session a day (usually the 6.30pm session so we could enjoy our meal at the Waters Edge restaurant) and by the end of it they were requesting to go to all 3 sessions - fine by us as we would still catch up out and about. It was lovely to walk around the resort and hear kids calling out hello to each other by name just as it is to be greeted by all the lovely staff. In particular, our wait staff - Kunai, Simi, Solei and Luci as well as our room attendant Elenore and Kids club team - Peter pan, Si and the team . These people are treasures of Fiji. We got the meal plan and enjoyed some yummy food, especially the burgers and sandwiches at Nuku Marau for lunch (they make their on bread, buns and rolls which are really fresh), the woodfired pizza's from the Sundowner bar and the beautiful 3 course meals at the Waters Edge. The only hiccup we had was that if you catch the last boat out, you may have to pay for your last meals as the meal plan started on Day 1 at lunchtime, so it ends at breakfast on the last day (everything depends on when you arrive and depart). Would have been good to have known about it at the start but it was not a major. Wednesday is Fiji Day where you get to watch the whole process of the lovo (food being cooked in an earth oven) being made. Our kids participated in the meke (concert) that evening, so make sure they go to kids club in the afternoon to learn the dances. The staff also break from their uniform and wear more colourful attire which looks so beautiful and adds to the vibrancy of the night. It was also really nice to meet the General Manager, Steven Andrews at the management cocktail party who joins the welcoming and farewell singing group when guests arrive and depart. As well, we chatted with the chief engineer and the house keeping head of department which was really interesting to hear how they operate. I did a snorkle trip to the outer reef with my oldest son. The coral and fish life was great and our guide would dive down to point out lobsters or different points of interest. We could also see the beginner scuba divers swimming beneath us, which makes me interested to give it a try next time. Yes there will be a next time and a next time and a next time again. I can't wait to go "home".
We have been to Castaway a number of times (5+) and we love it. The people make Castaway and they are the reason we return year on year.
The pools are great, the big blue pool surrounding the island is stunning.
Diving for all ages is beautiful. Food is very goo although expensive. Drinks are very expensive.
If you look at the Facebook page. People adore this place. We will return again in 2019 !
What a welcome, the music as the boat pulls in, bliss!
The staff then continually say "welcome home" which is a beautiful touch. They instantly helped with our bags and held little hands to help them across the sand. They LOVE babies especially. The attention to detail of each family & remembering our names was so personal and makes you all feel special and welcome.
We had an island bure which was lovely, clean, neat tidy and fine for a family of 5, our kids are small (6,3,1) so space was fine. we were on the south side and although i heard north was the happening side, realistically it was such a short walk around it really didn't matter. Beach bures are amazing but ocean view just as good with most only a few steps back from the beach bures. Downside of rooms was they didn't supply daily bottled water or body wash . They do provide a little clothes line and pegs which is fabulous!
kids club was incredible, our 6 year old loved it so much which in turn helped us have a wonderful break and also we enjoyed being able to watch him participate in sessions like mini olympics, tasting coconuts and bonfires etc as the island is not big so you can always spot them if you want to see what they are up to. The certificate at the end of the stay is also such a nice touch and something our boys were so proud of. Its relaxed enough that you can sign in and out as it suits. It's also free so there is no pressure for kids that are unsure to go at certain times and stay. I loved this flexibility. They offer sessions- 9:30-12, 1:30-4:30, 6:30-10pm from memory.
One thing i didn't like and only happened once but think parents should keep an eye on: my son was sent back to our bure to get some swimmers for the afternoon activity that was to be held in the kids pool. I saw him before he went to the pool thankfully as i wasn't comfortable for him to be at the pool without 1/1 supervision. i think they need to inform parents at sign in if swimming is on so we can decide it if is safe or not for each child. I did submit this concern in my direct review to the island. I was able to join them at the pool so my son could join in so wasn't an issue for me but would have been if i found out afterwards.
Our family loved joining the volleyball and footy they had on daily.
Being able to get a nanny at 30mins notice was incredible. this made planning the day easy with 3 little kids and suiting everyones needs with sleeps and activities . This made the trip, nothing was too much trouble. Take cash for the nannies. Loved andee, she was incredible, for me, i was nervous but she made us feel safe and comfortable.
Meal plan was worth it for us, just being able to order anything anytime was wonderful .1808 is a gorgeous setting, suggest doing it early in the trip as wind can close it. Beach dinner was also pretty special . Kani's service was impeccable.
kids pool menu is on point! sushi, burgers, chips, ice creams!
Loved the nightly activities we could do with the kids too. beach games, movies with lollies for kids and bubbles for parents , crab races.
The crab race was fun however be prepared to pay up- they force bids on you as part of the 'entertainment' which i didn't like.
We didn't think there was enough night dancing/culture than what we are used too from other fijian resorts, we did miss the wednesday night event they have which was a shame. The nightly fire light around the pool is a non event, think they should change this somehow to make it a bit more fun like other resorts do.
we did the village tour which was a highlight. We took school supplies from kmart (rewards stickers, scissors, stamps, animals) and some clothes for the kids, it was a pleasure being able to give them all something. our son felt proud , a wonderful lesson for him. take cash to the island to buy a little treasure from them too.
Overall nothing was too much trouble, it was so personable. We all left feeling refreshed with amazing memories. It was such a wonderful break for everyone and fun had by all. Thank you castaway, you were everything we needed!
(side note about the boat transfer: if budget permits take a private speed boat, the south sea cruises was lovely but with 3 small kids it was a mission from the airport on the courtesy coach stopping all about the hotels, then boarding the boat and a good 1.5hr boat ride so a long journey on top of the flight)