The Remote Resort, Fiji Islands
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes all non-motorized water sports (sea kayaks, snorkel gear, handline fishing) and island experiences including a hidden beach castaway day (with lunch), a coconut & pina colada show, a chef’s cooking demo and a village visit
- Light-flooded oceanfront villas with alfresco bathrooms and plunge pools
- In-villa spa treatments and massages are available
- WiFi is free in the main pavilion restaurant and bar
What To Know
- A very intimate retreat; the resort sleeps a maximum of 10 guests
- Popular with honeymooners
- The one-bedroom Oceanfront Villas are not suitable for children. Families should book the two-bedroom Oceanfront Villa
- Guests will first need to fly to Nadi International Airport and then connect via a one-hour flight to Taveuni or Savusavu
- Daily gourmet meal plans and transfers from/to Taveuni or Savusavu are mandatory and need to be booked directly with the property prior to arrival
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
True to its name, the Remote Resort is located on an isolated peninsula on the island of Vanua Levu, close to Rainbow Reef, one of Fiji’s best dive sites. The intimate retreat is home to just four oceanfront villas and is set on a 64-acre plot studded with pineapple and papaya trees. With a “high design, low impact” philosophy, the spacious villas are decked out with timber that has been felled and milled on-site and furniture made from local vesi trees. The minimal white-on-wood interiors ensure that the attention is placed firmly on the ocean and jungle views, which can be seen from huge windows shaded by wooden louvers. All villas have private plunge pools, spacious decks with daybeds, Bose docking stations and alfresco bathrooms with open-air showers. Guests can decide where to dine, from a secluded supper on the beach to a laid-back in-villa feast. Tuck into South Pacific flavors cooked on a wood-fired stove or a lovo, a traditional barbecue with an underground grill.
In the Area
The Rainbow Reef, discovered by Jacques Cousteau, is just 10 minutes from the resort and is home to more than 20 stunning dive sites. Resort activities such as volleyball, bocce, kayaking and snorkeling are also included in the rate. Vanua Levu is Fiji’s second-largest island and is home to the colorful Naag Mandir Temple and Wasali Nature Reserve, an untouched rainforest cut with hiking trails.
How to Get There
I can't speak highly enough about Remote Resort. It is a quiet, peaceful and relaxing place. Perfect for a romantic vacation. Excellent food, great snorkeling and diving nearby, amazingly friendly and authentic staff, really nice spa treatments (highly recommend the ultimate spa package).
Many of the villas and the main dining room are constructed of wood harvested and milled on site. This is a boutique resort perfect for people who want to get away and relax. If you want plastic entertainment in a look alike resort filled with noise then don't go here. If you want authentic culture, beautiful location, comfortable accommodations, amazing food and a peaceful relaxing vacation then this is your place!
Many thanks to the entire remote resort team for making our stay so special. We plan to return again... often!
My husband and I spent a week at the Remote Resort. Quite simply it was perfect. We loved how we ate at different locations around the resort, and the food was fabulous. The staff were interesting and interested. We went diving with Fiji Dive Academy, we snorkelled, we spent 2 days as castaways, we did the Taveuni tour (really fun), had a couple of spa treatments (bliss).
I cant say enough good things about this resort. The villas are beautifully appointed, the food was wonderful and the the natural beauty was spectacular. You just keep pinching yourself. Staff made it
After a fabulous time at Remote with some of the family a couple of years ago, we took the whole family (nearly) back to Remote in Nov 2017, occupied 5 villas, and just had a sensational time. Great access to excellent diving and snorkelling. The Resort facilities are great and food excellent. Highly recommend this Resort - magic staff and owners - we will be back again, The Parkos
My husband and I spent just over three weeks in Fiji this fall, and Remote was the third of three wonderful small hotels where we stayed. Having already had two outstanding experiences in Fiji, upon our arrival at Remote my husband said,"I know that this place will be great, but I don't imagine I'll become as attached to the place and staff as in the other two places". Wrong!!
We spent a wonderful nine days at Remote, and our photos show it. We look so rested and happy all the time, and we were! We stayed in one of the Oceanfront Villas, I believe one of the original accommodations, which I chose in part for the outdoor shower/bath experience. The villa showed some very slight signs of wear, but was beautifully decorated, spacious, clean and well maintained.
We arrived to the traditional Fijian welcome with songs and kava, then were taken to our villa for our complimentary foot massage. We were already melting with relaxation!
We entered our room to the soft sounds of Fijian music, which I grew to love so much that we managed to find the music on Amazon so that I could listen to the same songs on my flights home.
Meals were excellent. Guests order breakfast at breakfast time, then choose (at breakfast time) between a small number of options for lunch and dinner. We enjoyed a few memorable dinners at the water's edge. We celebrated both an anniversary and a birthday during our stay, and wish we could have finished those wonderful cakes!
We had booked our stay far in advance, and were aware that the pricing structure had changed after we booked. I was unsure how this would affect our choices for activities, and was disappointed to find that some of the activities offered at the time of our booking were no longer offered. One trip in particular that is no longer available is the Lavena Coastal walk. When I mentioned that I had hoped to have this opportunity, they responded that since it had been offered when we booked, they'd make it happen, and they did! We had a great day in Taveuni.
We were on a dive package, and dove three days with the Taveuni Ocean Sports. They were an outstanding and very professional team, and the diving was among the best we have done anywhere. The Remote team took us out to meet their boat on each of the three days.
One of my questions prior to our stay was the extent to which guests interact at Remote. I knew that the resort caters somewhat to honeymooners who may want privacy, whereas we enjoy meeting and mingling with people from all over the world. We found the other guests to be very friendly, the newlyweds and others, and found the ambiance to offer just the right balance of privacy and the opportunity to socialize.
An incident which will leave me forever indebted to the Remote staff occurred on the day we chose to go to the Hidden Beach, just around the corner but out of sight of the resort. We could have taken their boat there and back, but chose to go by kayak. We were fine on the way there, but despite the resort's calling us to offer us a ride back, we decided to return by kayak. The tides and winds had changed, and we quickly realized that we had overestimated our skill level. We capsized, and were beginning to get swept onto the sharp coral. The resort staff, it turns out, have eyes in the backs of their heads, spotted us almost immediately, and three staff members rushed on foot and by kayak to our rescue. They were amazingly swift. We did get banged up a bit, but it could have been so much worse!
The spa services are not to be missed and were especially appreciated after our kayaking debacle. I had two wonderful massages, and best of all, a Coconut body scrub. Oh, my!! I didn't know that my skin could ever feel the way it did after this treatment. I'd almost come to Remote for this alone!! Spa services seemed very popular among the guests, but they always worked us in.
On our final day we had the chance to go to the Nawi village, where some of the Remote staff live. This was without question a highlight of our 3 week Fiji stay. The village members, children, adults, and elderly, were on the shore to greet and sing to us, and individually introduced themselves to us. They toured us around the village, and then entertained our group from Remote with songs and dance, including showing us the steps, for at least an hour. Another truly unforgettable experience.
As another recent reviewer stated, it is nearly impossible to find the words to capture the Remote Resort experience, but hopefully this review will give the reader a sense of the service and care we received. The grounds are beautiful, the views are lovely, the food is outstanding, the choice of activities provides something for everyone, and the service is just perfect!