Viwa Island Resort
- Free WiFi
You’ll be on the beach with a stay at Viwa Island Resort in Viwa Island.
Make yourself at home in one of the 11 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Rooms have private furnished balconies. 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 onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Viwa Island Resort. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a library.
How to Get There
We stayed here unexpectedly for two nights in February 2018. The grounds are amazing, beach is perfection, owner is super fun and friendly, entertainment is authentic and captivating. Highly recommend. We wanted a coconut and the groundskeepers just climbed a tree and cut in open for us. You can tour he village and scuba right out front to see the most amazing things including giant clams in purple and green and blue. I’ll ever forget this place.
Staying at Viwa was the jewel in our trip to Fiji. The location is stunning, with fantastic amenities and a wide range of excellent activities that change throughout the week.
The staff are beyond attentive, providing a personalised service that always comes with a warm smile. They took the time to learn everyone’s names and always went the extra mile to ensure you were comfortable and well looked after. One example of this is when I asked for an ironing board. Before I knew it, our clothes had been whisked away and ironed at no extra cost.
The food was sublime, with a range of options on offer each day. Dinner was followed by a group activity, too. The Fijian Night was brilliant, with the enthusiasm of the staff being infectious.
All in all, I can not recommend Viwa enough and can not wait to return.
We stayed for 3 nights, and it was simply the best stay we have ever had anywhere. We wish we could have had longer, and we will certainly be back again.
Everything was taken care of, staff knew your name and were genuinely happy to serve you and talk with you. We have never felt so at ease or looked after. When my husband inquired if they had a iron available, a member of staff offered to take the items down to the laundry room and ironed them for us!
The food was absolutely delicious and we always felt well fed. We chose the smaller of the two meal plans, and even that was sometimes a struggle to finish!
The bures were very well maintained, comfortable and private. We were in Bure 2 and we heard no noise the entire time we were there. The nightly turndown made sure everything was ready for your return after dinner and drinks.
We took the boat, but I would recommend taking a sea plane, we definitely will next time!
For our third Fiji holiday we were looking for a break from a cold NZ winter and Viwa promised this and more.
Specifically we wanted to fully relax in a quiet, comfortable, small, friendly resort that offered more than the larger family oriented resorts. We were not disappointed.
In bure 5 we were in the middle of the 11 bures available, and found it to be very quiet and comfortable. The private semi outside bathroom with a semi circular garden was a nice novelty. Ok so you get a few geckos and the odd bug, and if these are a problem for you don’t go to the tropics.
All staff were friendly and courteous and there were more staff than guests so the service was great. We were welcomed on the beach with beautiful singing, and farewelled the same way.
Lovely to be right on the beach and to hear the sea. Snorkeling straight off the beach into the lagoon was convenient with a large array of the usual colourful smaller reef fish easily located. Also saw a number of turtles in the lagoon and also a moray eel lurking in its lair. We did all of the organised snorkel trips outside the lagoon and saw turtles, a few rays, and reef sharks. You need to be more than a first time snorkeller to enjoy the trips as there can be a sea swell and currents. We had no problems. The lagoon is a great place for first timers.
Each day there are different organised activities, so you can do as much or as little as you like.
Enjoyed the variety of food options available which were tasty and well presented.
Also enjoyed meeting people from around the world, plus many Kiwis!
We opted to fly in and out by seaplane to maximise our time at the resort. The boat from Nadi is also an option but takes about 3 hours and involves a transfer to a smaller boat for the final leg to the resort. If you arrive in Nadi early in the morning you could catch the boat and still arrive at the resort for lunch.
So in summary our midwinter break was all we hoped for, and we would recommend this resort to anyone looking for a deeply relaxing holiday. Managed to read 3 books (no pictures) while hard out relaxing!
All of this of course comes at a price and from our perspective was definitely value for money.
This was our seventh trip to Fiji, and our first to Viwa. (I must stress that this review does not reflect on the staff, only to the resort itself).
Pros: Once again the Fijian staff we met were awesome. My family and I enjoyed their hospitality and warmth. We also had a few giggles on the way. They made our stay very enjoyable.
The chefs excelled in their food prep. The meals, although a little small and costly, are very tasteful and moreish.
Bure's are adequate for most but in need of a touch up and some long overdue repairs.
Cons: If you want peace and quiet better go elsewhere. The resort is close to the lagoon reef and its constantly crashing waves. Viwa does not provide silence and solitude.
We had two nights out of our ten days where we had two rats as night time visitors. Ladies on your beds please.
Don't accept Bure 1 as it is too close to the restaurant and reception area. You can hear the staff setting up from 4.30am onwards and the rattling of bottles and the shifting of dinning seats and tables gets a little tiring. We complained to the manager that it is not a good look when a staff member is playing pool at 5.00am.
The receptionist was a little unfriendly and she did not seem genuine in her responses.
There is very little wildlife in the surrounding waters. Although we saw many turtles, this lack of tropical fish is no fault of the management, only the resorts location. The snorkelling and fishing trips did not provide other surprises either.