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 really enjoyed our 4 nights on Viwa. The highlights for us included the front porch of our bure and the beautiful beach. It was a very peaceful and relaxing stay. We loved that you have an assigned beach chairs and umbrella and felt far away from everything and everyone. Snorkeling right off the beach during low tide was fantastic and the giant clams were beautiful to see. The carving of our names on a name plate placed on our bure was a really nice touch too. The beds were comfortable, plenty of storage, loved the ability to make coffee/tea in the room and AC worked well. The staff was nice and we specifically appreciated everything Caroline did for us. We really liked breakfast and lunch. Dinner was our least favorite-selection was more limited and flavor/consistency/quality wasn't quite as good as we expected. But still fine. We took the Yasawa Flyer and then their speed boat to the island. The last 15 minutes of the speed boat to the island is a tad rocky due to tons of waves. Luckily we traveled on pretty calm day but it was still a little unexpected but added to our travel stories. The bathroom is mostly all indoors but there is an area that is open-however it seems to result in bugs getting in but not leaving very easily. My husband killed a lot of large beetles because of it. It is just a slight design flaw.
If you are a runner, be warned that the beach is only .21 miles in distance. So getting in a decent run was a little difficult.
The food was great but the greatest thing about this place is the location, the beautiful beach and water but the staff made this place the friendly and a beautiful place as well as unforgettable holiday.
If you’re looking for a quiet getaway without too many people around, with enough to do that you won’t feel bored during the day but not too much that you’ll feel overwhelmed, with staff that are really friendly, Viwa is the place for you.
Bure and Facilities:
- Bure is clean, comfortable, well air conditioned and has a great view.
- Bathroom is slightly exposed, so leave lights off in the evenings.
- Hot water is solar-powered - in my bure, there basically wasn’t hot water until about lunch time.
- The wifi bandwidth available is so low and is only available in the main facility. In practice, you’re best off planning as if you don’t have wifi during your stay.
- Main area facilities are really pleasant, with high tables that look over the water nicely.
- Plenty to do, with 3-4 activities each day that rotate.
- Highlights for me were snorkelling in a different spot around the island every day, and playing touch rugby with some kids from the local village.
- General access to snorkelling and kayaking gear is very nice to have.
- Standard fare in terms of resort pricing - I definitely recommend a l carte, as I often found myself only ordering entree sizes in the evenings as they were more than enough for me.
- Great meals all around with lots of variety.
The best holiday ever.The staff are amazing, beautiful flowers in the room every day, wonderful singing, great hospitality in every way. We are into wildlife and conservation and do not like busy touristy places so this was perfect for us. Incredible snorkelling out on the reefs with stunning coloured coral, teeming fish, rays, sharks and turtles and great snorkeling also inside the lagoon off the beach with resident Green turtles, giant clam garden and many fish. Beautiful beach and sunsets, romantic dinners on the beach surrounded by flowers.Interesting activities available such as village visits, history walks and cava ceremony if you want. I was so sad to leave, a real paradise island resort.
If your idea of a vacation is to get away from it all (no internet, no phone... just be one with nature), Viwa Island Resort is the place to be. I spent 10 glorious days on this western-most part of Fiji. From the moment you set foot on this private island, you are treated like royalty. You are greeted with a song, shell necklace, and drink. It seems that every staff member sings or plays the guitar, I wondered if it was a requirement to be employed there :)
Getting there: Fly to Nadi International Airport. From there, you can either take a seaplane (30 minutes) or boat (4 hours). I recommend seaplane if you are prone to motion sickness.
Bures (huts/rooms): 11 total, all beachfront with air-conditioning. Photos do not do them justice. They are much nicer in real life. The fresh flowers everyday are a nice touch. And your name spelled out (with flowers and leaves) on the bed when you arrive put a smile on my face. The bathrooms are outdoors though covered. Bugs, lizards, and birds will come in and out - so be prepared. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, and a hair dryer are provided. The rooms also have a sitting area, bar, mini fridge, and safe. Each bure has its own patio with two deck chairs and a table.
CAN BE IMPROVED: softer sheets, softer robes, maybe some kind of netting to keep the creatures out of the bathroom. There are no phones in the rooms so if you want room service, you have to order from the main bure. I've been told that phones will be added to rooms in the future so you can order from your room.
Grounds/beach/common areas: I saw staff members sweeping and raking all day long. The beach is incredible and pretty much pristine all the time. I liked that each bure had its own corresponding hut, table, and lounge chairs on the beach.
CAN BE IMPROVED: the blue hammocks feel very hard and rough on the skin. And they sit too low. The white hammocks at bure 8-11 are much better but still could be softer and moved up higher.
Staff/service: They learn your name and greet you by name whenever they see you. Always with a smile, always aiming to please. A special shoutout to Caroline, Sera, and Bati. Did I mention that they can all sing?
CAN BE IMPROVED: housekeeping and cleanliness standards were not consistent. The drink glasses which I used were never replaced with clean ones. I had to ask for beach towels to be replaced after the ones I had were soaked in a rainstorm. Sometimes I got turndown service, sometimes not. At the end of my stay, I also noticed some articles of clothing (lingerie) missing, which I reported to the manager on duty.
Food and drinks: Sometimes it was excellent, sometimes so-so. The chef(s) can work to be more consistent about the quality of food. I found the wine selection to be limited. I don't know about beer since I'm not a beer drinker. Cocktail selection was decent.
Amenities and activities: Infinity pool (though a hedge blocks the view of the beach if you're in the pool), pool table, library, gift shop, massage, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling, wifi (spotty) in the main bure, village visits, history hikes, volleyball. If you’re so inclined, Bati or Sera can go into detail about the history of Viwa Island and Fijian culture. I was fortunate to witness and partake in a kava ceremony in the village. The resort also offers game fishing and diving at an additional cost.
Spa: Massages, manicures and pedicures. The view can't be beat!
CAN BE IMPROVED: more variety of massages - for example, just a foot massage, or just a neck/shoulder massage instead of a full body massage. Mani/pedi - I did not see Shellac equipment, just regular nail polish. Maybe offer a paraffin wax as well? The towels used for the massage table are rough on the skin. Switch them out for soft sheets please.
Overall, I had a fantastic appearance and I am recommending it to all of my friends. The positives far outweighed the negatives and it’s hard to focus on the negatives when you’re in paradise and surrounded by beautiful souls. Viwa Island is a tranquil place - unplug, unwind and just be. Great energy, and a good place to restore/renew your spirit. Vinaka vaka levu!