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 in this hotel as a couple and had very good expectations. Obviously, the views were fascinating, you can snorkel around and see a lot of sea turtles. Activities were also nice and staff was amazing and made us feel very well. We obviously felt that they were genuinly nice and really reflected amazing Fijian culture.
There is one thing though that bothered us very much. The food was not cheap at all (similar prices as other yasawas resorts which delivered an amazing quality and had trained chefs and fresh ingredients) and it was almost inedible. We had some options from the dinner menu that sounded very posh and the descriptions were promising a fine dining experience however, the chefs were obviously not trained and the techique to execute was awful - scallops were rubbery and served with the roe (orange part) which is served sometimes but not as usual and definitely not in the restaurant like this. The scallops were supposed to be served with potatoe puree but it was badly mashed potatoes instead and 100% microwaved/dry. The mains that we had on our first evening were not as bad but we could not finish them and we probably ate 20% of our food and felt very badly afterwards. E.g. lamb was so dry and was almost impossible to chew. After the first night we decided to go with safe option - pizza. How can you make pizza inedable? You can - serve margharitta with pinaple or chicken pizza with weirdly looking chicken. Also - microwaved. We could hear microvave beeping all the time before the meals were served. I know that me and my husband are extremely fussy with food and maybe some people would find it average but come on - with those prices it has to be completely different. My suggestion - go with as simple menu as possible and make it homely rather than ‘fine dining’ if chefs can’t execute it. It takes a lot of training and work to be able to execute the menu you are offering. As the resort is very homely and Fijean authentic, it would be such a nice addition to have this homely choise of meals.
Another suggestion - do some maintenance to the villas. We had some cockroaches in the shower as it is an open shower but I don’t think it is something you can change unless you cover it - it was probably supposed to be an authentic touch but it does not really work when you have unwanted guests climbing on your toothbrush or chilling on the floor in the shower.
Sorry for a really harsh review - we really liked the staff but please do some changes as the location and the staff are amazing and it would not take a lot to make it a superb location which we would want to come back to.
Viwa is beautiful: you can expect stunning white sand beaches, crystal clear water, lovely accommodation, and friendly & genuine service. However, the cuisine at the resort is disappointing and pricey. Whereas the latter seems to be the case in most resorts around the Yasawa islands, my husband and I both felt the quality could be improved a lot upon. We were sad to leave such a beautiful place but were happy to have booked the second part of our trip elsewhere: it would have been hard to keep on eating here for more than the 4 days we stayed. The spa also needs improvements (not the actual building, the quality of massages).
On another note, I highly recommend diving the zoo to the divers venturing out there!!
Really superb. The people were friendly as could be, and the scenery was so beautiful and relaxing. The food was above average, and the cocktails were really tasty, if a bit expensive. When I watch a video I took of the farewell song the staff sings, I want to cry because I miss Viwa so much.