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
I was rather skeptical before making the decision to stay at Viwa because I am not a fan of open-air bathroom, and was not sure if I will be ok without a TV or internet in the room; but all those worries dissipated after I arrived at Viwa.
Viwa really took care of the guests' needs, room and resort grounds very well. Although there some bugs in the open-air bathroom, they are not an issue, and we came prepared with mosquito coils (though towards the end of the trip, we don't even need to use the coils anymore as the mozzies are gone). The resort grounds were always attended to and clean. The room was cleaned daily and consistently by the housekeeping team and the bed was so so so so comfortable.
There's wifi services at the main facility and since we go there at least 3 times a day (for breakfast, lunch, dinner), we were able to get connected; but honestly, we realised that we were totally fine without wifi as the resort exudes nothing but relaxation. We took part in some of the free activities such as village tour, snorkeling trips, history hike, basket weaving etc and spent the rest of our time chilling at the beach, under our dedicated beach hut and deck chairs, just listening to the waves crashing and staring at the clear waters and blue skies in awe. The privacy (only 11 bures, and well-spaced out) and quietness (adults only resorts, no young children) of the resort really made it a paradise for us. We stayed 6 nights and it wasn't enough.
The water around the resort is clear and have lovely corals; we spotted giant clams. If you are lucky, you get to see the resident turtles grazing the sea grass.
We are very thankful to the Viwa team as well; from Patrick to the resort team (Onny, Appy, Dee, Bati, Sera and the rest). Thank you for showing us around, taking care of us during our stay and we wish you all the best! Vinaka Vaka Levu!
PS: If you are planning to go to Viwa (and you should!), choose to fly in/out of the island instead of taking Yasawa Flyer if you can. We flew in via the seaplane (it was approximately 30min flight time and the views were amazing!) and left the island via Yasawa Flyer (even though we gotten the Captain's lounge tickets, the lounge was over-crowded and seats were not comfortable at all. The baggage collection when we reach the port was disastrous as there were no bag tags and everybody was crowding around the luggage cart to collect their luggage.)
We have stayed in various resorts around Fiji - both in the Mamanucas and Yasawas but we have never been so disappointed as we were with Viwa. We paid for a food plan - the food was terrible - a lot of the mains had either thyme or sage added to them making them taste like stuffing in a chicken; meat was chewy, toast was dry and porridge was unpalatable; seasonal fruit was mainly soft apples, water melon and oranges (with USA sticker on one orange) - no bananas, passion fruit, coconut and a little bit of papaya.One day there was no fish at all available - an island surrounded by the ocean and there was no fish?
The bure was in a lovely setting but the water is heated by a solar panel attached to the back of the bure. Our bure was surrounded by trees; hence the sun did not shine on the solar panel and we only had luke warm water for a couple of hours each day; the rest of the time it was cold and lacking any pressure!
Snorkelling trips each day are free but overall the snorkelling is very disappointing. The one paid snorkeling trip we did ended up to be a disaster as we were in the middle of a "swarm" of stingers - very painful.
The men went for 4 scuba dives while we were there and thank goodness they were rapt with what they saw.
Our free foot massage on arrival never eventuated and evening entertainment was more designed for young families - this is an adult only resort.
This was our friends' first visit to Fiji and they have indicated it will be their last which we find really sad after all our other wonderful trips there.
Viwa island exceeded our expectations. We stayed for 4 nights in one of the 11 beach fron bures. The place is so secluded and peaceful! The bure itself was pristine. Well set up and spacious. The meals were really tasty and freshly made. Pre ordering made meal time easy for everyone! The highlight had to be the most beautiful beach and the people. Bati and Sarah were fantastic in organising and running the activities. The village and school visits were fantastic as was the Fijian night and snorkelling trips. Caroline was the best host! Always smiling :) Dee and Appy were such fantastic, happy people. Thanks so much to everyone at Viwa, we will be recommending the resort to our friends and famil and hope to be back again :)
Sophie and Jay