Yasawa Island Resort
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
Located in Yasawa Island, Yasawa Island Resort is by the sea and within the region of Sawa-I-Lau Caves and Honeymoon Island.
Make yourself at home in one of the 18 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After a day at the private beach, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and an outdoor tennis court. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
All-inclusive rates are available at this resort. Meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments are included in all-inclusive rates. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s beachfront restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar, take in a pool view, and even dine alfresco (weather permitting). You can also stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
How to Get There
➖ Property needs major renovation. The bungalow was not very clean and looked worn and tired.
Unfortunately the staff is not properly trained. For example you need to ask 2-3 times before things get done.
There was not enough choice from the menu especially if you don’t eat fried or unhealthy food.
They need buggies because a lot of the roads are not paved so it gets muddy when it rains.
Terrible wifi with no access to anything you can download so if it rains which was most of our stay there’s not much to do.
- We couldn’t on the day we planned to because of bad weather conditions which has nothing to do with the resort but they didn’t advise us so we could take the cruise in the morning instead of the flight so we had to stay an extra night and they offered us 50% discount but we believe they didn’t want us to leave because none was arriving.
➕ Some of the staff was very nice and welcoming and the manager was helpful.
Bungalows are spacious.
Request the seafood platter, it was great.
Scuba diving is good as well
I didn't have any real expectation on my first trip to Fiji. My wife had been here 15 years earlier, but not to this resort. Another member of the family had been and recommended Yasawa. So, firstly you have to deal with what is commonly known as "Fiji time" particularly at the airport - no problem I'm on holiday, I'm not going to stress over waiting around a bit longer for certain things to happen.
When our plane was finally ready we were lead out on to the tarmac into our little six-seater plane. A little scary, but we were told that the plane journey (which takes half an hour) was one the highlights of your visit to Yasawa. Spectacular views and breathtaking landscapes. Well, that may be a little over the top, especially if it's a cloudy day. Still, it was rather enjoyable. Be sure to take your camera for those fantastic ariel shots.
Yes, it was an interesting flight, albeit a white knuckle one toward the end, when you realise you are about to land on a grass strip on the island. It's ok the pilot's done these flights hundreds of times! OK....if you say so ,by the way this is the only way to get to the island. Unless you want to take a four-hour boat ride (you may want to look into that if you don't like flying on small aircraft).
At reception it's all very quaint with the locals/staff welcoming you with their song of arrival (your not that special, everyone gets it).
First impressions of Yasawa are very good, in fact it made me wonder why everyone I've spoken to about Fiji gives it a bad rap. It could be, as everyone else says, you have to get off the mainland and on to the islands.
Well, with islands as beautiful as Yasawa I'd have to agree.
The villa (one of only eighteen on the islands) is comfortable enough and you are a stones thrown away from the ocean in practically all of them. So it is something of a desert island dream. If only they supplied the soundtrack to this intoxicating splendour.
One of my gripes, is that the music they play here is pretty dreadful. Not much thought has gone in to the entertainment of the customers, in fact your left to your own devices (literally).
It's a good job we had music with us, by the way , none of the villas have internet access. You can only get that at reception. This was one of the reasons my wife chose Yasawa - to totally disconnect with the world wide web.
Although you can still of course hot spot your phone connection like I did.
On the subject of customer care, this is really what lets Yasawa down.
There isn't any kind of activities other than snorkling, diving and eating.
There is beach volleyball, but I don't know of anyway who even turned up for that while we were there.
The food is average to very good, they could and should look at expanding the menu for vegetarian's and pescetarians. Although the soups are excellent and very diverse.
Drinks, are quite expensive. a bottle of wine is probably double what you'd pay normally.
These are small details,but I can't help but feel the management should engage in making your visit a little more entertaining.
Ok you get the locals singing for you occasionally (and boy do they like to sing) maybe another type of entertainment would be welcome. Even a resident DJ wouldn't be that hard to organise surely. I know several DJs who would jump at a chance of staying for a month at Yasawa to play an Ibiza style chill out sunset set.
Even a pre-recorded mix would be sufficient ( I take it the management have heard of Mixcloud and Soundcloud).
Overall Yasawa is a beautiful spot on our world's landscape and is highly enjoyable especially if you want to get away from it all , and I mean all...
Perhaps that's the point of it here. I just think there is just a little bit of emotion lacking here to turn what could be a fantastic experience into an amazing one.
After all that. Would we go back? The answer is yes - hopefully next time it gets even better.
My family and I enjoyed a wonderful Christmas holiday at Yasawa Island Resort. Everything from the rooms to the outstanding food exceeded our expectations. This resort Is very special from the friendliness and warmth displayed by the local staff to the professionalism of management. The weather could have been slightly better but that didn’t put a dampener on our time on this beautiful island. Thank you for starting our 2019 on the right note. We would love to return one day.
The island is beautiful, the rooms are spacious, the local staff are great, and the snorkelling off the beach is wonderful. However, considering the eye-wateringly high cost of staying at the resort, the communal spaces are inadequate, the food was bad, and the children were not well accommodated. If the prices encourage the expectation of luxury, the reality is that the resort is tired, shabby and poorly managed.
Reading the reviews before we arrived, I was expecting a local staff member to connect with our kids for the holiday. This didn’t happen. There was no bonfire on the beach, no kids dinner session, no movie night under the stars and no-one even bothered to turn up for the beach volleyball session. No one was really organising the activities and it all felt very uninspired and unprofessional.
It was even worse in bad weather. There was one activity (basketweaving) and then... nothing. The resort was stripped bare, all the staff disappeared, and we were left in a deserted resort for 2 days in the pouring rain trying to keep the kids busy. They could have organised some games, craft, cooking demos, anything really! We were just dumped.
The food is rich and heavy with far too little fruit and vegetables and too much meat. When it is so hot, people want fresh light food, not chickpea soup, potato soup and huge slabs of meat with a smear of puréed parsnip and a single half a Brussel sprout! And the cocktails are nasty.
We were staying at the resort for New Year’s Eve. The evening’s celebrations started off pretty well and everything looked good. Unfortunately, pretty much everyone had disappeared by 10pm as the music was so awful and the manager and host was singularly incapable of throwing an event with any atmosphere. Both the manager and dive instructor had noticeably poor relationships with the local staff and were generally out of their depth and lacked professionalism.
We won’t be back.
Thank you to the wonderful staff at Yasawa for making our holiday a trip to remember. Everything we experienced from the food, activities and the comfortable bures was more than what we anticipated.
We will definetly return to this beautiful island for another glorious holiday.
Jonathan and Mary Lumsden