Ratings are averaged based on 107 reviews.
A brilliant place to relax and spend time with family. Our kids - 6 and 3 - loved the kids club (said it was the best part of the whole holiday). All the staff were amazing; friendly, remembered our names, always stopping to give the kids high 5s. The ocean is beautiful and warm, swam in it everyday day (we were there in June). If travelling with kids, aim to be there on a Wednesday to join in the cultural night (a must!). Would have liked to have had more vegetarian options on the menus. Only problem was I got so used to saying 'Bula' to everyone on the island that I kept saying it to random strangers when we got back to Australia :-)
Highly recommend Castaway Island.
It was our first big Overseas trip with our 3 kids (aged 11,9,7 years). Staff are super friendly and helpful - typical of Fijians. Almost everything is included. Food is fantastic. There are lots of daily activities. The traditional Fijian Cultural day that happens every Wednesday was a highlight as was the trip to Malolo Island to visit the local community and school (additional cost). We took some stationary supplies for them which was much appreciated.
Our Bure was great - we has a family Beach Bure. Next time, I would probably get a garden Bure which is cheaper and still only metres from the ocean.
Food - amazing. They cater for vegetarians/allergies on request but we found the choice was so great we didn't need this option.
Staff - Awesome. Completely friendly and helpful without being overbearing.
We caught the Sea Plane to and from the island which was money well spent as you essentially get an extra day on the island (plane trip is 15 minutes, boat ride can be up to 3 hours depending on conditions and number of stops on the way). After an overnight flight it was great to be on the island by 8.30am!
Fantastic holiday for the family, although there were lots of couples. Kids loved it, as did we. Kids spent most of the time in the water. Highly recommend Castaway. We will be back!
The 4 hour flight to Fiji is another plus.....not too long, and again the care of Fijian air staff is wonderful.
Weather and swimming was perfect.
Friendly, Fun & heaps to do, or do nothing, it is just a great spot. Staff are great & helpful. Pass to Happiness is a must (just make sure you get it when you check in), snorkeled most of the time, swan in pool, had a few cocktails, pizzas were fantastic in the Sundowner bar, kids can roam free as nothing motorised on the island that they can run in front of. Village tour was great, saw heaps of dolphins on the tour, caught a few fish on the handline & saw a shark or two at the outer reef snorkel tour! Went outside school holidays which meant the resort was not booked out so plenty of space on the beach or in the restaurants. Until next time, Vinaka!
Love this resort -only TV in the resort is in the Sundowner Bar , beautiful beach, good snorkeling from the beach, food plan very good, great pizzas in the Sundowner Bar and restaurant 1808 very good (weather permitting) ,staff so friendly, bures very well fitted out, good size - excellent bathroom and comfy king size bed and very clean. The wine list is not great - could use some additions.
Fantastic location, beautiful people, great service, rooms and food. Highly recommended!
Castaway Island is an amazing family holiday destination. Gorgeous sandy beaches with the option to do everything or nothing. Water sports such as jetskiing, banana boating, dolphin watching, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling, catermaraning, or simply laying in the sun reading a good book, sipping on a cocktail if you like.
A very relaxing holiday with nannies available to mind the little ones should you want a couple of hours RnR (Fijians LOVE babies and look after them like they are their own!) or kids club for children 3+ where the kids learn about Fijian culture with games, craft and dancing.
The staff are incredible, friendly and warm natuted. They always remember your name and make you feel like nothing is too much trouble. They are by far the reason Castaway is such a fabulous holiday experience.
Thanks to 'Fiji time' a week in Fiji feels like 2, and without a doubt Castaway is our best family holiday yet!
We will definitely be returning to our 'island home' Vinaka
wonderful family holiday. great island, great service, very relaxing.
cant wait to go back.
If you are a massive fan of cocktails whilst sitting at the bar in the pool then start saving. Otherwise I really cannot fault this place.
We loved everything about Castaway!
Island life at its best - could choose to sleep in or be up early participating in scuba diving and surfing.All Food including buffet and A la carte was wonderful. A very relaxing holiday from start to finish.
It was aimed more at families, with a children's dinner hour and kids club.
We enjoyed our holiday immensely, but apart from the water activities - there wasn't much there for older teenagers to do - especially after dinner.
We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed the holiday
Following Cyclone Winston early in 2016 a significant effort was undertaken to have Castaway up and operational to a very high standard by June. November saw Castaway's 50th Years of operation being celebrated and it was just fantastic to be here for the week of the celebrations.
Our Bure had been completely remodeled to a very high standard. The staff are just the most fabulous people and are extremely pleasant, friendly and courteous.
As there was additional functions for the 50th celebration we had extra meals in the Lovo pit area where bars were set up, beautiful seafood was served,and fabulous treats for desserts. There was dancing , a special Meke Dance for Castaway. Just the best week imaginable. Can't wait to get back. The temperature was 30-31 daily, the water warm and crystal clear. It is a paradise just beckoning you to arrive and enjoy a holiday
Incredible location with the most welcoming staff. You really feel like part of their island family. Great for kids and the grown ups!
A destination that guarantees to please everyone! It ticked all the boxes - friendly staff that you won't find anywhere else, stunning location for reef snorkeling and swimming, great choices of restaurants and beautiful, large private bures. The kids club is great for kids under 8 years so it would be great to see Castaway add a Teen/Older Kids Club.
Castaway was a fantastic place to holiday. Time literally seemed to slow down from the minute we got to the island. We were met by the Castaway team on the beach with music & singing - and check in was done with a drink in the dining area. Our package included all meals and there was plenty of choice for food options every day. We stayed in a beachfront Bure & I highly recommend this option, as waking to the crystal blue water every day was a definite highlight. Sunsets on the island are absolutely amazing.
We were also lucky enough to be part of Castaway's 50th anniversary celebrations & all guests received a t-shirt, sarong & engraved glass paperweight as part of the festivities, as well as a wonderful cocktail party on the beach. The staff were absolutely beautiful to everyone and always cheerful. There were too many highlights to list them all. I desperately needed a relaxing holiday and this certainly ticked all boxes for me. I can't recommend this destination enough - it's perfect for families and couples. Don't miss it - it's the holiday of a lifetime.
Went there for honeymoon. Stayed there for 8 days. After the 3rd day, you completely unwind. Overheard kids say that they wanted to go to the kids club coz it was fun. The staff know all the kids name. 5 star rooms / friendliness / location. Taking extended family next year!!!
Great trip...great location....good value
Castaway island is amazing the people are so friendly and helpful and it is just idyllic I will definitely be going back
Best family holiday destination, we just fell in love with this place and already planning our next trip back!
I would recommend getting the meal plan as buying meals separately would be costly.
The staff are very friendly and daughter loved kids club.
You can do as little or all the activities available with free hire of paddle board, sea kayak, snorkelling equipment and Catarmaran to use to explore the island. Amazing snorkelling on your doorstep and scuba diving sites only a 15min boat ride away.
Our family (including 2 boys of 5 and 8) had a wonderful stay at Castaways. The outlook from the main restaurant & reception & beach area is amazing - the water is all shades if blue and turquoise and in between. We had a garden bure which was lovely and worked quite well not withstanding us all being in the one hut - usually we try and arrange a 2bdm unit on holidays. The food was great - buffet breakfasts and some dinners, also some a la carte lunches and dinners which were lovely. Kids club was good for a couple of hours a night on 2 nights - great to have a quiet dinner and kids were happy too. We used the kayaks, paddle boards and catamarans which was great fun with the kids. Would definately return !
Fabulous holiday, aways great to see the Castaway family again. A big shout out to the Dive Centre boys for our fabulous dives, we will be back again to see youall.
The team on Castaway were amazing and made us feel at home immediately. We loved all the music and happy faces. The food was always a great standard, and our two girls thoroughly enjoyed the kids club. We snorkelled on the outer reef and it was stunning, and during a glass-bottomed boat ride we were treated to a display from a pod of dolphins which was an extra treat! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting the other guests, and our daughters made lots of new friends. Our only tiny negative was that due to the size and set-up of the Bure, there was not a lot of privacy inside with a family of four! This would not stop us returning though. We are trying to work out how to take all our friends and family there!!
The best staff (even by Fiji high standards).
Awesome staff and property. Best holiday and most beautiful water.Will be back
Probably stay again
Lovely staff. Wonderful to is from the wait help to the kids club helpers.
All made us feel welcome and really enjoyed teaching our kids some Fijian culture.
We will be back!
friendly staff, perfect for families and couples. great there were 2 pools, one for adults only. everything was with in easy walking distance. kids club was enjoyed by my son, made friends there. true to pictures we saw before the trip. Truely relaxing. lots to to if you wanted. sensational snorkling pristine beaches
By far the best Resort that we have ever stayed at!
The general atmosphere is happy, relaxed and enticingly welcoming.
The food was tasty and fresh. Never had one complaint on any dish during the entire week..... a first for us.
Management and Staff are always there to help with a smile and genuinely love being on Castaway - most have been there for 5 years plus - with no intentions of leaving - says a lot in itself.
Thank You Castaway. We will be back!
We've stayed at Castaway Island before, some years ago when it was aimed more at couples and we loved it. This time is was clearly more focused on families which suited us having our kiddo with us. Highly recommend for families but i'd give it a mis if you're looking for a quiet, intimate getaway.
Loved it. Paradise.
Loved the atmosphere created by the people who worked there.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time on Castaway Island. Our three children aged 9,6 and 5 also had a lot of fun. The service by the staff was terrific at all times, in the restaurants, by the pool, on the beach, nothing was ever a problem. Two things that would make it even better are firstly, extending the wifi so it can be accessed by both pools, ideally on the island side as well near the kayaking etc. Secondly, the kids club was better suited to the two younger kids, our 9 year old needed more physical activities such as the kayaking, volleyball and touch rugby on the beach and as a result, stayed with us most the time. The evening activities were fine though.
Castaway Island is the perfect South Pacific get away for families. A beautiful location, friendly staff and high quality food. Water activities are great or you can just relax by the pools and the beaches. Highly recommended.
A beautiful resort, perfect for families. Great amenities, staff, nannies and activities for the entire family.
This resort is perfect for families but as 3 adults with little to do with children we probably should have chosen somewhere restricted to adults. That's not a fault of Castaway Resort but our lack of research. Only real complaint was cost of food. The package is a good deal only because all food is overpriced & there is no alternative. On the positive side the situation is idyllic and the staff amazing. They are so helpful, friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
Superb , great for children , food is amazing, great snorkelling , beautiful beach and lastly staff are all super friendly and loving like a big happy family
Will be back , 2nd time already !
lovely staff and very well looked after. Kids I noticed there very happy with loads to do for them. They love the children!!
Tranquil and restful which is just what we needed. Like the separate accommodation bures.
Love the welcome song and cried with the departure song which great all who arrive and leave.
A top place to relax, unwind, have no TV distractions.
Lovely people, stunning surrounds.
The Bure's too small if a family with more than two kids, and needs updating.
Food options excellent for a small island, plenty and delicious.
This was our families second trip to Castaway and did not disappoint. The work they have done on the resort and the dinners were wonderful. Such a lovely spot for snorkelling, relaxing and getting away from the hustle and bustle!
Great location, fantastic snorkelling, and lots of activities. Had a wonderful stay here
Great family getaway, I would come back, the kids really connected to the people and location better than the larger resort chains. Staff seemed genuinely happy and friendly and very accommodating. Good choice of things to do and price of activities / spa costs more reasonable than the chain resorts.
The castaway staff were amazing. The coral reef was great. The meal plan - too much food with three meals a day, would prefer next time to have breakfast and dinner only included if possible...with fruit, snacks and water throughout the day.
Have been to Fiji four times and staying at Castaway Island has been our family favourite so far. Beautiful views, friendly staff and food was excellent ( 5 stars). Great relaxed atmosphere such as dining without shoes on. Snorkeling on reef was good.
Such a wonderful stay, the people make the island as magical as it is, wonderful staff.
Beautiful gardens surrounding the Resort, nice food, a lot of nautical activities to do in Castaway. I recommend the 3 hours jetski tour.
I would thoroughly recommend Castaway Island for a wonderful and relaxing holiday. The Castaway Island staff are very friendly and very helpful and will go out of their way to ensure your stay is a true holiday. This is our sixth holiday on the island and we will continue to holiday on Castaway Island. The staff make an effort to get to know you and will remember your name when you return.
This was our 2nd trip to Castaway and it was like a homecoming -everybody was lovely - they all remembered us and as returning guest we were made to feel so special. We go in Nov because it is quieter but i'm sure if we went during a busier time we would be made to feel just the same - all the staff from senior management down to the porters were just lovely and caring - i cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Castaway was amazing. The moment we arrived we felt relaxed. They greeted us with song and a cocktail and were very organised. The snorkeling was lovely straight from the beach and there was a lot to do on the island (walks, hill climbs, snorkeling,stand-up paddling, kayaking). Maybe not a convenient as some other islands for surfing, but it was still possible. The staff were all friendly and relaxed, and the nanny we had (Lina) was fantastic. She was friendly, caring and very active in playing with the kids.
Our Castaway Island stay in October 2014 was an excellent, relaxing experience. Travelling as a couple with another family there was plenty of fun things to do for kids. Facilities great and food was magnificent! Staff are terrific and some of the friendliest and helpful I have met. Thanks again!
My wife & I had a fantastic time at Castaway and would certainly recommend it to anybody. We'll definitely go back there! :)
What can we say...what a holiday. Castaway is a brilliant island with brilliant service, the food was excellent and the activities were so much fun. There is absolutely nothing but praise for this property.
Our kids enjoyed their first overseas trip - it was nice to get them away from the screened devices! The staff at Castaway were friendly and the food was quite good - restaurant 1808 was outstanding. A nice quiet property and not too crowded.
Amazing escape from all earthly cares. Any conceivable areas of stress or tension have been removed at Castaway.
Awesome island with friendly helpful staff and great facilities we loved it.
A beautiful escape from the mainland of Fiji. The snorkeling was fantastic. A perfect balance of activities for the children and quiet time for parents. Lovely staff! Would definitely return.
Wonderful location, very friendly staff, food was so much better than we expected. Buffet breakfast was always fresh and there was always lots of food and options. Having a few options for lunch and dinner was great, eating by the pool for lunch was easy for the kids, all they had to do was get out of the pool and eat! Dinner options were great - lovely wood fired pizza in the Sundowner bar, different buffet theme every night as well as the a la carte menus at lunch and dinner. Great variety.
The service was very nice, all the staff were friendly and looked after us and the kids very well. We were quite surprised at how quick the service was, considering everyone is on 'fiji time'.
Kids club was fantastic and our kids had such a great time and make some nice little friends.
Our oceanview bure was clean and comfortable, serviced daily, fans and aircon.
Hope to return soon!
Kids club was great for the kids, food was lovely. We had the meal plan and it was great.
Soft drinks a little expensive, I would suggest maybe offering a drinks package too.
Great location as it has 2 sides to the Island incase of windy weather, the other side was protected.
Room was spacious and very clean. Service was great, overall a wonderful stay!
Cant wait to go back again, loved the food, location and staff especially the egg man. who cooked an amazing range of eggs each morning.
We stayed with hour two small children. We couldn't really have asked for much more, great weather, accommodation... Fabulous food and really lovely staff. Thanks Castaway!
Great place, with families with younger children particularly well catered for. A few minor issues stopped me from giving it a five but nothing all that important in the bigger picture.
Easy holiday for kids and parents.
Fantastic, fun filled, relaxing holiday enjoyed by all members of the family. Can not recommend highly enough.
Our family had the best time at Castaway! Such a relaxing place. Staff are fantastic, food was excellent. We would definitely stay here again.
WOW were do we start, love the island,love the people, we wouldn't change a thing.....except the amount of time spent there.....nextime we will stay 2 or 3 weeks, one week is just not enough time.
Excellent resort for families or couples. Meal package outstanding, beach and facilities beautiful. They cater for kids extremely well and allow adults to have time with or without kids.
Both adults and children loved Castaway Island. The food, accommodation, pools, kids club, staff and the island in General were great.
This resort is fantastic. Cannot recommend it highly enough. The Bures were beautiful, clean and well kept. The staff were so friendly and helpful and customer service was exceptional. The food was good and the chefs were great even when told about food allergy nothing was a problem. Would definitely go back.
We are a family of 5 and Castaway definitely knows how to look after such a family. It is the perfect getaway from work, mobile phones and tv. If you love diving there are plenty of dive sites to visit and the dive crew are an awesome bunch who will ensure you see plenty of sea life.
Our children whom are still young (8, 7 and 4) enjoyed the island run Kids Club almost every day.
The snorkelling right off the main beach is great to check out the coral etc. We enjoyed taking the kids on snorkelling adventures there.
This was our 2nd trip to Castaway and we intend to be back again in 2014.
It was fantastic.
Castaway was a fantastic place - you could not ask for more -the location is fantastic and the staff great. This would be the best Pacific resort i have been to - we are definitely going to go back.
We had an absolute ball, couldn't fault it... All be back next year
Could not fault a single aspect of this fantastic island. Service so friendly, food excellent, accomodation superb, been twice and can not wait to go back.
This was the most amazing holiday to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. The stay was in a traditional Fijian bure, surrounded by coconut palms, tropical plants, sand and crystal clear waters. I cannot praise the staff, the quality of the food & cocktails, or the location enough! It was magical!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Castaway Island. It is a tropical paradise with excellent service, surroundings and amenities.
Every detail from arrival to departure was flawlessly handled by the friendly, professional staff. Amazing facilities and location. Excellent holiday in every way!
This was our second stay at Castaway Island. The new family pool is a great addition. The fijians on the island really make the holiday. They are friendly, helpful and always happy.
Would go back right now if I could, such a lovely location with a great variety of water sports and things to do, great nannies for our toddler, beautiful accommodation, amazing food and such lovely people - it is the staff that really make the place
Recommendable for families.
absolutely loved my time on Castaway - wonderful people, food and surroundings - will definitely be back
The castaway staff are very helpful and friendly, i would highly recommend to another family. We loved our stay and plan to return again next year.
Castaway island has some of the best snorkelling I've see around the world and its only about a 20 meter swim from the beach. With there new swim up ( adults only ) pool bar and there kids pool you can't go wrong with pool options. Babysitting and kids club amazing!!!! These guys know what kids of all ages want. Room prices are a bit high but with all of the amenities, outdoor activities a and meal plan options this is one of the best Fiji Island we have been to. This was our second time back and would not hesitate in going back once a year.
Absolute paradise. Castaway is the heart and soul of Fiji. If you want to experience island life, then come here. There is no tv/phones and most people walk around barefoot. You can do as much or little as you want. The island is like a movie set. Coconut trees, white sand and clear blue water. The staff were amazing, outstanding kids clubs and great nannies. Food was also high quality and caters for gluten free/allergies. I would recommend the meal plan which is great value. ( Go to Chef Lance Seeto 1808 restaurant). We are already planning our next trip back
What a consistently great reputation.We stayed for our honeymoon in Feb 1974. Was great then and looks great now. Fond memories of the very friendly local staff that were extremely helpful.
We absolutely loved Castaway Island and will definitely be going back. The kids loved it too!
We went to Castaway for a Family Wedding. Were very impressed overall and had a great time with the family.
Castaway Island was the ultimate famiy holiday for myself, my husband and our 3 children. The facilities are fantastic including the two pools, the Kids Club, restaurants, bars and water activities. The staff cannot do enough for the guests. We all left the island feeling relaxed and rejuvinated.
Simply as good as it gets, a dream location with stunning views, good bures, great food and amazing staff.
The only bad thing about Castaway is having to leave! It is such an amazing resort and the staff take it to the next level by offering superior service. You are on first name basis with them by your second day.
Whether your travelling as a family, a couple or a group of friends you will have yourself a fantastic time. There's so much to see and do you will not be disappointed. Or if you prefer to just chill out in a hammock there's plenty of those too.
The resort is looking superb after the massive clean up they had to do after the cyclone. Beautifully lush and green.
The food is top class and the bar tenders get your cocktail order right every time.
A copy of the note I sent directly to Castaway
Dear Castaway Family
From my family to yours I would like to thank you so very much for the wonderful holiday my wife (Colette) and my daughters (Rebecca and Alicia) and I had with you last week. The manner in which you looked after us was so very wonderful, we had such a lovely time. Your magical location was equally matched by the warmth of service of your entire team.
The island is beautiful, the staff friendly, food is top class. Thank you
We loved it, island is lovely, great snorkelling.
We will be going back.
Don't forget the mozzie repellant.
We stayed 6 nights I wish we had 8 night there,
To most of the staff there, your just a number passing through.
Apart from the staff it was a paradise .
Highly recommend this as an amazing holiday destination for families!
Fabulous place with great people. Loved it!
A great island and a pleaseant stay. A faultless holiday (apart from when the 'Teivovo' speedboat sank).
Only 2 minor oportunities to make it better:-
1. The staff at the aquatic centre weren't as relaxed and freindly as the rest of the staff (apart from Jerry).
2. The kids club was great, but for younger kids -less than 6yo. During our staff none of the older kids didn't spend much time in kids club and stayed with their parents on the beach or in the pool :-(
Paying for a meal plan is also a good idea as much of the food is pricey ($29FD for a 10 cm Californian Roll).
Great facilities, you can choose to do add much or as little as you like. Staff are amazingly friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Kids club and nanny service great too.
Buree had no full height wall between bathroom and living areas. See through door as well. Hear and smell the bathroom and toilet everytime used. Room always dark, no cleaning products used in bathroom just mop and water. All things catered to families. Needs major refurb and new buree design. Put a ceiling on the bathroom to stop the unpleasantness.
Castaway island resort is a beautiful place with great staff. My family and I had a fabulous holiday and would not hesitate to return.
As ever, Castaway was fantastic. It was the first time I visited with children and the staff were really helpful, everybody really enjoyed their stay.
Fji's best holiday destination for me.
It's impossible to NOT fall in love with this place. Thank you to all the staff for the best service and laughs ever. I'm homesick. I'll keep buying Lotto tickets. I'll be back!
Really want to go back soon. Great for the kids and awesome snorkelling & food.
Family friendly resort,clean rooms,amazing food, great location..couldnt fault and have booked already for next year!
For my first visit to Fiji, I was recommended this island resort and I'm very glad we went with it. Beautiful island location with great food (on the meal plan), plenty to do (snorkeling was great and took up most of our time). The staff are very friendly and helpful. Probably worth getting a bure closer to the beach for next time as we were set deeper in-land but other than that everything was great and will definitely be returning.
I had heard that Castaway Island Resort was a great place for a family holiday and yet I was still totally amazed at how nice it actually was once I got there. From the moment we arrived we felt we were in a very special place. I particularly like the balance they have achieved with the feeling of a traditional Fijian village while still having modern resort facilities. You really get a feeling like you are away from the modern world but still have all the comfort you expect in a top class resort. The food was absolutely wonderful and we are so glad we had the full meal package. Snorkelling the reef straight off the beach is an incredible experience and we felt like we could have done that about another thousand times. Our kids totally loved being there and even though there was no TV they didn't miss it at all. I could go on and on and the more I think about it the more I want to go back there.
This was my first time on an overseas holiday and I have to say I had the best time ever. Going to Fiji works out to be so much cheaper than I thought, the value for money is much better than going up the coast.
Everything was perfect from the service, weather, food, and very friendly and helpful staff.
Snorkelling less than 50m from our room was amazing as we got to see all sorts of fish, and colourful coral.
I can't wait to go back to Fiji for my next holiday and would be very tempted to just go back to Castaway Island again.