We visited Viwa Island to celebrate our honeymoon and we believe we selected the best place to toast this special event. We spent 6 days in this wonderful hotel and we would readily extend our stay if circumstances permitted. We are rather fastidious travelers with sufficient experience with tropical islands so it is tough to impress us, but these guys did!
There are two options to get to the island from the mainland: by plane or by ferry. We selected the ferry provided by Awesome Adventures Fiji as it was the cheapest option. The total trip time is around 3 hours (2.5 by ferry and 0.5 by speed boat).
Rooms are spacious with many windows, fans and aircon. All rooms have sea view and large terrace with comfortable chairs. I love having a bathroom combined with a small garden, so I was very happy to see it in this hotel. The room condition was decent, very clean and housekept twice a day to a very high standard (including regular flowering of bed area). Each room is also equipped with assigned sunbeds and hammock – both on the beach.
The beach is incredible! It is long and gorgeous with crisp white sand and sparkling azure water. There are no rocks in the water enabling easy access into the water even at low tide. We enjoyed swimming near the beach especially at high tide. There are array of corral spots adjacent to the beach (circa 100m) for sea life encounters.
There is also a very nice snorkeling in front of the main lobby and free daily trips
From when we first hopped on the transfer boat and the beach Botaira was one of my favourites. The welcome and main hunt just completely what you want a FIJI to be. Homely, friendly, welcoming and traditional. The staff are lovely and sang through each of our meals. The gave a great concert on the first night with traditional singing and dance. The beach front villa was very large with beautiful Fiji pattern painted on the high ceiling. I had a nice bathroom and hot water in the evenings and a fridge. They provide fresh water in the room daily and had a good selection of free activates and even though at dinner there were a few guests you felt like that the whole place was just yours. We did a village visit and this is well worth it. Snorkelling and swimming is good as is many places in Fiji.
I did not want to leave and I would return in a heart beat.
I am a solo female traveler and spent 2 nights here. The dorms were 32 beds, not 10 as advertised, but they were airconditioned, which was nice. Lots of other solo travelers and activities to do. I dove with Atu, who was very friendly and it was a great dive. Saw 2 sharks and a sea turtle in addition to TONS of fish and amazing coral reef. The food package was a bit much, $182 fijan for the 2 days, but the food was good and there was variety. Diving was $250 fijan for 2 dives. I was frustrated that you have to pay for snorkel equipment even if paying for diving. I didn't rent it and just borrowed from others. Made coconut jewelry with Ava, he's also great. On my arrival I was a bit dehydrated and one of the receptionists checked in on me often and brought me ice.
Advantages: offers diving, good dive instructors, air con in dorm, comfortable beds, beautiful island, plenty of hammocks and lounge chairs.
Disadvantages: expensive food package, have to rent snorkel equipment (other island's give it to you for free), not many free activities
You won't be disappointed if you come here, just factor in the costs of food and activities.
Beautiful views from your bure but the accommodation is very rough and rustic which is part of its charm. We are an older couple and not quite used to the rough accommodation but so enjoyed the beach, snorkeling, eating outside and the commraderie of other guests. We were by far the oldest there but we really enjoy hanging out with young people and had a really good time. The meals were very average though and there was not a lot of variety. We were told that the barge that brings food was late and they were running out of food. The drinks they served at happy hour were probably watered down as they had no taste whatsoever and were not that cheap. The meal plan they charge is $75FJ per day which I think is too high. Overall we liked it but will likely chose another island to stay with better meals if we ever go back to Fiji.
Staff were fantastic, we got to know everyone and had such a personal experience. Lots of entertainment and activities. buses are very nice and clean. Resort may not be as modern as some other resorts but I think it adds to its charm. Would definitely go back again, mostly to see the amazing staff!
We came to Blue Lagoon for our honeymoon after a long flight back to Sydney from the UK. We loved this resort and thought the food and accommodation were great value for money, having stayed at other island resorts which were nowhere near as nice. We wished we could stay longer! There are lots of activities planned each day and although we didn't have the greatest weather due to the time of year, we really enjoyed our stay. We will hopefully return :-)
Overall a very well managed and appointed resort. The food was excellent, the snorkelling was exceptional with the variety of marine creatures. The cost was reasonable. The rooms were adequate and beds comfortable.
Less developed than the nearby Mamanucas, the 16 Yasawa islands and smaller islets are noted for their lush hilltops, classic palm-fringed white-sand beaches, and brilliant coral reefs. Volcanic in origin, the islands are a paradise for cruisers, yachties, honeymooners, divers, and backpackers, with resorts to match, from budget through to exclusive 5-star retreats.
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