Castaway Island is an Award Winning Resort with accolades such as Best Family Resort, TripAdvisor Excellence Awards and more…

Winning Dessert at the recent Salon Culinaire

We’re tasting GOLD! Salon Culinarie 2015 Win for Pastry Chef De Partie – Rohit Singh

Rohit Singh, our Pastry Chef De Partie has won numerous awards at the recent Fiji Salon Culinarie 2015 competition.

In Addition to his 2014 Junior Chef of the Year award:

·         Silver Medal – Live Cake Decoration

·         Gold Medal – Live Dessert (picture right)

·         Bronze Medal – Fiji Pastry Chefs of the year

He was in the Open and Senior Category of all the above categories

Rohit is a young chef who works hard, and is creative and innovative in everything he does.

The Castaway Family are indeed very proud of you!

Proud! 2015 Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence…5 Years Running…

TripAdvisor-Certificate-of-Excellence-Hall-Of-FameHumbly shouting WOOOOO HOOOOOO!

We’ve recently received word we’ve been inducted into TripAdvisor’s “2015 Hall of Fame” for achieving positive ratings from guests who’ve stayed with us at our little island home.

Providing just the right Fiji island holiday experience for all guests  and meeting all expectations can indeed be challenging year after year. Looks like we’ve hit the mark for another year.

This year, we have been recognised by customers as being one of the very best Fiji resorts in the business. Vinaka to all who write nice things about us and a huge shout out to those who let us know when things aren’t exactly as they thought it would be. Constructive criticism is indeed valuable feedback for us too.


The Castaway Island Family Xx



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Award Winners! 4 National Tourism Awards – ALL 4 us!

A weekend of celebrations for the Castaway Island, Fiji Family

Exciting news! After close to 50 years of hospitality in Fiji we’ve FINALLY nabbed a major National Tourism award in a major accommodation category. We’re also incredibly excited to share our news of 3 other prestigious awards in the AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards held on Friday 20 February, 2015.

Winners in the following 4 categories:

  • Front of house – Lingo Reece
  • Back of House – Lance Seeto
  • Fine Dining – Castaway Island
  • Deluxe Accommodation (Major Award)

We’ve been humbled by many awards and accolades from overseas judging panels but never a National Tourism award in our home country of Fiji. This one means so much to our close knit Castaway family. Piccies of the big night are below.

Vinaka to our amazing guests and followers who contributed to our win by voting for us. The team are thrilled!

Lolomas – The Castaway Family Xx


VOTING ENDS TODAY! Will we be #1 again?

CLICK HERE if you’d like to vote for us in the 2014 Luxury Travel Magazine awards. We’re hoping to get a placing in The Best Overseas Family Resort and possibly, maybe, even, hopefully the Best Overseas Resort category:)

Vinka! – The Castaway Family.


Castaway Island, Fiji - Arrival at the Resort

WOO HOO! We’re In the Top 10 – TripAdvisor Awards 2015

Latest Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2015.

We’re excited to share news of our latest awards from Tripadvisor.

#3 – In the “Top 10 Hotels – Fiji” Category.

#7 – In the “Top 10 Best Family Hotels – Fiji” Category.

TC_2015_downloadable_LL_TMThese awards, based on real traveller reviews, mean the world to the Castaway Family. Vinaka to all who have taken the time to leave a review for us after your stay.

As we say always – it is not what we say about ourselves, but what our guests say about us, which matters most.

Lolomas Xx

Top Hotels of 2015 Best Family Hotels Fiji

Top Hotels of 2015 - Fiji


We’re #1. 2014 Holidays with Kids Readers Choice Awards


Sharing exciting news from our friends at Holidays with Kids

The Castaway family are thrilled to announce our little island resort with just 66 bures has been voted by readers as the #1 Fiji holiday for kiddies. What an incredible honour.

Considering the depth of competition, we’re completely gobsmacked. As the saying goes, you’re always great at the things you love doing. And there’s nothing we love doing more than loving the children who share our island home with their families throughout the year.

Thank you to all who may have voted for us. It means the absolute world to our tight-knit Castaway Vuvule (family).


The Castaway Family

P.S. And ohhh….Guess who came in at #3? Our big sister on Viti Levu – Outrigger on the Lagoon . Fiji. What a smashing Fiji family holiday combination!







Out & About With Kids – Best of Family Travel Awards – Finalist

OAWK_2014_finalist.logoFinalist – 2nd Placing – Best Family Resort or Hotel in the Pacific Islands – OAWK Magazine

We’re excited to announce another award win from Out & About With Kids Magazine in their Best of Family Travel Awards.

Castaway came 2nd in the “Best Family Resort or Hotel in the Pacific Islands”. A big congratulations to our big sister property – Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji for being the winner in this category. Suffice to say, we’re a great combination for family holidays to Fiji.

If you are a reader of the Out & About Travel Magazine we thank you wholeheartedly for your generous vote. The competition was phenomenal indeed.

Vinaka – The Castaway Family



Delicious news. AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards. Winners!

Finalist in three categories and winners in one PLUS a well-deserved visionary award!

The AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism awards were held last Friday night.  We were humbled to be nominated as finalists and also a winner in one of the categories. We’re thrilled to announce we are the winners in the Restaurants category for the 1808 Lali Bar dining concept. PLUS, our previous CEO and Chairman, Mr Geoffrey Shaw was honoured with the Fiji Tourism Visionary Award.

  • WINNER: ‘1808’ at the Lali Bar – AON Excellence in Fiji Tourism Award 2013 – Restaurants – OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
  • FINALIST: Paulaisa Delani – AON Excellence in Fiji Tourism Award 2013 – Frontliner of the Year
  • FINALIST: Castaway Island, Fiji – AON Excellence in Fiji Tourism Award 2013 – Deluxe Accommodation

We are MOST proud of…

Heartfelt speech by Mr Geoffrey Shaw - recipient of the Fiji Tourism Visionary Award

Heartfelt speech by Mr Geoffrey Shaw – recipient of the Fiji Tourism Visionary Award

Geoffrey Shaw was the recipient of the 2013 AON Excellence in Fiji Tourism Visionary Award, recognising his contribution to the Fiji tourism industry. The Castaway family were thrilled to be alongside Mr Shaw, previous CEO and Chairman of Castaway Island, Fiji as he humbly accepted the prestigious “Fiji Tourism Visionary Award”. Geoff accepted the award with his lovely wife Megan by his side and of course an excited fan club – management and staff who make up the tight-knit Castaway Vuvale. After 40 years of outstanding contributions to the Fiji Tourism industry, this award is so well deserved. A huge CONGRATULATIONS from your Castaway family past and present who have had the honour of working alongside you – you’re an amazing, principled person with a brilliant mind – an incredible mentor. We are forever grateful for your unwavering guidance and support over the years. Vinaka vakalevu!

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Castaway Island 1808 wins Best Fine Dining Restaurant_AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards