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

Top Hotels in Fiji Award - TripAdvisor awards 2014

Top Hotels in Fiji List – We’re in! TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ 2014 Winner!

Bula! Bula!

We’re a little excited with some amazing news from the travel review website, TripAdvisor.

2014 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards are as follows….

  • Placed #4 in Top 10 Hotels for Families – Fiji
  • Placed #6 in Top 10 Hotels Overall – Fiji
  • Placed # 16 in Top 25 Hotels for Families – South Pacific

We’ve been voted by real travellers into the “Top Hotels” category as well as the “Top Hotels for Families” list.

Vinaka to all the lovely guests who have taken the time to vote for us. This means so much to our family. We do our absolute best to make your stay perfect 100% of the time and love to receive validation that we’re doing OK.

Lolomas  – The Castaway family.   XX



Top 10 Family Resorts – Fiji – Holidays With Kids Award List – We made it…again!

Thank you Holidays with Kids readers – with your votes, we did it again!

Vinaka to all who voted for our little island resort in the 2013 Top 10 family resorts awards run by the awesome Holiday with Kids magazine.

We’re thrilled to make the top 10 list considering the number of amazing resorts in Fiji that cater for families. Congratulations too, to our (big) sister resort, Outrigger on the Lagoon · Fiji. Outrigger has come in at #4 in the top 10 list.  We find many families combining Outrigger and Castaway for their family holiday. It’s why our heli-combo package does so well to attract families needing a seamless family holiday experience in Fiji. The absolute best of Fiji all in one trip!

A huge VINAKA to our amazing kids club team. They are the reason families enjoy returning to Castaway year after year.

Lolomas – The Castaway Family


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013

Winners! TripAdvisor Excellence Award 2013

Bula! Excellent News…

We’re once again proud to announce the Castaway Family are recipients of another TripAdvisor award – this time the “Certificate of Excellence” award for 2013. Vinaka to all of you who say nice things about us on TripAdvisor.

After all the hard work reopening on time this is simply amazing news for the team. 2013 has been our lucky year! Vinaka

HotelsCombined Stellar Stays Award’s Stellar Stays Awards 2013 – We’ve made the cut!

Bula! We are humbled again by yet another inclusion in an exclusive listing of resort properties in HotelsCombined’s inaugural Stellar Stays Awards 2013. 

We received word just this morning and are thrilled to be included. To make the list we had to have a score of 9 or more out of 10 from over 250 reviews. Vinaka to all who have left a high score for our island resort on the website. We are simply thrilled to be named in such a prestigious list of Fiji holiday accommodation providers. For more information a transcript of our notification is below…


We’re happy to notify you that the Castaway Island has been named to HotelsCombined’s inaugural Stellar Stays Awards 2013. The awards have singled out 33 outstanding properties across Asia Pacific – and only four Fiji hotels made the cut.

Stellar Stays’ is not a ranking list but a group of outstanding hotels judged on a strict set of criteria. All currently rate 9.0 and over with a minimum of 250 customer reviews on the HotelsCombined site, have a significant community or environmental program, and have received at least three major industry awards in the past year.  Hotel reviews on HotelsCombined are aggregated from over 27 million reviews from multiple travel and review sites. Hotels are ranked out of a potential score of 10 – making a score of 9.0 or higher quite a feat.

Best Overseas Resort Finalist

Best Overseas Resort 2013 – Finalist (2nd Place) – Castaway Island, Fiji

Best Overseas Resort - Luxury Travel MagazineBula!

We’ve received yet another accolade we’re very proud to share with you.  This time the award is 2nd place in the prestigious Luxury Travel Mag’s Gold List awards for Best Overseas Resort.

The Castaway family are very excited and can can’t wait to show you our recently renewed resort after our temporary closure.

Other recent awards for 2013…


Vinaka to all who voted. We are again humbled by this big award for our little private island.


Best Overseas Family Resort Luxury Travel Magazine

Best Overseas Family Resort – WINNER! Luxury Travel Magazine Award


As a resort that strives to be 100% family friendly, we’re very proud to officially announce our win in Luxury Travel Magazine’s Annual Gold List awards for “Best Overseas Family Resort” category. We’re #1!

The Castaway family are very humbled by this award and are simply thrilled to receive such a prestigious accolade.

We thank all who voted for our little  island resort in the middle of the Mamanucas as being the best family friendly resort in Fiji. It’s been an incredible way to continue the year afresh after our re-opening on 31 March, 2013.

Vinaka to everyone and a BIG Vinaka Vakalevu to the Castaway staff – what a special bunch of people you are!

This news comes straight after another prestigious “Family Resort” award from global travel advice website – Trip Advisor. You can read more about that here >>  TripAdvisor – Top Ten Lists for Familes.

For more information on what Castaway can offer your family for your next special holiday to Fiji contact our reservations team direct on

Who LOVES Holidays With Kids? We do! We’re in the Top 10…again!

BULA! Exciting news just in! Castaway Fiji has been included in  Holidays with Kids Top Ten Best Resorts for Families list!

Just when we returned to ground after the excitement and euphoria of being included in this TOP 10 list in 2011, we’re now excited again to be included in the 2012 list!

We thank family travel magazine Holidays with Kids and their readers for voting. We consider this award to be one of the most special of all to win because the votes are by you – not a judging panel.

We do our very best to keep our island’s services and facilities up to date and in tip top shape for all types of holiday makers – in particular our families who return year after year. Our new Nuku Marau pool and extensive 2012 refurbishments offers testimony to this.

We’re humbled to know our extended family think we’re worthy of such an amazing accolade.

Vinaka again to all who voted.

Lolomas – Your Castaway Family!










LTM Awards - Best Overseas Family Resort and Best Overseas Resort Finalists

That’s GOLD! Our Fiji Resort has won more awards…Yippeee!

News just in!! The current issue of Luxury Travel Magazine’s Autumn issue (#50: Apr/May/Jun) includes the results of the annual Gold List Awards – and we’re in it!

CASTAWAY ISLAND, FIJI has made the Gold List in the following 2012 Gold List Award categories:


About the awards…

Luxury Travel Magazine’s Gold List Awards are one of the most comprehensive luxury travel surveys ever undertaken by an Australian magazine and are widely accepted as Australia’s premier travel awards.

The awards are the result of a survey in which tens of thousands of Luxury Travel Magazine’s subscribers and readers are asked to nominate the world’s best hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines, golf courses, airlines and destinations, over 33 individual categories.

This means so much to us because it is a result of real guests voting for our little resort island paradise. If you buy Luxury Travel Magazine and voted for us we offer you many humble Vinakas.
Needless to say we are excited and STUNNED – again!
Lolomas and regards,
The Castaway Vuvale.
LTM Awards - Best Overseas Family Resort and Best Overseas Resort Finalists

LTM Awards – Best Overseas Family Resort and Best Overseas Resort Finalists

Tripadvisor Award - Castaway Fiji - Resort Awards

Castaway Island, Fiji one of the top resorts in Fiji – TripAdvisor 2012

Our little Fiji Resort, Castaway Fiji, is in the Top 10 Travellers’ choice list for South Pacific Resorts!

Being in the Top 10 List in 2011 was exciting enough! Now we’ve done it again.

The annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honour the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

“With the help of millions of travelers around the globe, TripAdvisor is thrilled to recognize the world’s most outstanding hotels with the Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Christine Petersen, president, TripAdvisor for Business. “Recognizing the best of the best based on traveler feedback and reviews, value and quality are the hallmarks of our Travelers’ Choice winners.”

Vinaka to all the generous people who leave lovely comments on TripAdvisor about Castaway Fiji. This honour would not be possible without you.

Vinaka and Lolomas,


The Castaway Family