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

 

 

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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

 

Castaway Fiji Resort Refurbishment - Malua Adult Pool

We’re a ‘happy place’…

Recently, the LA Times in the US asked a group of travelers  to describe their happy places – a place which beckons these travelers to ‘lay down their burdens and put their cares at bay’.

Overall in the vote, we came in at #3. Here’s a transcript of the article below. Considering all the places in the world that have the power to make you happy, we’re very excited and very happy (!) to be one.

 

 

Fiji’s small Castaway Island makes a magical anniversary

 

Happy Place: Fiji’s Castaway Island is the scene of a glorious fifth anniversary, with snorkeling and a hypnotic ceiling fan among the highlights.

 

By Sue Hobart LA Times September 15, 2013

The morning sun shimmers on the swirling strands of the 8-foot cast net as a bare-chested young man, standing knee-deep in the shallows at the edge of the reef, unfurls it like a huge lasso.

I’ve never seen a cast net. I am mesmerized by the kaleidoscope of light sparkling off the net, off the rippling water and then, suddenly, off the scales of hundreds of tiny fish in front of him.

 

“What is that?” I whisper to my husband, Doug, who has come up behind me.

 

And so begins my free fall into memories of Fiji.

 

“Where do you want to go?” asks the travel agent. I don’t know. I’ve never traveled outside the country. “What’s this?” I ask, pointing to an irregular line on a huge wall map of the world. “That’s the international date line.” A grin spreads across my face. “And what’s this?” I ask, pointing to a speck of land below the equator and left of the date line.

 

Doug stands in front of me at the exit door of the small plane, the air outside heavy with heat, humidity and the sweet smell of the tropics. “Thank you for bringing me here,” he says, kissing me quickly. It is Aug. 8, 1976. We left our Portland, Ore., home on Aug. 6. I thought we would arrive on Aug. 7, our fifth wedding anniversary. Oops.

 

We take our glasses and half-full bottle of wine and walk down the deserted beach away from the lights of the dining terrace. We chose Castaway Island because we loved its name and because it was then the least developed of all the Fijian resorts.

 

The ceiling fan in our bura whispers a slow, hypnotic swoosh, swoosh, swoosh. Every bedroom I’ve lived in since has had a ceiling fan. It is the sound that helps me close my eyes and dream.

 

I love the potato chips, thick and crisp and warm from the oven, a perfect salty complement to our fruity tropical cocktails. I love the accent of our new Aussie friends, also celebrating a wedding anniversary, who sit with us at the small open-air bar.

 

It takes us an hour and 45 minutes to stroll the shoreline around our island. We see no one until we pass a group ofburas where employees smile, wave and offer us drinks. It is our first foray into the rewards of cultural travel.

 

Eventually, I am able to settle my face in the water and breathe through the snorkel as I float above the psychedelic array of colorful fish and coral. What took me so long to learn how to swim?

 

I see a photo of myself on the beach, arms spread wide to embrace the sunset. Ah, so young, so thin. I see Doug, asleep, in the hammock in front of our bura. He hasn’t changed a bit.

Fiji Resort Dining on Castaway Island Fiji - Kokoda

Fiji Holiday Package 2014 – FREE Meals for your entire stay – A Great Meal Deal

Castaway Island, Fiji – February AND March Feast. Holiday Package 2014 – FREE meals for the entire stay.

Now there’s even more reasons to book a relaxing holiday to Fiji in February or March 2014!

Throughout the month of February AND March, 2014, Castaway Island, Fiji is offering guests all meals FREE for adults and children*.

‘CASTAWAY FEBRUARY/MARCH FEAST’ Includes:

  • Full choice hot and cold selection from our breakfast buffet, breakfast pizzas at Sundowner Bar or a la carte breakfast selections from Nuku Marau Bar & Grill
  • Full choice from our buffet and a la carte lunch menus including all menus and buffets at Water’s Edge Restaurant, gourmet wood fired pizzas at Sundowner Bar and all day menu selections at the Nuku Marau Bar & Grill
  • Full choice from our a la carte dinner menus at Waters’ Edge Restaurant, gourmet wood fired pizzas at Sundowner Bar and theme night evening buffets

*Terms and Conditions Apply. 

  •  Must be booked by 28 February 2014
  • Valid for stays from 27 January to 31 March 2014 inclusive
  • Maximum 4 persons per bure.

For Two Months Only.  Limited Availablity.

See your travel agent OR book instantly online now.

Contact reservations@castawayfiji.com.fj for further information

 

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2014-2015 Fiji Holiday Packages have been released

BULA! Want to book a Fiji holiday package in 2014 or 2015 early? You can.

We know you all want to lock in that dream holiday to Fiji as quickly as you can so we’ve done our best to get our rates out early to you. We’re pleased to confirm our Fiji holiday package rates for the 2014 to 2015 period starting from 1 April 2014.

The 2014 and 2015 rates include our Value Added Meal Bonus Package which will cover meals in ALL of our new dining locations including the 1808 Restaurant at the Lali Sand Bar.

We also have our famous daily meal plan on offer, the Castaway Fiji Five deal, Weddings and Honeymoons packages plus acccommodation only rates available for you to create your own perfectly suited holiday to Castaway Island, Fiji.

You can view all applicable Fiji holiday package rates including meal plan deals here – 2014-2015 Fiji Holiday Packages

We look forwarding to welcoming you to back soon – The Castaway Family.

HotelsCombined Stellar Stays Award

HotelsCombined.com’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 HotelsCombined.com 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

Bula!

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 enquiries@castawayfiji.com.fj