Fiji Weddings - Beach Weddings on Castaway Island, Fiji

Gorgeous words from a gorgeous bride and groom. Vinaka! Fiji Wedding Testimonial…

 Our wedding on Castaway Island was like a dream come true.  The beauty of the island was just magical, and it was the perfect setting for a tropical, relaxed wedding.  The Castaway staff really made all the difference though.  We were so well looked after, right from the minute we stepped foot on the sand.  They were all so personable and did everything in their power to please us and make our wedding everything we ever imagined.  They felt like family by the time we left, it was so sad to say goodbye to everyone.  Standing there saying our vows in the most beautiful setting we could have ever pictured took our breath away.  It was almost like we had to pinch ourselves it was just that amazingly stunning.  Our guests had the most memorable time and all said it was the best wedding they had ever been to.  They too were so well taken care of by the Castaway family.  All we could talk about was when we could all go back to holiday there again!   The accommodation, the service, the food, the floral arrangements, the choir, the cake, the table decorations, the wedding co-ordinators were all 5 star.  We would recommend Castaway Island as a wedding location to anyone thinking of a small, stress free wedding that they will fondly remember for the rest of their lives.

Special mention to Mandi Forrester-Jones at Small Guide Travel – Mandi recommended the island to us as a location for our wedding.  Mandi co-ordinated everything for us, and also for all of our guests – from the travel arrangements to all the wedding details.  All we needed to do was get on a plane with the rings and wedding dress!  I don’t know what we would have done without her, she was amazing!  Thank you so much Mandi, I would highly recommend you to anyone looking to do an island style wedding.

Stacey & Adam Bennett – 22nd May 2011 Wedding.

Barefoot Boxing on Castaway Island, Fiji with ShadowBoxer

A world first! Barefoot Boxing by the Sea! Introducing Castaway’s new Barefoot Boxing concept.

We’ve a whole bunch of ways guests can stay fit on island – water sports, beach activities, bush walking, island hill runs plus heaps more.  To add to the mix we’ve introduced another fun option for guests using fitness equipment from ShadowBoxer®.

We’ve christened it “Barefoot Boxing” and so far our guests are loving this gloveless boxing baby.

Rather than a slick city-like gym with clunky machines in a smelly, hot room, Barefoot Boxing on the shores of Castaway Island suits our resort philosophy perfectly. Instead of pumping iron you can pump clean ocean air with your gloveless hands. The resistance (which is magnified by special resistance bands) offers a quick, awesome workout to ensure you can return to your sun lounge to sip that last bit of cocktail as you glow in guilt-free post-workout glee!

Some piccies of our soft launch are below. Vinaka to all our brave guests who helped us roll out this world first. No other resort in the world is using the ShadowBoxer® equipment.

Come and try it when next you’re on island. Awesome fun! Vinaka!




We’re giving 3 nts accommodation away to one of our super-creative fans!

The Facebook competition is being launched TOMORROW, 7 October, 2011 @ 12.00NOON. You’ve ten days to enter!

Here’s a link to the competition – nothing will display until AFTER the launch date  –



P.S. If we’re ready before tomorrow we might launch this little competition early. Stay tuned! VINAKA!

Latest Guest Reviews From Trip Advisor. Vinaka!

Latest Guest Reviews for Castaway Island Fiji,

“WOW, What a beautiful place …….”

Where do I start …. from the moment I arrived to the day I left what an incredible experience. Make sure you spend time with Lingo, Steve and Dawn they are the 3 that make the place so special including all the staff, how warm and welcoming, affectionate and lovely they all are, I wish I could bottle them all up and take them home. Lance the chef is amazing his food tastes beautiful, make sure you try their steamed fish you will be wanting more and more…. Our beachfront Vila – no. 45 is a must its secluded and the water is just outside your door 😉


“Great place, friendly staff, everything taken care of…”

Great place for families with young children to go and spend quality time with kids and each other. Babysitting and kids club excellent. Meals great, although go a la carte when given the option rather than the buffet meals. If you’re planning to go to the mainland also, go there first so you’re not disappointed after the quality of personal service received here. Cheers, Helen

You can view these testimonials on the TripAdvisor Website.

We’re pleased to advise that we’ve set our room rates and packages rates for 2012 up to March 2013. Book your 2012 Fiji Holiday now! Here are our 2012 and 2013 Fiji Holiday Packages and Resort Rates.

Beautiful Comments from a Beautiful Bride – Holly Longmuir

Guest Review – Weddings

We thank Holly Longmuir for writing such a lovely review after her recent wedding here on the Island.

It takes a lot of time to write a thank you so any time we receive such beautiful comments we love to share them here.

Everyone experiences Castaway differently. Here’s Holly’s view of our little island home…






“I/we wanted to send you a few ‘thank you’ notes to pass on:

Lance – WOW – the food was outstanding!  What he produced for our group was top quality. How big was that fish!!! If only Dave & I had of been a little less excited we may have eaten more. He may be an Aussie by birth, but he showed us all the kindness of a Fijian.  All our guest raved about the quality of the food. Thank you so much to both Lance and his attentive team.

Maria – our babysitter – thanks for the late night’s looking after our precious little Coco.  Especially the fact that you worked on your birthday….

Monika – you and the team we’re wonderful to us.  No one would have known it was your first wedding reception – it went off without a hitch! Thank you to you and your team for looking after us with such importance and of course for being so lovely.

Merelini – ‘Leni’ – Thank you again for sorting out the Bure’s – what a miracle you pulled off!  And you did it all with a huge smile. We can’t thank you enough for the effort you put in. Next time we come back, we promise to behave…..  Well, we do love the North side….

The staff/team – For as long as we live, we will remember the energy and love that came from the team when they sang their song and carried in our wedding cake – it blew the roof off!
Everywhere we walked, we were greeted with a “Bula Dave, Holly” and of course a kiss for Coco. I can still hear Emily saying Bula from across the pool… Oh and the ice fight with Vilisi and Trent…. How funny….
We truly felt that all the team were celebrating our wedding with us.  They laughed and cried with us.  They will be forever remembered in our hearts as sharing our special day. Please pass on how truly thankful we are for their support and friendship.

The band & the choir – We love music, and to have music as a part of our wedding was important to us.  The choir sang with their beautiful harmonious voices and then the boys played our song – lovely day.  Thank you to them all.  We hope that when they play the song for other guests that they’ll remember us fondly and our crazy clan!!!

Aseri – what can we say.  When we first arrived we remembered you from our previous years when you worked in kids club.  The stand out point for us was your wonderful laugh…..  For the first few days we didn’t hear it, after all you are in ‘management now’…. By the end of the week with the antics between you and Trent [the tall one]- your sensational laugh echoed through again.  We’ll miss that sound.  Your smile is infectious, your laughter contagious. You made our week even more enjoyable by just being around.  Sorry again for Trent’s antics….. he he

Laisa – our friend Laisa.
You even stopped the rain!
I hope all your bride’s and groom’s appreciate you as much as we do.  I still laugh at the fact that you were more stressed about the weather than I was!
Our wedding was above anything we could have imagined. The lead up was so smooth and ran without incident. The day/night was perfect.
You have a peacefulness that helps to calm those little niggling nerves…. Thank you for putting your heart and soul into our trip.
Thanks to you, our wedding was what dream are made of.

All our group want to come back next year – perhaps we can have another party to celebrate our 1 year anniversary…..”

Holly & Dave Longmuir

9 Helpful Votes on Trip Advisor – Thanks to our guests!

Bula! We just received this from Trip Advisor and thought we’d thank all you lovely people who write such nice things about us! Vinaka! You make it easier for new potential guests to work out whether or not Castaway Island, Fiji will offer the FIji Island experience they are after.

We’d particularly LOVE to know who “islandgirlsydney” and “this_beats_working” are!!

Vinaka to you both!


Trip Advisor Notification - Castaway Island Fiji


2012 and 2013 Fiji Holiday Package Rates – Available Now!

BULA! Start planning your Fiji Holiday for next year and beyond up to March 2013!

When planning an overseas holiday sometimes you need rates and availability way in advance.

That’s why we’ve already established our rates for the 2012 to 2013 Fiji Holiday Season to ensure you’ve all the information you need.

Check out our new rates here….

Accommodation only rates and Fiji Holiday Packages 2012 – 2013

Rates are set from 1 April, 2012 to 31 March, 2013.

If you need any further information our would like to secure your preferred dates right now you can email us direct on


2011 TripAdvisor Excellence and Bravo Award. Vinaka!

Castaway has earned a Certificate of Excellence – May 2011 – from Trip Advisor:)

Thank you to all the lovely people who have shared their reviews worldwide via TripAdvisor. We are truly humbled by all the accolades we are receiving lately.

How is the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awarded? Travelers share their opinions on TripAdvisor and if they are impressed with the quality of our business TripAdvisor grants us an award based on their reviews. It’s an exciting achievement and one we are very proud of.

Bravo award too! “Excellent” ratings by over 163 people of TripAdvisor.

In addition to the Excellence award we have also been given the Bravo award. Castaway Island Fiji has received  163 “excellent” ratings from travelers who shared their opinions on TripAdvisor. We are so very pleased to be able to offer a great experience to our guests. Vinaka to all who have been kind enough to write reviews and say very, very nice things about Castaway. VINAKA!

NEWS FLASH! We’ve won a place in the TOP 10 Holidays With Kids Magazine Awards 2011!

Exciting news just in! We’re in the TOP 10!

We are excited to advise that Castaway Island, Fiji has won a place in the HOLIDAYS WITH KIDS MAGAZINE ‘TOP TEN RESORTS FOR FAMILIES’ AWARD for 2011!
We are so humbled by the award! We’ll be holding a meeting on island tomorrow to let all the Castaway Family know. A big vinaka to our legendary kids club and gorgeous nannies who help our families enjoy a blissful stay on island by keeping all the busy little ones very busy indeed. What an amazing job they have done. Proud! Proud! Proud!
Vinaka, hugs and lolomas to all those beautiful people who voted for us. We could not have done it without you! The best part is all of you who have voted will now be in the running to win a family holiday as well from Holidays With Kids. Here’s hoping this win brings good karma to you all. Double bonus!
The Castaway Family:)

Surfing in Fiji – Fiji Surf Tours and Accommodation at Castaway Island, Fiji

Fiji Surfing is becoming very popular here around the islands. So much so we’ve devised surf tours for our guests at Castaway Island, Fiji. Our beautiful Fiji island accommodation is the perfect place to base yourself for your next Fiji surf tour holiday. Surfing Tours can be organised to Wilkes Passage, Swimming Pool, Namotu Left, Namotu Right, Cloudbreak and Desperation – Prices for touring range from $100-$140 per person.

If you’re the only one in your family or holiday party who has a passion for surfing you can surf the day away (without guilt that you’re indulging in ‘me’ time!) in some of the best surf spots in Fiji while everyone else stays happy on our gorgeous island resort – Contact the island direct for more information on

Surfboard size recommendation – If you’re bringing your own surfboard it is suggested larger boards are the way to go.  6’10? to 7? 6? is a good bet. It is a powerful reef surf, so small boards are no go unless you are very experienced. Bigger is usually better but not too big:)

Here’s some great Fiji surfing shots by Maddie Shaw taken on an island safari tour on the Teivovo – Castaway’s speed boat.

Further Reading:

Surfing in Fiji – Surf Tours available from Castaway Island, Fiji