Resort Review – “Paradise – We’ll Definitely be Coming Back”

Castaway Fiji Resort Review…

It’s very exciting when we get Resort reviews sent to us after people have stayed on our beautiful island home. We loved this one, posted by Daniel, on our Facebook Page. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a resort review of our tropical island home. As just one of a million places in the world travellers can choose to visit for their holidays, it’s nice to know that our ongoing effort to provide a “one in a million Fiji Resort experience” is paying off. Vinaka Daniel!

Its taken me a week to come back down to earth from paradise, and I wanted to say thanks to all of you at Castaway that helped make such a memorable holiday. Chef Lance, thanks for all the great food and tours. Emily thanks for the wonderful welcome, and Lily thanks for keeping my liquids up at the pool.;) Jerry and the rest of the dive team, thanks for the great dives and excellent service. Knox, you were awesome. Thanks for keeping us entertained and fit every day. I will still get you back for waking me at the pool. Aseri, thanks for everything. Go the Pies. Dewen, your ommelettes kept me going all day. Solo and the band, you were all awesome. I could go on and on. We will definately be coming back. Vinaka.”

You can read more testimonials from real guests and even ask them questions on our Facebook Page. Vinaka!

OR go to our Castaway Fiji Resort Reviews Page…

Guest Review – The best type of Guest Review? A movie!

Guest Review in the form of a movie by Stephen Ward

When a guest takes the time out to make a video of the family fun they had on Castaway Island, FIji it makes our hearts fill with Lolomas. Vinaka Stephen for sharing this with Castaway and the world via Youtube:) Lolomas to you and your family.

Movie by Stephen Ward..the perfect type of guest review.

Junior Master Chef Alex Gearing Meets Castaway’s Senior Master Chef


We’re were excited to have the amazing Alex Gearing on island over Easter participating in the huge Easter Egg Hunt with over 100 other kids. Alex and his family spent Easter enjoying the stunning weather and the food created by our own MasterChef – Lance Seeto.

Excerpt from Fiji Times…

One of Australia’s Junior Masterchefs was holidaying in Fiji with his family for Easter, and met up with

Sunday Fiji Times contributor Chef Lance Seeto on Castaway Island yesterday.

Alex Gearing, aged 11, was one of the top 5 finalists on Australia’s top rating cooking show “Junior

Masterchef”, after moving to Australia from England three years ago where he never dreamt of being on

television. He has a real passion for cooking and is loving his first time in Fiji. Asked about his first

impressions of Fiji, Alex says “everyone has been so nice and I’ve been at the beach enjoying the sun


Talking about Chef Seeto’s menus he said “His food is really good and I love how he has infused a little

bit of Fijian culture in all his dishes. I really felt like I was in Fiji when I ate his food. And lots of lots of

coconuts too!”

Alex, his brother Adam, and the rest of his family have been holidaying in Fiji to get away from the colder

weather in Australia and to experience the South Pacific for the first time. Alex’s mother, Elizabeth said

that coming to Fiji has been beyond the family’s expectation and a great holiday destination for families.

“The people here are just so friendly and welcoming. We’re coming back for sure!”

While on Castaway Island, Alex and nearly one hundred other children have been enjoying the special

Easter holiday activities including their Amazing Race-style adventure which saw them race across the

island competing and learning about Fijian cuisine and culture. One of the challenges was making

herbal Noni juice from kura with their bare hands, and another was ordering food in Fijian from the


Having watched the TV show on DVD’s sent by his friends in Australia, Chef Seeto is a huge admirer of

the Junior Masterchef series as it promotes cooking skills and a better appreciation of food amongst

young people. “I think kid’s like Alex are great role models for the younger generation, showing them that

learning to cook is not just for the grown ups. If people of Alex’s age can learn to appreciate a wide

variety of different cuisines, cultures and cooking styles, it will only benefit them later in life.”

Alex loves cooking a variety of dishes but his most favourite is desserts. He admits Crème Brulee is the

most difficult thing he has ever made and would love to work in television as a presenter or a chef when

he grows up.

As a parting gift and memory of his stay, Chef Seeto presented Alex with a specially-made Castaway

Island cap embroided with “Chef” and extended a personal invitation to return Fiji as his guests the next


Published in The Fiji Times, Wednesday 27th April 2011

Junior MasterChef Alex Gearing on Castaway Island Fiji for Easter

Guest Review – Sheer Bliss!

Guest Review – “Thank you for a wonderful experience on Castaway Island, Fiji”.

Michael is a personal trainer in Manly, Australia so a place like Castaway proved to be perfect for an active person who still needed to chill out. Vinaka for your kind words Michael!


“…Michael, Nell and Kohia just took a week trip to Fiji and stayed most of the week on Castaway Island. I felt compelled to share some of the experience out of gratitude to the staff and people on the island that made our trip such a fantastic experience.

Castaway Island is a small beautiful tropical island, surrounded by flat clear water where you can see the corral and fish the moment you arrive. But even with the lovely weather, majestic sunsets, great food and relaxing activities nothing compares to the people there and the experience that they create for and with you.

Castaway Island is a four start resort but it isn’t about ticking the boxes for a star rating, after all that is only a guide, it’s about the holiday experience and the Fijian staff and locals at Castaway Island just make that experience sheer bliss. Even before you set foot on the island there is a welcoming group on the beach singing and celebrating your arrival. We didn’t even feel like we checked in, we went straight up to the main lounge for a welcoming drink and sat chatting with some of the staff and other guests who just arrived, we were than taken down to our bure, our new home for the week, to discover that our luggage was seamlessly picked up from the South Seas Cruises transport catamaran and delivered to our room that was only 20m from the beach. All the resort staff are so welcoming and cheerful you can’t help but be happy and it spreads through all the guests. We met and talked to people from all around the world, some from the next suburb over from where we live in Sydney…” READ MORE ON MICHAEL’S WEBSITE

Geoff Huegill & Sara Hills on Castaway Island, Fiji

Castaway Fiji honoured to have one of Australia’s swimming heroes come to visit!

Here’s a piccy of the amazing Australian swimmer Geoff Huegill with his beautiful Fiance Sara Hills on Castaway Island, Fiji.

Geoff Heugill and Sara Hills on Castaway Island Fiji

We love this shot. They are such a beautiful couple.

Even though we’ve had our fair share of celebrities on the Island, the staff still get a little star struck when someone of this calibre comes to visit.

His recent come back and sporting achievements are amazing.

Vinaka for visiting Castaway Island, Fiji.

You’re welcome back any time. Don’t forget us when you’re ready to have a family – our nannies would love to take care of your gorgeous babies!


Want FJD$2000 off your next holiday package? Book Castaway’s latest special

What a great Fiji Holiday Package!

To celebrate 2000 Facebook fans we’re giving a FJD$2000 credit to all bookings in May and June, 2011. Must book before 31 Jan 2011. Conditions Apply – Read below.

  • To celebrate 2,000 fans, we offer a FJD$2,000 resort credit. To qualify, book a 10 night min. stay in May or June, 2011.
    * New reservations only by 31.1.11
    * Valid for stays from 01 May to 25 June, 2011
    * Resort credit redeemable food, beverages, activities and boutique.
    * F$2000 is per bure.
    * FB fan must travel
    * Quote ‘2,000 Facebook offer’
    * email
    * Full payment required

Book now! Email “

Easter Holidays 2011

Are you coming to Castaway over Easter? Well then – you’d better bring your bunny costume!

If you’ve booked to arrive from Good Friday 22nd April, 2011 then bring your bunny costume or bunny ears to join in the fun of Castaway’s Easter Celebration!

The Long Weekend features an Easter-themed Amazing Race Adventure – “The Search of the Golden Egg”, plus Chocolateria Classes and lots of Fijian chocolate from breakfast to supper!

Our staff will present a very special Easter show with kid’s club performances, prizes for Best Dressed Bunnies & Rabbits and a very moving Fijian church service.

We can hardly wait to have a cracking Easter on the Island with you all!

Vinaka and Lolomas,

The Castaway Family

Castaway Island Fiji – Our New 2 Minute Quick View Video – Guest Reviews


Want to hear some of our valued guests talk about Castaway? Need to ask a couple of questions to find out if a Castaway Fiji Holiday is right for you? Make your way to our Facebook Company page. You’ll be able to ask our previous guests in real time what Castaway is really like. Vinaka!

Ohhhh- Oprah’s coming to Fiji!

News just out! Oprah’s coming to Fiji

Just for the record, Oprah’s not staying on Castaway…but she’s most welcome if she changes her mind last minute! We’re not sure if she’d cope with our “no TV” bures however.

Here’s a news excerpt from….

“Oprah takes the show to the islands

December 16, 2010 – 11:51AM

After all the action of her Ultimate Australian Adventure talkshow queen Oprah Winfrey will fly out of Sydney this afternoon to Fiji to spend a week chilling out.

“She’s coming for a private visit and we respect her wishes to do so,” Fiji’s Tourism Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum  said.

Winfrey is scheduled to touch down in Nadi this afternoon where she will be whisked away for five days on a private island.

“Fiji is one of those destinations where we like people to come and have their own private time and we’re here to ensure that happens,” said Mr Sayed-Khaiyum, who is also the country’s attorney-general.

“We don’t want Fiji to become a playground for the paparazzi.”

Winfrey’s businessman beau Stedman Graham will be joining her for time in the Pacific island nation, Fiji TV reported.

“Oprah coming to Fiji … it is obviously a very strong endorsement that Fiji is a destination for relaxing and private time out which is very good for the country,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.”

How exciting for our South Pacific Islands paradise!

BULA! BULA! Oprah.

Certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for Castaway Fiji!

W just received an award in the mail from Trip Advisor!

We’re very humbled:)

Trip Advisor - Certificate of Excellence - Castaway Island, Fiji

Certificate of Excellence Awarded to Castaway Island Fij!