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Viwa Island Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My wife and I have just returned from a week at Viwa. It really is the most wonderful place. Every single member of staff goes out of their way to make your stay (no matter how long or short) as enjoyable as possible. You will struggle to meet a nicer bunch of genuinely friendly people anywhere. The on site owners, Roy, Louise and Sheung also add their own unique personalities to further ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. We both brought back some wonderful memories (one of them being Roy falling asleep at dinner!). In all seriousness if you are undecided about going do yourself a favour and go - you will not be disappointed!

The resort was superb with very comfortable rooms, stunning island and reef views and extremely comfy beds. Every single person at Viwa Island Resort made our holiday very special and we appreciate the extra effort that was made to ensure a fantastic holiday. Thanks Viwa Island Resort

Hi there The 45 minute trip on the 5 seater boat from the main ferry was rough, but it was worth it. Suggest the sea plane! The new management were excellent and staff were lovely. Highlights were the snorkeling off the beach, anniversary dinner on the beach and total relaxation with no kids around. Food was good and enjoyed the entertainment..... Little embarrassed getting personal song by a fellow south Aust but it was all good and loved feeling welcome. The amount of fish we saw snorkeling was amazing and seeing some of the ray footage shot while we was there was good. The bure was private and comfortable. Very pleasing to see the owners care for the staff. Thanks for making our holiday for our anniversary a great time. Paul and Julie

With over 300 islands in Fiji, it can be difficult to make decisions for your vacation. Every island is unique and it's tough to understand even with TripAdvisor helping you. Consequently, we were unsure about Viwa when we first booked. Viwa Island is a bit out of the way. It is also one of the few resorts not on the picturesque volcanic islands. Instead, it sits on a flat atoll. But by the time we left Viwa , we were almost in tears during our goodbyes. Viwa is a magical place, filled with color and light and music. I will try to keep this short. Viwa is blessed by soft coral sands and calm lagoon waters. During our seaplane transfers, we saw several other resorts that had rough, murkier waters. Viwa's shallow lagoon is filled with living corals and innumerable fish. It's a snorkeler's heaven. The beach is one of Fiji's finest, a fact that was confirmed to us by several locals on other islands. The spirit of the Fijian people is alive and well on Viwa and at the resort. Everyone is so kind and patient. They will all know your name and interact with you as a friend. Not once did I ever feel like interactions were unauthentic. The Fijian people are, as a whole, a very caring culture but the cracks are beginning to show at other resorts due to the pressures of modern internet-life and large scale tourism. I'm so happy to say that at Viwa, you will experience the true Fiji and it is amazing. Dancing, singing, laughing. And the music! You will be bewitched by the music. You are never very far from a song. Hellos. Goodbyes. Good mornings. Special occasions. Bula Hour. After dinner. Sometimes, "just because." Joyful and soaring. It's music like you've never heard before and you will never forget it. Again, like the people, the music is authentic. It isn't just a show. The food here is excellent. They even have a vegetarian menu which was a huge plus for us. We never ate the same thing twice (except for those delicious banana coconut pancakes.) With only 11 bures, Viwa will be quiet and romantic even during the busiest of times. You are free to lay about watching the bluest of blue waters or the tiny, colorful honeyeater birds. You can also be more adventurous. I'm happy to say that Viwa has achieved that elusive balance of place and spirit that we travel for, a true feast for the senses that you will never forget. Enough yapping. Just book with Viwa and thank me later.

When I envisioned my honeymoon I always had a picture of me, my husband and paradise, which is exactly what we found at Viwa. You would think going to a secluded island with only 11 beachfront Bures and only internet in the main area, and no television anywhere to speak of would just be dreadful, but in this day and age where technology runs our lives, taking a break from it all was simply amazing! No internet or tv was just perfect for a honeymoon. We just got to focus on each other. The days felt long and relaxing and we left happier than we'd been in a very long time. From snorkeling to scuba diving to trips into town and entertainment at night, Viwa makes sure you are never bored during your stay. The food was delicious and came very fast. They have you order ahead of time so you are never waiting. The staff is simply amazing. The nicest, friendliest, welcoming, and genuine people. Always referred to us by name. Always said Bula (hello)! Always a smile. Just can't say enough about them! Viwa is so welcoming from the second you step onto the beach. You are greeted by the friendliest staff in the world singing you their welcome song. You are taken to the hall and welcomed by the hotel manager. Given refreshing juice drinks while he goes over everything over everything with you. They have a board that tells you who is coming that day and who is leaving. Very nice personal touch. We were taken to our room almost immediately. We had a beautiful large bure which like the rest sits right on the beach. Beautiful balcony and surrounded by palm trees. The room was spotless. Great shower that almost makes you feel like you're outdoors. Very spacious accommodations. The ocean was just a 2 minute walk from your room. You have your own chairs and umbrella already laid out and assigned to you per your bure. The water is crystal clear. You can literally see your feet while you are standing in it. On the flight over we were encouraged by another passenger on our plane to try scuba diving. Neither my husband or I have ever done any type of diving before so we were hesitant, however once we say how clear the water was we thought we should give it a try. We met Roy one of the owners and the scuba instructor and he arranged a lesson for us in the pool and we quickly advance to a dive. Roy was patient and with us every step of the way. We loved it so much we arranged for a deeper dive the next day which we did with Roy and one of his dive experts as well. It was amazing. We left with the decision to get PADI certified and start diving regularly. We also very much enjoyed the entertainment every evening. Always singing during our meals and then some kind of show. We also had a beautiful dinner on the beach our first evening and the set up with simply romantic. I really wish it didn't take us 22 hours to get to Viwa because I would love to go back every year. I will never forget this vacation. It was the perfect honeymoon!

This review is long overdue - a sad reflection of how busy our day to day lives are. My gorgeous husband and I went go Viwa for our second time in December 2017. We spent 9 blissful days in this idyllic paradise. The perfect place to wind down, switch off and reconnect with the love of your life. The staff are amazing - a special shout out to Sera, Lave, Mary & the super energetic Vata. It goes without saying that Akuila, Sheung, Louise & Roy go out of their way to ensure your holiday is the best experience of your life. I could write book on how much we enjoyed our second visit to Viwa. It goes without saying we'll be back again & again. Highly recommend picnic island - the effort that goes into making this a very special experience is worth every dollar. The beach dinner - amazing! The band came down to play our favorite song. This is what memories are made of. We look forward to going back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Viwa as the perfect romantic getaway. A place where you can take time out to reflect and relax. A very different experience - one you won't regret and will dream about repeating. If you want to focus on your loved one - truly relax and unwind in an island paradise - Viwa will not disappoint! Already planning our third visit - counting the days. Thank you to the management & staff who made our holiday so special. Memories that we'll never forget!

This review is way over due. My husband and I visited back in October 2017. Like the others have stated this place is absolutely heaven. Not only is the beach and water absolutely beautiful but the people are as well. They really make you feel like family. The owners as well are very laid back and friendly as well. I don't think I've ever been so relaxed in my life. Do as much or as little as you want. Care to dive? No problem. Care to fish? No problem. Care to laze around the beach and get a massage? No problem. There are no crowds and no concerns to deal with. I can't wait to go back. All I can tell you is...if you are reading not hesitate. This place is awesome. You will not be disappointed! .

Great spot for quiet remote getaway. Scuba diving was good, with personalized guides. Meals, rooms and entertainment first class. Highly recommend seaplane trip from Nadi. Ladder on dive boat was a bit of a problem, l imagine it has been fixed.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Viwa Island Resort. The location is superb and the resort is excellent. The facilities are first class and the management and staff made our visit truly memorable, from the greeting as we landed on the beach to the final, emotional farewell six days later. The small number of guests and the warm welcome from the resort personnel gave the holiday a family atmosphere at meals and happy hour. There are plenty of options to do as much, or as little, as one likes. Whilst the resort has a relaxed Fijian atmosphere the standard of facilities and professionalism of the management and staff is of the highest standard. A big thanks to Roy, Louise, Sheung, Akilia, Vata, Ronny and all the staff and I have no hesitation in adding another 5 Star review for this great resort.

Many thanks to the owners Roy, Louise, and Sheung for making our stay an extremely pleasant experience. All facilities and staff were absolutely fantastic - But be warned -Get into a drinking session with Roy at your own peril - and you still owe me a farewell man hug you bloody Scotsman. We really enjoyed all the activities especially the fishing. Loved all the food especially how Chef Marle cooked up our catch. We really enjoyed the staff singing and the band that played at night. They were truly amazing and talented. Christmas Day was made a memorable time for us with the Village children coming in to sing and dance for us. We also appreciated the efforts made for the Turkey and Ham option for Christmas dinner. We could not believe how quiet and tranquil this resort was. You could choose to be involved or uninvolved as you wished. We can not recommend this resort highly enough. Nick & Belinda

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Hotel highlights

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Viwa Island Resort is within the region of Yasawa Islands and Naukacuvu Beach. This 11-room, 4-star resort has free breakfast and a restaurant, along with an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also within the region of Manta Ray Beach and Sunrise Beach.


Free cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 11 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Refrigerators, minibars, and electric kettles are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Viwa Island Resort enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a library. Helpful staff can provide tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage. Other amenities at this adults-only resort include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Deluxe Executive Beachfront Bure

King 1 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 200 reviews