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Viwa Island Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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

We spent 6 days in Viwa for our honeymoon and had an amazing week. Very nice and clean bures, amazing nearly private beach, good food, great activities (kayak, snorkeling, massages, kava ceremony...) and excellent staff! I also passed my padi advanced diving licence. The diving spots are amazing. Splendid coral reefs. Lots of fish, reef sharks and turtles. We even saw a leatherback turtle! We totally recommend to go to Viwa!

Island beautiful..staff, excellent and attentive..Food, unbelievably expensive, understand logistics of locality but not prices, being, 5* pricing for 2* quality, very hit and miss for the price..price per day only includes breakfast. Bure's are comfortable, not luxurious as per pricing, needing an update. Each bure has there own 2 lounges facing the beach with umbrella which is lovely, beach is gorgeous as are the staff, very attentive. Careful of the shock on checkout with extra fiji taxes, as in environmental, vat, hospitality, card as no cash accepted and nowhere advertised. Lovely Island but will not be going back to Fiji as since it has become a republic it's routing the tourist.

Spent a fantastic 7 nights with Roy, Louise, Sheung and the fabulous Viwa team. All the 5 star reviews are a true and well deserved depiction of the resort, it's staff and facilities. We have travelled to Fiji a number of times staying in both the Mamanuca and Yasawa island chains. I can say unreservedly that the Viwa team have the perfect package, from the location, it's accomadation, it's food, it's cultural focus invites the traveller to experience the true pearl of Fiji it's people. Awesome diving on unpopulated sites only short trips from resort. Deep sea and handling fishing, daily snorkeling trips, plenty of activities for those that way inclined or just lay back and unwind on a empty pristine beach. Planning our return already. Plenty of laughs, the canny scot is a wee ripper.

Viwa Island Resort truly is a slice of paradise. Words simply cannot express the sheer beauty of the island and the staff or ‘family’ as they like to be called. Their warm welcome, smiling faces and attention to detail are second to none, not to mention their beautiful singing. There are daily activities to keep you entertained, free use of water sports equipment and daily boat trips to snorkel sites in and around the island. This is very inviting, however, there is no pressure to partake if you choose to relax and unwind on your beachfront private hammock or sun loungers. Diving is a ‘must do’. The visibility is unbelievable, even at 30 metres!! We were very lucky to see sharks, turtles and plenty of colourful fish. Accommodation is luxurious, beds are comfy and the food is delicious. All in all, I simply cannot recommend Viwa Island Resort enough and will be sure to visit again. A special shout out to Roy, Sheung and Louise for making our trip so memorable.

My wife and I just returned from Viwa Island Resort - it far exceeded our expectations. The resort is stunningly beautiful, and the people are amazing. It's an up and coming resort on a remote island that hasn't been overrun by tourism, and is the only resort on the island. I've been to many beautiful places around the world and haven't experienced anything quite like this. The beach is great and you basically have it to yourself most of the time. Crystal blue warm water, easy swimming and snorkeling right off shore. Private palapa with beach chairs for each room. THE STAFF is simply outstanding. Every single person calls you by name, and is genuinely happy to be at your service. Vata, who acts as the spokesperson for the resort in many ways, and heads up all activities, is a true star. He made every day/night fun, and is always in great spirits. The house band plays every night at Bula hour (happy hour) and they are fantastic. Mix of Fijian songs and cover songs - sets the perfect mood. The way the resort is set up allows you to choose your own adventure (or no adventure at all). There are daily activities which you can choose to participate in, or you can lay in your private palapa on the beach. Definitely make an effort to be at Bula hour each night to watch the sunset. The food is perfectly acceptable for an island experience (especially a remote one). Breakfast is pretty straightforward, lunch menu has tons of options many of which I really liked, and dinner is fine although more limited options. We stuck to seafood as much as possible. Also, make sure you ask about the extra day trips/activities - private picnic, dinner on the beach, deep sea fishing, etc.

I’m so glad to have found this resort! We had been longing to travel to Fiji for over 10 years. I did research on several different hotels/resorts for years. Nothing ever seemed to be the right fit, until Viwa!! Everything; from booking, communication (emails), room, activities, food and entertainment were top notch! This was a last minute opportunity for us, so I reached out via email for information. Sheung was excellent in communicating back and forth with me prior to our visit. Her emails were very detailed and informative. From the moment we arrived at Viwa, we felt like VIP’s. The staff and owner welcome (with singing) was amazing! We were recognized by name from day 1 through our departure. The staff really goes above and beyond with their guests. I can’t praise them enough. They really made us feel welcome and appreciated. It was nice to mingle with the owners throughout our stay. They are really friendly and have interesting stories to share. I’m a picky eater and I found the food to be delicious! I never had a problem finding something to eat. There was quite a variety and I was able to try a different dish each day we were there. The burre’s were well equipped and comfortable. The housekeeping staff always seemed to sneak in when we were out doing something and we would return to a nicely cleaned room. There were plenty of activities to keep us busy and most were free. I liked reviewing the activity board each day to see what the options were. The only activities we paid for were the deep sea fishing and scuba certification. Roy was very thorough in his instruction and made my husbands dive a great experience. We looked forward to the singing each day. The staff have beautiful voices and really seem to enjoy what they do. Did I mention how wonderful they were? Even now, remembering this trip, I’m filled with joy and smiles for the way they made us feel. It was hard to leave! I really didn’t like seeing our name on the departure board. We really appreciated the small size of the resort (only 11 burre’s) and the fact that it was adults only. We practically had the pool to ourselves each time we were there. It was also very quiet, which really makes you feel like you have the island to yourselves! I HIGHLY recommended Viwa Island Resort! Thank you so much to Sheung, Roy and the entire staff, you made our vacation unforgettable!! I hope that we can make it back, soon!

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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 Naukacuvu Beach and Manta Ray 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 Sunrise Beach and Sunset Beach.


Start your day off right with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, 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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 195 reviews