Fabulous Castaway Island
Needing a quick getaway to work on my tan, what better place to go than what's right at our doorstep - Castaway Island in Fiji!
And right on our doorstep is exactly what Fiji is with a quick three hour flight from Auckland to Nadi getting you there in no time. Arriving at night does mean a stopover at Tokatoka Airport Hotel, but first thing next morning - you'll be on your way to the gorgeous Castaway Island.
A launch transfer from Denerau had us arriving at Castaway just in time for lunch - meaning our bags were whisked in one direction, while we headed in another for a much needed cocktail and pizza at The Sundowner Pizza Bar. Ahhhhhhh.
We'd been advised that Castaway was a moneyless island, meaning you settle your bill at the end of your stay. This makes life extremely easy as you don't have to worry about wallets - or anything like that at all. We simply put them into the room safe with all our other valuables and travel documents and never gave them another thought until we were off home.
Our beachfront bure was beautiful and we woke up to the most stunning views every single day. And with the great range of activities on offer, you won't have to worry about getting bored - even if you're an active relaxer! On one of the days we jumped onto the island hopping safari, which is basically a jet boat that takes you snorkelling to some of the best spots and islands to stop at in the area. A highlight was definitely the lunch on a secluded island, along with some refreshing beverages. Pure bliss.
Back in time for dinner, the menu on offer at Castaway Island is amazing and some of the best food I've ever had in the South Pacific! With a choice of either a la carte menu or buffet, you'll not get bored with the menu either. We choose the al a carte and seriously can not recommend it enough.
For a rejuvenating short break, Castaway Island is definitely a strong contender to consider whether it's just a romantic getaway for two, or the whole family. We'll certainly be back.