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Yasawa Island Resort & Spa

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Yasawa Island Resort & Spa is an exclusive retreat on one of the most remote and unspoiled islands of Fiji. Just 18 luxury bungalows are hidden among luscious tropical greenery, each only a few steps from a pristine, silky white-sand beach. Celebrated for its pristine location, Yasawa Island Resort & Spa has offered guests from around the globe unique, authentic and enriching travel experiences.
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Infinity pool
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Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
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Nadi Intl Airport
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Gretchen H wrote a review 10 Apr
Cabo, Mexico2 contributions5 helpful votes
BULA VINAKA! Our family (ages 48-16; 6 of us, 3 separate bures) just returned from Yasawa Island Resort. Yasawa Island Resort exceeded our expectations on every level. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed as family, and made instant connections with the staff and guests. The resort has 18 bures, with a maximum occupancy of less than 40 guests, which made for the most authentic, intimate and most amazing experience we could’ve ever dreamed of. I am a travel agent and have been fortunate to travel to many amazing places the last 25 years. (It is worth mentioning that I was not paid, nor encouraged to write this review, and in fact I paid for our stay, it was not comped, so please don't think I am being biased on my review). Fiji, specifically Yasawa, has become my new favorite destination. What makes Fiji so special is their people and their genuine happiness. I have never met such amazingly beautiful people as I have in the islands. Yasawa Island Resort is authentic, rustic, and a true Fijian experience. They are not the Four Seasons, nor should they be, nor should other people on here be comparing them to chain resorts. If that is what you are looking for, don't stay here, you are not the right fit to experience this magical place. They are a small family run resort that employs people from the surrounding villages. Prior to Yasawa, our family stayed at a resort in the Coral Coast...it was massive, had great accommodations, yet tons of people, and felt like we were at a mega resort in a typical destination like Hawaii. Once we arrived to Yasawa it truly felt like we were in Fiji...finally! The resort is on a remote island in the middle of the south Pacific that feels like you may be the only people staying at the resort. The bures are large, clean and comfortable, and just steps away from the beach. I will suggest booking or upgrading to the deluxe beachfront bure if you can. The bure suite category was great, but the deluxe is even better and worth the splurge. The a/c in all bures works well, but you are in the tropics, and it is hot and humid so don't expect it to be something impossible to achieve. We ran the fans and also requested an additional fan, which helped. There are geckos and a spider or two in the bures...they don't bother you if you don't bother them. If these critters, or lack of a blasting a/c unit are going to ruin your trip, I suggest not going to a tropical destination. Bring mosquito spray and use it. We were there after big rain storms and the mosquitos were prevalent. Definitely didn't damper our experience, but it's worth mentioning. The staff at Yasawa are AMAZING! I could go on and on about the connections we made with each person. The meals were great, we never had a bad meal. The seafood platter was incredible. The cappuccinos at breakfast were dreamy. Manasa and his wife (I could cry) worked tirelessly to make sure our family of 6 was taken care morning to night. We have a picky eater in the family who wanted pancakes each morning and fish and chips for all other meals...I am sure it was a pain for them to oblige, but they never said "no" nor did they make a big deal about it...they just made it happen with the biggest smiles on their faces. Our friend Charles at the bar...we love you, buddy! Keep working hard and doing your thing. :) Smiga...oh, Smiga...we miss you and your funky and fun spirit...never change buddy! I saw a comment on here about the staff being forgetful...did you happen to ask again for whatever you were requesting? The staff here work their tails off to make sure everyone is taken care of. They are human, not always perfect (who is?) and they do their absolute best...stop being petty and pretentious. If you are a constant complainer or don't find the joy and appreciation in travel and new experiences, please don't stay here, you ruin it for the rest of us who think it's heaven. So many of the outlandish "complaints" had me laughing out loud at the nonsense of them. Each day there are unique excursions to participate in, or private island beach picnics to enjoy. We did a day trip to The Blue Lagoon caves (where the movie was filmed). The boat ride to the caves was absolutely breathtaking to see all of the islands along the way. Take Fijian dollars so you can support the local ladies and make a purchase on the beach before the caves. We experienced a private beach picnic on the most beautiful beach we have ever seen (go to the one on the website - absolutely gorgeous!). The beach had massive amounts of intact seashells to collect. We did a village visit, which included taking supplies to a small school and interacting with Fijian children and teachers. Take Fijian dollars and donate to their school fund if you can. Take school supplies and or toys and other items for the children to enjoy. Going to the school was heartwarming and so very special. The resort did a lovo dinner where local staff and villagers come to dance and sing for the guests. It was lovely and very special. Lastly, we got to experience a traditional kava ceremony. Each day was so memorable and special that it’s impossible to pick which day was our favorite. Aku, the everything Yasawa guru, was a joy to be around and made our experience fun. The entire activities staff was exceptional. They are all on Fiji time, which made it even better. The beach in front of the resort is massive. Each morning my daughter and I got up for sunrise which was beautiful; and each evening, we made sure to be by the bar around 5 p.m. to mingle with other like minded guests for happy hour and watch the out of this world sunset before dinner. There is great snorkeling near the rocks/activities desk, and fabulous mini waves and a perfect sandy bottom beach over past the spa...just keep walking, you can't miss it. In order to get to the resort, you fly from Nadi to Yasawa on a private 10 seater plane, which I will admit was a bit unnerving at first. Take meds if you are claustrophobic or have anxiety, it helps tremendously - ha ha! Herman, the pilot, made sure we were comfortable and content, and made a fun trip out of the quick 30 minute flight. The day we arrived was the first day the plane was able to fly due to massive amounts of uncharacteristic rain the last 2 months, so we were grateful for sunny days and beautiful weather during our stay at Yasawa for sure. I highly recommend having travel insurance in case you need to take the helicopter transportation (if the plane isn't able to fly due to weather). The day we were scheduled to depart, weather had other plans, and the rain came back, along with thunder and lightning, and the helicopter transport we were booked on couldn't fly for safety reasons. It was chaotic for me trying to get the logistics of rebooking flights figured out, but the staff at Yasawa (Daniel, Lindsey, Jopet, James and Erin) took care of us and went above and beyond to make us comfortable and calm. Our bonus night was a huge blessing. More family time, more time with our newfound friends and family at Yasawa, it was very special and meant to be. I could go on and on about how amazing and authentic this resort is. It stole our hearts, which was evident as we said goodbye. I cry each time I leave Maui or the Tahitian islands, simply because they are so special to me. I was bawling, not crying, leaving Yasawa…as was the rest of our family. A piece of our hearts will forever be there. To those of you who gave this resort a 1 or 3 star review (aka perpetual complainers)...do us all a favor and please never travel again, it would be best for you to stay home in your happy little bubble. You are what is wrong with the world these days. Find the beauty in life, soak it all up, and for Pete's sake appreciate each day and new experience you have been given. To those of you who gave this resort a 5 star, well deserved review...I see you and agree with your comments. I am going to be ultra picky on who I am willing to share this piece of heaven with. It will take special people to truly embrace the uniqueness and authenticity of this place. It's not for everyone, but only those that desire a true Fijian escape and experience. Yasawa is in the process of updating and rebranding the resort to make sure people know exactly who they are, who they will continue to be, and make little minor adjustments along the way. Renee, Lindsey, James and Erin, and so many others are working tirelessly to make it happen...kudos to all of you! I trust that the essence of Yasawa will remain as it is and should be forever. :) It would be my dream for every person who would embrace and appreciate the authenticity of Yasawa to be able to go. It’s imperative that you go with respect and an open heart, and be open to be immersed in the Fijian culture to experience this amazing place. It was unlike any place we’ve ever been to; our most memorable and favorite family vacation ever, and we will without a doubt go back as often as we can. My only regret is not booking our family for more time there. I will know better for next time for sure. Heaven on Earth does exist…it’s Yasawa Island Resort. Bula and Vinaka to you all at YIR and especially all of the friends we met from the US and other parts of the world. We loved connecting with each of you. Let's all plan to meet up at YIR very soon! :) With full and grateful hearts...Gretchen, Jake, Easton, Cadence, Madden and Riley
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Clive Y wrote a review Mar 2024
Perth, Australia3 contributions
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We stayed here for 3 nights on our 7 night Fiji holiday. The resort itself is set along the beach with each Bure having direct beach front access. The beach is great although you need to be selective where you swim as most areas have strong waves and rips. The location is remote but beautiful. Access is by small single or twin engine 8-10 seater planes assuming the grass airstrip is not too wet or muddy. The return plane trip was my favorite part of the stay! The room we had was large and spacious, except the tiny single toilet, clearly the designer forgot this and it went in as an afterthought. The room was clean tidy and nicely decorated. Daily cleaning and turndown service very good. Indoor and outdoor showers a nice touch. The rooms do not have internet, and 3g barely works either. For internet you need to be near the pool or restaurant. This is meant to be a selling point so you disconnect! The rooms are hot, the wind Dora’s not help there is one small air on unit in the room which is way too small to cool the massive room (70+ SQM). This meant 3 sleepless nights just sweating. The other main issue is the food. The selection is poor 2 starters and 2 deserts and 3 mains. Plus traditional long table Fiji night on a Tuesday which had the best tasting food of our stay. The limited menu is all you have as this is a full service catered resort there are no other options. Local staff are pleasant but forgetful. So the price charged is excessive and the service especially food is poor.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anastassiya K wrote a review Mar 2024
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3-star mediocre hotel that falsely advertise themselves as 5-star resort. Quite disappointing. Unfortunately, this has been my worst experience in the past 15 years of traveling. This review will be useful to those accustomed to 5-star resorts who expect a certain standards to be met. Majority of guests are either retires who tend to like everything in a hotel, or young people who are overly satisfied with their parents' provided trip. Let's start with the pros: the hotel does serve tasty food that meets expectations, albeit with an extremely limited selection of only 2 starters, 2-3 main courses, and 2 desserts. Now, onto the cons, which are the most significant and completely unacceptable: Lack of functioning air conditioning: Although the hotel claims to have air conditioning, it does nothing to cool the Bures. These rooms are poorly constructed with flimsy boards and cracks that allow the outside temperature to permeate inside. In fact, the temperature inside is equivalent to the temperature outside. There are no glass windows, only window openings covered with mosquito nets and flimsy blinds that fail to block out daylight properly. I found myself constantly suffering from the high temperatures and sought refuge in the library, the only room on the island with air conditioning. Given its small size of 16 square meters, it often becomes crowded with up to eight guests attempting to cool down and access the internet simultaneously. Unreliable transportation: The promised plane from Nadi to Yasava is merely a matter of luck. I was fortunate only one way. Unfortunately, the plane does not fly even with minimal rainfall due to the slippery dirt landing field. As an alternative, they offer a nearly five-hour ferry ride followed by an additional 30-minute journey from the ferry to Yasawa Resort on a speed boat. In my case, the speed boat was shared by eight people even though it could comfortably accommodate only four. Seating arrangements were inadequate, and we endured 30 minutes of being tossed around on the waves, sitting on an uncomfortable iron storage box. To make matters worse, the boat had no roof, leaving us fully exposed and susceptible to getting completely drenched in rainy weather. The flimsy plastic covers provided were useless against the wind and constant shaking, making it impossible to hold them steady. Passengers ended up with bruises from the constant jostling. Lack of Wi-Fi in rooms: Surprisingly, the hotel intentionally does not provide Wi-Fi in the rooms, despite charging premium prices. As an IT specialist myself, I can confidently say that installing Wi-Fi in the 14-16 Bure rooms would require a mere 3-4 days and cost around $5000-$6000 USD. Considering I paid $1000 USD per day for my Bure, it is disappointing that the hotel manager does not see the value in providing internet access. We bought SIM card in the airport. It did not work in the room either. If you need to stay connected due to work obligations this hotel is definitely not for you. Now, onto the smaller-scale disadvantages: The Bures are cheaply built structures that resemble barns. The white washbasin in my Bure number 14 was broken and poorly repaired with yellow glue, reminiscent of a public toilet. Bures are infested with an abundance of beetles, ants, flies, and spiders. I even encountered what appeared to be rat droppings. The pool, which is shared by all guests, is disappointingly small. Furthermore, it is filled with salt water containing micro algae particles. Astonishingly, there is no shower available near the pool, leaving guests with no means of rinsing off the saltwater without returning to their rooms. Even a simple provision like a jug and cup to wash off the sand is absent. It is hard to fathom how this oversight is possible in a 3-star hotel, let alone a 5-star one. The service at the hotel varies greatly. Female staff attitude suggests that they are doing you a favour. It is truly bewildering why we were charged $960 USD per night for such abysmal conditions.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from James McCann, Owner at Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Bula Vinaka, Thank you for your review. It seems Yasawa was just not the resort for you for that we are sorry. We always like to try to assist with any possible challenges during a guests stay, but unfortunately, we have no record of guests comments issues or requests from you during your stay, so were not given the opportunity to assist you with your challenges, Your lengthy comments around air-conditioning and bures, seems to suggest that rather than our remote boutique property featuring beach bungalows with lots of plantation style shutters and indoor outdoor style of living, a larger more conventional chain property featuring chilled airconditioned rooms and large communal resort swimming pool would have been more to your style. Our recently renovated resort bures are solid concrete structures with lots of indoor outdoor space, plantation style windows with louvres allowing the fresh tropical breeze into the bures. Unfortunately, your stay did coincide with a period of bad weather, that affected all of Fiji – including some substantial flooding on the mainland around the international airport in Nadi. Sadly, when you come to a tropical sunny destination expecting sunshine during your stay, bad weather always negatively impacts the holiday experience for the worse. As a result of the bad weather – your complimentary round trip flight transfers to the resort were not available due to concerns by the airline operating a small fixed wheel aircraft. As a result you were offered two options for your transfer to the resort – a half hour helicopter flight for a small fee or the longer complimentary scenic Yasawa flyer boat transfer – you chose the boat transfer. We do have a resort swimming pool adjacent to the bar and main complex – however most guests prefer to use the 1km long private beach. There a shower located adjacent to the pool on the steps to the beach, likewise there is an outdoor shower on the deck of each guest bure and a foot tap at the main front door entrance of each bure for feet washing. Yasawa is a place for relaxing and unplugging so we do not offer wifi in guests rooms and have no plans to do so in the immediate future. We do offer complimentary wifi in the main complex, lobby, bar and restaurant – Yasawa is not a place to come to sit and do extensive remote working. We strive for our guests to relax, unplug disconnect and recharge themselves, Again we are sorry that Yasawa was not the resort for you. Vinaka, James McCann Owner Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
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David J wrote a review Feb 2024
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Luxurious resort . Amazing location. Warm waters wonderful snorkeling and water sports. Bure accommodation you couldn’t fault. Food and staff tremendous. A treasure highly recommend. We went at monsoon time but still found that we could do most things but I’m sure it would be even better during the high season.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 21 Feb 2024
Bula Vinaka, Thanks for your review. So glad you had an enjoyable stay with us. We are blessed to have such a unique and amazing location. Whilst weather does fluctuate a little during the year we are lucky to be situated in the driest part of Fiji and so enjoy some of the best weather year round in the country. I hope we see you back in the future. Vinaka, James McCann Owner Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
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Peter L wrote a review Jan 2024
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia16 contributions7 helpful votes
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I love Fiji!!! This was my 7th trip to Fiji and each time I like to visit a different island and am never disappointed. We had been wanting to get to the Yasawa Islands for a few years and it was well worth the wait. To fly over this tropical paradise and arrive at a remote island set the scene with the very unique airstrip. We were greeted with the usual infectious smiles, cool towel and flowers as we were driven to the resort. Here it felt like the entire team came out and welcomed us which was lovely. The setting is a visual delight and the resort is relaxed and intimate with such low numbers of guests. We loved our bure which was so spacious, surrounded by Frangipani trees (my favorite) and views of the ocean. We instantly felt relaxed and wasted no time exploring our home for the next week. I cannot fault anything about this gorgeous resort. The food was delicious and so much at each meal with the freshest seafood. There were enough activities to keep us busy, from stunning private beach picnics, a Blue Lagoon excursion, spa treatments, snorkeling, village visits, walks to look outs, volleyball etc. but you could do as much or as little as you liked. It took a cyclone to slow us down as it approached the island and we loved this. The Yasawa Island resort team took every safety precaution and were incredibly professional in their approach to this weather event and we never felt worried. This is their home and they have lived through this many times and know what they are doing. They still managed a high level of service during this time. It was wonderful to meet all the team and have a chat about the history of the resort especially Manasa and Wati and what they created. Even meeting the current owner and the management made our stay feel even more personal with a real connection. This fabulous holiday just didn't seem long enough as I wanted this dream state I was in to continue but we were happy with the 9 nights we were lucky enough to enjoy. It was then time to say goodbye and as the team at Yasawa Island resort gathered to sing Isa Lei I cried at the beauty of their voices and the longing for this incredibly happy feeling to continue. I loved this wonderful resort and all the awesome people we met. Thank you thank you thank you Vinaka Vakulevu and we hope one day to return to your beautiful Island.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 18 Jan 2024
Bula Peter, Thanks of your great feedback. I am sorry your trip was interrupted by the cyclone but glad it went by us without any consequences. Great to hear the the team did a wonderful job looking after everyone - during what is always a trying and busy time for us. I hope you come back to Fiji for an 8th trip and we can welcome you back to Yasawa. Vinaka James McCann Owner Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
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jam1015 wrote a review Jan 2024
Rocklin, California207 contributions135 helpful votes
Yasawa Island Resort is remote and offers all of the luxury you would expect on a beach vacation, we don't normally stay at all-inclusive resorts, but this resort is truly an exception, the meals were very good, the seafood platter is out of this world and the private beach get-a-ways were the highlight of our trip! The staff cannot be more accommodating to your needs! The open air spa is a real treat, ask about their entire stay special for daily services at fixed price. The Bula's are very spacious and both my wife and I loved the outdoor shower! This is not the Ritz or Four Seasons, but if you want to really unplug and enjoy the beauty of Fiji and its people than this resort should be your choice.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: The bula's are all very nice, but if you want to have a more close up ocean view request that at...
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Responded 8 Jan 2024
Bula, Thanks for your comments. Being an inclusive resort allows guests to do as much or as little as they like during there stay. Our Ultimate Spa Bonus package is certainly a highlight for people looking for an indulgent spa treatment package. A massage or any 50-minute treatment on the deck facing the ocean everyday. Being on a remote Island - most of the seafood comes from the local fisherman of Bukama village - straight from the surrounding waters of the island to the resort every few days. Vinaka, James McCann Owner Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
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skip_1972 wrote a review Dec 2023
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions7 helpful votes
What can you say about this place....one wod, Perfect. Treated so well from the time we arrived until we left. Staff are so friendly and helpful, dining and drinking was top notch. Byres really good as well, albeit no internet or tv in them - that means you have to turn off and relax. Can not fault this place, will be back.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be prepared to have to fork out for helicopter transfers as the airstrip sometimes can't handle...
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Responded 8 Jan 2024
Bula, Turning off and relaxing is the thing we strive most for our guests, it is sometimes difficult in this fast paced world we all live in.. So it is wonderful that you managed to relax during your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back. Vinaka, James McCann Owner Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
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Roberto R wrote a review Dec 2023
Wettswil, Switzerland1 contribution1 helpful vote
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Welcome to Paradise. We arrived to this remote island and we were just flashed by the beautiful beaches, very charming hotel but primarily we were impressed by the extremly friendly staff. The resort just slows you done very quickly and you just can enjoy. You can stay by yourself or you can participate to the activities (Picnics, divings, snorkelling, cave visits and many more. The staff is very helpful and does the job with a smile. They are all in our hearts. We definetly felt to be part of a family. Vinaka vaka levu for the wonderful week at your home.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bungalows need a little refresh.
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Responded 8 Jan 2024
Bula Thank you for your comments on our staff. They really are the highlight of a visit to the resort and they do feel that they are welcoming you into their family when you stay with us. The interaction with the local people does make all the difference to a stay in Fiji and we feel that this is crucial to a stay with us. Vinaka, James McCann Owner Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
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Ross G wrote a review Nov 2023
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Wow, what to say. A lot of positives, a few minor negatives that I’ll mention last. The resort staff is amazingly friendly and accommodating. They mean it when they say you’re part of the family. Went out of their way to make sure everything was going well and you were enjoying you’re time. Limited people, so you’re not fighting for dinner seats or pool chairs. The Burre was fantastic. Spacious, a large sitting area and the bed room and bed was large and comfortable. Spacious bathroom, two sinks so plenty of counter space for the ladies. Double shower, as well as an outdoor shower. The AC is not going to freeze you out, but once you figure the most effective way to use the small AC, ceiling fans and widows the room is very comfortable. The AC unit is situated to blow across the bed, so it and a single sheet and you’re fine at night. The Burre is quiet, and all have a beach Burre if you want to sit and watch the waves. The meals were exceptional. Delicious, plenty of variety thru the week and the Chef takes great pride in plating. All dinners were three course (scrumptious appetizers, main course and some amazing deserts). The food was always a visual treat, as well as a treat for the palate. One warning, we’ve eaten crab legs all over, but we have never encountered crab shells as tough to break as Fiji. They say it's the water and heat. But the seafood platter they offer is excellent despite the extra work.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 Jan 2024
Bula I have passed your kind comments regarding the food - particularly the local seafood platter onto the kitchen team. Lobster & Crab on the beach under the stars is a unique experience. Thank you for your thoughts on the air conditioning. This El Niño summer period has been particularly dry which is wonderful for a vacation with us - but also very humid, which has contributed to the abnormally hot conditions. Vinaka, James McCann Owner Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
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Rob wrote a review Nov 2023
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We have just returned from 7 days at the Yasawa Island resort and it would be impossible to say anything negative. The staff are magnificant. The food is excellent. Managment is excellent and we even had the pleasure of meeting Erin one of the owners and it is obvious that she is very passionate about the island and the people. We experienced a cyclone while we were there and the staff barely missed a beat. They very quickly had the placed prepared and kept us informed at all times about what was happening. We had to stay in our Bures for around 24 hours but they kept us well fed and watered. Nothing was too much trouble even during a cyclone. Luckily the worst of the cyclone passed to the west and damage was minimal if there was any at all. it was my wife's birthday and even whilst preparing for the cyclone, were still able to provide a cake at dinner and have the staff sing Happy Birthday. Nothing is too much trouble. The only other thing I will say is, please read about the island and it's location and other reviews before going. If you are after 5 star big hotel/resort experience it probably isn't for you. Everyone else please go and enjoy yourselves. We will be returning.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from James McCann, Owner at Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
Responded 8 Jan 2024
Bula Thank you for your comments - you're right - if you like a large 5-star resort with lots of people and endless restaurants and bars - Yasawa is not for you. We are a remote, intimate small island experience. I am sorry you were at the resort when the Cyclone that came though but glad to hear that the team looked after you well and the cyclone passed by with barely any rain or wind. Certainly a birthday to remember. Erin says hi and hopes to see you on your next visit. Vinaka, James McCann Owner Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
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PRICE RANGE
AU$1,396 - AU$2,384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
yasawa island hotel yasawa island, yasawa island resort
LOCATION
FijiYasawa IslandsYasawa Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yasawa Island Resort & Spa
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
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Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
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Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
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Yes, Yasawa Island Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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