This was a perfect find for our group of travelers. We were looking to stay on the coral coast near Votua, and stumbled upon this. It was a real pleasure and a relaxing home base for exploring the reefs with excellent food.
Shaan, along with Francis and Kate, welcomed us the entire time. Although we could have ordered each meal daily, we found just enough food at the local grocery for breakfast and some lunches. Other days found us away from the house for lunch, so the flexibility was nice. When we had dinner - each night but one - it was always spectacular.
The amenities of the home, the gracious staff, the views were all great. Andi came by each afternoon to get us out of our laziness for hand line fishing, rugby, coconut bowling, coconut shaving, sack races, and good fun.
While staying here, ask Shaan about meeting Victor Bonito of Reef Explorer Fiji for an educational trip into reef ecology.
We were fortunate to stay at both LomaniWai & Mokusiga Villa's, hosted by the Kumar Family and their wonderful staff members.
Location is secluded which makes for a quiet relaxing holiday however there are lots of activities only a short drive away.
The chef option is a must, worth every cent (see my review for Mokusiga)
Thank you Kate for making sure everything was perfect
A perfect family holiday
Hope to see you all soon xx
We have just spent one of best weeks imaginable at the Lomani Wai Villa at Maui Bay, approx 90 mins from Nadi. Francis, Kate and their wonderfully friendly team helped make this the holiday of a lifetime. The Villa was superb. Spacious, luxurious and beautifully presented. Situated on the water front, the view over the lagoon and reef could not be surpassed.The traditional Fijian Lovo evening is a must! From helping prepare the baskets to the Kava ceremony, we were able to follow and enjoy the entire process. Seta's guitar and beautiful singing was not to be missed.
Handy to several attractions, the staff arranged for pickups/ drop offs eliminating the need for a car. We all felt truely special as we were treated to the warmest hospitality possible. Ideal for our family group, it was very private and so relaxing.
We've been home for 2 weeks and can't wait to return to Fiji and Lomani Wai! When you travel somewhere you've never been before, a lot of your preparation time is spent hoping that things are as they appear. With Lomani Wai, things were BETTER than they appeared! The villa is as beautiful as it looks in pictures, but what you cannot see is the beautiful staff, their smiling faces, the attention to detail, the accessibility of Shaan (the owner), the friendliness of ALL of the people of Fiji, and the overwhelming sense of being "home". We could not have been made more welcome, and Shaan could not have been more helpful in planning our incredibly memorable activities.
We traveled with 4 grown children and did everything from SCUBA lessons, to white water rafting, to visiting with the beautiful Fijians in their villages.
Seta was amazing and took all of us hand-line fishing off the nearby dock, climbed a coconut tree so we could sample the fresh coconut water, took us out to collect Hermit crabs for crab races, in addition to serenading us regularly over dinner or the at the beach bonfire.
The beautiful smiling faces of Sulu and the house staff brightened every day, and the visits from the chefs Zarina and Fida(sp?) at each meal were highlights!
We highly recommend the all inclusive package with meals included - easily restaurant quality if not higher.
BOOK LOMANI WAI - YOU WILL BE SO HAPPY THAT YOU DID!
The Hack Family, California, USA
We booked Lomani Wai for a family birthday. We had three generations and everyone loved every minute of every day. Our days started with freshly cooked breakfast served by beautiful smiling staff. Then we had the choice of swimming relaxing or being entertained by Joe who made sure that our little ones aged 6, 4 and 18 months as well as the rest of the family had a ball. Before we knew it it was time for lunch which was always delicious then more relaxing swimming followed by feasts for dinner. There were plenty of adult activities as well such as swimming from the jetty a short stroll down the beach, snorkelling amongst the coral, kayaking, reef walking etc which are all a stones throw from the villa. The staff were all wonderful. They made sure that we felt comfortable at all times. The personal experiences such as being sung to by the entire staff or serenaded by Seta over dinner made for beautiful memories. I can't recommend this villa enough. The experience was better than I could have expected. Thank you Shaan your villa was perfect