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OUR thoughts on Castaway Island,
Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
With only 66 individual thatched Bures, Castaway Island is an ideal size for an Island Resort; small enough for guests to receive individual attention and big enough to be able to provide a whole range of services and facilities at a reasonable price for the quality it offers. Castaway Island is well known for great staff, high service standards and perfect surroundings, but it's the way Castaway handles the mingling of families and all the other guests that make it so special. The secret to this success lies in the complimentary Kids' Club which is open 9.00am to 4.30pm and 6.30pm to 10.00pm, the very accessible and reasonably priced babysitting services and the early supervised evening dining for children. The kids love it because they play and interact with other children, their parents love it because their children are so obviously enjoying themselves and are in safe hands and all other guests love it too!

In recent times, Castaway Island has added and upgraded many facilities. In the Bures, the bathrooms have been replaced with lovely modern, fresh bathrooms and all bures have been progressively refurbished and improved (see “Accommodation Options” section below for details). A new “live” cooking station has been added to the breakfast buffet – don't you just love those island-style omelettes and eggs cooked every which way? There is now a 20-metre graduated-depth fresh water family swimming pool complete with cascading water features known as Nuku Marau (the kids adore it) and, the existing 25-metre pool has been totally refreshed, deepened and improved. The Lilly Pond Bar has been landscaped to provide a “quiet pool” mainly for adult use. We’ll state it again – Castaway Island handles the holiday and privacy needs not only of families but of couples and singles travelling without kids SO well.

Can’t relax until emails are attended to? Castaway Island provides a free Wifi hotspot at the Lali Bar, Nuku Marau Bar and Sundowner Bar.

The food at Castaway is also a feature on which guests positively comment. The Water's Edge Restaurant and the Sundowner Pizza Bar are both spectacular locations for dining, both day and night, and you’ll love the Nuku Marau Bar & Grill (which does lovely lunches and snacks throughout the day) and the exquisite Restaurant 1808 with an inspired Asian/Pacific fusion menu.

And then there's the traditional Fiji massage which may be enjoyed either in the Lomani and Demeni Bures, on the beach or in the privacy of your own Bure. Our advice is to book your massage as soon as you arrive because to delay is to miss out.  Keeping fit is a pleasure at Castaway Island, Fiji. While enjoying the natural surroundings, keep fit with a walk or run to the top of the mountain or a walk around the island at low tide.

There is a terrific list of services and facilities which are included in the tariff at Castaway
 Welcome Tropical Punch on arrival
The resort Fijian Village cultural setup which includes a Fijian culinary workshop and hula skirt making (Wednesdays only).
 Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment throughout the stay (refundable deposit applies)
 Complimentary use of all non-motorised water sports equipment including catamarans, kayaks, windsurfers, glass bottom boat, stand-up paddleboards (includes lessons)
 Complimentary Guided Sunset Kayaking
 Complimentary Guided Island Walk either around the island or a Bush Walk. 
 Invitation to the weekly cocktail party including staff Meke (Fijian Dance) performance every Wednesday. 
 Complimentary Wi-Fi access at Lali Bar, Nuku Marau and Sundowner Bars.
 Complimentary Kids Club (3 to 12 years)
     9:00am to 10:00pm daily.
 Complimentary Sunset Renewal of Vows ceremony
     (Every Tuesday and Sunday).
 Staff farewell with song.

Castaway Island is a wonderful location for a perfect Fiji Island Wedding or Vow Renewal Service - see our Wedding Info Tab for information on the Castaway Island wedding packages available.

What Castaway Island Fiji Say About Themselves
“Castaway Island, Fiji, owned and operated by Outrigger Resorts, provides a unique South Pacific island experience – a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Fiji’s most popular AAA 4 Star accredited private island resort has guests returning year after year to experience the magic that has been “Castaway” for more than 46 years. The island’s 174 acres are covered with lush tropical vegetation, surrounded by white sand beaches and vibrant coral reefs. This beautiful private island retreat is a place for romantic couples with or without children. Castaway is the heart and soul of the Fiji Islands, exemplifying the warmth and genuine hospitality of her Fijian family of staff.

Castaway is reminiscent of a traditional Fijian village, nestled amongst lush tropical gardens with individual thatched roofed “bure” accommodation. Traditional high vaulted, hand painted “tapa” lined ceilings enhance the Fijian experience. Island, Ocean View or Beach bures each feature one king size bed and most include two additional single beds in their configuration, with those bures comfortably sleeping up to four persons. The Family Beach bure sleeps up to ten persons. All bures are spacious, air-conditioned, feature quality inclusions and have a welcoming island ambience. 

Three dining venues provide delicious menu alternatives suited to the tropical environment, including all day a la carte dining at the Water’s Edge restaurant, gourmet wood fired pizzas in the Sundowner bar and Asian inspired selections at the Nuku Marau Bar & Grill. At night a canopy of stars, a balmy breeze, moonlit ocean and the melodies of the “Castaway Islanders” provide a perfect accompaniment to outstanding Pacific island cuisine.

Castaway offers water sports for everyone and every age; snorkelling the island’s spectacular fringing coral reefs, windsurfing, parasailing, paddle boarding, catamaran sailing or waterskiing on the crystal clear lagoon. Island hop by speed boat with a champagne picnic, take a dolphin safari, play tennis on a champion ship sized court, swim in a choice of two freshwater pool environments or simply relax in a hammock under the swaying palms.

Explore over 30 outstanding recreational dive sites within 20 minutes of the resort on board the 400hp “Sokia” with Castaway Diving an award winning, PADI accredited Five Star Gold Palm dive facility. Qualified instructors and dive masters offer a selection of dive courses and exhilarating dive options.

Castaway Island, Fiji – everything you come to Fiji to find.”

Our Specials
Meal Plans
Great value meal plans are available to pre-book.
Meal Plan rates for children aged 3-12 are at half the adult price.
Children aged under 3 years eat free. 
Breakfast Meal Plan:
A full choice from hot and cold breakfast buffet.
Half Board Meal Plan:
The breakfast meal plan plus a full choice from all a la carte dinner menus in all restaurants including themed buffets.
Full Board Meal Plan:
The Half Board Meal Plan plus full-choice lunch from a la carte menus is all restaurants including themed buffets.

Bullet Super Special - Value Added Meal Bonus
●  The longer you stay the better the value.
Bullet Book and pay as a part of your holiday package
Pay a one-off charge, which is similar to the cost of 3 days of Castaway Island’s meal plan, and eat free for the remainder of your stay at Castaway Island
 Full choice from the hot and cold breakfast buffet
 Full choice from applicable kids’ or adults a la carte lunch and dinner menus 
 Full choice from lunch and dinner buffets including themed buffets. 
Valid for stays:
   - 01 to 08 April
   - 29 April to 30 June
   - 13 October to 21 December
   - 09 January to 31 March
Dates will vary a little year to year.
1. A minimum 5 nights stay is required to qualify to purchase this Special.
2. Value Added Meal Bonus may be combined with Honeymoon Special Bonus & Unlimited Dive Package 
3. This bonus only applies if pre-paid prior to arrival on Castaway Island.
4. All occupants of the bure are required to be on the same meal plan 
5. Surcharges will apply for group functions and special occasion menus 

Bullet Honeymooners Special Bonus
Couples honeymooning on Castaway Island will receive the following Honeymoon bonus with compliments of Castaway Island, Fiji:
 A bottle of sparkling wine
 Two celebration Castaway “Sulus‟ (sarongs)
 Sun-ripened tropical fruit
30-minute Dolphin Safari island hop excursion for two persons, (subject to prevailing weather conditions).
1. Honeymoon Bonus may be combined with all other special offers
2. Honeymoon status to be established at time of booking accommodation.
3. Valid for honeymooners staying at Castaway Island Fiji no later than 12 months after their wedding date.
4. Valid for stays year-round in all accommodation types.

Bullet Dive Packages
Bullet PADI Open Water Certification:
Castaway Island’s award winning PADI Five Star Gold Palm facility offers a wide range of dives and course options. There are over 30 sites within 20 minutes of Castaway on board their purpose-built 26 foot 400hp dive boat “Sokia” which accommodates up to 16 fully equipped divers. Our Specialists will happily book your PADI Open Water Certification (minimum age 10 years).  Become a qualified diver and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for safe and enjoyable diving. Minimum course duration is four days including theory, pool work, four ocean dives, certificate and log book. 

Bullet Unlimited Dive Package:
Bullet Pay a one-off fee and receive the Unlimited
      Dive Package for the duration of your stay.

We offer a super value Unlimited Dive Package Up to 3 dives per person per day (excluding night dives) for the duration of your stay at Castaway Island. Includes mask, fins, BCD, regulator, weights, tanks and dive guide The cost is fixed irrespective of the length of your stay, so the longer you stay, the greater the value!

Bullet Castaway Island, Fiji/Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Fiji Combo Package 
Combine a stay of at least 3 nights at Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort in any Bure category with a minimum 3 nights at Castaway Island Fiji in an Island Bure, Ocean View Bure or Beach Bure and receive a Resort Credit of F$700 to spend throughout your stay.
● F$300 Resort Credit is provided at
     Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort 
● F$400 Resort Credit is provided at
     Castaway Island Fiji
The Resort Credit may be spent as follows:
At Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort:
● Any owned and operated Outrigger Outlets including all resort bars and restaurants, room service, in-room movies, the Bebe Spa for treatments,golf driving range and the Fire Walking Show.
At Castaway Island Fiji:
● Any of the resort's bars, restaurants and resort-operated activities such as PADI Diving, motorised watersports,resort operated excursions and the Resort Boutique.
1. A minimum 3 nights at each resort is required
2. The full stay between the two resorts will be of consecutive nights to qualify for this special.
3. Additional nights may be added at either or both resort
4. Valid for stays until 31 March 2021 during the following periods:
      01 to 08 April 2020
      29 April to 30 June 2020
      12 October to 21 December 2020
      09 January to 31 March 2021
Dates will vary a little year on year.

Your Accommodation Options
With the exception of the Family Beach Bure and the Grand Bure, (both of which feature more than 1 bedroom), all Castaway Burs have the same layout and facilities; it's their position in the resort which gives them their various categories. At this resort, no bure is very far away from the beach or the restaurants etc. Air-conditioning is a standard feature. In all rooms the King bed is screened off by a sliding floor-to-wall-top divider. This sliding divider is open at the top (where the sloping ceiling joins the walls) to aid air movement throughout the bure.  

All bures at Castaway Island have been refurbished and improved over the past 2 or 3 years with each bure being fitted with more windows and wide-opening doors on the front giving a lighter and brighter feel. A floating wall/headboard has been installed in the main bedroom area and the bed has been turned to face the ocean (rather than side on). The bathroom is accessed behind the floating wall) allowing for wardrobe and cupboard space to be built down each side of the bedroom area.

The partition between the bedroom and lounge areas is still in place and this can be closed for sight privacy between the bedroom and lounge area which is a welcome feature when there are guests sleeping in the lounge area.  The lounge beds have also been turned to face the ocean, so when being used as Day Beds by couples they are facing outwards rather than sideways.  The bathroom has been modernised and new soft furnishings have brightened the bures. Previous guests of Castaway Island will be pleased to know that the traditional tapa look on walls & ceilings has been retained.

Note re reclassification of Beach Bures
Probably due to the large number of returnee guests requesting their favourite beach-front position (some guests prefer a North Beach location and others prefer to be on South Beach), Castaway Island have introduced two categories of Beach Bures – South Beach Bures and North Beach Bures.  To differentiate between the two, a slightly higher tariff has been introduced for North Beach Bures. We can now formally request North Beach or South Beach locations for Beach Bures and, (subject to availability of course), have your Beach Bure choice of location confirmed.

Note re "Castaway 5" Bures:
Castaway 5 Bures are configured with an additional single bed bed or cot in addition so larger families may be accommodated..
1. The additional "Castaway 5" bed or cot is available for stays in all categories of bures
2. There are no minimum stay requirements
3. Castaway 5 bookings are subject to availability at the time a booking is requested
4. To maintain the integrity of the resort guest experience, there is a strictly limited availability.

Room Categories (in ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Island Bures:
45m2 Either located beside the Ocean View Bures but without an ocean view, or set a little further back from the beach, scattered throughout the tropical gardens.
Maximum Occupancy: 5 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 Rollaway Bed or a cot may be added in most bures.

Bullet Ocean View Bures:
45m2 Located on the next row back from the Beach Bures and each has a framed view of the ocean between the Beach Bures.
Maximum Occupancy: 5 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 Rollaway Bed or a cot may be added in a limited number of bures.

Beach Bures:
Bullet South Beach Bures:
Bullet North Beach Bures:
45m2 Located right on the beachfront. Many are only a few metres away from the water.
Maximum Occupancy: 5 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 Rollaway Bed or a cot may be added in a limited number of bures.

Bullet The Grand Bure
224m2 The Grand Bure features 2 large bedrooms, each with an oversize bathroom, an extensive living area and nice big verandas. Formerly the island home of the resort owners, The Grand Bure is in a private spot amidst  the other bures (see Bure 1000 on the Resort Map).  Guests enjoy quiet seclusion and a tranquil leafy tropical view from the verandas of the Grand Bure. 
There is only 1 Grand Bure at Castaway Island, Fiji.
Maximum Occupancy: 6 guests
Existing Bedding: 2 King Beds and 2 Single Beds
Additional Bedding:  A cot may be added (subject to availability).

Bullet The Family Beach Bure
120m2 The Family Beach Bure is made up of two Beach Bures which are joined by means of an interconnecting room to form 3 separate rooms. (Total 2 bathrooms). The Family Beach Bure faces North Beach. Please note there is only 1 Family Beach Bure at Castaway Island, Fiji and it’s highly in demand so book very early!
Maximum Occupancy: 10 guests
Existing Bedding: 2 King Beds and 6 Single Beds
Additional Bedding:  No additional bedding accommodated.

Getting to and from Castaway Island, Fiji
Transfer from Nadi International Airport to Port Denarau Marina or Vuda Point Marina by coach or private vehicle to connect to your boat transfer.
South Sea Cruises “Resort Connections” high-speed catamaran from Port Denarau Marina
This service operates 3 times daily. Passengers travelling to and from Castaway Island on Resort Connections will be able to enter the air-conditioned Captains Lounge area on a first-come-first-served basis. Food and beverages can be purchased from the lower deck. The crossing to Castaway Island takes approximately 90 minutes.
Water Taxi speedboat transfers 
Operate 24 hours a day and subject to weather conditions the crossing Port Denarau and Castaway Island takes around 30 minutes.
Amphibious float planes 
Between Nadi International Airport or other island locations and Castaway Island take approximately 10 minutes from the Airport, landing on the sea at Castaway Island, Fiji before pulling up to the beach.
Transfers may be arranged to and from Nadi International Airport as well as between Castaway Island and selected other resorts.

Families & Kids 
Bullet Little Kids Eat Free

Children under 3 years of age eat all meals free of charge from specific menus.
Bullet Kids 50% Discounted Meal Plan
When parents take the meal plan option, children aged 3 to 12 years are included at 50% of the adult meal plan rate. Children dine from the Kids’ a la carte and buffet menus.
Bullet Supervised Special Kids Dinner Hour
A supervised children’s dinner hour is available daily 5:00pm to 6:30pm.
This works a treat for parents seeking some “adult time” – the kids enjoy dinner under the supervision of Castaway staff then go on the Kids’ Club which is open until 10:00pm daily.
Bullet General Facilities for Children
 Complimentary use of Cots and High chairs 
 Dedicated Kids Swimming Pool
 Babysitting available at F$9 per hour (paid directly to the babysitter)

Family Accommodation Options
Castaway Island’s Island Bures, Ocean View Bures and Beach Bures comfortably accommodate 4 persons - adults and/or children of any age including babies. However, a limited number of bures in all categories may have a rollaway bed or cot added for families with up to five family members.
Bullet The Family Beach Bure 
Accommodates a total of 10 guests including adults, children and infants of any age, in 2 King Beds and 6 Single Beds in 3 rooms (including the lounge area).
Bullet The Grand Bure 
Accommodates a total of 6 guests including adults, children and infants of any age in 2 King Beds and 2 Single Beds in 3 rooms (including the lounge).  An additional cot may be added on request.
Bullet Kid’s Club. 
Castaway Island Resort has one of the best Kids’ Clubs in Fiji, the use of which is complimentary for resort guests aged 3 to12 years.

The Club operates daily from 9:00am to 4:30pm and 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Exclusively for Adults
The Malua Pool is designated a “quiet environment”. Children are welcome at the Malua Pool as long as they respect the quiet environment rule. 

Check-in/Check Out
Hotel standard check-in and check-out times are:
Check In Time: 2:00pm
Check Out Time: 10:00am
Early Check-in
To guarantee immediate access to your bure when arriving prior to midday, the bure should be booked and paid from the preceding night.
Late Check-out
Complimentary use of the hospitality bure with bathroom and changing facilities is offered on request and is subject to availability.

Normal Castaway Island Cancellation/Amendment Policy
Dates shown are specific to 2020/2021 years, but a similar policy applies to all years although dates will vary a little year by year.
Bullet All cancellations must be made in writing.
Cancellation Policy for Low Season stays booked:
      01 to 08 April 2020
      29 April to 30 June 2020
      12 October to 21 December 2020
      09 January to 31 March 2021
Bullet Bookings cancelled or amended between 8 and 21 days prior to scheduled arrival date will be charged a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the total booking value.
Bullet Bookings cancelled or amended 0 to 7 days before scheduled arrival date (including no-shows) will be charged 100% of the total booking value.

Cancellation Policy for High Season Dates:
      09 April to 28 April 2020
      21 July to 24 September 2020     
Bullet Bookings cancelled or amended between 22 and 45 days prior to scheduled arrival date will be charged a cancellation fee equal to the cost of 50% of the full cost of the total booking value at the resort
Bullet Bookings cancelled or amended 0 to 21 days before scheduled arrival date (including no-shows) are charged 100% of total booking value at the resort

Cancellation Policy for Peak Season Dates:
      01 to 20 July  2020   
      25 September to 11 October 2020
      22 December 2020 to 08 January 2021     
Bullet Bookings cancelled or amended between 46 and 60 days prior to scheduled arrival date will be charged a cancellation fee equal to the cost of 50% of the full cost of the total booking value at the resort
Bullet Bookings cancelled or amended 0 to 45 days before scheduled arrival date (including no-shows) are charged 100% of total booking value at the resort

Travel Insurance is recommended
OUR Travel Specialists can advise on all aspects of travel insurance

The information on this page is correct as at 03 September 2020 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2021.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.


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Resort Facilities
Family Fresh Water Swimming Pool
Bullet Adults Quiet Fresh Water Swimming Pool with swim up bar
Bullet Jacuzzi
Bullet Restaurants
Bullet Bars
Bullet Use of non-motorised water sports equipment
Bullet catamarans,
Bullet kayaks,
Bullet windsurfers,
Bullet glass bottom boat,
Bullet stand up paddleboards
Bullet spy boards

Bullet Tennis Court
Bullet Volleyball
Bullet Bush walks
Bullet Cmplimentary Wi-Fi at 3 Bars
Bullet Weekly Cocktail Party

Other Resort Facilities (charges apply)
Bullet Scuba Diving - PADI Five Star Gold Palm awar winning dive centre
Bullet Fishing - ranging from hand line to sport fishing
Bullet Island safaris
Bullet Parasailing and jet skiing
Bullet Banana Boat, "Double Trouble" and Donut rides, Water Skiing
Bullet Outer reef snorkelling
Bullet Night snorkel over house reef
Bullet Surfing
Bullet Island Massage

Kids Facilities
Bullet Cots and high chairs available
Bullet Private babysitting (at additional cost)
Bullet Free Supervised Kids Club between 9:00am and 10:00pm daily
Bullet Supervised children's meals
Bullet Children's wading pool

All guests identified as honeymooners at the time of booking will be
provided with a bottle of sparkling wine, two celebration Castaway
sulus (sarongs), sun ripened tropical fruit, PLUS a Dolphin safari island
hop excursion for two persons (subject to weather conditions).*
*Conditions may apply.