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Likuliku Bay, Waya Island, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

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Our Thoughts on Octopus Resort

Octopus is the third Yasawa Islands resort in the group comprising Paradise Cove, Blue Lagoon Resort and Octopus Resort and carries on the tradition of all three - a spectacular beach location, a wide range of accommodation types to cater successfully to a really diverse clientele, a compulsory meal plan and a very close and harmonious relationship with their local Fijian Village. 

Octopus Resort, on Waya Island in the south of the Yasawa Islands Group and the biggest single island of all the Yasawa islands, is only 1½ hours by fast resort boat from Vuda Point Marina on the mainland, so guests here get to experience the sublime Yasawas without the long sea trip needed to get to some of the other resorts out here off Fiji’s west coast.  There is reasonable cell phone coverage and complimentary Wifi hotspots too in the public areas around the pool and bar.  Octopus Resort is on the western side of Waya Island, so the sunsets from the resort are sublime. Being a sizeable island, the interior of Waya can be quite steep in places, but for those making the effort to trek to the top the views are spectacular.  The resort is located on a long beach on Likuliku Bay with a rocky bluff at each end – rounding the northern bluff brings you to another superb, mainly deserted beach off which the marine life (fish and coral) is undisturbed and prolific.  Mind you, there’s not too much wrong with the snorkelling off the beach directly outside Octopus Resort either. 

The resort itself really grows on you very quickly; as they say themselves, it has a truly laid-back atmosphere with its sand floor restaurant and bars and it only takes minutes for arriving guests to be right into the relaxed vibe of the place. 

To complement the resort’s swimming pool with its ample sun-loungers and shade umbrellas, there is a lovely little private Spa Bure, the Sulua Day Spa which offers massage, pedicure and manicure services, daily Yoga classes and a PADI Dive Shop providing access to over 30 incredible dive sites for those guests into scuba diving. The regular day trips for guests to swim with the Manta Rays from May to October are very popular.

One of the many features of Octopus Resort is the fact that their great location, top-notch food and their wide range of accommodation types attracts an eclectic range of interesting guests from all over the world.  To rub shoulders with other guests from such diverse backgrounds especially during cocktail hour and community meal times is a delight. 

Octopus is a good choice for singles, couples of all ages, honeymooners and families with kids of all ages.  We specifically recommend Octopus for Kiwi families with teenage/early 20s kids, as, with the high-quality dormitory accommodation attracting younger (and young-at-heart) travellers from all over the world, there is always plenty of activity around and lasting friendships to be made.

What Octopus Resort Say About Themselves
"We cater to a wide mix of guests, some who are traveling around the world for many months and are budget conscious, as well as families & couples who have planned a special getaway to Fiji.

The resort is quite laid back and we find that most guests prefer the daily ‘beach attire’ of sarongs and swimwear for the women and T shirt and swimming trunks’ for the men. More often than not, you will find that you forget all together about your shoes and go barefoot everywhere. The bar and restaurant have a sand floor, so no shoes needed at meal times.

Breakfast includes the freshest and juiciest in season fruit, toast and preserves, cereals, yogurts, tea, coffee and fruit juices, and daily baking hot from the oven, along with our ever popular “build your own” omelette station, or eggs anyway you like them. And there are always several hot items on the breakfast buffet if an omelette is not your speed.

Lunch is a la carte and could be a fresh salad, one of our famous “burgers”, a wrap, or a Thai chicken curry, there are always daily specials too. Also available fruit platters, banana smoothies, a cold beer or seasonal seafood specials – the list goes on.

Dinner is A La Carte 4 nights a week with the menu changing regularly, it starts with an entree followed by a main course, then dessert, the other three nights are served family style, and one night is our famous BBQ night. We have an extensive menu at Octopus so there’s plenty of variety.

The minute you step onto the beautiful mile long, golden sand beach at Likuliku Bay, you will be on ‘Fiji Time’. You will find some of the best snorkeling and diving in Fiji, just step outside your front door. Our beautiful reef is only a few meters from the shore, and is a self-protected marine reserve. With a keen focus on the Fijian culture and a strong connection with the local village, the resort offers what Fiji is all about and boasts some of the warmest, friendliest people anywhere in the world, come and meet the “real Fiji”. 

Your Accommodation Options
Octopus Resort has a wide range of accommodation options, some options are really unique to Octopus Resort, so we feel that it is important to spell them all out in some detail to ensure you know exactly what you are going to experience when you holiday at this remarkable little resort. We will start with the cheapest option and move on up to the most expensive with the most features.  Octopus Resort has an interesting range of “budget” accommodation options as well as some really super beachfront Villas which have excellent facilities and which would fit very comfortably into many higher rated Fiji Island Resorts.

Compulsory Daily Meal Plan
Kindly note – there is a compulsory daily meal plan which is payable direct to the resort by all guests.

Room Categories
(In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Air-Conditioned 7 Room Dormitory:
The two 7 room co-ed dormitories are both modern rooms with 7 single beds (not bunks), each bed with an under-bed locker trunk, quality pillows, mosquito nets, bedside tables and individual reading lamps. They are air-conditioned. Dorm beds are supplied with fresh clean linen, towels and a beach towel on a daily basis. The dormitory guests enjoy a view of the resort’s swimming pool.
Guests in this accommodation type have access to a modern, fresh bathroom block nearby.
Maximum Occupancy: 7 Adults
Existing Bedding: 7 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Fan-Cooled 4 Bed Bure-style Dormitory:
Quite unusual, but a pleasant option for those seeking a little more comfort.  The Bure-style 4 Bed Dormitories are each a stand-alone building with 4 single beds (no bunks) and their main feature, for their backpacker-style of accommodation is the ensuite bathroom, which, of course guests do share, but is only available to the (up to) 4 guests staying in the dormitory Bure. Being bure-style the fan cooling is assisted by the generous flow-through ventilation from the louvre windows. Bookings are accepted for guests travelling alone on a per bed share basis as well as for couples and groups of friends.
Each guest enjoys quality pillows, mosquito net, bedside table, locker and individual reading lamp. Dorm beds are supplied with fresh clean linen, towels and a beach towel on a daily basis.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 Adults
Existing Bedding: 4 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Private Bungalows:
An intimate 20m2, Private bungalows are ideal for a couple on a budget or for 2 friends travelling together who are seeking a cheaper accommodation option but requiring greater privacy than a dormitory can offer. The Private Bungalows at Octopus are found in the garden area of the resort.  They are fan-cooled as well as having good flow-through ventilation and the price is kept low by guests sharing the communal bathrooms with guests in the 7 bed dormitory. Each Private Bungalow has an exclusive-use veranda and guests enjoy a daily service.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed which may be split into 2 Single Beds if required.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Garden Bures:
Located in a garden setting but only a few steps from the beach, the fan-cooled Garden Bures comprise a pleasant open-plan room which opens directly off steps up from the garden.  Each Garden Bure features a private ensuite bathroom which has the vanity and toilet in the interior of the Bure and which is open to a private courtyard and an "open-to-the-sky" tropical rain shower. Bure size is 30m2.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Premium Garden Bures:
Still in the garden area but even closer to the water than the standard Garden Bures.  At 35m2 Premium Garden Bures are bigger than standard Garden Bures and each one has a substantial, furnished, private veranda.  Guests enjoy the authentic Fijian Bure-style of these bures which have thatched roofs and woven fibre walls and a big, romantic, suspended mosquito net over the Queen bed. The fan-cooling is aided by the incredible high woven bure-style ceiling and the flow-through ventilation. The bathroom is of the courtyard style with vanity and toilet under cover and an amazing courtyard shower.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.
Bullet Beachfront Bures:
These Bures, while very similar to Premium Garden Bures in size and layout, are right on the beachfront, with private sun loungers and hammocks, just a few steps to the ocean. Each Bure has its own private bathroom featuring an environmentally-friendly solar powered hot water system, electricity and ceiling fans in addition to the high, peaked woven ceiling and flow-through ventilation. The open-roofed courtyard shower off the internal vanity and toilet are a delight. The furnished outdoor balcony is the ideal place to relax and catch the sunset and each Beachfront Bure comes complete with private sun-loungers, a hammock, complimentary bottled water and a room safe.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests 
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: 1 additional Single Bed and a baby cot may be added.

Bullet Point Beachfront Bures:
These beautifully appointed, 40m2 air-conditioned premium bures are absolute beachfront. Nestled into the cliff face at the northern and southern ends of the property they all have large balcony space, private sundeck and beautiful open-air bathroom. Beautiful, natural polished timber plank floors are enhanced by the modern, light painted walls and topped off with the most magnificent Fijian Chiefly Bure-style natural woven high vaulted ceiling. Point Villas are ideal for a couple seeking an up-market air-conditioned, beach frontage bure or for a family with younger children.
Amenities include:
Air conditioning, Complimentary Wireless Internet, Room Safe, TV, Coffee & Tea Making Facilities, Iron & Ironing Board, Complimentary Mini Bar (beer, bottled water soft drinks), Private Sun-loungers and exclusive-use Hammock.
Maximum Occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed and 2 Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: A (complimentary) baby cot may be added.

Bullet Poppy’s Luxury Lodge:
The three air-conditioned 40m2 Poppy’s Luxury Lodge units are really terrific accommodation.  Located together in a block, they are right in the heart of the resort.  Each unit has a beautiful big veranda which is furnished with built-in Day Beds and you virtually walk down three or four steps off the veranda right on to the beach sand.  We think you’ll love the cool ceramic-tiled floor and the tasteful integration of contemporary décor with its nice Fijian touches. The bathroom is the beautiful Octopus Resort signature courtyard bathroom with internal vanity and toilet and that wonderful open-air courtyard shower.
Poppy’s Luxury Lodge units interconnect with each other to form the 3 Bedroom Family Villa.
Amenities include:
Air conditioning, Complimentary Wireless Internet, Room Safe, TV, Coffee & Tea Making Facilities, Iron & Ironing Board, Complimentary Mini Bar (beer, bottled water soft drinks), Private Sun-loungers and exclusive-use Hammock.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests in each unit.
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed
Additional Bedding: A (complimentary) baby cot may be added.

Bullet 2 Bedroom Family Beach Villas:
2 Bedroom Family Villas normally comprise 2 Point Beachfront Bures joined by a common veranda or 2 interconnecting Poppy’s Lodge Units. This results in there being 2 bathrooms and plenty of space. When bought as a 2 Bedroom family Villa the price is at a discount to the cost of the 2 individual component accommodation units. There is a minimum 2 nights stay policy for bookings in Beach Villas.
Amenities include:
Air conditioning, Complimentary Wireless Internet, Room Safe, TV, Coffee & Tea Making Facilities, Iron & Ironing Board, Complimentary Mini Bar (beer, bottled water soft drinks), Private Sun-loungers and exclusive-use Hammocks.
Maximum Occupancy: 8 guests. (When 2 Beach Vilas are combined).
Existing Bedding: 2 King Beds and 4 Single Beds.
Additional Bedding: Bunks may be substituted for single beds depending on the makeup of the party. A (complimentary) baby cot may be added.

Bullet 3 Bedroom Family Beach Villa
The 3 Poppy’s Luxury Lodge units (complete with separate lounge and kitchen)  sold to a single party.
There is a minimum 2 nights stay policy for bookings in Beach Villas.
Maximum Occupancy: 6 guests
Existing Bedding: 3 King Beds
Additional Bedding: A (complimentary) baby cot may be added.

Getting to and from Octopus Resort
Located 27 nautical miles (50 kilometres) from the Fijian mainland Octopus Resort is easily accessible either by fast Resort Boat, Seaplane or the scheduled fast catamaran ferry service “Yasawa Flyer” from Port Denarau.
Resort Fast Launch Transfers:
The fast transfer vessels “Merlyn’s Magic” or “Aftershock”, make one return trip to the island every day on the following schedule:
Depart Vuda Marina (handy to Nadi Airport) at 9:00am arriving at 10:30am
Depart Octopus Resort at approximately 1:00pm arriving Nadi Airport at 2:30pm.
The crossing takes just on 90 minutes.
Seaplane Transfers:
Seaplane transfers operate between Nadi Airport and Octopus Resort, taking just over 20 minutes via a very scenic flight. Seaplanes land and take off from the bay at Octopus Resort and glide up to the beach for passengers to embark and disembark directly from the beach.
Scheduled High-Speed Catamaran Ferry:
“Yasawa Flyer” operates a daily schedule between Port Denarau and Octopus Island on the following daily schedule:
Depart Port Denarau 8:30am
Arrive Octopus Island 11:00am
The return journey departs Octopus Resort at 3:15pm arriving Port Denarau at 5:45pm.
The Yasawa Flyer stops at South Sea Island, Beachcomber Island, Vomo and Bounty Islands enroute in each direction between Octopus Resort and Port Denarau.
Our Specialists will consult with you as to which transfer option best suits your itinerary.

Kids Policy
Bullet Little Kids Stay and Eat Free
Guests aged under 5 years stay and eat free when sharing accommodation with parents/carers.

Bullet Children aged 5 years and over:
Meal Plan
For children aged 5 to 12 years, the compulsory Meal Plan rates are approximately 75% of the adult cost.  Adult meal plan rates apply once children are aged 13.

Bullet Kids’ Club
The “Little Squids” Kid's Club is available year-round for children aged 3 years and older. Children aged between 3 and 5 years or kids of any age who can’t yet swim are offered a variety of supervised indoor activities.  For children who can swim and are aged 5 years or older, there is a wide variety of outdoor and water based activities for them to enjoy.
The Kids’ Club operates on the following schedule:
    10:00am to 12:30pm
      2:00pm to 5:00pm
      6:00pm – Supervised Kids’ Dinner
    After dinner until 9:00pm the Kids’ Club Hut operates.
Kids’ Club Activities
During the day there are lots of supervised fun activities, such as cooking lessons, face painting, crab and treasure hunts, snorkelling adventures, story-telling, coconut husking, nature walks, Fijian language games, painting, sand castle building, hair braiding etc. In the evening kids enjoy fun games and movies in the Kids Club Hut. Kids can spend the whole time at the club or pick and choose the activities in which they would like to participate. Parents are welcome to join in some of the activities.

Kids love a visit to the village for a cultural experience they won’t forget in a hurry.

Bullet Babysitting:
A babysitter is easily arranged if required for a small hourly fee.

Check-in/Check Out
The hotel’s check-in and check-out times mainly revolve around the schedule of the “Yasawa Flyer” ferry.  However, for those guests arriving/departing by seaplane, the hotel’s official check-in and check-out times are as follows:
Check In Time: 11:00am
Check Out Time: 10:00am

Cancellation Policy
Bullet All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made between 22 and 30 days prior to 
      scheduled arrival date will incur a cancellation fee equal 
      to 50% of the total cost of accommodation booked.
Bullet Cancellations made less than 22 days prior to scheduled 
      arrival date will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% 
      of the total cost of accommodation booked.
Bullet Guests failing to arrive on schedule and guests departing 
      earlier than planned will be charged 100% of all 
      accommodation, meals & services booked but not utilised

The information on this page is correct as at 23 August 2018 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2019.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities:
Sublime Beach

Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet Sand Floor Restaurant
Bullet Bars (2)
Bullet Day Spa
Bullet Massage

Bullet Daily Yoga
Bullet PADI Dive Shop
Bullet Kids Club
Bullet Babysitting
Bullet Snorkelling
Bullet Wifi in Public Areas
Bullet Laundry Service
Bullet Game Fishing
Bullet Paddle Boards
Bullet Kayaks
Bullet Swim with Manta Rays (May to October)
Bullet Village Visits
Bullet Fijian Entertainment
Bullet Summit Walk
Bullet Wedding Packages
Bullet Vow Renewals

Room Facilities:
Room facilities vary by accommodation type

Bullet Please refer to individual room descriptions.