On arrival at Vomo Island, we were met by Wayne, the General Manager before being taken to our gorgeous room (Beachfront Villa). Vomo Island, in contrast to Navutu Stars really does offer a truly sleek 5 star resort.
The best way to arrive at this resort is by helicopter. Although we took the boat option, we did see many guests arriving and departing by helicopter, and this would certainly offer an amazing view over the Mamanuca islands. The rooms were beautifully designed and offered a luxurious and stylish feel with all the mod cons you would expect from a 5 star resort. Vomo Island is a great option for families or for those who want a bit more going on. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. I was really impressed with the kids club and all the space it offered with a large outdoor grassy area. Children and adults can visit the turtle sanctuary where they breed and house the hawksbill turtles before releasing them back out to the sea when they are big enough – we were kept quite happy watching the turtles being fed and looked after. Other activities include a gym, and lots of water sports: kayaking, paddle boarding, diving, windsurfing, sailing and fishing. We really enjoyed playing on the pitch and putt golf course, but just make sure you wear plenty of sunscreen, because despite the fact that it was overcast and raining, we still managed to get sunburnt!
Although there is so much to do on this idyllic Fijian island, Vomo also offers a very relaxing environment. There is a spa with a couple of little treatment rooms if you really need help to unwind. I hear there are plans to expand and improve the Spa. Vomo is a great island to wander around and explore, and it felt incredibly safe. The beaches around the island are all stunning – amazing soft white sand. Vomo Lailai is the little neighbouring island which is a great spot to be taken for a private picnic. The main restaurant (Reef Restaurant) is located around the swimming pool, in the heart of the resort.
We were both really impressed with the high standard and quality of the food. It was consistently excellent and perhaps probably the best cuisine we ate while we were in Fiji! In the evenings, they place coloured lights around the pool which creates a stylish and funky ambience. The staff were all so welcoming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. On our departure some of the staff all gathered around to sing us the Farewell Song and I actually felt quite emotional and very sad to be leaving. Our one night here just wasn’t long enough. I would definitely return to this fabulous 5 star island resort.
Juliet Morris – Senior Travel Consultant – Scott Dunn (UK)