Best place to stay in Fiji: VOMO
By Grace Smith
Part of the Mamanuca Islands group, Vomo is a privately owned property set on 225 acres, just a 15-minute helicopter ride from Nadi International Airport.
Walking distance to
Vomo is a private island with no other resorts or villages, so all amenities are provided by the resort. Guests can walk around the entire island in about two hours and it is a short hike to the top the top of Mt Vomo, with 360 degree views of the island.
Size and style
Vomo Island Resort has 28 villas and private residences. Guests can choose from three villa types; Hillside (65 sqm), Beachfront (65 sqm), Beachfront Retreat (85 sqm) or four private residences; The Royal, The BeacHouse Vomo Residence or The Palms. The villas are built in traditional bure style with spacious modern interiors. Every villa offers an extended sun deck with outdoor furniture, separate sleeping, living and dressing areas and a private spa in the bathroom. The private residences feature a variety of additional amenities, including a pool, media room, outdoor showers and a chef’s kitchen.
This resort is the only family friendly accommodation option on the Mamanuca Islands and is frequented by couples and families.
The resort can be reached by water or air. Sea transfers to the island depart daily and water taxis operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Guests can also travel by seaplane or helicopter.
You need to know this
VOMO Lailai (little Vomo) is a tiny deserted island just to the west of VOMO, where guests can have a private romantic experience complete with a gourmet picnic. A two way radio allows guests to call when they want to return to the main island. The resort also offers a 9-hole golf course, a PADI golf course, volleyball and badminton courts, croquet, petanque and a range of watersports.
24 hour reception
No. Reception hours are 6am to 2am.
24 hour room service
On-site dining and drinking facilities
The Reef Restaurant: This restaurant has a view of the swimming pool and beaches, serving an al la carte menu three times a day. The lunch and dinner menus change daily incorporating ingredients grown in VOMO’s own herb and vegetable gardens.
Vuda Bar: Vomo’s main bar, serving an international wine and cocktail list in an open-air seating environment.
Rocks Bar: An adults-only bar located on the western tip of the island overlooking the white sand beach and Vomo Lailai in the distance.
The resort can only be reached by water or air, so there is no parking required.
The resort has a fresh water swimming pool as a refreshing alternative to ocean swimming.
Yes. Resort-wide and free of charge.
Once per day.
Vomo has played host to a number of Australian and international celebrities including Elle Macpherson, Jennifer Hawkins, Teresa Palmer, Celebrity chef Peter Evans, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Ian Thorpe, Yvonne Bennetti, Karen Walker and rugby union players Matt Giteau and John Eales,
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Weather to go
Fiji generally maintains year round warm temperatures, however there is a spike in temperature during the wet season between November and March. The cooler dry season occurs between May to September. From late October to early November the weather is dry and warm, and there are less crowds as Fiji is at its most popular during school holidays (July-August, and the Christmas and New Year period).
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