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    Best activities and experiences at Castaway Island, Fiji

    Best activities and experiences at Castaway Island, Fiji

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    If your idea of an idyllic holiday is being cast away on a beautiful tropical island, but with access to all the activities and experiences you could hope for, then Fiji’s Castaway Island may be your perfect getaway destination.

    Situated on a private island in the heart of the stunning Mamanuca Islands, Castaway is one of Fiji’s most beloved island resorts. With its spectacular white sand beach, crystal-clear water and lush tropical surroundings, you’ll find yourself quickly relaxing into the island’s rhythm, ready to enjoy everything this magical holiday haven has to offer:

    1. Endless options for resort-based activities

    If you’re an “active-relaxer” even while on holiday, Castaway has plenty of ways to keep you busy without having to leave dry land. Start your day with a sunrise yoga session on the beach, play an early morning tennis match or explore the network of walking tracks that criss-cross the island from shoreline to summit.

    After lunch, you can join a friendly game of beach volleyball, challenge the kids to a table tennis tournament or take a barefoot boxing class beneath the palm trees.

    2. Explore the wide blue ocean

    Whether you prefer to be on, in or under the water, there are endless water sports and activities at Castaway to keep you happy from pre-dawn until after the sun has set.

    Glide across the crystal-clear lagoon on one of the resort’s paddleboards, kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, grab a snorkel and mask to meet the various forms off marine life that inhabit the vibrant underwater coral gardens, or take a glass bottom boat ride.

    The thrill of a banana boat ride around the bay is something the whole family can enjoy together, while more extreme activities like game fishing, jet skiing, wake boarding and scuba diving are also available on request. World class surf breaks like Cloudbreak are a short boat ride away, or you can spend a blissful day at Cloud 9: a floating platform, surrounded by endless blue water and equipped with DJ and bar, that serves up wood-fired pizzas and laidback vibes.

    3. Pampering for young and old

    If you’re looking for a little “me-time”, the resort’s adults-only pool, which comes complete with jacuzzi and swim-up bar, is a great place to start. You can drop the kids off to Castaway’s fabulous kids’ club, where the extensive programme of activities offers everything from beach activities and snorkelling lessons to beach bonfire disco nights.

    Castaway’s Vale ni Veibobo (House of Massage) offers a wide range of indulgent spa rituals that draw inspiration from the tropical setting. Whether you opt for a coconut sugar foot scrub or a hot stone massage, every treatment is infused with the Fijian expression of lomani (love).

    4. Experience traditional Fijian culture

    From the joyful welcome when you arrive to Castaway to the heartfelt farewell on your departure, the warmth of Fijian hospitality will infuse every moment of your stay. The resort offers numerous opportunities for traditional Fijian cultural experiences, from village visits to cooking classes.

    Attend a meke performance, where you’ll learn about legends and love stories through dance and song, and enjoy the sense of connection that comes from taking part in a kava ceremony.

    5. Preserve the unique marine environment

    Play your part in protecting precious coral reefs by participating in Castaway’s coral planting initiative. It’s part of Outrigger Resorts’ innovative OZONE programme which operates at three locations in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, working with local marine biologists to plant new coral while teaching guests about the ways they can help to protect existing coral colonies.

    6. Have your own Cast Away experience

    Castaway beach, Fiji

    Modriki island, Fiji

    The tiny island of Modriki (aka Monuriki) is famous as the location where Tom Hanks’ character was marooned for four years in the movie, Cast Away. In real life, it’s an idyllic destination for a day trip – the resort can even provide you with a champagne picnic, so you don’t have to worry about catching your own lunch.


    Good to know before you go:

    How to get to Castaway Island?
    Although it feels a million miles away from everyday life, Castaway Island is only a 90-minute catamaran cruise from the mainland’s Port Denarau Marina. Alternatively, you can add a little extra glamour to your island escape by choosing to travel by helicopter or sea plane directly from Nadi airport.

    Best time to visit Castaway Island:
    Fiji’s tropical climate means there really is no wrong time to visit. Temperatures are consistently warm year-round, and although it’s usually a little hotter during the wet season months of November to April, this is tempered by the cooling breeze of the prevailing trade winds.

    Accommodation options at Castaway Island:
    The resort offers a range of accommodation options that are designed to reflect the style of a traditional Fijian bure. Some are nestled among the resort’s lush tropical gardens while others are set right on the beachfront with ocean views that are to die for. There are few experiences that match the bliss of waking up to the sound of waves gently washing onto the shore, tempting you out of your bed for your first swim of the day.

    Is Castaway Island family friendly?
    Short answer – yes! Castaway has everything you could ask for in a family holiday, from a fantastic kids’ club to endless beach activities. Multiple dining options, including buffet-style dining and all-inclusive meal plans, ensure there’s also something to tempt even the fussiest eater.

    Whether it’s experiencing the hilarity of nighttime crab racing, learning about Fijian life on a visit to a local school, or discovering the magic of the underwater world, a family holiday at Castaway is all about connection and fun.


    Castaway’s endless range of activities and experiences ensures that your Fiji holiday can be as relaxed or active as you want it to be. If you’re ready to dive into an island escape that combines amazing facilities with authentic island hospitality and one of the most beautiful beaches in the South Pacific, talk to your personal travel manager today.


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