Dreamy experience at Vomo! Traveling from the USA, Vomo is a long way to go. But from the second we arrived, we were treated...read moreTraveling from the USA, Vomo is a long way to go. But from the second we arrived, we were treated like royalty and thrilled with our experience!
We spent a week on Vomo for our honeymoon, staying in a hillside villa. The amenities were fantastic - the villa was beautiful, resort grounds extremely well-kept, and dining areas organized and clean.
The island itself would be difficult to beat. It is completely surrounded by beautiful coral. Daily (complimentary) snorkeling excursions explore all the beautiful coral around the island. If you are out-doorsy, take a hike up Mount Vomo, but do this early in the morning or late in the evening so you aren't exposed by the midday sun.
The food, OH the food. It was phenomenal. Every meal offers a starter, entree, and dessert, and we were blown away by almost everything we ate there. Fresh juices and fresh-caught seafood were in almost every meal. We literally watched the staff bring in fish they caught in the morning for meals that day. Unreal!
One of the major highlights was the staff. Every person was so friendly and welcoming. They would literally do anything we asked (and some things we didn't ask) to make our experience unforgettable. Like I said earlier, we truly felt like royalty based on the excellent service. Be sure to get to know the staff members. They are great people, and have so much to share about Fiji and Vomo both.
Finally, the "little things" and attention to detail were really what made Vomo "home". From the nightly turndown service, to every staffmember greeting guests with a hearty "bula", to the cold minted towels at meals on a hot day, to bug spray in the rooms and at the bars, the little things are really what made this island feel like home in our week there.
A few "pro tips":
- If staying in a hillside villa, request one high up on the hill. The walk is difficult to get up there, but the view is SO worth it.
- Grab lunch on the beach - kick off your shoes and enjoy the sand between your toes as you eat!
- Don't miss sunset at the Rocks Bar!
- We took the boat from Port both to & from the island. The boat to the island wasn't bad, but we recommend taking a plane or helicopter back to the airport. It just saves on travel time and keeps you out of the elements at the start of a long journey home.
We really felt like we were leaving our 2nd home when we left Vomo. Thank you & vinaka for such a great week there!read less - 17/11/18
The best family holiday you could imagine!! If you are looking for a family holiday where you don’t have to think about anything other than having a...read moreIf you are looking for a family holiday where you don’t have to think about anything other than having a good time swimming, exploring etc then this is the place.
The accomodation is great but what makes Vomo incredible is the staff. Nothing is too much trouble. While we have been staying we booked next year!!
If you have young kids this is definitely the place. It has the best kids club I’ve ever experienced!! I highly recommend Vomo!read less - 28/09/19
Best resort in Fiji This is our first time, but it won’t be our last!
If your idea of a dream holiday, is idyllic white...read moreThis is our first time, but it won’t be our last!
If your idea of a dream holiday, is idyllic white sand beaches, great pools, fantastic food, and beautiful well appointed 5-star bures, then Vomo will suit you well. The friendly helpful staff make this resort even better. The new Reefside adult only side adds a new dynamic, but the whole resort is fantastic whether you have come with the family or not.
The cost included meals are the best we have encountered in the Pacific. First rate food that would not be out of place in the better restaurants of AUCKLAND.
Definitely worth splashing out for the helicopter transfer from Nadi airport.read less - 30/10/19
From the moment we arrived we were impressed. After a short 8 minute helicopter transfer from Nadi we arrived to a very warm welcome on Vomo and check-in...read moreAfter a short 8 minute helicopter transfer from Nadi we arrived to a very warm welcome on Vomo and check-in formalities were kept very personal and very relaxed.The delicious fresh pineapple and ginger juice was a treat.
The Villas are really spacious and well appointed all with lovely views of the sea.
What really impressed us was the service and cuisine.The service was always prompt and friendly. the food was delicious,fresh and well presented. All food and non alcoholic beverages are included in the daily rate.
While family friendly there is a completely separate are for adults only called The Rocks with a magnificent pool, bar and restaurant. Amongst the best I have seen.
The Resort has a great tennis court, 9 hole golf course, gym and walking/hiking trails if you are after some exercise.read less - 17/09/19
Best family vacation we've ever had! We just returned from a one week stay at VOMO. We treated our adult children and their young kids (ages...read moreWe just returned from a one week stay at VOMO. We treated our adult children and their young kids (ages 2 and 4) to four beach villas. From the moment our helicopters landed, we felt like we were guests in the home of friends. Friendly welcoming staff and attentive management- they anticipated our needs. The kids club and nanny services were impeccable- the little ones didn't want to leave all their new friends! Food, beverages and service were the best I've had in three trips to Fiji. The activities center, including resort scuba instruction for three , was very professional, with new equipment. As elsewhere in the resort, we felt very safe. Our sons took a surf expedition one day and had a great experience. Other people went fishing and caught several large fish. The staff became friends; we had so much fun with all of them. The rooms were beautifully maintained and very comfortable. Even thought the resort was almost full, we felt we had the place to ourselves, because the grounds are so spacious. Early morning hikes up the hills, moonlit walks on the seemingly limitless beaches with the little ones to look for crabs and little frogs were all so much fun. It was difficult to leave. We will return and encourage other families to go. The ambiance of the place was extremely comfortable, without being stuffy pr pretentious; perfect for a family (no need to dress... We just returned from a one week stay at VOMO. We treated our adult children and their young kids (ages 2 and 4) to four beach villas. From the moment our helicopters landed, we felt like we were guests in the home of friends. Friendly welcoming staff and attentive management- they anticipated our needs. The kids club and nanny services were impeccable- the little ones didn't want to leave all their new friends! Food, beverages and service were the best I've had in three trips to Fiji. The activities center, including resort scuba instruction for three , was very professional, with new equipment. As elsewhere in the resort, we felt very safe. Our sons took a surf expedition one day and had a great experience. Other people went fishing and caught several large fish. The staff became friends; we had so much fun with all of them. The rooms were beautifully maintained and very comfortable. Even thought the resort was almost full, we felt we had the place to ourselves, because the grounds are so spacious. Early morning hikes up the hills, moonlit walks on the seemingly limitless beaches with the little ones to look for crabs and little frogs were all so much fun. It was difficult to leave. We will return and encourage other families to go. The ambiance of the place was extremely comfortable, without being stuffy pr pretentious; perfect for a family (no need to dress up for meals) Moreread less - 04/11/19
Perfect Fiji Resort for an active family Vomo was our choice for Christmas 2018 and we had a fantastic time. We choose Vomo because it is...read moreVomo was our choice for Christmas 2018 and we had a fantastic time. We choose Vomo because it is a family place and we all love to dive - and the diving was fantastic. Even the snorkeling was incredible. Accommodations are luxury without being over the top. The dining was better than expected and our family voted it as "great". From my picky 12 year old to my 19 year old - everyone enjoyed and Vomo did a nice 'special' dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Best is the range of activities. Water sports of all types and excursions to Little Vomo and beyond as well as the fun workout of climbing Mt. Vomo or circumnavigating the island at low tide. The adult pool was under construction when we were there and that will be a great addition for those who want some away time. Having said that, we always had plenty of 'space' with beach to ourselves. We will visit again for sure.read less - 31/01/19
First time to Vomo We travel to Fiji several times a year and on this trip we decided to try Vomo Island for the...read moreWe travel to Fiji several times a year and on this trip we decided to try Vomo Island for the first time. We were not disappointed.
The transfer is smooth, convenient and sees you on the island in around one and a half hours from leaving the Nadi departure lounge. Vomo meets you, takes you on an easy just over 30 minute drive to Vuda Marina where a fast, clean boat is waiting to transport guests to the island. Alternatively, they recommend helicopter from Nadi International, or there is an option to use float plane (this sometimes requires customers to wait extended periods of time before transportation).
On arrival at Vomo the greeting is the normal, friendly Fijian welcome. At this stage I must point out the staff are friendly, relaxed and attentive. A special mention of Tim who we met on another resort years ago, great service, knowledge and help throughout our stay.
Our accommodation was on the hillside, a small but steep climb which was pleasant and offered nice water and foliage views. The room was well appointment and the cleaning done efficiently each day. Bathroom was spacious, decks lovely with nice sunbed and small table and chairs to enjoy. The bedroom was adequate and a curtain can be drawn across for guests with children. The fridge is well stocked with both nibbles and non-alcoholic, complimentary beverages. Loved the cookies given every couple of days to enjoy and the complimentary laundry service is appreciated as the chore of washing clothes becomes tiresome and difficult.
We enjoy walking and made the trip to the yoga platform and around most of the beaches. Didn’t get to Eastern Beach as the rocks were slippery and our footwear inadequate. Some of the climbs are steep and should be done early in the day, when the heat is not excessive. The views from vantage points are spectacular and the grounds on the island are beautifully maintained. There is a small library, TV room (TV’s were not in our room. Although we do not often watch we do like the option especially in inclement weather). Children appear well catered for with a kids club and many smiling staff members occupying the smaller guests. There is even golf for those so inclined.
Off island activities are the normal and we did thoroughly enjoy the picnic. It is on a small, steep island just off Vomo itself. Interesting rock formations, caves and although the beach is small it is beautiful and the water crystal clear. The packed lunch was lovely and the addition of table and chairs on the beach a nice touch.
“The Rocks” is an adults only area. The location is beautiful, the pool luke warm and the view gorgeous. The attention around the pool, by staff, is efficient and friendly and a small van/bus can transport quests if they do not wish to walk. The bar area is pleasant and there is a restaurant with lovely water views. The evening meal is offered, at this stage, twice per week. We ate here once and enjoyed the meal. However, we did not have a memorable lunch and preferred what was available in the main restaurant. This is obviously only our opinion but some more “ordinary” choices would have been appreciated as many were not to our taste. We do dine overseas, including Fiji, extensively.
The main restaurant offers breakfast and includes a cool room. We have not seen this at another resort and it was fantastic keeping food fresh and free of flies. Lovo evening was superb and the service good with attention to detail that is often lacking in Fijian resorts. The meals were good, but not the most memorable part of our stay (Lovo night had an exceptional and decadent dessert choice). A special mention to Zac whose incredible voice we have enjoyed in the past (at a resort we often frequent). Lovely to hear him again and enjoy one of the best voices we have come across in Fiji.
One of our main concerns, before this visit, was that Vomo might be too formal to suit us. Definitely this was not the case. They are relaxed and attentive, while obviously you can dress formally if you so wish, most people are there to step back, enjoy Fiji and the beach/holiday atmosphere. We will definitely be back to Vomo in the future and have no hesitation in recommending it to both families, individuals and couples.read less - 24/10/19
So great we are going back again 1 year later Pros: Our hillside room had a great view of the ocean and Little Vomo off to the side. The...read morePros: Our hillside room had a great view of the ocean and Little Vomo off to the side. The room was spacious and beautifully appointed. The patio was roomy with a luxurious 2 person couch with many pillows and when I requested another lounge chair as we were 3 people they brought it up the hill for me. Their service was always fantastic and we were treated like we were very special guest. Every person was cheerful and smiling and would do what they could to make us happy. We arrived before 10 am and they invited us to have a full breakfast while we waited for our room to be made ready. The food was plentiful and mostly fabulous. The breakfasts were superb with a cold room buffet that varied a little and included cold cuts such as prosciutto and smoked salmon (lox) and assorted nuts /dried fruits to mix as you please including macadamia nuts (which looked like peanuts). You also could order from a breakfast menu which had many tasty choices. Coffee service is very slow but is very good made from a restaurant espresso machine. Every lunch and dinner had a choice of appetizer, a choice of main, and a choice of dessert. The dessert choices always included a "pastry" and a flavor of ice cream and of sorbet. The coconut sorbet was the creamiest, fluffiest, tastiest "ice cream" ever. The Wednesday cold room all you could eat desserts was a nice surprise though if we had been told about it in advance we would have had a lighter lunch to better enjoy the large selection of desserts, many of which had not been on the menu. There I tried the rainbow colored (kids?) pound cake which was very buttery and moist. Lunch was greatly enhanced by the surroundings -- eating on the sand next to the beautiful aquamarine and turquoise ocean under the shade of palm trees was fabulous. The Fiji night dinner was very good. All meals included free soft drinks and we could get soft drinks from the bar any time. The trip to Little Vomo is well worth doing. You have a private island for a few hours with linen covered eating table to have the picnic lunch, cushioned chaise lounge chairs and there is even a secluded "tree house" with cushioned chaise lounge chairs. The daily snorkel trips are great as is snorkeling right from the beach. The Rocks bar is great although it should have open hours through sunset every night. Walking back on the path lit by tiki torches is fun and much better than the minivan which they always offered.
Food that was spicy though not marked as spicy on the menu such as Thai style dishes.
Not knowing the menu until the meal. It would have been nice if they posted the lunch and dinner menu for the day at breakfast time so people who are pickier eaters could plan their food for the day.
When arriving by ferry or seaplane you have to step from the transfer boat into the shallow water. There is no pier. It would be nice if they at least had a gangplank that could be put from the bow of the transfer boat to dry sand for arrivals to walk across who may not have dressed for getting their feet/lower legs wet.
Overall Vomo is my favorite South Pacific island over others (Moorea, Bora Bora, Tikehau, Roratonga, Autitauki) that I have been to.read less - 22/08/19
Tropical island Paradise One of the best holidays I’ve ever been on! Everything in this hotel is absolutely spot on! From the incredible...read moreOne of the best holidays I’ve ever been on! Everything in this hotel is absolutely spot on! From the incredible waters to the amazing staff. I can’t rave on enough about the staff on this beautiful island. They take the time and effort to get to know you on a personal level, and it just makes for such a wonderful experience. The food on this island is some of the best we’ve ever had. We looked forward to every single meal and often ended up lounging around unable to move because we’d overeaten. Had a private fishing trip with Zak, caught some incredible fish which was then cooked up for us for our lunch. The rooms are beautiful, very spacious and stunning bathrooms. The waters are beautiful with some great snorkelling just off the shore. My kids didn’t want to leave the kids club! It was huge with so much available for kids to do. The nannies were amazing especially Vuli who looked after our kids. Service is unbelievable. Anything you ask is provided to you and there’s no such thing as ‘Fiji time’. The hotel is adequately staffed which is a breath of fresh air! My 4 year old and I were crying as we left. I will be back here without a doubt!read less - 29/01/19
Luxury island holiday We were a group of 5 including my 81 yr old mum . We stayed at The Residence villa and...read moreWe were a group of 5 including my 81 yr old mum . We stayed at The Residence villa and were SO spoiled with attention and the fabulous accommodation and setting of the place . It has its own beautiful pool but the divine beach is a few steps away too. It’s totally private and we also had the smiling and helpful Vani who was our “butler “ but really became like one of our family group for the trip . Whilst we were snorkeling every morning on the INCREDIBLE morning snorkeling trips , she would stay with mum and keep her company . Mum cried when leaving her and I think Vani was a bit teary too !
From the welcome drinks and song to the good bye , nothing was too much trouble and everything done with a smile ! The staff were so terrific. The setting ideal for a “ do nothing much” laze around Island holiday with good food !
The evening drinks in the adult only sunset bar was a high light too.
Would definitely return for some R & R and snorkeling in the future.
My only comment is that I would have liked a few more environmental touches like not seeing the aircon on all the time etc ..read less - 24/12/18
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