Need To Know
30, including two multi-room villas.
11am; check-in, 2pm, both flexible subject to availability. If you arrive before your room is ready, the hotel can store your luggage; leave bathers within easy reach so you can get changed for a swim.
Double rooms from £923.66 (FJD2,375), including tax at 25 per cent.
Rates are full-board, and include all meals, plus selected soft drinks. You'll also get fruit and a bottle of wine on arrival, free laundry, non-motorised watersports, sunset canapés in the bar, weekly meke (Fijian dance) performance and hosted cocktail party. Transfer costs from main island Viti Levu to Vomo Island are excluded. Children Cots are free for under-3s; extra beds for under-4s are FJ$50 a night, and their food and drink is free. Extra beds and food for children age 4–12 costs FJ$260 a night each; over-12s pay the full adult rate. A maximum of two infants or children can share a parent or carer's room.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only, including room decks and the bar. Common areas are accessible for prams, buggies or wheelchairs; some Beachfront Villas are also wheelchair-accessible. A minimum five-night stay applies from 20 December to 5 January, with a FJ$450 surcharge an adult for New Year’s Eve (FJ$300 for Christmas Eve), including dinner; no surcharge applies for chilkdren.
Vomo Island Resort will be closed from 12 to 25 February 2017 for some light renovations. Guests will be welcomed back on 26 February 2017.
At the hotel
Private-island beaches with watersports; Kui Spa; gym; swimming pool; dive centre; two restaurants; bars; kids’ club; gardens; playground; nine-hole golf course; tennis, volleyball and badminton courts; croquet; petanque; lounge with computer, TV, DVD and book library; free WiFi throughout.
In your room
Bose Bluetooth music speaker, minibar, L'Occitane toiletries, outdoor deck with dining area. The Royal Villa and Residence both have cable TV, a DVD player, kitchen and a private pool; the Residence features butler service.
Our favourite rooms
All Vomo's 'villa' rooms feature simple mod-Fijian styling, an open-plan bedroom and lounge area, an ensuite shower and spa bath, and an outdoor deck with sunloungers. The 28 standard villas each sleep two adults and two children. Baby cots or extra beds for your brood can be added to any room type, but as both the Garden and Hillside Villas are raised off the ground and are standalone with no interconnecting options, they’re not recommended for families with young children. The centrally located, shoreside Beachfront Villas are the most family-friendly: request interconnecting ones if your children are older. Boasting outdoor sunloungers just a sashay from the sea, they’re also handiest for accessing the pool, restaurant, activities bure and kids’ club. For the best views, try one of the lofty, more private Hillside Villas; they’ll be quieter, but carrying babies or toddlers up the steep hill may prove a drag, and they’re further from the resort’s facilities. Larger families can choose from the secluded three-bedroom Royal Villa or four-bedroom Residence, which boast multiple bathrooms, spacious dining areas, a kitchen and private, unfenced pool. Both include two bedrooms in standalone villas separate from the main villa.
There's no dedicated children's pool, but Junior Smiths are welcome at the sleek, spacious main pool, which is outdoors and unheated in keeping with the balmy, tropical weather. It’s flanked by Reef Restaurant and Vuda Bar, handy for ordering sips and snacks while you keep an eye on the nippers. Inviting contemporary loungers beckon for soaking up sun and sea views, and chic white parasols offer shade. Vomo’s two largest villas come with private, unfenced pools.
Thai therapists carry out Sodashi massages, body treatments, facials, and foot and hand therapies, as well as beauty essentials in Kui Spa. Treatments are infused with natural goodies such as jojoba, algae and Himalayan salt, and packages offer elongated pampering. Couples can book a private room and there are outdoor rainshowers. Youngsters aged 4–10 can enjoy Prince and Princess treats, including mini-manicures and massages, a combined 'superstar' package or 'mother and daughter' and 'father and son' packages.
Snorkellers should pack rash vests to avoid sub-aqua sunburn and scrapes. Landlubbers, pack trainers for island walks or hitting the tennis court.
Transfers need to be arranged well in advance, and if you fancy a spa session, a barbecue on the beach, or an exclusive family or romantic picnic on smaller sister isle Vomo Lailai, it's a good idea to book this when you reserve your rooms to avoid disappointment. Reserve 'Baby Butlers' and spots in the kids’ club in advance, too: the Australasian school holidays from mid-December to late January are a particularly busy time.
The hotel grows organic herbs, vegetables and fruit to serve in its restaurant and has propagated more than 50,000 plants to create native gardens on Vomo. Plastic water bottles are recycled, with proceeds supporting the villages of local staff.