Castaway Island, Fiji embodies the heart and soul of Fiji. Close your eyes and envision your dream Fiji. Now, multiply all the beauty you just envisioned by a thousand and that’s Castaway Island, Fiji. The island’s 174 acres are covered in lush tropical rainforest and surrounded by white sand beaches with vibrant coral reefs and crystal clear azure waters. Add spacious, traditionally thatched Fijian style bures, numerous beachfront activities, and heart-warming hospitality, and you’ve found Castaway Island, Fiji.
When we arrived, by catamaran, to Castaway Island, I realized that I could be here for years and the beauty would never cease to amaze me. I’d always envisioned retiring in the Caribbean, somewhere like the Nature Island, Dominica, where it’s clear water for days and constant warm weather. Fiji replaced that dream. The waters seem to keep getting more and more clear; at 60 feet above, we could still see the bottom, and the islands keep getting more exotic.
The sun was touching the horizon and casting it’s rays in all directions. I walked the beach and rubbed my feet in the soft white sand. I could picture retiring here and spending endless days in that exact spot. Maybe playing in the sand with my daughter as we listened to the small waves lapsing on the shore. Or watching the sunset while relaxing in a hammock. Paddling a kayak through the ocean waves while watching for tropical fish. The possibilities are endless when you’re surrounded by so much natural beauty and warmth.
Even the water in the pool is the perfect temperature; cool enough to be refreshing yet not cold enough to need a towel when you’re done. When I laid in the reflections of the palm trees with the water surrounding me, it felt like a dream.
Offering family accommodations and options for children, I could have found my Utopia. Just thinking about bringing Athena here brings a smile to my face. I’m already dreaming about the adventures we can have together.