Looking for a sophisticated, child-friendly, five-star resort set on its own private island, complete with crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, world-class scuba diving and snorkelling, amazing food and incredible sunsets? Vomo has it all.
I’d been to Vomo in 2014 and earlier in 2015 and was so impressed with it (see my blog entry here) that I vowed to return with my family as soon as we could.
We have just spent 3 days at the resort and I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays we’ve ever been lucky enough to enjoy as a family.
From the moment we arrived – a 12-minute helicopter flight from Nadi, something that wowed the older kids not to mention my husband and me – and spotted the bright white Vomo sign, we felt incredibly welcome.
The resort fully deserves every one of its five stars, and it has just reopened after an extensive renovation. Its 28 villas are beautiful, light and airy, and feature custom-made fittings, many of which have been handmade by local and international craftsmen. I loved the stunning egg-shaped bath in the bathroom!
A sundowner at the Rocks Bar is one of life’s most sublime experiences, and it too has been newly refurbished, and we made good use of the luxurious new daybeds. From December adult guests will also be able to dine here, watching the chefs at work at the open kitchen, on selected evenings. There are also plans for a new adults-only pool here in 2016.
There are so many reasons to fall in love with Vomo, but what stood out to me on this visit was the standard and quality of the cuisine. Dining in Fiji has improved in leaps and bounds over the past few years, and Vomo in particular places great emphasis on its food.
With a daily changing a la carte lunch and dinner menu featuring innovative and delicious – and healthy – dishes, there was so much to choose from. At lunch, we could choose from perhaps a Caribbean barbecue, tuna tataki, pulled bbq beef sandwich, crab and octopus spaghetti with sea urchin butter, or local fish and chips.
Dinners included scallop carpaccio, Thai green vegetable curry, grilled local swordfish with romesco sauce, with desserts of a mango sundae, tiramisu or a triple cream brie and dried fruits.
We enjoyed some of the best meals I’ve had anywhere, and we loved having lunch and dinner right on the beach, a picnic, or at candlelit tables around the pool. The kids’ menu, too, was healthy and delicious and offered plenty of choice – there is even a menu of ‘mashed and smashed’ purees for babies.
The highlight for our kids was the dessert bar at Sunday lunch – with ice-cream and a huge array of serve-yourself toppings, sauces and lollies.
The kids’ club caters to little ones from aged four upwards, (although our three-year-old went with her own Baby Butler and loved it). There is a fun suspension bridge on the way in and there are lovely wooden toys, dress ups, a separate movie room, an outdoor cubby and play equipment. All of our kids thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of activities on offer at Vomo and we also spent hours as a family beachcombing – the shells were stunning. Vomo also offers a Bubble Blowers course for kids aged 8-12 and there is a PADI Discover Scuba Diving course for children 10 and over. We were lucky enough to experience a dive with our oldest son (who is a qualified SCUBA diver), something I will never forget. We did our first swim through a cave and the highlight for him was seeing a turtle.
To The Spa
In 2015 Vomo’s KUI Spa was recognised as ‘Best Spa Resort in Fiji’ at the World Travel Awards and its team of Thai ‘Spa Angels’ are extremely good at their jobs. There is even a ‘KidZpa’ menu and my daughter was treated like a princess when she visited for a mani/pedi.
Fluff and fold
Finally, as if there weren’t enough reasons to love Vomo, as a mum of four children, it was an absolute delight to make good use of the resort’s complimentary same-day laundry service. This alone made it so very hard to leave!
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