VOMO RESORT, FIJI
Fijian resort Vomo reopened in September after repairs and upgrades following Tropical Cyclone Winston in February. Changes have included the $6.5 million addition of two residences: The Beach House and The Palms.
General manager Mark Leslie says: “It has been a challenging time; however, you have to experience a little rain to receive a rainbow and the enhancements we’ve been able to make during this closure have become our blessing.”
Vomo is just a 15-minute helicopter ride from Fiji’s Nadi international airport or a 75-minute boat ride from Denarau. AND SO TO BED: As well as resort accommodation, Vomo has four holiday residences. The newest additions, The Beach House and The Palms, comprise three and four bedrooms respectively, private pools, entertainment and media facilities, absolute beachfront views and dedicated concierge services. VIBE: Think white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Guests staying at the residences have access to all the facilities of the resort, which merges contemporary sophistication with the island’s natural surrounds. DINING: The Reef Restaurant features daily-changing menus. In the evening, guests are entertained with acoustic Fijian and international tunes and private dining can be arranged. There are two bars, including Rocks Bar, perched above Rocks Beach and open 5-7pm for what else but “rocktails”. HIGHLIGHTS: When villa life gets humdrum, make like Robinson Crusoe and escape to Vomo’s smaller sister, Vomo Lailai, a tiny isle about 1km away that can be booked for a day of romance and adventure. Staff deliver a gourmet picnic and two-way radio — what more do you need? TIP: Fiji is set to be a hot destination this year with a new luxury focus thanks to openings such as Kokomo Island Fiji, a project by Australian developer Lang Walker. Think beachfront and hilltop residences and open-plan villas, including family styles of two or three bedrooms. More: vomofiji.com; kokomoislandfiji.com.