The Weekend Australian - Travel - - DESTINATION TRAVEL -

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.

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