Vomo, in the northern Mamanuca Islands, has long been among Fiji’s top private island resorts. The island – 15 minutes by helicopter or 90 minutes by boat from Nadi – is said to have been a favoured retreat of Fijian chiefs long before it became today’s five-star resort. Over the past couple of years family-friendly Vomo has undergone major reburbishments. Early this year the award-winning resort closed for nine weeks while its 28 Beachfront and Hillside villas were completely revamped, given new custommade furnishings, luxuriously appointed bedrooms and chic new bathrooms. New Beachfront Retreats were added, complete with their own private outdoor bathing decks. Along the way, the iconic Rocks Bar got a makeover, with an open-air show kitchen featuring a Japanese robata grill, tandoori ovens and a raw bar centre-stage, a new bar and sunset deck. The air-conditioned villas all feature L’occitanestocked bathrooms, complimentary same-day laundry service and all mod cons. Many of them can interconnect to make larger family units. The Royal Villa is something else again, with three en suite bedrooms and a private pool, while the Residence Villa comes with four ensuite bedrooms, a private pool and butler service. The Reef Restaurant is Vomo’s main dining spot, with daily changing à la carte lunch and dinner menus. On balmy evenings guests dine poolside and lunch may be served under the trees on the beach. Private dining options are also available. Vomo’s Kids Village includes an under-fours room, kitchen for cooking classes, media room, craft tables and large outdoor areas. Kids Village supervisors entertain children into the evening. Must-do’s for older guests might include sunset cocktails at The Rocks Bar or sunrise over the Pacific from Mt Vomo, a kava ceremony, golf on the nine-hole course or a snorkelling or scuba excursion. Honeymooners might choose to escape to Vomo Lailai (Little Vomo), the tiny secluded island a short boat ride to the west, or maybe book a couples massage in the resort’s Senikai Spa.