With a spectacular setting on an 80-metre sand spit off the northernmost tip of Viti Levu, Volivoli Beach Resort is a relaxed, family-run Fiji dive resort on the doorstep of some exceptional diving. It is located just ten minutes from the tranquil village of Rakiraki and a stunning two and half hour drive from the island’s main international airport in Nadi.
Backed by jungle-clad mountains and with a low annual rainfall, Volivoli’s idyllic setting is matched by warm Fijian hospitality and a rich cultural community. Explore its underwater wonderland, sunbathe on its pristine stretches of sand and visit the local communities that call this slice of paradise “home” on your next scuba diving vacation.
Volivoli Beach Resort offers twenty seven air-conditioned rooms and stand-alone villas, which are all fitted with modern amenities, elegant sustainable hard-wood features and wifi availability. They all offer ocean views, and with three different room categories to choose from, there is something to suit all budgets.
Premium Ocean View
With panoramic ocean and mountain views, as well as a spacious terrace, there are ten split-level traditional Fijian vales which provide a complete “home away from home”. There’s a queen-size bed and ensuite bathroom with twin sinks, as well as a large living area with couches that can be converted into two single beds to accommodate families. They also offer full kitchen facilities, tea and coffee supplies, and a clothes washing machine.
Deluxe Ocean View Twin Queen rooms
There are nine twin-bedded rooms which are ideal for divers traveling together or families. They feature two queen-size beds, ensuite bathrooms with twin sinks, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and deck chairs to take in the ocean views. There is a communal clothes washing machine and wetsuit drying area along the edge of this hotel wing.
Standard Ocean View
The eight standard hotel rooms, with one queen-size bed and two single beds are ideal for families, dive buddies or triple occupancy. They feature ensuite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge. There are 8 steps leading up to each room.
The Daulomani Day Spa has a tranquil setting overlooking the ocean and provides a range of treatments using locally-sourced Essence of Fiji skin and body products. From foot scrubs and facials, to full body massages and indulgent combination packages, their therapists are highly trained to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.
Shaded by palm trees and overlooking the azure Bligh Waters, Volivoli’s pool is an idyllic spot to while away the hours between dives. There’s an expansive sunbathing deck with comfortable loungers, and the restaurant is just a few steps away. If you need refreshments, then just swim up to a bar stool, with their pool bar serving up tropical cocktails and all range of beverages.
Volivoli’s laid-back, sand-floor Nuku restaurant and bar is the setting for all meals at this Fiji dive resort, with stunning views across Bligh Strait. Packages for scuba diving vacations are all-inclusive and the restaurant stays open all day, meaning that you can eat when you are hungry and don’t have to wait for dive boats to return.
All meals are prepared fresh to order from a menu selection posted each day, with breakfasts customisable and a lunch menu that features fresh salads, sandiwches, burgers and locally-caught fish. Dinners are three-course meals, with a selection of appetisers, mains and desserts, and vegetarian and other dietary requirements can be catered for on request.
Fisherman heading out on charters are more than welcome to bring in their catch for it to be prepared fresh by the chef!
Volivoli Beach Resort is situated on the edge of the Bligh Waters’ Vatu-I-Ra Passage - a national marine protected area and home to some of Fiji’s healthiest reefs. Their in-house PADI dive operator, Ra Divers, has more than 25 years experience diving in these waters and unparalleled local knowledge of the more than 50 dive sites that can be accessed by boat.
The Bligh Waters boast magnificent coral gardens and walls where you can see first hand why Fiji is known as the “soft coral capital of the world”. There are also challenging dives at the Papuan Explorer and the 55-metre deep Ovalau wreck, both of which are teeming with marine life. Or for highly experienced divers looking for an adrenalin-rush, the deep reef Breathtaker dive site is home to white tip, black tip, grey reef and whaler sharks.
Ra Divers operate their dive trips on covered launches with twin 300hp motors, meaning that travel times are short and their captain always aims to get you to the best dive sites, even if that means going further from shore. They usually depart around 8:30 in the morning for two dives and return for lunch, with optional afternoon dive trips depending on demand. Shore diving is also possible in the shallow waters surrounding the Volivoli spit.
They offer dive certification courses for all level of divers, with an open-air classroom and shallow waters off the sand spit where beginners can take their first steps. Ra Divers’ highly trained instructors are also certified to teach a huge range of PADI specialty courses which can be added on to your package, and Nitrox is available for an extra charge.
Divers looking for a fantastic Fiji dive resort option, will love a stay at Volivoli.
No trip to Fiji is complete without immersing yourself in the local culture and Volivoli arranges fully-guided village visit excursions for their guests. Be greeted by a traditional Kava ceremony, wander around the vales and learn about the rich Polynesian traditions that are still alive today. Volivoli Beach Resort also hosts traditional dance and fire twirling performances on select evenings.
If you are looking for adventures above water during your Fiji scuba diving vacation, this Fiji dive resort offers its guests complimentary use of kayaks to explore the surrounding coastline, with stand-up paddle boards also available for rent. There’s the option for beach volleyball on the sands of Volivoli spit, or try your luck on a sports fishing charter. November to May sees yellowfin tuna, marlin and giant trevally in the waters, while wahoo and walu are common during the winter months of June through to September.
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