Need To Know
30, including two multi-room villas.
11am; check-in, 2pm, both flexible subject to availability.
Double rooms from $916.02 (FJD1,900), excluding tax at 25 per cent.
Rates include à la carte breakfast, all meals, select non-alcoholic and minibar soft drinks, fruit and a bottle of wine on arrival, laundry service, non-motorised watersports, sunset canapés in the bar, weekly meke performance and cocktail party.
Transfer costs from main island Viti Levu are extra. Smoking is allowed outdoors only (public areas and room decks).
At the hotel
Private-island beaches, Kui Spa and fitness centre, swimming pool, watersports, PADI dive centre, 9-hole golf course, tennis, volleyball and badminton courts, croquet, petanque, gym, gardens, two restaurants, two bars, kids' club, Chiefly Bure with computer, TV, DVD and book library, free WiFi throughout. Expect a new adults-only pool, on the island's more secluded west side, soon. In rooms: CD player, iPod dock, minibar, L'Occitane toiletries, outdoor deck and dining area. The larger Royal Villa and Residence both have cable TV, a DVD player, kitchen and a private pool; the Residence features butler service.
Our favourite rooms
All Vomo's digs are dreamy, with simple mod-Fijian styling, ensuite showers and spa baths. If views are your bag, aim for the lofty, more private Hillside Villas. We like the ocean-hugging Beachfront Villas best though, with some interconnecting options and outdoor dining decks and sunloungers just a sashay from the sea. Families or friends can take their pick from the luxe three-bedroom Royal Villa or four-bedroom Residence, which both boast kitchens and private pools. The 28 standard villas each sleep two adults and two children.
The sleek, spacious outdoor pool is flanked by Vomo's Reef Restaurant and Vuda Bar with inviting contemporary loungers for soaking up sun and sea views, and chic white parasols if you need shade.
Kui Spa has two couples' treatment rooms, outdoor rainshowers and tempting Sodashi treatments carried out by skilled Thai therapists. Facials with marine plants and Himalayan salts, algae and green tea-infused body treatments, head-to-toe massages and mani-pedis round off the indulgent menu, and signature treatments are designed to lull guests into deep relaxation. Packages and in-villa treatments are available too.
Snorkellers should bring a rash shirt to avoid sub-aqua sunburn or scrapes. Landlubbers, pack trainers for island walks or hitting the tennis court.
A minimum five-night stay applies from 20 December to 5 January, with a FJ$450 surcharge an adult for New Year’s Eve (FJ$300 for Christmas Eve), including dinner; there's no surcharge for children. To rev up the romance, book a private picnic on the button-cute beach of smaller sister island Vomo Lailai, just two minutes away by boat. Staff will drop you off for a few hours with a gourmet picnic, chilled drinks and a two-way radio. Just call when you want to come 'home' or swim back.
Pets are not permitted.
Welcome. Vomo provides free baby cribs for infants; extra beds for older children age four to 12 are covered by their food charge (FJ$250 each a day). Babysitting costs FJ$15 an hour, with a day's notice required, and there's a fab free kids' club.
The hotel grows organic herbs, vegetables and fruit to serve in its restaurant and has propagated more than 50,000 plants to create native gardens on Vomo. Plastic water bottles are recycled, with proceeds supporting the villages of local staff.