Volivoli Beach Resort

4.25
(3 REVIEWS)

Destination: Fiji

Volivoli Road, Malake, Fiji - View Location

Full-board + 2 dives

$296/ppn

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Volivoli Beach Resort Quick Pitch - Volivoli Beach Resort is the ultimate diving paradise in Fiji for beginners and advanced divers alike, located in one of Fiji's best diving destinations with over 50 superb dive sites no more than 20 minutes boat ride away. The resort is also home to Ra Divers, a fully certified PADI & SSI dive center with over 18 years of experience.

Volivoli Beach Resort Quick Stat

No. of Rooms: 47

Internet: Paid

Air Conditioning: Yes

Private Bathroom: Yes

Beachfront: Yes

Family-Friendly: Yes

Nitrox: Available

Dive Courses: PADI & SSI

Skill Levels: All Levels

Shore Diving: Yes

Dive Center: On-site (Ra Divers)

Non-Diving Activities: Fishing & Kiteboarding

How to Get There -  Volivoli Beach is just ten minutes drive from the town of Rakiraki or a two hour and a half to three-hour scenic drive from Nadi International Airport. Transfers can be arranged upon request.

Dive Overview -  Some of Ra Divers’ most popular sites are in the fascinating Vatu-i-Ra Passage. These sites are a mixture of walls, bommies and drift dives, all of which are teeming with life and color. Sites like Black Magic Mountain, Mellow Yellow and Instant Replay will soon be etched in your memory forever. For those seeking a real thrill ‘Breathtaker’ is a deep reef dive to see an incredible display of large fish, white tip, black tip, whalers and grey reef sharks. Wreck diving also available.

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Accommodations

Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Ocean View Room

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Room Size: 40 sqm (430 sqft)

Capacity: 2 adults + 2 children

Amenities: 1 queen size bed and 2 single beds, WiFi (charges apply), deck chairs, 2 large ceiling fans, air con, tea and coffee facilities, balcony

Deluxe Ocean View Room

Volivoli Beach Resort

Room Size: 60 sqm (645 sqft)

Capacity: 2 adults + 2 children

Amenities: 2 queen size beds, a writing desk, WiFi (charges apply), deck chairs, 2 large ceiling fans, air conditioning, large ensuite bathroom, tea and coffee facilities

 

Premium Ocean View Studio Bure

Volivoli Beach Resort

Room Size: 60 sqm (645 sqft)

Capacity: 2 adults + 2 children

Amenities: Air con, queen size bed, 2 sofa beds, ensuite bahtroom, washing machine, WiFi (charges apply), large private balcony

Luxury Oceanview Bure

Studio style 1 Bedroom Bure

1 x separate bedroom with king size bed, A/C, ensuite with twin vanities/single toilet and shower, 1 x king size bed (2 x split single option in studio style), open plan living area with ensuite bathroom with twin vanities and single toilet.

Equipped with private ocean view balcony, in room lockable security draws, clothes washing machine and clothesline, fully fly screened, coffee table, fridge, microwave, tea and coffee facilities Wi-Fi, individual swimming pool.

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Resort Facilities

 

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Volivoli's Nuku Bar & Restaurant offers delicacies prepared daily from the freshest produce of the local markets
 

Volivoli Beach Resort Features

✓ On-site dive center

✓ Restaurant & bar

✓ Spacious swimming pool

✓ Kiteboarding

✓ Spa services

✓ Beachfront

✓ Internet (charges apply)

✓ Fishing

Volivoli Beach Resort Food & Drinks -  Nuku Bar and restaurant is located in the main complex and overlooks the swimming pool and nearby Bligh Waters. If it’s fish you are after why not try Ika Vaka Lolo, freshly caught Walu poached in Coconut Lolo with local root crops with a glass of New Zealand Sav or, tempt your taste buds with local Eye Fillet steak from the Yaqara district matched with a full-bodied red. Ra Bar and Restaurant is open for Pizza, Fish & Chips and other finger food from 10:30am – 6:30pm.
 

Volivoli Beach Resort Activities

Organised Activities (additional costs apply):

✓ Explore the island of Nananu-i-ra with a hamper & plenty of water

✓ Island scenic tours with Soni & Soni’s tours

✓ Island Village tours to Malake Island visit a fishing village

✓ Sports fishing, explore the outer reach in search of Walu, GT’s, Yellowfin Tuna, Barracouta or Wahoo

✓ Reef snorkeling trips (enquire at reception)

✓ Sunset Cruise (includes nibbles, beer and wine)

✓ Volivoli Dolphin Encounter

✓ Visit Fiji’s largest waterfall “Nabalasere”

Complimentary Activities:

✓ Kayaking around the bay

✓ Beach volley ball

✓ Take a taxi into town and explore the markets and gift shops (approx. $15 each way)

✓ Snorkeling off the beach

✓ Kava Ceremony and entertainment 4 nights a week

✓ Once a week Meke ceremony (traditional Fijian Welcome)

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Schedule & Rates

The actual rates are based in FJD. The starting price indicated above may vary based on the current exchange rate.

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Room Rates - All rates are quoted in Fiji Dollars (FJD) and are tax inclusive of all taxes.

Room Type

Bedding Configuration & Maximum Occupancy

Rate (twin share)

Luxury Ocean View Bure

1 king bed

1 king bed (can be 2 split singles)

1 Roll away bed (suitable for child under 12 only)

$984

Premium Oceanview Bure

Queen bed / Twin single couches

Max: 2A & 2C OR 3A

$584

Deluxe Ocean View Room

2 x Queen beds

Max: 2A & 2C OR 3A

$484

Oceanview Room

1 x Queen bed and 2 x single beds

Max: 4A

Combination of 4 pax -1A - up to 3C or 4A

$384

 
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Meal Plan - Compulsory half board meal plan per person with all bookings. All pricing is in FJ$ and tax inclusive. Half board includes a full cooked breakfast and 3-course evening meal (this includes theme night meals). Full meal plan includes full cooked breakfast option, 2-course lunch and 3-course evening meal selected off a la carte menu.

Meal Plan

Half board

Full board

Adult

$105

$150

Child (aged 5-12)

$55

$85

 

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Dive Packages - Packages include: Accommodations, Full board meal plan – Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily; juice and milk at breakfast; rain water, coffee, and tea all day, Roundtrip Nadi airport transfers use of kayaks, other complimentary activities, and taxes (9%VAT, 6% SST, & 10% ESAL).

# of tanks Indicate: 2-tank AM boat diving beginning day after arrival and ending day before departure, Unlimited shore diving included from Arrival to last scheduled boat dive. Afternoon and Night dives NOT included. Nitrox fills are $30 per tank or $250 for unlimited.

Room category

Occupancy

3 nts/ 2 tanks

4 nts/ 4 tanks

5 nts/6 tanks

6 nts/ 8 tanks

7 nts/ 10 tanks

Ocean View

single

$2,340

$3,195

$4,040

$4,865

$5,280

double

$1,763

$2,425

$3,078

$3,710

$4,125

triple

$1,570

$2,168

$2,757

$3,325

$3,740

Deluxe Ocean View

single

$2,640

$3,595

$4,540

$5,465

$5,880

double

$1,913

$2,625

$3,328

$4,010

$4,425

Premium Ocean View

single

$2,940

$3,995

$5,040

$6,065

$6,480

double

$2,063

$2,825

$3,578

$4,310

$4,725

 

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Volivoli Beach Resort Rates & Availability - Drop us an email at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us today at 310-915-6677 and let us help you plan your dream dive vacation!
 
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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Fiji Dive Overview - The year in Fiji is roughly divided into two seasons; ‘wet’ and ‘dry’. The wet season, characterized by heavy brief local showers, generally begins in November and can extend through to April.

Topside Temperature - Daytime temperatures range from an average of 25°C (77°F) during the dry season, up to 31°C (88°F) in the wetter months whilst evenings are marginally cooler and can drop to just 21°C (70°F).

Water Temperature - Water temperatures are broadly similar throughout the region; the coolest waters are usually to be found in July to October with an average of approximately 26°C (78°F). Warmer waters are common in February- June with averages of approximately 28°C (82°F).

Wetsuit Recommendation - Most guests find that a 3mm shorty and possibly a rash vest is suitable for the water temperature in the warmer months, and 3mm – 5mm long for the rest of the year. However, for guests who feel the cold easily, especially with repeated diving, we recommend bringing an extra vest/hood.
 
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Dive Sites - The reefs in the surrounding Bligh Waters are some of the healthiest in the world, with very little pollution and few boats, so you’ll be able to see an array of marine life including anemone fish, turtles, colorful soft coral and reef sharks. Ra Divers' staff have handpicked more than 50 superb dive sites. Most of the best sites are no more than 20 minutes by boat from Volivoli Beach.


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Dive Center Information

 

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About Ra Divers - The Ra Divers is one of Fiji’s longest established diving operations, and the staff is renowned for their local knowledge and expertise. A fully-professional SSI Dive Resort that was established in the 1980s, Ra Divers offer a variety of dive packages for beginners to advanced. With over 18 years of local experience diving the Bligh Waters, the crew is able to handpick superb dive sites for a truly unique experience.

Dive Boats - At Ra Divers, there are built dive boats for certified divers and an extra boat for student divers. The boats are brand new purpose built dive boats capable of carrying 35 divers in total. Fresh filtered water, towels and light refreshments are provided on board.

Dive Center Features

✓ All weather or open-air classroom training options

✓ Offering both SSI and PADI dive courses

✓ Local Fiji professional dive crew offering extensive local dive site knowledge

✓ Specialty courses available

✓ Walk to 2 x house reefs directly off the beach for day or night diver training

✓ Large swimming pool for instructor training

✓ Quality accommodation built with divers in mind professionals

✓ All instructors are registered and insured dive professionals

✓ Additional luggage storage for Dive gear

✓ Nitrox available

✓ Restaurant and bar facilities

✓ A 5-star liveaboard - operating directly from Ra Diver/ Volivoli Beach Resort

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Reviews (3)

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In August of 2017 I lead a small group trip to VoliVoli Resort for Bluewater Photo. I had chosen the resort due to the ease of getting there, the reputation and value of the resort and the quality of the diving in this region, known as the Bligh Waters. The experience there exceeded my expectations.

Getting to VoliVoli was a breeze. Fiji Airways offers direct non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Nadi, where you are picked up for the resort transfer. The resort is situated about 3 hours from the airport and is located on the north coast of the main island of Viti Levu. No domestic flights are required to get to the resort.

The resort, located in the village of Raki Raki, is built on a hill with beautiful panoramic ocean views. This region is well know for it's world class diving and some of the best diving offered in Fiji. The resort is well run with a selection of accommodations located towards the top of the hill. A few steps below is the restaurant and lounge area, with the pool just outside. At the bottom of the hill is the dive shop and beach bar. The downside was a lack of a camera room near the dive shop, which made it necessary to carry camera gear back to the room for daily maintenance. However, the resort was very eager and accommodating to assist with schlepping our camera gear back and forth, with use of their "shuttle service" AKA golf carts. The accommodations at the resort were very comfortable and the food was good, but the real treat was the staff, who treated you like family. All of the staff knew you by name within the first 24 hours and all went out of their way to make the stay a very pleasant one, always greeting you with a warm Fijian smile and a hardy BULA!

The dive operations were run very smoothly and the crew were a joy to dive with. They were always keeping safety in mind with everything from choosing the divesites based on conditions to assisting divers back to the boat when the seas picked up. The main reason we were here was for the diving and that certainly didn't disappoint! I was very pleasantly surprised to see how healthy the reefs were. I was a little concerned after reports from hurricane Winston were often to the effect of needing to give time for the reefs to recover. While some of the reefs did sustain damage, there were many dive sites where the reefs appeared untouched, even in the shallows in about 15 feet of water. The best dive sites were about an hour out, into the Vatu I Ra Passage. Sites such as Black Magic Mountain, Instant Replay and our favorite, Mellow Yellow, showed us just why Fiji is know as the soft coral capital of the world, with some of the most colorful reefs anywhere. The great thing was that there were some amazing dive sites within 10 minutes of the resort, so on days when it was a little rougher and more difficult to get out to the passage, we were not stuck with lesser dive sites. Some favorites were Pinnacles and Redemption.

Overall, VoliVoli Beach Resort was a great place to stay and very easy to get to from the International airport. The diving in this area is what would have me coming back at any chance I had. If you've been thinking about going to Fiji and wanted a place that was easy to get to and has spectacular diving, VoliVoli is a great way to go!

Visited on 08/2017 - Submitted on 10/31/2017
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United States
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Diving in Volivoli means away from the crowd, major cities, and bull sharks diving in Bela Lagoon. Volivoli is located about 2-hour bus ride from Nadi International Airport, in a town called Rakiraki, at the northern tip of Viti Levu. All the diving are done in the Vatu-I-Ra Channel, translated as "Rocks under Water". Diving here is no less than expected: magnificent, vibrant, robust hard and soft corals on the reef walls, bommies, and slopes. Schooling of barracudas, jacks, trevallies, fusiliers, surgeon fish, etc are everywhere. Scallop hammerheads, reef sharks, and manta rays are residents in the channel. For underwater photographers, there are also plenty of macro opportunities: blue ribbon nudis, hairy ghost pipefish, winged pipefish, Saron shrimps, orangutans, decorated crabs, etc.

If you think that great frigate birds, shear waters, and masked boobies are only found on Galapagos Islands or the Northwestern Hawaiian Island Marine Reserve, think again. The nesting sites for these birds are on the bird island, right in between the major dive sites of Ra Divers. Ra Divers makes surface interval stop on this island for surprise land visit. For the bird enthusiasts, inquire ahead so you can bring an extra camera for topside photos (instead of rising to flood your UW camera or getting sands and dirts on O-rings).

The Ra divers who are part of Volivoli resort are a bunch of nice DM and captain, although some of the DM are better than the others. They can definitely use a little more training and dive gears supports. I do not recommend this place to novice or newly certified divers, for two reasons: 1. The remote location from the closest hospital and decompression chamber; 2. The potential strong currents within the channel, especially during big tidal change. So buyers beware.

Another drawback at Ra Divers is for the underwater photography. When we were there in September, there was not a separate rinse tank for camera gears or table/bench to set down the camera after the boat dives Eventually we solved this problem: first rinse off our dive gears and body, then walk a 100 yards distance to the swimming pool where the housing/camera could be totally submerged for a good cleaning and manipulation of button. It's definitely inconvenient! Good news is that a brand new dive shop with camera stations was under construction adjacent to the existing dive shed, and the projected finishing date was around Christmas of 2014!

Volivoli is run and owned by the Darling family, who are real darlings and nicest people. The father and sons team was present on site everyday and were very receptive to any feedbacks and suggestions. The Fijian staff was amazing and friendly. When people try their best to remember every single guest's name, room number, and their meal preference, even though they might not see the guests ever again in a million years, that tells a lot to me!

This was my land based dive trip preceding the Fiji Siren liveaboard 7-day dive trip, which the Darling family is the partial owner. I highly recommend spending some time at Volivoli before the Fiji Siren, or even just doing the land base trip alone. Fiji Islands are very diverse and rich in term of culture and history of Pacific Islands. There are many surprising facts and stories of this mixed of Melanesian and Polynesian people. Whether you are the minimalist in activity or enthusiast of cultural exchange, Fiji Islands has it all.

Visited on 09/2014 - Submitted on 10/17/2014
Auckland,
New Zealand
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I am a very experienced diver (used to work in the industry). We found the entire experience at Volivoli excellent.

The resort is comfortable, medium size. The staff were all very friendly.

The rooms were great (water view studio)- they had kitchen, wide porch, great air ventilation.

Food was homestyle, but nice. All staff were friendly and sincere.

Dive boats, professional and first rate.

Diving to the straits was the best. Current flows had soft corals in full bloom- and divers could duck behind the bommies to take photos out of the current.

Marine life prolific when currents running. Healthy corals, lots of reef fish. Spotted reef sharks on most dives.
Best dives were longer boat trips from the resort.

Great spot- feels out of the way .

Highly recommend- will probably return

Visited on 07/2013 - Submitted on 02/25/2014