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Volivoli Beach Resort

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Ocean View Villa
Family Villa
Master Bedroom
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Luxury Villa
Luxury Ocean Front Villa
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Destination: Fiji

Volivoli Beach Resort, Suncoast, Rakiraki, Fiji - View Location | Full-board + 2 tanks from $528/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. They also have three amazing House Reefs teeming with macro life, accessible directly from the resort through walk-in entry. The resort is also home to Ra Divers, a fully certified PADI & SSI dive center with over 18 years of experience.

Find out why Volivoli is one of our Preferred Partners and a staff favorite.


Volivoli Beach Resort Quick Stat

  • No. of Rooms: 33
  • 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, whales, and grey reef sharks. Wreck diving is also available.

[Read More: Fiji Dive Travel Guide]

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Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Ocean View Room

An affordable option for families or friends while still delivering on our promise of an uninterrupted 180-degree ocean view, the eight Ocean View Rooms can be configured with a queen bed or two single beds.

  • Perfect for divers or extended family groups
  • 1 queen or 2 single beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite with single vanity/single toilet and shower
  • Ocean View balcony w/ furniture
  • Screened doors
  • Ceiling fans
  • Writing desk and luggage rack
  • Small fridge and tea and coffee facilities

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Perfect for friends traveling together or a family holiday in Fiji and are suitable for two adults and up to two children. With two queen-sized beds, a large, double-sink ensuite bathroom, and a large area to store your dive gear, this room is the most spacious and affordable option for your vacation. There are a total of nine Deluxe Ocean View Rooms.

  • 2 Queen beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite with twin vanities/single toilet and shower
  • Private ocean view balcony
  • Screened doors
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double writing desk and luggage rack
  • Small fridge and tea and coffee facilities

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Premium Ocean View Villa

The Premium Ocean Villa is perfect for a honeymoon getaway or family holiday, suitable for two adults and up to two children. There are a total of 11 Premium Ocean View Villas.

  • 1 Queen bed and L-shaped couch. 3 Adults/2 Adults, 2 Children
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite with twin vanities/single toilet and shower
  • Private ocean view balcony w/ day lounges
  • Clothes washing machine and clothesline
  • Screened doors
  • Ceiling fan
  • Kitchenette (coffee table, fridge, microwave, tea and coffee facilities)

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2 Bedroom Family Villa

This 2 bedroom villa is a modern take on a traditional Fijian-style home—featuring uninterrupted ocean views. The 2 large bedrooms each have a splittable king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom. Two additional single beds can be arranged in the central lounge/and dining area.

  • 2 bedrooms and 2 ensuite bathrooms – 2 King beds (split singles) and 2 single beds in the lounge
  •  Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor living area with lounge and dining furniture and ocean views
  • Clothes washing machine and clothesline
  • Screen doors
  • Ceiling fans
  • Full kitchenette (dining table, fridge, microwave, tea, and coffee facilities)
  • Separate lounge

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Luxury Oceanfront Villa

The four Luxury Oceanfront Villas are perfect for families, groups of friends, honeymooners looking for extra privacy and space. These two-bedroom studio-style villas come with a private swimming pool and are suitable for four adults, or two adults and three children.

  • Volivoli Beach Resort
  • Studio style villa with separate bedroom King beds (split singles). Sleeps 4
  • 2 bathrooms with vanities/single toilet and shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Private ocean view balcony with covered patio, outside dining table and lounge furniture
  • Living area (couch, coffee table, ceiling fans, screened doors)
  • Clothes washing machine and clothesline
  • Kitchenette (fridge, microwave, tea and coffee facilities)
  • Private individual swimming pool 8m x 3m


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Resort Facilities 

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Volivoli Beach Resort Features 

  • Licensed Restaurant and Bar
  • Swim up pool bar
  • Beach bar ‘Ra Bar’
  • Large swimming pool 
  • Small games room 
  • Lush tropical gardens
  • Big screen TV for sports events 
  • 24hour main grid power 
  • Hammocks 
  • Onsite backup generator
  • Poolside furniture 
  • Boutique
  • Onsite Dive operation – RA Divers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Dayroom and baggage storage
  • Airport transfer service 
  • Beachfront location 
  • Wi-Fi throughout the resort
  • Multiple daily Happy Hours 
  • Range of non-motorized water sports available
  • Day Spa
  • All tide swimming beach


Volivoli Beach Resort Food & Drinks

Nuka restaurant and bar is located in the main complex and overlooks the swimming pool and nearby Bligh Waters. Serving traditional quintessential Fijian cuisines such as ika vaka lolo which is freshly caught Walu poached in coconut milk matched with seasonal local food crops, handcrafted sushi, Yagara beef, paired with a selected large range of imported wine, local beers, or creative cocktails. The beachside Ra Bar offers a more relaxed style menu with pizza, fish, and chips to mention a few from 10:30 until sunset. This is also the ideal location for banquets, functions, and traditional lovo and meke nights with a bonfire.

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Volivoli Beach Resort Activities 

  • Organized 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 volleyball
  • 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 on FJD. The starting price indicated above may vary based on the current exchange rate.

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Room Rates 2023-24

All room rates are quoted in USD and are inclusive of all taxes, and valid for travel from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024. Complimentary welcome drink and resort orientation are included.

Room Type

Bedding Configuration & Maximum Occupancy

Rate (twin share)

Valid April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024

Luxury Ocean Front Villa

2 x king bed

(all can be split into singles)

1 Rollaway bed (suitable for child under 12 only)

Max: 4A & 1C or 2A & 3C


Family Ocean View Villa

2 x king beds(can be split into singles)

2 x single beds

Max: 6 persons


Premium Ocean View Villa

1 x Queen bed / Twin single couches

Max: 2A & 2C OR 3A


Deluxe Ocean View Room

2 x Queen beds

Max: 2A & 2C OR 3A


Ocean View Room

1 x Queen bed and 2 x single beds

Max: 4A

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


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Meal Plan 2023-24

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

 Meal PlanValid April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024
Half boardFull board
Adult$92 $117
Child (aged 2-12)$40$61

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Rates are valid from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024. All boat dives include expert local dive guide services.

Diving PackageRate
2 tank (1-day x 2-boat dives)$184.00
4 tank (2-day x 2-boat dives)$347.00
6 tank (3-days x 2-boat dives)$505.00
8 tank (4-days x 2-boat dives)$653.00
10 tank (5-days x 2-boat dives)$785.00

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Volivoli Beach Resort Rates & Availability

Drop us an email at bookings@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us today at +1-310-915-6677 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 offers 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. The Volivoli Beach Resort also just recently opened its brand new camera room, which can accommodate up to 14 people and comes complete with international and USB charging ports, and individual air-guns at each workstation.


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 onboard.


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
  • Brand new camera room with international and USB charging ports, and individual air-guns at each workstation

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Reviews (5)


I had actually originally scheduled my visit with the Wananavu Resort which was next door, but when I arrived, I learned that I had reserved my vacation for the wrong dates and there was no space available. I was only able to stay at the Wananavu for one night. Volivoli was nice enough to accept my last minute reservation and they were fantastic! I was in an upgraded bungalow with two bedrooms and a private pool. The accommodations were spacious and comfortable. The seating area in the suite was not particularly plush, but I was more interested in the diving rather than spending my time in my room. Compared to the accommodations from the other resort next door, I would definitely choose this resort over Wananavu when I travel to Fiji again. At Volivoli, the food was fantastic and the service was impeccable. The dive center was spacious and the boat was comfortable. The staff portered my gear for me back to my room at the completion of my trip, and I was able to store everything at the dive shop.

I loved the diving here due to the beauty of the soft coral. The fish life was reasonably good at the sites nearer to the resort and excellent at some of the outer marine protected areas. Pelagic encounters were limited (for this I would suggest Beqa and the shark diving there). I will definitely go back here again, and I will stay at the Volivoli when I do.

Visited on 08/2019 - Submitted on 03/16/2021

Wow! I've been to many dive resorts all around the world, and Volivoli Beach Resort is one of my favorite!
If you love colorful soft coral reefs supporting thousands of tropical fish, there is no better than the Vatu-I-Ra passage in the Bligh Water. Ra Divers have really stable dive boats that can move fast. It still takes about 45 minutes to get to the Vatu-I-Ra passage, but the diving is well worth the long ride. Diving on the reefs closer to the resort are also really good, but Vatu-I-Ra passage is the main event of a dive trip here. There is a house reef, but it is mainly muck diving, although I saw a couple of giant frogfish and seahorses.
The resort is located on a hill, so there are a lot of stairs, especially if you are in a standard or deluxe room. Walking from the dive shop located at the beach level all the way up requires a few stops along the way. Luckily there are at least 3 bars on the way up with at least one of them hosting a happy hour at any one time. Half way up is also the pool, but it large for a dive resort, and also has a swim up bar. The recreation room is next to the pool. There are multiple activities throughout the week like a kava ceremony and traditional dances from the village nearby.
All rooms come with a view which is one of the benefits of being on a hill. Some have an ocean view, and some have a view of the mountains and bay. Both views are amazing. If you are a couple, upgrade to a premium oceanview room. These are a lot more spacious than the standard and deluxe rooms, come with a lot more privacy and are half way up to the top of the hill.
Meal time is one of the most exciting times at Volivoli. The menu is extensive so you can try something different every day. Dishes are extremely tasty and well presented. I am not one that usually go for dessert, but their Volivoli Reef Shark dessert is out of this world. The diving area was recently remodeled and it is very fancy for a dive resort (in a good way). It is open and very breezy. The restaurant is indoors but let's in a lot of light during the day, and the mood lighting at night is perfect. There is also a large bar in the restaurant, and a lounge area as you enter the complex.

The combination of excellent diving, good dive boat, excellent food and nice accommodations makes Volivoli a real treat.

Visited on 03/2020 - Submitted on 03/30/2020

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

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
New Zealand

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


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