Let me start this review by saying I am NOT a sun, sand and beach kinda guy. Oh, I like the water to fish, but forget relaxing on the beach or next to a pool. So, when I promised my wife she could go anywhere in the world for her 40th birthday, I figured it would be some all inclusive beach resort. "Just go and get it over with, I thought" She chose Fiji.....where the resorts are definitely all inclusive but so much more!
That was in 2006 and what a ride it's been to that small faraway island nation. Six international airplane rides to be exact. My wife has written the reviews for five of the trips. I guess it's time for me to talk about our adventures at Koromakawa Resort starting in 2010.
In September, we made our fourth trip to Ono Island and to the resort owned by Spence and Karin Kissler. Yep, fourth time, fourth year in a row! Why do we go back? Because it is the only place we have ever been where we can leave it all behind. And that's just how we like it. There is no TV, or wifi to speak of. There is no traffic, no shopping. There is no laundry to wash, yard to mow. There is no pollution, no neighborhood noise. No shirt, no shoes, no problem. That is our perfect prescription.....paradise.
I HAVE to relax. My style is hopping into the kayak and fish for hours, only stopping to bring in the occasional fish I get on my line and to grab a Fiji Bitter. I Get to eat and there are too many favorites made by Karolina, Nani and Karen to mention. Karolina and Karin did cook the fish I brought in many nights as appetizers. I LOVE to sleep and the breezes blowing into the beachfront bure lulled me to sleep at night and many late afternoons for naps.
The beauty is indescribable. The staff amazing. The hosts are the most accommodating you'll ever meet. Spence and Karin welcome you into their home and make you feel like one of their own. From walks on the beach, visits to villages, lunch on a private beach, snorkeling and fishing.....these eight weeks in the past four years at Koromakawa have been some of the best of our lives!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Koromakawa Resort offers first class service and all the amenities of a tropical environment plus ultimate in privacy. We cater to one family or one couple at a time. Imagine being the only guest, with no schedules, everything you do is decided by you. Our resort is designed for pure relaxation. International menus are specific to each customer. Our goal is to satisfy each customer, one customer at a time with the best possible service. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Koromakawa Hotel Ono Island