Volivoli Beach first opened its doors in November 2005, and since then we have been welcoming travellers from all over the world.
The resort is owned and managed by the Darling Family who first came to Fiji from New Zealand in 1993. They fell in love with the friendly, laid-back atmosphere and the great climate, and decided to purchase Ra Divers, the popular dive business located at Volivoli Beach, in 2003.
Construction started on the accommodation two years later. You'll find that Volivoli Beach is not about silver service and bell boys. Instead the Darlings chose to create a very special kind of relaxed luxury accommodation and built it with space, comfort and fun in mind.
Renowned for our friendly, helpful staff, Volivoli Beach prides itself in making your stay a very memorable one, filled with genuine Fijian hospitality.
Volivoli Beach is located on the northernmost tip of Viti Levu, Fiji's main island. Getting here is easy - we're just ten minutes drive from the village of Rakiraki or two hours scenic drive from Nadi International Airport.
Viti Levu is believed to be the oldest of Fiji's islands, and while the north of the island is a little off the beaten track for many travellers, most people agree that the journey is well worth the effort. We have a lower annual rainfall than many other parts of Fiji, a laid-back culture, and nearby there are spectacular mountains, traditional villages and thick tropical jungle.
The word ‘Volivoli’ means sand in the local dialect, and the beach was named after the sand spit which stretches 80 metres out to sea, providing a wonderful sunbathing spot and marking the most northerly point of Viti Levu.
Historically this area is important, as it's where the people from nearby Rakiraki village once used to grow crops and go fishing. Nearby Muanisasavu Bay is also a popular place for collecting nama, a type of local seaweed often prepared in a delicious coconut sauce.
The staff at Volivoli Beach and Ra Divers are incredibly knowledgeable and naturally friendly, which gives the place a wonderful relaxed atmosphere.
Many of our staff are locals and they are always keen to share stories of the area and spots to see.
Sheba is our receptionist and is a local from Rakiraki village.
Pola is a dive instructor and has been working these waters for the past 6 years. His local knowledge will ensure your time on the tank will be packed with sea-life.
Meeting guests, working at the dive hut and bar, Jennifer is another friendly face you will see a lot of at Volivoli Beach. She is also another local from Nananu I Ra Island.