Castaway Island

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Castaway Island, or Qalito, is an island of the Mamanuca Group in Fiji. It is inhabited, with a tourist resort on its west side. The island has an area of 70 hectares (170 acres).


Castaway Island is located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) offshore from Nadi International Airport. It is accessible by either boat, seaplane or helicopter. The sea trip takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes, travelling past several other Mamanuca Islands.

Resort Map[edit]

The island’s 174 acres (70 ha) are covered in rich tropical rainforest, surrounded by white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and azure waters.

You can view a Castaway Island Fiji Resort Map here

Traditional Fijian Name and present day use[edit]

Known traditionally by the Fijians as “Qalito”, Castaway Island today is a private island resort used for holidays and vacations - in particular honeymoons and family holiday vacations.

Island Inhabitants[edit]

The Fijian resort staff live on-island in a staff village. The bulk of the staff are from the Main island of Viti Levu.

Coordinates: 17°44′01″S 177°08′02″E / 17.7336°S 177.1339°E / -17.7336; 177.1339