I spent 4 months in Fiji as a student at the university of the south pacific in Suva. I lived in Suva almost the whole time. At the end of my trip my mom came to the south pacific so we could travel together. We ended our trip at Nukubati for 4 AMAZING days. When my mom told me we would be staying at a really nice hotel i was a little turned off and disappointed. I didn't mean to be a brat but after having the complete Fiji experience; living with a host family and staying in numerous villages, as well as doing a little research on hotels in Fiji i was not very excited to end my authentic experience and stay at a hotel. But as soon as i arrived at Nukubati, my worries faded. IT was definitely not what i was expecting. I pictured a resort filled with American tourists who didn't interact with each other or the staff and very "showy" accommodations. But i was completely wrong and it turned out to be the exact opposite. After about 10 minutes at Nukubati i already felt like family to the staff, which is the Fijian way. They filled our stomachs with coconut juice which was something i was used to in the different villages i had lived in, so that made me feel right at home. The decor was very authentic and very beautiful. I loved walking around and seeing beautiful frangipani and hibiscus flowers everywhere including on my pillow and bed every day and even our little foot bath outside out bure. I also loved that each "villa" was actually a bure which helps introduce the Fijian culture to tourists without making them feel uncomfortable. The food was amazing. It was probably the best food i had eaten in four months and was extremely fresh. Everything on the menu was was accommodating to tourists who are not adventurous eaters as well as the tourists who love to try new things. I really enjoyed the fact that we could request anything we wanted to eat and it was prepared perfectly. For example i was talking with Jenni Bourke (the owner) about how much i enjoyed curry and sure enough, for dinner the next night we had a special curry dinner! That was a great surprise and really made me feel at home. I would recommend this hotel to anybody. It was a very romantic hotel although i enjoyed it with my mom and another guest enjoyed being by himself. The mentality of the hotel depicted true Fijian lifestyle which is extremely easy going, relaxing, and heart filled . The activities that were offered ranged from diving excursions, snorkeling, going to the pearl farm and hand picking pearls (which i did with my classmates earlier in the year and loved), going to a private island for the day, etc. My mom and i went on a walk around the island and learned about the medicinal plants located throughout the bush. I really enjoyed getting to know a lot of the staff and hanging out with them as well as have our alone time. This hotel is for anyone who wants to get to know Fiji without "roughing it", or who just wants to relax and feel like a queen for a little while, or for people who love to go deep sea diving. I already decided that when i go back to Fiji i am DEFINITELY staying at Nukubati for a couple days.
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- Also Known As:
- Nukubati Private Island Great Sea Reef Hotel Labasa
- Nukubati Island Hotel
- Nukubati Island Resort All Inclusive
- Nukubati Private Island Fiji/Labasa