I'll jump straight into a couple points that I feel could be expanded upon from other reviews; most of the amazing stuff has already been covered a lot (eg, amazing staff).
First, food. They have menus for meals, but I think after our second day we ordered off them once or twice. They were very willing to serve whatever you ask for, provided they have it on hand... and if they didn't they said they can probably get it from the market for you so you can have it in the next day or two (this never happened, they always had what we requested). I feel like they could advertise this a bit more -- a few of the reviews that were unhappy with food seemed to think you could only order from the menu -- though our breakfast server the first morning told us we can always feel free to order whatever we'd like. They were also very attentive to allergies (the server always knew I had a dairy allergy).
They'll also plan special meals -- there's a waterfall you can have a meal by (it's pretty nice!), a cave, and private decks. Take advantage of these!
Second, rooms. We stayed in an ocean view bure and did not have any major problems. The problems we did have (water pressure and phone issues) were addressed quickly. They even gave us a walkie talkie to use while our phone was out, in case we wanted to order anything.
Our last night a villa was available and we upgraded. We moved over to the Duavata villa. I am not sure how to use words to express how astounding this villa is. While our ocean view bure was great... this was over the top. An infinity pool that felt like it swept into the ocean, a private lookout, an outdoor shower (actually two)... this is the room they showcase in a lot of their pictures and there is a good reason why. You want to stay in this room.
Third, the spa. The hydrotherapy room -- which is free to use -- is amazing. It's relaxing and has an amazing view. The spa services are great, too.
Finally, the resort itself is big, but there are only a maximum of around 20 couples. Even the shared spaces -- the beach, the game room, etc -- are generally empty. If you appreciate quiet and seclusion I have never had an experience like this. It mostly felt like we had the place to ourselves.
I think my best advice: ask for what you want. This applies to more than food -- we wanted to go into town one day to buy some souvenirs and they were happy to take us. They want to make your trip amazing and will do anything in their power to do so.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at the edge of the Koro Sea on volcanic uplifts is the luxuriously all-inclusive boutique Namale Resort & Spa. Located 10 minutes outside of Savusavu Town on the northern fringes of the Fiji Islands, paradise is within your reach. Namale is nestled among 525 acres of lush tropical flora and offers an authentically Fijian experience to its guests. Namale’s 19 units of luxurious accommodation feature traditional Fijian architecture with modern influences and are each unique unto themselves. Dining is never a dull experience at Namale with its many private dining decks and outdoor locales including the base of Namale’s privately owned waterfall. Namale houses a one-of-a-kind indoor entertainment centre and a fully-equipped fitness centre which are complimentary for guests’ use. Namale also offers an array of activities for guests to enjoy including horseback riding, kayaking, snorkeling, knee-boarding, nature excursions, Fijian village visits and so much more! Guests are also able to access two world-renowned diving sites; the Namena Reserve and Somosomo Strait. The jewel of Namale is its award-winning Spa & Sanctuary. Noted as the "#1 Spa in Fiji" by Luxury Spa Finder Magazine, the Spa features a hydrotherapy room housing 7 different treatment pools including aromatherapy tubs, a waterfall massage pool, hot tub and plunge pool. The hydrotherapy room has ceiling to floor glass walls that take in breathtaking views of the Koro Sea and Pacific Ocean beyond. All bures feature cordless intercom phones, spacious clothing & luggage storage, mini-safes, souvenir Namale sarongs, fully stocked mini-bars, tea and coffee making facilities, Pure Fiji amenities, hairdryers, mini hi-fi players with I-Pod docking, iron/ironing board, complimentary wi-fi internet access and full air-conditioning. “Namale was a place for us like no other. My wife, daughter and I will treasure (our stay here) for the rest of our lives. The staff, the resort, and the breezes at night are unique and very special”- Ken Nolan, Motion Picture Screenwriter – Blackhawk Down*Namale Resort & Spa does not hold a minimum night stay policy and is able to accommodate children 12 years of age and above. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Namale The Fiji Islands Hotel Savusavu
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- Namale Hotel Savusavu
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