Well we can't say enough about Navini. every bit of our time there was perfect. it starts with a well organized trip out there. not having to worry about transportation at all as they pick you up at the airport no mater what time of day, then transfer you to the island by boat. right away you feel like you are part of their family. you arrive at the beach (which has a raked path in the sand for every arrival) and you are great by the friendliest smiles. the first thing you notice is the soft white sand beneath your feet. as you make your way to your room you are just in awe at how pristine the water is and how well look after the island is. the rooms are clean, spacious and well laid out. they all have there own private deck and yard (with a hamook to relax in).
the pathways around the island are all sand so there is virtualy no need for shoes. the building where everyone eats is large and airy with beautiful views of the beach and the surrounding flora. the food was great with some traditional dishes and some world dishes. unless you are a super picky eater you will never go away hungry , the group seating was great. in the short time we were there we met every person staying there and formed some lasting friendships. after dinner we were invited by the staff (who are actualy off work) to play a local game called vindi vindi, and to try some kava.
the reef surrounding Navini is amazing. we saw a huge aray of corals and sea life including reef sharks(harmless), stingrays, huge crayfish, clow fish, parrot fish ect ect. we took hundreds of underwater photos and spent most of our days in the water which is very warm. everyday there is a morning trip that takes you to either another resort (this just makes you love Navini more) or fishing and snorkling at another large reef. they also have beach volleyball every day but sunday. there are hobie cats, sea cycles and other water based activities all included in your stay.
if you are looking for a party place or a place with boats racing around and jet skis Navini is not for you. if you like crowds and typical resort accomidation then Navini is not for you. if you like 1 staff for every 20 guests and being treated like a number then Navini is not for you. if you like being part of a special place and an amazing family then Navini is for you. if you like 2 staff to 1 guest and privacy then Navini is for you. if you love friendly smiles and making new friends Navini is for you. if you love the ocean and all its creatures Navini is definatly for you. if you like romance and perfect memories with loved ones Navini is for you.
our time in Navini was amazing. we didn't meet staff there we met friends. we always felt like a family and never felt like any staff didn't like thier job or felt bothered by you. we felt at home. the memories of Navini will last forever and we will be counting the days till we can return. it is a truely special place full of special people. we got engaged while there and we will be married there when we return. thank you to everyone who makes it such a special place and who made our vacation one that we will cherish forever. Navini is second to none ............ it is simply perfect!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Navini Island Resort is a small private island resort in Fiji, just one hour from Nadi Airport. Guests are met on arrival, transferred at any time, takes 1 hour. Navini is surrounded by white sand and a magnificent coral reef sanctuary. All 10 bures are beachfront, four types including Family Villa, Deluxe Premier with outside daybed, Two Room and Premier. Complimentary daily outings and use of water sports equipment. No day trippers. Fresh fish, fruits, local and traditional meals; fully licensed restaurant. Fijian entertainment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Navini Island Hotel Navini Island