Addictive is a good word to describe Navini Island Resort, you never want to leave. Resort is the wrong word to describe Navini it is like a house party hosted by friends. Thank you Helen and Arthur for your hospitality.
We first came to Navini about 1990 and returned again for the next few years. Eddie discovered scuba diving which dictated our holidays as he wanted to try many dive locations in Fiji and Vanuatu, fortunately he has slowed down and we can come to Navini more. We returned to Navini at Christmas 2006. After a few more visits we decided to go for another Navini Christmas. We met up again with three couples whom we met in 2006 which was lovely. Also met a couple that I recommended Navini to via Trip Advisor Forums, they loved it.
We woke Christmas morning early to the staff singing Christmas carols near out bure and that morning there was a Christmas service with more hymns and carols. That evening we had a traditional Christmas dinner. with ham , pork and turkey and all the trimmingsl Christmas Pudding too of course! Our eight days flew by so fast. We went on all the daily trips, snorkeling, fishing and visiting other island resorts. On a visit to Beachcomber most took advantage of the chance to para sail. Great fun.
The resort hasn't changed much since we first went there. The gardens are more lush and of course the bures have been renovated over the years. They are very comfortable offering a variety of accommodation. All are beach front and private. No pool but much better is the beautiful lagoon. Lots to do the paddle boats are fun, you can sail, snorkel, kayak or just veg.
The meals are fantastic. With four courses at dinner you won't go hungry. You have the choice of having your evening meal in the dining room on the "table that grows" with the number of guests at your bure or on the beach. We choose to dine with our fellow guests but will have a beach dinner one day.
You have the use of snorkeling gear and beach towels are provided. I don't think I wore anything on my feet from the moment I arrived. Very casual. a sulu (sarong) and t-shirt seem to be the night time dress.
The wonderful staff can't do enough for you and your name is remembered from day one.
Very personal, very special and Very Addictive.
Thank you all very much for giving us another perfect holiday. Hope to see lou during 2011 and hopefully for New Year.
Barb & Eddie
- 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