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“The wonderful Nakia Resort and Dive” 5 of 5 stars
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Nakia Resort & Dive
PO Box 204 | Waiyevo, Taveuni Island, Fiji   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Taveuni Island
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“The wonderful Nakia Resort and Dive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2007

We recently stayed at Nakia Dive and Resort for 9 days and LOVED it. Jim and Robin own and run it and they are wonderful company, cooks and hosts. They arranged all of our local travel and recommended places to visit. The food was fantastic, all locally grown and mostly (all?) organic. Madu also cooks for them and made some great curries and chutneys. The resort is beautiful, perfectly situated on a bluff overlooking the Somosomo Strait, conveniently located away from other tourist spots but an easy drive or bike ride to Somosomo, Matei and other towns and dive shops. Our burre was comfortable and private. Jim and Robin are also really wonderful to talk with as you drink afternoon tea on the porch overlooking the grounds and the ocean. They know just about everyone on the island and so can arrange for diving guides, birding guides, hiking guides, taxis, etc. We also feel strongly about eco-travel and supporting hotels that minimize their impact on the local environment and Nakia is leading the way in Taveuni. We can't wait to go back. We wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else on Taveuni.

  • Liked — The friendliess of the hosts and staff, the location, the food, the location (private).
  • Disliked — Nothing...
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2007

Nakia Resort and Dive was an absolute fantastic get-away from everything, without giving away the comforts. Accommodation was everything we expected and more. There really is nothing like sitting back and watching the sun sink into the sea after a day snorkeling in beautiful crystal–clear–warm–water with the whole Nemo fish family swimming by.
Robin and Jim were really friendly and helpful hosts. The fresh food and fruits and homemade chocolate cake pleased everyone (especially the children). Swimming in the pool with a view to the sea and under the shadow of a coconut palm are all the elements of an ideal tropical island paradise. You'll find all of these at Nakia and lots more.
Meg, Peter, Nick and Lucia

  • Liked — Location and quality of accommodation
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2007

Jim and Robin Kelly, a couple originally from the United States, moved to Taveuni five years ago and began building their dream house on the island. Now their dream house has turned into four additional bures, a restaurant and an activity/dive shop to come. The resort is located on a bluff overlooking the Somosomo Straight with a gorgeous view of Vanua Levu and Rabi islands in the distance. The snorkeling just off the nearby private beach is fantastic. The accommodation is comfortable, clean and well-decorated. The food was incredible. I felt like my mother was in the kitchen preparing meals for us the entire time (and that's a big compliment to my mother!). Every little touch in the resort was done with careful consideration to the resort's guests. Although the resort was not "officially open" when we stayed, the hosts went above and beyond making our stay extremely enjoyable. I felt like I was at home the entire time! I would recommend the Nakia Resort to those who like peaceful vacations, but with the options of activities available. If you are planning a trip to Taveuni, there are quite a few options to stay, but I would say this is the only place where I felt that I was personally looked after by the generous hosts. Nakia is gorgeous inside and out...

  • Liked — The staff...food...and the water is filtered here so you can drink the tap...
  • Disliked — Leaving
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Nakia Resort & Dive

Address: PO Box 204 | Waiyevo, Taveuni Island, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Taveuni Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Taveuni Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, world-class reefs, and a 12-meter swimming pool await guests at Nakia Resort & Dive, Fiji. Nakia is an intimate, comfortable, family-owned, eco resort on the Garden Island of Taveuni. The resort uses water from artesian springs, fresh organic fruits and vegetables grown on site, and the natural energy of the sun, water, and wind. This combination of eco features is unique in Fiji. Nakia welcomes families, honeymooners, adventurers, and guests seeking quiet, pristine beauty. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Nakia Resort And Dive
Nakia Resort & Dive Hotel Taveuni Island
Nakia Hotel Dive
Nakia Hotel Taveuni Island

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