I have just returned from a 12 day stay at Moody's Namena. We were greeted by Tom at the dock with the Wyle Kioti to whisk us away to our bure and give us a brisk tour of the island. Our bure was beautiful with breathtaking views out of each of the sliding doors. The island is absolutely magical with tropical flowers, birds, lizards, hermit crabs and surrounded by the best snorkeling I have ever seen. I have traveled to some places to dive and snorkel such as Cozumel, British Virgin Islands, Belize, Aruba, Cayman Islands and most recently Key Largo. The simplicity and beauty of diving at Namena Reef makes the experience. On one of our dives we chilled with a manta ray for a half hour over a beautiful reef. We also saw many sea turtles, shark, lion fish, and all of the beautiful reef fish you could imagine. The coral was in fabulous shape and offers many styles of dives from drift, deep, shallow, wall dives and atolls. Our dive masters were great at pointing things out and the diving was unrushed and not crowded. We also kayaked and snorkeled around the island. Some of the best snorkeling is right off the dock where you can see giant colorful clams. On days that we wanted to be land dwellers the island offers many beaches for you to call your own and has hiking trails to each end of the island. If you want a true grasp of how much work Tom has put into the island I highly recommend adventuring towards the head of the island. I loved the fact that within a ten minute walk you could feel as if you had the island to yourself. The employees of the island make your trip. One evening after a long day of diving my spouse and I slept through dinner time. We were greeted when we woke by one of the employees carrying a picnic basket that she had packed us dinner. I was disappointed to read the harsh review prior. If you have any special requests the employees of the island would gladly work with you. It is stated on the website that if you have requests for dining options just mention them. I suffered from bug bites and the office provided me with anti itch cream that really made a difference. The food was incredible with fresh grown pineapple, homemade bread, and delicious soup. It was a truly different diving experience to have a relaxed breakfast, enjoy morning conversation with Tom the historian and the other guests. Then head to the dock for your first dive. After your first dive we could get cleaned up, stretch out our legs and then have a warm lunch prepared for us before our second dive. Moody's Namena offers a true life experience to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of the tropics. We plan to return as soon as we can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Namena Island Resort is a privately owned Fiji island resort. 6 Bure's (cottages) strategically located to maximize ocean views and enjoy the ocean breezes. Maximum guest capacity 12 people. 3 gorgeous private beaches. Namena is rated the "Best Dive Destination In Fiji" and ranked as one of the "Top 10 Dive Destinations in the World". Namena Island is surrounded by a reef designated as a marine reserve with over 22 world famous dive sites all within a 10 minute boat ride from our boat jetty. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Moody`s Namena Hotel Savusavu
- Moodys Namena Hotel
- Moodys Namena Resort All Inclusive
- Namena Island Resort Fiji/Savusavu