We arrived in Nadi at 5:00 AM after an 11 hour overnight flight from Las Angeles. As promised Henry was there waiting to meet us and take us to the boat. After a short van ride and a boat ride we were on Navini Island in time for breakfast. We enjoyed eating meals at common tables with our fellow guests. The wonderful people we meet on Navini were a highlight of the whole trip to Fiji. When we left we really felt like we had gotten to know them and even traded email addresses. Freshly squeezed fruit juice every morning was a wonderful treat. In retrospect after visiting another Fiji Resort that was advertised (but was not) a 5 star, we realized just how very good the food was on Navini. There were always several delicious choices for entrees, appetizers and dessert. The fresh fruit was absolutely perfect.The freshly baked bread every day helped my husband put on a few pounds.
The snorkeling was amazing. Colorful fish, beautiful corral, reef sharks and my favorite blue starfish all made me feel like I was in a movie. The sealice were uncomfortable on my face and arms. I recomend wearing at least a shirt. It was a bit disappointing that the only time for snorkeling was a couple of hours on either side of high tide.
The bures were clean and well maintained. The staff on the island were absolutely superb! They were friendly, helpful and knew every guest by name. That was a very nice touch. Arthur, the owner, always joined us for dinner and was interesting to talk with. I enjoyed hearing about the building of the resort. I always felt safe and comfortable on Navini Island!
- 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, three types including Villa, Deluxe with spa, 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