Me and my husband stayed at Navini resort for three nights for his birthday. We picked this particular resort based on the excellent reviews from Trip Advisor. To be honest, i was really sceptical with the reviews I read cos they just seem too good.
Booking was made online and the reservation team was very, very helpful and easy to deal, plus they were very quick to reply all the emails I sent.
Our flight arrived in Nadi quite late at might but Henry was already there ro pick us up with a big smile and friendly hand shake, then the boat teip to the hotel took almost an hour due to the weather condition. Other than that, it was very smooth transfer.
We were able to check in very quickly without the hassle of filing out the paperwork (we were very exhausted from almost 24 hours flight). As the restaurant was already closed for the day, they offered sandwich for us for the midnight snacks, if course we couldnt refuse!!
Our first breakfast at the resort, ALL the staff knew our names and came introducing themselves. Wow I must say that's the first time ever a restaurant server said 'good morning Sabrina, I hope you had a good sleep laat night'. Very impressive.
As you might be aware, meal times are group time. However if you don't feel up for it, you could also get the meals delivered to your room or have a candle light dinner. I planned a candle light dinner formy husband and i was surprised when the desseet came with q candle and the staff san happy birthday. Again, I was very impressed.
The food at the restaurant was good, however I didn't find it very special. Wouldlove to see more of the traditional Fijian food and options for dessert.
They provide really good selection for activities, including half day trip to the neighbouring islands and villages free of charge. Water sport including snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, sea cycling. On afternoons theyvhave volley ball which was very popular and Vidi Vidi board game accompanied by Kava which wasn't very popular.
The beach was very nice at some part of the island with white sandy beach. Please note that the sand is not fine sandy beach, it's a bit rough so if you plan to do lots of walking, it might be a good idea to have a pair of reef shoes. The beach at the other side of the island is kinda rocky and very, very slippery. Very not adviseable to snorkel/kayak around this area (just outside of bure 1-4).
The water was beautiful, warm and vvery refreshing. Unfortunately, when we were there there was lots of sea lice and we got itchy all over.
Also, I don't find snorkeling very interesting but it might be because I've seen better snorkeling site at Great Barrier Reef and indonesia. There were a couple of colourful fish an we saw heaps of reef sharks and a baby manta ray. The corals closer to the beach mostly dead.
The bure cleaniness was excellent and the toiletries provided were good quality as well. There was no A/C but we slept with the qindow open and it was actually really good to wake up and hear the sound of the waves.
We would definitely go back if we get a chance in the future.
- 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 Villa, Deluxe with spa, 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