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Nanuya Island Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Nanuya
Brisbane, Australia
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“Fabulous!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2006

Just returned from a 6 night stay at Nanuya Island resort. One of the best holidays that we have ever had.
There are 8 bures in total, so it is never busy, although boats do moor in front of the resort and visitors from boats and other islands are welcome in the bar and restaurant. And what a restaurant! The food is delicious. Breakfast is included and is a simple buffet of fresh fruit and juices, cereals and toast and muffins. You can pay extra if you wish and have a cooked breakfast, but we found that the continenetal was plenty and you really need to leave plenty of room for lunch!The lunch/all day menu stays the same, with heaps to choose from (the Wraps were a particular favourite),and is available until 6pm. Dinner menu changes every day (usually 3 or 4 entrees and 4 mains plus the most delicious desserts.) and prices are very reasonable.
The bar is open from 11am until everyone goes to bed. Cold Filtered water is provided all day long free of charge.
The beach is beautiful with snorkelling just out front although much better was to be found just a short boat ride away. The diving (according to my husband) was very good .The dive shop is well organised and run by a very friendly team who make sure that you are safe at all times.
The staff are wonderful and make you feel so at home . You can choose to be left in peace, or (like us) get to know the other guests and have a very sociable time!! We have never visited the same place twice, but can't wait to go back.to Nanuya!!
If you do manage to get booked ,make sure to ask Max and Terri for a Campari when you arrive.....

Jo and Rob

  • Liked — Clean and comfortable with lovely hillside setting so good breezes
  • Tips/Secrets — book early!
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2006

After spending a 4 days avoiding the rain at the Pearl South Pacific we were ready for some relaxation at Nanuya. We were not disappointed.

From the moment we arrived, Max, Fiona and all the other employees were amazing. When you needed some help, they quickly took care of any problems. When you just wanted to sit and chat, they were there to sit and chat with. They, alone, are enough to bring us back to NIR.

As others have said, the beach is amazing. Perfect for loungint around on the floating lounges and there is snorkling right in front of the resort. Although the coral is still recovering, this was still the best snorking we experienced that was not a boat-ride away. Talking to people who had stayed at other resorts, there was an over-whelming majority that said that this was the nicest beach they saw in the Yasawas. Perfect for sunsets, the lagoon is extremely calm (those on east-facing resorts especially were jealous of how calm the water was), and you can walk around the entire island when the tide is low (although when the Blue Lagoon Cruise ships are in you have to be careful not to get caught by their security).

The one down-side to the beach is that there is a TON of foot-traffic. People from near-by resorts come to visit the famous Blue Lagoon, and there were a lot of people from the Blue Lagoon Cruises that resulted in a pretty steady stream of people waking along the beach. Although I did not find it overly irritating, I know there were people that felt that it got in the way of relaxing.

Finally, the food was absolutely amazing. Everyone we met on the trip complained that the food in the Yasawas was nothing to write home about. Many places just serve buffet style or only have 1-2 options per night. Not at the NIR. Lobster nearly every night, amazing meat options and other seafood to die for. And if you had any questions about the menue, the cooks are right there to answer them for you. People were coming in every night from other resorts to eat dinner here, just to give you an idea of how good the food was.

There was always something to keep us busy as well. Water taxis can take you snorkling, to other near-by islands, on vilage visits, etc. The dive shop was 20 meters from our front door. And if you ever were lost for an activity, there were tons of hammocks to sit and lounge on. Although there wasn't a lot of late-night activity, but we stayed up every night with "the boys" drinking kava and listening to their traditional songs. Not the real party scene, but a unique experience. If late night partying is your thing, stay at Beachcomber for a couple of nights, and then come to NIR to recover!

When we got home from our trip, we almost didn't write a review, hoping to keep this place as secret as possible until our next trip. But this place is too good to keep secret. If you're headed to the Yasawas, check out the other places first, but only so that you will enjoy NIR that much more.

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  • Tips/Secrets — Don't hesitate to contact the resort directly... The proved extremely helpful even in booking at other resorts!
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Nanuya Island Resort
Address: Waterfront Road | Lautoka, Nanuya, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Yasawa Islands > Nanuya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Nanuya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Nanuya Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the sunset side of Nanuya Lailai Island lies pristine Nanuya Island Resort. Nestled among palm trees and tropical flora in the beautiful Yasawa Islands, fringed by white sandy beaches and a blue lagoon, here you can embrace the island lifestyle and let the tropical climate ease away your cares. ... more   less 
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