We, me and my daughter of 14, have just come back from a 4-nights-stay at NIR. I have stayed at several island resorts in Fiji, many in Mamanucas, and this was my first visit to Yasawa. We were supposed to stay at Blue Lagoon Beach Resort. But, to my surprise, when we arrived at Turtle Airways Office in Nadi, we found our reservation was lost (?) or not completed (?).We, due to cancellation, had a huge luck to find a room to stay at NIR in the very last minute!
We stayed at tree-house #12 in the first night and moved to #8 for the rest of our stay. The room appeared to be small for two. The viewing over the lagoon from the tree-house #12 was splendid! We enjoyed the gorgeous view. It was so nice to see how the delicate colors of the lagoon changes with time! From the tree-house #8, the viewing was not so good. However, we followed a narrow path up the hill, with only a very short walk, and could enjoy the outstanding view as well.
In the dinner menu we had 4 choices for starters, main and deserts, and some of them were changing everyday. That was enough choice for us. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Since we wanted to stay in the beach as long as possible to do snorkelling, we brought many snacks and skipped the lunch in the restaurant, which also saved money.
The beach was stunningly beautiful in the high tide. The lagoon just off the beach was excellent snorkelling spot. The corals were partly damaged, probably due to the cyclone last year, but the recovery process was going on. We enjoyed snorkelling many times in the shallow water close to the restaurant, even in the lowest tide. We went snorkelling trip but the spot was in the rough water. It did not seem to be an appropriate spot for beginners.
We really enjoyed the nature of the island. In the night, we were stunned by millions and millions of stars in the sky.
We flew to Turtle Island and were picked up by the resort boat. The viewing of Yasawa islands from the air was great. The fee for the flight was F$515 for two persons. The price was not cheap but, I may say, reasonable. The taxi from Nadi airport to Turtle Airway seaplane-base was F$15. The kind driver gave us a brief stop at a local supermarket to buy snacks was an extra mile. The staffs in the Turtle Airway Office were kind and helpful to find the place to stay.
The atmosphere of NIR was so relaxed and comfortable. The staffs are all very kind and friendly. We needed two single beds. The tree-house #12 generally had only one double bed. In order to meet our need, the resort managed to place an additional bed. They were quite helpful and did really anything to make our holidays comfortable and special. We were very grateful to Lily in the reception. Our stay in NIR was a fantastic resort experience. It was far beyond my expectation. We will definitely be back in the near future!
- 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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- Also Known As:
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