Natalei Eco Lodge sits near Nataleira Village (which owns and runs it) on a nice black sand beach. It has spacious grounds, half a dozen five-bed bures, and common ares. It is one of two accommodation options in the area (Takalana retreat is the other) and both boast close access to see the large pod of dolphins at Moon Reef, just 20 minutes offshore (trips to the dolphins are run by the same operator for both - Dolphin Watch Fiji - see bottom of http://takalana.blogspot.com). Natalei is a favourite of school groups or university study tours (my son's year three class from Suva came here earlier), so occasionally it is very busy, but this past weekend we were the only ones staying there.
The accommodation is simple - woodframe beds with foam mattresses, clean sheets, cold showers, mosquito nets. The food copious, served in common, largely local Fijian/Indian/Chinese inspired fare. As everywhere in this country, and particularly in smaller village environments, everyone is super friendly.
For those with cars, it took us 1hr 30 min of relatively fast driving from Tamavua (Suva).
- Also Known As:
- Natalei Eco Lodge Fiji/Viti Levu