Our 10 day stay at the Nakia on Taveuni was absolutely fabulous! The resort was beautifully built and immacuately maintained and is truly an ecoresort as evidenced by their extensive organic plantings and the alternative power sources they use.
From our bure, we had a 180 degree unobstructed view of the Taveuni coastline, the Somosomo straight, and the islands across. We took some of the most unreal sunset photos right from our porch (see photo). Our bure, tastefully decorated, immaculate, and comfortable, easily accommodated our family of 4 adults and 1 adult friend, and we enjoyed lounging inside or on the spacious porch outside to catch the ocean breeze and revel in the beauty of the ocean. We could hear the waves from both inside and outside the bure--a definite plus for our family as was the large pool.
The owners, Jim and Robin, as well as everyone else at the Nakia were wonderful and treated us like family. They were exceptionally kind and generous and truly made us feel like special guests. They were also very helpful in making sure that we got exactly the kind of vacation we were looking for as they know the island and the Fijian culture intimately.
I also can't say enough about the food served. We are a family of "foodies" and eating at the Nakia became a highlight of our trip. From breakfast to lunch to tea to dinner--it was all amazing. And the desserts were unreal! Everything we ate was exclaimed over and savored. We will never have curry like Mahdu's again!
We went on a number of excursions around the island and ended up traversing most of the coastal roads. Paul, our taxi driver on the longest of our trips, was a font of knowledge and became the facilitator of some of our most memorable experiences: namely touring one of the local schools and being invited into the home of a family in one of the villages on our quest for kava to take back to the states. We also visited the fish feeding, snorkeling, and birdwatching site of a true environmentalist, which we highly recommend, as well as Bouma falls and the Lavena Coastal Walk. Both of these sites were worth the bumpy road and you will be hard pressed to find a more beautiful pool and set of falls that await you at the end of the Lavena Coastal walk.
Other highlights included visiting the island of Qamea at the soon to open surf camp (ultimately cool!) and lunching at the village chief's house on Qamea. The chief's family was incredibly friendly and provided a delicious feast as well as round after round of kava!
Ten days wasn't enough time to spend on this island, and we hope to visit again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, world-class reefs, and a 12-meter swimming pool await guests at Nakia Resort & Dive, Fiji. Nakia is an intimate, comfortable, family-owned, eco resort on the Garden Island of Taveuni. The resort uses water from artesian springs, fresh organic fruits and vegetables grown on site, and the natural energy of the sun, water, and wind. This combination of eco features is unique in Fiji. Nakia welcomes families, honeymooners, adventurers, and guests seeking quiet, pristine beauty. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nakia Resort & Dive Hotel Taveuni Island
- Nakia Resort And Dive
- Nakia Hotel Dive
- Nakia Hotel Taveuni Island