We stayed at Nakia for 8 nights and I can tell you right away that although we never really return to a place we already stayed at because we want to explore new ones, Nakia is the place we will return because it would be like visiting family or even better yet dear friends (we have a say in France: you get to choose your friends, not really your family:))
Nakia is like the time share you always considered buying because that would make it your home. Well, it's even better. It's home with benefits. Robin, Jim, Julie, Aaron and team are just such great people, you would have to experience it yourself to understand. The food is magnificent and you don't get tired of it because it's like having a sophisticated home cooked meal. They grow their own vegetables and you can totally taste the difference. And sometimes you get nice surprises that are not on the menu... Robin is so attentive and attuned to her guests and witty. The resort is self-powered by an hydro turbine supplemented by wind & solar. Jim is self-taught and passionate about renewable energy which is such a responsible and sustainable way to go. Eco Resort really means something at Nakia.
The diving is awesome and Julie and Aaron are relentless in making sure that the experience is TOP NOTCH. The boat does not take more than 8 divers max (we were never more than 6 with J&A). The crew has such a great sense of humor and is very attentive to your comfort and safety. Aaron and Julie are bringing a professionalism accompagnied by a deep knowledge of Fiji underwater world that we did not see very often anywhere else in the world. They managed very well the intricate complexity of the tide and the currents so that you will never miss a dive.
Nakia is the place to go to recharge your batteries in a magical setting, to read a great book while enjoying the breathtaking view of the straight, to relax around a great conversation and to dive dive dive!! Nakia is not for those who like to be in an unpersonal 300 room 5star resort but a small "island" of tranquility...
Lastly, we can attest first hand of the genuine hospitality of our hosts. If off of the beaten track is what you are looking for, you can go there in confidence you will not be disappointed.
Sam and Lionel (Padi DM)
PS: watch out for the Great White Papaya Whale
- 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 And Dive
- Nakia Resort & Dive Hotel Taveuni Island
- Nakia Hotel Dive
- Nakia Hotel Taveuni Island