We just recently had a wonderful stay at Navini Island Resort. The staff greeted us with a smile and ‘bula’ from the moment we arrived and wherever we went around the island. We were welcomed with a tour of the main facilities on the island and a beautiful fresh fruit basket in our room. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. If we had any questions or concerns all we had to do was ask and the staff would take care of it with a smile. The kitchen staff were great and really went out of their way to accommodate our dietary requirements/gluten sensitivity, even preparing special gluten free food for us and altering the food on the menu as we required it. Since we are used to 3 smaller meals a day we would have liked dessert as optional to be purchased separately if wanted as we found we were sometimes too full. However, the food was too delicious and fresh to be overly concerned about that. The two bedroom room we stayed in was well looked after and serviced promptly each morning. The bedding was clean and comfortable and the rooms are well designed to have good air flow, catching the wonderful afternoon breeze to cool things down. Navini is very flexible with their check out times. We were allowed to stay in our room until we had to leave in order to catch our flight. Had our room been needed by arriving guests we could have stored our luggage in a day room to maximize our stay on the island. The kitchen staff gave us an early lunch on the day of our departure as we had to leave before the scheduled lunch period. Navini offered some excellent complementary ½ day trips each morning to some of the many islands that surround it. We really enjoyed the Malolo Island village/school visit and the snorkeling trip near Honeymoon Island. Other trips offered while we were there, that we didn’t go on, were a trip to see some surf breaks, a trip to a sand cay to go swimming and snorkeling and one to Treasure Island for the morning. One of the great things about Navini was the complimentary boat trips as well as the complimentary use of their snorkeling equipment, spy boards, kayaks, catamarans, sea cycles, etc. They even gave our children a bucket each and let them pick out some beach toys to use during our stay. We really liked this option because we felt like we really got the most out of our experience, not having to worry about our bill adding up whenever we used any equipment. The snorkeling was great with many varieties of coral/fish. We also loved being able to watch the baby black tip reef sharks from the beach just in front of our bure. The friendliness of the staff, small number of bures/guests as well as the owners regularly joining in on meals and seeing the guests off all added up to giving Navini a warm, friendly, family atmosphere that made us longing to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Navini Island Resort is a small private island resort in Fiji, just one hour from Nadi Airport. Guests are met on arrival, transferred at any time, takes 1 hour. Navini is surrounded by white sand and a magnificent coral reef sanctuary. All 10 bures are beachfront, four types including Villa, Deluxe with spa, Two Room and Premier. Complimentary daily outings and use of water sports equipment. No day trippers. Fresh fish, fruits, local and traditional meals; fully licensed restaurant. Fijian entertainment. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Navini Island Hotel Navini Island