Navini at Christmas and or New Year is becoming a wonderful habit for us. Arriving on Christmas Eve Henry as always was at airport to greet us before taking us to Vuda Marina for our transfer to the island. Julie was on the beach to greet and take us to our bure on the north side. Meeting again other like minded returnees and some new friends for pre dinner drinks on the beach was fun. Being waken at dawn by the beautiful voices of the staff singing Christmas carols and hymns was a wonderful prelude to the celebration of Christmas and the New Year. The Service in the dining room mid morning was something special with more singing this time we could join in with the words to some in English and others in Fijian on the order of service. The rest of day was a restful before a swim in the late afternoon in the warm ocean.. Christmas dinner in the evening is a traditional one with the dining room and tables beautifully decorated. The days between Christmas and New Year are filled with morning boat trips either fishing, snorkeling, dolphin sighting (hopefully) and visit to other islands or a combination of all. The reef off the resort is showing good signs of recovery after the cyclone of 2012 and there are plenty of big fish and other marine life to see. The weather was beautiful with the sea being like a mirror most mornings and the water feeling like silk. We especially enjoyed the trips to the Main Reef to snorkel, reef sharks, turtles, beautiful coral and fish.....New Years Eve began with champagne and nibbles on the beach to farewell the last sunset of 2013 and it was spectacular.
A wonderful buffet dinner was followed by a Meke performed by the Staff and this year they excelled themselves, a traditonal Kava ceremony followed by dancing and singing ( the costumes were amazing) then everyone joined in dancing before the sky lit up with fireworks at midnight, we could see the fireworks on the mainland and the other islands as well as those on Navini, quite spectacular. The rest of our days were spent on or in the water and apart of the a rain shower some days the weather could not have been better. Not only did we book for 'same time this year' but added a few days at Navini to holiday booked for May. Can't wait. Thank Simone and Tueta and staff for your hospitality and friendship, we wish you and your family a happy, healthy 2014. Navini can't get any better it is perfect.
- 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 Family Villa, Deluxe Premier with outside daybed, 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