My husband and I split our Fiji honeymoon into two parts and spent the second half at Navutu Stars. We stayed at a different island resort the previous week and absolutely loved it; we were so sad to leave and didn't believe that anything could possibly top our experience... and then we arrived at Navutu Stars. From the moment Seruvi picked us up in the boat right through to to the farewell song we were both completely blown away, firstly by the friendly staff and quality of service and then by the outstanding accommodation and beauty of the resort. We had been impressed with these same things on the previous island, but Navutu really is a cut above. Every staff member goes well out of their way to make sure you have a wonderful experience; nothing is too much trouble for them. They are all so friendly, sincere and exceptionally professional. We loved them all, but special thanks have to go to Jeff (a legend on the open seas, deep sea fishing with him was an absolute highlight, make sure you do it) and Seruvi (a wealth of island knowledge & has the biggest smile getting around).
We stayed in a garden bure (#2) which is tucked away on its own amid beautiful hibiscus bushes. It was perfect for us; we'd stayed in a beachfront bure at the previous resort and so didn't mind not having the immediate water views but you don't need them anyway. We loved the total privacy and peace of the garden bure, plus the beach (with hammocks and loungers) is just a few steps away down a sandy path. We were round the corner from most of the other bures and therefore had a little beach pretty much all to ourselves.
Navutu is a perfect couples resort. We saw one family arriving as we left, but other than that it was entirely couples, mostly honeymooners. I think the whole place holds just 20 people at full capacity, so the peace and quiet is wonderful. You have the option to be as private or as social as you want; we met and hung out with some really awesome people, especially at cocktail hour, on Lovo night and on snorkel trips, but also had lots of opportunity for romance :)
The location is perhaps not as perfect as some other resorts... the sunset is hidden just around the corner of the island and at low tide the reef is exposed so it's hard to find a spot to swim but honestly, these things didn't matter at all. The resort has a pool, they have daily snorkel trips out to different spots, and uninterrupted sunset views are only a short walk away.
Another thing worth mentioning is the food. It’s spectacular. Everything on the menu looked incredible and everything we ate was fresh, creative and delicious. The guys in the kitchen really do an amazing job and we were especially grateful for the wonderful things they did with the yellowfin tuna we caught on our fishing trip: sashimi, tartare AND seared steaks presented to us on our own private sunset deck, yay!
Oh, and the honeymoon bonus of a champagne breakfast in bed on our first morning was a really lovely touch.
Thank you Navutu Stars for an unforgettable honeymoon, we love you!
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- Navutu Stars Hotel Yaqeta Island
- Navutu Stars Yaqeta Island
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