Naigani Island Resort
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Naigani Island Resort

North-east of Fiji's main island - Viti Levu, Naigani Island Fiji
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Tau Naigani Resort was devastated by TCW, and is unable to receive guests. We hope to commence repairs to the Resort soon. Naigani Island Resort is located on the north east of Fiji's main island of Viti Levu. Sixteen boutique plantation style bures accommodating up to 60 guests. In a beautiful tropical garden with turquoise lagoons, palm fringes white sandy beaches, and a virgin tropical rainforest filled with rare species of flora and fauna. Naigani Island Resort is an unspoilt, pristine 5 star diving destination that will restore body and soul.
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North-east of Fiji's main island - Viti Levu, Naigani Island Fiji
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Nausori Airport
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Nadi Intl Airport
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surfcali wrote a review Apr 2014
Newport Beach, California1,468 contribution260 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sometimes I have debated writing a review since I don’t want the secret to come out on a place and then never be able to get a room. This is my thought as I write. This is a super cool spot in the world.. Often you think Fiji and diving and you think is will be expensive. But this is the best deals in Fiji.

The manager Mike has really done a job turning around this resort and there are significant upgrades, renovations and changes going on and into the future. So I think it is fitting for a review to outline everything to keep people current, seems like many of the reviews are older and outdated and are not a current representation of the property.

To get here you take a flight into Suva – then have the resort arrange a taxi for you to drive you about 1 hour to the dock. The taxi is about $70 o/w and they drive you to the dock and arrange for a boat to pick you up and take a ½ hour ride to this private island, Naigani.

I brought cash to bring for the taxi but the taxi guy said Mike would take care of it and add it into the bill. So you can pay cash or have the option to have the taxi ride to / from added in to your bill. But bring cash to tip the taxi guy. I paid my checkout bill – and it is typical to pay a 2% additional charge for credit cards I saw bills everywhere but did not check to see if it was charged. But if you prepay you can deposit funds into a US account in San Diego and save any cost of that.

I got a SIM card Vodaphone at Nadi airport upon landing before SUVA has them activate data and have a unlocked Samsung Note 2. I had great cell service and data speed at Naigani Island Resort during my stay bought $47 sim prepaid and lasted 3 weeks. Calls to the US dialing 011 and number was .20 cents a min.

Along with that I recommend that you pick up and bring MOSQUITO spray the best you can find – they have coils to burn that that helps but they are there and looking for what they call “sweet blood” and the mosquito’s got mine.

Upon arrival the Band Boyz were singing and was greeted warmly. The beach is a beautiful sand beach with clear water with a beautiful little bay and reef.

I think there was 18 bures. 3 on the beach are all more similar, and the others are more unique a studio – and 1 bdrm and so on. I had a beach bure 2 bedrm 2 bath – with 1 queen bed, living room, kitchenette and with filtered water, with a mini fridge. The other bdrm has 3 single beds, shower / bath. The bure was about 1,000 sq ft quite big roomy with fans, and outside porch to sit. There was a sink was area perfect for rinsing diving clothes after, and a backyard clothes line to hang wet items. The bure was very clean- his / her sinks – showers had good pressure and warm water.

The Naigani offers many activities. On the island there is only the resort and a small village. They provide a village tour and it is super cool to meet the people from the village and see the real people and culture more uninfluenced by time. I enjoyed Kava in town with many of the elders and people there and enjoyed participating in such a traditional Fiji ritual there.

There are kayaks that you can use to explore the area, a barefoot 2 hole golf venue – (soon to be added Frisbee golf as well) There is a small pool 30 x 15 with a 8 foot spiral slide for kids and with lounge chairs, towel service, with seats at a bar where you can sit in the pool and order drinks or the other side stay dry and order drinks.

They offer a afternoon troll fishing or handline fishing – where you can catch yourself some fresh fish and they can cook it for you.
A dolphin safari where they take you to see the dolphins are usually and you can swim and snorkel with them – and they are not enclosed and free – so you might not get to get too close.
Sunset Cruise on Thurs- any other day you can present a request.
Snorkeling – so close and easy to get to, you will see most everything colorful corals and lots of beautifully colored fish.

And any other requests the resort really makes an effort to accommodate it’s guests.
For the most part I enjoyed just sitting in one of the various hammocks relaxing and enjoying an amazing view. The hammocks are a great spot to sit relax, read a book, watch the beautiful water on the reef and take in a sunrise or sunset.

I recommend you bring water shoes or reef shoes with a hard bottom if you want to swim – to walk out but don’t walk on the reef just get out to where you are deep and swim at high tide. Watch your feet and knees there may be some fire coral – if you don’t know what it is ask and stay away it can be very painful. Any of the dive staff will help with what it looks like.

The scuba shop is nice with a learning area with blackboard and nice area to put and set up and rinse gear and hang to dry what not. PADI dive center where you can learn – or do PADI e-learning and do your referral open water dives there. Florance or “Flo” who runs the dive operation is great – very safety conscious with good dive experience and fun to dive with. I brought my own gear but they seemed to have nice Scubapro gear for rental – and think Mike said they would be upgrading soon to, I don’t remember the name of the brand, but think it was good gear from Asia.

The dive boat is nice and has a great layout and can zip out to the dive sites in about 10 / 15 min except E6 took us about 1 hour.

Diving there was SUPER GREAT!!! Mostly you will dive pinnacles there – great for snorkeling they can see everything – the top of the pinnacles is 5 ft from the surface with great fish action.

I got to dive Tunnel, Blue Ribbon Reef, Supermarket, and some others. I got lucky and got a day no wind or white caps and got to dive one of Fiji’s famous E6 and that was spectacular. The colors on the reef and soft corals diving all around was stunning, and the amount and beauty of the fish was great.
I was hoping to see the ribbon eel (there are there) but did not see that. I saw lots and lots of white tip reef sharks, some crabs, lots of little colorful nucibranch, and smaller stuff – and small - medium fish.
Highlight for me was watching the clown fish swim around I love seeing them, and also saw an octopus where he set himself on the reef an see him change to like 10 colors in various spots to blend to match the reef.

Food – it for the most part is ok. There is a set breakfast – cereal, toast, jam fruit, pancakes, and juice. There are various meal plans. For lunch you choose 1 item of 3 – and dinner has a soup or something – main course and dessert. So the food was so so the soups were all very very good! The mains can have too much oil in the cooking – and would recommend you go with fish, meat steak, chicken in that order and the chicken can have some bones due to the way the fiji people prepare it.

Overall if you have any dietary needs ask specifically and they will try to accommodate them – like cook with no or not much oil. I had beef stir fry with veggies, pasta with tomato sauce, chicken curry, and can’t remember the rest. Desserts were also pretty good. Stick to the basics – steamed veggies no oil, and that should help.

Any drinks beer, water, cola and so on are charged separately. Everything there is about F $4.40 – and alcohol was about F $7-10.

As you eat there the Band Boys playing and singing – and just help set the mood for dinner. They play traditional Fiji songs and some other songs.

I recommend packing some trail mix / snack bars / fitness bars and things that are easy to store in heat. Keep them in the frig – so the bugs and critters don’t come into the bure.

I brought a camping head lamp and found it helpful and convenient walking around at night.

In summary I have traveled to lots of places but never been on such a isolated remote island. It offered a great escape, is so relaxing, and just a magical place to visit. It is what you think of when you think of Fiji. Perfect for all travelers solo- friends – or families, it offers so much and so reasonable.

The manager Mike and his wife are wonderful hosts and really go out of their way to make you feel at home and are great hosts. They are always available and listening to the special requests you may have.

I hope I was able to help you – and if you found something helpful please hit it below and also feel free to PM me with any specific questions you may have.
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Beach Bure #1 #2 #3
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Sightsee12599 wrote a review Feb 2005
New Zealand1 contribution25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was thrilled to read the bad reviews others have given this rare unspoiled haven of beautiful Fiji. This means ghastly tourists who expect plastic welcomes and internationalized everything will stay away, leaving this glorious, honest place alone. The people who live there love it; I for one respect those who do and am grateful that they are prepared to share it with visitors.
It really is a place to relax. No TV, emergency phone/fax only, no fawning staff (although genuinely friendly if given the opportunity). True, there's no power at times of the day and the beds are way too soft, but hey, sleep on the floor. The journey to and from the island certainly lets you know you're in a different way of life now.
We came away feeling relaxed, reinvigorated, and priveledged to have experienced a different, very special culture with its proud people and traditions. We will return.
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Cindy wrote a review Dec 2004
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida140 contributions99 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Where do I start? We spent 10 days at Naigani last March. Our good diving friends from New Zealand booked there and we joined them. (They got a great timeshare rate through RCI but we paid retail.) For most of the trip we were the only Americans on the island - most were Aussies, Kiwis (New Zealand), and there was one couple from Germany. By the time we left we were good friends with most of them, with offers to stay with them if in their countries.

Getting to the island was a challenge. After an all-night flight from LA and a morning connecting flight from Nadi to Suva, we spent 4-5 hours in the tiny Suva airport waiting for the Naigani van. (Our travel agent had been there before but they picked him up right away!) When it finally arrived, we embarked on a 1-1.5 hour trip, much of it on unpaved, rutted roads and going over scary little wooden bridges to get to a tiny pier. Then you board the resort's boat and travel a half hour to Naigani.

The "resort" is not fancy - it is reminiscent of going to camp for adults. Power is run by a generator which goes off every afternoon from 2-5 to recharge. It is very low key - no one wears makeup or even gets dressed in more than shorts and a top, even for dinner. There are about 18 units and the only other inhabitants of the island live in a village on the other side of the island - I think 13 families representing 4 Christian religions. They hold services in the living rooms of their tiny shacks on Sunday and resort guests are welcome.

The rooms and resort are not air conditioned, but there are ceiling fans. Our bed was very soft, but our friends had a better bed. Each unit had a kitchenette but you need to bring any food as the gift shop had almost nothing to buy. Not even postcards, bug spray, aspirin, etc. There are screens on the windows but mosquitoes are plentiful in Fiji 24 hours a day. I found Bug-n-Sun from Coppertone prevented both sunburn and bites at the same time. Mozzies will find any spot you miss - they're voracious.

We bought the meal plan - servings were huge, though sometimes unusual, but we never went hungry. Homemade bread was great at breakfast, plus eggs cooked to order, fruit, etc. There were 3-4 dishes available for lunch and 5-6 dishes available for dinner but you had to pre-order lunch and dinner at breakfast. If you had special dietary requirements, they would do their best to accommodate you with what they had on hand, but we didn't see a green salad the entire time we were there.

Nearly every evening in the bar the locals played Fijian music and shared a large Kava bowl with the guests. You could also buy beer, cocktails, etc., though they were often out of certain beers, mixers, etc. (Remember, they are on a tiny island with no store.)

The diving was absolutely fabulous - the BEST - tons of gorgeous fish, beautiful hard and soft corals. Also saw several blue ribbon eels and lots of scorpion fish, lion fish, etc. Fabulous! Only saw one small shark but no turtles. We never saw another dive boat at any dive site the entire time we were there, and we dove every day. We would go again, just for the fabulous diving.

If you don't dive, there is a nice clean pool with a slide, free kayaks to go around the island (takes about an hour), a "barefoot" golf course - I think 3 holes, deep sea fishing, fabulous snorkeling right oin front of the resort, hiking, etc. It is extremely quiet and low key.

The staff was wonderful - very friendly - and so were the other guests. By the end of your stay you will know the other guests by name as well as the staff. This is not upscale, but is a fun place to visit if you like peace and quiet. It's very safe, other than watching out for falling coconuts as you walk under the palms. And if you dive, this place is definitely worth a visit - Not fancy accommodations but truly 5-star diving! (But bring your own gear - their rental stuff is scary!)
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GrandTour14670 wrote a review Jan 2005
Sidney, Australia1 contribution31 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one week at Naigani with our children. And it was really terrible. The only good thing was the snorkelling at Picnic Beach which was real nice but the rest was very very disappointing

The transfer from Suva to the Island was not fun. No one to wait for us at the airport (Suva airport is a very small airport without any modern amenities). Fortunately we managed to buy the last phonecard available form the small newsstand, and after a few trials we reached the Naigani reservation desk where we were told to wait one hour for the taxi to come. After one hour and a half the taxi did come but with people inside waiting to go to Suva. After half an hour of discussion, the other people agreed to go to Suva with an ordinary taxi, and we finally got into the van. The one hour and a half trip to Naigani was quite difficult as much of the road is unpaved and the small wooden bridges are quite shaky. Besides the van doesn’t have aircon (but some cockroaches) and back passengers feel very hot. We reached a small jetty where a very small boat, so small that we couldn’t get into it with our luggage. 45 minutes later we reached the island (no jetty here you jump on directly in shallow water on sand or dead corals depending on tide). Very low key greeting: 1 guitarist, 2 minutes information at the island office and no one to offer us a simple glass of water. Then we had to wait 2 and a half hour for our luggage to come and waited in travel outfit.

What about food. To make a long story short, being on the meal plan, we all lost weight during this week! Don’t dream to drink fresh fruit juice or fresh coconuts. Only canned or dehydrated fruit juice (2 flavours on the first day orange and pineapple then after only orange), but plenty of sodas (which we don’t like to drink) and some beer. We were told that coconut were to be had only on Monday for the weekly coconut festival. On the next Monday there was nothing, no festival. We finally had coconuts two times on the next days. What is strange is that the resort is full of palm trees. So full, that you cannot rest on the beach at high tide because big coconuts keep falling regularly with a loud big thump everywhere.

What about the beach. The sand beach is very small, always full of algae deposited by tide and with no lounging chairs. At high tide beware of coconuts, but you can swim. At low tide you’re too close to the corals (we got some scratches). So the real neat thing is to take everyday the small boat to Picnic beach (15 F$ per person) whose slope is steeper and where there is some fantastic snorkelling to be done lots of corals (soft and hard) lots of fishes all size and colours. The resort is lending some bad and scarce snorkelling equipment (goggles seem to be missing at anytime) and towels (20 year old towels and in short quantities, on one morning we were told that we wouldn’t have one for the day – we got some after speaking loud). But if your idea is simply relaxing at the beach, sunbathe and swim a little forget about it.

There is small pool with a water slide that doesn’t work between 3 and 5 pm when the power is off on the entire island for saving purposes. After two days the water slide got broken and was not repaired during our stay. There is a small pool bar that doesn’t offer much apart from canned juices, sodas and beer.

What about accommodation. Family bures are big but the furniture is really old (paint is holding wood pieces together) and our bathroom was full of ants. Towels were changed 1 or 2 times during the week (and nothing really dry on the island). The bed was way too soft and any move would send waves and ripples! We had hot water for shower only on the first day.

What was really frustrating was knowing all what Fiji has to offer and being stranded on this tiny resort
(well, calling that a resort is really exaggerated) with not much to do. With only one phone at the reception desk and only the small boat of the resort it is quite impossible to organize some alternative plan.
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Cruiser15435 wrote a review Mar 2005
Yamba Australia1 contribution23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Needed a week off work and decided Fiji for the snorkling was the place to go. The wife had recently got hooked on snorkling while recently in Cairns. Rci did all our booking and suggested Naigani was the place to go. Arrived in Suva , spent two nights at the Holiday Inn, great, and left for the jetty to pick up the boat transport to Naigani.
On a fully laden boat, ourselves and 15 others set off on our 30 min boat ride to the island.
Arrival at Niagani saw us allocated bures and briefing about the running of the isalnd.
After 1/2 an hour we were in the water enjoying the spectacles below.
This isalnd is fantastic, no shops, no papers no tv, no telephones although the mobile does work sometimes, no motorised anything except a whippersniper, no anything. Simply fantastic.
The snorkling and diving is simply superb and occupied most of our days. After the days activities an ice cold beer and chat with the other guests.
The isalnd also has some great rainforest walks to the summit, village and cannibal beach.
We wern"t on a food plan so could pick and choose what to eat which i think is the way to go. Food is great but the servings are a little large and a tad expensive.
The gardens and coconut palms were great and added to the deserted island feel.
Was fantastic to sit on veranda of bure, read the book and look out over the palm fringed beach to the reef beyond. Beach was only 30m from bure.
The nature of the island ensured all the guest struck up a rapport and contact numbers were exchanged.
The only down side was lack of matress protectors and the like which was a bit of a concern considering the sweating that went on.
Hired a car from Suva to Nadi to catch plane home after leaving Naigani. While travelling in the car we stopped into some of the other resorts, Warick, Naviti, Fijian and while these are wonderful, i couldnt help feeling how lucky we were to experience Niagani.
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Barb E wrote a review Feb 2012
Mildura, Australia17 contributions31 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived to be snubbed in favour of frequent visitors. The manager was all over us until he realised we werent the regular visitors!!! He even took my lei back and gave it to the other lady !!! The accommodation was dirty, linen was thin and old, you could see thru the tiny, grey and stained bath towels. The bedside lamp was actually taped up with red electrical tape. The pillows and mattress didnt have protectors on them and were spotted with mould. The bathroom mirror was filthy as was the hand basin. Lucky us, there was even a used bar of soap sitting on the window sill in the shower!! The cutlery drawer had a spoon, a fork and a teaspoon, nothing else. We got three sachets of coffee and four t bags that were actually mouldy!!! When we asked for more coffree we were told, after a 45 minute wait , that there wasnt any. We were given a coffee perculator that just happened to be completely split around the bottom of the water resevoir so needless to say, the thing didnt work and we couldnt make coffee.Oh yeah, Epee was going to charge us for the coffee that was meant to be used in perculator!!! Breakfast was a joke. The first three days there wasnt any toast at all and for the rest of our stay we had to constantly ask for it, then there would be no butter!!! Try the desserts while you are there. There is a nightly choice of dry tart or dry tart. Knock yourself out!! Whatever you do, go on the excursion to the island where the English first settled. Our group was forgotten, after calling Epee we were eventually picked up just before dark and had to travel back in the near dark amongst huge waves. Not a good experience for anyone let alone the two 80 year olds who were with us. If you are a diver i can imagine you would enjoy the dives and the snorkelling was good even tho you had to go around to the other side of the island. The people who live in the village were helpful, friendly and fantastic fun. Niagani needs a good shake up in the managerial side and the accommodation needs revamping. I have photos of the disrepair and dirtiness of the accommodation so I never forget not to book a holiday there again.Its a real pity because the island is really beautiful and the locals need tourists coming back to allow them to stay on the island and for jobs to keep the young islanders employed, which helps keep the Fijian tradition and culture alive.
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Date of stay: August 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Camper36840 wrote a review Apr 2005
Fiji1 contribution15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent a wonderful Easter long weekend on this relaxed, tropical island which was the perfect solution for tired, slightly stressed adults like ourselves to have a relaxed time with our smaller children. The resort lies in a bay which makes it a safe and an easily visible area to let children wander around freely. The beachfront swimming pool and small waterslide, kayaks etc provided endless hours of a fun and safe entertainment for our children who soon met up with others there and had alot of fun which kept them out of our hair and able to enjoy a few hours to ourselves. The meal packages are reasonable and the serves are biggish. The food is not gourmet but tasty and prepared with care. The lovo buffet was great and we got to taste lots of Fijian delacies that aren't normally available on hotel buffets. It was great to get away from phones, mobiles, faxes, tv & video games. The staff are genuinely friendly and very helpful but are not in your face all the time. The snorkelling is wonderful and the whole atmosphere is laid back and low key - very unpretentious and suited to those who like barefoot, carefree holidays with lots to do if you choose. The main thing is you come away relaxed and rejuvinated which is what holidays are meant to be about...
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Date of stay: March 2005
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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pvron wrote a review Jun 2012
los angeles20 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here as an RCI resort but it is available as a regular hotel rental as well. For all the details of the good and bad you can read some of the previous reviews, but in our opinion even the "bad" things were part of what made this resort so darn charming, maybe they were even the most important part of the charm. This place is down-to-earth and unassuming in the most perfect sense of these terms. We just loved everything about it.

If you want big, fancy, and slick do not come here, but if you want to experience the authentic, wonderful, charming Fiji, then this is the place for you. It is so totally non-commercialized that the one little store here has not even been open once in the nine days we have been here. The twenty or so cabins (as I think of them) are quite large and have lots of trees and flowers all around them.

Be aware that even if you are in a timeshare unit there are no kitchens- only small refrigerators and a hot water pot, and there are no other places to eat on this island. Luckily the food you can order at the old plantation house that serves as the bar, restaurant, and meeting place is quite good- and very authentic as well. They will gladly accommodate any special diet requests, as well as anything else that you may need.

For example, my wife has a machine that she uses during the night for her sleep apnea, which concerned us since the only power for the whole island comes from a generator that is shut down for 4 hours each night. No problem for this can-do place, they simply ran about a hundred feet of extension cords to our unit so she could have power from the one back up battery each night. Wow!! The resort may be "humble", but the service is definitely five star all the way.

I could go on and on about the countless things that sets this place apart from other resorts, but just know that if you come here you will never forget it. We travel almost full time and this was one of the friendliest, hospitable, and enchanting places we have ever been. It did take us a couple of days to figure out what this place was really about, but once we did every moment here was a real treasure. You could say that this is a small resort with the heart of a giant.

Even though relaxing is the name of the game here, I should encourage you to take three of the side trips offered. Once each week they go across the channel to Figi's original Capital, Levuka, which is like going back in time about a hundred and fifty years to an old British colonial town. Make sure you visit the South Pacific's oldest hotel, the Royal Hotel, and look at all there old pictures.

Next, make sure you take the short trip to Picnic Beach as the snorkeling is even better there than out in front of the resort (which is quite good in itself). No matter what they tell you, do not kayak there on your own unless you are an Olympic rower. Let them pack you a lunch and take you there in there speed boat.

Last, make sure you go to the local village at least once as this is where most of the staff live, and they enjoy showing your their home, although they act like the resort is their home as well. After a few days there, you will most likely feel the same way. A couple that was there with us said that they were here 25 years ago and everything was exactly the same; that fact might better illustrate the appeal of this place than anything I can say.
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Date of stay: June 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Every room is different while at the same time they are quite similar. They are all charming.
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AussieTravelholic wrote a review Jul 2012
Lara, Australia212 contributions233 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Positives: small, quiet and peaceful - the perfect place for chilling out, lovely gardens and beautiful location, staff friendly, large bures (more about that in a minute) with their own front and back garden, outside trough for washing dive/pool gear at the back door and a clothes line for your own use. Food reasonable but somewhat expensive particularly if you buy a la carte rather than the meal plan. Great snorkelling on the house reef. Nice dining and bar area.
BUT: This is the worst timeshare resort in terms of the quality of accommodation we have stayed at. The accommodation has been allowed to get rundown and is poorly maintained. While I can put up with rooms which are old and a bit run down, I cannot tolerate poor levels of cleanliness as the result of inadequate housekeeping and poor maintenance. I am surprised that this resort continues to be included through RCI as I do not believe it is of an adequate standard given what we pay for our timeshare services. If you were only paying 2 star hotel rates or got a very cheap package deal then you would be getting what you paid for, but through RCI I expect more.
We stayed for 2 weeks here, each week in a different bure. The first week was in a 1 bedroom bure which was large but run down, poorly maintained and very sparsley furnished. It was also extremely dirty with a very mouldy bathroom, vanity and shower. It appears to have not been cleaned after the last occupants, as splashes of toothpaste and water were still all over the vanity and mirror. Walls and cupboards were dirty in need of washing and a major repaint. The floor was dirty resulting in black feet after the first few minutes of walking around this unit. There was only one bedside lamp as the sole source of light in the bedroom and the light globe did not work. Cobwebs and spiders hung around the bedroom. Outside lighting did not work. Inner spring mattress was "sprung" with the inner springs pushing through the surface of the mattress resulting in a very lumpy and uncomfortable bed. Outdoor patio table and chairs (which all other bures had) were missing. On complaining about these issues some cleaning was conducted and light globes and furniture replaced. Enough to make it liveable but still not adequately clean by normal hotel standards. I could still wipe mould off surfaces in the bathroom. We were upgraded the second week to a 2 bedroom bungalow which was very large and an improvement. It had been repainted and was relatively clean. Several areas of maintenance had been very poorly conducted e.g. layers of grout and silicon around the vanity tiles. No attempt had been made to clean the tiles after grouting. Linen was thin and old. Shower head was lime scale encrusted with poor water flow. Hot water tap dripped hot water and was dangerous. Inadequate shower curtain so bathroom got drowned every shower. The pool towels were of better quality than the room towels. Continually had to chase housekeeping to replace soap, creamer sachets, linen. There are no toiletries provided other than soap - not an issue but you do need to know this so you can BYO. There is nowhere to buy any snacks so BYO all snacks for at least 1 week. There is a weekly day tour to one of the towns on another island where you can then stock up on drinks and snacks. If you are intending to dive let the resort know beforehand as they only have one dive master (who is meant to have sundays off), limited equipment and only one dive boat. We arrived intending to dive most days for 2 weeks, only to find that their compressor was broken and had been sent away for repairs. Return date unknown. No contingency planning had been put in place until we advised them that we wished to dive ASAP. Eventually they did send a limited number of tanks back to Suva to be filled so after several days we eventually started diving. There were also other people wishing to dive but due to the lack of tanks, and the resort's apparent reluctance to get more tanks filled in Suva ("the compressor will be here soon"), diving was rationed between us all. Eventually the compressor arrived the second week and we were theoretically able to dive more regularly. Unfortunately the dive boat is also not just dedicated for diving but also is used for excursions and guest transfers to/from the mainland. Frequently we had to postpone/limit/miss dives due to a boat being unavailable. One day the dive boat was taken for an excursion with all our weights on board and as there were no spare weights to be had in the dive centre we had to wait until the afternoon (and poorer conditions) to dive. The dive master tries very hard to meet guest needs but he is only one person and poorly resourced to run an adequate dive operation. The resort's website is misleading as to the dive centre's equipment and boats. Diving was reasonable and most locations were conveniently within 15 mins travel. Power run by generators gets turned off every day from 2 - 5pm then again from 2 - 6am. Bring a torch as even though the rooms are supposed to be supplied with torches, neither of ours were. There is free wifi internet access available in the main reception area. There is one small TV room and another small room with a TV for playing DVD's. This is a place where you make your own entertainment. There is usually a local village singer or small group of an evening for a bit of entertainment. Overall the resort is located in a great spot and the gardens etc are lovely. It is just unfortunate that the rooms are a let down. However if this is not a big deal for you then it is a nice spot for a quiet tropical holiday.
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Date of stay: June 2012
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The beachfront 2 bedroom bungalows are stand alone so no noise from the neighbours and receive...
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Richard B wrote a review Oct 2011
Melton, Australia104 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Naigani Island Resort is a like a breath of fresh air for a weary traveller. Just to let you know that getting there is part of the adventure. It is a cab or bus ride to the dock from which you catch your boat over to the island. We landed at the island and there was no dock but had to wade to shore, what a hoot. From that moment on it was like we were on our own patch of paradise. The rooms are basic clean and airy. The staff and people of the island are some of the best and friendliest we have ever encountered worldwide. There is so much variety of coral not that far from the shoreline that if you are into snorkling you will be in your element. Kyaking is free and loads of fun. Some people have mentioned the bugs but really I am a magnet for mozzies and was not that bothered with them if I put on some repellent. Met some of the best people there as well. If you are looking to be pampered all day and have activities planned for you then this is not the Ritz, but there are plenty of activities you can enjoy placed on the notice board every day. If you want to unwind and sit by the pool and have drinks served to you then this is the place for you. If you can imagine so many different shades of blue in water colour as you see around the island you are lucky for myself this alone was a treat. Thanks to Epee and the staff who made us feel so much like part of the family. The meals all have a healthy/vegetarian option as well as being very tasty. Each night there is singing in the bar by a local group which make dining an enjoyable experience. We loved this place and hope that if you like to just relax and enjoy a unique island experience this place is for you.
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Date of stay: October 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Go back the second time and you will get a discount or upgrade as you are considered family.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Naigani Island Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Naigani Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Naigani Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Naigani Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Naigani Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Naigani Island Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Naigani Island.