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Vanua Levu Hotels

Moody's Namena

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  • The corner armour!!

  • Food- nachos & wings

  • The bar area and barkeep, Alonzo

  • Entrance

Pros

  • Privacy
  • Highly personalized experience
  • Breathtaking views

Cons

  • Lacks some luxury amenities common at this price point (pool, outdoor shower, air-conditioning)
  • No selection at dinner

Updated 06/22/2011

Fodor's Review

A private island south of Vanua Levu, this resort offers extremely personalized service to a maximum of 12 guests. Five spacious bures are well-spread on two cliff-top ridges, a sixth sits on the beach. Each is a studio-style hexagon with a king-size canopy bed and walls that slide open in order to capture the breeze and views. Certified divers can explore Namena Barrier Reef, considered among Fiji's premiere dive areas; snorkeling is great off the beach. The 110-acre

island has a fantastic array of wildlife, including turtles that come to lay their eggs. Meals are communal although guests can dine on their porches, and the kitchen takes requests. Breakfast includes classic hot fare and a main dish; lunch is an all-you-can-eat buffet; and dinner includes a salad, entrée, and dessert. Technically in the Lomaiviti Group, the island is much closer to Vanua Levu and guests fly into Savusavu.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Namenalala Island, Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji

Phone:

/828–0577

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mar. and Apr.
  • 6 bures
  • All meals

Updated 06/22/2011

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Jun 10, 2011

Moody's Namena Review

We had an absolutely fantastic vacation here May 23 - June 4, 2011. The corals, fish, staff, and island experience are phenomenal! We highly recommend it. If you'd like to see our amateur video from the experience, you can click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp7HHlXNdzQ. We found out about this in the book "1000 Places to See before You Die." It's the best snorkeling and diving that I've experienced (including the Great Barrier Reef,

Hawaii, Cook Islands, and the Channel Islands). The great thing is that you can enjoy so much simply by snorkeling. Since I came with a cold and couldn't dive deep and my wife only snorkels, we were grateful that so much was visible from the surface. With no more than 12 guests on the island at a time, it's an extraordinary experience. Each day we went to new sites on the reef. Even over two weeks, we continued to see new species of coral and fish. Moody's Namena is not set up for the 4 tanks a day divers. There's a morning dive and an afternoon dive opportunity (along with snorkeling). But, with the reef only 10 minutes from the island, you save the hour boat ride across the open seas to get to this marine reserve with the best diving in Fiji. So, from a diver's perspective, Namena Island is a great opportunity too. Vanaka vaka levu, Moody's Namena, for an unforgettable experience.

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