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When I returned to Fiji recently, I had the pleasure of exploring the northern islands including Taveuni, Vanu Levu, Qamea and Mantangi. These islands are less known and less populated than other Fiji islands and they are absolute gems!
The islands are lush and green with dramatic mountains, tropical rainforests and pristine beaches. The water is clear, warm, lovely shades of blue and you’ll find some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving anywhere in the South Pacific. You’ll also find some of the best resorts in Fiji!
If you’re looking for privacy, fabulous views, gourmet food, top notch service and an outstanding spa, it would be hard to beat Namale, one of Fiji’s few adult only, all inclusive resorts.
I stayed in a luxurious honeymoon bure with cushy furnishings, stocked in room bar, oversized jetted tub, indoor outdoor shower, spacious furnished deck and private stairs to the lovely beach below. Room service is offered at no extra cost and, according to my host, many guests never leave their bure. I can understand why!
If you do venture out, most activities are included at Namale such as waterskiing, tubing, horseback riding, tennis, boating and snorkeling. There is even a bowling alley, pool table and movie theater on site. As a life long scuba diver, I spent my time underwater at a nearby dive site called Purple Garden which had hundreds of fish and lots of colorful corals.
After a light lunch on a lovely deck overlooking the ocean, I took a quick peek at two of the villas with private pools (gorgeous!) then headed down to the beach for a long walk around the bay.
I celebrated sunset with a coconut scrub foot massage and champagne at the gorgeous oceanfront spa then was off for dinner. Yet another indulgence, with gourmet food beautifully prepared and presented and served to me in barefoot comfort in traditional Fijian fashion…
This is a life I could get used to!
Alas, my Namale stay was brief and I was off to see more wonderful resorts on the northern islands of Fiji. I hope you’ll check back for posts on Matangi, Jean Michel Costeau and Paradise Taveuni. Plus I’ll give you an update on the fantastic new Jungle spa at Qamea, another pick for best resort in Fiji!