Namena Island Resort is an environmentally friendly
private island South Pacific getaway and offers scuba
diving, snorkeling, fishing or honeymoon vacations with
Fijian bure accommodation. The Resort is a secluded
paradise with white sand beaches as well as hiking
trails through tropical forest.
dramatically from the depths of the Koro Sea and on the
fringe of Bligh Waters, lies the mile-long 110 acre
island of Namenalala, surrounded by one of Fiji's most
pristine diving and snorkeling reef ecosystems known as
the Namena Barrier Reef.
dragon-shaped island, with several powder-soft white
sand beaches, is home to a six bure (Fijian for cottage)
resort owned and operated by Tom and Joan Moody.
island resorts where the bures, restaurant, bar &
activities center is situated 'on the beach', to make
the most of spectacular vistas of reefs, beaches and
distant islands, we decided to locate on the clifftop
where one not only has panoramic views, but catches the
tradewinds as well.
'bure' sites were chosen carefully and spaced hundreds
of yards apart to provide the ultimate in privacy.
Namenalala Island was uninhabited when Tom 'discovered'
it in 1983, after camping on the island for two weeks,
he decided that he would take one 10 acre portion to
build the resort, leaving the majority of the island as
he found it.
trails are carved across the tropical forest, leading
one to remote beaches where a picnic lunch can be sent
upon request. At the highest elevation - around 400 feet
- he found rock ruins of an ancient civilization and
samples of pottery found were sent off and analyzed to
be 2000+ years old.
eco-system (often called the soft coral capital of the
South Pacific) is diversified and the Namena Barrier
Reef which surrounds Namenalala Island is acclaimed by
diving publications as one of Fiji's best sites.
Bird-watching is a popular pastime and within the nature
reserve is a red-footed booby nesting colony and a
flying fox camp. Lesser frigates circle lazily at
soaring heights, swooping down on the red-footed boobys
to steal dinner away from them.
long-tail tropic bird nests in the rocky cliffsides and
in hollow tree trunks. Multi-hued land birds entertain
you with their songs. Giant sea turtles come ashore to
Located on the mile-long 110 acre island of Namenalala
Facilities: Full Service Restaurant, Honeymoons
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Box Lunches
Full Service Restaurant