Nanuya Island Resort: Fiji Fantasea
Magnificent is the only word to go close to this Resort. Everything is well above expectations, and run to perfection.
From the moment you arrive and are greeted by the Resort Manager Lance, you feel totally at ease and welcomed. Staffed predominantly by the local villagers from surrounding islands, the entire place has a warm friendly atmosphere that relaxes you as soon as you arrive. Be it George, Lome or Remi behind the bar ready to create your favourite island cocktails and serve them to you in the lounge which overlooks the water, or Joe and the clan in the Kitchen (which by the way is right there as a feature for all to see, a testimony to how clean and tidy it is) ready to prepare your food just how you like it, nothing is too much trouble. A beautiful dining area which is open air, with the traditional thatched roofing, and yes it was all done by hand by the Villagers in the neighbouring islands. The dining area has "weather Screens" which can be rolled down if required, however rarely need to be.
There are 2 different styles of Accomodation, the Beach Bure and the Hillside Traditional Bure (4 of each). The Bure's are a comfortable distance apart, with the central resort area seperating the beach huts from the hillside ones, and with a total of only 8 rooms, the place is never crowded. Unique Stone set bathrooms feature in each of the Bure's. It's the little things that make all the difference in my humble opinion, such as having a small insect repeller plugged in for you in your room each afternoon, ensuring that your nights are as comfortable as possible.
You can stroll the length of the island, and water taxis are plentiful for travelling to other islands close by (which is highly recommended). Every place we visited we were welcomed with open arms, and treated like kings. I have never visited a place where so many people are so friendly ALL THE TIME.
Overall, Nanuya is a total package, and will serve as the highlight of any visit to Fiji.
With a PADI Dive centre alongside the resort, which doubles as the activity centre, and a snorkelling reef running the length of the beach directly in front of the resort, this is a water babies paradise. Fishing trips, paddle ski's, diving etc etc are all at your finger tips. Ask for Mani and Mas who will look after you.
Great Reef to snorkel over, and they have deckchair cushions that double as floating beds for those of us who are feeling too lazy to even keep ourselves afloat !!! A fish feeding time is set every afternoon for those who are keen.
The service, the service, the service. Lance runs a great crew here. And everyone is so friendly !!! I was invited to join the staff in an afternoon game of Volleyball after they had finsihed work each day, which was again a highlight.
Access to all of the northern islands in the Yasawa Group is perfect from this location. Good fishing, magnificent sunsets.
And to top it all off, this is the place where the Brooke Shields Film "Blue Lagoon" was made. They picked a paradise, no doubt about it.
my rating 10/10.