Amazing- Paradise Island and as brilliant as it sounds! We visited Navini in December 2018, having gone through a few of the reviews we had very high expectations and Navini did not disappoint. The Island itself is beautiful and kept to such a high standard, the food is outstanding and the staff really make your time here so memorable.
The day trips that are offered are the perfect way to explore the surroundings but staying on the island is equally as enjoyable.
We enjoyed dining with the other guests which at first we thought would be out of our comfort zone but was a really great part of the trip.
The majority of guests on the Island had visited many times before and we can understand why.
Navini is the most magical and beautiful place we have ever visited and will have a special place in our hearts always.
We can't wait to return.JessieH122407/01/19
Absolutely amazing We had one of our best holiday on Navini with the whole family. We had absolute bliss. We loved the morning trips to different places, snorkelling was so beautiful. The staff looked after us and were fantastic with kids. They have tried to fulfil any request we had. And food was soooooo good. It was very sad to leave this paradise, but we will definitely try to come back again.DanielaV185904/03/19
Fabulous stay at Navini! Beautiful, peaceful, paradise, Navini was even better than we expected! We stayed in a premier deluxe Bure literally on the beach which was fabulous. Snorkeling around the Island was excellent and the daily boat trips to other reefs were also great. We had opted for the two meals a day which were always of a very high standard. Above anything else I must make mention of the staff who in my opinion will not be bettered in any 5 star hotel, customer service was incredible, every staff member knows your name and uses it for the duration of your stay. They were all genuinely kind and happy to help in anyway they could to make our stay even better. I cannot fault anything about Navini it really is perfect in every way. Thankyou to all your staff for making our trip so enjoyable. We will be back!462Debbie21/09/19
Still wonderful We returned to Navini after a 10 yr absence - we won’t be waiting that long for our next visit.
The biggest improvement in 10 yrs has been the revamped bar/dining area and the food itself. We took the 3-meal/day package and the wait and kitchen staff had no problem in adjusting the menu to our requests (mostly more veg in place of carb elements). The food was really delicious, lots of fresh fish and salads and loads of choices at every meal.
We had a 2-room bure which worked well for the 3 of us. Located on the NW side we got the winter sunset perfectly. Some cheap reef shoes came in useful on the rocks and with all the coral.
The other guests were delightful - good company at meals, fun on the afternoon volleyball court and over an evening game of vindi vindi. There were a few families with kids of various ages - if that’s not your thing then research the dates of Aus/NZ school holidays to avoid... read morerichmet14/07/19
Wonderful Family Time in Paradise Our Family group of 12, 70 years old down to 4 years old, have just returned home from a wonderful week on Navini Island. All of us were very sorry to leave, especially the children. Their new Fijian friends who took care of them and played with them after children's dinner hour were loved by the children and will be missed.
All of us had a fantastic time on the snorkeling trips with life jackets and swim noodles available for weaker swimmers. The reef around the island was also great, the coral is recovering from cyclone damage and there are lots of fish, shells, little sharks and turtles to see and not too many sea lice.
Some of the family have food allergies and intolerances which were very well catered for, nothing was too much trouble. All the meals were great, a little big for some of us. The tropical fruit platters were yummy. The most delicious birthday cake was made for us as 3 of the males had... read moreGrandmotherKRT30/06/19
The best ever Arrived at the island at night and was already amazed by the island and the staff, the food on the first night was wonderful aswell as every other night after that. I would like to give a shout out to jozava and viniana who were the highlight of the trip keeping us happy and always smiling all day and all night, at night these two amazing people would play with my family and entertain everyone around them. The activities this island has to offer are absolutely awesome from island tours to snorkeling tours, they cater for any age no matter what, truly the best holiday ever. Thanks Nivini
And losilini and inia and THOMASHolidayfellow11/05/19
What more can I say..Still beautiful one day perfect the next. Travelled with family for Christmas staying in the spacious family villa. Worked perfectly for 7 of us.
Nice to see the renovations to the bar/dining completed, it looks amazing.
Christmas day started with the pre dawn carol singing by staff outside the bures, Church Service after breakfast then a relaxing day until Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings.
Catching up with many other Christmas returnees is always nice.
Perfect weather too.
The family left and we moved to our favourite south side bure for the rest of our stay .
New Year was excellent. Starting with a lovo dinner then moving outside to the new area outside the bar overlooking the beach for the evenings entertainment. The staff excelled. Commencing with a traditional kava ceremony followed by traditional singing and dancing, timed perfectly to end with the countdown to midnight, when fireworks stareted with a bang. All around on the surrounding islands and mainland the sky lit up. Wow!
Tropical cyclone Mona was hovering to the north east and eventually... read moreHOOKEDONFIJI10/01/19
Paradise with an Ocean View - Bula! Did you ever dream of your own private tropical island when you were a child? This is the reality. We have enjoyed 8 nights on Navini Island with the most wonderful staff, exquisite natural surroundings, comfortable modern bures, amazing snorkeling every day, delicious freshly cooked food every meal, singing, dancing, games, smiles, laughter, new friendships, private beach walks, (watching the tiny baby reef sharks at the shoreline) quiet reading time, total peace and relaxation. I could go on and on. There was nothing more that we wanted from our beautiful holiday. Vinaka vakalevu everyone on Navini. 🙂 We will return.Alioski09/06/19
Paradise Found If you need (like we did) a complete break from the hectic humdrum of modern life, then Navini is for you. If you want a bland, 5 star, expensive low quality food, no beach resort that could in fact be anywhere then it probably isn't. The quintessential Fiji experience - amazing staff, comfortable bures, beautiful island and incredible food. We will definitely be back 🙂 Vinaka!cocopops197109/12/18
Heavenly! If you are looking for a small, extremely friendly, low-key, very relaxing, and totally beautiful island to hide away on, Navini is it! A hidden gem amidst bigger, glitzier resorts, both its staff and clientele are truly special. The bures are very comfortable (great beds) and the food very good. But perhaps the best are all of the activities with staff, from trips to great snorkeling spots, beach volleyball, every possible water sport, to evening music and dancing. No pressure to participate but plenty of activities if you want. We were not sure what to expect, but what we found was even better than we might have imagined.Viajera5103/12/18
Beautiful get away What an amazing trip we had here. Such friendly and helpful staff. Food absolutely delicious (and big - be warned). You don't go hungry at all 🙂
The excursions were incredible. So much snorkeling, so much fun! Very peaceful as well.
Went into relaxation mode immediately. Felt like we'd been on holiday for a long time, it was only a week.
We had a few rolling thunderstorms that came though in the afternoon, then subsided by dinner.
Turtles, reef sharks, recovering coral, fish. Just incredible.Lizzie S.25/01/19
Pure enjoyment! My husband and I loved our 3 nights at Navini (wished we had booked for longer)! The staff were very friendly, the food was delicious and the premier bure on the beach was everything we could have asked for. Two of the excursions included amazing snorkelling (the best we have ever seen having visited both Samoa and Vanuatu in the last couple of years). One excursion to Muscat Cove and Plantation Island was Ok (the families with children enjoyed swimming in the pools). I think we were taken there to compare resorts and reinforce the fact we had chosen one of the best islands in Fiji to vacation on - couldn't wait to get back for lunch and to do more great snorkelling right outside of our bure. Would definitely recommend to stay at least a week if possible. We will definitely be back sooner rather than later (I hope).PacificExplorer196318/08/19
We’ll be back It’s not hard to see why Navini has so many repeat visitors, it really is something special.
Firstly it’s only an hour from the airport, with 24/7 access so you don’t have to spend a night in transit (unlike more remote islands). Secondly there is plenty of space and privacy- each Bure has its own small garden with sun loungers, day bed or hammock. Thirdly a complimentary activity each morning helps strike the balance between leisure and action.
Add excellent food, friendly Fijian staff and a laid back vibe, and its makes for a great holiday.
We had a five day stay in a Deluxe Premier Bure, our friends stayed in a two room Bure, across the island from each other. Both Bures were reasonably spacious, modern and spotless. We shared sundowners each night on the sunset side of the island out of the wind, before heading off to dinner.
The shared dining table worked well, with most guests (mainly Australians, with a Spanish and NZ couple) ranging... read moretraveltimeCanberra15/06/19
Home away from Home - Truely Spectacular My husband and I enjoyed a Beautiful stay at the resort - truly spectacular. We only stayed for 2 nights and 3 days and it superseeds eveyrthing. The staffs get to learn your name and treat you like their own. We were greeted by Losalini who was there for us from begining to end. Thomas the islands Aquaman - his your snorkelling guide, super caring making sure that you are ok throughout the excursion. The dining staff Vini, Joka and others are on hand and meals are more then what you expect and super yummy. Volleyball in the afternoons with the staff is lots of fun, you don't have to be a pro to play volleyball. Last but not least you end the night with the traditional Kava drink with a game of Vividi. Truly spectacular staff who are amazing and super caring, with the beach right outside your bures and you have your own path to the beach from your own private bures what more can you... read moreKvtwahine28/04/19
Rebecca Foster My husband and I enjoyed our second stay on Navini island, this time as a couple. Two years ago we came with our children.
We will be returning!!
Many people we met on the island were returning a second/ third or multiple times!
The sense of community, warmth, friendships easily created with staff and other residents is a big part of why we love Navini, we feel that it is a unique and special atmosphere.
There is opportunity for socialising with other guests and private space to relax, unwind and just be.
The boat trips exploring other reefs to snorkel, or snorkelling around the island are magical. The water is warm, the sunrises/sunsets spectacular and the accomodation is first class.
Whether enjoying down time as a couple or having fun with family, the experience is fantastic.
There are fun activities for all and the food is delicious and the service is always professional, friendly and fun.
Navini is a beautiful haven and we can’t wait to go back!!OBTL14/04/19
Wonderful holiday experience Our second visit to this island, we returned because it is a beautiful place with very helpful and kind staff always willing to do extra for us. The bures are all beachfront and comfortable, the surrounding reef is a sanctuary and full of fish and coral, every day there was a free boat trip to other reefs to snorkel. The food was delicious and more than ample. The whole experience was restful and relaxing and we will return again.NicknLot30/08/19
Wonderful taste of Fiji You can't go wrong choosing Navini for your Fiji vacation. This was our first time visiting Fiji and I liked the idea that after 24 hours of traveling someone would meet us at the airport and take us to our destination as soon as we arrived. Staying at Navini is so enjoyable. I never felt so safe and relaxed. The staff is amazing. This was our favorite place to stay in Fiji.utahmiller01/07/19
Vinaka Vaka Levu Navini Island Resort! Navini is small, quiet and incredibly special. No TV, phone, AC or wifi is necessary when you have the ever changing shades of blue of the ocean, the sky, and the coral reef alive with sea life. The staff are attentive and genuine, exemplifying legendary Fijian hospitality. This is low key recharging at it’s very best. A week is not enough time here and leaving was harder than I’d ever imagined it could be!DayanaS24026/01/19