There is a complimentary activity on offer each morning for those looking for an outing or cultural experience. The destination changes each day, and is written up on the board in the dining room in time for breakfast.
A favourite boat activity is out towards the famous surf spot, Cloudbreak where sometimes dolphins are seen, followed by a snorkel in brilliantly blue water over remote, unspoilt reef. Spinner dolphins often play near the Malolo barrier reef, sometimes swimming in the bow waves of the boat.
Another unforgettable experience is visiting a local village and meeting the dedicated and enthusiastic headmaster of its school. Sometimes the children sing a traditional song for the visitors. See the local church, as well as the chiefly bure where the king of the area – known as the Tui Lawa – may be residing at the time. The villagers set up their souvenir stalls near the beach.
Some days there are visits to other reefs, including areas of large plate coral and gardens of soft corals, but finding the amount of marine life that surrounds Navini is quite a task! Other trips may include a visit to sand cay and about once a week there is a trip to another resort for a walk or cocktail by the bar.
Instead of taking the morning boat trip, visitors can stay on Navini for some snorkelling, watersports or relaxation under the thatched umbrellas on the beach. As one regular guest says, why go anywhere after waiting so long to come to Navini?
On the Water
Navini offers a variety of non-motorised water sports for guests to use, all free of charge. The Hobiecat is light and manoeuvrable, and particularly fun when there is a gentle breeze. One of the staff can join guests who would like a more experienced sailor on board.
Stand-up paddleboards and kayaks are great for circumnavigating the island, and the seacycles are a great way to see the island from the water with a companion.