Discover Navini Island’s Thriving Marine Reef Sanctuary
Navini Island, a mesmerizing fusion of sand, rock, and coral, boasts a flourishing marine reef sanctuary. In 1988, the waters around Navini Island became a diverse marine life haven, thanks to a reef agreement between Navini Island Resort’s founder, Arthur Reed, and the late Tui Lawa (king) Ratu Filipe.
Ratu Sevanaia Vatunitu (Ratu Filipe’s son) noticed an increased fish population in the area due to the safe breeding grounds offered by Navini’s marine sanctuary. This vibrant and diverse underwater world is a must-see for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.
Navini Island’s marine reef sanctuary showcases successful conservation efforts and the breathtaking beauty that results from nature and humanity working together. Visitors to Navini Island Resort can witness the thriving ecosystem, nurtured and protected for over 30 years.
Navini Island’s marine reef sanctuary, with its abundant marine life and captivating coral formations, invites exploration. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this extraordinary underwater world. Book your stay at Navini Island Resort and start your unforgettable adventure.
Navini Island’s sanctuary plays host to schools of small blue chromis and anemonefish, large bluefin trevally roaming boldly across the reef, and grouper lurking under ledges. There are regular sightings of turtles, lobster, clams, spotted ribbontail rays and reef sharks. Even lionfish and the elusive octopus are seen on occasion, as are eagle rays and hawksbill turtles.
Guests can explore the reef sanctuary at their leisure, right from the beach in front of their bures. Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment is available for guests, as are spyboards and kayaks with viewing windows to see this underwater world.
The water is normally clear and excellent for snorkelling, with an average visibility of 20 metres. It can become murky with swells or unsettled weather. Water temperature remains pleasant throughout the year, averaging between 26°C (79°F) mid-year to 29°C (84°F) during the warmer months from December to February.