The Jetsetter rate includes all meals (including three-course lunches and five-course dinners); soft drinks and alcoholic beverages (including champagne) and round-trip airport transfers
Fiji has one of the highest return tourist rates — its people are just that nice
The resort’s decadent spa (Fiji’s best) hangs over the cliffs
What To Know
Additional charges apply for scuba diving, fishing and jet-skiing
The resort is adults-only; children 11 and under are not permitted
Savusavu is a volcanic island where rugged black sand beaches are the norm
Borrow the resort’s walkie-talkies so you can be dropped off somewhere remote (a private beach or waterfall, perhaps) and radio back when you’re ready for pickup
Parking on site
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Authentic all-inclusive resort dotted with thatch-roofed villas in Savusavu, Fiji’s best-kept secret
If you think all tropical vacations are created equal, you’ve never been to Fiji. Set along dramatic volcanic beaches, on a former copra plantation, the all-inclusive but authentic Namale Resort is in Savusavu, Fiji’s best-kept secret. Traditional thatch-roofed villas offer direct beach access to the lapping waves of the Koro Sea. Spend your days snorkeling the reef or picnicking on a private beach at this brilliant South Pacific escape.
Bed and Bath
The traditional thatch-roofed villas are modeled on Fijian chiefly dwellings and retain an authentic feel but maximize comfort with spacious showers, spa baths for two and private decks surrounded by jungle. Bures are built overlooking a beach that stretches for several miles along the Koro Sea, with volcanic outcroppings punctuating the landscape and a backdrop of swaying coconut palms. At high tide, plumes of water erupt from Namale’s famous blowhole, right in front of the resort.
The premise here is that you can be as active or inactive as you wish. A technicolor underwater world gives snorkelers a sensory-overload just a few steps off the beach. And hiking through the resort’s 525 tropical acres, set on a private peninsula rich with bird life and lush vegetation, is an experience in itself. But you can also opt to relax poolside or indulge in a spa treatment overlooking the dramatic cliffs in the wellness area, one of Fiji’s best spas. During your stay you’ll receive a daily activity list, detailing excursions around the island that might include a visit to a pearl farm or the chance to drink kava (the national beverage) with a village chief. Fiji is home to some of the world’s friendliest people. Don’t be surprised if locals invite you to experience the market with them or try to bring you along to a Sunday church service.
In the Area
Walls, caves and overhangs carpeted with coral and aflutter with fish make Savusavu’s dive sites some of Fiji’s best. Snorkeling or diving is a must. The resort also arranges early morning boat trips to Natewa Bay to watch scores of resident spinner dolphins feeding and generally being their usual acrobatic selves. To see wildlife on dry land, head to the Waisale Rain Forest Reserve, a prime destination for birding, with well-maintained trails that cut through the lush landscape.