Nukubati Private Island Great Sea Reef – All Inclusive
What We Love
- Run by Fijians and locally owned
- Eco credentials: electricity from solar power; food from the resort’s organic gardens
- Absolute privacy in stand-alone bures
- The spa offers traditional Fijian Bobo massage, a healing treatment passed down through generations
What To Know
- Transfer is via a 40-minute flight, a one-hour drive, then a five-minute boat ride
- Children 12 years old and younger are permitted by special request only
- There’s no TV in guest rooms
- For environmental reasons there’s no ac, but buildings have been designed to catch sea breezes
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Nukubati Private Island offers an authentic Fijian experience compared to the bigger and glitzier resorts. Run by Fijians and locally owned, there are seven beachfront traditional bungalows with verandas, white interiors, wooden floors, rattan furniture, and ceiling fans. There’s no a/c in this environmentally-friendly resort, but properties open up to take advantage of sea breezes. The spa offers traditional Fijian Bobo massage, a healing treatment passed down through generations. This all-inclusive resort’s restaurant and bar is in the central Pavilion where there’s also a library and a gift shop. And should you ever tire of snorkeling, there’s an outdoor tennis court.
In the Area
Nukubati Island’s Vatu Dua Pearl Farm is a small enterprise owned and run by the women of Raviravi village. If you visit at harvest time they’ll show you how the pearls are extracted and cleaned; plus you can buy them if you so choose. Visitors are welcome at the village’s church, where they can hear the Fijian choir. Since the island sits a half-hour boat ride from The Great Sea Reef (the world’s third largest barrier reef), a main activity is rightfully scuba diving.
How to Get There
I met up with friends for 5 days of fishing at Nukubati. The smile never left my face from the moment I arrived. Absolutely wonderful staff, fishing locations that were breathtakingly beautiful, pristine coral reefs, excellent guiding, delicious meals. Vinaka Gordon and Gloria and all your lovely staff. If I could give you more than 5 stars on Trip Advisor I would.
This place is perfect for a couple looking to relax!!
Excellent food, accommodation and facilities.
Great happy staff who will do anything to make sure your day is memorable.
I had my birthday celebrations here and they did me a cake and all sung!!
Fishing was great I caught a 10kg Spanish Mackerel and I knew nothing about fishing!!
About to go diving now.
The resort looks after the local community as well - very important!!
Have you ever been to a place where you immediately felt comfortable, relaxed and at peace? A place where you can choose to "do your own thing" or interact with other people from around the world? A place which offers so much natural splendor that you're awestruck? This is Nukubati Private Island Resort. It is an amazing, welcoming and peaceful place. My wife and I just experienced 5 nights on Nukubati Island as part of our 20th anniversary trip to Fiji. The people and the culture are truly exceptional. We enjoyed a day "stranded" on a small deserted sandbar/island, snorkeled, visited a local village and experienced a traditional Fijian barbeque. We don't enjoy seafood much (I know, hard to travel to Fiji if you don't like seafood), but the staff planned for our arrival and offered delicious non-seafood options for us. They even made an outstanding pizza one day! In the evenings, couples gathered in the main pavilion and enjoyed some beverages while talking about whatever came up. The owners are very generous people and the staff members were delightful. If you're considering Nukubati, stop thinking about it. Just do it. My wife and I will cherish our memories of Nukubati Island for the rest of our lives. We even hope to take our teenage daughters there in the next few years. Bula!!