Namale Island

Fiji | Pacific Ocean

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Namale resembles a sleeping dragon, rising dramatically from the sea. At the highest point you will find evidence of its mystic past in the remains of an ancient ring fortification. There are no unnecessary luxuries but a natural experience with nature and water has top priority with a reef boasting more than 100 types of coral and coloured fish.

Rates
(depending on season and number of travellers):
USD 200 per person/day, including full board.

Location
The exotic name of this island provides a taste of the character and atmosphere to be experienced by guests. It is situated 15 miles off the coast of the main island of Vanua Levu in Fiji and less than 10 of its 110 acres have been developed for the resort.

Accommodation
The resort is located on a portion of the “tail” of the dragon. Five comfortable, hexagon-shaped bures (Polynesian-style houses) made from timber and woven bamboo, for a maximum of 10 guests, are hidden among tall native trees on the ridge. Each bure has spectacular views of reefs and beaches, a king-size canopy bed, two bathrooms and a wrap-around deck.

Dining
The island's own garden produces a range of tropical fruits and vegetables, which are incorporated into the island’s unique cuisine. The island speciality is heart of palm served shortly after harvesting. Lunch is served as a buffet and wine is complimentary with dinner.

Activities
Snorkelling in the Namena Barrier Reef, offering 30 kilometres of pristine reefs to explore; diving (corals, giant clams, tropical fish), windsurfing, canoeing and other water sports, as well as fishing.

Best time to travel
Its mild tropical climate means that Fiji can be enjoyed all year round and it is a popular escape from the winters in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Perhaps the best time to go, however, is in the dry season or “Fiji winter”, from May to October. This time of year has cooler temperatures, less rainfall and humidity, and less risk of tropical cyclones.

Getting there
A picturesque 15-mile trip by boat or seaplane from Vanua Levu.

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