Our stay at Namale Resort & Spa
By Piper Fenton, Remarkable Honeymoons
Namale Resort & Spa – “ah” one of our favorite all inclusive Fiji resorts. Namale is at the pinnacle of luxury, with beautiful and authentic Fijian décor. The landscape is outstanding with native plants and the most amazing vistas. The Bures and Villas are so well equipped that it is difficult to leave them! Fine dining and all beverages are also included which also makes this resort so special.
To start, it was one of the easiest trips we have made when traveling for long distances. Our Air Pacific flight left Los Angeles late at night and by the time we got settled, we easily fell asleep and woke about 45 minutes prior to landing. The crew with Air Pacific was so nice and helpful, and the business class seats were a steal in comparison to the cost going just a bit further to Australia or New Zealand. On arrival we were met with fresh flower lei’s, a refreshing minted towel which really did help to wake us up, and a cold bottle of Fiji water for each of us which was so nice to have while we waited for our next flight to Savusavu! The flight was a beautiful trip over the Fijian Islands. It is roughly one hour to Savusavu in the north, and the airport on Vanua Levu is right next to some lovely vistas of the coastline.
On arrival, we were met by the resort staff who took care of our luggage and delivered us to the resort in a comfortable van. We spent 5 glorious evenings in Bula House Villa, with our own infinity swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. Bula House was equipped with its own kitchen, a huge living room, and a spacious billiard area. They kept the kitchen stocked with snacks for us to enjoy each day including fresh cookies, and also where they stored any alcohol that we wanted to have on hand (though it was much more fun to have cocktails created for us in the bar). To top it off the sound system in the villa was amazing. The huge king sized bed was set above the most beautiful view of the Koro Sea, and our bathroom had an indoor Jacuzzi, and two showers – one indoor and one outdoor. Such difficult choices we had to make!
The Spa at Namale is one of our favorites in all of Fiji. The setting is conducive to maximum R&R. We highly recommend pre-booking Moonlight Magic, where the resort closes for the evening and the spa is entirely yours. When you arrive at the spa for this unbelievable evening, you may give the staff your music (CD or IPod) or let them know what you like and they will put it on the sound system. The evening starts with a couples foot massage and champagne, followed by a couples massage as you overlook into the Koro Sea beyond. Their setting gives you the feeling that you are literally suspended over the water. The evening ends with your having the Aroma Therapy pools to yourselves finished with an amazing rain shower like nothing you have experienced before! When you head back to your Bure, the staff will be waiting at your doorstep with dinner in hand, which they will set up in your Bure or Villa.
The Activities are Namale (nearly everything is included) include horseback riding, private trip to the waterfall with a picnic luncheon, private candlelit dinners on a deck overlooking the Koro Sea, golfing, to name a few. And if you get in the mood for a movie, billiards, or bowling the Kava Bowl is always within easy walking distance. Diving is available (for a small added fee) in one of the most world renowned sites.
The staff was amazingly helpful in every way. They would not accept tips, but we were able to leave a donation to their holiday fund at the end of our stay. We really enjoyed not having to worry about money during our entire stay.
Our return trip was easily seamless, and the icing on the cake to an otherwise perfect 2nd Honeymoon was our being able to enjoy the first class lounge in Nadi airport prior to flying home.
Having spent my 15th Anniversary at Namale, I can honestly say it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. To explain the wonder of the location, and the gift of the Fijian people is nearly impossible to describe. One must visit Namale to really experience what I am talking about. The possibility of really getting away from everything and meeting the Fijian culture is a double benefit – on top of the obviously wonderful amenities that the resort provides.
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