Namuka Bay Lagoon2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Perfect place to unwind. A bit of a drive from Nadi, then 5km up a gravel road. Staff is super friendly. Power is on from 6pm-6am. Not a sand beach, more of a coral beach. Beautiful view from rooms. Food is amazing. Not a resort at all, but still an amazing experience. Ask about kava!
We’d recommend staying at Namuka Bay Resort if you don’t want the cookie-cutter tourist hotel experience. What you get here is a wonderful beach front family-run business with few frills but a glimpse into Fijian life. There are goats, cows, chickens, cats and children on the premises. The beachfront bures are quiet with just the sound of the waves on the reef (although we didn’t have anyone in our adjoining bure – maybe it wouldn’t have been so peaceful if we’d had neighbors?) and wonderful sunset views. The staff / family were very friendly, attentive and welcoming. The local recipe menu is prepared fresh from scratch with locally produced ingredients and with no 24 hour power there is no fridge, freezer or ice. The food was delicious – and was certainly one of our high points of our stay, particularly as it gave insights into local life (fresh milk from the cow, bread fruit and bananas from the tree, eggs from the chickens etc). Order what you want for the next meal – so lunch at breakfast; dinner at lunch and breakfast at dinner. We liked the fish in coconut milk, the salad with fish and the curries (fish and lamb). Sharing one breakfast between the two of us was plenty. The Fijian bun with coconut milk was a little odd (more like dumplings). Other reviewers found the food overpriced – but you’re paying for the convenience of not having to venture off site. Hot water was available at no charge to make tea and coffee in your room. Bottled water was available for purchase. If you want instant pizza, hotdogs and ice on tap, this is not the place for you. The lack of 24 hour power was ideal for us as it supported our intentional “disconnect”. The generator kicked in reliably each evening and we were able to get devices charged and do a quick email check. The ceiling fan, along with keeping the blinds open at night kept us cool and we weren’t plagued by mosquitoes like we were on other islands. The bed was comfortable and the room clean. Again, if you want air-con and a fridge in your room, this is not the place for you. Although the airport transfers were both smooth and efficient, we would have preferred to have them included in the price as this is more inline with other resorts and would have removed the ambiguity of “are we supposed to pay the driver” which we felt when we first arrived. There were issues with the water pressure during our stay which meant water was only a dribble in the shower when we first arrived. These were not the fault of the resort and were part of the charm / experience but should be noted. They were apparently due to issues with the filtration system at the government plant. The toilet flushed fine once the cistern had re-filled. We did the free cave tour (lots of talking by our friendly, local guide) and walked the railway line (no longer used other than by a tourist bike tour which looked like fun). We paddled but never swam off the beach as it didn’t look easy to navigate through the rocks/shallow coral. You need reef shoes. For us this was a great place to decompress as a stopping-point to the other islands.
Stayed for 3 nights in the cheaper rooms. Very nice rooms clean and well equipped with fans, towels, toiletries. Also comfiest mattress and softest sheets I've had since being in fiji (been here two years and stayed at a fair few places) The beach is beautiful and secluded. Only the odd few people walking along, who were all very friendly and polite. Great snorkelling and the reef was one of my top ones seen in fiji so far. A great range of fish too. Meals were tasty, fresh and affordable. Good to arrange meals in the morning for a set time, as they can take a while as cooked to order. If you want somewhere a bit different, not as touristy as the coral coast hotels I would strongly recommend here. Very friendly staff too, we brought some snacks and drinks along to save money and they had no problem with us drinking them on our balcony and the beach. Gorgeous sunsets on the beach! (Keep an eye out for the local goats too!) 😉
This was the 2nd time we stayed at Namuka Bay and it was even better than the previous stay. The staff is very friendly: Silvia is an excellent cook with the ingredients being mostly locally sourced, if you like it this way, it is probably as organic as it gets in Fiji. There are several filling dishes to choose from and if asked, local market fare can be cooked for a fee. This place is away from the beaten track & there is plenty to do, early morning seems the best time to snorkel the reef and when the wind picks up, it is great to explore the inland by foot or take a horse ride. There are also two large resorts in daytrip distance which are worth a visit, due to their location.
Pleasant memories on Namuka Bay Lagoon This is a very nice place for those looking to relax in a rural and quiet place. The beach and the surroundings are natural. Walk along old (non-functioning) sugarcane train line, talk to local people, visit a cave. The family-like atmosphere, animals, make an easygoing stay! A relay good place to relax!
Its a bit of a hike from Nadi to Namuka bay but worth it! The road is unsealed and you really feel like you are going somewhere special as the driveway is about a 15-20 drive in itself. The rooms are beautiful, the view is stunning, the staff are lovely and welcoming. I forgot my cell phone in a taxi, and they called the chef who lived further up the driveway to race up a hill and get it before it was gone forever! The chef cooks lovely food that is freshly picked from their organic garden on site. If you are expecting wifi and luxuries of a resort, probably not the place for you. But if you want a true Fijian experience that is disconnected from the busy-ness of the main island, with the ocean sounds all night from your beautiful room and lovely Fijian hospitality - it's perfect.
This resort is nice for a quiet and relaxing stay for a few nights. Its very small and quiet and the staff are very attentive and caring. They were happy to go out of their way to meet our needs as we had specific needs and they were very accommodating. The reef is Ok and good for a nice snorkel. Theres a few things to do around the resort, but they also offer tours for an extra fee.
We were a little apprehensive when we booked Namuka Bay, no TV, no electricity during the day, boy were we wrong with our apprehension. We stayed four nights at Namuka Bay and had the best time, you feel like you have the entire place to yourself, a beautiful stretch of coastline all to yourself. It's an honest place with no frills, but you know what, you don't need them. If you're wanting to be pampered 24/7 then stay at one of the expensive resorts. If you're after a place for some RnR to collect your thoughts, this is the place for you. The food is superb, big serves at a great price, highlights were anything with local fresh prawns and anything with chicken, their chicken and chips, while sounds very basic is delicious. Fruits served with all meals is fresh and succulent. Please don't ever change Namuka Bay, many others will tell you to, but please don't, we will be back! Our only regret was to not stay longer, if I had my choice now after staying there, I would have stayed longer! Pro tips for those wanting to stay: * Order meals in advance, meals are cooked fresh and can take some time. Order breakfast at your previous night dinner, dinner at breakfast. * Take reef shoes, the Coral coast is called the Coral coast for a reason. * Take the walk along the railway line into Voua, it's a good hour walk, over some rickety old railway bridges over water. But well well worth the walk for lunch at Tomlus Seafood restaurant. A cab back to the hotel is around FJD15, ask at the supermarket. * Do go snorkeling, if only just off shore, there is so much to see, the further you go out, the more fish you will see and the prettier the Coral gets. All at chest height water during low tide. * Leave your sense of entitlement at the gate, unwind and enjoy Fiji.
This is one of the most amazing places I have ever travelled to. The warmth and friendliness of the Fijian people make the service second to none. The weather and scenery are just magical and I will definitely be coming back to explore the island more.
This is NOT the place to stay if you are looking for 5 stars and entertainment. My husband and I were doing some mission work and wanted to have just a couple days away for our 30th wedding anniversary. We had planned on staying in the dorms sue to our budget but stayed in the Bures last min. It's remote and off the beaten path. (which we loved) there is no power during the day (we loved that too. There is no tv and refrigerator (that was fine too. For unplugging from the real world it's awesome! you need to do some creative planning on the food, You can either eat on site a dinner ran us about US 15 we often shared a meal. We did not bring in coolers however, we made our own snacks. The cleanliness was great! The open air shower was really cool in the room. One thing I would gave brought was sand shoes to walk around the reef more. The beach itself is warm and beautiful but not really swim worthy.More for snorkel. Safety, make sure you lock up the screen doors at night. There was a warm gentle sea breeze and we left the doors open (screen door locked) only to be woken up to a young man attempting to get into our bure at 3am. Overall, I would come back, the reviews seem 50/50 and I would say pretty accurate.
- Free parking
- WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
- Laundry facilities
- Airport shuttle (fees apply)
Located 3 mi (4.8 km) from Sigatoka Sand Dunes, Namuka Bay Lagoon is within a 10-minute drive of Lawaqa Park. This 12-room hotel has 24-hour room service along with conveniences like free self parking and a lazy river. On the beach, the hotel is also a short drive from Naihehe Caves and Vatukarasa Village.
Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends at the free manager's reception.
All of Namuka Bay Lagoon's 12 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies, ceiling fans, and desks. Guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with Egyptian cotton sheets ensure a restful night. In-room massages are available.
Awarded Travel & Leisure 500 status in 2014, Namuka Bay Lagoon offers a lazy river, WiFi in public areas, and express check-in. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for FJD 99.00 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include laundry facilities, a garden, and a picnic area.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
87.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 129 reviews