Namuka Bay Lagoon2.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
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.
Stayed 4 nights and loved it. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, food was amazing some of the best curries my GF and myself have eaten. Highly recommended staying here if you want a break from the outside world and a change from the big resorts.
Me and my friend stayed here for 5 days and it was just an awesome experience! We stayed in a 6 people dorm, which was just seconds away from the beach and really clean. The staff is really helpful and tries to make you feel as home as possible. The manager, who is also the chef of the resort helps you in every way. He even let us do a little bit of washing of our laundry. He cooks really good food, you can tell everything is freshly made. That was a great experience after the island hopping! Highlights are the animals of the resort which are really cute and friendly, the little tour to a cave near by the resort and the snorkelling! There are a few trips offered by the resort and they try to arrange them how you would like them to be. If you look for a place where you can chill most of the time and enjoy a great atmosphere you are definitely right!
I was really dissatisfied with that place! The only good thing about the resort is that the dorm was clean. But besides that i can't recommend it. The beach was fine but there were so many stones in the water that it was impossible to go swimming. Then there were almost no activities offered. You could only lay on the beach. About the food - the taste was okay but it was way to expensive and it took about two hours to get some breakfast. But the actual problem for me was the host who is the chef in the kitchen at the same time. He is just a bad manager and his concept doesn't work. And he was really offended and arrogant when we complained.
If you want to wake up right on the beach, and feel like you have the whole island to yourself, this is the place for you... We spent a lovely day here, and will definitely be back for longer next year. The meals we had were delicious - if larger than we expected - and featured fresh fish and vegetables grown on the property! We thoroughly enjoyed showering under the sky, and going to sleep to the sound of crashing waves. It's a world apart from all the tacky resorts down the road. Vinaka vaka Levu...
I stayed at this resort for 4D3N and it was such a perfect getaway. The room were clean and spacious and the family that owns the resort were absolutely amazing. They made me feel like I'm home. If you're looking to getaway from all the hotel frills this is the place to be. There is no electricity from 6am till 6pm, so make sure you charge all your electronics overnight. You get to see horses around the resort and it's beautiful gardens. There is a limestone cave nearby but you will need proper hiking boots. As for the beach, there are lots of stones not ideal for relax swimming. The resort does provide free flippers and mask for snorkeling. The food and drinks are good but on the pricey side. Before you get to the resort stop at the convenient store to get water and snacks because the nearest store is about an hour walk from the resort. Overall, it was a good place to relax and enjoy the sound of the nature.
A fabulous place to stay for peaceful relaxation. It's a very small scale family run resort with spacious rooms right next to the beach. The rooms are clean and lovely, if a little dark with the storm shutters left in place. Beds are OK, but could do with better mattresses and the correct size bottom sheet would be more comfortable. The outside shower was very cute. We liked that there was no internet and power only at night, which all added the the remote simplicity of the place. The food was basic for the price, but cooked to order almost whenever you wanted which was really handy. A limited selection of beer and wine and no snacks on sale. The nearest supermarket is about an hour walk down the old railway line and/or beach and can pick up some basic supplies there, but there are no cooking facilities so simple stuff only. Hot water is always available from the kitchen for tea, coffee, noodles etc. We ate mostly vegetarian, most of which came from the organic kitchen garden. We enjoyed one substantial meal a day and snacks the rest of the time. The beach and lagoon is lovely and great snorkeling, but best to bring your own gear. Weather in late August was very comfortable temperatures mid to late 20's. It was windy 3 days out of 7 and stronger than expected which made it less pleasant to relax in the hammocks (which need some repair). We really enjoyed our stay at Namuka and with a few modest improvements it could be absolutely stunning and welcome change from what is offered by the large mainstream resorts.
This place would have been better when the weather was fine as there is no electricity on during the day so the rooms were dark and hard to even read a book in. The wifi only worked around their office/ restaurant. It would be fine if you were a couple looking to disconnect from everything.
I stayed 3 nights at Namuka in a villa and loved it. The Villas are very clean and spacious. And the beach views are stunning! The food was great, some people commented that the food was expensive but it's really not compared to other places and the serving size of the main meals are probably large enough to share between 2. It is a bit of a drive on a gravel road from the main highway, but this keeps the place quiet and private. A taxi in to Sigatoka town (restaurants, fruit/veg market, supermarket etc.) was around $25 each way on the meter. A great place for some peaceful time out.
I stayed here with my sister for a total of 6 nights in the Beachfront Villa, out of 10 nights in total in Fiji. We took the bus to Cuvu (which has some cheap supermarkets and an ANZ ATM) for about $5FJ each. The taxi to Namuka was $15, along a very dusty dirt road that takes you to the resort, which is in the middle of nowhere. From the resort, the closest shops are in Cuvu, which is a 1hr walk from Namuka. I would definitely recommend bringing some of your own food as the meal options are limited mostly to curries and frozen deep fried things at the resort. Bear in mind that there is no cutlery, jug or plates etc to make food in the rooms, so microwave meals are not always the best. I personally found the food quality here to be mixed - some was very good and some very bad. The fish, prawns and mussels come from frozen store bought packets; due to this the Mussel lolo dish gave me mild food poisoning and tasted awful, and the fish in the curry was thick and chewy from being frozen. There is also no dessert options so bring your own sweets unless you want to walk for 1hr to get an ice-cream! There are less fresh organic things here than we expected, and very little fruit and veg. I respect that the cyclone damaged some crops 5 months ago, but I feel that there is not much veg in general here as most supermarket food is processed and imported, not fresh, and the main export here is sugarcane. The beach is lovely, but windy!!! Coming from Wellington, NZ's windy city, I can safely say that the wind here is bad. For the first 3 days it was too windy to comfortably sunbathe on the beach or lie in the hammocks on the lawn of the Villa's. The rest of the time at Namuka was calm, but being right on the south coast you should bear this in mind when visiting - I myself was not expecting this. The lagoon is mostly shallow and full of corals so I wouldn't swim here without a snorkel or sand/beach shoes, as you are very likely to cut yourself on the coral. It was deepest in the morning and shallow in the afternoon, but you can walk around the beach to the right where there are better spots to swim, although it can be a long walk! When I say shallow I mean that you can walk to the edge of the lagoon only knee deep in water. One of the snorkels that I borrowed leaked, so I would recommend bringing your own. The snorkelling is super cool and a great thing to do at the resort without having to take a boat out, as it's right on the beach. The staff were very lovely and friendly, though sometimes vague when asked a question. The owner visited sometimes, and was mostly heard yelling at someone on the phone, which I found unprofessional. The receptionist is great, but does the jobs of about 5 people as everyone else seems to be running on 'Fiji time', which is another way of saying lazy in this case. This meant that the receptionist wasn't always available when needed, and you could be waiting a long time for something small. I gave the resort 3 stars in my review, as it really is a 3 star resort. Don't come here expecting 5 star treatment. Our first room had no hot water in the shower, and we had to be moved. There is wifi at a charge, but you can only use this outside reception or in the dining area, not in the rooms, which is very inconvenient and should be offered at the price you pay for the Villa. If you want to have a private conversation choose a quiet time of day as the dining area isn't very private. The single bed in the room was a foam mattress where you could feel the slats beneath it, but the big bed is okay. The rooms are nice and worth staying in, it usually pays off to spend more money on a room in Fiji, unless you're backpacking in dorms or something along that line. From my experience in Fiji, the general living standard is very low, for example people live in tiny tin houses with concrete blocks holding the roofs in place. This means that some cheaper places are in very bad shape. Don't trust pictures over reviews as it is very easy to take pictures of the beautiful things in Fiji without including the bad. If I was to do Fiji again I would stay on the outer islands, we met a couple who did the islands then came to Namuka, which is a good idea. I would also suggest to hire a car or scooters if you can, it will make getting around here easier and cheaper. Overall I liked Namuka, if more money was put into maintaining it the resort could be 4-5 star.
Located in Coral Coast, Namuka Bay Lagoon is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Sigatoka Sand Dunes and 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 Natadola Beach and Naihehe Caves.
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.
Renovated in 2016, Namuka Bay Lagoon offers a lazy river, WiFi in public areas, and a kids' club. 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 express check-in, laundry facilities, and a garden.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
87% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 120 reviews