Naviti Resort4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This is not a 4 star resort by any stretch of the imagination. I am here and can't wait to get on the plane back to the US. There are no white sandy beaches. Don't let the pictures fool you. This is nothing more than bay water with all the brine in it . If you like to swim in slime, here is the place to go. The water in the ocean is brown and not clear. The beaches are rocky and coral all over the place. I am accustomed to Caribbean waters and beaches and Fiji is not the place you want to be. Also, if you like Disney World with hundreds of kids running around and touching your buffet food, you will love this place. There is no quiet area around the pool. We ate at the Talei Restaurant and were seated at 8:30 and didn't get our food until 10:00 p.m. They apologized and said they lost the order. We only had the breakfast buffet, which was adequate, but there were ants in the fruit from the palm leaf decorations that they used to spruce it up. Personally, I could do without the ants and forget the decoration. You are in total isolation at this resort as there is nothing around it. So if you don't plan on leaving you will be fine, but it's a 2 hour drive to any activities (Port Denarau). The staff was friendly. I travel a lot and this was somewhere I would never go again. I don't think the Fiji Islands have the caliber of beaches as in the Caribbean and the US. So if you're planning to stay here, hope you like kids, ants and isolation. By the way, I tried to post pictures, but the internet is so slow and spotty, it wasn't possible. I will post photos when I arrive home.
We visited the Naviti with a group of about 20 family back in June. We had an amazing time largely due to it being a family friendly resort for all ages and the amazing staff they have working there. The people are really what make this place. We even had a farewell song sang to our family on our last night at dinner which was beautiful. Overall- yeah it's a little run down in some aspects. The air con couldn't seem to maintain a consistent temperature for the whole night. We took the bikes for a ride which were pretty banged up and were disappointed to learn we were only allowed to cycle within the hotel- we would have loved to explore the local areas more. Pool area- super slippery. Pros are the amazing staff. We had a beachfront bure and it was absolutely stunning. If you stay then this is the room to book. The view is amazing to wake up to every morning. The resort is quite isolated from any of the villages and a bit of a trip to any external activities. As a couple on our own we may not have had as good a time as we did with the family group we travelled with. The resort does however make up for this with the number of planned and included activities. We played quite a few rounds of golf and got some great tips on our games, pool and sand volleyball (management- put more sand in there (We had some injuries from the concrete blocks underneath!!). We took the ocean kayaks out a couple of times and had a few sessions in the gym. We ate 2 nights in the al la carte restaurant and once in the Chinese and loved them. Buffet nights were best when there was lots of seafood- A-mazing!! Also booked a fishing charter with "sigatoka fishing charters" that included complimentary pickup from the hotel in 2 town cars so that made getting around really easy. They offer shopping trips on select days that unfortunately we didn't get to go on as it conflicted with other activities the family had planned. We also took advantage of the massage voucher included in our rate and added in a facial which was divine. Please be patient as everything does run on Fiji time and there were a couple of times we had to follow up on the whereabouts of our drinks. There was also an occasion when we tried to order the $10 cocktails that were included in our package and the lady managing the poolside bar told us the cocktails WEREN'T included as $10 in the package and would be full price. It was not just our group but all groups at the bar that time so not sure what was going on. Next time at the pool bar I came back with the leaflet we had been handed from reception on checkin stating the cocktail price but fortunately there were no more troubles anyway. A small maintenance concern for us was that we are aware there was Zika virus in Fiji at the moment (which is a problem for us as we are planning a family) and the room we were in had a stagnant pond of water right next to it. Perhaps if the fountains are not being using it would be beneficial for these to be drained. We did have a really enjoyable trip with our family. Had it been just the 2 of us we may choose to stay somewhere closer to the action but as a group we could not fault the overall experience. It has certainly made for some special family memories.
We had an amazing time at Naviti. The all inclusive package is great value for money. The accommodation was good, clean and comfortable. The staff (Captain Josh, Jimmy, Bill and the rest) were amazing. We will be back!
Naviti is a nice resort. Plenty of real estate and lots of activities for everyone. Quiet and private. It is an excellent stay, go for it. I'd suggest you seek room number 400 and above. These are located in new looking triple story buildings.
We visited for a week in August with our adult son & 5 yr old granddaughter on a package deal. Over all the resort is good in that the room was what we would expect at a resort. The room was in the SUVA wing which is away from the pool are & the associated noise. The grounds are well kept, clean & neat. The pool area is good but one minor problem is that most of the lounges are reserved by people early in the morning & leave their items on the lounges all day even if nowhere near the pool area. The buffet is adequate & we had no problems except that for the first few days the food was barely warm, but this seemed to be fixed later in the stay, There was a definite improvement in both the quality & temperature of the food. The bar area seemed inefficient in that they have introduced a chit system for each purchase that takes up far too much of the staff's time rather than serving the patrons. We could not get our coral viewing nor the sunset cruise as the boats were deemed to have a compliance problem. This happened after we had booked the events. We were not offered any explanation nor any form of compensation or apology. We played golf a few times and the golf course was good & all worked well. In all the resort is good value, the staff are friendly, in the usual Fijian tradition. Don't expect real fast service but that is Fiji after all. A tip for travel to Brisbane. Fiji Airway flight leaves Nadi at 8:15am. Ok if you like leaving the resort at 3:00am for the 2hr trip to the airport. Virgin leaves Nadi around 3:45pm. a nice checkout time & trip to the airport.
Pros: *kids club! staff are to be commended. Our daughter didn't want to leave! *grounds are lovely, lots of space to explore beaches, rock areas, gardens. ground staff did a great job and were friendly. * both restaurants had lovely service and food. buffet was a bit more hit and miss and hard to get a drink but staff were constantly under the pump. Cons/feedback for management: *only one mocktail available on the inclusive.. a weird "fruit punch" that tasted pretty average. not great for the non drinkers. i hope they can add a few more pre-mixed mocktail recipes. Maybe a pina colada flavour or.. Anything really! *all boats are cancelled until who knows when. not great when you have 2 boat trips/cruises included in your trip. we didn't have the time/resources to book anything else affordable or nearby either :( only options were super expensive all day cruises that included 1 or 2 hr transfer from hotel. When asked as a show of good faith if anything else was being offered as a replacement ( we suggested a massage) we were told a flat out no. *previous poster mentioned about shower doors... you can't open them without getting your finger jammed. management should look into this.. a minor fix. Overall a good stay and a good resort for families.. a few minor fixes and it would be even better!!! tips- *book your trips/tours from the guys at the edge of the beach.. it goes to local Villagers and is more affordable by a long way!! *a quick trip down the road to the Warwick (local Bus can take you) is a lovely day out and change of scenery.. although you have to pay for everything you buy there (unlike In the past).
What can I say staff are very friendly and accommodating and absolutely loved my 6 month and 4 year old, however our first experience there was not a fabulous one. Upon arrival we were put on the 3rd floor, which had a fabulous view, however we have a 6 month old meaning we also had a pram and the lift is broken leaving hubby to have to carry the pram/ bub up 3 flights of stairs each time we went out/ came back. Get to our room and it was filthy, upon inspect we noticed the sheets had not even been changed! Ring reception only to be told that there was a couple and baby who requested a room swap and housekeeping had not cleaned our room, so with exhausted children (and parents) we had to go have dinner while our room was cleaned. The food was good, some days not a huge variety in the buffet but still nice and we hired a babysitter one night who was fabulous, and went to Talie Restaurant for dinner, which was beautiful. Was disappointed in a few things, one that while pool side you can't order snacks, like hot chips or wedges and the mattresses on our beds were so soft we woke with sore backs every day. Our package was all inclusive which was great, although we weren't able to use the coral viewing boat voucher due to boats not being compliant. Over all it was a nice holiday but not sure we would stay there again.
Grounds were lovely, service was great, however for couples looking for a quiet relaxing time, just be warned this is a very kid/family oriented hotel. You will find a beautiful serene grounds with immaculately maintained gardens, friendly happy staff ("Bula!"), and a large swimming pool, with lots of activities. However, be warned the resort can be a little on the noisy and busy side, with kids running up and down hallways, screaming in the swimming pool area etc, not ideal for a couple trying to have a relaxing/romantic get away. Apart from that the food was good but not outstanding. If you do want to mix it up try Eco Cafe down the road. So recommended, but just be aware of family orientated and food isn't exceptional.
This place is excellent for families. Lots of activities are available each day, only one constructive comment would be to change the timetable around and mix it up a bit, same thing everyday. Teh kids club is amazing, the staff who work there are so kind and beautiful towards the children. This is a real plus to this resort. The food in the main restaurant is buffet style and its a bit of a hit or miss. Its just okay. The food at the chinese and the other restaurant were fabulous! Kids have to eat at the kids buffet or you pay 20% discount from the price in the other restaurants. WE went all inclusive, and its great value for money. The swimming pool is massive but freezing cold! The gym is basic but it has everything you need plus a great view to the ocean. The staff at this resort are just lovely and very warm and welcoming. We had a great holiday here. Its 2 - 2.5hr drive from Nadi airport which is a downside after an overnight flight. I'd recommend that you book all inclusive option as food and drink is very expensive in Fiji!
I believe that when I fork out my hard earned money for a holiday I like to feel special....NO chance of that here! Will never come back to this run down, disheveled place where no one seems to know what is going on....We will return to Thailand where you get the experience you pay for! The Naviti is tired, dated and in desperate need for a Reno. The staff seemed vacant and unhappy unlike what I have heard about the Fijian people.....it was like they wanted to be anywhere else than at the Naviti. Our room was supposed to be an Ocean View room which we were directed to a ground floor room, we asked to be moved and were taken to a 3rd floor room with a view of the...POOL! Couldn't be bothered moving again so sucked it up. Both rooms we saw were dated, tired, dirty with stains on furniture and no better than a dingy motel. The shower in our room had no handle so every time we had a shower we had to jam our fingers in to pull the door out. The drain in our room gurgled all night long, not that we slept very much on the mattress that if my husband scratched his nose felt like a tidal wave (partner disturbance!) and to top it all off, my pillow the first night smelled like drool....which wasn't mine! Yuk!! We had an all inclusive package which was a nightmare, so restrictive and complicated and the kids only had access to the buffet at night or 25% off the main menu which is NOT kids eat free! I asked for a jug of milk for tea and coffee as they only had powdered milk and it arrived with a bill of $5 AUS dollars for a tiny jug. I could go on and on about the scoopon deal I had and my massages were not going to be honoured and all things included in our deal we had to fight for....the whole experience was frustrating, and less than the relaxing holiday I had planned for my family. Get it together Naviti and offer what most would expect from a resort holiday experience!! This Resort is 2 stars at best everything about our Naviti stay was less than acceptable.
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Golf course
Located within a leisurely stroll of Kula Eco Park, Naviti Resort is within a 10-minute drive of Namatakula Beach. This 220-room, 4-star resort has a golf course, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants. It's on the waterfront and also within a 30-minute drive of Vunanui Bay and Rivers Fiji.
This resort is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.
All 220 air-conditioned rooms feature balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect WiFi and 32-inch TVs. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.
Guests of Naviti Resort have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for FJD 150 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, outdoor tennis courts, and WiFi in public areas.
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83% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1910 reviews