Our resort bures are hexagonal and built of native woods, bamboo and cane to blend with the environment. As each bure is perched along the ridge, all are oceanfront and each has its own unique view out to sea, overlooking either the beach or the reefs at the base of the cliffs. Four of the six bures face northwesterly towards the southern coast of Vanua Levu. 'Lawendua' is named after the elegant long-tailed tropicbirds which nest in crevices of the cliff-face below the bure. Several walls have floor-to-ceiling sliding louvered doors so by fully opening the doors, one has a 180 degree view out to sea. Various tropical bushes, plants and fruit trees lend color and provide privacy between each bure.
One of the six sections of the hexagon is the bathroom area with his/her toilets & sinks joined by an over-size shower. The bedroom is dominated by a king-size canopy bed with mosquito netting draped around the base of the canopy. You'll find coffee/tea making facilities in the beautiful hardwood cabinet tucked in a corner of your bedroom. Romantic gas lamps, reminiscent of lighting at the turn of the century, provides 24 hour lighting. There are solar lamps for reading in bed. Piped-in gas runs your lights, hot water for showers and your tea kettle.
The other bures along the north ridge are Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, and Mango.
On the south side of the ridge, Nautilus Bure is at the clifftop and views from here are the distant islands of Koro and Makogai and our own Nautilus Beach below.
Vandra bure, named for the beautiful vandra trees growing at its base, is at the beach and has its own special views of swaying palm trees, the sea and the white powder-soft beach we named Nautilus from the unusual deep-water shell which makes its way to the shore after sea storms. Click here to view Rates
The large hexagonal bure, 'vale ni kana' - or clubhouse, is our central gathering place consisting of lounge area, dining, self-serve bar and houses a large paperback library. Here you will find books on fish and coral identification, birds, local culture & traditions. Dining is usually communal and a time to share the day's experiences with fellow guests. However, for our romantics or honeymoon couples who prefer to dine alone, our staff are happy to set up a table on the patio. Meals are included in the daily tariff. Our kitchen staff bake breads, pastries, cakes daily and can cater to your dietary requirements.
Although Namenalala Island does not have ground water nor do we get the rainfall most places in Fiji get annually, we grow our own bananas, pineapples, lemons/limes, papaya, soursop, sugar apples, heart of palm, coconuts and other tropical fruits and vegetables - some are seasonal and may not be available year round but we can purchase from the markets in Savusavu or Nadi.
Our cuisine is a blend of local and international fare and staff are happy to share or swap recipes.