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One of Fiji’s top hotels, Namale is geared unashamedly to honeymooners and couples and is packed full of amenities and activities. Not a place to get bored in.
The location of Namale Fiji is beautiful. Entering through Jurassic Park style gates you enter the headland upon which the hotel sits on a small but beautiful bay. Surrounded by a fringing reef, the hotel is spread out over a large area; it takes around 15 minutes to walk from one end to the other (you can call a golf cart).
Namale is geared very much towards couples and honeymooners and is somewhat of an "all-singing, all-dancing" style hotel meaning there is a lot to do. Owned by US-based motivational speaker, Tony Robbins, who obviously likes his toys, there is a huge spa, a wellness centre offering all sorts of treatments, tennis courts, a gym, 9-hole golf course, an indoor basketball court and even Fiji's only ten pin bowling alley!
As well as the huge range of amenities, there is also a daily activity schedule with everything from pearl farm tours and hiking to reef walks, volleyball and horseriding. You will not get bored here.
The Namale resort is very spread out so feels very peaceful. There are just 19 rooms and each one is unique. There are the Garden Tropical Bures, Ocean Tropical Bures, Honeymoon Bures, Villas and the Dream House. The entry-level bures are lovely and when you get up to the villas they are seriously impressive coming with projectors, pool tables, hot tubs, plunge pools... they are seriously bling!
Food is taken very seriously here. Meals are generally served at the main dining bure. There is then a focus on dining in different areas of the hotel grounds - you can ask for your dinner to be served anywhere you like. And unusually for many resorts in Fiji, room service is a big thing. The resort operates an all inclusive policy so you can eat and drink as much as you like.
And then there is the diving. The dive centre is very good with a knowledgable team and three boats, one of which is a new 600bhp monster which allows them to get as far away as Namena and the Somosomo Strait.
There are generally two dives per day with one in the morning and the other after lunch. There are around 18 local sites including Dream House which is a dive where you are virtually guaranteed hammerheads throughout the year. The local sites are all good quality though the real draw of diving here is a trip to Namena Marine Reserve or even to the Somosomo Strait.
Home to Fiji's only bowling alley in the games room! And digital golf. There are lots of toys at Namale Fiji.
Neill, Original Diver