Paradise ♥ Island Romance Navutu
Paradise ♥ Island Romance Navutu
Each day we list our activities on the Bula Board. Should you wish to organize a private boat trip please check with the office on arrival to see about chartering a boat.
We offer complimentary snorkelling trips to nearby reefs such as Liku Liku and Goat Island several times a week where you will find colorful corals, tropical fish and rich marine life. You can also visit our own coral restoration site at Twins Reef which is just off shore from the resort.
Calm waters provide safe swimming conditions at all three of the resort’s picturesque bays. During the lowest tide you can swim to deeper water and Twins Reef through a wide sandy passage in front of the beach bar or enjoy our tropical swimming pool.
Enjoy complimentary use of kayaks, stand up paddle boards and two-seater canoe. Glide across the turquoise water of the serene lagoon to explore scenic coves and neighbouring islands.
Join our coral gardening team to learn about our inspiring coral restoration project. You have the option to make your own fish house which you can then cover with healthy corals harvested from a nearby reef.
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Sunsets at Navutu Stars are stunning and well viewed from our soaring Sunset Deck. You can also walk west along the main beach to Savuti Point to witness the nightly extravaganza or enjoy the crimson coloured sky from the Island Bar with a happy hour cocktail.
A gentle climb to the peak of Na Vokavoka Hill reveals 360-degree island views and fantastic photo opportunities.
Traditionally in Fiji ‘medicine’ came from herbs, plants and seeds. Join one of our activities staff to learn the healing properties of the plants and bushes around the resort.
As day turns to night the sky blazes with millions of twinkling lights – making stargazing a popular past time. Keep an eye out for comets and shooting stars and have a wish ready!
The area surrounding the resort is home to tropical plantations which provide much of our fresh produce. See groves full of ripe juicy papayas, thick bunches of bananas, heavily laden coconut trees, as well as root crops such as taro, cassava and sweet potato, not to mention some of the biggest pumpkins you can imagine.
Learn how to weave a Fijian-style basket or hat from palm fronds.
No trip to Navutu Stars is complete without joining our friendly staff for a round of kava or two, accompanied by guitar playing and traditional songs. A mildly narcotic beverage made from the dried roots of a pepper plant, kava is ground and mixed with water then served from a wooden bowl known as tanoa. Drinking kava is a traditional Fijian ritual and also a great opportunity for socialising, with a chance to meet the staff and other guests.
“He who plants a coconut tree plants food and drink, vessels and clothing, a habitation for himself and a heritage for his children.” South Seas proverb
Learn all about coconuts! Including how to make fresh coconut cream, and a broom from palm fronds in this fun and fascinating demo with Kikau.
Each Sunday afternoon the village children’s choir visit the resort to sing. There is an opportunity to meet and chat with the children after their performance.
One of our best-loved activities is the visit to our own village of Yaqeta, which is home to most of our staff and has a peaceful setting on a beach of dazzling white sand. This is an amazing opportunity to see an authentic Fijian village including the community hall, church and shell market. Visiting the school and meeting the kids is a highlight.
Attend a traditional Methodist church service in Yaqeta Village. Nobody sings as beautifully as the Fijians and you will enjoy rousing hymns and incredible harmonising.
The Yasawas are blessed with some beautiful coral reefs, each with their own unique attraction, from vibrant table corals to purple branchy staghorns and coral encrusted bommies. Look out for electric blue starfish clinging to the seabeds, tiny orange nemo peeking out from the corals as well as large trevally, parrot fish, red snapper and the occasional turtle cruising the water.
Journey to the heart of the Yasawas and swim in the majestic limestone caves of Sawa-i-Lau, often cited as one of ‘the best things to do in Fiji’. The first cave is surrounded by steep white walls that turn the water into a vivid shade of aqua, while a large natural sky light sends beams of sunlight dancing across the water. A second cave can be reached by diving through an underwater tunnel.
Seeing turtles in the wild is a wonderful experience and our activities staff know just where to find them!
Swim with Manta Rays
Enjoy the opportunity to swim with these majestic creatures from May to September.
Board our 30ft power boat, Siga Tale, for an enthralling fishing experience as you troll for some of the larger, tastier fish of the South Pacific, while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding islands. Sailfish, tuna, mahi mahi, walu, trevally, coral trout, barracuda and yes, some sharks too. Charges are reasonable and can be shared with another couple. We recommend that you leave the resort early in the morning for the best fishing conditions.
Much of the fresh fish that turns up on our menu as ‘Catch of the Day’ is caught by local spear fishermen. Have a go yourself and see if you can catch your dinner.
A more leisurely experience, best at sunrise or at sunset with a few bottles of ice cold Fiji Bitter.
Private Island Picnic
Divers are treated to a world class experience, with around 30 dive sites in the region. The Maze has epic swim throughs, The Chapel gives you the chance to dive with black and white tip reef sharks, while Cabbage Patch does indeed resemble a giant underwater cabbage. We partner with a dive centre in the Yasawas and generally dives can be arranged one or two days in advance.
Visit the beautiful beach made famous by The Blue Lagoon movie, which is just twenty minutes from Navutu Stars. This popular trip includes time for snorkeling, beachcombing and fish feeding. Being immersed in the water while thousands of tiny fish dart about you in a mad feeding frenzy is certainly a unique experience.