Nakia Resort & Dive is an eco-resort on the Fijian island of Taveuni. The family owned resort is a nice break from some of the larger chain resorts you'll find around Nandi or Denerau; here you can enjoy the laid back, but exciting, nature of Fiji whilst being a little bit more 'green'.
To get to Nakia you've got to get to Taveuni first. It's Fiji's third largest island, and to get here you'll either have to fly or catch a ferry from Suva. The ferry takes quite a bit longer, so if you'd rather cut out the travel time flying is your best option.
Nakia is an intimate resort, with only 4 bures. The smaller standard bures would suit a couple or a small family, while the larger Somosomo bure can sleep 6-8 adults. The rooms are comfortable and understatedly stylish. They're well spaced across the 10-acre resort, so that you never feel too cramped by other guests. Large groups could potentially hire out the entire resort.
The dining available at Nakia is also unique, considering the fruit and vegetables that you'll eat in their restaurant are grown on site in their organic garden. There's a delicious menu that draws from Fijian, Indian, Mexican, Pacific Rim, Chinese, and Californian styles of cooking.
Start off with banana pancakes, a fresh fruit plate, or poached eggs, and finish with a sirloin steak, Indian curry, or a simple pizza. The menu is far more varied than you'll find at many small island resorts. Make sure you try their fresh passionfruit juice; it's the perfect way to enjoy the island vibe.
It's not just about relaxing at Nakia, and there are plenty of exciting activities for you to take part in. Nakia's owners, the Kelly family, are passionate divers; diving has a special place at Nakia and beginners and certified divers can enjoy the beautiful reefs around Taveuni. You can find out more by visiting Taveuni Ocean Sports.
Taveuni remains an island that is mostly undisturbed by the development creeping across the rest of Fiji. There are many ways to see the island, and Nakia will be able to help you organise all of your adventures. Grab one of the free mountain bikes available at the resort, and start exploring, or choose to do it by foot or on horseback instead. You can go kayaking, swimming, fishing, bird watching, or visit one of the islands waterfalls. While you're there, make sure you pay a quick visit to the International Date Line to get your obligatory tourist shot.
Of course you can also relax at the resort, where you can swim in Nakia's fresh water pool.
Being kinder to the environment is a great reason to choose Nakia as your place to stay, but you also don't have to compromise on things like comfort and enjoyment. Nakia offers everything and more that you'll find at similar sized resorts, and it's one of the best spots to discover Taveuni.