Independent review for Wananavu Beach Resort on the North Coast of Viti Levu
Wananavu Beach Resort Fiji is a small boutique resort on the sunny north coast of Viti Levu with accommodation on the hillside offering tranquil ocean views towards Nananu-i-Ra Island. With a pretty man-made beach area and small tidal beachfront, good snorkelling and kayaking and outstanding scuba diving, Wananavu is a good choice for both water enthusiasts and families looking for an intimate holiday in a secluded yet accessible part of Fiji seldom visited by tourists.
Wananavu Beach Resort Information & Facts
- Hotel Location: Hillside setting overlooking ocean on north coast of Viti Levu
- Getting There: 2 hrs 15 mins by road from Nadi Airport
- Unique Qualities: Excellent scuba diving, good base for sightseeing region
- Ideal for: Couples and Families
- Hotel Features: 34 Rooms, Swimming Pool, Spa, Tennis, Dive Centre
- Dining: Restaurant & Sunset Bar on site
- Children Policy: All ages welcome
- Local Attractions / Tours: Nananu-i-Ra Island, Horse Riding, Viti Levu Bay, Bilibili Rafting, Village Visit
- The Beach: Average - small sandy beach infront of beach with man-made retaining wall
- The Ocean: Good for swimming off point
- Snorkelling: Good off point, excellent on outer reef trips
- Other Activities: Scuba diving, game fishing, kayaking
The Garden Bungalows are tucked in dense tropical vegetation behind the restaurant. The duplex style bungalows offer open plan living - interiors are spacious with wooden floors and Queen size bed, two lounge chairs and table plus a mini bar with tea and coffee making facilities plus a small bathroom with shower
Ocean View Bungalows are located along two rows on the hillside with partial ocean views. The duplex bungalows offer open plan living and decent privacy, each unit with a small veranda screened from each other by bamboo and tropical vegetation. Interiors are spacious with wooden floors, high ceilings with two ceiling fans offering good ventilation and King size beds, two lounge chairs and table plus a mini bar with tea and coffee making facilities plus a decent size bathroom.
Beach Bungalows are set about twenty paces back from the beach with a sand area infront of the veranda and have slightly larger interiors with larger bathrooms with a glass backed shower looking out to a mini garden. The duplex bungalows offer open plan living and decent privacy, each unit with a small veranda screened from each other by bamboo and tropical vegetation and with views towards the beach and ocean. Interiors are spacious with wooden floors, high ceilings with two ceiling fans offering good ventilation and King size beds, two lounge chairs and table plus a mini bar with tea and coffee making facilities plus a decent size bathroom.
The 2-Bedroom Garden Villas are set in a tropical environment on the hill behind the restaurant and are smaller in size than the 2-Bedroom Beach Villas, with a small lounge, small deck and master / twin room with one bathroom.
The two 2-Bedroom Beach Villas have a large lounge area and open plan kitchen for those wanting to make their own meals or snacks and have a master bedroom, 2nd bedroom with twin beds and a small bathroom with a washing machine. These bungalows have a huge private terrace overlooking a quiet lawn area and the beach at the far end of the property.
Three Honeymoon Ocean View Villas are located at the very top of the hill with outstanding ocean views overlooking the other resort bungalows. These villas have a separate lounge and bedroom with a beautiful plunge pool with infinity style edge with breathtaking views. Although these bungalows are located some way from the beachfront, they offer greater privacy and intimate living for Honeymooners.
The single Honeymoon Beach Villa is a traditional style bure with high ceiling, exposed beams and traditional decorations. The open plan living space has a King size bed with a bathroom behind featuring separate toilet and two showers, one outside in an enclosed rock garden. The lounge area opens up to a bamboo screened plunge pool. There’s also a second veranda space infront of the bure overlooking the beach area and offshore islands, although this is a public pathway between the main beach and marina so has less privacy than the Honeymoon Ocean View Villas.
Accommodation at Wananavu is in duplex bures (two individual units per bungalow) or private villas - please click on Room Category name in above price details for more information and pictures.
The restaurant at Wananavu is set on the hillside with great views over the ocean to the offshore islands. There’s a swimming pool featuring rock waterfall, a spa treatment centre, tennis court and activities bure beside the marina to organise all your day trips.
Wananavu makes an exceptional base for an active holiday both on the land and around the ocean. Guests can swim or snorkel safely along a deep lagoon with drop-off right off the marina with direct access to the sea via steps, or for better snorkelling, organised trips to outer reefs are offered most days. On site scuba diving outfit Ra Divers offers courses for beginners and comprehensive dive facilities for enthusiasts with drift dives and pelagic around world renowned Vatu-i-Ra being the highlight. Kayaks are free for guest use to meander along the coastline or take a 30-minute paddle across the channel to Nananu-i-Ra Island which boats several beautiful secluded white sand beaches. Picnics by boat to these beaches are also available on a regular basis and you can explore the grassy hill tracks for wonderful views back to Viti Levu.
On land, surrounding Wananavu, is some of Viti Levu’s most picturesque coastal scenery and the chance to visit local traditional Fijian villages, to swim in waterfalls, horse ride amongst the hills and take in the rural scenery where Indian sugar cane farmers are busy tending their land. Further inland (40-minutes) are bilibili bamboo rafting trips for a true Fijian experience.
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