Nabua lodge

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We learnt a valuable lesson when we arrived at Nabua lodge: Don't let the friendly guy at the airport talk you into going to where 'everyone's raving about', especially if you've just arrived from Hawai'i on an overnight flight and feel like shit. No doubt he made a healthy commission.


After a 5 hour transfer from Denerau on the Yassawa Flyer ('yellow boat' to the locals) Much has been made about Fijians being the friendliest people on earth but at this stage we weren't feeling it. The staff at Nabua lodge were unfriendly and disinterested, especially the head honcho, who was downright rude. The sad thing about the place was that no-one seemed very happy. It has to be said that the place was beautiful, very rustic, white sandy beach and bright blue sea everywhere.

Our 'Bure'
Also, the other guests were a friendly bunch and were as keen to moan about the awful food (typical example - super noodles in soy sauce, two sausages, watermelon, papaya and half banana with the skin still on, all on the same plate) and making dodgy decisions at airports as we were.


On the plus side, the 'resort' was set in stunning suroundings, with bright-blue crystal-clear waters, white sand and hammocks everywhere to fall asleep in. They offered trips to the underwater caves where you have to swim under a submerged ledge and through into a pitch-black cave. The blue lagoon was also just around around the corner, which was beautiful. So we spent a lazy afternoon there doing some amazing snorkelling while Em supped great blue lagoons at the blue lagoon!

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Our 'Bure'
A blue lagoon at the blue lagoon.
A blue lagoon at the blue lagoon.
photo by: TanjaHill