Smitten Spotlight


Namale Resort and Spa


Property: Namale Resort and Spa

Region: Just outside of Savusavu on Fiji’s northern coast

Resort size: 19 private bures and villas on 525 acres of paradise

Flight time: Getting to Namale requires a 4-hour flight from Minneapolis or Chicago to Los Angeles, followed by 11 hours from Los Angles to Nadi Airport in Fiji. From there, Namale is an additional 1-hour flight from Nadi to the airport in Savusavu. Private, air-conditioned ground transfers from Savusavu to Namale are complimentary as part of the resort’s all-inclusive commitment.

Why I’m smitten: If you’re someone who likes the idea of an adults-only, all-inclusive experience but wants the luxury provided by a 5-star resort, Namale may be the perfect destination for you and your soon-to-be-hubby or wife to celebrate the start of your happily-ever-after.

Here’s what honeymooners can expect from the all-inclusive Namale:

  • Ground transfers to and from Savusavu airport
  • All meals, including full service breakfasts, three-course lunches, and five course dinners at both the Main Bure and Walu restaurants
  • Room service
  • All snacks, available throughout the day
  • All beverages, including fresh fruit juices, non-alcoholic drinks, and all alcohol including wines, champagne, beer, and top-shelf liquor
  • Nightly flower-petal turndown service
  • Daily complimentary laundry service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Access to the Namale Fitness Center and basketball court with Apple TV library featuring over 900 movies
  • Access to the Namale spa’s hydrotherapy room, featuring aromatherapy pools, waterfall massage, hot tub, cold plunge pool, sauna, and ocean views
  • Front desk concierge
  • Bula cart (golf cart) transportation around Namale grounds
  • Two large public swimming pools with lounge areas at the Dive Shop and Lasalasa
  • Two public hot tubs with ocean views at Lasalasa and Veidomoni Deck
  • Namale beach access, complete with lounge chairs, bathrooms, and outdoor shower
  • Access to public Veidomoni and Blowhole decks, with lounge chairs, ocean views, and view of ocean blowhole


Guests also can take part in guided scheduled activities through the Dive Shop, or venture out independently into the water, the rainforest, into town, or to the golf course.

  • Freshwater swimming pools
  • Reef and tide pool exploring
  • 9-hole golf (with 18 tee boxes)
  • Snorkeling
  • Rain forest and waterfall hikes
  • Indoor bowling alley
  • Kayaking
  • Badminton
  • Horseback riding
  • Volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Coconut shows and tours
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Village craft days
  • Wake boarding
  • Hand line fishing
  • Fijian village tours
  • Paddle boarding
  • Putting green
  • Church services (Sunday only)
  • Billard table
  • Driving range
  • Banana boat rides
  • Ping pong
  • Water skiing
  • Water trampoline

Travel tip: Namale offers newlyweds dedicated “Honeymoon Bures.” These luxe accommodations rest alongside the ocean and boast a wooden walkway leading to an exclusive plunge pool overlooking volcanic boulders, a beach, and, of course, the awe-inspiring ocean surrounding your honeymoon oasis. For one-of-a-kind accommodations in a secluded and romantic setting, ask your travel consultant to book this room category!

(Photos courtesy of Namale)