The Fiji’s Bligh Waters area is the perfect place for seeking variety, abundance and biodiversity. Situated in the middle of the Fiji map to the north of Nadi, this area was named after the famous sea captain Bligh Water. Rakiraki, an old Colonial township on the northern tip of Fiji’s main island is home to some of Fiji’s best-kept secrets and a trip to this area cannot be completed without a visit to Naigani Island, a dream come true with its beautiful tropical surroundings, turquoise lagoons and palm fringed white sandy beaches.
Rakiraki offers privacy, peace and a quiet atmosphere far away from mainstream Fiji as well as the feel of an island paradise with the convenience of mainland.
This quaint rural township in a colonial style captivates visitors with its old charm and serenity. Just like any other Fijian region, your days will be filled with a range of activities including a visit to the Navatu Rock, a prominent Rakiraki landmark and a place believed to be one of Fiji’s oldest human settlements. The Naiserelagi Catholic Mission and the Tomb of Udre Udre are also recommended attractions as well as taking a plunge into the surrounding colourful waters. Rakiraki is one of the best locations to access the Bligh Waters for the start of a scuba diving adventure. You can choose to spend a week with the luxury and comfort of the Diving Cruises or have a great stay at the Volivoli Beach Resort or Wananavu Beach Resort.
The resorts are located in remote villages with no restaurants or bars within walking distance. Day trips to Rakiraki to visit the local shops and market can be arranged and an experienced not to be missed as you will get a real feel for the Fijian culture. In the evening after things calm down you are always invited to the resort’s Kava ceremony or just to relax and unwind by the restaurant or bar sipping a cocktail after a hard day’s of paradise exploration.
Your Ultimate Fiji package aboard the featured diving cruises will include all your meals, but just to give you an idea of additional costs at the resorts which are based on B&B basis, prices start around $16.00 (£7) for lunch and $25.00 (£10) for dinner.
Rakiraki on the northernmost tip of Viti Levu is only two and one half hours away from Nadi International Airport, so getting to this part of Fiji is relatively easy. The scenic drive through the highway will get you excited as you pass through the rolling hills of tall growing sugar cane plantations and small cultural villages.
Naigani Island is also located north east of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu. Naigani is an unspoilt, pristine destination that will restore your body and soul. The island’s nature and beauty setting amongst coconut palms and white sandy beaches makes Naigani the ideal spot for couples and a great family holiday destination with a range of activities for everybody to enjoy. Just like most of Fiji’s sister islands, Naigani is quite mountainous with enough level ground for one village and a resort on opposite side of the island.
Naigani is a very remote and serene island, perfect for those looking to relax and unwind. Once you are on the island there are no restaurants or bars apart from the Naigani Island Resort where you can enjoy a cocktail or three to the sounds of the Riley’s Bar string band in the evening.
Your Ultimate Fiji package will include all your meals at Naigani but just to give you an idea of additional costs the average price for a bottle of wine is between $45.00 and $60.00 (£15 -£20), beers between $8.00 and $12.00 (£3 – £5), soft drinks around $5.00 (£1.5 – £2) and spirits and cocktails between $12.00 and $18.00 (£5 – £7).
Naigani being an island requires both road and boat transport to reach. The island lays about 6 miles off-shore from Natovi jetty, which is approximately 1.5 hours from Suva City by road, or about 45 minutes by road from Nausori Airport, comfortably traveling through Fijian villages and the unspoilt countryside.
Fiji is a year round destination with the most popular time to visit being during the peak season from July through to September when the weather is pleasant and slightly cooler compared to the rest of the year.
Fiji has two major seasons, the dry season from June to October and the wet season from November to April.
|Internal Flights & Luggage||Fiji’s Bligh Waters surround the north coast of Viti Levu which means you do not have to waste any more time flying.|
|Transfer Information||Our packages include transfers on arrival and departure day. On arrival you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the resort. Transfer times are as follows:
The Ultimate Fiji team has travelled extensively between the islands giving us inside knowledge on how to get the best out of you trip to Fiji. Bligh Waters is a great place to combine with the beauty and adventure of Pacific Harbour & Kadavu .
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