A small family-run establishment was exactly what we were looking for for the first stop in this journey. Simple, clean living. But talking about it we figured it must be really hard to run such a place. There is competition from surrounding resorts with much deeper pockets. Those resorts get to dictate things like “let’s shut down the railway because it might kill a tourist”. Those resorts also have funds to ensure things like mains electricity and reliable mains water. Without 24 hour power, fresh has to be fresh as there’s no back-up fridge or freezer. We booked direct rather than through one of the online sites which take a 15-20% cut. We take our hats off to a family who are making a go of it.
Billy thinks he rules the roost
Leaving here, some of our thoughts are: Fiji is amazing! Don’t take clean, warm running water for granted! Take internet breaks! Turn the power off now and again! It’s fine to not have clean clothes every day (and a large chunk of the world never have clean clothes)! In terms of our thoughts on the Namuka Bay Resort, overall we loved it, very quiet, very attentive staff / service, great food which was a little pricey but fresh, good quality and convenient. Clean and comfortable accommodation right on the beach. We were looking for a haven to recover from the flight and adjust to the climate and this place fit the bill perfectly.
Finally, we watched the following video in the stationary traffic on the way to the airport and it struck a cord: https://youtu.be/NtjYlLzZ7f0 (thanks to Rezwan for the pointer to this.. subscribed).