Namosi Eco Retreat

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Escape to the interior mountains of Fiji – visit for the day or stay a few nights.  Return to nature at this “unplugged” retreat (no electronics or mobile phones) nestled in the tropical, misty mountain valleys of Namosi Province.  Enjoy the many retreat activities, eat locally harvested crops and authentic Fijian meals, and sleep in traditionally handcrafted Fijian Bures (huts) perched on the edge of the crystal-clear Luva River – a favorite swimming place for the locals! Hidden amongst the traditional bures, is a separate amenities bure with flush toilets and showers.

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About Namosi Eco Retreat

This is not a village tour and not a resort, but your chance to escape phones and the internet to get back to nature and ‘back to the basics of life – where many of the nearby villagers still live sustainably off the land.

Namosi Eco Retreat is part of the Duavata | The Sustainable Tourism Collective, a collective voice of like-minded tourism operators who believe tourism should enhance cultural heritage & the environment.

Accommodation


Accommodation at Namosi Eco Resort, Fiji..
Accommodation at Namosi Eco Resort, Fiji | Image: Supplied

This eco-retreat is an authentic experience. Namosi Eco Retreat is not a resort. It is an “experience”, based on a traditional-style authentic Fijian village. Each Bure (hut) is handcrafted to replicate the traditional homes of the province’s ancestors, using bamboo and palm leaves. The retreat team has gone to great efforts to ensure the authenticity of the buildings, food and lifestyle to replicate traditional Fijian village life.

This means that each Bure is very basic – but with the added comfort of a bed instead of the traditional mat for sleeping, while the separate Bathroom Bure has flush toilets and showers.  Accommodation

Food and Drinks at Namosi Eco Resort


Food & Drink at Namosi Eco Retreat
Food & Drink at Namosi Eco Retreat | Image: Supplied

At Namosi Eco Retreat the menu is all Fijian food (traditional and modern favorites). For example, breakfast may be coconut lolo, babakau and draunimoli tea while dinner may include root crops, rou rou balls and vakalolo. Your booking is inclusive of all meals.  Meals and Food

  • Food is included in the price of your Bure booking (inclusive of meals, accommodation, and activities).
  • The meal package includes tea in the morning and afternoon, breakfast, lunch and dinner, morning and afternoon tea.
  • The meals we provide are mainly vegetarian and are made from locally grown produce from the Retreat’s farm.

Activities at Namosi Eco Resort

Activities at Namosi Eco Retreat Fiji
Activities at Namosi Eco Retreat Fiji | Image: Supplied

Local Guides are provided for all activities that range from river swimming (option of ‘upstream swimming competitions’ for a laugh); bili bili rafting (can include the teamwork activity of bamboo raft making and racing); mountain and river hikes (several options); ‘beach’ volleyball on the sandy riverbank; river aerobics; personal training activities (we have a trained personal trainer and former semi-professional overseas rugby player on staff); traditional cooking (and the option to harvest your own food from the mountainous crops of Navunikabi Village), and more!

In the evening there is kava drinking, guitar singing and games, bonfire (optional), meke lessons (traditional dance lessons – optional), and more. We can also arrange team building (and school group) activities such as Mini-Olympics, sack races, touch rugby (usually the local village children join in); bili bili bamboo raft making and racing, and more. Comprehensive Activities Packages are offered at discount rates for large groups.  Special Activities |Retreats & Workshops

Family Friendly Namosi Eco Resort

Family friendly at Namosi Eco Restreat
Family friendly at Namosi Eco Restreat | Image: Supplied

Families with children of all ages are enjoying the fun-filled yet relaxing escape to the authentic-style Fijian village. This authentic Fijian experience combines culture, agritourism, and adventure, enabling families to spend time together to get “back to the basics” of life. Children swap smartphones for outdoor adventures; having fun swimming or tubing in the river, hiking mountains, playing touch-rugby or river ‘beach’ volleyball, and more.  Families

Amenities Available at Namosi Eco Retreat

This eco-retreat is an authentic experience. Namosi Eco Retreat is not a resort. It is an “experience”, based on a traditional-style authentic Fijian village.  Each Bure (hut) is handcrafted to replicate the traditional homes of the province’s ancestors, using bamboo and palm leaves. The retreat team has gone to great efforts to ensure the authenticity of the buildings, food, and lifestyle to replicate traditional Fijian village life.This means that each Bure is very basic – but with the added comfort of a bed instead of the traditional mat for sleeping, while the separate Bathroom Bure has flush toilets and showers.

Amenities include:

  • Bathroom Bure with flush toilets, cold water showers, sinks and running water (collected rainwater so not for drinking). The bathroom is a short walk from the accommodation bures
  • On-site satellite phone and vehicle for any medical emergencies.
  • Valenikana (house of food) traditional, large bure for mealtimes, entertainment, and workshops
  • Large Bamboo Bure for staff retreats, yoga retreats, live music entertainment, and other activities
  • Outdoor yoga area
  • Volleyball court (also used for tug of war, touch rugby, etc)
  • Agritourism crops and farms for guests to use.

Workshops & Retreats

Workshops and Retreats at Namosi Eco Retreat Fiji
Workshops and Retreats at Namosi Eco Retreat Fiji | Image: Supplied

Namosi Eco Retreat operates a busy annual schedule of corporate retreats, workshops, weddings, and family reunions. The venue has a large Valenikana (dining hall) to host weddings, workshops, and other larger events, plus 10 bures that cater to 40 people (up to 50 children). The venue uses solar powered generator – though being an “unplugged” venue we encourage natural approaches.  Workshops & Retreats

Getting to Namosi Eco Retreat

Guests arrange their own transport to Namosi Eco Retreat – just 2 hours from Suva and 3.5 hours from Nadi – choosing from daily public transport (bus and carrier), private tour and transport companies, car hire, or the Navunikabi village carrier or private vehicle.

  • Self-drive: It is recommended that guests wanting to self-drive, have a vehicle with a reasonable clearance off the ground such as an SUV, Subaru, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson – there is no need for a four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle as to the dirt roads regularly graded and kept in reasonable condition but there are many potholes and bumps not suitable to low vehicles such as Prius. There are many hire car companies in Fiji, for guests who do not have their own vehicle.
  • Public transport: There is public transport that travels daily to Navunikabi village including buses and Fiji “carriers” (small trucks converted to have seats in the back to transport people). Both bus and carrier public transport arrive from Suva to Namosi in the evening, returning early morning.
  • Private transfers and tours: Guests without transport can arrange their own self-drive rental vehicles or privately driven vehicles. There are many private transfer companies such as Talanoa Treks, Pehicle, and Micks
  • Tours and tour companies in Fiji, for guests who want to be driven to Namosi.

Please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance from Namosi Eco Retreat and ensure your transport is confirmed a week before your visit.  Location of Namosi Eco Retreat

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