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Nalova Bay, Nacula Island, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Our Thoughts on Blue Lagoon Beach Resort Fiji
This 3½ Star Resort is a little gem.  It’s location in the Northern Yasawa Group is as far from the mainland of Viti Levu that a fast ferry can reach and get back to Port Denarau in daylight hours year-round.  The 4½ hour ferry ride via the many island resorts it calls at is scenic enough but once you arrive at Blue Lagoon Resort you are totally impressed with the beautiful beach setting of the resort on its perfect tropical island.

With only 41 accommodation units plus two 8-bed dormitories the resort is a good mid-size and caters equally well for singles, couples of all ages, honeymooners and families. There is a lovely laid-back atmosphere throughout the place and nothing is too regimented.  Meals are generally taken at long multi-share tables but for those wanting personal space there are smaller tables too. A table can be set up on the beach for those seeking privacy and romance, especially for a sunset dinner. The laid-back atmosphere extends right through to the Kids’ Club were programs are individually tailored for individual family needs and if there is something the carers feel the kids who are not in attendance that day may enjoy, they’ll come around offering other kids (and parents too - if parents want be involved) to participate.

Having the high quality dormitories adds to the overall feeling of the resort too, as single travellers who are not the partying kind of backpackers, enjoy the family friendly atmosphere and add another dimension and enjoyment to the many resort activities and the conversations over meals which all guests enjoy.

Being relaxed and active at the same time is a breeze at Blue Lagoon Resort.  The resort and the local village happily exist on the same island and an organised visit to Nacula Village, where all the local staff come from, is a terrific experience, especially on a Sunday when a church visit is included.  It pays to pack a pair of reasonable walking shoes for the hike up the hill behind the resort.  The walk can be a little steep in places and there is a little tropical bush to navigate through, but once you make the summit the views experienced are amazing.  A morning or evening beach walk or run is rewarding while Scuba Diving is another resort activity everyone can enjoy and beginners are welcome.  However, the highlight of a stay at Blue Lagoon Resort just has to be a visit to the famous Sawa-i-Lau cave – we won’t spoil the experience for you by giving too much away (except to mention that it does involve holding your breath for a few seconds on the way in and out), but urge you to “just do it” -  the experience cannot be had anywhere else in the South Pacific.

Fiji massage is available in a purpose-built massage hut at Blue Lagoon. The massages are done by the local ladies, who have grown up with massage being an integral part of daily life. 

Complimentary wifi is available at the resort.

We suggest that you don’t scrimp on the time you allocate to a visit to Blue Lagoon – we suggest a minimum of 5 nights, but even if you can only spare a night or two, the whole experience of a stay in this far-flung and natural part of Fiji can be very rewarding, especially for those who value a true old-fashioned-style Fiji holiday with a few modern comforts thrown in as well. 

This place rates itself at 3½ Star and if you go there expecting that standard you will have a wonderful holiday experience. 

What Blue Lagoon Beach Resort Say About Themselves:
" Blue Lagoon Beach Resort is located in the beautiful, tranquil Lagoon of Nalova Bay, on picturesque Nacula Island, located in the northern Yasawa Islands, Fiji. Reaching the stunning white beaches, and crystal blue waters is a once in a lifetime experience, with a choice of either a leisurely boat cruise through the islands or via seaplane, where the vast coral reefs and marine wonderlands can be seen for miles. Nacula Island is the 3rd largest island in the Yasawas. Blue Lagoon Beach Resort is positioned in Nalova Bay, facing south west and enjoys spectacular sunsets, calm seas and amazing swimming and snorkelling on all tides. You will find that the soft white sand is so inviting, you will want to take a walk, a morning run or just simply laze on the beach with a good book. The resort was named not only for the name of the physical location, but because everywhere you look, the crystal blue waters will draw you in and remind you that you really have found paradise! 

The most important part – the Restaurant – here you will enjoy a chance to meet some amazing people from all around the world, and make friends for life as we introduce you to the unique communal dining experience. Or if you prefer dining alone, there are also smaller tables available. 
Breakfast begins from 7.30am until 10am, with a continental breakfast comprising of fresh fruit platters, juices, a selection of cereals, baked goods, home baked fresh breads, assorted condiments, cold meats and savoury selections. We also have chefs at the ready to prepare your order of omelettes, hot cakes, eggs and also yummy Fijian baked goods – all this is included. Here you can laze the morning away with relaxing lounge music, espresso coffee on offer and views to write home about.
Lunch: A sample of the meals we serve a la carte style are below – along with vegetarian and gluten free options, we make sure that there are yummy choices for everyone.      
   - Island homemade beef burger and fries
   - Fresh walu salad with pawpaw relish
   - Caesar salad
   - Traditional mint battered fish and chips
   - Coriander and chilli Calamari Linguine
   - Summer Thai chicken Wrap
   - Falafel Burger
Dinner: You won’t get bored when it comes to dinner each evening. With our open plan restaurant, long communal tables, band boys and friendly staff, you will enjoy something different each night, along with the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life.

Four nights a week we invite you to dine anytime from 6:30pm til 8:30pm (to get your orders in) and enjoy a lovely menu compromising of choices for Entree, Main and also dessert. The team will advise you in advance which night this is on so you can plan your evenings. From European dishes, South Pacific Seafood fanfares, traditional Fijian Lovo and Summer BBQ’s – you will walk away impressed with the quality, variety and imagination. 
Communal Dining
Is a great way to bring all people from all around the world together, but this is also designed to be able to showcase some fantastic dining experiences – such as the curry night – where we are able to introduce you to up to 8 different authentic dishes, all on one table. We also have smaller tables available for other evenings, lunches and your leisurely breakfasts. The team in the restaurant are always there to help, and if you find that you have any special requests – please do just let us know. 

Come and dive with our team of friendly, professional PADI Instructor’s on one of the many dive sites on offer, all within a 30 minute radius of the resort. They will take you on a journey to explore the wonders of the underwater world.

Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced diver, we have the sites to suit you. All our dive sites are filled with an abundance of marine life, from the smallest Nudibranch to Turtles, Reef Sharks and Eagle Rays. Our vibrant hard and soft corals will leave you wanting more.  We have walls, drop-offs, swim throughs and pinnacles and each dive site has a different variety of marine life. Whether you just want a taste of the underwater world or, if you want to get qualified to dive the world over – come and see our PADI Dive team. By the way, we are one of only a few dive centres that offer all the PADI courses up to and including Dive Master Courses.

With a large focus on the Fijian culture, and a strong connection with the local village of Nacula, the resort offers what Fiji is all about, and boasts some of the warmest, friendliest people anywhere in the world, come and visit us soon.”

Compulsory Meal Plan
A daily compulsory daily meal plan will be included in our package arrangements.

Your Accommodation Options
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort accommodation coves a wide range of options from 8 bed dormitories handily located in the gardens close to the central facility right through to spacious, superior-quality two-room Palm Villas right on the beach. The range of accommodation types and facilities on offer can be quite difficult to decipher, so, to try to ensure each prospective guest knows exactly what is on offer, we have split the range into 2 categories:
  ● Non-air-conditioned
  ● Air-conditioned accommodation.
Minimum Stay Requirement
A minimum 2 nights stay is required in Beachfront Villas, Deluxe Beachfront Villas and Palms - Beachfront Villas.

Room Categories
Non-Air-Conditioned Accommodation
(In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Bula Lodge Rooms:

The 16 Bula Lodge Rooms are in a ribbon block handy to the dormitory buildings. Guest in both the Bula Lodge and the Dorm share the same communal bathroom/toilet facility block.  The small but comfortable Bula Lodge rooms are fan-cooled, have neither fridge nor Tea/coffee making facility and probably best suit couples or 2 friends seeking a cheaper accommodation type.  Each room has a small private deck out front and a view of the resort gardens. 
Maximum Occupancy: 2 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.

Bullet Garden Villas:
The 9 Garden Villas are great value for up to 4 guests.  While they are not air-conditioned, each one has good flow-through screened wooden louvre windows, a high peaked ceiling and a ceiling fan. Although Garden Villas have neither a fridge no tea/coffee facility, each sports a furnished, private veranda patio (day bed or bench seat) out front and out back, this resort’s superb signature bathroom with vanity and toilet opening out to a walled courtyard containing an open-air shower.  This style of bathroom is so right for this far-away island location.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: A Single Rollaway Bed and (complimentary) baby cot may be added.
A set of bunks may be substituted for the Single Bed and the Single Rollaway Bed to give a little more space in the villa for a family.

Bullet Beachfront Villas:
Only a strip of sand the odd coconut palm separates the Beachfront Villas from the sea.  Beachfront Villas are stand-alone buildings with one big open-plan space opening via double doors out to a spacious, private veranda and a day bed or relaxing seating.  Each Beachfront Villa has private beach access, thatched sun hut and beach loungers and a hammock slung between 2 coconut palms beside the beach.  Inside the timber plank floor compliments the high, peaked Fijian Bure-style ceiling and the modern, light painted walls and timber joinery brings it all together splendidly. The bathroom is a work of art with internal vanity and toilet opening out to a romantic courtyard shower.  Beachfront Villas are not air-conditioned but are naturally cooled by a ceiling fan and flow-through louvre winder ventilation. Beachfront Villas also feature personal beach loungers.
Beachfront Villas have Tea/Coffee making facilities a mini-bar fridge and an in-room safe.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: A Single Rollaway Bed and (complimentary) baby cot may be added.
A set of bunks may be substituted for the Single Bed and the Single Rollaway Bed to give a little more space in the villa for a family.

Air-Conditioned Accommodation
(In ascending order of tariff)
Bullet Air-Conditioned Dormitories:
The two 8-bed co-ed dormitories are an exceptional accommodation choice for those seeking a good bed in a fresh, modern and airy room with the bonus of air-conditioning.  There are cheaper dormitory beds to be had in Fiji, which more often than not involve bunks, but these dormitories at Blue Lagoon Beach Resort not only offer an air-conditioned room but each bed is a standard Single Bed with an individual reading light. Towels, bed sheets etc., are all provided and rooms are serviced daily. Guests in dormitory rooms share the communal bathroom with guests in the Bula Lodge Rooms.
Maximum Occupancy: 8 guests per dormitory
Existing Bedding: 8 Single Beds.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated.
Only guests aged 18 years and over are accommodated in Dorms.

Bullet Deluxe Garden Villas:
Garden Villas feature one spacious open-plan room. Located in private tropical gardens and twice the size of the (standard) Garden Villas, you will enjoy Air Conditioned comfort of your own private day beds, lounge area, and tea and coffee. There is a spacious open-air tropical bathroom. Perfect for couples and honeymooners, these rooms are also ideal for a family Fijian holiday for couples with a little one still using a cot.
Villas have Tea/Coffee making facilities a mini-bar fridge and an in-room safe.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults
Existing Bedding: 1 King Four-poster Bed.
Additional Bedding: A cot may be added.

Bullet Oasis Garden Villas:
The air-conditioned Oasis Garden Villas comprise an open-plan main bedroom/combination spacious lounge area.  There is also a nice big separate bedroom. Each of the 4 Oasis Garden Villas is located around a garden courtyard and each has a very pleasant garden outlook from the large veranda which is furnished with an oversize Day Bed and hammock.  The spacious main room boasts a four-poster King Bed, a high raked ceiling and plenty of lounge furniture.  The big separate bedroom has a King Bed which can be split into 2 Single Beds. Both rooms are also fan-cooled and both have good natural flow-through ventilation.  The single bathroom is the Blue Lagoon Resort’s, big, beautiful indoor/outdoor bathroom with courtyard shower.   
Oasis Garden Villas have Tea/Coffee making facilities a mini-bar fridge and an in-room safe.
Maximum Occupancy: 5 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Four-poster King Bed in the main room and one King Bed the separate bedroom.  The King Bed in the separate bedroom may be split into 2 Single Beds.
Additional Bedding: A Single Rollaway Bed and a baby cot may be added.

Bullet Deluxe Beachfront Villas:
Air-conditioned Deluxe Beachfront Villas are absolutely ideal not only for a couple seeking an air-conditioned beachfront location but also for a family with up to 3 children.  In addition to the very spacious main room with its combined living/sleeping, there is a second smaller room off the main room which has a set of built-in bunks which are very suitable for children. To facilitate air circulation, the room dividing wall does not reach the ceiling.
Deluxe Beachfront Villas are only steps away from the water and have a big veranda out front and a fantastic sea view framed by the trunks of the mature coconut palms.  The veranda is furnished with a large day bed and a hammock and is an ideal place to while away the hours and catch the sunsets. Personal beach loungers are provided.
Villas have Tea/Coffee making facilities a mini-bar fridge and an in-room safe.
Maximum Occupancy: 4 guests
Existing Bedding: 1 Queen Bed and a set of bunks.
Additional Bedding: No additional bedding accommodated

Bullet Palms Beach Villas:
A small patch of grass, a sand path through a row of tropical trees along the beach and you are right on the beach – that’s how close to the beach you are when staying in a Palms Beach Villa.  A Palms Villa comprises a large main open-plan room which has a beautiful woven pitched ceiling in the Fijian style and contains a spacious lounge area as well as a four-poster bed up two steps from the lounge area.  The second room is also spacious and contains enough space for a King Bed. This King Bed may be split into 2 Single Beds.  The whole villa is air-conditioned and also features fans and flow-through ventilation.  Naturally, for Blue Lagoon Resort’s most luxurious accommodation, the villa layout includes the special interior/exterior bathroom with courtyard shower.  Out front there is a nice big corner Day Bed on the veranda and the deck extends out to take in 2 sun-loungers under a market umbrella.
Palms Villas have Tea/Coffee making facilities a mini-bar fridge and an in-room safe.
Maximum Occupancy: 6 guests.
Existing Bedding: 1 King Four-poster Bed in the main room. In the separate bedroom, there is a King Bed (which may be split into 2 Single Beds) and a Single Bed.
Additional Bedding: A Single Rollaway Bed may be added to the main room. A (complimentary) baby cot may be added.

Getting to and from Blue Lagoon Beach Resort Fiji
The Resort is located 47 nautical miles (87 kilometres) from the Fijian mainland so it takes a bit of an effort to get there – what awaits you though, makes the effort really worthwhile!
Scheduled High-Speed Catamaran Ferry:
The ferry takes just on 4.5 hours to reach Blue Lagoon Resort.  The transit is on the “Yasawa Flyer”, a modern, air-conditioned high-speed catamaran ferry with a café on board which operates a daily schedule between Port Denarau and Blue Lagoon on the following schedule:
  - Depart Port Denarau 8:30am
  - Arrive Blue Lagoon 1:00pm
  - Depart Blue Lagoon 1:15pm
  - Arrive Port Denarau 5:45pm.
The Yasawa Flyer stops at 9 resorts enroute to Blue Lagoon and at 10 resorts on the return journey. 
Seaplane Transfers:
Seaplane transfers operate between Nadi Airport and Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, taking just on 30 minutes via a very scenic flight. Seaplanes land and take off from the bay at Blue Lagoon Beach Resort and pull up right on to the beach.

If your budget will stretch to it, a one way scenic transfer by seaplane adds immeasurably to the overall experience of a holiday at Blue Lagoon Beach Resort.

Families and Kids
Bullet Little Kids Stay and Eat Free
Guests aged under 5 years stay and eat free when sharing accommodation with parents/carers. Baby cots are provided free of charge when requested before guests arrive at the resort.

Bullet Compulsory Kids Meal Plan
Children rates of approximately 70% of the adult cost for the compulsory meal plan apply to children aged between 5 and 12 years.
Adult meal plan rates apply once children are aged 13 years.

Bullet Children Dining
For dinner, kids are all served meals together at a time which suits the guests staying at the time; this is normally between 5:30pm and 6:30pm but timing is flexible. After the kids have completed their dinner, parents have the choice of allowing the kids to play or hiring a babysitter while parents dine.

Bullet Kids Club
The complimentary (for kids aged 3 and over) Green Gecko Kids club operates daily.  It’s a great service and activities vary depending on the weather and the ages of the children at the resort at any one time.  The Kids Club Staff will come around the resort and advise what children’s activities are planned for the day.
Activities are ever-changing but all centre around the natural playground and can include:
Baking lessons
Craft Lessons
Jewellery Making
Sand Castle Competitions
Face Painting
Hermit Crab Racing
(And even a movie some nights).

Bullet Babysitting
Babysitting is inexpensive at F$5 per hour for up to 2 children and is available during the day and in the evenings.

Check-in/Check Out
The hotel’s check-in and check-out times mainly revolve around the schedule of the “Yasawa Flyer” ferry.  However, for those guests arriving/departing by seaplane, the hotel’s official check-in and check-out times are as follows:
Check In Time: 11:00am
Check Out Time: 10:00am

Cancellation Policy
Bullet All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet Cancellations made between 22 and 30 days prior to
      scheduled arrival date will incur a cancellation fee equal
      to 50% of the total cost of accommodation booked.
Bullet Cancellations made less than 22 days prior to scheduled
      arrival date will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100%
      of the total cost of accommodation booked.
Bullet Guests failing to arrive on schedule and guests departing
      earlier than planned will be charged 100% of all
      accommodation, meals & services booked but not utilised

The information on this page is correct as at 15 August 2018 and is based on our supplier contracts which are valid for stays to 31 March 2019.  All information shown is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities:
Bullet A la Carte Restaurant
Bullet Compulsory Meal Plan
Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet Bar
Bullet Kids Club
Bullet Babysitting
Bullet Padi Dive Centre
Bullet Wifi
Bullet Kayaks
Bullet Reef at Beach Front
Bullet Massages
Bullet Weddings
Bullet Cultural Activities
Bullet Day Spa & Yoga – coming 2015
Bullet Local Excursions.
Bullet Cultural activities
Bullet Strong Village connections
Bullet School visits
Bullet Boat and snorkel excursions

Room Facilities:
Bullet Room facilities vary.  Please refer
     to individual room descriptions.