A 40-minute flight south of Nadi takes you to Beqa Lagoon, 282 sq km of crystal water protected by 32km of unbroken reef with more than 100 dive sites within a 20-minute boat ride. Visibility is over 37m, while currents are very mild and water temperature remains steady at around 28ºC. It really is another world swimming amongst colourful coral, fish, eels and sponges.
Beqa Lagoon is steeped in local legend and Beqa Island is recognised as the birthplace of fire walking in Fiji. An ancient spirit is said to have given the local people the power to walk bare footed unharmed over white hot stones. It is an amazing spectacle.
Royal Davui Island is a 3.3ha lush island with secluded white sand beaches which rising steeply on two sides. It is surrounded by a barrier reef with schools of fish, rays and the occasional turtle. The area has been declared a marine sanctuary.
On land, the endangered Fijian banded iguana is protected as part of a rehabilitation program and enclosures are helping the program. The island is also home to the rare kadavu parrot and Pacific frigate.
Royal Davui has just 16 open plan villas, blending Fijian and Pacific architecture, modern décor and thatched roofs, all creating a paradise of world-class luxury.
Villas are staggered for maximum privacy and views with private sun deck, dining deck, infinity edge plunge pool, living room with wet bar, bedroom with king bed, bathroom with double shower and Jacuzzi, double vanity, separate toilet, climate control in the bedroom and ceiling fans. Each consists of two buildings connected by a covered foyer.
As all villas have spa facilities, guests can enjoy an array of treatments in their own space. Fully trained therapists perform sugar rubs and massages with body butter.
Set beneath the canopy of a banyan tree is Vale Levu, a beautiful al fresco area for dining. Local seafood and organic fruit and vegetables from Beqa Island are specialties. Dining is casual shorts, tees and sarongs are suitable for day-time wear, and people tend to dress a little more formally for dinner. Not too much mind you, and it is not essential to wear shoes.
For something different, a table will be set up just for you in a secluded area, and in-room service is available.
There are two hobi cats for sunset sailing, six kayaks, bush hiking on Beqa Island and picnic baskets are available to take on outings. They even supply walkie talkies so you remain in contact.
Beqa Lagoon, south of Nadi in Fiji
Royal Davui Island Resort villas start at around $1130 per couple a night, including meals.
Helicopter transfers from Nadi to Royal Davui start at $415 per person return.
They are offering Getaway viewers a special deal which includes return helicopter transfers, six nights’ accommodation in a Deluxe Villa arriving on Sunday or Monday only, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages and all activities excluding scuba diving, game fishing, surfing, golf and use of spa facilities. Stay for six nights, pay for five - $3079 per person twin share. Book through Rosie Holidays.
Pacific Blue has daily flights to Nadi with limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the Internet. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at June 29, 2006 and are subject to change.
One-way fares from;
- Brisbane, $255
- Sydney, $265
- Melbourne, $325
- Adelaide, $330
- Perth and Darwin, $375
Please note that the prices listed are valid at the time of filming.
Royal Davui Island Resort
Ph: 679 336 1623
Fax: 679 336 1253
Email: info@royal davui.com
1300 651 759