Tom and Joan Moody opened this peaceful, remote resort in 1986. The Moodys have perched all but one of their comfortable bungalows up on the ridge so that they have commanding views of the ocean but not of one another. The walls of the hexagonal structures slide back to render both views and cooling breezes, so all beds have mosquito nets. Solar power runs the reading lights and fans, but you won't be able to plug in your hair dryer or shaver. Instead of treading sandy paths among palm trees, you climb crushed-rock pathways along the wooded ridge to the central building, where the Moodys provide excellent meals. They serve wine with dinner and sell beer, but they do not have a license, so bring some duty-free booze if you drink spirits. OCCUPIED/UNOCCUPIED signs warn guests that someone else is already cavorting on four of the island's five private beaches. Other activities include hiking, kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, and scuba diving among the colorful reefs and sea turtles. Tom does not teach scuba diving, so you must be certified in advance. The Moodys will have you brought out from Savusavu on a fast sportfishing boat, a voyage of 1 1/2 hours, or arrange to charter a seaplane for the 1-hour flight from Nadi.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010