Picture this… it’s March in 2020 and you arrive to Namotu just as COVID-19 is exploding and the world is turning on its head. As borders close and flights are cancelled you must choose; stay indefinitely or go immediately. Australian surf guide, Ben Wood (42) was in just that predicament. As chaos took over, Namotu’s
The FIJI DMF are a USA-based NGO medical organisation that visits Namotu and the local village of Solevu in the Mamanuca Islands each year. This team of roughly 30 volunteers offer vital dental care to our staff, Solevu village residents and school children, and many other resorts’ staff.
What’s new on Namotu? Not much! Mike, Katie and their daughter, surf guide Brisa Hennessy are holding up the fort with a small number of key staff. There’s general maintenance and some minor building but with no guests there’s not a whole lot happening. Ports are closed and travel restricted but there are much worse places to
Api, our Fijian surf guide and boatman, is only 18 but already he’s making his mark on Namotu and Fijian surfing with his character and natural ability. Growing up on Fiji’s Coral Coast, Api learned to surf when he was about 10 years old and started competing not long after. Now at 18 he has
Professional surfer Taj Burrow has been coming to Fiji for the World Surf League’s Fiji Pro for many years. It was his favourite competition and last pro comp before his retirement from professional surfing in 2016. The Fiji stop of the tour was always a favourite among athletes, not just for the incredible waves, but
Californian surfer girl Eryn Krouse & her boyfriend Michael joined us for a holiday in January and documented their trip on film, showing Namotu is the perfect couples surf destination.
We had a chat to Api and his coach Ian Portingale about the ISA Games in Japan and the USA, and his hopes for qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Explore the Mamanuca Islands in Namotu Island’s charter fishing boat, the Cobalt. Catch dogtooth tuna, wahoo, spanish mackerel, mahi mahi, giant trevally.
This week we’ve had some creative souls on the Island and one of them is musician/writer/speaker, Alex Woodard. He came to Fiji and stayed on Tavarua before Namotu was built. It was there he first met Ulai and 25 years later he surfed with him again… Here’s his story.
Did you know Namotu Island now offers jet ski hire in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji? Yes, we now have two Yamaha FXHO cruisers available for hourly, daily or weekly hire to Namotu guests and others. You can book a jet ski during your stay on Namotu or even if you’re staying at another resort such