It’s been 15 months since flights to Fiji stopped and the tourism industry dried up. Jobs were lost and families struggled but at least there was no COVID-19 in the community. People returned to village life and things were going ok, despite the country losing 40% of its GDP almost overnight. Then, in April, the
Ben Wilson answers the top 10 most asked questions about his signature Kite Weeks. Questions like, “am I good enough to kite in Fiji?”; “I’m not a great surfer but I’d love to try. Will there be waves for me?” and “my partner doesn’t kite, what can they do?”
Namotu fishing guides, Ben Wilson and Dyllon Schulz are hosting their own Australian TV show, “Reel Destinations”. These two characters have spent a lot of time fishing together in Fiji but they do it all back home in Australia too. Reel Destinations follows their fishing adventures around Queensland’s Fraser Coast and beyond. Many of our
We are just a small island with a big, blue playground. And it’s our goal to ensure we our slice of paradise clean and healthy, not just for the pleasure of our guests but for the local Fijian community and the incredible array of creatures that live among it.
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
And she’s not alone. Between breakdowns and lockdowns, an army of sourdough bakers and croissant makers have rediscovered their love of cooking and other hobbies this year. Brisa Hennessy is one of them, cooking for the tiny crew on the Island in our commercial kitchen. Yes, Namotu is probably the best place to be right
Summer at Namotu Island, Fiji brings with it a few very special things; generally beautiful weather and traditionally amazing fishing. It falls smack dab in the middle of Western Fiji’s annual yellowfin tuna run and teams up with peak-season giant trevally fishing. An account by Duane “Diego” Mellor, Fish Week host & legendary captain This
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.