Blue Lagoon Resort – Luxury for Backpackers!
The Blue Lagoon Beach Resort offers something that I really missed on the last resort Barefoot Kuata: we had finally warm showers! Every island has its advantages and disadvantages. Barefoot Kuata is a beautiful little island, but without the luxury of a holiday resort. In contrast of this, Nacula and the Blue Lagoon Resort offers real luxury for backpackers, but on a big island!
The beach chairs have a pad and there is plenty of entertainment in the evening and during the day.
In the evening there is a very good 3-course menu in the Blue Lagoon Beach Resort and in the morning there is everything you could wish for breakfast: eggs, fruits, cereals, muffins, porridge etc.
The arrival on Nacula Island
As usual, you will be picked up at the Blue Lagoon Beach Resort by a small boat and you do not have to worry about anything.
Arrived at the beautiful beach, you will be greeted and accompanied to the dive center, where the welcome takes place and you get your room or dorm number. The staff then wait with the individual suitcases or backpacks and carry them into your room.
Restaurant, bar and pool area
The restaurant with bar and the large pool is located directly on the beach and offers a beautiful view for breakfast and lunch.
At the bar you can always get water for free or order something else and write on his dorm (each room in the dorm has a different number, which you get told at check-in).
With a coconut you can sit in the chill-out area directly in front of the restaurant and enjoy the beautiful view. What more can you expect?
Good to know: The villas here always have their own two lays directly on the beach and are always reserved for the respective guests there. There are only free directly in front of the restaurant and the bar.
Despite from some families and the slide in the water, you can enjoy its tranquillity here and just switch off!
Activities at Blue Lagoon Beach Resort
Every day various activities are offered, but mostly not for free:
- Cave Trip (89 fiji $)
- Cava ceremony
- Crab races
- Mountain Peak hike
- Visit Village and School of Natives (45 Fiji $)
- Coconut bowling
- Visit to the local church (Sundays)
- Cinema evening on a big screen
- and much more
Mondays evening: crab races
At the Crab Race, anyone can choose a crab and participate in the race for a donation of 5 Fiji $. The money goes to the Nacula village where most of the employees come from. One of the winnings is a 20 Fiji $ voucher for the bar.
The crabs are first examined, everyone can choose one, pay and the crab gets a number on the tank.
Circles of various sizes are drawn around the vessel with the crabs in the sand. The crab that first reaches the outermost ring wins
School and village visit in Nacula Island
With the boat we were picked up for our village excursion of the Blue Lagoon Resort and drove a few kilometres further up the beach.
From there we headed to the school where we were warmly welcomed by the students of a class and 2 teachers. The students sang English and Fijian songs for us and the teachers previously told us the class systems, challenges which was very informative.
This was followed by a visit to the village, however, we walked only there and were led to the art market, where the local women wanted to sell their stuff. It felt more like a sales tour and I missed the visit and the conversation with the villagers and the usual cava ceremony.
For this reason, I would rather recommend a village visit on another island. If you only value school attendance, you should do the excursion! Anyways, the Blue Lagoon Resort was really nice and I would recommend to spend some days here.
You can book the resort easily at booking.com