Situated on the eastern shores of the main island of Fiji just north of Nadi Bay, First Landing Beach Resort and Villas lays its ground on the very land that the natives set foot on. It is situated amongst tropical gardens and on Nalamu Beach, which boasts the only white sanded beach in the Nadi area.
Just a short 25min. drive away from the Nadi airport, its location is not only convenient, but also a great place to rest from the many daytrips that are at your disposal within that area. From trekking in rainforests to nature reserves to mud baths and beyond, there are no shortages of things for you to pass your time with. Stay tuned for my reviews on my day trips taken.
First impressions are always important, and this resort definitely didn’t fail with theirs. We arrived at the hotel shortly after 6am when most staff were just getting ready for the day. The night staff at the front desk greeted us and showed us to our rooms. We opted for a simple garden view room, however, walking to it, I felt like we were heading to our ocean view villa. In fact, our “room” was housed in a single bure (hut) shared by only two rooms. The bures were positioned in a U shape surrounding a lush green landscape which opened to a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. It must have been less than 20m from our front door to the beach. Now that’s paradise!
The room itself was simple, clean, and really all you can ask for-including that wonderfully spacious king sized bed. After all, on an island like Fiji, you’ll surely be better off enjoying the outdoors than staying in a hotel room.
We arrived at this hotel shortly after 6am. I put my bags down in my room and immediately took to the grounds to explore the area during my first encounter with the wonderful Fijian sunrise.
The view from just outside my bure during a sunrise one morning was just spectacular. You can see a fellow tourist on the left also enjoying Mother Nature at her best that morning too. All shots below were taken with a 16mm Nikon Fisheye lens.
Just steps away from this hammock, on the other side of the railing is the actual water. During low tides, however, the water recedes quite a bit, enabling you to walk on the seabed for quite some distance, as you can see form the photos below.
I can’t stress enough how friendly and accommodating the staff were here at First Landing Resort. Even before I left my home country, I was emailing them with questions, and they answered back promptly and courteously all the time, always making you feel welcome. Upon arrival, everybody greets you with a warm smile and really makes you feel at home (your second home)!
For more information on First Landing Beach Resort and Villas in Fiji, head over to their website: http://firstlandingresort.com