Northern Islands, Fiji
At a Glance
Located on the Great Sea Reef, the third largest barrier reef in the world
Surf at Fiji's most famous wave, Cloudbreak Reef nearby
More traditional in style and completely remote, the only sound that will wake you up in the morning are the birds
Community minded and closely linked with the local villages, visit a church or a school for a true Fijian experience
Get up early and walk up Lookout Hill to watch the sunrise over the ocean
Best time to Visit
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Maximum temperatures rarely move out of the 31°C (88°F) to 26°C (79°F) range all year round. Southeast trade winds from March to November bring dry weather and the rainy season runs from December to April.
Fiji does have a wet season, which is characterized by heavy, brief local showers and contributes most of the country’s annual rainfall. The wet season is normally from November to April and results from the southerly movements of the South Pacific Convergence Zone. Cyclones do occur in Fiji and are normally confined to wet season.
The best months for vacationing in regards to Fiji weather is late March through to early December.
Nukubati is situated just one kilometer off the north coast of Vanua Levu amid crystalline coral reefs in Fiji’s beautiful, remote and unspoiled ‘north.’ This tiny private island retreat is a real hidden gem, with an authentic Fijian atmosphere.
With just seven bures accommodating a maximum of 14 people at any one time, peace and solitude are guaranteed at Nukubati. Each of the seven bures have been given a fresh new look whilst retaining their Fijian charm and each bure and suite has a private enclosed patio to the rear. Whichever you choose, you can be assured that the beach and water’s edge are just steps away and the views are simply breathtaking. The island can also be booked exclusively, providing the ideal escape for an extended family or group of friends traveling together.
Nukubati is renowned for its traditional South Pacific cuisine, comprising freshly caught seafood, organic vegetables from the vegetable garden and fresh tropical fruits. For Nukubati’s owner, Jenny, who grew up close to the island, protecting the environment is of prime importance. The island produces most of its own electricity, and has the largest solar plant in the South Pacific. Fresh filtered rainwater is used, and the bures have been designed without the need for air-conditioning (ceiling fans and louvred walls allow in the cooling sea breezes).
It is undoubtedly the warmth of the staff (who come from the nearby villages), which draws visitors back to Nukubati time and time again. The special touches such as a private picnic on a sandbar in the lagoon, or the Champagne and canapés thoughtfully delivered to your verandah at sunset make Nukubati a truly magical place.
Whilst the emphasis here is on relaxation, there is still lots to see and do should you feel the need to be active. Snorkelling, sailing, game-fishing and tennis are available, and the Great Sea Reef (the world’s third largest barrier reef) offers some of the best SCUBA-diving in Fiji. We also highly recommend taking time to explore the nearby island of Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island and private 4WD tours can easily be arranged (payable locally). In addition, visits to the nearby pearl farm, villages, schools and churches can also be arranged.
With these seven suites being the only ones on the island you can relax in the knowledge that you are sharing the island with a maximum of six other couples, free from the telephone, television and the hectic pace of modern life. Choose from the four Beachfront Suites which benefit from a separate bedroom (with queen bed) and lounge and a sea facing verandah or the three spacious Beachfront Bures (with king bed) which are open plan in design and boast expansive decks with rattan furniture - the perfect place to spend lazy afternoons reading or simply taking in the uninterrupted ocean views.
The Beachside Suites are situated in pairs along the shoreline surrounded by tropical gardens and coconut palms. There is a spacious lounge, bedroom with queen size bed, large bathroom with twin vanities and showers. Each suite also has a front verandah with beach view and a private rear patio. Other features include: lounge chairs, coffee table, writing desk, dressing table, open wardrobe, minibar, toiletries, hair dryer, coffee and tea.
The Beachfront Bures are also known as the Honeymoon Bures, freestanding and situated nestling in amongst the coconut palms overlooking the beach, they are the ultimate getaway for two. There is a large lounge area, generous bedroom with king size bed, large bathroom with twin vanities and showers. Each bure also has an expansive front verandah with beach view and a private rear patio. Other features include: lounge suite, coffee table, writing desk, dressing table, open wardrobe and shelves, minibar, toiletries, hair dryer, coffee and tea.
Nukubati Island welcomes children over the age of 12 years. However, there are no specific facilities available for them. Children under the age of 12 years can stay on a request basis only.
Location & directions
Northern Islands, Fiji
Nukubati Island is a private island in the South Pacific nation of Fiji. Nukubati is situated inside the Great Sea Reef, off the North Coast of Vanua Levu.