Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji has introduced private island camping with the ‘Ki na kalokalo’ (pathway to the stars) experience – an overnight stay on the resort’s nearby private island, Nanuku Island.
The experience includes a host of options – from exploring the island with jet skis, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding – and guests can join the resort’s team of ‘Nanuku Buddies’ to help catch and prepare the fresh fish, bamboo-pole cooked prawns and traditional ‘kokoda’ served for dinner.
Less strenuous activities include palm-frond hat and basket weaving, coconut scraping and searching for the island’s elusive Hawksbeak turtles.
Once dinner and the entertainment have been concluded the crew retire to the nearby-moored Nanuku 1 for the evening offering guests perfect privacy for the night – but not before leaving a ‘survival kit’, mobile phone and a Tiki torch pathway to a discreetly located and hurricane lamp-lit outhouse.
For those who wish to sleep undercover, weatherproof tents are an option but, according to general manager, Sascha Hemmann, most guests prefer to sleep under the ‘kalokalo’ in comfortable hammocks.
A highlight of the following morning – the arrival of ‘chef’ Hemmann aboard a jet ski to personally cook a delicious breakfast of pancakes, bacon and eggs, juices and fresh-brewed coffee and tea after which guests return to the resort.
Available daily, the ‘Ki na kalokalo’ private island camping experience is priced from FJD4000* based on four persons. Pricing per additional person is FJD600*.