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We developed Nakia Resort & Dive for guests to experience Fiji’s natural beauty and culture in comfort while treading lightly on the Earth. Building the resort and adjacent organic farm business,¬†Taveuni Organic Produce, has been a significant journey for our family. As expatriates in Fiji, we are immersed in a completely different culture – one that places little value on materialism. Living here has helped us reevaluate what is most important in our lives.

We have lived in Fiji since 2002, after moving from northern California where we raised our children, Julie and James. We work closely with our excellent, friendly staff to ensure that your stay exceeds your expectations. This might include your wedding, honeymoon, activity-filled vacation or a peaceful time to rest. We and our staff look forward to introducing guests to the people and splendid natural resources on this remarkable island.

– Jim and Robin Kelly

Nakia is the only resort on Taveuni with family-operated diving, snorkeling and adventures programs. Through Taveuni Ocean Sports at Nakia, we offer courses and recreational diving for first-time divers through Advanced Open Water PADI certification courses. Between us, we have had the pleasure of owning and operating two successful scuba companies in the Hawaiian Islands over the past 12 years, and we are proud of our perfect safety record. We recently sold our Hawaiian companies, achieving our dream of relocating to Taveuni, which hosts the best diving and the best people in the world.

We are family owned and operated and we truly love to dive. We are passionate about providing the most educational, safe, and thorough dive experience available on Taveuni.

– Julie Kelly