Find out more about your accommodation at Macdonalds Beach Cottages.
How far is it from Nadi Airport to Ellington Wharf?
It is a comfortable 2 hour drive from Nadi to Ellington Wharf. The road is sealed and passes through lovely country side as well as a number of Fiji cities and villages
What time is the first and last boat transfer?
Boat Picks-up from Ellington Wharf are throughout the day at a time to suit you, with the latest departure from Ellington Wharf at 5pm.
As soon as you arrive at the wharf you will need to ring Macdonalds and they will send the boat straight over. Usually about 10 to 15min wait.
Check in 12:00PM Checkout 9:00AM
All rates are quoted in Fiji currency and inclusive of all taxes.
Can you swim at the high and low tide?
Unfortunately due to cyclone Winston our jetty is not available for use at low tide for swimming. All other times are wonderful for swimming from the beach. It is very safe for children with a slow sloping beach. At the end of the Jetty are a large variety of local reef fish, making it a unique and favorite spot for snorkeling. Snorkeling gear is for hire at a nominal charge.
How do I make a reservation?
Choose the room you want and click on the BOOK NOW button. Fill in the form to reserve your room. We will only take a small deposit now with the balance payable on arrival.
How far is it from Nananu-I-Ra to Suva?
A lovely 2 ½ hours by car, or 3 hours by local bus will give you a total Fiji Experience with the trip via the Kings Road. Now fully sealed the whole way, it is Pure Fiji with many villages that will provide you an unspoiled look at local lives.
Do you have a shop on the resort and Island?
Yes we do, but it is for basic items only. If you would like to cater yourself then it is best to stop on your way from Nadi to Ellington Wharf. Shop in a good supermarket in Lautoka (30 minutes from Nadi) called MH's. They have everything you need, including liquor.
What are the facilities for power and water?
Well, expect paradise, but we are not 5 star! So, cold water only for showers. Not that this is a problem with our lovely warm weather. Water is very restricted on the Island as we have little rain and no spring water. The tank water is excellent for consumption, but you may wish to purchase Fiji Water for your drinking needs. This is a now famous international brand of spring water. The Island is powered by generator, which is switched off at around 10.30 at night. This allows for a peaceful sleep for all guests. We don't encourage late night parties to disrupt the peace of the Island.
What are the water sports options at the Island?
As you can see from the website, the beach is lovely. A 10 minute walk takes you to what we call the "back beach" a long stretch of golden sand. The back beach is particularly popular with the wind surfers. We have two dive companies who operate from the Island and offer daily trips with pick up from our Jetty. Daily snorkeling trips are available as well as fishing trips. We have a number of sea canoes that are always available for the more energetic guests. The Island is also lovely for long walks. At low tide you can walk all the way along the beach and around the tip back along the back beach then back to your resort.
Can you windsurf or kite-board from the resort?
Yes, but the preferred place is the back beach with more exposed wind conditions. This is just an easy 10 minute walk.
Do you have air-conditioning?
We don't have air-conditioning, but ceiling fans are installed in main bedroom of the cottages. Our cottages are equipped with louvered windows so you can enjoy the cool evening breeze.
Do you have facilities for young children and or babies?
We have one portacot available, please ensure to request this when you make a booking. The resort offers a safe, non surf beach just outside the cottages and a large lawn for children to play.
Do you have credit card facilities, and what is the easiest way to settle the account?
Yes, we accept MasterCard and Visa cards, and Travellers Cheques. The township of Vaileka has a Westpac Bank which opens for only some of the weekdays, but it has a ATM cash point. As well as that the bank will provide cash advances from Credit cards. The best option is to ensure you have your bank requirements in place prior to leaving Nadi.
Do you have special rates for long duration bookings?
Yes we do for those booking longer then 14 days. We would be pleased to discuss these with you if required.
Is there parking at Ellington Wharf?
If you arrive by car, secure parking is available at Ellington Wharf for $5 to $10 per night.
You are welcome to bring your own food and cook this in your kitchen.