The Island

Nasoli Island: is the small island directly in front of the resort, and a short walk from Riley's at low tide on foot. Considered taboo by the islanders because of its ancient grave sites on the summit. Island oral history marks this as the place where Lutunasobasoba the famous Tanzanian ancestor of modern Fijians, buried his Egyptian mother,  who had died on Naigani after having crossed both the Indian and Pacific Oceans in an outrigger canoe.

Wailevu Fort an uphill hike from the resort, is approximately 1,000 years old and was built as a sanctuary of refuge during the time of the Fijian tribal wars. It is positioned on the highest point of the island's volcanic vent. With its narrow front and steep cliff to the rear, it is protected on both sides by mountain rock walls rendering it defendable by a small number of warriors against a large attacking force fighting uphill.

Canabuli Bay a sheltered deep water bay with fringing reefs on both sides with the beautiful white sand Canabuli Beach, also known as Picnic Beach. Located on the northern side of the island a short boat ride from the resort. Island oral history marks this as the first landing place of Lutunasobasoba on Naigani, beaching his war canoe "Kaunitoni", and anchoring it to a rock to effect repairs to the damaged ketch. The bay was thus named ca-na-buli (the ketch is broken).

Sacred Sova Bay is the next bay beyond Canabuli and a very special place which is believed to be connected to an inland pond where sardines spawn. The bay is a reserved breeding place for sardines and bait fish, which attract Trevally and other larger fish to the island, providing a food supply for the Village.  Only Naigani Islanders are permitted fish in this bay, and only using hand thrown casting nets. Further more, only an amount of fish that can be eaten in one day are allowed to be caught, with left overs thrown back into the bay before midnight.

Cannibal Cave Is between Sova Bay and Naigani Village, and was the place for preparing "long pigs" in pre-Christian times. This naturally sheltered location with direct access to the sea for waste disposal, provided an ideal spot for cooking human flesh. The cave is still marked with soot for those cooking fires.