The Villages was opened on the island in 2006 and is located on a pristine white sand beach, overlooking the ever changing aqua waters of the atoll’s lagoon. This location is only a short 5 – 10 minute skiff ride to several large shallow easily waded flats, teeming with bonefish, and some in double-digit sizes.
The accommodation offers a private bathroom in each unit and a porch facing the Discovery Beach and lagoon. A “maneaba”, a local name for the anglers gathering centre, lies in the heart of the complex, featuring a comfortable lounge and dining area, all with elegant South Seas atmosphere. Locally flavoured fish, meats and chicken are prepared by an experienced island chef and served by the trained kitchen staff.
The biggest advantage at The Villages is that your boat meets you just a few steps from your bungalow and…..
PLEASE NOTE: When staying at The Villages….. Everyone gets their own guide!
Anglers will be transported to the fishing in versatile South Pacific style, sea-worthy skiffs to the many productive bonefish flats and to the reef drop-offs for exciting light tackle GT’s (giant trevally) tuna, wahoo and sailfish. The guides are experienced and knowledgeable in all types of fishing and have been fishing the island all of their life.
Bonefishing here is excellent and you’ll encounter Trevally species in the 10 – 20lb size, as well as Triggerfish on the same flats, with your Guide carrying a second rod to throw at the occasional Monster GT that may come along.
Added to this you will have chances at Milkfish which can be extremely tricky to entice, but are here in large numbers to help gain some confidence. The close proximity to immediate drop off also allows us opportunity to try for larger species both at the reef edge and beyond. Multiple methods can be tried for so many species, including Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo and of course, more large GT.