We stayed at Namale the first week of September for our Honeymoon (life is hectic and took us a while to get around to writing the review) and all we can say is the resort, experience, people and lastly the food was all EPIC!! The staff is amazing and all know your names by the first morning, so very genuine and friendly. There were too many to name them all but Tony, Kevin, Molly, Tupsy, and Samu (worlds best smile award) were all just totally awesome.
We stayed in both an oceanfront bure and the Duvatta Villa and both were excellent. The Bure is of a good size with a great view, amazing bed, a shower that can open to the ocean if you prefer to be a little closer to nature. Duvatta was top notch with an infinity pool, separate dining and wet bar room with glass doors that open to the pool, treehouse with a table and queen size lounger in it, a walk in closet, a jacuzzi tub, indoor bathroom/shower, outdoor bathroom( my fav) and two outdoor showers! We probably would have done more activities but the villa was so nice we enjoyed just ordering drinks and food to the villa and lounging by the pool. Everything was breathtaking on the grounds, the entertainment was wonderful, all the special dinners and lunches were awesome as well. The Spa is top notch and both the wife and I got multiple massages and took advantage of the hydro room, waterfall massage, and sauna. The Kava bowl while not as top notch as we see in the states worked just fine and was a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon.
It felt like home for a week and you hardly see the other guests ( max capacity is only 38 people) with so few people and the resort being so big (hundreds of acres) you feel like you have it to yourself. Most days the only time you see people are at breakfast and dinner. The managers Bill and his wife were visible and available on the grounds daily and always there to chat at the evening cocktail time. Each day when you see another couple leaving you feel sad for them until it’s your departure day and you feel “voted off the island” because you have to leave. Food was top notch blows away anything I have ever seen at any all inclusive. Also about there all inclusive you don’t tip as you go (tipping is not a custom) but can choose to leave a gratuity at the end if you choose that you can split between a “holiday” fund, a medical fund, and an education fund. In fact once there you can literally put away your wallet, phone etc and all you need to carry with you is your room key for the rest of your stay.