The name NANANU-I-RA means "Daydream of the West". There are 4 Backpackers on Nananu I Ra Island and One Resort. Three quarters of the Island was once owned by the Procter and Gamble Legacy which was sold in 2004 to a New Zealand based Developer. There are plans to develop the Island in the way of several Five star Resorts, Roads, Piped water and Electricity from the Mainland. Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, and other hostel reviewing sites are recommended to be checked before holidaying here to get the most up to date accommodation options, Charlies Place, Bethams Beach Cottages and MacDonald's Backpackers are well established budget resorts offering basic to moderate standards of accommodation and service. Boats frequently leave from Ellington Wharf and Wananavu Resort costing $25FJD per return trip per person. There are 7 Beaches, the most popular being Oni Beach on the northern most side of the Island which was recently awarded merit as being one of the best in the country. The island has five shops for basic food items. The general population is predominatley European retirees mixed in with local workers with a permanent population of roughly 40 full time residents. Wireless broadband can be subscribed to and is within the network at a speed of (Vodafone Fiji 3G Speeds) as well as Vodafone cellular coverage. The Island neighbors Dolphin Island and Nananu-I-Cake. Fijian mythology holds that Nananu-i-Ra is the point of departure for disembodied spirits, leaving this world for the afterlife. The island is a popular location for kitesurfing and windsurfing due to consistent trade winds during the months of April through to October. There is a track open to the public running along the highest peaks of the Island from one end to the other, this takes around a few hours to half a day to complete.