Fiji, Viti Levu - Budget Accommodation
Accommodation costs on Viti Levu can vary from cheap backpackers (fj$20 a night for a bunk) to exclusive luxury
resorts that are upwards of fj$1000 a night.
You will find that the majority of the well promoted resorts are in the mid price range of fj$200-$400 a night.
These are generally the ones that your local travel agent will be familiar with, and any specials or packages
will tend to be for a few of the more well known ones. Places like Hideaway, Outrigger, The Fijian, Mango Bay,
Momi, and so on.
But don't think you are restricted to those resorts. Just because your travel agent isn't aware of others, or doesn't promote them
doesn't mean to say there aren't some great alternatives. There are some locally owned and operated accommodation options
(as opposed to offshore owned resorts) that offer friendly service, no crowds, and dirt cheap prices. So do
browse some of these other choices before settling on whatever resort your travel agent offers you.
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Village Homestays. For a family vacation with a difference, try a village homestay. Get a deeper understanding of the Fijian people by living with
a host family for a few days. Prices are very reasonable, and include full board and meals. This is as far away from a resort type vacation as you can get!
Macdonalds Cottages. One of our favorite retreats in the northern area. Peaceful, unhurried, with a beautiful beach in front of the cottages,
this is just full on relaxation. Cheap too, with self contained cottages priced at around fj$160 a night (2 people).
Charlies Place. On the same beach as Macdonalds, this is another budget priced place on Nananu-i-ra island. They have dorms as well as self contained
cottage on the small hill overlooking Naivere Bay beach. Prices and facilities are similar to Macdonalds.
Safari Island Lodge. Kitesurfing, sailboarding, SUP, and diving in some of Fiji's best dive sites. Sound like fun? If you said yes, then you need
to visit Safari Island lodge, and experience what the northern part of Viti Levu and Nananu-i-ra island has to offer.
Golden Point Resort.While there are plenty of shore based activities that you can enjoy, it's really the quality of the watersports around Golden Point
that makes this a great place to stay. Number 1 on the list, is getting out on the boat with the local skipper, Ballo.
He has been a fisherman in these waters since he was a child, and learned from his father...
Suva/Navua/Pacific Harbour Area
Colonial Lodge Bed & Breakfast (Suva). Walking distance to town, this cozy B&B in the heart of Suva has a range of accommodation options.
From a bed in the 6 person dorm room for only fj$28 a night (including breakfast), to a 4 person family room for fj$100 a night. Friendly atmosphere,
great prices, and the central location, make this a real bargain for those on a tighter budget.
Club Coral Coast (Pacific Harbour). Suitable for those that want to self cater, this property has some nice little cottages at reasonable prices.
Cottages are from fj$140 a night, and they also have 2 bed dorms available. Walking distance from the center of Pacific Harbour.
Capricorn Apartments Hotel, Suva CBD. Right close to the CBD, this is a nice low budget hotel close to everything that Suva has to offer.
Walking distance to Kings Wharf, the Municipal market, supermarkets etc, you can get a double room from as low as fj$130 a night. There is a
mini mart and liquor sales on the premises, with a nice pool, laundry service and "dial a meal".
Uprising Beach Resort, Pacific harbour. Located on the beautiful Debua beach, the Uprising caters for all budgets. From dorm rooms to
luxury apartments, there will be something to suit your budget. Close to all the adventure activities that pacific Harbour is famous for,
this makes a great base for exploring the area.
Levuka, Ovalau island. This may be one of the most ineresting islands in Fiji. Levuka is Fiji's first and only World Heritage site, and
offers visitors a range of accommodation choices. From the Royal Hotel (oldest in Fiji) to reasonably priced homestays, there will
be something to suit your tastes and budget.
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Navua Upriver Lodge. It is probably a bit of a stretch to call this a "lodge". But forget about that... what this offers, is
a totally relaxing experience in the headwaters of the Navua river. Tropical isolation at its absolute best. This accommodation suits those
that are prepared to "rough it" a little, don't need modern conveniences, and enjoy getting away from the tourist crowds.
Sigatoka/Coral Coast Area
Outrigger On The Lagoon. 40 acres of tropical paradise on the Coral Coast. With over 250 rooms and bures,
tennis courts, driving range, and one of the the best spas in Fiji.
Geckos Resort (Sigatoka Area) Brilliant value here, with room rates that are much lower than the average Coral Coast prices.
Quality isn't sacrificed however, this is on a par with places that charge twice as much.
Rydges Hideaway Resort (Coral Coast) A mid priced resort, right in the heart of the Coral Coast. Nice comfortable bures,
laid out to give you maximum privacy. Plenty of activities, including a kids club for those with young children.
Robinson Crusoe Island (Offshore from Natadola beach). 28 acres of island paradise. A range of budget accommodation
and more upmarket private bures. Either stay on the island, or visit as part of a daytrip tour. Dormitory prices from as low as
fj$45 pp per night.
Danny's Village Homestays (Namakatula village). Only a few minutes away from the Mango Bay resort, is the quiet little village of Namatakula. And in this beachfront village,
you will find one of the hidden secrets of the Coral Coast - Danny's Village Homestay.
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Ezos Beachfront Backpackers (Sigatoka area). If you want cheap, clean, safe accommodation in the heart of the Coral Coast area,
then check out Ezo's. A typical Coral Coast resort will cost you from fj$300 a night and upwards. But you can get a double room
here for fj$40 a night (that is for the room, not per person) and have access to a deserted beach on your doorstep.
Nadi Resort/Hotel Directory. Comprehensive list of many of the resorts and hotels within 20kms of Nadi International Airport. Contact details,
prices, and links to their websites (where available). More accommodation being added regularly.
First Landing Resort (20min north of Nadi). Affordable and very pleasant resort, 20 minutes north of Nadi. Lots to do here, and their proximity
to the Mamanuca and Yasawa island groups means it's easy to make day trips. Makes a great alternative to the Coral Coast resorts.
Rendezvous Fiji (Momi area). About 20min south of Nadi heading towards the Coral Coast, we discovered a great little place that caters specifically for surfers and divers.
The Rendezvous Fiji provides simple, budget accommodation in the Momi area, close to the surf breaks and diving around the southern Mamanucas.
Nadi Downtown Hotel (Central Nadi). Their slogan is "stay in town... right in town" and you can't get any closer to the center of Nadi than here.
Only a 1 min walk from the Sri Siva Subramaniya temple, you are also an easy stroll from bus station, banks, restaurants, taxi stand etc.
Smugglers Cove (Nadi Bay/Wailoaloa Beach). Opened in 2006, this "flashpacker" resort has won awards for their excellence in customer satisfaction. Rated
"4 star backpacking" by AAA Tourism, there are a range of accommodation options. From fj$33 a night.
Aquarius on the Beach (Nadi Bay/Wailoaloa Beach). Only a few minutes from the airport, center of Nadi, or the Denarau Marina, the Aquarius Fiji "budget boutique hotel" makes
a perfect spot to start your Fiji vacation. Low cost accommodation is often some distance from the beach...the price you pay
for a cheaper room. However, that's certainly not the case with ...
Tropic of Capricorn (Nadi Bay area). Mixed reviews at trip advisor.
Don't expect luxury at this price. But you are well located, and this can make a good base for day trips and excursions
to the outer islands.
Raffles Gateway Hotel. a 5 minute walk from the international airport. Cheap, and handy if you need to spend the night in Nadi.
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Capricorn Hotel.Not to be confused with the Tropic of Capricorn resort, this hotel is very close to
the international airport.
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Denarau Island Hotels. Denarau abounds with 5 star hotels, there is little in the way of budget accommodation here! However, the location next to the Marina
and the convenience with proximity of island transfers and tours help to offset some of the room rates.
Villa La Jolla
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Villa La Jolla (Coral Coast, Maui Bay). If you can afford the rates of us$5,500 per week, this makes for an exclusive and private retreat away from the resort crowds.
Able to accommodate 6-8 people, this would be an ideal venue for a group that wants a bit of luxury in their vacation.