© Aaron March - Tourism Fiji
© Aaron March - Tourism Fiji

10 Best Accommodation for Camping in Fiji

© Aaron March – Tourism Fiji

Accommodation Where You Can Camp in Fiji

Where can you pitch a tent in Fiji? Well, not just anywhere, as most land is owned by someone. Alternatively, a few of Fiji’s resorts and lodges offer tent sites for their budget-conscious guests, sometimes even tents to hire! Alternatively, there are a couple of “glamping” experiences available with spacious safari tents complete with a bed. Either way, this list of accommodation for camping in Fiji will point you in the right direction for a camping experience on the islands.

1. Naqalia Lodge

Sleep under the stars in the gardens of Naqalia Lodge, an accommodation where you’ll also get to immerse in the Fijian culture. Located in the idyllic islands of the Yasawas, Naqalia Lodge offers cultural activities, from handline or spearfishing to catch your own dinner to traditional Fijian cooking lessons. Camping at Naqalia Lodge includes three meals a day (which, yes, you may well help provide). Tents are also available to rent if needed. See more options like this in our 10 Budget Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands.

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2. Ratu Kini Dive Resort

A little closer to the mainland, Ratu Kini Dive Resort offers affordable accommodation on Mana Island in the Mamanuca Group. Not only does the resort offer a range of private cottages and dorm rooms, but camping is also on the menu if you have your own tent. The extra money you save on accommodation can be put toward scuba diving with this specialised resort. See more accommodation like this in the 5 Best Budget Accommodation on the Mamanuca Islands.

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3. Mana Lagoon Backpackers

Also on Mana Island, the Mana Lagoon Backpackers is one of the most affordable all-inclusive accommodations in the Mamanucas. A tent site here includes three meals in the rate, as well as airport transfers so you have limited logistics to organise. The social backpacker accommodation has lots of free activities on offer, like snorkelling, volleyball and fishing, as well as the opportunity to visit a Fijian village (just remember your village etiquette).

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4. Outback Hotel Fiji

On the mainland, the Outback Hotel Fiji is set in the highlands between the famous village of Navala and the town of Ba. There’s unlimited camping space at the hotel which also offers a range of rooms and a dormitory. The hotel also has its own selection of activities including island trekking, waterfall tours, cave tours, horse riding to Navala Village, a kava ceremony, swimming in the nearby river and much more! It’s truly a place to escape from it all. Check out more budget accommodation in the area in the 8 Best Budget Accommodation on the Suncoast.

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5. Dolphin Bay Diver’s Retreat

Escape to one of Fiji’s less-visited islands, Vanua Levu, and stay at the Dolphin Bay Diver’s Retreat. While this is not an accommodation where you can bring your own tent, you can stay in one of the retreat’s safari tents. The ultra-affordable tents are kitted up with either a single or a double bed, a locker box, solar lamp and lounge furniture. Check out more accommodation in the area in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation on Vanua Levu.

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6. Isa Lei Glampsite

Leave your tent at home because the Isa Lei Glampsite has safari tents ready for your stay on Matacawalevu Island in the Yasawas. Tents are simple with a double bed or two double beds for families, offering an affordable accommodation option without “roughing it” too much. Your Fijian host can provide authentic Fijian meals throughout your stay, such as lovo (a meal cooked underground) and kokoda (marinated fish). Stay here for a real Fijian experience!

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7. Caqalai Island Resort

Another backpacker go-to in Fiji, Caqalai Island Resort offers camping in the Lomaiviti Islands. Set on 14-acre (6ha) coral island, Caqalai Island is run by the Methodist Church of Fiji, but that doesn’t come with any restrictions, as nights are enjoyed with the local staff around the bonfire drinking kava. Bring your own tent and you can use the shared facilities with flush toilets and cold showers using rainwater. See more like this in 9 Best Budget Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands.

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8. Lawaki Beach House

Find your little piece of budget paradise at the Lawaki Beach House on Beqa Island, which offers tent sites to those who want to make an extra saving. The accommodation off the shores of the Pacific Harbour offers a meal plan of Fijian and Mediterranean dishes, as well as a wealth of activities such as snorkelling off the beach, fishing, star-gazing, mountain trekking and the Fijian culture. Check out more accommodation nearby in the 5 Best Budget Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.

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9. Waitabu Marine Park & Campground

Located at the entrance of the Bouma National Park in Taveuni, the Waitabu Marine Park & Campground is one of your camping options in Fiji’s “Garden Island”. Visitors can often book a tent site or camping with a hired tent through the Waitabu Marine Park visitor centre with plenty of notice (6798201999). There are toilets, showers and simple Fijian meals are available to pre-order. Check out more accommodation like this in the 7 Best Budget Accommodation on Taveuni.

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10. Beverly’s Campground

Finally, another option in Taveuni is Beverly’s Campground in Matei. As well as private rooms and dorms, the campground also has plenty of tent sites with the option to hire a tent. Make use of the kitchen facilities including a pizza oven and experience warm Fijian hospitality from the locals who run the campground. Activities from the campground include horse trekking and coral planting, while scuba diving is also an option with the nearby dive shop.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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