Resorts with Great Food & Self-catering Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands
Food is an integral part of your stay in the Lomaiviti Islands. With real island villages and accommodations run by locals, there are plenty of opportunities to sample authentic Fijian cuisine. Or, if you prefer, gourmet meals are an event at some of the Lomaiviti’s private island resorts. There’s also the opportunity for foodies to cook for themselves using exciting local produce thanks to the selection of self-catering accommodation available in the Lomaivitis. We’ll guide you through your best options with this list of accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands for foodies.
While you’re here, don’t miss The Foodie Guide to the Lomaiviti Islands.
1. Bobo’s Farm
Bobo’s Farm is a no-brainer for foodies. Not only are guests free to spruce up their own creations with the self-catering facilities, but Bobo and his wife, Karin, offer mouthwatering meals with many ingredients fresh from their farm. Meals, accommodation and activities are extremely affordable here. Guests either stay in the farmhouse with private double and single rooms or in a separate cottage sleeping up to four people. Bobo also offers a range of guided hikes and boat trips around Ovalau.
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2. Levuka Homestay
If there’s only one thing to choose Levuka Homestay for, it’s the breakfast. Freshly made smoothies, homemade muesli, fresh fruit, cooked breakfast, tea or brewed coffee… The homestay has four guest rooms, three with double beds and one triple room. The homestay offers guided walking tours with a popular local tour guide, Nox, with one trip ideal for foodies being the Plantation Walk. Learn about the medicinal plants and food sources around the island of Ovalau.
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3. The Baystay
Irresistibly affordable and the opportunity to immerse in Fijian life, The Baystay on Ovalau is well worth considering. This budget accommodation on the outskirts of Rukuruku Village has two bures, one with a double, single and bunk bed for families or large groups, and one with a double bed and private bathroom. The bures are made with traditional materials, with facilities including kitchen and barbecue facilities. As the accommodation is run by locals, there’s the opportunity to join in on kava nights and have real Fijian meals cooked for you.
4. Toberua Island Resort
One of the Lomaiviti Islands’ high-end resorts, Toberua Island Resort is set on a private island with four styles of bure. The Tropical, Deluxe and Premium Bures are set on the waterfront, providing contemporary accommodation for couples and families. The Lagilagi Villa is more suitable for large groups. While there is an a la carte menu, most guests choose the gourmet meal plan including a tropical and cooked breakfast, three-course lunch and four-course dinner. Activities for foodies include fishing and coconut demonstrations.
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5. Wakaya Club & Spa
The most luxurious option in the Lomaivitis is the Wakaya Club & Spa set on its own private island. The five-star meals here are something of an event, with an award-winning chef behind the fresh local ingredients. The luxury resort also has an extensive range of New Zealand and Australian wines, Champagne and liquors. Accommodation is wrapped in tradition-meets-modern style with even the “simplest” bures having an outdoor shower, reading garden, lounge and oversized soaking tub. Couples wanting some added extras, such as a private plunge pool or Jacuzzi, can choose the Governor’s Bure or Ambassador’s Bure. Large groups will enjoy weddings, family reunions and group getaways in one of the island’s large villas with private pools and an in-villa chef. See more like this in 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands.
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6. Leleuvia Island Resort
A more budget option for an island resort, Leleuvia Island Resort consists of private bures sleeping up to six people and a dormitory. Foodies will love their Lovo and Kava nights where you’ll get the opportunity to indulge in Fiji’s most prized food and drink. Other activities here include fishing, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and surfing. See more like this in 9 Best Budget Accommodation in the Lomaiviti Islands.
7. Kauwai Guesthouse
Another spectacular and laid-back option on the island of Ovalau is the Kauwai Guesthouse. Rooms consist of private double rooms with either ensuite or shared bathroom facilities and a triple room with shared facilities. Solo traveller rates for these rooms are available, as well as meals plans for lunch and dinner which is a social gathering with authentic Fijian food. Breakfast is included in the accommodation rates. The guesthouse also hosts regular Lovo nights and has a range of affordable and free activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay.
8. Ovalau Holiday Resort
People staying in Levuka make the 3km/1.9-mile trip north of the town just to try the authentic Indo-Fijian food here. Otherwise, foodies will appreciate staying here for the private self-catering facilities in each bure. Bures are simple and set among tropical gardens on the waterfront of one of the best beaches near Levuka. Another accommodation option is the Panorama Villa with three rooms and boasting excellent views across the Lomaiviti Islands. See more like this in 9 Best Family Resorts in the Lomaiviti Islands.
9. Royal Hotel
Conveniently located in the town of Levuka, the Royal Hotel is an easy option for foodies wanting to prepare their own meals. Supermarkets are nearby to make food in the self-contained cottages scattered among the gardens of the hotel. Otherwise, the historic Royal Hotel, which was Fiji’s first hotel, has a hotel dining room and is close to Levuka’s restaurants. See 8 Things to Do in the Lomaiviti Islands for Foodies for recommendations.
10. Caqalai Island Resort
Finally, this backpacker island resort in the Lomaivitis has something to offer foodies. Caqalai Island Resort, which is run by a local Methodist church, has regular nights with staff sitting around the tanoa (Kava bowl) and a weekly Lovo buffet. Choose to stay in one of the island’s 12 single bures, eight doubles or the dormitory right on the beach.