Self-Catering Accommodation and Resorts with Great Restaurants on the Suncoast, Fiji
Foodies want either one of two things: somewhere to cook amazing food or somewhere to eat amazing food. On the Suncoast, there are certainly options for both, with luxurious self-contained villas to hotels with excellent restaurants. Some resorts even offer foodie experiences, from cooking classes to kava ceremonies so guests can really engage with the local culture. Find out more in this list of accommodation on the Suncoast for foodies.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Foodie Guide to the Suncoast.
1. Bularangi Villa
Combine a stay with your own spacious kitchen with foodie activities at the Bularangi Villa. This three-bedroom home with a private pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean is an excellent base for foodies. Make use of the self-catering facilities to spruce up creations from ingredients purchased from the nearby Rakiraki Market, or even opt for an in-villa chef to make something for you. The chambermaid can give you private cooking lessons in the villa for you to learn how to make Indo-Fijian cuisine.
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2. Tanoa Rakiraki Hotel
For a hotel with an excellent restaurant, choose the Tanoa Rakiraki Hotel. The hotel boasts well-appointed double rooms ideal for couples and solo travellers. While rates include a tropical breakfast, you’ll want to make your way to their Pacifika Senikai Restaurant at least once during your stay to indulge in authentic Indo-Fijian dishes. You can also enjoy dining on the Forest Deck by the poolside to feel the balmy island breeze as you drink cocktails into the evening.
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3. Wananavu Beach Resort
Offering a wide range of room types, the Wananavu Beach Resort appeals to all kinds of holidaymakers, including foodies. Either stay in one of their quaint bures or enjoy your own kitchen facilities in the Villa Vanua which sleeps up to 10 guests. Aside from an on-site restaurant, Wananavu also offers a range of foodie activities, from a private beach picnic to sports fishing. Find out more about these experiences in 10 Things to Do on the Suncoast for Foodies.
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4. The Fiji Orchid
Nestled among orchid gardens are stylishly modern bures at The Fiji Orchid. The six bures with a unique textile roof are ideal for a romantic couple’s getaway near the city of Lautoka. A highlight of the accommodation is their luxurious Raymond’s Restaurant serving seafood flown in from the Macuata Province and fruit and vegetables from their own garden. In addition, sundowners can be enjoyed at Burr’s Cocktail Bar located in the accommodation’s lodge.
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5. Dreamview Villas
More self-catering accommodation is available at Dreamview Villas. Their villas have a large well-equipped kitchen and sleep up to six guests across two bedrooms. There is also a larger seaside bach available with a kitchen sleeping up to eight guests. Dreamview Villas can organise in-house coastal fishing trips or game fishing with the Wananava Resort. This accommodation is located near Rakiraki.
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6. Volivoli Beach Resort
One of the Suncoast’s largest resorts, Volivoli Beach Resort has a wide range of rooms available. You won’t find any self-catering accommodation though, with hotel-style Ocean View Rooms and spacious villas for families being the main type of accommodation. However, it makes up for the lack of kitchen facilities with the fantastic Nuku Bar & Grill serving Fijian fusion dishes such as sushi platters, kokoda, pork belly and more. There are also some foodie experiences to be had, such as cooking classes and village visits with a kava ceremony.
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7. Starfish Blue
This private villa with its own pool and a reef for snorkelling just outside makes a great option for foodies thanks to its fully-equipped kitchen. Make use of it yourself or book a chambermaid to cook you up something special at least once. The villa has three bedrooms, making it ideal for honeymooning couples to family holidays. Starfish Blue is only moments away from Wananavu and Volivoli Beach Resort, which are open to casual visitors to take part in their foodie activities.
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8. Golden Point Resort
With a restaurant serving a wide range of international cuisine, as well as Fijian dishes, Golden Point Resort is a popular pitstop for those road tripping on the Suncoast. You can also stay at the resort in one of their Executive Rooms with a private balcony, Family Room or villas ideal for larger groups. The resort is on the beachfront and captures some amazing sunsets. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Family Resorts on the Suncoast.
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9. Natalei Eco Lodge
Get off the beaten track to the Natalei Eco Lodge in Dawasamu, Tailevu. It’s a place to disconnect from the world in one of their affordable traditional beach bures. While the lodge does buffet-style meals for their guests, they do offer some fun foodie activities, such as coconut husking, kava ceremonies and a lovo can be organised. The lodge is moments away from a black sand beach and is most famous for its dolphin-spotting cruises. See more like this in 8 Best Budget Accommodation on the Suncoast.
10. Dolphin Island
Finally, if you want to experience pure luxury on the Suncoast, then set your sights on Dolphin Island. In true five-star style, the cuisine is excellent, where you’ll get to choose your seafood from the local fisherman who calls into the island each day. The resort can organise destination dining around the island on short notice, whether it’s on a private pontoon or in front of your bure accommodation. Speaking of accommodation, the Guest Bure Suites are wrapped in luxury from the spacious bedroom to the ensuite with a freestanding bath and outdoor showers. Treat yourself to at least one night in their open-air Hilltop Sleep-out Bure. See more like this in 5 Best Luxury Resorts on the Suncoast.