Self-Catering Accommodation & Resorts with Great Restaurants on Vanua Levu
If Fiji’s less-visited island of Vanua Levu is your choice Fiji destination, then no doubt you are looking for something a little different for your “Fiji time“. For foodies, you’ll certainly find what you’re looking for thanks to the island’s array of fantastic accommodation for foodies. There’s something for the foodies who like to discover local produce and cook it for themselves in Vanua Levu’s self-catering accommodation to the foodie who loves to indulge in gourmet dining and food-related activities. See some of our top recommendations in this list of accommodation on Vanua Levu for foodies.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Foodie Guide to Vanua Levu.
1. Fiji Lodge: Vosa Ni Ua
Let’s start with some fantastic self-catering accommodation in Savusavu with the Fiji Lodge: Vosa Ni Ua. The lodge provides self-contained rooms for singles, couples and groups complete with a well-stocked kitchen or kitchenette. That way you can spruce up something from your Savusavu Market purchases! Each accommodation has ample space and all the essentials for a home-away-from-home holiday: laundry, lounge, dining area, bedroom, bathroom and more. For larger groups and families, stay in the Ni Ua Beach House with an open plan living space, kitchen and the beach at the end of your drive. Indo-Fijian meals are also available to be delivered to your door.
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2. Savasi Island Resort
For those seeking unique foodie experiences, as well as great eats at a resort restaurant, set your sights on Savasi Island Resort. The resort offers a range of complimentary food-related activities, including a herbal walking tour, mud crabbing, fishing, cooking classes, coconut demonstration, a traditional Fijian “Lovo” night and a visit to a local market. Find out more about most of these experiences in 10 Things to Do on Vanua Levu for Foodies. Dine at several locations around the resort, from the Reef Dining Room to a secluded cavern by the sea as you sample dishes made from ingredients from the Savusavu region. As for accommodation, stay in either one of the seven villas complete with private pools or one of their 140ft three-masted schooner’s staterooms.
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3. Korovesi Sunshine Villas
Another fantastic self-catering option offering great value is the Korovesi Sunshine Villas. Experience complete privacy in your own apartment or villa, with sizes suitable for singles to groups of 12. With laundry and fully-equipped kitchens being a standard in all villas, rest assured you’ll be able to spruce up your own creations using local ingredients while you’re here. What’s more the accommodation is extremely affordable, but as a result, often fully-booked.
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4. Sigasiga Sands Resort
Sigasiga Sands Resort provides the best of both worlds when it comes to the privacy of a self-contained accommodation and resort experiences. The resort provides guests with independence, with a variety of secluded cottages across a coconut plantation with kitchen facilities. The accommodation on the beach also provides a couple of foodie experiences, such as Fijian and Hindi cooking classes and coconut demonstrations. What’s more, there’s the opportunity to order affordable meals to be delivered straight to your door from their Indo-Fijian menu. Find out more about accommodation like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodation on Vanua Levu.
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5. Nukubati Private Island
Experience the perfect blend of Fijian culture, food and romance at Nukubati Private Island. This boutique resort on the edge of the Great Sea Reef offers a number of superb foodie activities to excite the tastebuds, from cooking classes to experiencing a Tatavu (Fijian barbecue). For a bit of romance, treat your loved one to a private sandbank picnic where you’ll indulge on a Champagne picnic amidst the beautiful Great Sea Reef. Meals at the resort are prepared with ingredients from the island’s own organic garden, as well as fresh seafood presented in creative ways that are worth a post on Instagram. As the resort only caters to seven couples at a time, you have a choice of two accommodation types: the Beachfront Suite or the Beachfront Bure (also known as their Honeymoon Bures).
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6. The Remote Resort
Food is all part of the complimentary activity program at The Remote Resort. Catch their weekly Coconut and Pina Colada Show, take part in a traditional Kava ceremony, watch the chefs spruce up Fijian creations at the Monday cooking demonstration, or catch something yourself on a fishing charter. Meanwhile, you’ll be staying in one of the resorts private free-standing villas with a plunge pool. As for dining, The Remote Resort ticks all the boxes: fresh, local and flavourful.
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7. Hidden Paradise Guest House
Offering some of the most affordable accommodation on Vanua Levu, Hidden Paradise Guest House provides that foodie experience for backpackers. The centrally-located accommodation in Savusavu offers easy access to the local shops and markets to make your own meals in the communal kitchen. For those nights that you don’t feel like cooking, there’s an on-site cafe and restaurant serving cheap eats. Plus, you’ll have proximity to Savusavu’s restaurants. As for accommodation, choose from their dorm room or one of their private family rooms.
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8. Naveria Heights Lodge
This relaxing boutique lodge on the outskirts of Savusavu has three bedrooms for singles or couples complete with a private sundeck overlooking the sea. While the lodge offers meals on request, their biggest attraction for foodies is their detox and weight loss programs. With the help of the lodge’s therapists and instructors, you’ll be treated to healthy shakes, an exercise program, body treatments, massages and more.
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9. Koro Sun Resort
At Vanua Levu’s resort with something for everyone, you can be sure that there’s something for foodies too. Enjoy Koro Sun Resort’s range of complimentary food-related activities, including a guided herbal walk, coconut demonstration, handline fishing, a Fijian Lovo and a cooking class. As for accommodation, you have a wide range to choose from, from the Garden Bures to the luxurious adult-only Edgewater Floating Bures. When it comes to dinner, you can either indulge in variety at the Palm Restaurant, sip on cocktails and light refreshments at the adult-only Edgewater Beach Club, or taste gourmet seafood dishes at their Asian Fusion restaurant.
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10. Island Breeze Fiji
Finally, combine luxury with the convenience of your own large kitchen at Island Breeze Fiji. This large luxury private villa is fully equipped with a large kitchen with a dishwasher, an outdoor entertainment area, an infinity pool and much more. It’s located close to local restaurants, while also having the option to make use of the gourmet meal delivery service. The property has four double rooms and one bunk room sleeping a whopping 14 people, so either fill it up with friends or enjoy a relaxing family holiday at this beautiful holiday home. For more holiday homes, see 10 Best Holiday Homes on Vanua Levu.