Stay in Cheap Accommodation in Fiji!
As cliche as it sounds, Fiji’s budget accommodation can only be described as “cheap and cheerful”! While style and facilities might not “wow” like some of Fiji’s more lavish accommodation, you will still be met by the famous Fijian smile and well looked after. What’s more, you’ll still get the five-star location thanks to Fiji’s budget beachfront resorts or perhaps a cultural experience in one of Fiji’s amazing village homestays. We go through a variety of options across the islands in this list of the best budget accommodation in Fiji!
For more budget trip advice, check out The Guide to Fiji on a Budget D234.
1. Octopus Resort
Head to the Yasawa Islands and you have quite an overwhelming choice of budget accommodations, one being the Octopus Resort. Aside from their mid-range bures (bugalows) on the beach, the resort also offers something for the budget-conscious traveller with “Daves Dorm” and a range of budget private double rooms – all with the benefits of a mid-range resort with an action-packed itinerary of free and cheap activities! Get stuck into yoga, guided walks, crab racing and nightly entertainment at the bar. Check out more options in the area in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands.
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2. Bamboo Backpackers
Many budget travellers’ go-to when first arriving in Nadi is the fun and affordable Bamboo Backpackers. The beachfront hostel at Wailoaloa Beach offers airport transfers straight to their resort complete with a pool, cheap eats at Cafe Bamboo, a beach bar with live Fijian music, and much more. They also know how to keep guests entertained with kava parties, volleyball sessions and can organise affordable island excursions. In between the action, stay in one of their private rooms or one of the dorm rooms. Check out more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Nadi.
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3. Beachcomber Island Resort
Beachcomber Island Resort is set on a staple picture-perfect island of Fiji, with a lush palm centre lined by white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. What’s more, it’s incredibly easy to get to from Port Denarau, the Anchorage Beach Resort at Vuda Point or Lautoka. Accommodation ranges from real cheap, like the mixed and female dorms, to affordable luxury in a private lodge. Wherever you decide to stay, all guests (and daytrippers) get to enjoy the activities the island has to offer, including scuba diving, fishing and some free land and sea activities. See more like this in the 5 Best Budget Accommodation on the Mamanuca Islands.
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4. Mango Bay Resort
Get the full Fiji holiday resort experience for only a fraction of the price at the Mango Bay Resort. Nestled in tropical gardens of the Coral Coast, the stunning beachfront and garden villas blend in with the surroundings with their thatched roofs. The freestanding villas cater from couples to families, each with a private outdoor bathroom. You’ll get your dose of pool time at their beachfront lagoon pool with a swim-up bar, as well as your dose of culture with kava ceremonies, Fijian cooking classes and craft lessons. Check out more options nearby in the 9 Best Budget Accommodation on the Coral Coast.
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5. Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat
In Vanua Levu (or accessible from Taveuni), you’ll struggle to find cheaper than the Jungle Tents at the Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat. Do a spot of glamping with a double bed, seating area, solar lamp, lockbox, a bedside table in the accommodation’s safari tents. It’s a place to really disconnect from the rest of the world (unless you want to charge your devices in the main office between morning and lunch) and take part in some of the complimentary activities to keep the costs down during your stay. Check out more options in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation on Vanua Levu.
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6. Maravu Lodge
The most comprehensive budget accommodation on the island Taveuni, Maravu Lodge has something for everyone between the private villas and lodge with dorms and private rooms. You’ll be well looked after here with an on-site restaurant/cafe, as well as a swimming pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens. What’s more, Maravu Lodge is only a short walk from the Matei’s shops, eateries and beaches. Check out the 7 Best Budget Accommodation on Taveuni for more budget options.
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7. Safe Landing Eco-lodge
Live the real island life at this relaxing budget resort in the Yasawa Islands. Fresh and comfortable dorms, double rooms and family bures await at the Safe Landing Eco-Lodge where you’ll be able to embrace Fiji time by relaxing in one of the many hammocks on the beach, hang out at the bar and try authentic Fijian meals from your local hosts. Activities here include a lovo (food cooked in an underground oven), village visits, weaving and fishing.
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8. McDonald’s Nananu Beach Cottages
Located on the island of Nananu-i-Ra, McDonald’s Nananu Beach Cottages are one of many budget accommodations available on the Suncoast. The cottages are on the absolute beachfront, providing excellent swimming and snorkelling. Your options here are the spacious self-contained cottages, affordable yet simple twin rooms, or the ultra-cheap dormitory. McDonald’s offers a great mix of free and paid activities, from complimentary kayaking around the island to spectacular scuba diving in the Bligh Water!
9. Sunrise Lagoon Homestay
Aside from lodges and resorts, another incredibly affordable option for budget travellers in Fiji is homestays. For instance, Sunrise Lagoon Homestays is one of Fiji’s most comprehensive homestay options with six-bed dormitories and double bures with breakfast included and only FJ$15 per meal! You will be staying in a real Fijian village in the Yasawa Islands where culture is at the centre of this experience. Check out our 10 Budget Homestays in the Yasawa Islands for more options.
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10. Town House Apartment Hotel
Finally, for staying in Fiji’s “Big Smoke”, the Town House Apartment Hotel is worth considering with its simple yet comfortable rooms, great-value food, and central location. The budget hotel has a range of self-contained apartments for the self-caterer, as well as basic twin and double rooms – some recently-renovated so be sure to ask for those rooms. Check out more options in Fiji’s capital in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Suva.
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