Choose a Cheaper Resort in Fiji!
Want sand, sea and turquoise tropical waters without paying a premium? Fiji’s budget resorts might not be as “lavish” as some of the other options Fiji is famous for, but they certainly offer five-star locations! So yes, you can get a beach resort holiday on the cheap if head to one of the following budget resorts in Fiji…
For more advice on planning a budge trip, check out The Guide to Fiji on a Budget D234.
1. Mantaray Island Resort
The Yasawa Islands is a mecca for backpackers, offering an array of budget resorts which you can begin to explore in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands. One of the top choices is flashpacker’s paradise, the Mantaray Island Resort. While the resort offers mid-range private bures (bungalows), their Paradise Dorm is one of the best dorm set-ups in the islands. Each of the 32 beds has a private alcove of bunks with air-conditioning! Meals are a little pricier than what’s available at other resorts but Mantaray Island is definitely worth it for a budget “treat yourself” stay!
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2. Ratu Kini Dive Resort
The Mamanuca Islands are a little closer to Nadi Airport, offering a fly-and-flop getaway where one of your budget options is the Ratu Kini Dive Resort. Their private rooms and beachfront cottages are extremely affordable for groups of friends, couples and families, while the backpacker dorms are some of the cheapest in Fiji. And yes, you can even camp here if you have your own tent. While the resort offers an array of exciting activities, particularly scuba diving, you can also find a place to relax by the pool or hit the beaches of Mana Island. Check out more accommodations like this in the 5 Best Budget Accommodation on the Mamanuca Islands.
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3. Maravu Lodge
Maravu Lodge was once a five-star resort on the island of Taveuni, now it’s a humble lodge offering affordable villas and dorms. The resort is set up like a Fijian village, nestled in tropical forest with attractive timber bures. It does have a few holiday luxuries, however, with a licensed bar and restaurant and swimming pool in the gardens. Based on the edge of the island’s main town, Matei, Maravu Lodge is a short walk from the town’s shops, eateries and beaches. Check out more like this in the 7 Best Budget Accommodation on Taveuni.
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4. The Beachhouse
All types of budget travellers, from backpackers to families, are welcome at The Beachhouse. Set on the sands of the stunning Coral Coast, The Beachhouse offers dorm rooms in The Lodge, while the Frangipani Rooms with an ensuite garden bathroom are ideal for honeymooning couples. The beachfront resort boasts a wealth of free, cheap and more pricey experiences with fishing and island trips, scuba diving and jungle treks. Breakfast and afternoon tea are included, while at the end of the day, you get to enjoy the cultural dancing and nightlife. Check out more like this in the 9 Best Budget Accommodation on the Coral Coast.
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5. Uprising Beach Resort
Your one and only resort-style budget accommodation on the Pacific Harbour, also known as Fiji’s “Adventure Capital”, is the Uprising Beach Resort. Stay in one of the traditionally-decorated bures with standard and deluxe options to suit your style and budget. Or save extra by staying in the Tree House Dormitory with shared bathroom facilities. The resort is located on the beach looking out to the Beqa Lagoon, which is your playground for snorkelling, diving and shark encounter tours. Back at base, however, your entertainment includes an outdoor swimming pool, gym, rugby field, restaurant, beach bar, massage bure and free-to-use beach sports equipment. Check out more accommodation in the area in the 5 Best Budget Accommodation on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
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6. Sigasiga Sands Resort
For those looking to get off the beaten track and head to the island of Vanua Levu, consider staying at the Sigasiga Sands Resort. The resort is comprised of private cottages scattered among attractive lawns, palms and tropical flowers just a few steps away from the beach. The resort has plenty to do in between hiring bikes and kayaks, making use of the sports equipment, taking a bushwalk through 40ha (99 acres) of upland forest, doing an Indo-Fijian cooking class or booking onto one of the Vanua Levu must-do activities. Check out more places to stay nearby in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation on Vanua Levu.
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7. Smugglers Cove Beach Resort
A great first and last stop when exploring Fiji is Nadi’s very own Smugglers Cove Beach Resort. Set on the sandy shores of Wailoaloa Beach, Smugglers Cove offers a dizzying array of inclusions, such as free WiFi, luggage storage, kayak hire, airport transfers, beach activities, scuba diving lesson and nightly entertainment. As for rooms, choose from private double rooms, family suites, girls dorms to mixed dorms. Check out more resort options in the 7 Best Backpacker Resorts in Nadi.
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8. Barefoot Kuata Island Resort
Back to the Yasawa Islands, Barefoot Kuata Island Resort caters to all types of budget travellers. There are two types of six-bed dorms, a range of private double rooms and family bures between the beachfront and the tropical gardens. While there’s a huge range of free activities to do, from guided medicine walks to kayaking to the Phantom Rock Caves, the most iconic activities here are snorkelling and scuba diving with sharks.
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9. Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort
Situated on Malolo Island in the Mamanucas and surrounded by some of Fiji’s best surf breaks, Funky Fish Beach & Surf Resort is a fabulous island resort without the expensive rates! Enjoy the chilled out atmosphere around the pool and bar, hit the beach, do some kayaking, play beach volleyball, hike, swim and more. After a day of relaxing or adventuring, kick back in their super affordable dorms or private rooms. You can even treat yourself to a beachfront bure!
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10. Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort
Finally, swap beaches for tropical jungle at the Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort. This peaceful haven in the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park is just a 10-minute drive from downtown Suva, yet offers a wide range of budget accommodation for couples, families and groups. Dine at the on-site restaurant overlooking a tranquil lake or how about a swim in the pool or kayaking on the lake? What’s more, the Colo-i-Suva Forest walks and waterfalls are right on your doorstep. See more options in the area in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Suva.
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