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10 Best Hotels in the Yasawa Islands

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Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands

No wonder you’re feeling the allure of the lush tropical island peppering the crystal clear waters of the Yasawa Group. Situated on the northwestern side of Fiji’s 333 islands, the Yasawa Islands is an idyllic tropical escape with a wealth of accommodation options to stay in paradise. In this list of hotels in the Yasawa Islands, we’ll give you a great selection of places to stay. Note that the term “hotel” is not often used to describe the accommodation in the Yasawa Islands – more commonly accommodation is referred to as resorts and lodges. For more accommodation options, take a look at our 10 Best Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

For more information, take a look at our Complete Guide to the Yasawa Islands.

1. Naqalia Lodge

Get a real slice of Fiji at this community-owned resort on Wayalailai Island. Naqalia Lodge offers something for budget travellers with their Gardenview Bure, dorms and tent sites. Join in on the daily adventures of shark feeding, spearfishing and kayaking or simply kick back in the shaded hammocks. The resort even offers a honeymoon and wedding packages to celebrate that special occasion. See more hotels like this in our 10 Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

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2. Boathouse Nanuya

Not much beats sitting on the restaurant deck of the Boathouse Nanuya hotel overlooking the ocean. As well as offering private twin/double rooms and dorm rooms, the hotel is the only establishment in the Yasawas with an ATM, convenience store, sports bar and day spa. The hotel is popular with boaties, making it a great place to tie up and rewind. For more resorts like this, see our 10 Budget Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands.

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3. Nabua Lodge

For an intimate stay in a boutique lodge, check out Nabua Lodge on Nacula Island. The lodge has two bures with a double bed, single bed and shared facilities, as well as two dorm rooms. It’s the perfect place to disconnect and unwind, partly because the electricity generator turns off late at night. Activities at the lodge include beach volleyball, coconut husking, fish feeding, walks, kayaking and snorkelling.

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4. Safe Landing Eco-Lodge

Fresh and comfortable dorms, double rooms, family bures and great prices await at the Safe Landing Eco-Lodge. See what Fiji time is all about at this relaxing resort with a beach and bar serving authentic Fijian meals.

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5. Natabe Retreat

Looking for seclusion in your own piece of paradise? You might just find it at the Natabe Retreat on Tavewa Island. Get that “resort experience” but with complete tranquillity in this private home. The retreat with three guest rooms can be booked out for a secluded couples getaway to a family holiday accommodating up to six people. Your activities and dining are all organised for you on request, just sit back and enjoy Fiji time.

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6. Barefoot Kuata Island Resort

A resort with a big emphasis on conservation and adventurous tropical escapes, Barefoot Kuata is well worth considering for nature lovers. Stay in one of the quirky Safari Rooms or Beachfront Bures. There are even dorms for the budgeting backpacker. While there are three swimming pools to make use of, the best one is out of your back door at the beach with superb snorkelling. A highlight of the resort is shark snorkelling and scuba diving.

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7. Octopus Resort

We’d go as far as to say it’s impossible not to have fun at Octopus Resort. Not only are you spoiled for choice with activities, but the accommodation on offer really meets all traveller type, from comfort bunnies to budget travellers. Families can make use of the kids’ club services, while backpackers will love the lively party nights under the stars.

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8. Yasawa Island Resort & Spa

Yes, there are luxury hotels in the Yasawa Islands too and the Yasawa Island Resort & Spa is a fabulous option. All their villas boast contemporary comforts with traditional Fijian touches making a stunning place to rest for the night after days of indulging in spa treatments, scuba diving and engaging with the local culture through kava ceremonies and cooking demonstrations. See more options like this in our 5 Luxury Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

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9. Mantaray Island Resort

Swim with giant manta rays or at one of the other spectacular dive sites near the Mantaray Island Resort. The resort offers the perfect mix of doing as little or as much as you like with plenty of places to relax and soak up the sun, as well as exciting water, land and cultural activities. There is a wide range of accommodation types to choose from, from luxurious Beachfront Villas to the Paradise dorm.

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10. Oarsman’s Bay Lodge

One worth stopping by on the backpacker route, Oarsman’s Bay Lodge is situated on a long-stretching beach on Naculu Island. Run by a Fijian family, the local culture is very accessible here with activities including village tours, school visits and coconut demonstrations. Accommodation options include private bures suitable for couples and families, as well as an 11-bed dorm with a large balcony.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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