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10 Best Hotels on Kadavu

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Where to Stay on Kadavu, Fiji

Kadavu is often seen as the final frontier in Fiji with its remote location in the southern region of the archipelago. With that, Kadavu is much less developed than the other islands in Fiji, in turn, offering a more limited range of accommodation. While you won’t find “hotels” per se, instead the island offers guesthouses, BnBs and resorts. We’ll give you a rundown of your options for staying on this island well worth getting to with this list of hotels on Kadavu.

While you’re here, check out The Complete Guide to Kadavu.

1. Navutovuto Accommodation

Perhaps the closest accommodation to hotel accommodation on Kadavu is Navutovuto Accommodation. Just a three-minute walk from Vunisea Dock and 10 minutes from Vunisea Beach, Navutovuto Accommodation makes for some affordable and convenient accommodation when arriving on the island. Private queen rooms and the slightly more affordable twin rooms are simple but do the job for a budget-friendly stay in Vunisea. All rates include breakfast, while there are a kitchen, lounge and shared bathroom facilities. See more like this in 6 Best Budget Accommodation on Kadavu.

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2. Kini’s BnB

There are six bedrooms available at this BnB/guesthouse in Vunisea. Choose between a private double room, twin, or triple with a queen and one single bed. Kini is your host, offering a spacious home on the beachfront about five minutes drive from Vunisea Airport. Facilities include a kitchen and five bathrooms. The accommodation provides more of a “local” experience where your host is usually eager to show guests around.

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3. Matana Beach Resort

Moving onto Kadavu’s more resort-style accommodation, starting with the longest-running resort on the island. Matana Beach Resort is only 10-15 minutes away from the airport by boat making it one of the easiest resorts on Kadavu to get to. The resort lines the white-sand beach and has access to hiking trails, Fijian villages and is sheltered by the winds. There are 10 bures (bungalows) with options for double rooms, twin rooms and family rooms. See more accommodation like this in 8 Best Family Resorts on Kadavu.

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4. Oneta Resort

If you’re looking for remoteness, this resort on Ono Island can certainly provide. Oneta Resort covers 70acres/28ha with six thatched bures and two secluded villas further down the beach. Each bure is unique in design, but still includes polished mahogany floors, a king bed, ensuite bathroom and an outdoor shower. The hero bure of the resort is the Turtle Lair perched on a hilltop overlooking the whole island.

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5. Matava Resort

This resort captures everything a getaway to Kadavu should be: rugged luxury, natural beauty and eco-friendly. Bures at Matava Resort are scattered in seclusion across a hillside complimenting the surroundings with their wooden thatched exterior. There are bures for families, groups but mostly for couples, as honeymooners make up most of their clientele. The Honeymoon Bures sit the highest with a private deck overlooking the ocean from which couples can enjoy a private dining experience. Otherwise, meals are shared family-style on long tables in the main restaurant and bar. See more like this in 5 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts on Kadavu.

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6. Kokomo Private Island

Your sole five-star luxury resort in the Kadavu Group is Kokomo Private Island. After arriving by helicopter or seaplane, you’ll stay in one of 21 Beachfront Villas or five Luxury Residences, each with its own pool, manicured garden and beach access. All types of travellers are catered for here, with wedding planning services, wellness retreats and kids’/teens’ clubs. The resort boasts three restaurants – one surrounding the resort’s pool, a tennis court, a basketball court, a gym and a day spa. See more like this in 7 Best Accommodation on Kadavu for Foodies.

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7. Tiliva Resort

Volunteer at this eco-friendly resort that works closely with the local community to give your trip a purpose. Otherwise, there’s plenty of other ways to enjoy your time at Tiliva Resort, including a good chunk of the Kadavu must-dos. Bures are freestanding with a simple yet fresh interior, private decks, ocean views, ensuite and using biodegradable products. What’s more, WiFi is available and free!

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8. Papageno Resort

Stay in one of the secluded bures nestled in 320acres/130ha of pristine nature at the Papageno Resort. The up-market resort provides more accommodation choices than other resorts on Kadavu, from the most budget Garden Rooms to the most luxurious Royal Oceanfront Bure. Bures are freestanding and are well-separated among the lush gardens and rainforest of the resort with a sweeping beach just moments away.

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9. Mai Dive Astrolabe Reef Resort

Located on Ono Island with the Great Astrolabe Reef on its doorstep, Mai Dive Astrolabe Reef Resort is a popular venture for scuba divers. The Australian-Fijian-run resort offers bures with a “seaside bach” vibe using sustainable local materials in their construction and solar power. Despite its remote location, the food is a high-quality gourmet experience using ingredients from the resort’s own garden.

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[CLOSED] Waisalima Beach Resort & Dive Centre

Waisalima Beach Resort provides a laidback holiday among a beachfront rainforest setting. There are two types of accommodation, the Ensuite Beachfront Bures and the Standard Beachfront Bures with shared facilities. Bures are built in a traditional Fijian fashion and use either wooden or tiles floors combined with large windows to keep them cool.

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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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