Which Lodges to Stay in Fiji
Forget busy resorts and expensive hotel rooms, the lodges in Fiji provide a much more affordable stay in paradise. The term “lodge” is used rather loosely in Fiji, varying from budget lodges with guest rooms and communal facilities to resort-style lodges with individual bures (bungalows), as well as dorm rooms. Either way, we list some of our favourite lodges in Fiji in this article!
1. Naveria Heights Lodge
A boutique lodge overlooking the tranquil bay of Savusavu in Fiji’s less-visited Vanua Levu, Naveria Heights Lodge provides a special retreat for couples and health junkies. The lodge offers health, wellness and fitness programs, as well as three well-appointed guest rooms decorated in a subtle Fijian style. Guests have access to the lodge’s treetop plunge pool, relaxing guest lounge and tropical bar. Check out more accommodations nearby in the 10 Best Resorts on Vanua Levu.
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2. Naqalia Lodge
Get off the beaten track and stay in the village-scattered island of Wayalailai in the Yasawa Islands. Naqalia Lodge will be your temporary and affordable home on the island, offering a selection of bures nestled in gardens, as well as backpacker dormitories and campsites. Your stay includes three Fijian-style meals a day, as well as a smorgasbord of activities from island hikes to spearfishing to kayak tours. Check out more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in the Yasawa Islands.
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3. Safe Landing Eco-Lodge
Another top choice in the Yasawa Islands, Safe Landing Eco-Lodge makes it easy to find your own space with hammocks scattered across its beachfront location. The budget lodge offers bures and dorms on Nacula Island at the end of the famous Blue Lagoon where it’s possible to take boat trips to the Sawa-i-Lau Caves, do some snorkelling, or visit the nearby village of Naisisili where many of your lodge staff have lived all their lives.
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4. Safari Lodge
Located on Nananu-i-Ra Island off Viti Levu’s Suncoast, Safari Lodge is a place for the active travellers, renowned for its windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and more. The lodge offers affordable accommodation for backpackers to families with its range of dorms, private rooms and separate villas. Not only do the activities here allow you to harness the power of the elements, but the accommodation boasts using 100% renewable energy from its own solar farm. Check out more accommodation like this in the 8 Best Budget Accommodation on the Suncoast.
5. Gecko Lodge
A more budget option in Vanua Levu’s Savusavu, Gecko Lodge provide guesthouse-style accommodation with three guest rooms available. Choose from either an oceanview studio or a garden studio both with private decks to soak in the stunning island landscapes. The lodge elevated on the hillside is just a 1km (0.6-mile) walk from Savusavu town centre where you’ll be able to pick up supplies to make use of the communal kitchen. Check out more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation on Vanua Levu.
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6. Bluewater Lodge
Offering an excellent base in Nadi’s Wailoaloa Beach for travellers on a budget, Bluewater Lodge effortlessly kickstarts your Fiji time. Relax by the outdoor swimming pool, walk down the road to Wailoaloa Beach, and plan the rest of your trip with ease thanks to the free WiFi. Stay in one of the dorms, private double or private twins with shared facilities or opt for an ensuite double room for more privacy. Check out more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Nadi.
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7. Maravu Lodge
If your travels in Fiji bring you to the “Garden Island”, i.e. Taveuni, be sure to consider Maravu Lodge. What was once a five-star resort has been shaped into a humble lodge with private rooms and dorms, as well as private villas and bures. The lodge is surrounded in Taveuni’s lush tropical forest, boasting an outdoor pool in the gardens and an onsite restaurant/cafe with a fully stocked bar. Check out more accommodation like this in the 7 Best Budget Accommodation on Taveuni.
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8. Oarsman’s Bay Lodge
Your lodge offering in the Yasawas never ends, with another delightful option being the Oarsman’s Bay Lodge. In the far-flung northern tip of the Yasawa Islands, Oarsman’s Bay Lodge provides a more upmarket retreat compared to some of the other lodges in the area. Stay in one of the deluxe bures or opt for the light and airy dormitory. Either way, guests here can enjoy trips to the Sawa-i-Lau Caves, go snorkelling in the Blue Lagoon, go scuba diving, handline fishing and much more.
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9. Bay View Barbers Lodge
Stay in Savusavu at the Bay View Barbers Lodge in Vanua Levu. The lodge offers a variety of rooms to suit just about any style of non-fussy traveller. Choose from budget single rooms, king suites with sea views, family rooms, family apartments and the list goes on. As the name suggests, the Bay View Barbers Lodge has excellent views of Savusavu Bay. All rooms are hotel-style with an ensuite bathroom, a TV, air-conditioning and hot drink-making facilities.
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10. White Sandy Beach Lodge
Your final Yasawa Island budget lodge can be found at the White Sandy Beach Lodge on Naviti Island. The Fijian family-run lodge/resort sits on the end of the picturesque Korovou Beach featuring bures and a dorm building set among the coconut palms. There’s a restaurant on-site to complete your budget resort holiday.
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