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5 Best Lodges in the Yasawa Islands

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Boutique Lodges in the Yasawa Islands

When you’re somewhere as peaceful as the Yasawa Islands, staying in a boutique lodge gives you the serenity and tranquillity your island getaway deserves. Swap bustling resorts for one of the lodges in the Yasawa Islands where there are only a handful of rooms or bures. Check out some of your best options, both budget and luxury, in this quick list of Yasawa Island lodges!

While you’re here, don’t miss our Complete Guide to the Yasawa Islands, as well as more accommodation options in our 10 Best Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

1. Naqalia Lodge

Looking for a down-to-earth stay at a locally-run lodge? Check out Naqalia Lodge on Wayalailai Island! Dorms, tent sites and garden bures (bungalows) await at this super affordable resort with meals included in the rates. What gets us the most excited about Naqalia is the wealth of adventures available from the lodge, including island hikes, shark feeding, kayak tours, spearfishing, handline fishing, snorkelling, surfing and so much more! The lodge even offers wedding and honeymoon packages. Check out 10 Wedding & Honeymoon Resorts in the Yasawa Islands for more information.

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2. Safe Landing Eco-Lodge

Safe Landing Eco-Lodge is an affordable retreat for any type of traveller thanks to their selection of dorms, double rooms and family bures. See what “Fiji time” is all about at this relaxing resort with a beach and a bar serving authentic Fijian meals. Safe Landing is located on Nacula Island at the edge of the famous Blue Lagoon, making it a great base to visit sites like the Sawa-i-Lau Caves, Fijian villages and snorkelling in the Blue Lagoon.

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3. Nabua Lodge

Unplug and refresh at the affordable Nabua Lodge on Nacula Island. With only nine bures, it never feels too crowded at this family-run lodge. While you’re here, stay in dorm rooms and private lodges suitable for couples and families. Activities at the lodge include beach volleyball, coconut husking, cultural lessons, fish feeding, guided walks, kayaking, snorkelling and simply relaxing in a hammock and taking in the views of this stunning corner of the Blue Lagoon. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Backpacker Resorts in Fiji.

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4. Oarsman’s Bay Lodge

One worth stopping by on the backpacker route, Oarsman’s Bay Lodge is another fantastic lodge on, you guessed it, Nacula Island on the edge of the Blue Lagoon! Run by a Fijian family, the local culture is very accessible here with activities such as village tours and school visits. You will also have access to amazing snorkelling at all tides in the marine-protected lagoon. Accommodation options include private bures for couples and families, as well as an 11-bed dorm.

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5. Natabe Retreat

Looking for seclusion and luxury in your own piece of paradise? You will definitely find it at the Natabe Retreat on Tavewa Island. Get the “luxury resort experience” but with the privacy of your own home. The retreat has three guest rooms that can accommodate up to six people – that’s not to say that the lodge is not ideal for a romantic couples’ getaway too! Your activities and dining are all organised for you on request, just sit back and embrace Fiji time. See more accommodation like this in our 5 Luxury Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

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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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