The Best Eco-Stays in Fiji
For those of us that want to preserve the natural beauty of the places we visit, this list of eco-resorts in Fiji is for you. More and more of Fiji’s resorts are turning to sustainable practices to ensure their guests have a stunning natural environment to enjoy for years to come. For guests, choosing an eco-resort in Fiji helps offset your carbon footprint and allows you to enjoy a more guilt-free experience in Fiji. Dotted across the islands are several amazing Fiji eco-resorts which are sure to give you the feel-good factor for your holiday.
1. Palmlea Farms Oceanfront Resort
Get off the beaten track to Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest island, and stay in a resort that works on minimising the effects of traditional tourism in Fiji. Palmlea Farms Oceanfront Resort boasts an environmentally friendly resort without losing any of the luxuries of a holiday in Fiji. The resort works with the energy from the sun, fresh water from the mountain and food organically grown in the garden. Palmlea also uses local growers and fishermen to support the local community. See more accommodation near Palmlea in the 10 Best Resorts on Vanua Levu.
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2. Royal Davui Island Resort
Want to indulge in responsible luxury? The Royal Davui Island Resort is just the place. Located in the Beqa Lagoon, just a short boat ride from the Pacific Harbour on the mainland, Davui Island Resort is a boutique resort with an eco-friendly philosophy. Everything from the choice of building materials used to the location of the Vale accommodation has been placed around the island with the environment in mind. All wastewater is treated and used as garden water to protect the surrounding coral reefs. Bedding changes are reduced to every three days, while all of the cleaning products used in the resort are biodegradable. Check out more like this in the 10 Best Resorts on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
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3. Koro Sun Resort
The all-inclusive Koro Sun Resort offers the full resort experience in Fiji with a difference. The resort, based near Savusavu on Vanua Levu (the second largest island north of Fiji’s mainland), has its own organic gardens and aquaculture. Growing a wide range of fruit and vegetables, the resort offers a guilt-free fresh food dining experience, while still having all the luxuries of a normal Fiji resort, from kids clubs to a wonderful rainforest-setting spa.
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4. Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort
Families, couples and solo travellers will all love the Maqai Beach Eco Surf Resort. Found on Qamea Island, just off the “Garden Island” of Taveuni, Maqai Beach Resort boasts a wealth of water activities, from surfing to snorkelling, as well as land-based activities, from Yoga to Fijian massages. It has the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure, all while taking care of the environment with its organic gardens and by using solar power. See more Tavenui-based resorts in the 10 Best Resorts on Taveuni.
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5. Matava Resort
Winning awards such as the Environment/Local Sustainability Award at AON Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards, Silver in the World Responsible Tourism Awards, Asia Pacific’s PADI Green Star Award and more, Matava is a serious contender for being one of the best environmentally-friendly resorts in Fiji! Not only are some of the bures completely solar-powered, but all the accommodation is supplied with solar-heated water. Waste management is kept as eco-friendly as possible, with waste converted and used in their organic garden, plastic, glass and aluminium cans are recycled, and guests are encouraged to dispose of batteries and aerosol cans in their home countries, as Fiji doesn’t have the means of disposing of this kind of waste correctly. From land management to buildings to water supply to working with marine reserves, everything has been thought of to minimise the impact of tourism on the environment at Matava. Find Matava Resort in the southern island group of Kadavu along with these 8 Best Resorts on Kadavu.
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6. Matanivusi Beach Eco Resort
Planned as an eco-resort from the start, Matanivusi Beach Eco Resort has been built with minimal impact on the environment and optimal integration with the local Fijian villagers. Minimal clearing was done to build the main building and the six bures, while native vegetation and been maintained and additional vegetation planted to protect the beach from erosion. On top of that, there is a biolytix waste management system to reduce pollution and waste, rainwater is collected in tanks, waste is recycled and all that good stuff! What’s more, Matanivusi is on the Coral Coast on Viti Levu (Fiji’s main island) making it one of the most accessible eco-resorts in Fiji! See more like this in the 10 Best Resorts on the Coral Coast.
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7. Namosi Eco Retreat
Namosi is not your typical Fiji holiday escape. There’s no palm-fringed beaches, no polished buildings, no free Wifi… It’s an authentic eco and Fijian experience. Situated along the Luva River in the Namosi Highlands (2 hours drive from Suva), Namosi Eco Retreat offers a stay in a reconstructed traditional village. Prepare for an “unplugged” experience with no electronic power available except for solar-powered lighting and an emergency phone. You’ll definitely feel more connected to the local villagers you meet and the forests and fields around you.
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8. Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort
The most affordable eco-resort in Fiji on this list, the Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Eco Resort is the perfect option for budget travellers. The resort is only a 15-minute drive inland from Suva, Fiji’s capital city, yet feels like a world away. The “eco” experience comes more from the peaceful forest setting of the resort, as well as having only a small number of guests at a time. The resort makes a good base for exploring the Suva activities featured in our 10 Super Things to Do in Suva. Plus, check out more accommodation in the 10 Best Hotels in Suva.
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9. Papageno Resort
Escape to the southern Fiji island of Kadavu and enjoy the guilt-free experience of staying in the Papageno Resort. This beachfront resort invests time and resources in local conservation and community projects, as well as choosing sustainable methods to run the resort. Energy is generated through solar, micro-hydro and a backup diesel generator, while the wastewater is passed through a series of septic tanks and beds. Organic waste is composted and food is grown organically and locally.
10. Six Senses Fiji
Six Senses Fiji shows that luxury doesn’t have to come at the expense of the environment. The luxury resort on Malolo Island in the Mamanuca Island group has one of the largest off-grid solar installations using Tesla Battery packs in the Southern Hemisphere. Rainwater is collected, worm-based septic tanks are used, high-quality drinking water is produced with the resorts own reverse osmosis plant and water refinery. Needless to say, the resort grows its own herbs, fruit and vegetables too! For more from this island group, check out the 10 Best Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.