© Palmlea Farm Fiji
© Palmlea Farm Fiji

10 Most Unique Accommodation in Fiji

© Palmlea Farm Fiji

Unique Stays in Fiji

Fiji is already a special island destination with unique cultures, activities and more. But if you want to make your stay here extra special, why not stay in one of Fiji’s unique resorts, homestays, beach houses, treehouses and something else? We go over the most unique accommodation in Fiji in the list below…

1. Gipsea

The ocean is a core part of Fiji life, so it only makes sense to stay on it during your visit! Gipsea is a 46ft yacht moored just off the sandy shores of Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi. While she has sailed extensively throughout the South Pacific, she’s now yours for the night as a unique accommodation in Fiji. Sure, you won’t be going anywhere but it’s a fun experience to be had being rocked to sleep by the gentle ocean waters. The yacht has a kitchen, toilet, an outdoor shower and a lounge area. There are lilos out on the deck should you want to kick back under the stars. Check out similar but different accommodation in the 5 Unique Boat Stays in Fiji.

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10 Most Unique Accommodation in Fiji© Gipsea

2. Palmlea Farms Lodge & Bures

Beach resorts: you can’t get away from them in Fiji except in the case of Palmlea Farms Lodge & Bures. This working organic farm provides an alternative resort experience where you can meet the cute farm animals, like goats and chickens, and tour the orchards of tropical produce. As for accommodation, stay in one of the traditional eco-bures made with true Fijian flair. That’s not to say that there aren’t your standard resort options available, with more luxurious villas on the menu, as well as kayaking in the bay and a 25m (80ft) swimming pool on site. Check out more accommodation sharing the island of Vanua Levu with Palmlea in the 10 Best Resorts on Vanua Levu.

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10 Most Unique Accommodation in Fiji© Palmlea Farm Fiji

3. Yasawa Homestays Glamping

Homestays are everywhere in Fiji, so they certainly aren’t unique. However, should you want to make your village stay more original, stay in a glamping tent with Yasawa Homestays. Wake up on the hilltop of Nanuya Lailai Island in the Yasawas inside your canvas glamping tent outfitted with a queen-sized mattress and solar lighting. You will be hosted by a local village where you’ll dine with local families and experience Fiji village life. Check out more like this in the 10 Best Homestays in Fiji, as well as more glamping options in the 6 Best Glamping Accommodations in Fiji.

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10 Most Unique Accommodation in Fiji© Glamping Tent

4. Grand Pacific Hotel

There’s nowhere like the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji’s only five-star hotel. Standing as an iconic heritage building on the capital’s waterfront, the Grand Pacific Hotel is home to luxury heritage rooms with colonial flair, some of which are named after their most prestigious guests, such as Queen Elizabeth. The 100+-year-old hotel is adorned with several fabulous restaurants and Suva’s only fine dining establishment, as well as the indulgent Bliss Spa. See how this compares to some of Fiji’s other hotels in the 10 Best Hotels in Fiji.

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10 Most Unique Accommodation in Fiji© Matthias Suessen on Wikipedia

5. Matangi Private Island Resort

Set on its own private island in the less-visited Taveuni island group, Matangi Private Island Resort is an adults-only getaway with a difference. One of the resort’s accommodation offerings is a split-level treehouse suspended in the tropical jungle. What’s more, the island’s three treehouses are wrapped in luxury, consisting of 79m2 (850ft2) of a private deck, an outdoor lava rock shower, an outdoor spa pool, a four-poster king-sized bed, and much much more. Check out more like this in the 10 Best Adult-Only Resorts in Fiji.

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10 Most Unique Accommodation in Fiji© Matangi Private Island Resort

6. Likiliku Lagoon Resort

Winding across a turquoise ocean lagoon, the overwater bures of the Likuliku Lagoon Resort provide a unique stay in Fiji. Sure, there are other overwater bungalows in Fiji, which we list in the 5 Best Overwater Bungalows in Fiji, but the bungalows at Likuliku Lagoon are the only ones constructed with traditional Fijian flair. Their thatched rooves and construction of materials that are unique to the local region are really on-theme. You’ll find this exclusive accommodation in the Mamanuca Islands along with the 10 Best Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.

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10 Most Unique Accommodation in Fiji© Likuliku Lagoon Resort

7. Reef Endeavour

One of only two small cruise ships in Fiji, the Reef Endeavour is the ship of Captain Cook Cruises. Sail the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands on one of their weekly sailings or join one of their exclusive voyages to the less-visited outer islands across Fiji. The Reef Endeavour has four levels of accommodation from the simple cabins to the more luxurious Ocean Staterooms and Tabua Suites. Cruises are all-inclusive, giving you a full holiday experience as you island-hop around Fiji. Learn more about this cruise in The Guide to Cruises Around Fiji.

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10 Most Unique Accommodation in Fiji© Captain Cook Cruises

8. Go Native Fiji Beach House

Bungalows on the beach are nothing new in Fiji, but a lonely beach house on a beach all to yourself with only a local village nearby – that’s pretty unique. The Go Native Fiji Beach House in Vanua Levu is a full-timber studio-style hut on the beach with a rooftop deck and a white sand beach on your doorstep. It’s the perfect place to do some outdoor cooking and spend an evening stargazing around a beach bonfire. The local village offers services to do your laundry, go horseback riding, visit waterfalls and more.

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10 Most Unique Accommodation in Fiji© Go Native Fiji Beach House

9. Nukubati Private Island

Did you know you can hire an entire private island in Fiji? One of the limited islands available to hire is Nukubati Island just off the coast of Vanua Levu. The island is home to a boutique resort catering to up to 14 guests. The hire includes all meals, daily Champagne, use of non-motorised watersports gear and airport transfers from Labasa.

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10 Most Unique Accommodation in Fiji© Nukubati Private Island

10. Dolphin Island

Finally, the hilltop sleepout on the private Dolphin Island provides another unique accommodation experience in Fiji. Couples can stay in the open-air bure on the island, which is beautifully designed with local timbers, a thatched roof and lit by lanterns and candles for a rustic-meets-luxury experience. Find this accommodation on the Suncoast along with the 10 Best Resorts on the Suncoast.

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10 Most Unique Accommodation in Fiji© Dolphin Island Fiji


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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