Stay with Locals on the Suncoast
You don’t have to pay resorts or tour companies to take you on a village visit. Experience it in the most authentic way possible with a homestay on the Suncoast. Welcoming Fijian and Indo-Fijian hosts show you true Fijian hospitality by opening their spare bedrooms to visitors, often offering home-cooked meals and breakfasts. Stay in the towns of Ba, Lautoka or in Rakiraki Village in what will not only be a real Fiji experience but an extremely affordable stay. Check out some of our top picks with this list of homestays on the Suncoast.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Guide to the Suncoast on a Budget. Plus, find more budget accommodation options in 8 Best Budget Accommodation on the Suncoast. Or, if you prefer private holiday homes, see our 5 Best Holiday Homes on the Suncoast.
1. Jioji & Alisi’s Place
One of the highest-rated Fijian village homestays on Airbnb, Jioji & Alisi’s Place is definitely worth trying to book – if it’s not already full. The large family home is based in Rakiraki Village where you’ll be able to enjoy all the customs and hospitality that comes with staying in a Fijian village – including presenting a sevusevu (gift) to the village chief. Find out more in Fiji Village Etiquette: What to Do When Visiting a Fijian Village. The couple also owns a dive shop so scuba diving is definitely on the cards, while you’ll also get to enjoy Fijian cuisine with the family each night for a small extra cost. The space sleeps two guests in a double bed with a private bathroom. This property also features in our 10 Authentic Village Stays in Fiji.
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2. Bula Bed Breakfast Beach in Ba Fiji
Another affordable option lies in the sugar cane town of Ba. Stay at the Bula Bed Breakfast situated on the highest point of the town for excellent ocean views. The property is sheltered from noise and surrounded by rural landscapes, making a peaceful retreat for the night. You will be staying with your hosts, Navi and Tara who will welcome you with true Fijian hospitality.
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3. Delailomaloma Residence
Stay with a very accommodating family on the outskirts of Lautoka at the Delailomaloma Residence. Up to two guests can stay in a private bedroom with a double bed and a private bathroom. The house is spacious and home to a school teacher, his wife and children who are excited to meet new guests. The accommodation is simple but super affordable making it ideal for a short stay in Lautoka.
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4. Paradise Holiday Home
For a cheap homestay while passing through Lautoka, consider the Paradise Holiday Home. You’ll get a super affordable private room in a genuine Indo-Fijian home. There’s a shared dining and kitchen area where you are free to spruce up your own meals (we recommend produce from the Lautoka Market). While your room isn’t anything fancy, it’s at a price that’s hard to beat. Check out more homestay options in our list of the 5 Best Homestays on the Suncoast.
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5. House Residential
Join Ana and her Fijian family just a short drive away from downtown Lautoka at House Residential. Spend as much or as little time with the family as you like with shared spaces such as the living room, balcony with a sea view, a kitchen and dining area where you can take them up on the offer for Fijian home-cooked meals for a small fee per night. Or make use of your own private balcony leading from your room. Ana also offers pick-ups from the airport for a reasonable fee. Breakfast is also included, as is a seafood lunch on a Saturday. The property is suitable for a couple sharing a double bed in a private room.