Cheap Accommodation on Kadavu
Admittedly, Fiji’s fourth largest island does not have a huge offering for backpackers and budget travellers. Student groups like Tamarillo Active Travel and the multi-day kayaking tour with Astrolabe Reef Outrigger Adventures both have exclusive cheap accommodations camping and staying in villages. But if you’re organising your own stay on Kadavu, you have a few inexpensive BnBs and homestays in Vunisea for under FJ$100 per night. However, we have also made sure to list a few of the cheapest resort options, bearing in mind that they come with a wealth of inclusions to help justify the cost. Expect the cheapest accommodation rates at these resorts to be around FJ$300 per person per night. Check them out in this list of budget accommodation on Kadavu.
While you’re here, get more advice in The Guide to Kadavu on a Budget.
1. Navutovuto Accommodation
Just a three-minute walk from Vunisea Dock and 10 minutes from Vunisea Beach, Navutovuto Accommodation makes for some affordable and convenient accommodation when arriving on Kadavu. Private queen rooms and the slightly more affordable twin rooms are simple but do the job for your first or last night on Kadavu. All rates include breakfast, while there is a kitchen and a lounge available in this guesthouse style accommodation.
2. Bui’s Homestay
Get the Fijian homestay experience soon after landing on Kadavu at Bui’s Homestay. The spare room in this Fijian family home sleeps up to two guests in a double bed with shared bathroom facilities. The homestay is typical of your Fijian village homestay – a far cry from a resort experience apart from the warm hospitality. Authentic Fijian breakfasts and dinner are included in the irresistible rate. Activities at the homestay include drinking kava, visiting two waterfalls and hiking. See more things to do around in 10 Things to Do in Kadavu.
3. Kini’s BnB
There are six bedrooms available at this BnB in Vunisea. Choose between a private double room, twin room or a triple with a queen and one single bed. Kini is your host, offering a spacious home on the beachfront about five minutes drive from the airport. There is a kitchen and five bathrooms. Check out activities around the island in 10 Free & Cheap Things to Do on Kadavu.
4. Matana Beach Resort
While there are no “backpacker” resorts on Kadavu, some resorts are cheaper than others, offering good value considering all meals are included, as well as complimentary use of watersports equipment and resort transfer. For instance, Matana Beach Resort offers some of your cheapest resort prices on the islands with prices depending on room occupancy (it’s cheaper per person for four people in a quad room than one person in a single room). The resort is Kadavu’s longest-running, offering 10 bures (bungalows) for solo travellers up to families across two bedrooms. There’s direct access to the beach and other resort facilities from the dining/lounge room to the dive shop. Electricity supply is limited with an inverter system used throughout the night to power fans and lights. Matana also includes wedding and honeymoon stays for couples. See 5 Best Wedding & Honeymoon Accommodation on Kadavu for more information.
5. Oneta Resort
With a minimum of four nights-stay, Oneta Resort’s accommodation rates are affordable (for Kadavu) as they include the airport transfer, all meals, WiFi and use of non-motorised watersports equipment. The best-value accommodation is the Archway Group Bure with six single beds separated by hanging bamboo mats for a little privacy. A minimum of three people is needed to book out this bure. Free activities at this resort on Ono Island include snorkelling at the House Reef, hiking trails and kayaking. Find out more about staying here as a family in 8 Best Family Resorts on Kadavu.
6. Mai Dive Astrolabe Reef
Finally on Ono Island, Mai Dive Astrolabe Reef Resort is also worth considering as a slightly cheaper resort option. Accommodation rates include all meals, morning and afternoon tea, and use of non-motorised watersports equipment. Bures are ideal for couples, groups and families with hot water showers, private decks and 24-hour electricity. Scuba diving at the Great Astrolabe Reef is the main activity on offer here, but you can well get caught up in the adventure activity offerings which each comes at an added cost.