6 Best Family-Friendly Homestays in the Yasawa Islands


Family Homestays in the Yasawas

A homestay in Fiji is one of the best ways to truly experience the Fijian culture. However, finding a homestay with enough room for the whole family is always a mission… Until now! Yes, more and more families are opening up their homes and spare bures (bungalows) to other families, so even your group of four to six will find a place to stay in the Yasawa Islands. Find out where in this list of family-friendly homestays in the Yasawa Islands.

While you’re here, make sure to visit our Guide to the Yasawa Islands for Families. Note that homes in the Yasawas are very basic – far from your resort experience. Also, note that a gift (sevusevu) of yaqona (kava root) is customary to give to the chief when arriving in a village. Check out Fiji Village Etiquette: What to Do When Visiting a Fijian Village for more information.

1. Homestay on Wayasewa (Waya Lailai Island)

Stay with a Fijian family and learn about the local culture with Wais and Ele on Wayasewa Island, also known as Waya Lailai. WaisEle on Airbnb offer their home’s two spare double rooms, welcoming families into their home with warm Fijian hospitality. They can organise activities in the village for a reasonable price, whether it’s learning how to weave, snorkelling with fish (or friendly sharks), visiting the local school, going on a mountain hike or something else! Need more inspiration? Check out the 10 Things to Do in the Yasawa Islands with Kids.

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2. Sunrise Lagoon Homestay

A spectacular Fijian village experience for families awaits at the Sunrise Lagoon Homestay. Choose from quadruple rooms and even a 6-bed dorm room so even larger tribes can enjoy this Fijian village stay with a local family. Taste authentic Fijian food and wander to the famous Blue Lagoon beach, just 30 minutes away.

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3. Yasawa Homestays

Stay a minimum of two nights on Nacula Island in the fantastic Yasawa Homestays. You’ll get just the right balance of mingling with the locals and enjoying your own privacy in one of the Naisisili village’s beachfront bures. Yasawa Homestays offers bures with a double bed and two single beds, while meals are shared with various different families in the village each night. Family activities available include snorkelling on the beachfront reef, hiking on the island and fishing trips with your hosts.

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4. Amele’s Secret Getaway

Located on Naviti Islands, Amele’s Secret Getaway allows families to experience what life is like in Gunu Village while staying in a home with one double bed in one bedroom and two single beds in the other bedroom. Amele’s homestay is famed for its relaxing experience, where snorkelling at the marine conservation area and walks on the beach are some of the ways to spend your “Fiji time“. Meals are extremely affordable allowing you to experience the real cuisine of Fiji.

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5. Ocean View Homestay

Another fantastic village stay on Wayasewa Island is with the Ocean View Homestay. Try the authentic Fijian meals, sunbathe on the beach, wander around the village and watch ancient traditions that still being played out today. Viliame’s homestay listing caters for up to six people, which is great for getting that village stay experience even if your family is a little larger than the average!

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6. Immersion into Village Life Homestay

As the listing name suggests, Imeri welcomes families into her beachfront home to experience “immersion into village life”. The home sleeps four guests across two bedrooms and has a sundeck giving you prime position to watch the sunset across the beach and the children going to school. It’s a relaxed stay on Namara Island in the Yasawas where you’ll get to mingle with the villagers, learn a lot about the Fijian culture from your host, and keep yourselves entertained for your special timeout together.

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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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