Cheap Accommodation on the Suncoast, Fiji
You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a holiday in Fiji. The Suncoast certainly is an example of this thanks to its range of homestays, holiday homes, lodges and resorts ideal for budgeting backpackers, couples and families. Swap characterless resorts for a genuine Fijian experience where almost all the budget accommodation here are run by locals. So here are our top recommendations for budget accommodation on the Suncoast, including Rakiraki, Navala and Lautoka.
While you’re here, you might also be interested in The Guide to the Suncoast on a Budget.
1. The BeeHive Fiji
As well as accommodating honey bees at the on-site bee farm (don’t worry, you won’t be sharing a room with any), The BeeHive Fiji also offers affordable accommodation on the Suncoast. Set among sugar cane plantations, The BeeHive offers a tranquil retreat with an outdoor swimming pool and entertainment area. The accommodation consists of Honey Dorms, sleeping up to five people in one bunk and a double bunk. There is also one Queen Bee room, which is the only private room complete with two queen beds, a single bed and coffee-making facilities.
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2. McDonald’s Nananu Beach Cottages
Located on the island of Nananu-I-Ra, McDonald’s Cottages are one of many budget accommodations available on the island. The cottages are set right on a white sand beach providing excellent swimming and snorkelling. Stay in one of the spacious self-contained cottages, affordable yet simple twin rooms or the ultra-cheap dormitory. There’s a great mix of free and paid activities, from complimentary kayaking around the island to spectacular scuba diving in the Bligh Water – home to rays, sharks, turtles and hundreds of species of fish.
3. Outback Hotel Fiji
Get off the beaten track in the highlands at the Outback Hotel Fiji. Set among manicured gardens about a 20-minute drive from Ba, the Outback Hotel has six self-contained villas, a dormitory and unlimited camping space. Activities at the hotel include trekking, waterfall tours, cave tours, horse riding to Navala Village, a kava ceremony, swimming in the nearby river and much more! It’s truly a place to escape from it all.
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. Holiday Hire Fiji
For great value in Lautoka, take a look at Holiday Hire Fiji. This modern holiday home comes with all the fixings for a home-away-from-home stay. Private bathrooms, free WiFi, living area, kitchen and a terrace overlooking the garden are all included, plus the hosts offer free airport transfers. There are multiple options for couples in a double room, families using up two bedrooms, or all three bedrooms sleeping up to six people. While the home is a little out of town, taxis are cheap enough. See more holiday homes like this in our 5 Best Holiday Homes on the Suncoast.
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6. Safari Lodge
Specialising in adventure sports, Safari Lodge is an excellent choice for backpackers. With kitesurfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, sailing and kayaking all on the menu, there is literally never a dull moment. The resort on Nananu-I-Ra Island holds up to 45 guests among private Beachfront Bures, Ocean View Villas, small yet comfortable Private Rooms and a Dormitory. There is also a Family Room at the rear of the property. Although the cheapest of the accommodation is nothing flash, it still makes a great base for adventure.
7. Bulou’s Eco-Lodge
Run by a retired Fijian couple and their son, Bulou’s Eco-Lodge provides an authentic Fijian experience on the edge of the famous Navala Village. Stay in either a traditional bure in the garden or the 10-bed dormitory where facilities include cold showers, flush toilets but no electricity. Authentic Fijian meals and kava are included in the nightly rate, with activities available for an additional fee. Go horse riding, explore Navala Village and experience bilibili rafting on the Ba River. When arriving in Navala, be prepared with a sevusevu (gift). Find out more in Fiji Village Etiquette: What to Do When Visiting a Fijian Village.
8. Betham’s Beach Cottages
Your final budget accommodation choice on the Suncoast is once again on Nananu-I-Ra. Bethams Beach Cottages consist of a Beachfront Cottage ideal for couples or families, a Private Double Room with ensuite and a Dormitory. The cottages have kitchen facilities, while Betham’s Beach-Front Bure & Bar is open throughout the day serving Fijian, Indian and Western cuisine. Activities include scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing and island walks. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Family Resorts on the Suncoast.