Advice on Choosing a Holiday Home in Fiji
Enjoy your own piece of paradise in one of the holiday homes in Fiji. If you prefer a more private and independent Fiji holiday experience, then holiday homes are often the best choice of accommodation. Hell, a holiday home doesn’t even need to be an independent experience when luxury holiday homes in Fiji come with in-house chefs, babysitters and a variety of tours! We’ll give you some advice on choosing a holiday home in Fiji, taking into account facilities and locations, in the guide below.
Things You Need to Know About Staying in a Holiday Home in Fiji
- Holiday homes in Fiji book up fast for the high season, which is between June and August, as well as Easter and Christmas
- Some holiday homes in Fiji are a little out of town, so consider hiring a car
- Holiday homes are some of the very few accommodations in Fiji with self-catering facilities. Learn about buying groceries in the Guide to Food Shopping in Fiji
- Holiday homes greatly differ in their inclusions so be sure to compare inclusions, as well as the price
- Check out some examples in the 10 Beautiful Holiday Homes in Fiji.
How Many Does the Holiday Home Sleep and What is the Cost?
Holiday homes in Fiji come in the form of villas with a private pool, beach houses and family-style homes. Generally, the larger and more lavish the holiday home is, the more expensive the nightly rate is. Some holiday homes even come with in-house chefs, regular housekeeping and a range of activities to keep guests entertained.
However, one of the major aspects to consider is how many a holiday home sleeps, as there is rarely a need to go over budget for a home with more space than you need.
Holiday homes in Fiji range from sleeping two people in a one-bedroom studio-style beach house to 14 people across five-bedroom villas. You’ll find humble holiday homes ranging in price from FJ$70 per night on Airbnb to luxury holiday home villas typically cost around FJ$580+ per night, so you’ll really find something to suit every style and budget in Fiji.
Where is it Located and How to Get There?
Holiday homes can be found across just about every island group in Fiji, except the Lau Islands, the Yasawa Islands and Kadavu. The largest abundance of holiday homes is definitely in Fiji’s more developed islands, such as Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, while you also have the rare find in the Mamanuca Islands.
We first recommend choosing the destinations which appeal to you using the following guides:
- The Complete Guide to Nadi
- The Complete Guide to the Coral Coast
- The Guide to Beqa & Pacific Harbour on a Budget
- The Guide to Suva on a Budget
- The Guide to the Suncoast on a Budget
- The Guide to the Mamanuca Islands on a Budget
- The Guide to the Lomaiviti Islands on a Budget
- The Guide to Vanua Levu on a Budget
- The Guide to Taveuni on a Budget.
Next, you need to consider what your budget and time in Fiji allow for travel. Staying on the mainland, Viti Levu, often means a cheaper and quicker holiday than when staying on one of the outer islands. Compare your overwater travel options in The Guide to Travelling in Fiji by Ferry and The Complete Guide to Flights in Fiji.
Finally on location, a holiday home holiday usually means a more independent getaway than what you might experience in a resort. With this in mind, you’ll need to choose a holiday with proximity to shops for self-catering, as well as attractions. As quite a few holiday homes in Fiji are a little out of town, you might want to consider hiring a car throughout your stay.
What’s Included in Your Stay?
While some holiday home facilities are simply all your home essentials, others are full holiday experience.
The vast majority of holiday homes in Fiji have self-catering facilities. This usually includes a full kitchen with at least a stovetop, toaster, kettle, fridge and microwave, although an oven and other kitchen appliances may be included. Tap water is generally safe to drink in Fiji’s main towns, but if staying elsewhere, be sure to boil water before drinking it.
Typically Included Facilities
These are the facilities that are almost always included in your holiday home in Fiji:
- Car parking (if on an island with roads)
- Hot water
- Fans or air-conditioning
- Insect screens on the windows or mosquito nets
- Basic kitchen
- Beds with linen provided
- Bathroom with a shower, toilet and sink
- Fully furnished lounge and dining area.
Additional Services and Facilities
Some, but not all, of Fiji’s holiday homes include additional services. Take a look at the services and facilities below and pick the ones you require to keep in mind when comparing holiday homes:
- Ocean views
- Outside deck or verandah
- Swimming pool
- Plunge pool
- Tea and coffee
- Washing machine
- Fresh seasonal fruit and/or breakfast supplies
- In-house chef or meal delivery
- In-house tours or activities for guests
- Watersports equipment, like snorkelling gear and kayaks
- Airport transfers.