FIJI ISLAND ACCOMMODATION
Mamanuca and Yasawa Island Resorts
How many nights can you handle in paradise?
Awesome Adventures Fiji identifies three different levels of accommodation in the Yasawa Islands and the Mamanuca Island properties that we visit. We do this to suit different tastes and budgets, and to make it easy when deciding which Fiji island resorts are for you.
CHECK OUT OUR ISLAND ESCAPES OR READ ABOUT WHAT TO EXPECT BELOW.
Fiji Island Resort Accommodation – What to Expect
The Yasawa Islands have that special remote and ‘untouched’ feeling to them. The resorts range in budget and style from very basic to very up-market. To help make sense of the Fiji accommodation, we have created our own local grading system of 1, 2 and 3 coconuts. Hey, it’s not foolproof but it will help!
One thing all these resorts have in common is they are all set in stunning locations. You’ll mix and mingle with the local Yasawa villagers as most of the resorts are owned and operated by Fijians.
The accommodation in the Yasawa Islands is share twin/double rooms called BURES. Most resorts also offer dorm accommodation, perfect for meeting other travellers and the more up-market resorts have large, more luxurious villas.
Properties have generators, so you’ll have electricity from sunset ‘til midnight and generally for the first part of the morning. The local power socket is the same as for Australia and New Zealand.
In most properties the beds will either have mosquito nets or the windows have screens, but we always recommend bringing along insect repellent!
Note: all properties have a minimum 2 night stay.
1 Coconut accommodation - dorms and bures
If you need a hair dryer, these are not for you. The accommodation is basic, but the beautiful location will make up for that! Usually these resorts do not have hot water, but the local water supply is tepid. You'll be more likely to have a fan than air conditioning. Bring your own towel, soap and other necessities. All these resorts are run by Yasawan Fijians who love hosting you and sharing their lives with you. Meals are included in the price. Visit our Fiji Island Escapes to view 1 coconut accommodation.
2 Coconut accommodation - dorms and bures
The 2 coconut Yasawa resorts are more modern properties with a higher standard of accommodation and amenities than the one coconut accommodation. But they still have a strong Fijian flavour, which will make you feel welcome and immersed in the Fijian culture. You will have either fan or air conditioning and meals are included. Visit our Fiji Island Escapes to view 2 coconut accommodation.
3 Coconut accommodation - bures only
If you're looking for a small resort, offering a personal experience at great value prices then these are for you. On arrival at these Yasawa resorts, you’ll enjoy a welcome cocktail and you can treat yourself at the bar and to a la carte or buffet dining. Many properties have a meal package plan, which you pay to the resort. All rooms have air conditioning or fan, ensuite bathrooms with all necessities and towels supplied. All are in beautiful, often secluded locations, right on the beach. Visit our Fiji Island Escapes to view three coconut accommodation.
FIJI FOOD AND MEALS
Fijian meals offer a fantastic way to experience the culture of the Fijians. Eating at the resort where you’re staying is generally the only choice – there are no restaurants around the corner. In some cases there are other resorts within walking distance where you can dine, but this is rare.
The style of meals varies within the three coconut tiers, but not surprisingly the general rule of thumb is the dearer the property, the better the dining experience you can expect. Having said that you’ll get some great meals at even the 1 coconut properties (especially the ‘lovos’ where food is cooked in the ground).
1 & 2 coconut Property Meals
Meals are included in the accommodation price and the packages, unless otherwise specified. Meals are served at specific times of the day and are simple and filling. The 2 coconut properties generally offer more variety and courses.
3 coconut Property Meals
Meals are not included in the accommodation price (except at Beachcomber). Resorts offer meals on either an a la carte basis (some nights buffets) on a pay as you go basis or in a “Meal Package” which must be purchased for the duration of your stay. Prices are per person per day and are paid directly to the Resort.