Our coconut grading system for resorts
What does 1 & 2 Coconuts mean?
Awesome Adventures Fiji identifies two different levels of accommodation with our own local grading system: 1, and 2 coconuts. Kind of like 3, 4 or 5 star resort ratings, but a bit more 'Fijian'.
1 Coconut: Backpacker - Dorms, lodges and bures. If you need a hairdryer, these are not for you. Resorts are typically basic but on a beautiful beach. Usually there is no hot water but the local water supply is tepid. Bring your own towel, soap and other necessities. All these resorts are owned and run by Fijians who love hosting and sharing their lives with the guests.
MEALS are included in the accommodation price and packages. Meals are simple and filling, rather than gourmet and are served at specific times of the day. (e.g. breakfast. 8am – 9am) providing an opportunity to meet fellow travellers.
2 Coconut: Backpacker to flashpacker - Dorms, lodges and bures. Generally these are more modern properties with a higher standard of accommodation and amenities than 1 (one) coconut properties but still with a strong Fijian flavour. Ownership and management of these properties is a mix of Fijian and European, with Fijian staff. There’s aircon or fans during generator operating hours. Meals are generally more varied with more courses and of a higher standard than one coconut properties.
MEALS are not included in the accommodation price and packages. There is a compulsory Meal Package price to be paid directly to the Resort at check-in. Meals are served at specific times of the day (e.g. breakfast 8am – 9am) providing an opportunity to meet fellow travellers.
Meal prices shown are for the number of days listed in the itinerary, (not per day). Should extra nights be booked, additional meal prices apply.
NOTE: EVEN WITHIN THE SAME CATEGORY, PROPERTIES AND ROOM TYPES CAN VARY. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH PROPERTY SEE THE ‘FIJI ISLAND ESCAPES’ SECTION.