Most Fijian travel agencies require a “deposit” at the time of booking, which is usually a 15-20% commission. As this is a deposit, it is often advantageous to book only one night initially and then negotiate a lower price for the following nights (if space is available).
Many smaller and simpler accommodations have “local rates” and can give simply huge discounts if you book a room in person (or have a local do it for you) and provide a legitimate local address and phone number. Around Suva, Raffles Tradewinds is nice and quiet and costs about a dollar, with buses often running from the city centre. Sometimes on arrival at Nadi airport you can stop at Raffles Gateway, opposite the airport entrance, and book a room at Tradewinds for a good local rate if business is slow.
Suva has become a popular destination for conventions, meetings and events. With so many exciting activities outside the hotel, the possibilities for a unique and rewarding event are endless.
Nadi is the tourist hub of Fiji. Here you will find all the resources you need to explore your accommodation options, hotels and resorts, activities and excursions. Nadi is a thriving community that offers many opportunities to explore and experience. There are also a number of local activities and places to see while in Nadi.
Lautoka is the second largest city in Fiji. The real attraction of this dry western side of the island are the mountain ranges inland from Nadi and Lautoka. The Koroyanitu National Park offers hikers the opportunity to spend the night in the semi-arid forest, at waterfalls and in small villages. Visits to the Sleeping Giant Garden are also very popular because of the various ornamental orchids, as well as forest walks through the botanical marvels.
- Outrigger on the Lagoon, P.O. Box 173, Sigatoka, +679-650-0044. Outrigger on the Lagoon is a five-star hotel located on the coral coast of Viti Levu Island. The Outrigger on the Lagoon is a family-run hotel that hosts weddings and honeymoons. Children eat here for free, can enjoy the swimming pool and the conference facilities are suitable for business meetings. $250
- TheNavitiResort, Queen’s Road, PO Box 29, Korolevu, Viti Levu, Fiji, +679 653 0444. The Naviti Resort has 220 rooms to accommodate guests on the island of Viti Levu. Naviti Resort has a club called the Rugg Rats Club, which is reserved for children so parents can relax. The resort is also available for honeymoons and weddings. It is a 90-minute drive from Nadi International Airport.
- The Remote Resort, Rainbow Reef (above Taveuni). Island-style villas with spectacular sea views. A paradise for divers and gourmets.
- Stays in villages in Fiji. It is very difficult to find details. Villages vary, as do facilities (including electricity). Before you arrive, make sure you have an idea of what is included in the price, what additional costs may apply and what activities are available. Unlike the beach resorts, the villages require shoulders to be covered at all times and sometimes the sulu (pareo) is worn, for all genders. Your hosts will be happy to explain the cultural requirements. Prices vary – be sure to bring kava for sevusevu.
- Vuna Lagoon Lodge, southern tip of Taveuni Island, near Vuna village, +679 949-6646. Your host is a traditional owner, the daughter of the late Tui (Two-ee, meaning king or chief) Vuna, Adi (pronounced An-dee, meaning noble lady) Salote Samanunu. The accommodation is on a large lagoon and it takes some time to reach the reef from the water. Electricity is only available for 3 hours in the evening. The surrounding area is incredibly beautiful, and a small 4-star resort, Paradise Taveuni, is a short drive away and offers diving and snorkelling equipment and other facilities at a reasonable price. Other activities include swimming, visiting an air hole, snorkelling (bring your own equipment) and reef fishing (bring your own equipment), village tours, farm visits and horse riding. All prices are in Fiji dollars; accommodation from 25p/p/n (dormitory), 50p/n (single room), 75p/n (double room); food: bring your own equipment and cook in the communal kitchen or from 24p/p/n.