Yasawa Homestays
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Yasawa Homestays

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4.5
#1 of 1 hostel in Malakati
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
Authentic Fijian homestays in real villages. White sand beaches and untouched reefs just in front of your traditional beachfront bure. We got 3 bures in Navotua village, 2 bures in Naisisili village and 2 bures in Taven Homestay near Naisisili village, all on Nacula island.
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Property amenities
Free breakfast
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Mosquito net
Room features
Allergy-free room
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Navotua, Naisisili, Taven, Malakati Fiji
38Reviews14Q+A7Room tips

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Francesca B wrote a review May 2023
23 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 7 nights at Navotua Village homestay on the east coast of Nacula Island in an authentic bure right on the beach. It was one of the most beautiful experiences I have had in my travels. We were made very welcome by the friendliness of the village people and were invited to eat all our meals with a different family every day. I can thoroughly recommend doing a homestay in Navotua village, to experience the real Fiji.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take some useful items with you to give to the village people, who need pencils, torches, bras...
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Tomas G wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Nabukeru village with the family (3yo, 7yo and 9yo) for ten days and we all loved it. Our host (Mizy) looked after us very well, we had a lot of great food and things to do.
Swimming is amazing in Nabukeru, the beach is very long and there are no currents. The reef is just outside the doorstep and there are a couple of places you can walk to see different parts of the reef.
Highly recommendable!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ghislayne B wrote a review July 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Taven homestay. It was the highlight of our trip. Navi and Emmi shared their home with us. Joe, Bill and Paul we the best hosts. Navi and emmi were so generous. Samosa cooked great traditional food for us. We would recommend this to everyone who comes to Fiji. A true authentic experience ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Come prepared with water and any other normal necessities.
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lorrainechartier wrote a review Jan 2024
Levis, Canada7 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unforgettable experience. Warm welcome. Basic accomodations. Meals are taken in a new family at each meal, an opportunity to meet the people of this wonderful island. Misi is an amazing guide, he accompanied us all week in the hikes, the cave tour, snorkeling, fishing, etc. I was there with the girl and her two children aged 7 and 11. The children loved the experience, they didn't want to leave, they couldn't imagine a holiday without screens!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gregor wrote a review Mar 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for two nights and it was amazing. We got to know the small and friendly family. It’s a pretty new homestay, so there is some small things to improve, but they looking forward to do the best they can do for the guests to have a nice experience. You can visit a cave go snorkelling and hiking. I‘m thankful for time here.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Viktoria W wrote a review 16 May
1 contribution
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unforgettable! Filled with beautiful memories. I spent three nights at Navis Homestay which was just perfect. I had a very relaxing stay here. The accommodation was clean, the atmosphere was very peaceful and Navi's warm welcome made me feel like home. Emi was a good cook. The food was so delicious. I had a nice trip with Navi and we explored beautiful snorkeling spots. The time in the homestay made my trip unforgettable. I highly recommend this homestay. I will remember the experience forever. VINAKA!
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Vivian A wrote a review Sept 2015
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in Navotua for five days and had a very different Fiji experience. If you like adventures and non touristic experience, Navotua is an ideal destination. The people in the village were very friendly and pure. Each family took turns preparing meals and we had a lot of seafood freshly caught from the sea. There's plenty of good place for snorkeling on the island and its neighbouring islands. The beaches in close proximity to the village were clean and hardly anyone goes there, so it's a great place to enjoy the beach just to yourself. The cave island located twenty minutes away from the village by boat is a great place to go in sunny days.
Navotua also offers a good place for adventurous hiking. You can either take a long walk along the coastline during low tides period or a shorter walk up through the hills. However, be very careful if you go hiking. Some of the paths were barely visible during evening, so make sure you leave early in the morning and consult the village mayor before leaving. When you reach another village on the island, be sure to visit the mayor from the village too so they will guide you the way.
In short, Navotua is a great place to experience Fijian village life and out- of-resort adventures.
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SarahLangeNZ wrote a review Dec 2014
Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany6 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The homestay is a very nice small comfortable Fijian bure which is taken taken care of by some amazing and nice women from the village. It also has it's own very clean toilet and shower facilities next to it. The price of only 40 FJ$ a night p.p. also includes catering (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner).
It is really worth paying it a visit. I can only recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Travel Bug In Shoe wrote a review Dec 2018
6 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Fijian village to experience living in. Basic but clean and practical Bure with window screens and netting over bed. Windows situated to allow cooling breezes from the ocean to pass through. And also allow the ocean waves to lull you into sleep. Villagers allow you a great deal of privacy even though you are a part of their village. So friendly and welcoming. Each family takes a turn at feeding you one or two meals... breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and/or dinner. Lots of fish and seafood fresh from the ocean. Lots of tropical fruits. Able to charge your phone between ~noon and 2ish. Be prepared to wear a sulu, have shoulders covered, no hats, no sunglasses when walking around the village. Do go to the caves - they have local significance in the Yasawas.. Try as many activities as possible. These people are genuinely wanting visitors to have the best possible experience.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Response from Yasawa H, Manager at Yasawa Homestays
Responded 21 May 2019
I was so happy to read that you had such a good time with us and that you have recognized the earnestness of the islanders. Ni sa moce!
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Janos R wrote a review Dec 2015
Singapore, Singapore128 contributions101 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I'd like to rate perfect, as staying in this kind of local village enterprises really makes so much sense, and Navotua is very nice, - however few matters require ironing out. Firstly, this is not a budget option when you count in the transport cost, first by ferry from Denaru to the archipelago, then a small boat pick up to the village itself. The latter is 80FJD each way (per booking but not per boat, which says that even if there are other travelers on the boat, but not part your booking, you still pay the 80FJD). This is steep regardless of petrol prices in the islands. One of the booking sites spells this out well, with others you learn only after booked. Do also prepare to share a hut (they have 2 beds each), village does overbook. Another matter the site information should be upfront. Count in and prepare, you'll still find value as the huts are nice, location/views perfect, people nice, food (all inclusive) pleasant. You'll have a gorgeous beach or small island all for yourself, just swim, walk on low tide to an island (pay attention, tide will turn). Most of your money goes to where it belongs, to the lovely village people.
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Date of stay: December 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Both huts are nice, absolute beach front, the other bit bigger.
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Response from dakuapesi, Manager at Yasawa Homestays
Responded 28 Feb 2016
Bula Janos! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm happy to tell you that we decreased the transfer costs as much as logistics allows: as of March 2016, the transfer fee is only $F 70 per trip regardless of the number of passengers in the boat. In case there are two reservations on the same check in/out date, you are free to share this cost in whatever way you agree with the other visitors. This could bring the cost down to $F 35 each way, and if you are a couple, this would makes it as low as $F 17.50 per person, or about $US 8 each way. We do not ask visitors anymore to share a hut with anybody - the current (and probably final) capacity is 3 beachbront bures, which will be enough to accomodate all guests except perhaps during Christmas / New Year period, in which case standalone, private, modern, non-shared village houses will be available for extra guests.
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Answer from Dakua
Fiji27 contributions19 helpful votes
Yasawa Homestays comprises 3 different homestays on Nacula island. If you are looking to ship to Navotua village, the address is Mrs Teresia Naivoce, NAVOTUA INFANT SCHOOL, P.O BOX 4005, LAUTOKA. For Naisisili and Taven Homestays, the best is to ship to the nearby NABUA LODGE, P.O BOX 6369, LAUTOKA, clearly specifying the full name of the person responsible to receive your parcel as c/o part of your address.
Answer from Dakua
Fiji27 contributions19 helpful votes
Bula Sarah and thank you for your interest! I apologize for a late response. Even if you are solo, you will get your own private bure, not sharing it with anyone. Our islands are some of the safest places in the world, no crime, and no any other just of nuisance, just pure paradise. Beer is not available in our villages as alcohol goes against the Fijian tradition, however you can pick up a cold drink in any of the local resorts on Nacula island such as Nabua Lodge.
Answer from Leona T
Gold Coast, Australia8 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi Sharon, i haven't met her (or just didn't get her name) but i know that if you want to send something to her, just write her name on the envelope, and post it to Malakati village, Nacula Island, Yasawa Islands, Fiji and they will find her! :)
leasoraya wrote a tip Jan 2024
Arosa, Switzerland7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want to visit the village, you should bring kava with you."
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Rhiann wrote a tip June 2023
15 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring bottled water if you have a sensitive stomach. The island is cash only and the nearest ATM is on a nearby island with a withdrawal limit of 150FJD."
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Francesca B wrote a tip May 2023
23 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take some useful items with you to give to the village people, who need pencils, torches, bras and sanitary items."
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jwawinter wrote a tip May 2023
Aurich, Germany14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Expect trash all over the place and nobody realy cares, with the transport and stay there will be aditional charges for all ! activities. "
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Ghislayne B wrote a tip July 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Come prepared with water and any other normal necessities."
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LOCATION
FijiYasawa IslandsNacula IslandMalakati
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yasawa Homestays
What food & drink options are available at Yasawa Homestays?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Yasawa Homestays?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Yasawa Homestays have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.