Details included in description
All transfers to/from Denarau Marina are included
FJD 198 per person is to be paid directly to the resort when at Mantaray, FJD 210 per person when staying at Barefoot Kuata, FJD 198 per person when staying at Beachcomber, FJD 238 per person when at Octopus Resort, FJD 238 per person when at Blue Lagoon, and FJD 210 per person when staying at Barefoot Manta (this is why the 2 coconut dorm rate looks cheaper than 1 coconut - not all meals are included).
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. With so much to choose from, to help you make your decision on where to stay, Awesome Adventures Fiji identifies two different levels of accommodation with our own local grading system: 1 and 2 coconuts.
Most of the Mamanuca and Yasawa Island resorts we work with are Fijian owned and run, making them super friendly, fun, relaxed and culturally authentic. You'll mix and mingle with the locals from the nearby island villages. Just about every resort is beachfront, with coral lagoons on the doorstep. The resorts range in style from very basic to very up-market meaning there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. One thing all these resorts have in common is they are all set in stunning locations.
The resorts offer a range of room types including mixed dormitory, share twin and double rooms. Many resorts are traditional thatched roof huts called 'Bures' (pronounced boo-rays).
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: Keepin' it real - Dorms and bures
Who needs luxury when you're in paradise!? If you need a hairdryer, hot water or air-conditioning these are not for you. But if you're big on beaches and beautiful islands, then the location of these typically basic resorts certainly gets the big tick! 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.
2 Coconut: A few more frills - Dorms and bures
The 2 coconut resorts are more modern properties with a strong Fijian flavour. They have a higher standard of accommodation and amenities than 1 coconut. Rooms have fans or air-conditioning and there is more variety of meals. As with the 1 coconut resorts, you'll feel welcome and immersed in the Fijian 'family'.
Fiji Food and Meals:
Meal time is generally very social and a fantastic way to experience the Fijian culture. The menus at each resort differ, with some a la carte and some buffet style. Fijian food is generally very tasty and includes delicious fresh fruit, fish, barbecue meat and traditional fare, such as the melt-in-your-mouth marinated fish dish, kokoda.
Eating at the resort where you're staying is generally the only choice - there are no restaurants around the corner. The style of meals varies within the coconut tiers, but not surprisingly the general rule of thumb is the more upmarket 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).
All resorts seek to offer a mix of Fijian and European styles using fresh local produce.
We recommend vegetarians inform the resort on arrival.
1 Coconut Property Meals
2 Coconut meals
Meals are included in the accommodation price in most 2 coconut packages. The dishes are simple and filling and the 2 coconut properties will offer more variety and courses than the 1 coconut. Those 2 coconut properties that have meal plans are a compulsory additional cost payable directly to the resort. Meals are served at specific times of the day and are simple and filling.