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Yasawa Homestays

Star Rating
2 out of 5

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Reviews

3.7 / 5Good
7 reviews

Amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

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1-800-238-0767

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    About this area

    Nacula Island

    Located in Nacula Island, Yasawa Homestays is on the beach.

    About this property

    Yasawa Homestays

    Guests at this beach guesthouse will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as an area shuttle and laundry facilities. This guesthouse has 6 rooms.

    Property amenities

    Parking and transportation

    • No onsite parking available
    • Free area shuttle
    • Free ferry terminal shuttle

    Food and drink

    • Free buffet breakfast

    Family friendly

    • Free area shuttle
    • Free babysitting/childcare
    • Laundry facilities

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Outdoors

    • Beachfront location
    • Garden
    • Picnic area

    Room amenities

    Bathroom

    • Shower

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    3.7
    5 - Excellent
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    4 - Good
    3
    3 - Okay
    1
    2 - Mediocre
    0
    1 - Poor
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    3.4
    Cleanliness
    3.9
    Service and Staff
    3.3
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Booked Navotua, got Malakati.

    Although we booked Navotua homestay, our conformation email said we would be staying on the other side of the island at Malakati, so this review is of Malakati Homestay.The villagers were nice and welcoming, interacting with the children was our highlight and the proximity to a swimable beach was great.There were a few mishaps at the beginning of our stay which left us kind of sour.Firstly, the change in location was a little unsettling as we researched Navotua only, however, in the end Malakati was nice.There are a few people in charge of the homestay, on and off the island, so there is a lot of miscommunication between contacts.We booked for 2 people, however, when we FINALLY got to the island, they were surprised to see 2 of us and had only prepared one coconut and one flower necklace (not a huge deal for us) Our email also mentioned brining Kava to present to the chief, which is understandable, however we brought the powder, as we've seen been presented on other village tours. When we got to the village, our contact said that the root is preferred. We kind of felt like idiots.Also, once on the island,we were told that $10FJD each was also to be presented to the cheif.This was not mentioned in the email so we were left dumbfounded when we were told this new information.Malakati has only been running for less than a year so I think the villagers are still trying to figure out what tourist want out of their stay. Overall, great experience. We loved it.

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    This is also real Fiji

    This is an unique, authentic Fiji village homestay. The whole village is warm, welcoming and beautiful. Anyone wanting a real insight into Fiji should experience this. It is not for those wanting the luxury of expensive resorts. Your fee helps self sufficient Fijians instead of wealthy foreign resort owners. The setting and view are spectacularly beautiful.

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Rustic and beautiful

    I really enjoyed my time at Navotua. It is a rustic homestay and you must be conscious of where you are. Ladies, you must wear a sarong or long skirt when walking around the village. The locals will be as friendly to you as you are to them, smile often. Drink the cava (preferably from your own bowl). The mice will find any food in your Bure, but there is plenty on offer during your stay so no need to bring any. 3-4 nights is a perfect length stay, unless you really enjoy the basic/rustic life. One bathroom to share with the other two tourist bures, and no water pressure in the shower. Take plenty of cash to make the most of massages, markets, dance performances, fishing trips, etc. My only regret was taking insufficient cash. A menu of options and prices would have been useful prior to departure to Navotua. But if all else fails, sitting in a hammock by the beach and reading a book is pretty amazing. Take snorkelling gear and you're set!

    5/5 Excellent

    Give it a chance, relax & you will be overwhelmed

    Navatoua is a Pacific Island village of about 20 families, they are authentic, peaceful, caring. No grog, no motor cars, no fumes; just beautiful people happy to share their island heaven. We are priviledged to have each meal with a different family in their home; fresh fish, crabs, casava,rice and vegetables and home baked wood fire bread, chatting with the family, it was special. The recent cyclone wiped out all their tropical fruit but the new crop is nearly ripe. The Fiji govt has built a new small school and the teacher and gorgeous kids want you to come and say hullo and learn where you come from. They beam, sing and laugh. Seize the moment, come alive, take a chance; swim in the huge cave, go crabbing in the mangroves with the happy locals, walk the palm lined white beaches and swim the pristine ocean, walk and maybe lend a hand in their vegetable gardens. We stayed for 7 days but it could have been a lot longer because you slowly ease into the lifestyle, the kids are just so friendly but respectfull. Two or 3 days is not enough to experience all that one can do..... as well as just sitting in this idylic place. Be part of a family simple business making pure coconut oil and soap.

    Pros: The huts are basic, clean, & washing is with a bucket. The village people will do their utmost to help with your requests. Flush toilets.

    Cons: Truth about the 2 boat trip to the village. No mention on any website !! it cost 2 of us nearly $900 !! The caves nearly $60 per head !!

    Location: The web does not show you everything on offer, or tell you the costs, so all of us ran out of Fiji $. Snorkling, cave swimming, ocean kayaking,

    3/5

    • Liked: Staff & service
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Paradies mit kleinen Mängeln

    Bei Yasawa Homestay handelt es sich um 3 Dörfer, die diesen Service anbieten. Dies ist auf der Buchungswebseite nicht ersichtlich. Deswegen kommt es wohl öfter zu Verwechslungen der Buchungen in den Dörfern. Also Obacht bei der Bestätigung! Immer genau auf den Dorfnamen achten und diesen unbedingt auf der Fähre mit angeben! Uns ist es passiert, dass aufgrund dieser Ungenauigkeit, alle Hütten die für Besucher vorgesehen sind, voll besetzt waren. Als Folge haben wir eine Ausweich-Hütte bekommen, die sehr viel Wildlife beinhaltete. Die Dörfer sind sehr einfach, ohne Strom. Das Wasser kommt aus Regensammelbehältern. Unbedingt Flaschenwasser zum Trinken mitnehmen. Sehr freundliche Leute. Zu erwähnen wäre da unbedingt noch der Umweltschutz!!! Leider werden dort immer noch eine Menge Altbatterien (und in Dörfern ohne Strom fällt da ne Menge an) im Meer entsorgt. Die Folge, einzelne Strandabschnitte sind voll davon. Hier muss unbedingt was getan werden.

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