The Most Budget-Friendly Places To Stay In Fiji, According To Trusted Booking Sites

Good news! Visiting paradise doesn't have to break the bank. Since you'll probably spend a pretty penny to get to Fiji in the first place, it's good to know you have plenty of worthy options for a budget-friendly place to stay. A stunning archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, Fiji consists of 300 islands so beautiful that they may cause involuntary "oohs" and "aahs." The locals are as friendly as the sea is translucent, so expect to be treated like family while enjoying a vacation on these magnificent isles. While there are many things you need to know before vacationing in Fiji (like the importance of using your inside voice around its inhabitants), being aware of the country's best and most affordable accommodations is key to a stress-free holiday.


Whether you hope to skirt the lowest rates by booking a bed at a beachfront hostel or want to spend a bit more on a cheap, all-inclusive Fiji resort, it's easy to enjoy an affordable vacation in the country. With the help of booking sites like Tripadvisor,,, and Kayak, we found the most budget-friendly places to stay in Fiji. Then, we checked countless reviews to ensure they're worth your time and money. All you have to do is choose the one that feels like the right fit.

Tips for choosing budget-friendly accommodation

The more open you are about the types of accommodations you're willing to consider, the more likely you'll be to save some money on your Fijian vacation. While backpacker hostels may not be your dream place to stay, Fiji boasts many more glamorous options than you might imagine. Other things to consider when trying to whittle down costs include complimentary activities. Staying in a resort with free water sports and fitness classes can save you cash on external adventures. So, too, can opting to vacation in destinations like Nadi, an affordable town located on Fiji's largest island of Viti Levu and home to the country's international airport. While it's exciting to head off in search of the smaller island gems, Nadi offers myriad budget-friendly accommodations and cheap things to do.


Another aspect to keep in mind: Fiji's larger islands are your best bet for finding cheap places to stay as there are more accommodations to choose from. Also, family-friendly resorts are a great option for affordability. They often offer complimentary kids' clubs and savings on meals. Finally, find the best rate by comparing costs on a hotel's website against those found on booking sites. Who knows? By following these tips, you may have enough left over to buy your own private island in Fiji!

Likuri Island Resort Fiji, Likuri Island

You're not alone if you didn't think the words "budget" and "private island" could fit together. Traditionally, accommodations are set on their own, and beautiful isles are exceptionally expensive; picture those sensational beach villas in the Maldives. Located just off the west coast of Viti Levu, Likuri Island Resort Fiji provides stunning accommodations travelers can all get behind – it's cheap, gorgeous, and filled with fun activities and fabulous amenities.


For as little as $58 a night, two adults can stay in a garden-view, thatched-roof island bure with an outdoor bathroom, a double or two single beds, and a complimentary 15-minute foot massage. Also included are a kids' club and entertainment like fire dancing shows, jungle hikes, beach volleyball, and coconut jewelry-making classes, as well as the use of paddleboards and kayaks.

Impress your travel partners by splurging on a beachfront bure. For $107, you'll have air conditioning, an outdoor shower, a king-size and two single beds, and a lovely ocean view. This resort has a mandatory meal plan, so tack on another $47 a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Note: Transportation to the island is not included, and it will consist of two boat journeys – one from Nadi to the jetty near Natadola Beach and another along the Tuva River to the resort. This will cost about $55 per person if scheduled in advance.


Aquarius On The Beach, Nadi, Viti Levu

Aquarius On The Beach guests have the soft sand of Wailoaloa Beach mere steps from their rooms, an onsite restaurant, and a lively, boat-shaped beach bar to enjoy during their stay. They'll also receive complimentary use of kayaks, a pool, and volleyball courts, as well as live evening entertainment. The grounds are located only 5 miles from Nadi International Airport and close to attractions, shops, and restaurants, making it easy to do touristy things. The best part? You won't sink your budget with a stay at this laid-back hotel.


If booked on the hotel's website, the cheapest, basic double room costs $55 per couple and includes breakfast. Upgrade to the highest class of room, the Ocean View Double, for $80 a night. It boasts a private balcony with a view of the pool and beach. Most rooms include a mini fridge, and they all have air conditioning. Reviewers on Tripadvisor commend the friendly staff, tasty food, and great value. They also warn that the surrounding environment and bar can be loud.

Mantaray Island Resort, Nanuya Balavu Island, Yasawa Islands

The Yasawa Islands are home to one of the most unspoiled isles in Fiji. Called Turtle Island, staying on this South Pacific stunner is out of reach for many tourists as it houses a luxury all-inclusive resort that is so pricey only direct contact with the hotel will reveal its nightly rates. No worries, the Mantaray Island Resort will cure any envy by providing a budget-friendly stay on another captivating island for a fraction of the cost.


Serenely set on the northern end of Nanuya Balavu, guests of this idyllic resort can choose from budget accommodations in the Paradise Dorm and plush beachfront villas with luxurious outdoor bathrooms. A night in this romantic spot will set a couple back about $233, which is not bad for the most luxurious accommodation on the property. Those who stay in the 32-bed Paradise Dorm can expect to pay about $28. A treehouse bure is a middle-ground option at $106. 

No matter which room you choose, be prepared to shell out for the "compulsory meal package," which costs $62 per night for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Drinks cost extra. Reviewers on Expedia liked the resort's proximity to snorkeling and diving, access to paddleboards and kayaks, and the friendly staff.


Oarsman's Bay Lodge, Nacula Island, Yasawa Islands

If you're willing to share a room with eight other travelers, you'll save a bundle during a stay at Oarsman's Bay Lodge on Nacula Island. For $45 or less, you'll have a bed in a clean dormitory separated from other guests by a divider. Sheets and towels are included, as are toiletries. This adults-only accommodation requires tourists to purchase a meal plan, which costs about $57 a day and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but not drinks,  making the all-in price about $102 per night.


Prepare to fully unwind as the rooms lack televisions and phones. The most unmissable show happens every day at sunset, and Mother Nature is the executive producer. Spend the daylight hours swinging in a hammock, snorkeling around the coral reef off the beach, or paddleboarding on the turquoise water. Reviewers on rave about the friendly staff, tasty food, beautiful beach, and fabulous snorkeling. Note: To get to the island, you'll have to pay for a boat or helicopter transfer.

The Naviti Resort, Viti Levu

You'll find Warwick Hotels and Resorts' The Naviti Resort on the Coral Coast of Viti Levu, much of its 38 acres stretching along the ocean's edge in the form of soft sand. Known for its family-friendly nature, the resort offers little ones aged 5 to 12 plenty of fun activities in the free kid's club. Children also eat for free when dining at the Nukunuku Buffet Restaurant. While a nightly fee of $324 may not sound budget-friendly, this charge comprises a stay in a Queen garden view room and meals for two people. 


Is it a bit too pricey for your budget? You'll be charged about $145 for the same room with only breakfast included. Considering this is a four-star hotel in a beautiful setting with amenities like a large pool, hot tub, swim-up bar, tennis courts, a fitness center, and non-motorized water sports, that's a pretty great deal. There's also a golf course, spa (for an extra fee), four restaurants, and two bars on the property.

Barefoot Kuata Island Resort, Kuata Island, Yasawa Islands

Bula! Welcome to Eden or, in this case, the Barefoot Kuata Island resort. Set on the southernmost isle of the Yasawa Islands, this beautiful beachfront retreat is primed for adventurous guests who like to get their feet wet. It's a haven for snorkelers and divers who want to come face-to-fin with sharks. The resort offers multiple experiences through its shark encounter program. The accommodations are as comfortable as they are affordable. The 21 rooms (a.k.a.bures) are enclosed in private, beachfront villas or "safari" tents.


The Kuata Dorm is perfect for backpackers who can book one of seven beds in a shared room for $28 plus a mandatory all-inclusive fee of $63. This comprises all meals, WiFi, an array of activities, snorkel gear, paddleboards, and kayaks. While this isn't as luxurious as some of Fiji's swankier romantic destinations for couples, the beachfront bures are quite intimate. They feature a ceiling fan, terrace, and sensual outdoor bathroom – don't worry, you'll be sheltered from prying eyes by high vegetation like reeds. A night for two will cost $260 plus the meal package. To get to the resort, take a ferry from Nadi or Denarau ($157 for a return ticket) or arrive in style aboard a seaplane for $438.


Bedarra Beach Inn, Korotogo, Viti Levu

At only $118 a night for two people to stay in a standard room, the Bedarra Beach Inn feels like a steal, and adding breakfast will cost only $14 a day. Set on a lagoon on the Coral Coast of Viti Levu, this Korotogo-based inn is small, intimate, and lovely. Rooms are large and include everything you'll need for a comfortable stay, including air conditioning, a mini fridge, and a balcony.


While kayaks will cost $50 per hour to rent for a single or $90 per double, snorkeling gear can be borrowed for free to explore the coral reef off the beach. Reviewers on Tripadvisor mentioned that standard rooms can be a bit noisy due to their proximity to the restaurant and bar, so you may want to shell out a bit more for a deluxe or superior room. Travelers appreciated the resort's amenities, particularly the beach, spa, and restaurant.

First Landing Beach Resort & Villas, Lautoka, Viti Levu

There are so many fun things to do at First Landing Beach Resort and Villas that you may never want to leave its pretty grounds. Sprawled behind the golden sand of Nalamu Beach, this vast resort has everything you need for a memorable Fijian vacation. Snorkeling equipment and kayaks are available for free, the spa offers soothing treatments, and the main pool is a perfect place to cool down. Families will enjoy the Nalamu Nipper's Kids' Club. And if the mood strikes, couples can get married on the resort's beach. Fiji is one of the world's most underrated beach wedding destinations, so you can spend the cash you've saved on accommodations for a beautiful ceremony.


Love to eat? You may want to upgrade to a meal plan because the food at First Landing is divine. The beachfront Mai Kana Restaurant existed before the resort, and there's a grill and café onsite. When it comes time to hit the proverbial hay, you'll be spoiled for choice with an array of budget-friendly price points. A night in a private garden bure will cost about $136, while you'll be charged about $455 to stay in a luxurious, two-bedroom beachfront villa with a private pool.

Camp Taveuni, Matei, Taveuni

You'll have enough money left over to be more carefree about booking excursions when staying at Camp Taveuni. Located in Matei on the island of Taveuni, this unique and sustainable accommodation (eco-domes serve as rooms) can cost as low as $23 a night with a $4 fee for breakfast. That's if you stay in a 10-bed female dormitory. At $85 per night, a family room with a private bathroom is slightly more costly.


There's a restaurant and bar, a fire pit, and two pools, one of which offers remarkable views of the Somosomo Strait. While relaxing is easy in such a laid-back place, don't miss out on other fun activities like hiking along the coastal walk, exploring a nearby waterfall, and snorkeling around Rainbow Reef. One of the best snorkeling spots in Fiji, this is a must-visit destination. Reviewers on raved about the hilltop views, quiet environment, friendly staff, and pools.

Tokatoka Resort, Nadi Airport, Vita Levu

While staying so close to the airport may be a deal-breaker for some, the Tokatoka Resort has good reviews. Another Warwick Hotels and Resorts property, this three-star accommodation boasts enough amenities to make a stay worthwhile, especially for those traveling with kids. A swimming pool, water slide, and playground are on the lush grounds, as is a children's pool. You'll also find a spa, poolside bar, restaurant, and gift shop.


Choose between a villa or suite, with both boasting private outdoor space (either a balcony or a porch) to help you kick back and relax. A night's stay for two will cost about $102. Reviewers on Tripadvisor mention noise from traffic and planes, which is to be expected given its proximity to Nadi International Airport. Due to this, Tokatoka Resort is worthy of a one- or two-night stay on the way to and from another Fijian destination instead of somewhere you'd want to plop yourself for a whole week.

Palmlea Farms Oceanfront Resort, Vatutandova, Vanua Levu

It's easy to get away from it all at Palmlea Farms Oceanfront Resort, a three-star eco-resort beloved by Tripadvisor reviewers for its captivating ocean views, friendly hosts, and tasty food. Nestled in the northern countryside of Vanua Levu, the resort is both tranquil and secluded while conveniently located 12 miles from the Labasa airport. The food is drool-worthy and fresh – most of the ingredients are grown on the resort's farm. The rooms are so lovely and cheap that you may want to extend your stay. For instance, a one-bedroom Ocean View Bure will cost about $56 per night, while a two-bedroom Ocean View Bure will cost $93.


All villas are private and include breakfast, a welcome drink, and use of watersport equipment like paddleboards and kayaks. Stay for three nights, and airport transfers are free. Swim in the oceanfront pool, explore the farm, and kayak through the mangroves during your stay. Staff can also arrange a private, half-day snorkeling tour for only $40 or a one-hour massage for $45.With so many things to do at this resort, three nights won't seem long enough.

Fiji Beachouse, Korolevu, Vita Levu

Another fabulous budget resort lies on the Coral Coast of Vita Levu. Known as Fiji Beachouse, this boutique hotel boasts a range of accommodations to suit any budget. Whether you opt for a bunk bed in a six-person dormitory for $26 a night or a garden hut featuring an outdoor bathroom and double-sized bed for $119, you'll enjoy your stay. Plus, each room comes with access to yoga mats and kayaks; WiFi is also complimentary, and there's no charge for coconut weaving lessons. Often, a free snorkeling trip or jungle trek is included, too.


Plenty of other activities are on offer, like paddleboarding, horseback riding, and snorkeling (some cost extra). Tourists can relish the quiet surroundings, enjoy a dip in the pool, and tuck into a tasty meal. Breakfast is included with each stay, while lunch and dinner incur additional fees. Don't worry, they won't break the bank. A dinner entrée will cost less than $10. Reviewers on Tripadvisor praise Fiji Beachouse's fun atmosphere, cleanliness, activities, and good value.

Bamboo Backpackers, Nadi, Vita Levu

There's always something exciting happening at Bamboo Backpackers. This fun and clean hostel is located near the Nadi International Airport across from Wailoaloa Beach. It offers sunset views and a variety of well-priced activities and day trips. Reviewers on Tripadvisor and Hostel World rave about the social atmosphere, friendly staff, and great location near bars, restaurants, and, of course, the beach.


Voted the "Best Overall Hostel" by The Broke Backpacker, you won't break the bank by staying at this hostel. A bed in a 20-person mixed dorm will cost about $24 per night, while a basic twin room will cost about $95. A word of warning: travelers have complained about bed bugs, so you'll want to check your bed before lying down. While finding bugs in a budget hotel on an island isn't exactly an oddity, no one wants to bring those icky pests back home!

How we chose Fiji's most budget-friendly places

While saving money on vacation is great, doing so at the expense of a good night's sleep is counterintuitive. That's why we wanted to ensure only worthy accommodations graced our list of the most budget-friendly places to stay in Fiji. While we uncovered many cheap options in our research, our chosen properties are highly reviewed and include useful amenities like free breakfast, complimentary water sports equipment, and entertainment.


We turned to the experts to help us determine which hotels, inns, lodges, hostels, homesteads, and hotels deserved to be highlighted. After sifting through hundreds of online reviews on sites like Tripadvisor and comparing prices and reviews on booking sites like Kayak,,, and Oyster, we came up with this comprehensive selection of affordable accommodations dotted throughout the Fijian islands.