Navotua Village Homestay is a remote Fijian village in the Yasawa Islands, you’ll experience nothing else like it on your island holiday.
Most people come to Fiji for a resort type vacation, sun, sand, relaxation, and a bit of pampering. But there is a different breed of tourist, the one that wants to experience the culture of a destination. To do that, you need to leave the confines of a resort and stay with the local people. Live where they live, eat what they eat, and get involved in their daily activities.
If that sounds like you, then why not consider doing a homestay while you’re in Fiji? Taking a guided tour to a village gives you some small insight into how the local people live, but until you become a part of their family (if only for a few days) you can never really get an understanding of what daily life is really like.
What to expect from a village homestay at Navotua
Fijians have the reputation as the friendliest people on earth, and that really isn’t an exaggeration. No matter how little they have, they are happy to share… that is a part of their culture and traditions. As a guest in their house or village, you will be welcomed and become a part of their extended family for the duration of your stay.
Why go to Navotua Village Homestay…
- Experience the daily lives of a Fijian village
- Eat real Fijian food
- Learn first hand about the traditional way of life in a Fijian village
- Enjoy a Kava ceremony
- Meet the village kids and play games with them
- Tour the village and meet the loals
- The village is really close to the Sawa-i-Lau caves which is a MUST do activity
- Located right on a fantastic beach
- Visit the small village school and the church
- Good hiking
- Excellent swimming with crystal clear water
- Includes all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner plus afternoon tea and pancakes are served daily
- Included in the price are FREE boat transfers from where you get off the Yasawa Flyer or the Seabus.
Who is it best suited to…
- Anyone wanting to experience living in a real Fijian village
- Families will enjoy the stay
Things you need to know about Navotua Village Homestay…
- No power
- No hot water
- The water is clean rainwater in the village, but it might be a good idea to use bottled water, bring your own or can be available in the village shop.
- No wifi but there is internet if you have your own SIM
- You’ll need to get transfers on the Yasawa Flyer which you can book here
- Visitors are advised to present a Sevusevu (kava root) to the chief upon arrival. You can get a kava root at any marketplace in mainland Fiji (in Yasawas it is more expensive).
- Please do not wear sunglasses or hats in the village.
- Women should be modestly dressed while inside the village. Outside the village you can do whatever you like.
- Navotua Village reserve the right to allocate guests to either Navotua or Malakati village, as per availability. All facilities, rates and the general “look and feel” are identical in both villages, and both villages are located on the same island.
- Minimum of 2 nights.
Book your stay at Navotua Village Homestay here: