Who needs luxury when you're in paradise!? The 1 coconut Simple Stay dorms and bures (traditional thatched roof huts) do not have hairdryers, hot water or air-conditioning, 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.
Most of the island resorts we work with are Fijian owned and run, making them super friendly, fun, relaxed and culturally authentic. The resorts offer a range of room types including mixed dormitory, share twin and double rooms. The 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.
1 Coconut 'Simple Stay' Properties Available with the Awesome Pass
Simply book your accommodation as you go! Note that all properties have a minimum 2-night stay and that with the dorm option the facilities are shared.
Wayalailai: 3-bed female or male dorm or ensuite single/twin based bure
White Sandy Beach: 32-bed unisex dorm or ensuite single/twin based beachfront bure
Korovou Eco-Tour Lodge: 28-bed unisex dorm or ensuite single/twin based beachfront bure
Long Beach: 8-bed unisex dorm or ensuite single/twin based deluxe garden view bure
Nabua Lodge: 18-bed unisex dorm or single/twin based standard ensuite room
Gold Coast: 8-bed unisex dorm or ensuite single/twin based bure
Naqalia Lodge: 12-bed unisex dorm or ensuite single/twin based ocean view bure
South Sea Island: 28-bed unisex dorm or single/double based ensuite beachfront bure) *
* Awesome Passes with 8 or more nights have a compulsory one-night stay at South Sea Island.
All vessel transfers between the islands and the mainland are included.
All the 1 coconut (Simple Stay) resorts available on the Awesome Pass include 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. We recommend vegetarians inform the resort on arrival.
Credit cards can now be used on most islands, but it is still advisable to have some cash with you. Please note there are no banks on the islands. The most convenient ATM machines are at Port Denarau, others are available in Nadi and at the airport. The currency is the Fijian dollar. Check out current exchange rates to get a sense of how much you’ll need.