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Wayalailai Ecohaven Resort

PO Box 6353, Fiji
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Waya Lailai
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got here after our booking got messed up , so the nice lady for the other resort sent us here, really kind and nice of her to find us another place to stay for the same price and benefits, so when we got here we were a bit worried that they didn't know about us coming but for our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although relatively basic compared to more expensive resort like Blue Lagoon this resort cannot fail to charm. From the well presented and very affordable bures to the smiles of all the friendly staff (especially Big Jerry and Mali, Bula!) you'll feel instantly content and welcome in Wayalailai. If you choose to spend your day relaxing on the ample white sand,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The island of Waya Lailai has the feeling of being very wild and authentic. It's a resort owned by the people on the island, and it shines through for both good and bad. The good is that it's different from the other resorts in the way that the people who work there are just ordinary islanders. The bad is that... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I'm reluctant to refer to those who set up meals or provide tours at Waya Lai Lai as "staff." Being at Waya Lai Lai feels more like you've joined a family. While a little more basic than other experiences available in the Yasawa chain, Waya Lai Lai was also my favorite. The burres were clean, the meals prompt, the snorkeling... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lets face it, its not often you get to stay with Fijian villagers in their own resort. This resort was built in 1984 and consists of some lovely thatched bures and a longer 'motel' style building (which used to be their school) but which now houses the dorm and the twin style rooms. Beautifully located and smartly built into the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Myself and my fiance were travelling on the bula combo pass and had our last stop here. It's a Fijian community owned resort and unlike a lot of the other resorts that have foreign owners and money invested in them. This means it's not as fancy as the other Islands, but the rooms are spacious and the facilities are good.... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wayalailai is warm, friendly and real. The facilities are basic but no one should go to a remote island and expect 24 hr electricity and unlimited water. The resort was doing its best despite a 9 month drought. Our thatched bure was adorable and the food was tasty and filling. And when my daughter fussed about the sauce on the... More 

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I can't believe the wimps who travel these days. I've just been reading reviews from a guy who was transferred from the Yasawa Flyer to Wayalailai by the island boat (wooden with outboard motor) and he was shocked by the waves hitting the side of the boat. Poor love - it must have been a horrendous few hundred metres and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have been for 3 night and a I had the best time! The beach is amazing and I scuba dive with little sarks. The sunrise in the mountain is amazing, but the climb mountain is discomfortable, because is in the night and dark. The way have fountain and the rocks is slip.

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Parma, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here only one night. Without asking nothing they downgrade our stay from bure to lodge only because the bure were full, no hot water and missing tools from the shower lodge shower. The place is not bad but is was not the best experience. The food is really good, the only one of the three resorts visited, they... More 

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