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Lavena | Bouma National Park, Taveuni Island, Fiji
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Taipei, Taiwan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

First let me say that I read all the Trip Advisor reviews and my guidebook's blurb on this place before booking. I knew it was... rustic. But it ended up being much closer to the camping end of the spectrum than I had anticipated. The good: -Perfect location to do the Lavena Coastal Walk and the Bouma waterfall hike both... More 

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Tulum, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a sparser place, but it is the only place in Lavena and the village runs it. You can get them to cook for you the first night, but they prefer people bring their own food for the rest of the time. The reason to stay there is its location right on the beach and the beautiful walk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

My partner and I had a wonderful four nights here. This is a village run hostel, with shared cold water showers (though each room has its own sink) and a well equipped kitched for self catering. Electricity is sporadic, so food needs to be non-refrigerable. Alternatively meals are available for $10 each. The women in the village take turns being... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The Lavena Lodge is a part of the Lavena Village, lies right on the beach. The bus from town takes you there all the way. 4 ocean view dorm rooms around a hall area, takes max 3 persons each, sometimes you may get a double bed if it`s less busy. You can order a meal or do your own cooking... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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67 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This place is definitely not luxury, and is more like a backpacker budget place. However, I would recommend it if you really want to experience the genuine Fiji spirit, smack in the middle of the village. The lodge provides very simple rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, and a common area where you can meet many of the local... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Although getting to Lavena was not perfectly straightforward on public transport, it was well worth it (and if your bus only goes to Bouma, there are the Tavoro Waterfalls or the Rainforest walk that you can do while you wait for transport to Lavena). The lodge is communal in a variety of senses. There are shared facilities, which means you... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in lavena 2 times in total for a week overall and found it absolutely amazing. The place is the ideal spot for relaxing and getting away from everything whilst your travelling. The beach is directly outside the door and you have the beach all to yourself. The lavena coastal walk starts here and it's free if you stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

We arrived there after a deceiving journey in Fiji. And this place gave us a great opinion about the fijians and their real authentic hospitality. This lodge was built by the people of the village, they own it and take care of it. The money they earn goes to the village's school and is distributed on the people. This is... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

We stayed here for one night while visiting Taveuni. We came over from Savusavu in Vanua Levu by purchasing the combination boat/ferry tickets at the Country Kitchen for $15 fjd. Not a bad trip if you are planning on a long day. Then we stayed a night in Matei (Tovu-tovu -a good place) and took the bus to Lavena (in... More 

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New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

The bus was broken and we had to walk a few miles to get here. Lots of nice streams to wade in if you get hot and random fruit to pick from the trees as you walk over, although the invasive non-native cane toad has taken over and they are smooshed all over the road, and these dead toads are... More 

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Address: Lavena | Bouma National Park, Taveuni Island, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Taveuni Island
Number of rooms: 4

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