My partner and I were very aprehensive about staying in a Fijian village and the idea of a homestay but we should not have been concerned. Danny's is an amazing place to stay and experience another culture. If you are looking for a unique cultural experience then this has to be the place to stay. The hosts Sake, Tupou and Henry are truely fantastic people who make you feel welcome and you have your own cabin so you don't stay in the same house as your hosts. There is only 3 cabins and we were the only people there for the first two days until a family of 4 from Ireland arrived on our 3rd day. But the cabins are spread out so we did not step on each others privacy. This families two children had the best time playing with the kids from the village and they never seemed to stop playing in the ocean or climbing coconut trees. The cabins are only 7 paces from the high water mark so when the water is in the lapping of the water on the beach is quite tranquil. We initially booked in for 3 nights but ended up staying 5 nights. The meals are all prepared with fresh produce collected from the village plantations. You can see the whole process from collecting the food in the early morning to preperation, cooking and serving the food. The cost was FJD$100.00 per night per person and it was well worth it for the cultural experience and food that was served. In the evenings we had fires on the beach under the stars and one night we went to a village elders house to drink kava and listen to the villagers sing songs in tune with an old guitar. One afternoon we took the guided waterfall tour with Henry which was great. On Saturday we went with Henry and the village rugby team to play another village in a game of rugby. We travelled with the team on the bus to the grounds in Suva and in the evening when we returned with the team back to the village (triumphly) we drank kava with the team to celebrate the win. I think the best thing we could of done was stay in a local resort (about 20mins drive from Danny's) before we went to Danny's. Doing this allowed us to relax and calm down from our busy western lifestyle so that when we got to Danny's we were on Fiji time. We booked the stay online via fijihomestays and the people at this website could not be more helpful setting the whole thing up for us. This is a truely amazing place and I would be happy to recommend to family and friends. We would definately go back.
- Also Known As:
- Danny`s Village Homestay Hotel Namatakula
- Danny's Village Homestay Fiji/Namatakula