Sam is a great host. He´s laid back and relaxed but also knows that the guest might need something, and if that happens, jumps right in to fix whatever it is.
I stayed in a bungalow, but did little in it but sleep, since the grounds are so nice. There are sunbeds with mattresses, hammocks, a swing, a kayak and a great beach, a patio next to main house, a patio infront of bungalow, a garden, a volleyball court... etc etc. Also, the family dogs are around to pet and play with, great fun.
The bed was a bit dingy, but by combining both mattresses (two beds in bungalow) I managed to get an ok bed. Mosquito net were flawless, and they have coils available. But do bring repellent... These mozzies bite even during the day...
Bathroom very good, lots of hot water, clean and functional.
At times the cane toads can be very loud at night, so if you are sensitive to noise bring ear plugs.
My only negative is the food. Although it was very nice most days, some nights I could see the family eating lobster and the guest eating fried rice with nothing but eggs and veggies added. Lunch was often just a soup with some taro chips on the side. But just bring a few snacks along and you´ll be fine.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for peace and quiet, and if you enjoy snorkeling even better, there is a very nice reef just off the beach that has been protected for a few years so there are lots of fish and even a reef shark and a turtle might drop by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lawaki Beach House is a locally owned eco tourism enterprise with a total of 10beds. It opened in 2003. The managers/owners are Sam & Christine, a Fijian-Swiss couple (we speak english, german and fijian). Sustainability and environmentally friendly management, a low impact on local culture and tradition are an ongoing concern for us. All guests are on a full meal plan. We have our own spring water and organic garden. The resort is powered by solar energy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lawaki Beach House Hotel Beqa Island