Well what a lovely experience! This was my first, but I certainly hope not my last trip to Fiji. I had a super time. I took the bus from the airport to Namatakula and arrived at the village. As suggested on the website, I approached someone who happened to be near where the bus stopped, and asked where Danny's Homestay was. They pointed me in the right direction and I found the hidden gem that is Danny's by the beach along with my very welcoming hosts. The beach hut where I stayed was basic, however I had all I needed with a mosquito net over my double bed, a chair and a table. The hut was right next to the beach and I could hear the waves. All very relaxing.
I was made to feel extremely welcome by my hosts and their family, and it was the perfect way to see a little of Fiji, particularly as a lone traveller. During my time in Namatakula I visited the school (which was much larger than I expected), went on the Hot Springs tour with Tupou, snorkelled at the beach, went to the local market and swam at a neighbouring waterfall. The food at Danny's was local and lovely - and tea, coffee and water were available all the time.
If you're looking to experience a little bit of the REAL Fiji, then I recommend that you seriously consider Danny's for at least a portion of your trip, if not all of it. I stayed here a week, and I would go back there in a heartbeat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hello! We are Sake and Tupou, the owners of Danny's Village Homestay. We welcome you to come and stay with us! We are part of Namatakula village, a traditional Fijian village on the Coral Coast. We have operated our homestay since 2010 and have had guests from all around the world. We have cabins for families, groups, singles and couples. All cabins are just metres from the beach. Our price is $100FJ per person per night for adults and $65FJ for children. Activities available include horse riding, canoeing, massage, fishing and tours (Sigatoka market, village, school, waterfalls, etc). We have heard another place is calling itself Danny's Guesthouse, but we are the original on the beach and we are still operating. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Danny`s Village Homestay Hotel Namatakula
- Danny's Village Homestay Fiji/Namatakula