We really enjoyed our time in Levuka; it’s an off-the-beaten path location that offers much to the visitor. The Levuka Homestay was wonderful; the service here is excellent (much better than the 4 star hotel we stayed at in Lami Bay), the breakfasts huge and delicious, and the hosts John and Marilyn genial and warm. Our room, one of four, had a cathedral ceiling with ensuite bathroom and an outside seating area on the deck from which we could feast our eyes on the gorgeous greenery in the garden, including crab claw flowers, frangipani, red bananas, birds of paradise, lilies, and other tropical delights.
Nox, the Homestay's gardener, does tours around the town and surrounding area; these tours - we did the extended town tour and the plantation tour - were one of the highlights of our visit. We really enjoyed seeing and experiencing a bit of Fijian life in his company. He is a gracious and gentle man. See pictures and more info here: http://lmaclean.ca/2011/09/desert-island-and-plantation-walk/
and here: http://lmaclean.ca/2011/09/touring-the-town-with-nox-and-a-side-trip-to-caqalai/
While in Levuka, we really felt that we became part of the community; people were very friendly, inviting us in for impromtu kava and singalong nights. We also spent a day snorkelling and swimming on the small island of Caqalai, south west of Ovalau.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Levuka Homestay - a new experience in bed and breakfast accommodation in Levuka. Stay in the comfort of our home which captures both the 'colonial' and the 'Fijian' themes that are so much part of the heritage of this town. We have become famous for our full breakfast, which is included in the tariff. This should start your day off well, ready to enjoy your day's exploration of Levuka. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Levuka Homestay Ovalau Island