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“Accommodation with an education” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bulou's Eco-Lodge

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Bulou's Eco-Lodge
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“Accommodation with an education”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

Our recent stay with Bulou and her son Tui was not only relaxing and interesting but educational as well. We helped Tui gather food for dinner that Bulou cooked superbly. Be warned, don't eat for 2 days before visiting Bulou's Eco's Lodge. Visitors are encouraged to eat more, eat more. Our 26 year old son is a big eater but was stumped with plenty of food still on the table. We had a wonderful kava ceremony and sat up chatting for hours. Tui was our guide in Navala village the next morning. He has an intimate knowledge of the village and it's people and was very informative. The villagers were charming and the children rushed to sell us their handicrafts which were not Chinese trinkets but items made by the kids.
The accommodation is basic but clean and comfortable. We stayed in the bunkhouse and it was a restful night before the early start the next morning. Tui took us before dawn to a hill overlooking the village so I could photograph the village as the sun rose.
More people should be visiting villages rather than just staying at the 5 star resorts and thinking they have seen Fiji.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

We spent 2 nights with Bulou and Tui at the beginning of a long trip to Fiji and it made our whole holiday. Totally and unreservedly recommended. Facilities in the bure were basic - you're up in the highlands far away from the nearest town so don't expect hot water or electricity, but the room was very comfortable, the food wonderful, the scenery absolutely breathtaking and our incredibly warm and knowledgeable hosts taught us more about Fiji and particularly village life than anywhere else. You can get there by public transport as far as Ba and then a carrier or taxi up to Navala. Call Bulou and she will tell you everything you need to know. Please visit!

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2011

During our stay with Bulou and Tui we learned more about fiji in two days than the whole of the rest of our trip. Its a great homestay if you dont mind the lack of electricity. Would def recommend this as an unique experience in fiji.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bulou's Eco-Lodge

Property: Bulou's Eco-Lodge
Address: Navala Village Rd | Navala Village, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: Fiji > Viti Levu
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 70 Specialty Lodging in Viti Levu
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Bulou's Eco-Lodge Fiji/Viti Levu

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