After flying to Ovalau island, and getting a taxi into Levuka, we met up with Sala, one of our hosts. Right from the start we were treated with respect and were shown the true Fijian hospitality that you hear about.
The whole experience was fantastic, from seeing the village to watching the local rugby team playing football in the cup match at Levuka. We were also able to visit a local school and meet the kids and teachers, which was a great insight for my partner, as she is studying to become a teacher.
The food was excellent, locally sourced and prepared, and some of the best that we've had in Fiji. Living with Sala and Seru (Our other host) was a fantastic experience that we'd love to have again.
As for the negative reviews listed here previously, these people were clearly expecting a 5 star resort. In reality it is similar to a home/village stay, and a fantastic one at that.
Can't wait to head back!
- Also Known As:
- Silana Backpackers And Cottages Fiji/Ovalau Island