We've just returned from Fiji and found our experience to be one of the best ever. Christine, Sam and their staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and we truly felt like locals given the hospitality we received. It's hard to put such an experience into words.
Lawaki Beach House is not a place to go and party and carry on like you're 21 again. It's a place to absorb everything that is good about Fiji, great fresh food, beautiful walks, a cheeky swim, fishing or somewhere to relax and enjoy the company.
The food was unreal and the idyllic nature of the resort made it very calming. We're not sure how people come to complain about Lawaki as it's great value and you're getting a true Fijian experience. Something you'd be hard pressed to find in a typical resort. Christine was accommodating to our budget and went out of her way to keep us happy. Sam shared his 'war stories' with us and by the end of our trip we felt as though we had known them for years. Having grown up in the area it was great to hear his local knowledge about Beqa Island.
It was our first holiday away with our 4-month old and like most Fijians they loved our daughter like she was their own. My advice would be to get yourself to Lawaki Beach House ASAP and throw yourself into the local environment, engage the locals, scrape coconut out of the shell for the Lovo and marvel as ancient rituals are observed.
Accommodation was basic but we were happy with that and was in-line with the pricing we paid. Food was fantastic and we got to eat what we caught and the Lovo was out of this world.
We met a fellow traveller who was on his second trip to Lawaki so that should tell you something. We'll be back for sure, hopefully sooner rather than later!
Thanks again Christine and Sam!
- 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