My partner and I are planning to spend some time in Fiji next christmas.
We need some help finding an accommodation: we're a young couple seeking some privacy, adventure & sport, local culture as well as the extra-bit of luxury that would make our holidays just great. We don't want to stay in big resorts/hotels but are willing to spend some money to get something more comfy than the backpackers/campings we're already used to.
I've visited http://www.fijibure.com/ website already. I'm pretty interested in this type of accommodation (homestay) but for the kind of holidays we're wanting, it might be a little not "comfortable" enough.
If you have tips on great accommodation in Fiji that would keep us away from the main tourist resorts as well as giving us the chance to meet local people, we'd greatly appreciate.
We stayed there a couple of years ago. It's on the edge of a small run of establishment, so not too busy.
It's also comfortable (good beds, bathrooms, and air-con) without being luxurious, like the 5 star Outrigger hotel about a mile away.
The rooms are wooden cabins built on stilts on the hillside, so a bit more character than a standard hotel, if not the traditional Bure type.
The place has local Fijian staff, but is owned by Indian Fijians. The restaurant on site was very good - the chef came out to talk to me every evening, as I'm a veggie and he liked to please!
Breakfast was western continental, but with the addition of loads of ripe, fresh fruit, straight from the tree.
Look up Papageno down on Kadavu Island.
Kadavu is 'old Fiji'- a place far beyond where the tourist track ends.
Thank you both for your answers
We'll have a though about it!
The Papageno resort seems greeaaat, only 5 guesthouses, great place, very secluded. It would have been fine if it wasn't so expensive. I know I said we wanted "some" luxury, but I probably forgot to mention that we also have rather small budget.
Anyway, thanks a lot, that's already some usefull info we can start with.