The sharing economy’s darling, AirBnB, is a hit because of the affordable lodging options it offers for global travelers, and the platform provides a way for homeowners to earn extra income by renting out spare rooms or unique vacation properties. But the online lodging service has also been able to capitalize on the holiday villa rental market, previously cornered by independent property management companies and online sites like the HomeAway / VRBO family.
On AirBnB, you can find anything to suit your personal traveling style. Crave nature? No problem. Need privacy? Find a secluded spot. Love luxury living, but have to stretch the budget? There’s everything from backpacker-style budget friendly bures and quirky beach cottages to private rooms in all the way up to private villas located in larger resorts, which offer visitors access additional amenities and activities at higher price points.
A simple search for Fiji AirBnB’s reveals 171 current results in Fiji – with the majority of the lodging options being on the main island of Viti Levu, though there are many listed on Vanua Levu and Tavueni lslands as well. Several of Fiji’s smaller islands, including Ovalau and the Yasawa Islands group, also turn up a few more accommodations.
(See our @GoVisitFiji Islands Guide for additional info about the islands of Fiji.)
While we haven’t visited any of these (yet) ourselves, rest assured, we’ve saved some of these and quite a few others as Favorites in our AirBnB profile for a future visit to Fiji. If you are considering visiting Fiji by going the AirBnB route, be sure to read their Trust & Safety information before booking and read the reviews from past travelers so you know what to expect.
Beach Bum it at Bargain Cottages in Tavua
Catering to the no-frills backpacker and hostel loving types of travelers, For $22 USD per night, you can rent a rustic beach cottage style bure, with a shared bathroom. Upgrades are available for bures with a private bath. Located 90 minutes north of Nadi, the owners will arrange pickups for you.
Bungalow in Tavua, Fiji. This boutique resort – which has been in operation since the 1970s – came under new ownership in April 2014 when three Spaniards who were living in Australia, left everything behind to pursue his dream of running a sustainable resort in Fiji. Wit… View all listings in Tavua
Stay at an Authentic Fijian Village in Yasawa
For the culture seeker, the most unique Fiji lodging option we came across on AirBnB were these traditional bures located in a Fijian village setting in the Yasawa Islands group, a ferry ride that is about 6 hours from the mainland.
Authentic means immersion into very basic and rustic accommodations. For $53 USD per night, three meals per day are included and this bure includes a private (outdoor) bath house for your usage. (Do note the warnings about overbooking.) There is no electricity, but there is a solar panel in community hall to charge devices. Guests are provided with instructions to honor local customs and follow proper village etiquette.
House in Navotua Village, Fiji. All meals included in the price. Unforgettable village hospitality, beachfront bungalow, impeccable white sand beach with small islands off the coast, on a remote unspoilt Nacula island in Yasawa. Up to 3 people can stay in our bungalow. Go for a… View all listings in Navotua Village
Converted Container Cottages on Vanua Levu
A perfect example of AirBnB’s appeal to stay in something just a little unexpected, these hosts have converted box containers into funky rooms with a view, with private and modern bathrooms for just $72 USD a night. The property has gardens to explore with a number of native tropical fruits growing, guests are invited to pick and enjoy.
Other in Savusavu, Fiji. Featuring some of the most spectacular views in Savusavu, our 2 breezy and comfortable cottages have a rustic simplicity and modern sensibility. Enjoy our self catering cottages with bountiful garden and private but close proximity to Savusavu to… View all listings in Savusavu
Relax at at Mountain Retreat Near Nadi
While most visitors think of being close to the sea in Fiji, the interior of Viti Levu features lush green terrain and mountainous topography, and Koroyanitu National Heritage Park offers ample opportunity to hike and explore the local terrain.
This 2-bedroom guesthouse rental sleeps up to 5, includes a pool shared with the owners, plus use of a car during your stay and is just 15 minutes from Nadi, and not far from the park. At $142 per night (min. stay 2 nights) – the accommodations appear to be a great value, with simplistic style.
House in Nadi, Fiji. Nasau Lodge offers a perfect holiday home for families, couples or friends. This newly constructed 2 bedroom home comfortably sleeps up to 5 and offers beautiful views of the mountains from both the veranda and swimming pool. Fitted and furnished … View all listings in Nadi
Find Fiji B&Bs on AirBnB
Traditional Bed & Breakfast operators have jumped on the AirBnB wagon, as they are often the perfect mix of provided host services and privacy. This B&B has an excellent location, close to the beach, shops, restaurants and larger resorts nearby to enjoy lunch and dinner at daily. The property has a beautiful riverfront view and shares a pool with the lodge next door. A fantastic value at $70 USD per night for up to 2 travelers, including a private bathroom. A second room is available for $53/night but shares a bathroom.
Bed & Breakfast in Pacific Harbour, Fiji. Waikeli is a villa located in Pacific Harbour. Waikeli was designed by architect Murray and his wife Cakau. Overlooking the Qaraniqio River, the villa is gracious living in the tropics at it’s best, as a bed and breakfast Please note that breakfa… View all listings in Pacific Harbour
Colonial Charm in Pacific Harbour
Accommodating up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms with 5 beds total, with clean and updated decor and a private pool, this standalone house rental is a value for groups and families at $200 USD per night. Located near the heart of activities in the adventure zone, it would serve as an excellent basecamp.
House in Pacific Harbour, Fiji. A beautiful Villa with a mission to Allow guests a private,warm, comfortable holiday. Set in a quiet neighborhood and LOCATED within minutes walk of Pacific Harbour’s beach, shops and transport, Riverside Villa spacious and luxurious. View all listings in Pacific Harbour
Sun Coast Villas on Volivoli Peninsula
On the northernmost tip of Viti Levu, you can expect the most sunshine and less rain than just about anywhere else in Fiji. Nearby are the Bligh waters and Nananu-i-Ra Islands, exceptional spots for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. This collection of 6 contemporary villas can be rented individually for about $200 per night, or all can be reserved at once, with a central space for up to 40 guests to gather, plus there is a large shared pool area.
Villa in Volivoli, Fiji. The amenities of a luxury home, set in tropical paradise in the heart of the South Pacific. Premier private villa destination, invites you to live your tropical dream from atop Volivoli Peninsula. Leave the cares of the world behind and fully en… View all listings in Volivoli
Private Pod House in Savusavu
A romantic, completely private getaway for two, with modern amenities at a fraction of the cost a resort stay might offer for similar features, at $250/night average cost. Includes kitchen and outdoor BBQ, but a private cook and housekeeping can also be arranged. Nearby resorts, shops and restaurants offer additional amenities.
House in Savusavu, Fiji. The ultimate getaway just for two. You enter through a private courtyard with its own marble tiled pool, with separate living and sleeping pods, king sized daybeds, outdoor shower. Complete privacy from the moment you arrive. Exclusively yours. O… View all listings in Savusavu
Modern Luxury at Myola Plantation on Coral Coast
Boasting a cliffside location with access to a private beach, plus an infinity pool AND two private plunge pools, for $500 USD per night (3 night minimum) while accommodating up to four guests in two master suites, this place is a steal. A personal cook is available upon request, and maid service is included. The listing notes the property is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
Villa in Sigatoka, Fiji. Myola Plantation Villa is an exclusive award-winning retreat, set in a private estate of landscaped tropical gardens offering unrivaled Pacific ocean views. Located just 40 minutes from Fiji’s Intl airport on the beautiful island of Viti Levu Myo… View all listings in Sigatoka
Koro Sun Resort Private Mountaintop Villa
Part of the popular resort community in Savusavu, these private villas offer more space for groups and families, along with private pools. Visitors can also take advantage of the main resort amenities and activities offered, included in the $575 per night rate. Meal plans are offered for an extra fee.
Villa in Savusavu, Fiji. The 4,000 square foot five bedroom villa is architecturally stunning, offering privacy and exclusivity, yet within the Koro Sun Resort Community. Guests will enjoy both the facilities of their private villa as well as the boutique resort pools, a… View all listings in Savusavu
Most Expensive Fiji Holiday Villa @AirBnB
For $3250 per night, with a 3 night minimum, you can rent all 4 private villas at Tides Reach Resort on Taveuni Island. Accommodating up to twelve guests in Beachfront suites ($995 USD per couple per night) and Deluxe 1-Bedroom Beachfront Villas ($1495 USD, up to 4 people), the units can also be rented individually.
The rates are all-inclusive, providing all meals and beverages (alcohol excluded), full housekeeping services and resort activities. In addition, a complimentary car and driver is provided on call.
Villa in Matei, Fiji. Featuring 4 stunning all-inclusive private villas, that are outfitted with the finest imported Belgian linens and amenities, each villa (2 Deluxe and 2 Suites) is ideally located beachfront with stunning views of the ocean. Book 1 villa for just … View all listings in Matei