Independent review of Barefoot Lodge in the Yasawa Islands of Fiji

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Barefoot Lodge Fiji offers traditional thatch bungalows along a stunning beachfront location in the heart of the Yasawa Islands. Snorkel in the warm lagoons with the chance to see manta rays right off the beach between May and October, savour the bounty of the lovo feast and explore the nearby hills on an adventure of a lifetime.

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Quick Facts
  • 28 Bures
  • Small Island - Beachfront Location
  • All Inclusive - Set Meal Plan

Barefoot Lodge Room Rates

Room Category
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Sleeps
(c = child)
Hotel Public Rate
(for 2 people)
Dorm Room 4 - 18 F$ 235 pp
Standard Bure 2 F$ 320
Ensuite Bure 2 F$ 440

Barefoot Lodge Information & Facts

  • Hotel Location:    Beachfront on Drawaqa Island in central Yasawa Islands
  • Getting There:    2 hrs 45 mins by fast catamaran from Denarau Marina, Nadi
  • Unique Qualities:    Beautiful beach, snorkel with Manta Rays (May - Oct), walking in hills
  • Ideal for:    Couples & Singles
  • Hotel Features:    28 traditional style bungalows with themed party and culture nights
  • Dining:    Resort Restaurant - no independent restaurants nearby
  • Children Policy:    Under 12 yrs NOT permitted
  • Local Attractions / Tours:    Swim with Mantarays, Vilage Visit, Scenic Walks
  • The Beach:    Beautiful white sandy beach backed by coconut palms
  • The Ocean:    Excellent for swimming, mostly sandy bottom
  • Snorkelling:    Excellent, offshore from beach
  • Other Activities:    Kayaks, Outer Reef Snorkelling Trips, Handline Fishing

Room Information


Accommodation at Barefoot Lodge is in traditional thatch bures with either double bed or twin beds, each bed with mosquito net. Bathrooms are shared and scattered around the island.

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The Premium Beach Bures are the only accommodatiomns at Barefoot Lodge with ensuite bathrooms. These bures face Sunset Beach and are spacious safari style tents with screen windows and doors, an ensuite bathroom (warm water shower) and a large wooden deck with chairs.

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Two bunk beds in a traditional Fijian bure sharing the same bathroom facilities.

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