Homestay tourism is becoming very popular in the Yasawa Group as visitors are opting to enjoy the village and cultural experience rather than staying in resorts.
New Zealand tourists Casey Kaczmarczyk and partner Janine Bidmead said it gave them a chance to meet people, enjoying their company and experience the Fijian culture.
The couple are currently on a one week holiday at Navotua Village.
Every homestay guests gets to eat at different houses in the village, for example have breakfast in one house, then lunch in the other and dinner in another house. So they will be visiting a total of three houses each day, where it will cost them FJ$25 for every meal.
The homestay tourists on Navutua village stay in Bures (Fijian traditional houses) which costs them FJ$280 per night.
According to Navotua village headman Ame Rokotuibau all information about homestay at their village are included in their website.
He said it helped with the progressive successive development of their village.
Article Courtesy of Fiji Sun – http://fijisun.com.fj/2018/08/15/homestay-tourism-growing-in-the-yasawa-group/