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Bai's Place

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Fantastic opportunity to discover the local lifestyle
  • gain local knowledge

    Cons

  • Private bures are set on a poor beach
  • extremely basic facilities

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Bai's Place Review

Extremely rustic accommodations on a small island 25 minutes' from Kadavu's airstrip allow you a fantastic glimpse into Fijian life. Bai's paternal ancestor arrived from Boston as a handyman on one of the U.S.'s first voyages to Fiji in the 19th century and his descendants have lived here ever since. Bai will teach you to spearfish, free-dive for lobsters and scuba dive, and will educate you concerning village life and sustenance using his lush garden of sugarcane, avocadoes, and other fruits. Snorkeling (bring your own equipment), hiking, bird-watching and, of course, village visits are close at hand. One bure has a double bed and its own toilet and shower, another has two very small double bedrooms sharing a nearby outdoor shower and outhouse toilets. Over a hill is a 12-bed dorm with cooking facilities and a separate bathroom set on a beautiful white-sand beach. A meal plan including hearty curries, Fijian dishes, and plenty of vegetables is $15 per day.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Galoa Island, Kadavu Group | Map It
  • Phone: /362–0139
  • Location: Kadavu Group

    Hotel Details

  • 3 bures, 1 dorm
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • No credit cards.
Updated: 06-22-2011

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    Best value for $ on Kadavu

    We arrived at Vunisea ridiculously, without any booking, & Bai's Place was the only one to take us in at no notice. 3 other resorts we phoned were full & unfriendly & unhelpful. Sure Bai's Place is rustic but that is the charm - it was great to get away from modern technology. We caught some great fish trolling & had a splendid, relaxing time. If you are wanting to see the Real Fiji; complete with piglets outside your bure & learn about Fijian culture, Bai's Place is the one on Kadavu. If you want air con, go to Bali. Fodor's review mentioned avocadoes growing at Bai's Place - I never saw an avaocado tree the whole 4 days we were there & doubt whether they would grow in such a climate. Did the reviewer even go there? Also it says 'bures on a poor beach' Untrue: what is so poor about a white sandy beach with turquoise water? And it doesn't mention prices, here they are: Dorm: $20 per day Pte Bure: $35 per day Meals: $15 for 3 meals.

    by bulaperry, 8/22/09

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