This is about as close as you can get to enjoying a private tropical island for less than $100 a night. Owned by South Sea Cruises, the 4-acre island hostel has a single indoor guest space for the bar and "office," and a covered outdoor picnic dining area. Above these is a 32-bed dorm, including a couple of semi-private six-bed enclaves and two bathrooms. Most visitors arrive for a couple of nights as part of an 11-night Awesome Adventures package or as one of up to 300
day-trippers who scuba dive, sail, kayak, dip in the small pool, or lay out on the pretty beach. When the sand settles at night, those remaining enjoy a hearty two-course buffet-style dinner of curry, stir-fry chicken, steamed fish or the like, wager on which crab will race out of the circle first, and play simple games conducive to drinking and flirting.
South Sea Island, unknown, Mamanuca & Yasawa, Fiji