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Hello! We are Sake and Tupou, the owners of Danny's Village Homestay. We welcome you to come and stay with us! We are part of Namatakula village, a traditional Fijian village on the Coral Coast. We have operated our homestay since 2010 and have had guests from all around the world. We have cabins for families, groups, singles and couples. All cabins are just metres from the beach. Our price is $100FJ per person per night for adults and $65FJ for children. Activities available include horse riding, canoeing, massage, fishing and tours (Sigatoka market, village, school, waterfalls, etc). We have heard another place is calling itself Danny's Guesthouse, but we are the original on the beach and we are still operating.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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Jan S wrote a review Feb 2018
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Thank you very much for everything. We had a great time at your place with your family. They cooked for us delicious meals, freshly caught fish, sweet homemade doughnuts(my favorite ones) and other specializes. We had a great walks along the beach and also Tupou took us to next village walk for waterfall swing, which was great experience as well. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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jdeeb1 wrote a review May 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
I spent a total of 9 days in Namatakula with Tupou, Rosa, Lido, Ezo and the whole family. They were so welcoming and made me feel completely at home, couldnt recommend them enough. The food was amazing and I could never finish the mountains put in front me... despite the encouragement! The village is beautiful and staying here you get a real different perspective on Fijian life. There are a few waves in the area that you don't need to get a boat too (15 min walk and a short paddle) and the Beachouse is close if you want to get out to Frigates or some of the better waves. Can't thank everyone enough for my time, definitely coming back! Tupou can be reached on +679 918 9752
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Date of stay: April 2017
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David C wrote a review Jan 2017
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My husband, 7 year old son & myself recently stayed at Namatakula Village & were warmly welcomed by Tupou, Isoa, Rosa, Naomi & their wide extended family into their home. We wanted to experience true authentic Fiji & we weren't disappointed. My son absolutely loved it as he played all day & all night with all the kids, waded through rivers to get to the beach, went to church, climbed trees, swam, had rain baths, ate mangoes & coconuts straight off the tree, drank kava & ate heaps of beautiful food. The best part was how safe we felt & how relaxed we were with these new found friends that treated our son just like their own. We were after some local souvenirs, so Isoa of fijitransfers.com & the girls kindly escorted us around Rugby town (Sigatoka) to get some supplies. We thoroughly loved it and would definitely recommend this Homestay to anyone who wants to feel a pure Fijian encounter in this kid friendly country.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dana N wrote a review Dec 2016
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Very belated review here as I visited Danny's in 2015, but my visit was fantastic and I highly recommend it. Easy to access from the Queens Road bus, the friendliness and hospitality was wonderful. I was very fortunate in that there was a village wedding during my visit which I was welcomed to attend which was incredibly generous of the community. The food was excellent, the family are so kind and I loved my afternoons on the beach reading and watching the kids play, villagers fish and the sun set.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Brad C wrote a review Nov 2016
Newcastle, Australia28 contributions5 helpful votes
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Travelled to Namatakula Village Homestay in Oct16 and had a memorable 5 day family experience. We were welcomed by Tupou and her family with friendly faces and treated like long lost relatives for the whole time. So much to do whilst there - walk to beach, memorable school visit, bus trip to markets, walk to farmlands to pick foods for dinner, kava, hike to waterfalls and swimming hole. The kids climbed palm trees, helped cook dinners, went fishing, braided hair, played rugby with the local kids after school and ate everything that hangs from a tree. The meals were generous and accommodation comfortable. If you want jetski's, day spa's, overpriced drinks and lagoon pools then this is not for you. But if you want to immerse yourself in culture, village life and hang with proud friendly locals then stay at the Village Homestay for the REAL experience you will never forget....
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Date of stay: October 2016
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101melissa wrote a review Oct 2015
Newcastle, Australia8 contributions19 helpful votes
All those cliches of real Fiji are true here at Danny's. Village kids greeting you with wide smiles and "bula !!!", women wading onto the reef to catch octopus, kids crushing leaves ( Fijian medicine ) for bleeding cuts, rafts strung together with rope made from bark. Our kids had some of the best days of their lives here - memories that will stay with them forever. Accommodation is rustic but clean and charming - cabins on the beach at the water's edge. The bathroom is a few steps away, with cold showers, which were never a problem and they may have the hot working soon. Take lots of repellant, although Tupou provides mozzie coils. Days are spent touring the markets, the school, fishing, playing on the billi billi raft, talking to Tupou and the other villagers. Everyone is very friendly. Tupou doesn't drink, but is happy for you to take alcohol. She will boil water for drinking. She is the most beautiful, genuine host I have ever met and we are already planning our next visit. Just go !!!! Ps Consider taking supplies for the village - clothes, toys, books.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Rhea L wrote a review Sept 2015
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Have just had a fabulous 5 night stay at Danny's Homestay in namatakula (2nd-6th September)! All the reviews below are very accurate on how brillant our two hosts Sake and Tupou were - such warm, lovely and generous people. As a solo traveller I couldn't have felt more at home in their cosy home and they made me feel like part of the family. During my time there I visited the school (again, would recommend bringing something for the school children or sweeties), went to a pottery village, market tour, went on a day trip to the capital Suva with my Fijian family, went to the village church service (beautifully talent musicians!) and reeelaxed. Tupou's cooking is absolutely out of this world, so so so good! I felt so spoilt and had big portions for my large appetite :) "more food, more food!" Her banana pancakes were my fave as well as her delcious pumpkin and tuna curry with roti - Tupou happy to share her secret recipes with me on my final day! Thank you! Can't wait to try at home :) Rooms are basic but you don't need anything more. The village is very welcoming - a young boy helped me out with by bags as soon as i got off the bus and said i was looking for dannys homestay. Children are so happy, always wanting to play! A truely unique experience, I can't recommend enough!
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lisa H wrote a review Sept 2015
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We had an amazing visit with Saki and Topou. We are a family of 4 (kids 9 and 7) and stayed at Danny's Homestay for 2 nights. The kids had an absolutely blast playing with kids from the village. When we returned home, they told everyone that their favorite part of our 3 week trip was Danny's Homestay. They loved being on the beach and having kids to play with. Everyone was so welcoming and generous. Saki and Topou are amazing hosts. The bungalow was very clean. The mosquito nets were perfect (also a favorite for my kids). The food was plentiful and delicious. We will be bringing 12 students back in Summer 2016!
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled on business
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Marideth S wrote a review Jul 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions5 helpful votes
As background, I had changed my arrival date twice and, at the last minute, emailed that I could not come, because of work, on the first night that I was to arrive. So I was nervous. The bus from Suva dropped me off about two hours earlier than I had told Tuvou and Sate to (finally) expect me. I started to roll my very large red hard-sided briefcase into the village, when a woman stuck her head out the door of her house and told me to go down the wood walkway toward Danny's. As I did so, a young man called out to me from inside his house to offer to pull my 50# bag to Danny's. I asked him his name, and from there we had a great conversation as we walked and as we waited for Tuvou to arrive. First, the homestay is right on the ocean, surrounded by trees that give up their passionfruit and oranges continuously. I had somehow forgotten that wondrous fact until I heard the ocean and saw women in the distance fishing by handline as they sat on the sandbars. John, the young man, proceeded to tell me a story about his life, centered around rugby. After finishing it, he turned to me and said, "It's your turn now (to tell your story)." I was saved by Tupou's arrival back home. She embraced me and said welcome to her family and called me sister. It was so heartwarming. There was no mention of or frustration with my changing plans. My stay of perhaps 30 hours with Tupou and Sake was the highlight of my trip to Fiji. After taking a short nap (as suggested by Tupou) in a spotless cabin, complete with burning coil to keep the mosquitos away, an extension cord with several outlets for charging my computer and phone, and a firm bed, I joined Tupou for a walk around the village where everyone we passed said - or really sang out - "Bu-La" (minor third going down). The kids and I slapped palms as we passed one another and smiled at each other. I watched a rugby practice - this area of Fiji is known for producing internationally famous rugby players - and I could see why. Men of all ages ran up and down the rugby field with no apparent difficulty. I also watched kava root being pummeled, which created a rhythmic bell-like sound throughout the village. Tupou is a wonderful and generous cook. Immediately upon arrival, she had asked me whether I had any allergies or food needs. She recommended Sake take me to buy water (which he did) and I also drank boiled water with no problems. After dinner (when I had my first taste of octopus pieces with bok choy in coconut cream - yum! as well as fish and lamb, After dinner, Sake told me stories explaining the village's families' heritage as well as his own as being of the family who are the chiefs of the village. We talked for hours about Fiji, about village life, about family and what it means to them, about changes, about their perspective of "all good" and complete acceptance, and much more. After I talked a bit about what I had found most interesting in Fiji and in traveling, Tupou and Sake immediately picked up on my interests and offered me a very reasonably priced tour for the next day to Nakabuta, the Pottery Village up the Sigatoka river, to the Sigatoka market, and to the Eco-Park just south of Sigatoka. How quickly they figured out what would be most interesting to me in the short number of hours available was astounding. Sleep came easily that night - the bed linens smelled fresh, the coil eliminated the mosquitos, and the walk to the toilet was easy. On the way back, I stopped and looked at the stars and a shooting star bid me back to bed. After a scrumptious breakfast of banana pancakes and coffee, we began what turned into a very full day of Sake's driving and waiting, for which i will be ever grateful. The women of the Pottery Village, Nakabuta, make beautiful and reasonably priced items, and also taught me much about their village and the history of their pottery making. From there, we went to the Sigatoka Market, where the farmers of "Fiji's salad bowl" sell their abundant produce and fishermen bring octopus, tuna heads, and other fish to sell. I walked through the well-planned Eco Park for at least an hour, during which Sake and Tupou assured me they would be quite comfortable waiting in the car. From there, it was back "home" for tuna sandwiches on fresh bread. More "yum." I quickly repacked my bag, with Tupou's help, adding the pottery, and the three of us and bag got in the car to leave. Sake started the 2.5 hour trip to Nadi Airport only after he first said a prayer that included asking God to watch over me and give me a safe return. It was so heartfelt and I was incredibly moved by how they cared about me, a stranger they had known for only a day. And, as Sake drove to the airport and kept asking Tupou what time it was, I was also struck by how concerned they were that I should make my plane. They said, "We are on Fiji time, but Nadi Airport is not." I have traveled and worked in 58 countries. I hold my experience with Tupou and Sake as one of the most enjoyable ever, and I truly look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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beccagatey wrote a review Jun 2015
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Danny's homestay was the perfect place for me to become immersed in village life. Arriving in Fiji, I was faced with expensive resorts with no culture, but I knew there must be another option. I found out about the homestay on trip advisor and word of mouth from other adventurous travellers. So I jumped on a bus from nadi and 2 hours later arrived at namatakula bus stop, where tupou was waiting for me. I was shown to my room which was a spacious dorm next to the main house. Sake and tupou were warm, welcoming, and eager to tell us about their way of life. I stayed for 6 days and found lots to keep me busy - mainly being entertained by the village kids! One night we joined a kava drinking 'party'. I was free to wander round as I liked, and everyone shouts 'Bula!' The 3 meals a day were delicious and huge. There is a river directly in front of the cabins where you can swim and bathe like the locals. Definitely recommend staying here for a couple of days, if not more! If staying longer I would say it's best for groups of travellers and families so that you have other people to hang out with. Thanks for having me at Danny's homestay! (See comments below for contact and pricing info).
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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