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Situated on the island of Waya Lailai in the Yasawa region, Naqalia lodge is set in a gorgeous landscape with a gorgeous beach in a sheltered cove and a mountain backdrop. The accommodations are great value for money if you are searching an authentic Fijian experience in a peaceful environment.

An island retreat where you can relax on the secluded white sandy beach, snorkel and dive the vibrant reef, hike the mountains and capture a panoramic view of the Yasawa and Mamanuca islands or have a taste of kava (yaqona - Fijian name), a mild narcotic drink, while singing Fijian songs and sharing stories with the locals.

Naqalia Lodge is the brain child of the Tagova clan of Waya Lailai Island in the Yasawa Island Group. The idea of setting up Naqalia Lodge was to help our families alleviate hardships which use to be associated with my family from the past. My family use to rely mostly on selling goats in order to send our kids to school. This is one of the main reasons why we as a family collectively agree to establish Naqalia Lodge and show travellers a unique Waya Lailai experience. Naqalia has been built by local artisans and its beachfront bures are classified as one of the most spacious bures in the whole of the Yasawa Archipelago. Our beachfront bures and dormitories have great panoramic views of the sea.

Caring for Destination

This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.

Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:

Preservation and conservation of the environment surrounding Naqalia Lodge and also keeping alive the traditional culture.

Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:

Water Management

  • Use of water tanks to collect rain water

Marine Conservation

  • Establishment of a marine sanctuary in the area

Energy Conservation

  • Proper disposal of decomposeable waste
  • Compost for organic waste disposal

Local Community Support
We will always promote and encourage the participation of locals in traditional activities such as traditional dances, storytelling and folklores, interpretation etc.

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