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Palmlea Farms Lodge & Bures

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My boyfriend and I had a truly amazing three nights because of the hospitality of the lovely owners, Joe and Julie. The little bungalows aren’t too fancy, but they’re adorable and have everything you need - not that it matters, because the views and jaw dropping ocean setting make up for it 100x over. We loved getting off the grid and spending three days exploring, kayaking, and snorkeling at the gorgeous private sandbar in the middle of the ocean they can take you out to. The organic food was spectacular and the love and care that went into building the place can be felt everywhere. There’s plenty of big corporate resorts in Fiji...go to those if you want an average time with a bunch of other tourists (we spent a couple nights at those, too!) But if you want a something more personal, a little adventurous, and truly relaxing, I can not recommend Palmlea Farms enough. Thank you Joe and Julie!!

I recommend Palmlea highly, for a peaceful, relaxing break. The views are superb. The bure was clean and comfortable with excellent toilet and shower facilities. Also the best insect screens on windows and doors I've ever seen. Our host Kate went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Julie and Joe who are normally the hosts were on holiday. The staff also were most accommodating, nothing was too much trouble and the food all freshly cooked from local produce, was delicious. If you want a holiday were you can sit by the pool, in total peace and quiet or swim or kayak in the lagoon, be well fed and pampered ......this is the place for you.

My boyfriend and I visited Palmlea for our anniversary while in Fiji. The views were beautiful and Palmlea made us the BEST FOOD we had on the island! Every meal was fresh and delicious; we looked forward to a big breakfast every morning of coffee, fresh fruit from the farm, homemade toast and jam, and eggs. We hired the staff to take us out on the boat to go snorkeling and despite the weather not being the most favorable, still had a great time. The guys brought fresh coconuts for us and opened them up with machetes after we got out of the water. With no TV, and Wi-Fi only available in the lodge, we had a wonderful, unplugged, few days at Palmlea Farms.

A great place for a peaceful break with comfortable accomodation and excellent meals and service. Only two accomodation bures mean you will get careful attention from the hosts who can entertain you with great stories about their extensive yacht cruising experience.

The stand alone bure has good screens and net over the bed but best to use repellant when you are on the deck or by the pool. No fridge or cooking facilities but the hotel food is very good and reasonable price.

Palmlea is a slice of paradise. We stayed here for a week and had a fantastic time. It may not suit those looking for the bright lights of a city but the bright stars that lit up the night sky from horizon to horizon at night were exactly what we wanted. The complex is totally private and is quiet and peaceful. The loudest noise you hear will be the birdsong and the wind blowing through the trees. Our room was a burre, an individual chalet with ensuite facilities and its own balcony with fabulous views down to the sea. The large pool was welcome to cool off during the heat of the day. The hosts Joe and Julie are exceptional and Malti, the chef, an amazing talent produced outstanding meals both local and international, though we would highly recommend you try all the local options, as these are definitely her strength.

its a beautiful place with gorgeous romantic view. cant fault view. was able to see sunset and sunrise form the patio. at night watch the stars its the only place that have stars that lights up the entire sky the staff and owner are lovely the cons are: Too expensive for camping. i would stay for less cost with some major changes because I did love the above It was a beautiful villa made of bamboos with a bed and cupboard but I call it camping because: The villa had insets inside such as spiders, centipedes and cockroaches At night when the lights get turned on: centipedes came in dozens and I had to ask for a broom to sweep it away when I initially entered: the villa was full of cobwebs, cockroach poos and dead spiders and the sheets stank of mould etc which I slept in for the first night and it was cleaned on our complaint there was no tea and coffee making facilities which i did not realize when i booked and missed having my coffee when I wanted to I was informed that i could let staff know if I needed something but i could not do that at 9pm at night because there was no staff at reception I did try one morning and found everyone asleep If one needs to get into town by taxi one away is $25,therefor return is $50 per day walking to catch bus would take good 30 mins There is no set menu for breakfast, i was told that I had 2 options: eggs and bread or cereal Another major issue was the residence dog: staff and owner declared him friendly but he snarled and barked and came close to us as if he was going to bite us I love dogs but was totally petrified of him that even to walk in the yard, I had to drag my hubby with me there is no bar fridge either and staff and owner did put my wine in the fridge but once again it was a bit of inconvenience for me because I had take it out earlier than I was going to use it and also couldn't put the unfinished wine in the fridge due to everyone asleep I was offered to put it in fridge in morning but as it is with sparkling wine, the sparkles go off if not refrigerated after opening it the pool didn't work the whole time I was there and that was a contributing factor when we booked this place. We found it very difficult without pool because the its so hot there. we were informed that the pump was broken when we got there. We were there for the soccer games and every other hotel was fully booked so we had to stay there. we were waived an amount of $120 which we had incurred in food and wine but I was disappointed that we weren't offered any other discount for loss of pool and other inconveniences caused to us As I have stated in the beginning, I would stay again for less cost with some major changes

I stayed at Palmlea Farms Lodge & Bures for a night while I was in town for work. I thoroughly recommend it for anyone who will be on Vanua Levu. The accommodation is beautiful, the views are stunning, and the food is delicious! Julie was fun to chat with and was very kind in helping me resolve a snag in my travel plans.

We stayed there one night but wished we could have stayed much longer. It's a beautiful paradise with just a few bures which makes it very authentic and relaxing. Joe and Julie are amazing hosts and their staff is one of the nicest. The view is breathtaking and the lap pool of 25m is very enjoyable. The dinner and breakfast we had were amongst the best of our trip in Fiji. I highly recommend Palmlea Farms Lodge to anyone travelling to Labasa! Don't miss this place. Laura & Fred.

Stayed here 2 nights Fantastic experience Thoroughly recommend the setting, accommodation , food and hospitality Brought friends from Labasa for a meal and they all raved about the beauty and hospitality Thanks Julie and Joe !

1 Yalava by the Sea Labasa

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Palmlea Farms Lodge & Bures places you 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from Sangam Temple and 9.6 mi (15.5 km) from Subrail Park. This 3-star villa has 3 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free self parking. Near the airport, the villa is also within a 20-minute drive of Labasa Sugar Mill.


Free breakfast is included with your stay.


The 3 villas feature kitchens and patios. Guests can expect to find TVs with DVD players. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Palmlea Farms Lodge & Bures enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle for FJD 30 per vehicle one way. Helpful staff can provide tour or ticket assistance and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include a garden, a picnic area, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Villa, Ocean View (Bure 1)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

King 2 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 76 reviews