The most common style of accommodation in Fiji is a bure, an open-plan traditionally-styled building with high ceilings and thatch roofing ensuring natural ventilation. At the upmarket resorts, bures are exquisite handcrafted palaces, usually with king-sized beds, walk-in showers and wood floors, while at a backpacker resort you can expect thin bamboo walls, a simple foam mattress, no electricity and a shared communal bathroom. At some of the mid-range and larger resorts, a bure is often an A-frame wooden structure split into two or four rooms and referred to as a duplex or quad bure.

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