THE increasing number of tourists flocking to Navala, Ba, has prompted villagers to think about building an overnight facility and expanding their earning capacity.
Village headman Semi Sasai said a proposal for the construction of a lodge was now a priority.
"This is one of the development projects for the village and we are working toward it. It was suggested in the village meeting and many village elders support the idea," he said.
Mr Sasai said tourists had helped the village tremendously.
"The village can earn more than $20,000 from the tourist visits each year," he added.
At least five tourists visit the village each day and their arrival is treasured by the villagers.
"Each visitor contributes financially so we are grateful to each and every one of them.
"The $20,000 might not sound like a huge amount but that's a lot of money for us here in Navala."
He said the idea of a lodge stemmed from the fact that tourists would sometimes stayed overnight at the village.
A piece of land has already been identified as a suitable site to build up to five lodges.