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Hi we in our 50s are off to fiji in july on a budget no 5 star to much , maybe midway, we also surf . but love the village life , any recommendations of where to stay and a 6week trip travel , also what is the update of club fiji happy travellers
I have 4 major transfers booked with a transport company called Fiji Transfers for next month. All of a sudden, their web page is suspended and I am unable to contact them. Does it mean the they have closed operations?
A Cheaper and affordable option, try Trueblue Rent-A-Car. I got ripped off by budget.
I am just coming back from Fiji and i have to say that Taveuni Island has been the best of my trip in Fiji. I first stay at Vanu lodge which is really peacefull and managed by such a sweet lady. Then i went to Bouma, where the waterfall is. I spent 5 days overthere staying with a Fijian family whose has made sure i had an amazing time.
This family is very keen on welcoming foreign people and i would be very selfish to keep their contacts for myself. Also as there is no lodge or hotel in Bouma it can be helpful to have a homestay contact.
Maria is a mother of 8 boys, but only 3 of them live in the house so there is a spare room for you. As a super nana she is a wonderful cook and like to feed you as much as your stomach can contain yummi food. She is a busy woman but always find some time to spend with you. If not she will offer you to come with her in her many activities.
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Heading with a family group to Fiji in September. We'll be spending a few nights in Nadi to explore the main island before spending some time on Mana Island.
Thinking of maybe hiring a car and doing some day trips from Nadi - any suggestions? Particularly any really nice beaches to picnic on, or nice villages to visit?
I'm going to Fiji for a couple of weeks as part of a RTW trip in August. I want to do the Awesome Adventures Fiji Fling package but was wondering how much it would cost to buy in Fiji as opposed to buying it for £553 before I leave? I assume it will be cheaper if I buy it once I'm there? Also, how do I go about buying it once I'm there? Many thanks!
I will be in Fiji on a diving holiday in July but have allowed 4 days for land based sightseeing. One of those days, a Sunday, I am planning to visit Kula Bird Park in the morning and Sigatoka Sand Dunes in the afternoon.
My question is, how much time should I allow to get something useful out of each of those attractions without having to hurry along?
I've read about Bulou's Eco Lodge in the lonely planet Fiji book and would really like to go! However, the only contact information they list is a local telephone number, and I can't find a website. Has anyone stayed there, and if so is it normal to just call when you arrive in Fiji and see if they have the night available that you're looking for? Or is there a way to book before arriving in Fiji? Maybe they just never fill up? Thanks!
Can anyone recommend decent budget accommodation around Savusavu? Solo mid-twenties male stopping through for four nights. Would prefer something near town but would consider places further out if they come recommended.
I am going to Fiji in July mainly for scuba diving but would like to do some land visits as well. On of the places that I want to go is the Arts Village in Pacific Harbor. It used to have its own website and accept on-line booking for their tours, but the site has now disappeared. Is the village closed or something?
If you could have a 2 week kayaking and camping trip in Fiji with a foldable kayak, where would you go?
Islands, beaches, coral reefs and local villages pretty much sums up what I am looking for.
I am a barrister in Australia. My wife is a public servant. I have ridden horses through the backblocks of Mali, rock-climbed in Ethiopia, travelled by public bus in East Timor, and driven from Kathmandu to Lhasa. But now I have two kids -- two and a half and five, and what I want to do is lie in the sun and read books while someone else looks after the kids from time to time. And eat decent food. So I googled 'best kids clubs Fiji' and it seems like people think the best kids' clubs are at some of the most expensive resorts. But I don't really like expensive resorts, and I'm not sure that many of the kids' clubs cater to under threes anyway. I like little, simple inexpensive yet tasteful places: Gheralta Lodge in Ethiopia, Virgin Cove in Samoa, Mu and [Seraya Shores in|http://www.... more »
Does anyone know of Good reasonable cafe, restaurant near Outrigger on the lagoon?
We have breakfast but Don't have all meals included and want to eat out of resort.
Would love to hear your recommendations.
Also anyone know of the closest supermarket?
My husband and I are planning to spend 2 weeks in Fiji for the coming December holidays, one week at a dive-centric hotel somewhere in the Yasawas, 6 nights around the main island.
There are a lot of good reviews for Octopus and Manta Ray resorts, any other suggestions for the Yasawas for a couple seeking to do relaxing and diving, staying in a bure with a private bathroom, around $2000 USD (incl the mandatory meal plans) for a week? We'd prefer something that doesn't have a lot of children if possible, and is vegan-friendly.
We're planning to hire a car to drive around Viti Levu for the first part of our trip, getting in diving and some hikes. Is driving in Fiji difficult? Should we get a 4 wheel drive vehicle? Are there some great hikes or off-the-beaten-path beaches or dive sites we should seek out if we have the freedom of a car? (We're planning to bring our own dive ... more »
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Mana Lagoon Backpackers for a few days around the end of February 2013.
That was the WORST experience of my 4 travels to Fiji in more than 10 different resorts between Mamanucas, Yasawas and Coral Coast.
The Mana Lagoon Backpackers is completely disorganized, rooms are very dirty, roofs are broken with big holes so every time it rains you get wet while you are in bed !!
There's only ONE shower and TWO toilets for the whole resort and both are incredibly DIRTY !! I should have taken pictures of them cause I swear they look like coming out of the Trainspotting movie.
At the time we were there half of the guests were suffering from food poison and the staff didn't care at all. After two days, I started to be very sick with diarrhea and painful cramps in my stomach. I really needed to go to a doctor, but they didn't care. I wanted to leave and go ... more »
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