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We want to stay in pacific harbour for 2 nights is there anywhere cheap, but not a hostel to stay??
I'm booked in for a night on the Coral Coast, with the next night at Octopus Resort in the Yasawas, and was going to take the Yasawa Flyer leaving Denarau Marina at 8.30am. So I'm wondering how long would it take to get from the Coral Coast to Denarau Marina (bus, taxi, car organised by hotel?). Alternatively should I have Octopus Resort organise a boat pick us up later in the day when we can just catch a bus to the Marina?
I was going to Island hop to two other islands on the Flyer, but if I organise a boat with the Resort, would it be better/cheaper to organise transfers directly to the other islands instead of using the Flyer?
Im planning to travel to fiji with my whole family on december for about 10 days,
But i have heard a little of everything regarding weather, from dont go because you will most likely be in the middle of a hurracain to dont worrie and it will be sunny, could somebody please help me with some first hand info on how is really the weather in dec.
Hi - I just want to ask about travelling in Fiji (main island VIti Levu) with my Fijian boyfriend. Before anyone makes any judgements - no he is not 20 - we are both late thirties and he does not need a visa! We are looking to hook up on the main island for a few days together but I am not sure if this will be seen to be 'appropriate' by the locals there? We are thinking about staying at First Landing resort - will it be uncomfortable for him or the staff that we stay there together? Of course I have asked him about this but he tells me it is no problem. Has anyone had a similiar experience? Thank you.
I've got a month next July/August to have a look round Fiji and hopefully Tonga and Samoa. Any recommendations about how to travel this the cheapest. Also, any ideas on places to go to and avoid!
All help welcome before I start to plan.
Fiji Islands: November 2013
Within my 15 days on Fiji I spent my time mainly on the main island “Viti Levu”, made a short trip to the small island of Mana in the Mamanuca Group and a multi day trip to Ovalu, off the east coast.
Namaka / Nadi: I have stayed with a local Indian-Fijan Family and celebrated the Indian Diwali Festival with them. Got stuffed with fine foods and plenty of Indian sweets and can’t therefore give you any accommodation option
Garden of the Sleeping Giant: Go for a visit of the beautiful Sleeping Giant Garden, full of a huge variety of orchids and some walking trails. Entry for adults is F$ 16, kids up to 15 years of age pay F$8. If the weather looks rainy you will be provided with an umbrella and upon come back you’ll get some fruit... more »
Lots of posters have recommended the Funky Fish and it gets a good write up in the LP. Only problem is that it's closed for renovations and the alternative which the website directs you to (Beachcomber) which is way more expensive than I'm looking for. It may be that I'm simply unrealistic but does anyone know of somewhere in the Mamanuca's that does a double room in the region of FJ$250 per night?
Anybody know of a way to get to Rainbow Reef Resort without having to take a plane? Any options other than a ferry?
I've been finding out that most of the ideal diving is on the outer island. Does anyone know of a dive spot around the mainland that hasn't been destroyed yet? Any help would be nice. I'm getting a bad feeling about my options for a good dive off the mainland.
Hello! I am getting ready to book the Yasawa Flyer through Awesome Adventures and was wondering if anyone knows of a promo code I can use to get a better deal on the crazy high price I was quoted! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Just have 3 questions....
1. Anybody stayed at the Pearl South Pacific Hotel? Is it a decent hotel? I've read some good AND bad posts about it. Is it worth checking out?
2. I read about a casino being built on the mainland of Fiji. Is it up and ready?
3. How much does it cost to have a taxi take you from the south side to the north side of the mainland?
Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Have been asked to go to Fiji with children and grandchildren (1 year and 3 years old) for one week next March, April or May. We can be a bit flexible with time. Not sure about where to stay. Coral Coast sounds nice but after the flight with the little ones, not sure how they will go with the longish car ride after that. Also does somewhere like the Naviti or the Warwick have actual beaches that you can swim off from and the kids can play on or is it all coral reefs?? Some one suggested staying on Denarau Island but was told as that is a man made island the beaches are awful.
Basically looking for somewhere that they can play and swim on the beaches safely, resort is of a good standard.
Any advice more than welcome.
I'd really appreciate your help, advice and possible guidance please.
Our 18 year old daughter has secured a place on the VESA (Volunteer Eco Students Abroad) programme emanating from University College, Derby. She is hoping to go to Fiji.
Does anyone know anything about the Fiji programme? (any data I've found on-line is sponsored by the actual company rather than individuals).
Are there any health precautions/vaccinations that would need to be activated before she travelled?
Does anyone have any other information, please, that might be of relevance.
Thanks in advance,
Is there a bank for exchanging money on Ovalau?
Is the tap water in Suva safe to drink, or should we stick to bottled water?
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