My husband and I will have 5 days in Fiji on the way back from Australia. We are looking for helpful information on what islands to visit, and suggestions on places to stay.
We will be in Fiji from March 24 through the 29th. We are certified divers and avid snorkelers, and finding a great beach is important to us. Does anyone have any suggestions on what island(s) would be best to visit, and good (mid range) places to stay? THANKS!
We spent 11 days in Fiji, 4 on the mainland Viti Levu and a week on Yasawa archipelago. The main island is good for learning about the fijian culture, meeting native people, visiting markets, hindu temples, villages...we stayed 1 night with a local family, visited schools (just pop in but make sure you ask the headteacher/teacher)...but it's far away from beautiful beaches and it's quite dirty.
On the other hand the islands I mentioned before are tropical paradise. We bought "hop on pass" for a boat (for 7 days) and visited 5 islands. There is literally nothing on the islands but the islands itself (except for the resorts that provide all meals). Islands are amazing for snorchelling and diving and some of them are hilly (all volcanic origin) so we did lots of walking, also kanoying, trips around...
It depends on what sort of holiday you are up to...you could do either the main island or the Yasawas. Good luck with decision.
Hi, hoe much did the 'hop on pass' cost for 7 days? Thanks!
I think Wild kiwi can answer that best, or you could find the cost online... we did not purchase the "hop on pass", only took the boat transfer to Mana Island where we stayed all 5 days. We did include a trip to Modriki onboard the boat, the Seaspray.
the actual prices of the passes are online on http://www.awesomefiji.com/passes-bula.aspx. You need to look at Bula pass on Yasawa flyer.
Hope this helps
We first went to Mana Island, we were supposed to move around to the other islands but loved it so much we stayed on Mana for the full 9 days of our trip. We stayed at Ratu Kini hostel which is cheap and cheerful with great food...I think you can have a private bure if you dont want to stay with all the backpackers. They also have a diving instructor on site who will take you out to some really good dives. The island is pretty small and you can walk around it within a few hours sunset beach is a must see...at erm..sunset :-)
We ended up staying at the Mana Island Resort for 5 nights and were very happy there! Spent more time in the pool than on the beach, and we did do alot of snorkeling and some diving too with the resort.
Snorkeling at Sand Cay was the best!
Shangri-la, is it cheaper for pay as you go or arrange all in food pack?