I'm considering staying at Denarau Island for 2-3 days before heading out to an offshore island (maybe somewhere in the mamanuca islands) for another 3 days. From pics and descriptions I get the feeling the resorts at Denarau are a little bit "manufactured" and Western if that makes sense? Like something you might get here in Australia. I would like to experience more of a local flavour like I'm hoping you get out a bit further.
Is this a fair assessment or am I off the mark? What 2 locations would be good to stay at, bearing in mind we will only spend about 6-7 days in Fiji all up. Nthn Fiji might be a little pricey although it sounds fantastic.