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Fiji accommodation and food

Wangaratta...
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70 posts
65 reviews
Fiji accommodation and food

Hi there,

We're looking at a week in Fiji in mid January for 2 adults and 3 kids (16, 13 and 11).

Can anyone recommend the best accommodation / resort that caters for 5 people? We don't want to pay the earth, but obviously want quality accommodation.

Also, there are resorts with all inclusive meal deals. Is this a good way to save money, or is food on the island well priced, meaning that the meal deals aren't essential?

Thanks for the help.

Peter

Dunedin
Destination Expert
for Mana Island, Fiji
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2,379 posts
38 reviews
1. Re: Fiji accommodation and food

Hi PJW1970 - if planning to go to Fiji in January suggest you book asap. Dec/January is very popular at most Fiji resorts. Meal plans - depends on the resort, some are, some aren't cost saving. Unless you are huge eaters, breakfast and dinner will suffice - take snacks, biscuits, cheese, tins salmon etc. from 'home' and use for lunch. Mana Island resort will take 5 persons in the Ocean front Suites (600 block) Parents on the mezannine floor, kids on ground floor, 2 bathrooms and right on South Beach. Mana is a large island, 3 lovely beaches, plenty of space to explore, walk or hike, 2 pools, 2 restaurants, cafe, 4 bars. Kids under 12 eat free (buffet only), older kids are charged. You may be able to secure a reasonably priced meal plan via your travel agent. This would be for the buffet meals only, and if deciding to eat at the A la Carte restaurant now and again, you receive $50 credits towards this (dinner) $25-00 credits (lunch). Meals coming to 'over' this amount are put onto your room account. Private Message me if you would like menus/costings.

Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
2,474 posts
298 reviews
2. Re: Fiji accommodation and food

Hi,

In relation to booking; Flicarose is spot on, you better get on to it.

Work out what you are looking for ie Coral Coast - if so check out some of these

Shangri la

Hideaway

Warwick

Naviti

Most or all of these do an all inclusive.

There are many others on the Coral Coast.

In the Mamanuca Chain - Western Fiji - you could try

Malolo

Musket Cove

Castaway

Mana

Plantation Island Resort

again to name but a few.

Personally could not stand Plantation and would never go back.

People who are members of Tripadvisor often will review a resort and you can search this site for those reviews.

In relation to the Warwick and Naviti you will often see them advertise in the Travel Section of the Sunday Papers. I see you are from Melbourne so see if you can get a copy of last weeks Sunday Herald Sun if not get it this Sunday.

We have stayed at the Naviti Resort on the Coral Coast and done the all inclusive thing. It was fine. There is another thread going at the moment here is link:

tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g667476-i11836-…

Remember when you get to Fiji everything is on Fiji time and you will very quickly work out what that means so chill

Here is a link for Naviti

tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g793323-d…

You will be paying a premium for the Airfares. Personally I prefer Fiji Airways (Air Pacific) They have a red eye out of Tulla which we have used on about 5 occasions now. Have used Virgin once and that was enough - had a very bad experience with them.

Hope you have a great time

Cheers

Baz

Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
2,474 posts
298 reviews
3. Re: Fiji accommodation and food

Oh and I forgot to mention. We did the Naviti in January and found that the A/C came in very handy.

Some resorts don't have it which doesn't worry us as we have been a few times but if you are a first time it might be prudent just for the odd little bit of relief.

Baz

Wellington, New...
Destination Expert
for Yasawa Islands
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2,217 posts
64 reviews
4. Re: Fiji accommodation and food

For an island experience look at the new Paradise Cove, or their sister resort Blue Lagoon Beach Resort in the Yasawas. They have great 2 bedroom villas perfect for a family (that's if they are not already booked out!) meal plan is compulsory as there is nowhere else to go for a meal, and no place to prepare your own food, but the meals are very good and plentiful.

Australia
Level Contributor
1,474 posts
99 reviews
5. Re: Fiji accommodation and food

After pricing all the resorts for our family of 5 trip this coming Jan we've settled on Treasure Island resort...

http://treasureisland-fiji.com/

Its reopening this December with some good prices...

Wellington
Level Contributor
357 posts
10 reviews
6. Re: Fiji accommodation and food

Went to Treasure as part of a two-resort package many years ago.

Enjoyed it a lot. You can walk around the island in about 10 minutes.

I'm sure you'll have a good time there.

Wangaratta...
Level Contributor
70 posts
65 reviews
7. Re: Fiji accommodation and food

Thank you all for your wonderful help. I'll wade through it all and see what is still available. Thanks again.

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