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supermarket prices in Nadi

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supermarket prices in Nadi

hi.

We are heading to Fiji in the next few days (plantation island). I am wanting to take a few snack foods for the kids and some breakfast items to save some $$$. What are the supermarket prices like in Nadi? ( we have one day there before we go to Plantation. Is it better to bring some stuff from home( aus) We have plenty of room in our luggage.

thanks in advance

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1. Re: supermarket prices in Nadi

Hi there. Imported goods of any description are expensive in Fiji so if you have preferences and the room, take from home. Local food is priced similar to home and there is plenty of choice - and always good for a change. Supermarkets between the airport and Nadi are your best bet. The one in Denarau is pricey.

Enjoy

Edited: 12:04 am, November 04, 2013
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2. Re: supermarket prices in Nadi

Hi there. Imported goods of any description are expensive in Fiji so if you have preferences and the room, take from home. Local food is priced similar to home and there is plenty of choice. Supermarkets between the airport and Nadi are your best bet. The one in Denarau is pricey.

Enjoy

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3. Re: supermarket prices in Nadi

We are in Fiji now.

Definitely bring from home if you have the room. Save you heaps of $$$$$$. We bought half a suitcase full of food/snacks plus a small bag with 16 cartons of lactose free milk. Stop at supermarkets on way from airport if you don't bring from home. We havnt had any problems with bringing any food into Fiji. Have a Great trip.

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4. Re: supermarket prices in Nadi

We are in Fiji now.

Definitely bring from home if you have the room. Save you heaps of $$$$$$. We bought half a suitcase full of food/snacks plus a small bag with 16 cartons of lactose free milk. Stop at supermarkets on way from airport if you don't bring from home. We havnt had any problems with bringing any food into Fiji. Have a Great trip.

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5. Re: supermarket prices in Nadi

Take as much as you can, especially for the kids, if they are picky and take some for the adults too.

You shouldn't have any problems if it is unopened, just declare it on the way in. We have taken cereal, biscuits, chips etc no worries.

I would buy mixers for duty free and some soft drink at the local supermarket(check if you have a weight allowance on your transfer, but you should be okay shariing it over your family)

If you can save a dollar why not! and take the things you like to snack on.

Have a great holiday, Fiji is a wonderful place, most beautiful people.

Deb

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6. Re: supermarket prices in Nadi

Have never found the supermarkets to be too expensive just remember to convert to Aussie dollars to make the comparison. Our NZ friends do not have the same great exchange rate as we do so it would be dearer for them. Have found the Nadi supermarkets OK the MH especially good. Avoid the one at Denarau Marina it is expensive. You may be limited taking drinks on the Malolo Cat to Plantation. Check this beforelyou buy. Remember to declare all food you are bringing in to Fiji.

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7. Re: supermarket prices in Nadi

We are currently in Fiji. staying in The Westin. There are convenience stores at the resorts but the prices are for almost everything double than what we pay for the same things in Australia. Went to Nadi today and found out that everything is overpriced. 200 gr of Cadbury chocolate 13.99-16.99 FJD. 150-200 gr of cheap cheese is 26-30 FJD in the supermarkets in Nadi. There is no lactose free milk, bring from home. I have just given you a comparison for couple of items. You are allowed to bring with you Australian dairy products ( I checked this info at the customs!). Fiji Duty Free is very cheap make sure you buy your alcohol there. Bring with you some nibblies as they are really very pricey too. Yellow Westbus is only 1FJD and it will take you to many places, including Nadi if you are at any of the resorts.. We have tried the taxi, Bula Bus and the yellow local Westbus...not much difference in the transport, but big difference in the cost. Drinks at the resorts are expensive plus 20% government tax and the only way you can pay at most of these resorts is by credit card or they charge at your room, they do not accept cash. The deposit they ask you to leave at the check in is $ 1,600FJD which is around $1,000 AUD. Fiji is not cheap at all as we thought. Excursions range between $139-249 FJD for 3-4 or 5 hour boat trip to the islands if you want to do snorkelling. Taxi to Suva from Denarau Island is $350-400 FJD. Hope this helps people who are on the budget.

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8. Re: supermarket prices in Nadi

The supermarkets or at resorts are expensive I agree. If you have room in your bags then take food with you. Just remember to declare it or you could get fined.

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