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Hiring car and driver for a day

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Hiring car and driver for a day

We will be in Fiji (Denarau) for 8 days in mid September 2014 and would like to spend a day touring the Coral Coast.

Is it practical to hire car & driver for the day given that we may wish to stop and spend time a various locations (eg a bit a swimming/snorkelling).

What would be a reasonable cost and does anyone have any recommendation of drivers?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Hiring car and driver for a day

It shouldn't be a problem, drivers are generally happy to wait, you'd need to negotiate the cost for the day first of course. Swimming and snorkeling off the Coral Coast will be tide dependent and you need to be aware that there are areas with strong currents that should be avoided also the snorkeling is nowhere near as good as what can be found in areas such as the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands which can be easily accessed by day trips. On top of that it is not always easy or possible to access the coast since much of the highway is inland from it and many areas are privately owned with no public access. For a nice day out to a good beach you could consider visiting Natadola Beach which many consider to be the best beach on Viti Levu.

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2. Re: Hiring car and driver for a day

Thanks for the good advice Dianz. Much appreciated

Cheers

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3. Re: Hiring car and driver for a day

I would look into "Pehicle" in Nadi and ask for Chris. He drove us back to the airport from Wananavu and was fabulous. It was included in our package so I don't know what it would be for cost.

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4. Re: Hiring car and driver for a day

You will also have to be careful in relation to snorkelling as some of the village chiefs do not permit snorkelling in the reefs that they control and some you have to ask permission.

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5. Re: Hiring car and driver for a day

Thanks again

Cheers

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