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#1 shel

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 01:55 PM

Hi there
We are looking at going to fiji for our honeymoon, I have narrowed it down to three places, that are within our budget (approx $3000 - $4000)

* Outrigger
* Sheraton
* Warwick

Are these good for honeymooners, is the food good? Possibly looking at getting a package with meals included amd for 7 nights. Any ideas or suggestions?

Many thanks
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Posted 11 October 2004 - 08:33 PM

Hi Shel

I stayed at the Outrigger last June for about 4 nights. It was very nice but while we were there is was windy the whole time, and as a result a lot of stuff was cancelled ie coral walks etc.

I did enjoy the stay there and the rooms were lovely, and it is a bit in the middle of nowhere. Before we went to outrigger, we stayed on an island (Plantation). Next time I would probably go to an island.
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Posted 11 October 2004 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE (shel @ Oct 11 2004, 01:55 PM)
Hi there
We are looking at going to fiji for our honeymoon, I have narrowed it down to three places, that are within our budget (approx $3000 - $4000)

* Outrigger
* Sheraton
* Warwick

Are these good for honeymooners, is the food good? Possibly looking at getting a package with meals included amd for 7 nights. Any ideas or suggestions?

Many thanks

Shel

We stayed at 3 resorts on our honeymoon.

Outrigger
Sonasali
Tokoriki

Outrigger was our favourite. It had a great feel to it and was really family orientated. The food was good and they had 3 different restaurants so you could choose where you wanted to eat each night in case you did not like the theme of the night in the main restaurant.

For a honeymooner resort, probably not that appropriate in the sense that it is not secluded but you are made to feel very special if you are honeymooning. Definitely recommend the massage and happy hour is great.

Of course the other resorts had more activities because of where they were situated and each had their own uniqueness about them, but we found we had the best variety and environment at Outrigger.

Not sure about the rooms but we stayed in the bure's and they were great.
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Posted 12 October 2004 - 07:49 PM

Thanks for your comments.

We have decided we want an island honeymoon now. I have heard that the beach is best on the islands rather than the coral coast.

We are looking at Matamanoa Island resort, apparently it is perfect for honeymooners and not too expensive either!

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Posted 12 October 2004 - 09:25 PM

Dunno if it helps as I haven't been there yet... but we're going to Sonaisali on everyone's recommendations. They have a HUGE range of activities (yes, even as diverse as paint ball would you believe?) and you can choose to have all your meals included which can be quite handy as I've been told it is quite expensive for food over there.

The best news is that it is its own island but you have 24 hr access to the mainland at Nadi so you can have the best of both worlds.
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Posted 14 October 2004 - 08:29 AM

We went to Malolo Island, which was just gorgeous, nicer beach than on the main land, for 3 nights. And then went to the Sheraton Royal Denaru, which was very nice too, for 5 nights.
We were really glad we broke it up, as I think you may get a little bored just staying on an island the whole time. Our accomodation & airfares were around $4,000 to do this. while Malolo scenary was lovely, the food wasn't very good, and u had to pay for breaky. But the accomodation was great, and so were the people. Sheraton was fab, so luxury! Also included full buffet breaky, so we would have a big breaky, skip lunch, then have dinner (saved a lot this way). We stayed at the Royal in a garden deluxe room, and this was great. You can also use all the facilities at the Fijian, which is just a few minutes walk. There are also lots of activities u can book on. We went on a cruise & snorkelling trip, only a few mins drive into Nadi for shopping too. The weather was nice, but quite cloudy, however still very warm, and I came back with a good tan!

So my advice is - break it up, spend some time on the islands, and some time on the mainland, we were so glad we did it that way. Also it actually cost us less to do it this way, than stay on Malolo for the whole time.

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 08:35 PM

Ditto to everything Amy said!

We stayed at both of those and it was fantastic!

You'll absolutely love Fiji.
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Posted 01 September 2005 - 10:49 AM

We have just arrived back from Malolo stayed 7 nights there and it was fabulous. The staff are the friendliest ppl you would meet compared to other resorts. I think it has gone through a lot of change. The food was worthy of a "Good Food Guide" hat. Would definitely recommend this for honeymooners... has only 49 bures and all within metres from the beach and lots of activities like parasail, jetski, waterski, snorkelling off the reef or to other islands, school visits, and also a beauty spa for a relaxing massage...They are also going to do more improvements to the bures.

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 10:51 AM

Hi,

I havent been yet but we have booked our honeymoon for Matamona Island.

It looks beautiful and I cant wait to go and we also got a great deal that includes ALL meals!! biggrin.gif

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 12:23 PM

We are also looking at the Outrigger and possibly Castaway Island Resort. Has anyone stayed at Castaway and if so, what did you think? Thanks.
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Posted 02 September 2005 - 02:45 PM

jme> Castaway is right next to Malolo. We went there to do the parasail. It was as nice facilities as Malolo but i think more couples with kids at that resort. it might also be a little more expensive than Malolo.

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 10:38 AM

There are two packages we are looking at - one is for the Sheraton Fiji for 3 nights and Malolo for 4 nights and the other is the Outrigger for 4 nights and Castaway for 3 nights. Both have free transfers between the two and the Sheraton includes breakfast.

I am really struggling to decide which would be better? Any opinions?

We are active people who would enjoy lots of activities and a bit of a nightlife.

Also, if we went with the Outrigger, would it be worth upgrading from a room to a bure?

Thanks.
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Posted 06 September 2005 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE (bfly77 @ Sep 1 2005, 10:51 AM)
Hi,

I havent been yet but we have booked our honeymoon for Matamona Island.

It looks beautiful and I cant wait to go and we also got a great deal that includes ALL meals!! biggrin.gif

Fiona

all meals can be good, but can sometimes be a waste.

eg if you decided to do a village tour, that would most likely include lunch in the cost.......therefore you miss out on the lunch you would get in your package.
same would go for if you decided to spend a few hours on the mainland shopping, or if you did an island hop.

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 06:52 PM

QUOTE (jme @ Sep 6 2005, 10:38 AM)
There are two packages we are looking at - one is for the Sheraton Fiji for 3 nights and Malolo for 4 nights and the other is the Outrigger for 4 nights and Castaway for 3 nights. Both have free transfers between the two and the Sheraton includes breakfast.

I am really struggling to decide which would be better? Any opinions?

We are active people who would enjoy lots of activities and a bit of a nightlife.

Also, if we went with the Outrigger, would it be worth upgrading from a room to a bure?

Thanks.

i say go the upgrade, a bure would be closer to the water.

if you are active people, I would suggest NOT getting a FULL meal package, because lunch may be wasted depending on what you do during the day. See if you can get breakfast/dinner only each day.

Even thjough they say free transfers, I would bet that the resort prices are slightly higher to make up for it, as it is different companies that run the resorts/transfers, so the transfer companies would be getting money from somewhere else, if not directly from you.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 11:27 AM

We had our honeymoon at the outrigger and we loved it...we had a fantastic time...great people, location, food and atmosphere....very nice pizza's too....go the outrigger! biggrin.gif
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