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#16 kirst

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 09:21 AM

Gayle,

Thanks I was getting a bit worried, the blue lagoon crusie, how and when did you book it? was it over night or a day trip?

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 05:53 PM

Mana island was STUNNING. We had a fabulous time and would definitely recommend it. Only let down was the food- pretty average but everything else was amazing, esp the ocean front suite we stayed in. GORGEOUS!! I WANNA GO BACK........ sad.gif
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Posted 22 February 2005 - 12:34 PM

All we did was go to a travel agent and ask for a vacation to Fiji with resort and cruise. There are 2 big cruise companies - Blue Lagoon and Captain Cook. Blue Lagoon was cheaper and seemed more intimate so we went with that. You have different options on how long you can go and where to. We chose 4 days, 3 nights and this was the perfect amount of time we found. It left on a Monday which worked in well for us as we got to Fiji on Monday morning and it departed at about 2pm. The other cruises within the company leave on different days so there will be something to suit you. The travel agent set up everything for us eg. private transfers and we even used them for a travel registry. I'll PM you to let you know the companies we used.
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Posted 22 February 2005 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE (Barb @ Feb 21 2005, 05:53 PM)
Mana island was STUNNING. We had a fabulous time and would definitely recommend it. Only let down was the food- pretty average but everything else was amazing, esp the ocean front suite we stayed in. GORGEOUS!! I WANNA GO BACK........ sad.gif

We must have been there at the same time.

You wouldnt happen to be the honeymoon couple next door to us who loves fishing would you?
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Posted 22 February 2005 - 01:21 PM

Hehe Monkeyboy. No we weren't the fishing couple but we met them! We're from melbourne. Trying to think of some way to describe us...Husband greek looking if that helps?? smile.gif Did you agree that the food was, well, crap...don't get me wrong, I still ate a whole lot- beef burger at south beach restaurant every day!
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Posted 22 February 2005 - 01:31 PM

Oh, I just saw your photos monkeyboy. I remember your wife's red hair. We didn't meet but I think I remember you guys from the pool. Glad you had as much fun as we did.
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Posted 22 February 2005 - 01:53 PM

The fishing couple loved fishing bloody morning noon & night biggrin.gif

That place was great, loved the food too, especially the Ika Lovo.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 05:30 PM

My first husband and I were married on Castaway Island which was a beautiful island off Fiji, this was a long time ago, when overseas wedding packages were just coming out. Last year my darling fiancee (soon to be second AND LAST hubby!) had a holiday on the Island beside Castaway (how freaky is that?!) and I suggest ANY of the Fiji Islands for your wedding or honeymoon. Get off the mainland as you don't get the beautiful white beaches and romantic ocean settings that you get on the Islands. I would go back to Fiji at a drop of the hat - it's so romantic and tropical!
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:33 PM

Our honeymoon pics in Fiji for anyone who wants to stickybeak. tongue.gif
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:51 PM

Ive never been to fiji
but ive heard such mixed reviews on it that the only conclusion i could come up with is that it depends on the person...

my FSIL and her SIL both went to fiji.. castaway, treasure..etc etc..
they absolutly HATED it with a passion.. dirty, smelly,
she described mana island as redfern station...
and looovvveedd the OUTRIGGER
(but we are talking about materialistic Bit%#es here...)


where as other ppl have said.. they dont like the mainland but love the
islands... and cant stop bragging about castaway... etc etc

i guess u wont know untill you try...

i personally think that it would be gorgeous.. and its your honeymoon so how bad can it be??? plus ive seen the photos too looks stunning

we suggested NY for our honeymoon and everyone was like.. "why spend all that money to be walking in a city.. etc etc no beach bla bla.. its ur honeymoon.."
personally we arnt the beach type.. well we are but we'd love to go to USA..
so go with your heart.... hun

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 08:48 AM

We went to crusoes retreat on the mainland. I gave Paul the responsibility of organising the honeymoon, so it was a surprise until the wedding day, he sent me flowers with a brochure for fiji attached which I got while we were getting ready rolleyes.gif sorry, nothing to do with the topic. So, Crusoes retreat was beautiful because it was down a bit of a beautiful valley kind of rainforesty but still ont the coast so you could go snorkelling and scuba diving. I think that what really made it was the fijians, they were fun. We were there for 10 days though and for me it was too long to stay in one place especially when it's so secluded. I would have liked to stay there for a few days and stay somewhere else for a few days.
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Posted 27 February 2005 - 09:12 PM

QUOTE (Kel05 @ Jan 30 2005, 06:54 AM)
Hi Rose,

Definately the islands! They are gorgeous! Ive also stayed on the Coral Coast but preferred the islands. Less to do though then the mainland so depends on how much relaxing you want to do. We are staying at Tokoriki but Ive heard Castaway is also great.

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Posted 27 February 2005 - 09:24 PM

We went to Fiji last September for our honeymoon.

We first stayed at The Warwick Fiji for 4 nights. Yes it was a long trip there, but it was worth it. If you decide to stay anywhere on the coral coast, try to time your flights so that you arrive in the morning.
And I do not recommend getting full meal packages. We did and we found that if you really wanted to get into the various activities (no matter where you stay in Fiji) that you may end up paying for lunches that you won't consume eg. we went on a village tour and they provided a lovo feast, so we didn't have lunch at the resort that day. And as for dinner, at The Warwick, if you had a meal package, you were limited to one restaurant for dinner, whereas we would have liked to of dined in the Seafood Restaurant at least once.

Our next 4 nights were spent at Treasure Island Resort. This is a tiny island that you can walk around in no time...........we loved it. Treasure Island is the Simple Things In Life (or it goes something like that) you are encouraged to participate participate participate in the nightly activities, there are no phones or televisions in the rooms and the staff/food etc are terrific. We got the full meal package there and didn't miss a single meal (but had we gone on day trips etc, some of it would have been a waste) The food there was outstanding, we ate like Kings. Lunch/Dinner could be three course meals if you wished and there were different dining options.

Like someone else said, the beaches on the islands are far better than the mainland. We found the beach at The Warwick to have alot of pebbles. You get whiter sand on the islands too.

If you are interested in shopping etc on the mainland, I would time things so that you can spend an entire day shopping if required. If you do day trips from islands to the mainland, it takes up too much time with all of the travel etc.

If you want to know anything else, feel free to email me.

edit................. and I nearly forgot, we had the BEST bure on Treasure Island. As my husband put it, we were ten man paces from the beach and we would leave our door slightly open at night (but with the louvre doors/sheer curtains pulled across and could hear the water) Other guests were envious of our Bure and even approached us at dinner one night to comment! hahahaha.

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Posted 01 March 2005 - 11:26 AM

Sara and Stork are staying at Crusoes Retreat at the moment. She just sent me a text message saying they are in love with the place. They arrived at 6:30am and it was a 2 hour drive to the resort, which means they still have the whole day free.
They have hired a car to drive around the island for 3 days. They said that you can use your australian licence because the cars drive on the left hand side.




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