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#1 Cat F

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:16 PM

Hello everyone!
We're thinking of going to Fiji and would love to hear your recommendations and get an idea of cost for a week. Where are you staying or where did you stay and would you do it all again?! Thanks! smile.gif
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:27 PM

Hi Cat,

We are going to Matamanoa Island Resort which is an island off the mainland. From the website and brochures it looks fantastic. It has also been recommended to us. We are paying around $5,000 for ten nights including flights and meals for both of us.

Can't wait!!


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Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:31 PM

Thanks girls...I'm looking at the Matamanoa Island Resort as we speak ... yummy... might avoid a family-oriented place though, I live below a 2 year old's bedroom and I am having homicidal! thoughts laugh.gif

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 12:35 PM

I've stayed at the Shangri-La which was nice, but you could get that anywhere. The other place we stayed was Beachcomber Island which is actually for backpackers and has a big dorm, but also has these great lodge rooms and bures. It is dirt cheap and all meals are thrown in and there's heaps to do. There were some honeymooners there, but it's more of a singles place. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that the island resorts if you can afford them seem to have lots more atmosphere. Great honeymoon idea!

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:15 PM

We have booked for Matamona Island as well! biggrin.gif

It looks georgous!! biggrin.gif

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 03:00 PM

We paid about $6000 for 9 days (including flights and all meals) and we went on a 4 day Blue Lagoon Cruise (couldn't recommend this more highly, it was heavenly) and then spent 5 days at Sonaisali. We chose it because it has heaps of activities and is near the mainland at Nadi. It was terrific.
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Posted 04 May 2005 - 03:29 PM

We went to castaway Isl which is a real small island so you get that isl experience.

You can snorkell straight off the beach which is great.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 04:53 PM

we're planning to go to kulu bay resort which is on beqa island - looks really nice and isolated on their website and its a relatively new resort so they have this opening special deal which is USD2000 for 2 ppl including meals and activity for 7 nights!

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:55 PM

Tokoriki!! Very romantic, no kids and its gorgeous!

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 11:08 PM

We stayed on Treasure island a year or so ago for 9 nights... all up it cost around $5k including meals. Loved the islands - they are just so beautiful and the Fijian people are incredible ....

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 08:06 AM


We are doing exactly the same trip as you. I would love to know what it is like. It seems like such a bargain!

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:22 PM

We have just come back from the Sonaisali, to be honest I would not recommend it. The location and resort are very nice, but for a honeymoon you should know that there is a kids club, so kids where running past our hut a fair bit. We both found that the service was far below adverge and while most activites where reasonably priced others very $$$$. And it was very noisey so durning the day naps just did not happen.

I have heard of far nicer places.
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Posted 17 May 2005 - 12:24 PM

We were going to Sonaisali but now to Malolo island. It has 49 bures but still caters for families. I've heard good things so far.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 01:19 PM

We went to Matamona Island. Couldn't recommend it more highly!!

Staff were fantastic, food was unbelievable, the facilities were top notch and best of all no kids. Also cause there are only 33 rooms, everyone has their own space.

Those going to Matamona Island I am so envious, does anyone have spare room in their suitcase for me, I won't take up much room I promise!?!? wink.gif
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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:33 PM

Tokoriki!! - most divine place on Earth.
We stayed at the Shagri-La Fijian for 4 nights after and it was way too family for us, all we wanted to do was go back to Tokoriki.
And now we have kids I don't know whaen we'll get back there sad.gif

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