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#31 chook

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:29 PM

Hi renee,
we stayed at Castaway Islands a few years back and it was the holiday that still gives me goose bumps when I think about it. It's one of those places where there are things to do if you want but it's not in your face. The people, food and accommodation is divine. We had a beach buret where your beach chair was 2 meters from your balcony and the water another 3 metres from your chair! We were able to charter a small boat to Honeymoon island where we had to ourselves! We fished under the stars and enjoyed their food package which included everything & anything for the time we were there. Just an amazing holiday we'll never forget and we are alerady going back next year!
If you look into make sure you book a buret on the left hand side of the island if you were looking at the bar from the water as the right hand side can get windy we were told at the time we booked. We also stayed at the Sheraton Denaru for the mainland nights and it was lovely!




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Posted 06 December 2005 - 10:37 PM

Hi Girls,

I too am planning a Fiji honeymoon, but staying at Musket Cove Resort on Malololailai Island (30km west of Nadi). On the same island is Plantation Island Resort which is a family orientated resort so Musket Cove, I am hoping, will be quiter. I have looked up on the websites and the facilities are fantastic, plenty of things to do and if the activities aren't enough at Musket, you can walk to Plantation to do some of their activites too.

I will be booking my honeymooon soon and hope to spend a clear 7 days on the isalnd and 1-2 back on the main island (Nadi) just as an overnight stop.

Happy planning!
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Posted 05 January 2006 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE (drom @ Nov 27 2005, 03:25 AM)
We stayed at Treasure Island a few years ago and loved it.

It's a very small island (so small that you can walk the perimetre in about 30 mins) with only around 60 bure's or so, but they are all placed round the edge of the island so they get good water views.

The only issue we had with Treasure was that it only has one restaurant/bar and it closes round 11pm, so if you want to kick on - you have to head back to your bure (which is ok anyhow). So if you are after nightlife, it's probably not your island - it's fairly quiet (well we found it was). But still just gorgeous.

We loved Fiji. I'm sure you'll have a great time no matter where you choose. smile.gif

there is one building that contains one bar and 3 different dining options.

You can choose buffet, al a carte or flambe for dinner (or candlelit dinner if you choose)

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Posted 05 January 2006 - 10:28 PM

QUOTE (cally79 @ Nov 28 2005, 04:58 PM)
Hi,
I'm joining in and I need fast advice! (Hope you don't mind Renee! - it might help you too). I am just about to book our honeymoon to Fiji. We had a budget of $5000. Got 7 nights at the Warwick, all meals, ALCOHOL, transfers, travel insurance and airfares from Sydney for $4860 in an ocean view room. Happy with the inclusive price for meals and alcohol because I know pretty much what we will be spending up front. Any opinions on the place or anything else?
It is in April - school holidays (I know, not ideal but I am a teacher so not much choice there). I told the travel agent our budget and that was recommended as the best place. I think the island stays are out of our budget. What do you guys think?
What are these Blue Lagoon cruises and are they very expensive?
Sorry if I'm crashing someone else's thread but I've read heaps of complaints about people starting new threads when there are already similar ones. Anyway I figure maybe the info will help us both!
Thanks heaps,
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we liked the warwick. we stayed there 4 nights and 4 nights on treasure island.

we are currently planning our next holiday to fiji for july this year.

the only thing that I disliked about teh warwick was that if you chose the meal package, you could only dine in the one restaurant for dinner, which got a bit boring, even though the menu changed.
the other option was, they would give you a credit for the seafood restaurant, but we didnt end up doing that.

also, one night a week is usually a lovo. If you go on a village tour while you are there, you will have a lovo for lunch. So when it comes to the lovo for dinner, you are kinda over it by then.

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Posted 10 January 2006 - 11:01 AM

hello there

i am yet to be married but my darling hubby to be and i went to tokoriki in august 2005 for 2 weeksand it is just the most beautiful place. the website looks good but it is 100 times better in real life. definitely take the helicopter transfer as the sea trip can be very rough and most prople regretted it and the sea plane costs about the same but is terribly noisy
the beach bure is beautiful and just a hop step and jump from the beach and water.
the infinity edge pool is just breathtaking and that is generally where most prople hang out most of the day
it is marketed as a honeymoon destination and as such attracts almost exclusively honeymooners or happily committed couples. very quiet, romantic and beautiful
do as much or as little as you like
there is also deep sea fishing
we did the DS fishing but we chose an evening trip and the weather turned a bit scary in the afternoon and we had to come back after a short while due to very large swells and a bit of sea sickness, but i caught a metre long spanish mackrel and it was thrilling. we also saw wild dolphins riding the bow while we were out there.
we now plan to go back to tokoriki in 2007 to get married on the beach at sunset as it is really that beautiful and we couldnt think of a better place to make our lifelong commitment of love.
hope that wasnt too soppy and helps you choose
good luck and best wishes

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:55 AM

we went to Fiji for our honeymoon in Oct 2005 - was awesome and i'd go back in a flash. We split our time between the mainland and an island - and I highly recommend both places we stayed at

Sonsaili Island Resort. Very nice place. Lots of activites. The resort itself is on a detached island from the mainland. Someone in an earlier post (and in other threads) made mention of the dirty black sand. There is white sand on the resort grounds. The beach is where the grey/white sand is. You actually need to walk down some steps to get to the beach area. The ocean on that side of the mainland isn't the cyrstal clear blue u imagine Fiji to be but it's not dirty either. And you can still swim in it. The hotel pool hool has a swim-up bar which we loved....swim...drink...swim ....drink. biggrin.gif Food was fab - if you're a big eater definately go the meal plans.
http://www.sonaisali.com.au/

Musket Cove - fantastic place also. Heaps smaller than i had imagined it to be - only 48 (thereabouts) bures. The water is crystal clear blue and white sandy beach. Absolutely amazing. Staff make you feel welcome. 1 restuarant which had themed nites/a la carte/buffet. 2 bars. General Store. Lots of activities also. There were a few families there but we didn't really notice the kiddies. It is also joined by an airstrip to Plantation Island which is huge!! Lots of families there. AGain, if you're bigger eaters go the meal plan.
http://www.musketcovefiji.com/

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:57 PM

Hi all - well have to add my 2 cents!! We are going there in 79 days (but who's counting!! haha).

We are staying at Nukubati Island, it's one of the private islands, only 7 bure's on the island. A girlfriend honeymoon'd there last year and said it was paradise. On the expensive side but the nightly rates include all food, beverages (including alcoholic ones!) and all island activities (including snorkelling).

You'll love wherever you end up going - it's your honeymoon after all!

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 10:18 AM

Hi Hope you dont mind but I might keep my eye on this page as I want to go to FIJI too for our honeymoon. Initially we wanted Hawaii but its so dear... to get there etc.

Our honeymoon will be in August
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 01:26 PM

Just bumping this up in the hope of hearing from more people that have been to Fiji, especially recently. Also I would love to see photos if anyone has any from their holiday!
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 08:21 PM

We're going to be staying at the Warwick for 5 nights for our honeymoon in May. We got a fantastic all inclusive package (stay 5 nights pay 3) from an online travel agent which I found just by Googling, plus the beach at the Warwick looked better than others. I can't wait!
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:47 AM

where off to Fiji as well can't wait not long now
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:56 PM

We went to the Warwick on the all-inclusive package last May for our honeymoon. I will try to post some pics on here tonight.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE(beachgurl @ Jan 25 2008, 10:56 AM) View Post

We went to the Warwick on the all-inclusive package last May for our honeymoon. I will try to post some pics on here tonight.


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Posted 04 February 2008 - 01:45 PM

Hi Girls,

Has anybody been to Fiji recently? We are considering it for our honeymoon later this year. Is December a good time? Who's a good/cheap agent to book through. Also is it overly busy and commercial now. We just want quality r&r.

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Ciao Sally x

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:42 PM

Hi Sally

We went to Fiji for our honeymoon in April last year. We stayed at the Sonaisali Island Resort and it was beautiful. We had 10 days there and that was long enough. There were loads of things to do - snorkling trips, swimming, lazing by the pool, trips into Nadi, volleyball... loads of things!

I don't know what it would be like in December - some of the other girls might be able to tell you?

Have a great time!




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