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#46 Berlin74

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:42 PM

we went to tokoriki island - it was beautiful! spend the money and get the plunge pool room type - it is worth the $
you must get out to the islands the mainland is lovely though the islands is where it is at!
the people are just gorgeous

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 07:03 AM

QUOTE(Berlin74 @ Feb 4 2008, 09:42 PM) View Post

we went to tokoriki island - it was beautiful! spend the money and get the plunge pool room type - it is worth the $
you must get out to the islands the mainland is lovely though the islands is where it is at!
the people are just gorgeous



Many thanks Girls, i just can't wait! I'll go a travel agent on the weekend and pick up some brochures. I've been to Vietnam and had similar experience with the locals. A smile and a laugh is their second currency.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:36 AM

I'm going to be lazy and not read the other posts before I reply. happy.gif

I love the Coral Coast, and have stayed at resorts there more than once. (But I would avoid the fancy 'Fijian' resort, or whatever they have renamed it, because the location is not so good - it's fancy but not as beautiful as elsewhere.) I have stayed both at The Naviti and The Warwick.

The good thing about the Coral Coast is that you can have a 'normal' beach holiday, or you can go and do lots of other things. The capital city 'Suva' is close enough for a day trip. We once went on a canoe down a river in the middle of the rainforest (lots of waterfalls and cliffs) to a village in the middle of nowhere and had a traditional Fijian feast. Another time we went into the hills and visited a village and caves there. I have also visited other towns, and done things like horse riding out to go swimming at a waterfall (the horses are so well trained they just plod along - so you don't have to worry about riding ability!).

Some people want a really isolated resort for their honeymoon, but I think I would go crazy. I prefer a resort where you can choose to sit around the pool all day, but you can also go off and have adventures whenever you want.

Oh, and there's a resort I would definitely avoid. I think it's the 'Sheraton' resort, but don't take my word for it! It is in the most awful location, with the most horrible grey and brown beach - but in the brochures it always looks wonderful.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 03:49 PM

Does anyone have any photos of Tokoriki, Castaway or Matamanoa Island? We are trying to decided between these and it is hard to tell from the websites.

Also has anyone been on the Blue Lagoon cruise? What was it like?
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:20 AM

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:59 AM

Butterfly Kisses - we went on the Blue Lagoon cruise in April last year.
I cannot recommend it highly enough.
There was only roughly ten couples on our cruise so it was nice to get to know everyone plus the crew were absolutely fantastic - friendly, helpful and happy.
One word of warning though if you choose to do the cruise - the ship looks like it is going to sink from the outside. It hasnt been kept in the best condition but the rooms were comfortable, the food was fantastic and i would definately recommend the cruise.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:50 AM

howie&flic, do you have any photos of your trip? I'd love to some some if you have any smile.gif

What dates did you go and what was the weather like when you were there? Did you get any rain? Where else did you stay while you were in Fiji?
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#53 howie & flic

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:46 PM

QUOTE(~ButterflyKisses~ @ Apr 29 2010, 12:50 AM) View Post

howie&flic, do you have any photos of your trip? I'd love to some some if you have any smile.gif

What dates did you go and what was the weather like when you were there? Did you get any rain? Where else did you stay while you were in Fiji?


I dont hae any photos on this computer but will get some when i get home for you. We were in Fiji from 2/4/09 - 13/04/09 and the weather was perfect. Most days there would be a light shower in the afternoon but honestly it was refreshing. We generaly would go back to our rooms and get ready for happy hour then dinner so it wasnt a problem at all. When we were on the cruise there was no rain at all. Probably just pot luck.

We moved around a little. We spent the first two nights at Sheraton Villas on Denarua Island, 2 nights on the Blue Lagoon Cruise, 6 nights at The Naviti in a bure and then the last night at the Novotel in Nadi. I would not recommend the Novotel it was only because we had an early flight the next day. If i was to do it again i would book a later flight and stay another at the Naviti.

We were planning on going back to Fiji for our anniversary but with bubs on the way thought the money could be spent better elsewhere.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 06:23 PM

We have finally booked our honeymoon! After much discussion we have decided on Fiji which is going to be just heavenly after the "big day"!

We are spending a few nights at the Softitel Denaru, then heading to Treasure Island for another few nights.

Would love to hear from anyone who has been there - did you enjoy it? What did you do?
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 03:19 PM

QUOTE(~ButterflyKisses~ @ Feb 10 2008, 03:49 PM) View Post

Also has anyone been on the Blue Lagoon cruise? What was it like?



QUOTE(howie & flic @ Apr 28 2010, 09:59 AM) View Post

Butterfly Kisses - we went on the Blue Lagoon cruise in April last year.
I cannot recommend it highly enough.
There was only roughly ten couples on our cruise so it was nice to get to know everyone plus the crew were absolutely fantastic - friendly, helpful and happy.
One word of warning though if you choose to do the cruise - the ship looks like it is going to sink from the outside. It hasnt been kept in the best condition but the rooms were comfortable, the food was fantastic and i would definately recommend the cruise.


We did a 4 night cruise of the outer Yasawa Islands. I can't recommend it highly enough. There were about 60 or so of us so it was really personal and like a big family. The crew were fantastic too.
I'm amazed at the apparent state of the boat you were on. Ours was really flashy and lush and the total opposite of your experience.
We cruised to an island that was owned by Blue Lagoon so that it was perfect - pristine, the beaches were combed for us and we had a pit feast. We went to another island to visit locals and have cava and concerts and did voluntary activities all the time which were so well done.

It was worth every penny and so much more an experience at seeing Fiji than staying on a resort on the main island.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:48 PM

Hi! We went to Fiji for our honeymoon in March and LOVED it. My brother also lives in Fiji, so I had a bit of an idea of things to do already.

Ok, here's my suggestions ...

Go on an island cruise - we went on the Seaspray and it was unbelievable. It was a full day cruise where you go around the islands on the catamaran (goes a bit quicker than the seaspray which is a sailboat) for the first hour or so and then onto the Seaspray where they have heaps of food available, and lots of singing and guitar playing by the tour guides. Then they take you to Modriki Island, where Castaway was filmed, for some snorkelling which was out of this world!! Then back on board for lunch, and onto another island for a Kava ceremony and village tour.

We also went on the Navua river cruise which was awesome too - the kava ceremony and village tour on this day was even better, because it was lots more traditional, as the only way to reach the village is by long boat and they are almost self sufficient there.

We booked both of these via Rosie Holidays which seem to be based at most resorts.

There's also another thing we didn't get a chance to do called Zip Fiji, which is a flying fox/walking tour through a rainforest! I'll definitely be doing that when i go back, my brother's done it and said it was awesome.
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