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#1 gardie

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:30 PM

Hi There,

We are thinking of going to Fiji for a honey moon. lasting 10 days to 2 weeks.

I would be really interested in your experiences and recommendations as to where to stay ?

Thanks so much

Stacey

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:47 PM

I would get a brochure and have a look, that way you can see what your budget can allow. I would reccomend you booking into two resorts, rather than just staying at one though. You have plenty of time to do so wether you stay 10 or two weeks. Your gunna have so much fun i lurve fiji
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 04:11 PM

We holiday in Fiji every year, and we love the Shangri-La (Fijian)
It has everything, if you just wanna relax you can otherwise there is soo much to do.
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:26 PM

i haven't been there myself but i hear the w@rwick is good?

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:45 PM

QUOTE(gardie @ Aug 18 2006, 02:30 PM) View Post

Hi There,

We are thinking of going to Fiji for a honey moon. lasting 10 days to 2 weeks.

I would be really interested in your experiences and recommendations as to where to stay ?

Thanks so much

Stacey


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Try and do a search through the posts in archive. You'll probably find alot of posts there of some interest cause alot of the i-do girls have been to Fiji and posted their experiences. You'll love Fiji, such a gorgeous place and the people are so lovely.
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:39 PM

Only thing i would advise you do is to check tr1padv1sor.com to see what recent travellers have to say about destinations and particular hotels/resorts

I gave GLOWING reviews to Tokoriki in previous threads after our holiday there in August 2005 and now when i check tripadvisor it seems to have gone SEROIUSLY downhill - not to mention the new family oriented resort with budget accomodation at the rear that has just opened up next to it(it used to be a luxury adults only honeymoon resort)

good luck with your searching
Fiji is a truly beautiful place and i am sure you will find the perfect spot for your honeymoon

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 12:10 PM

Bula! Fiji! Great choice.

we honeymooned there in 2004, loved it!! And we recently holidayed there again for 9 days.

First stay, we were at The Warwick Resort & Spa for 4 nights and then Treasure Island. Loved both places.

This is going to be random and all over the place, as I am going to just type as I think of things.

Recently, we stayed 4 nights at The Naviti (sister resort to The Warwick) and then 4 nights at Matamanoa Island. Of course, loved it all again!

Some recommendations;

Depending on when you travel, some resorts on the Coral Coast (closer to Suva) can get more rain periods than other resorts. They call it the Suva rain belt or something like that ?

If you are going to be doing ALOT of activities/tours, then it is not always recommended to do meal packages. But saying that, we did all inclusive at The Naviti and it was fantastic (included drinks). If you chose the Naviti for one of your stays, request a room in a new wing (they have been doing renovations and the new rooms are gorgeous)

Try to time your flight to arrive early morning, that way you get a full day on your first day. This time around we landed at Nadi Airport at 5am! it was the best decision. We go to The Naviti at about 8am, had breakfast, changed and then headed straight for the Sigatoka Shopping Tour.

when considering where to stay, you MUST stay at at least one Island. The beaches/coral etc are 100% better off the islands than mainland.

Consider what type of service you want too. I prefer the smaller more intimate islands, as you get such personalised service. Matamanoa was fantastic and no children! They are renovating their bures (very quietly too, you don't hear anything) and these look fantastic. The hotel style rooms can do with some maintenance, but they are still good. I expect Matamanoa to be even better if we ever return, as on our last day, new Managers were starting there and we noticed some small changes straight away.

Treasure Island was great, we had a beachfront Bure there and people commented to us on us having the best Bure! hahaha. 10 man paces from the beach. Once again very small (not as small as Matamanoa), but terrific service and faaaaaaaaaantastic food. When we went, their happy hour was half price!

for 10 days, I would do 5 days at two different resorts. If you stayed 14 days, I would split this up eg 4 days Mainland Resort, 5 days each at two islands.



BIG TIP..........if you are going to do the mainland and then islands, use your time at the mainland to stock up on bottled water, alcohol if you haven't already bought it duty free and any nibbles/snacks. (buy from Nadi, Suva or Sigatoka as it is cheaper)

and it doesn't hurt to roughly work out what tours you want to do while there. Some can be pre-booked prior to leaving home.
There is a jet boat safarai in Sigatoka too. We didnt know until we left, it is run by an Australian young man.


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:07 PM

Any75, do you have any pictures or photos of Matamanoa Island Resort. We are thinking of going there for our Honeymoon in February 2007. The other place that we are thinking of is Musket Cove Island Resort have you been there?

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE(teagreen @ Aug 27 2006, 01:16 AM) View Post

Some colleagues of my fiance returned recently from their 3rd trip to vatulele in Fiji. They can't get enough of the place, you should check it out. It sounds like heaven on earth!



I think that Island is HUGELY expensive if my memory serves me correctly. Prices that the average person could never afford.

okay, looked it up, I was correct. Now, the following prices are in USD!!!

Nightly accommodation charge includes private beach front villa, ALL meals, ALL beverages including French Champagne, ALL activities with the exception of scuba diving, fishing (should it become an available activity) and massage.

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Minimum stay is 4 nights. Based on guest response we recommend a stay of at least 5 nights.
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Average stay is 6-7 nights with most honeymooners taking our generous 10 night package.
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It is our desire to provide a unique adult experience at Vatulele – guests over the age of 12 are welcome.

Season

Low High

DELUXE BURE

Price per couple per night $1026 $1338
Single (on request) $ 698 $ 934

GRAND BURE ‘Vale Viqi’
Price per couple per night $1719 $1719

THE POINT
Price per couple per night $2192 $2192

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE(teagreen @ Aug 27 2006, 03:19 PM) View Post

I think it is very fair considering what you get- everything is included!

Most people stay in the regular bures from what I understand, and they are meant to be very nice.

Anyway I was just trying to help. Stacey did not mention the budget, one should not make assumptions about other people's budgets. How do you know what Stacey wants to spend?


There is no need to get cut about it. I don't know what she wants to spend, I was just saying that it is somewhere the average person would never be able to afford (well, actually, everyone could afford it if they saved long enough) It really just comes down to what you want in a honeymoon and how long you want to holiday for.

I just know that you can get good enough resorts/islands with all inclusive that cost you no where near as much.

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:58 PM

We went to Matamanoa Island Resort for our honeymoon last year and loved it. Check it out www.matamanoa.com

PM me is you need any details.

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 12:03 PM

Can't decide on Matamanoa Island or Musket Cove Island.

Have heard good reports about Matamanoa Island its a beautiful place.
Also Musket Cove island reports good but not a nice beach or lagoon.

Any help would be grateful to decided on which one - at the moment it seems more people go to Matamanoa Island then Musket Cove.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:11 PM

We did a cruise earlier in the year and about 4 of our stops were on Fijian Island. We found Suva to be a very dirty spot, where you're harassed by people on the street to buy something/ anything from them. We went to the Fijian Cultural Centre, adn watched them do fire walking which by cab took us about 45 minutes out, but it was def worth it. When we go back, we'll def go to some of the islands again, but will probably bypass the main land

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:55 PM

My friend just got back from Vomo and they loved it!

It also is expensive, I am not sure whether it is all inclusive or not.

Vatulele's prices are more than what the average person could afford, but compared with Tahiti are pretty reasonable I think.

If you are going to splurge on any holiday it would be your honeymoon!

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 02:46 PM

We have decided on Matamanoa Island Fiji.

We are booking it within the next couple of weeks. Going for 9 nights. Can't wait.






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