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Which Fiji Islands should I visit during my 2-week trip in October?


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I am looking for recommendations on anything Fiji related - Eg. Islands to visit, places to stay on a budget, getting around, island hopping, etc. I will be travelling in October for ~2 weeks.
Thank-you in advance!

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Lonely Planet book.

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Karl Neufeld

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Who are you travelling with (adults and/or kids)?
What are you hoping to see?
I’ve spent a lot of time in Fiji so I can possibly help a bit with a little more information.
In my experience with accommodations is that unless you’re staying in hostels, there isn’t really budget accommodations, even on the mainland where there isn’t much for beaches. Definitely do a tour out of Denerau (close to Nadi) - cabs can be expensive going to Denerau so I suggest taking a bus from Nadi.

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Katrina Hello. Thank you for the reply! I will be travelling with my boyfriend. We are looking at island hoping. I looked at the Bula pass to take us from island to island. Do you have experience using this? On the mainland, is there a Supermarket or something similar where we can get snack, produce, etc for some meals?

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Raelene I’ve never used it, but it sounds amazing! I would definitely recommend spending time in the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands, especially if you can find affordable accommodations on the islands. I have spent a lot of time in Suva and honestly can’t think of anything worth seeing there for a tourist
. There are markets and tourist shops in Nadi if you’re wanting to visit markets.

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Katrina haha! That is good to know as Suva was on the list for potentials. How about the Coral Coast?

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Raelene Yadua Bay Resort and Villas looks pretty nice/affordable. You should be able to hop on a bus from Nadi and take it to the resorts along the Queens Road highway, just check with the resorts if they offer a road side pick up. Shuttles directly from Nadi probably aren’t as affordable. I would also say avoid the “mini busses” (9+ passenger vans) as I’ve seen some really bad accidents
. The big “charter” busses are much safer.

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Raelene Hi! Now that you've done your Fiji trip...can I ask if you have any recommendations - favourite areas or accomodations or activities or beaches and the like. Thanks!

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We planned our upcoming trip based on you tube videos and lonely planet

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Stephani any specific YouTube videos that you would recommend?

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Raelene we watched a lot of them! Gave us a really good idea of what the different areas look like. We bought the cheap tickets without knowing much about the country but have learned so much. We are staying in three different areas- Denerau, plantation island and Taveuni. All really different parts of the country.

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I did the exact same! Jumped on the cheap flight and thought well, I’ll figure the rest out later!

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Katrina: I was told by a Fujian lady to visit Fiji and then take a boat over to Tahiti. Have u done this?

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If you do a search in this group for “Fiji” you’ll get lots of posts to read through. Lots of us have travelled there since Fiji Airways starten their direct service and many have contributed great tips/advice/reports. Current, first-hand feedback. Good stuff and great place to start IMO!

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I was researching Fiji yesterday!
Where to Stay in Fiji- A Guide to Choosing the BEST Area & Hotels

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Deanne thank-you!

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We ended up there as a stop over to Australia and really enjoyed our meal at Vasaqa Fiji. Amazing food and huge portions. Great little spot.

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Fiji Travel Guide

Islands to Visit

  • Viti Levu: The largest island in Fiji, Viti Levu is home to the capital city of Suva and the popular tourist destination of Nadi.
  • Vanua Levu: The second largest island in Fiji, Vanua Levu is known for its beautiful beaches and lush rainforests.
  • Taveuni: A smaller island in Fiji, Taveuni is known for its waterfalls, hiking trails, and diving spots.
  • Yasawa Islands: A group of 20 small islands, the Yasawa Islands are known for their white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters.
  • Mamanuca Islands: Another group of small islands, the Mamanuca Islands are known for their coral reefs and diving spots.

Places to Stay on a Budget

  • Hostels: There are several hostels located in Nadi and Suva, offering dorm rooms and private rooms at affordable prices.
  • Guesthouses: Guesthouses are another great option for budget travelers, offering private rooms with shared bathrooms.
  • Camping: Camping is allowed on some of the smaller islands in Fiji, such as the Yasawa Islands and the Mamanuca Islands.

Getting Around

  • Plane: Fiji Airways is the national airline of Fiji and offers flights between the main islands.
  • Boat: There are several ferry companies that offer services between the main islands and the smaller islands.
  • Bus: There is a bus network on Viti Levu that connects the major towns and cities.

Island Hopping

  • Island hopping by plane: Fiji Airways offers several island hopping passes that allow you to fly between different islands at a discounted price.
  • Island hopping by boat: There are several ferry companies that offer island hopping packages that allow you to visit multiple islands in a short period of time.

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