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Spending money

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Spending money

We are a family of 3 Adults and 2 young children. We have our accommodation, breakfasts and transfers paid for and wondering how much we would allow each day for food, travel/tours etc. each day.We are not planning too busy a time , just would like to see a few of the attractions such as the waterfall,Summit gardens,Ekasup Village maybe Hideaway Island and Irriki Island if we have time( 7 nights only). We prefer to either make our own lunches as will have a kitchen in our apartment or either casual dining, little bit of shopping but mainly for the experience. We mainly want to relax and have fun together as a family.

Thankyou for your help.

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1. Re: Spending money

You will find the pricing similar to what you will experience in Australia.

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2. Re: Spending money

Cascades ~$25 per adult (less for kids), Summit Gardens ~$15 (self guided, less for kids, more for guided tour), Ekasup Village ~$35 (adult), Hideaway ~$15, Iririki the same but you can redeem the day guest cost toward food or equipment, spa etc. Erakor is good for kids with a small, sand shallow beach and its about ~$10 entry which can be redeemed against food drinks ice creams etc. Small kids can splash around on their own here with your sun lounger close by. At Hideaway the beach is rough coral and a slippery entry into the water via stairs so they can't paddle around alone.

Visiting using local transport like his rather than on a tour will save you heaps with bus fares from $2-5 to get to these places. For example a round island tour (including village or school visit) would cost $85 /adult and $55 /kid on a tour but you can hire a bus for the day for $150 for up to 8-10 people.

For food you can eat cheaply shopping at the supermarkets (ask a bus to take you to Au Bon Marche at Numbatu) its better than Woolies! and the markets on the main street. Cafe and restaurant prices are about the same as AU, with same variety and same range of quality. Hope this helps!

Edited: 13 August 2014, 11:55
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Thanks-great information.

PeaceAndLight- Is the bus hire you mentioned a drive yourself or does it come with a driver?

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Sunny…you can get a bus anywhere in town for about $2 (150vt) or 300vt to Hideaway 400vt to Cascades per adult.Buses work like Taxis…see the Top 10 Questions at top right of this page…"how do I get around town"

Or you can hire a driver for the day and he will wait while you visit places and drive you where you like (about $150/8hrs/ can fit 8-10people or spread out !). This is good if you want to go around the island and visit places like the Blue lagoon, visit a school or village (just stay clear of that horrible captive sea turtle place), go to a nice restaurant for lunch and Summit/Tanna Coffee factory or whatever afterwards. We use Tom Simo as our driver. His number Ph (678) 7766572 you can call him when you arrive to book a trip or even just a few hours.

Have fun.

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5. Re: Spending money

Thanks for the information- it is a great help to know these things before going.

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peaceandlight can you get a bus to the blue lagoon?

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Celeste, yes. Its about 30mins drive there and then the driver will wait for you (buses work like taxis) so the cost will depend on how long you stay. Work on paying about $15/hr.

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8. Re: Spending money

how much you spend on health issuses ?

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