My husband and I are planning a trip to Fiji, possibly June/July, '09.
We tend to like somewhere quiet, not too large a resort, good pool, great beaches. Excellent snorkelling is also a pre-requisite. Beachfront accommodation would be great.
I have not done a lot of research, but don't think the mainland is for us.
Having said that, is there anywhere (islands - ?Yasawas/Manamucas), that will fit what we are after and won't cost an arm and a leg?
It would also be great if we could find somewhere with meal package included, as long as the standard of food didn't drop dramatically.
We are 50, so don't want a party island. From what I have seen so far, the lower priced islands cater for backpackers.
Is there somewhere nice in between the 'top and bottom end' that may suit us?
We probably are after 3-4 star accommodation.
The other thing I wonder about is if we stay only at an island, are we ruling out seeing the cultural side of Fiji, or doing any day trips?
We intend to go away for 12-14 nights. Would we be best to have a few nights on mainland, then move to whichever island?
Are we likely to get a better rate for a long stay such as this?
Hoping someone can advise me.