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Denarau vs Coral Coast

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Denarau vs Coral Coast

We are a family of 4 (children 10 & 4) going to Fiji in September 09. We're planning to spend most of our time on an island, but want to spend three nights when we first arrive at Denarau vs Coral Coast. We've narrowed the choice of accommodation down to SOFITEL DENARAU vs OUTRIGGER ON THE LAGOON. Which would be best? Obviously Denarau is easier to access from Nadi Airport and for getting a boat transfer to the islands. How long would it take to get from Nadi to Outrigger on the Lagoon? A travel brochure says one hour but I've also read that the Coral Coast is two hours from Nadi. Any help would be appreciated! PS: At the moment we are thinking of staying at Botaira Island Resort (Naviti Island). If anyone has comments about that choice they would be welcomed!

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Last september we stayed at the Sofitel and the Outrigger. The trip by taxi to the Outrigger from the Sofitel took approx 70 minutes and cost FJD$75. If you're staying on the mainland for 3 nights I'd recommend staying in Denarau rather than the coral coast for the reason you mentioned; closer to the marina for transfer to the islands.

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Actually speak to your agent about the Outrigger/Castaway Heli package. You can have both mainland and island experience by staying at both the best mainland property and the best island property for children. We did and the heli trip was 18 minutes from main land to island. Denarau is nit Fijian just pretty resorts very Gold Coast. Dont come to Fiji if you want Gold Coast!

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3. Re: Denarau vs Coral Coast

The Coral Coast will always get my vote over Denarau :-)

The Outrigger would be 75klms from Nadi and would take approx one and half hours of travel. Travel time would depend if you had private transfers vs coach transfers etc.

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