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How best to celebrate a 40th birthday with the girls ?

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How best to celebrate a 40th birthday with the girls ?


We are 4-6 ladies (married) who have decided to go to Fiji to celebrate a 40th birthday in February next year.

We know next to nothing about Fiji so we are relying on some feedback on where to stay, what to do, etc etc. We don't want to spend a fortune - maybe something arouund the 4 star ? ....there just seems to be so many choices !

Ideally, we are looking for somewhere where we could:

** Lay around the pool/beach and have a few cocktails during the day

** Enjoy good, reasonably priced food

** Do a bit of shopping

** Have a few drinks at night and listen to a band

Your responses would be very much appreciated.



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1. Re: How best to celebrate a 40th birthday with the girls ?

Have a look at the Sofitel @ Denarau - pretty much fits all your requirements - they have a great pool, nice food, band at night and you can shop either at Denarau or Nadi (either option will only fill half a day though) - if you want to experience the tropical island fiji you could take a day cruise.

My other suggestion is the Warwick on the Coral Coast - food is great, good pools plus you can swim in the sea (at high tide)- no shopping except for the hotel shops they also have a band (not sure if it is everynight though).

Hope this helps.

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2. Re: How best to celebrate a 40th birthday with the girls ?

The Denarau resorts sound like they fit pretty well. I like the Radisson, but they are all pretty good and have great access to good restaurants, shopping and entertainment. If you want something a little less congested, Sonaisali might be a good choice for you. In Feb I would probably suggest staying towards the western region to maximize your chances for good weather. The Mamanuca and Yasawa resorts are even more remote, and offer peace and tranquility, but little access to shopping (maybe you get you shopping fix on your last day before flying home?) and less choices in entertainment. Most resorts have a house band that sits around a kava bowl and plays guitar / sings for at least 4 nights a week.

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