My wife and I and her best friend are going to Fiji over Christmas, have air tickets in hand. We arrive on 12/19 and leave on 1/2. We live in Anchorage, Alaska so we'll fly 6 hours nonstop to Honolulu with Alaska Air, layover and then 6 1/2 hours nonstop to Nadi with Contl. Should be a pretty easy trip compared to some we've done - last Christmas, we flew to Mauritius which was a bit more cumbersome.
The three of us are in our middle 50s and experienced travelers. In the last 10 years, we've been to a number of locations including the islands of Rhodes, Santorini, Crete, Majorca, Canaries, St. Maarten as well as numerous trips to Hawaii and Florida.
We like decent food but not extravagant, comfortable surroundings, long walks on the beach followed by long hours in a chair reading. Not worried about being pampered, don't really like the all-inclusive, 'eat all your meals here and never leave the grounds' type of resorts.
My thinking is to spend 3-4-7 days on Nadi and then 7 days on another island .... but where? Or should we just spend the entire 2 weeks on Nadi?
As far as Nadi goes, what would be a solid 3 1/2 or 4 star resort that has beach front access and is close to the main town but not swarmed by it?
Or do we just need to get off of Nadi and get to one of the other islands?