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Been to Fiji? Any suggestions for a couple?

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Been to Fiji? Any suggestions for a couple?

Hi Guys,

Myself and my boyfriend are looking to go to Fiji for a week in October. We would like to stay in 4-5 star hotel but would like to stay on or near a beautiful beach close to Restaurants, shopping or live entertainment? Any suggestions? Thank you...

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1. Re: Been to Fiji? Any suggestions for a couple?

The resorts at Denarau will give you a choice of restaurants, shopping, and some night life. That said, there is no beautiful beach. The beach has dark sand, and the water is murky as the resorts are built on a reclaimed mangrove swamp. If you want to experience soft, white sand beaches, crystal clear blue water, and amazing snorkeling you will have to take day trips to the outer islands. You can also expect lots of families with children.

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2. Re: Been to Fiji? Any suggestions for a couple?

Fiji is not really a shopping destination as such, certainly not like Bali, Phuket etc.

The beaches like to see in the travel brochures - blue water, white sand, coconut trees up to the waters edge - are out amongst the islands and thus there's no shopping out there. Live entertainment would be limited to local Fijians singing, etc

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3. Re: Been to Fiji? Any suggestions for a couple?

The mainland resorts lack the beautiful white sand beaches and lagoon with their beautiful coral reefs it does however have access to restaurants and tours. Once on an island you are there for the duration unless you do some island hopping. Some island resorts have more than one restaurants but these are usually the larger more family orientated ones. As mentioned the shopping is limited not like Bali etc. Most island resorts have a boutique but that is about it.

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4. Re: Been to Fiji? Any suggestions for a couple?

As mentioned the mainland resorts do not have the best beaches. That being said i can suggest Sonaisali Island Resort which is just off the mainland and a beachfront spa bure they are very romantic! Sonaisali also has a wonderful spa which you may like! If you want something mainland with a better beach that would be Natadola and i could suggest the Intercontinental. If these suggestions are no help you would be looking at and island resort of which there are so many to choose from! Best of luck!

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5. Re: Been to Fiji? Any suggestions for a couple?

If you want a beautiful beach go to the islands. You won't find that on the mainland unfortunately. Nor at Sonaisali, just off the mainland (sorry Blue)

You won't find shopping on the islands, with the exception of local villages where the villagers sell shell bracelets, carvings, etc. and a resort boutique as Hooked mentioned. In fact there's better shopping at Nadi airport departure lounge :)

As E&C said there isn't a good beach at Denarau Island where many of the big "chain" resorts are located. There is some "shopping" at Denarau marina and in Nadi town, but no "cheap" prices nor variety like Asia.

Fiji is certainly not renowned for it's shopping.

LTB

Edited: 11 August 2011, 10:17
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6. Re: Been to Fiji? Any suggestions for a couple?

LTB no worries. Just thought i would mention Sonaisali as the spa bures are romantic! Did however suggest Intercontinental as this is the better beach on the mainland with Natadola. Well aware Sonaisali beach is not the best but it has other things to offer better beaches are def on the outer islands!!

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7. Re: Been to Fiji? Any suggestions for a couple?

Agree with Blue the Intercontinental is lovely and is on Natadola Beach which wold have to be the best mainland beach in Fiji. Some people complain about the horses on the beach but that to me adds to the feel of the area ( the smell is sometimes a bit on the nose but you can always move away from the horse droppings). Also agree with others that the outer islands are the best places to go in Fiji.If you want a spa bure many island resort offer these.

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