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Fam of 5 incl 2 teenagers, travel in July, best place

Dubbo, Australia
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Fam of 5 incl 2 teenagers, travel in July, best place

Hi, we are looking at a Fijian holiday in July. Our kids are 16, 14 & 12. Where would the best place to stay at that time of year? Have stayed at the Intercontinental (as a couple) very nice but too $$ with 3 kids! Priorities are nice pools and most definitely good snorkelling off the beach of whichever resort we stay at. Thank you in advance!

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1. Re: Fam of 5 incl 2 teenagers, travel in July, best place

Hi Jodo, welcome to the forum. As a starting point have a look at Mana...

http://www.manafiji.com/

Good beaches and pools, very family friendly and not a long transfer time to get there.

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2. Re: Fam of 5 incl 2 teenagers, travel in July, best place

Musket cove is a great place to stay, it's close to Denarau (where you'll jump on a transfer) and has activities for all age groups. Plus the snorkeling is pretty decent too! Every week they do a pig on a spit buffet... quite a fun night with the family with some live entertainment. You could also look into chartering a boat, we've been with www.charterboatsfiji.com and have decided it's the only way we're seeing tropical locations now! price wise is comparable to a hotel once you factor in meals etc and they'll take you wherever! It's a great way to reconnect with the family :)

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3. Re: Fam of 5 incl 2 teenagers, travel in July, best place

Also have a look at Octopus Resort and Blue Lagoon Beach Resort.

Both have pools and variety of accommodation options.

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4. Re: Fam of 5 incl 2 teenagers, travel in July, best place

Agree with #3 - but if hoping for accommodation this July you may find they are already booked out. Definitely worth a try though.

Edited: 03 March 2014, 02:27
Bellingen, Australia
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5. Re: Fam of 5 incl 2 teenagers, travel in July, best place

Mana or Castaway would be my picks for teens others will also enjoy.

Dubbo, Australia
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6. Re: Fam of 5 incl 2 teenagers, travel in July, best place

Thank you all for your suggestions, think we will go out to one of the islands. Will report back :)

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7. Re: Fam of 5 incl 2 teenagers, travel in July, best place

If $$ are too much at IC - Castaway will be OTT. Try Mana as suggested or the new Sheraton Tokoriki opening in July. Prices for opening are quite reasonable and they have 2 bedroom villas available.

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8. Re: Fam of 5 incl 2 teenagers, travel in July, best place

Have a look at the other end from Nadi up around RakRAki every body talks about the Coral Coast but not the RAKI RAKI end a number of good resorts with very good prices snorkelling around this area is very good as you are very close to islands about a 10 minute boat ride all of the resorts will get you across , try looking at VOLI VOLI or Wananavu beach resort they in fact have large Bures that you can book plus a lot of private houses that you can rent with full service from other people also Sunset Villas. BUT as already mentioned you will need to book as flights also get full and good places to stay fill up quickly. The idea of the Sheraton on Tokoriki is a good one but we have been to the resort 3 times (this is well before the Sheraton build)which was good but you are very isolated and they will and can charge what ever they like ,

Edited: 05 March 2014, 04:26
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9. Re: Fam of 5 incl 2 teenagers, travel in July, best place

Mana Island may suit - The Ocean Front Suites cater for 2 adults on the mezzanine floor and up to 4 kids downstairs (or 3 adults, 2 kids) This accommodation is right on South Beachfront. 2 swimming pools, 2 restaurants, 4 bars & 3 beautiful beaches with wonderful snorkelling. Mana is a large island, so heaps of room to explore, walk or hike around. Very popular during school holidays so early bookings recommended. Transfer via South Seas Cruises ferry takes 1.50 hrs from Port Denarau.

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