We are 3 backpackers going to Fiji for 10 days. We are on a tight budget but still plan to visit Mamanuca and Yasawas for 4 nights each while we are there. Does it make most sense to base ourselves on one island and take day trips to the spots we'd like to see?
On Mamanuca we would like to see Beachcomber, Mana, Castaway. On Yasawas we would like to see Octopus, Blue Lagoon, Sawailau Caves.
1. Are these good spots?
2. Which of the islands are best to base ourselves.
3. Is there any alternative to the Bula pass, as it is seeming kind of pricey.
Regarding food, most resorts have compulsory meals.
4. Is there any way of getting out of this? We will probably miss most of these meals if we do day trips on the islands.