Except for shopping there is no much to do in Sigatoka itself. The markets can be a bit scarey with people trying to drag you into their stalls. For things to do surrounding Sigatoka log on to ttp://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attractions-g294336-Activities-Sigatoka_Coral_Coast_Viti_Levu.html
From the Bedarra you can walk to the round about and catch a local bus that takes you into town for a few dollars. A taxi would be around $10 from Bedarra but you can confirm that once you arrive. I'd go to Sigatoka for a look around. The fruit and vege markets aren't pushy at all and are really interesting. However the jewellery market stalls are really pushy and I wouldn't go into them. Bula dresses and shirts are really lovely and well prices. Going into Tappoo to cool down with an ice-cream or drink/lunch is a treat after walking around town. You could visit the Mission school which had a bad fire recently and classrooms burnt down. They'd love used text books, exercise books,pencils. The Intercontinental is quite far from Sigatoka so I wouldn't worry about going into town from there. Just relax on the beach :)
Hi, just got back a couple of weeks ago and caught the local bus into Sigatoka. Comes right past your hotel every 15-20 minutes and only a$1. Cheaper and more fun than a $35 return taxi and only takes about 15-20 minutes. Just enjoy the experience of being there. Go to the municipal market by the bus station but as others said be careful . The pressure to buy can be overwhelming but still an interesting experience
I have just returned from 3 weeks in Fiji and stayed a week at Bedarra Beach Inn. A local bus costs $1-00 (one way) from Bedarra to Sigatoka, a local taxi (not a hire taxi) costs $9-00 one way to Sigatoka. The Sigatoka market is quite fun to visit (not at all scary, but be firm as to what you are looking for to purchase); Prouds and Tappoos (Fiji artifacts, handicrafts, clothes, coffee shop (with real coffee); many other local shops selling trinkets, local clothes, some local restaurants; fresh bread shops, small supermarkets; banks and atms; and always quite a lot of tourists around during daytime. Plenty of alternative eating establishments near Bedarra - Pizza outlet, at end of road another two local restaurants (mix of food) cheap drinks and very friendly owners/staff. I noticed lots of Outrigger and Bedarra visitors at these places. I went to Outrigger for a meal one night (easy walk from Bedarra as Outrigger is located directly above) and was surprised to find the following: On asking at the main front desk - cash or credit card? Answer - both are accepted! After eating the waiter casually advises that the Outrigger is now a cashless resort! So a 3.5%cc charge added. I then proceeded to the cocktail bar to watch Super 15 rugby - again cc only. Managed to speak successfully to the duty manager who allowed me to pay cash for a couple of drinks. Although outsiders/visitors are made very welcome at Outrigger be aware of the payment facilities, as there are several restaurants, bars - all payments are processed separately for each area & incur the credit card surcharges. Enjoy Bedarra - fabulous food & service, friendly staff, large rooms, no tv or phones and great Spa facilities.
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