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Supermarket/groceries and eating

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Supermarket/groceries and eating

Hi, we are due to stay for 5 nights at the Outrigger on the Lagoon in January (2012). We are not bothered with paying for the full buffet breakfast as we normally are fine with 'coffee and a muffin' quick breakfast snack when we are on holiday.

Is there a local convenience store or supermarket close to the Outrigger where we could pick up breakfast food and snacks? How far away and do the resort mind you bringing snacks to your room (I presume they don't mind)?

Thanks for your help

Brisbane, Australia
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11. Re: Supermarket/groceries and eating

Hi, there!~

Water is safe to drink they say but it is good to buy water to be on the safe side... There is a local supermarket called MH in town which is about 7km..about F$10 each way in a taxi..

Happy holidaying!

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12. Re: Supermarket/groceries and eating

Thanks everyone for your help, much appreciated...looking forward to getting there now...!!

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13. Re: Supermarket/groceries and eating

Hi, we are staying at Outrigger right now and love it. The taxi we got from the airport stopped at the MH Shop and we bought a 6 pack of Water..We are using bottled water to drink but brushing teeth with tap water.

We opted for the buffet breakfast and breakfast like kings...! The buffet breakfast is well worth it..am in love with the lo-fat Bircher Muesli....mmm

Sometimes we can't fit dinner and just have fruit as we have had full cooked breakfast...they have great smoothies, fresh juices...

We bought fruit..amazing papaya and bananas when we went to Sigatoka a few days ago..but its a fair trek on the public bus, esp if its a hot day. Otherwise the hotel will arrange a taxi for approx $40.00 which defeats the purpose of buying items from a store...

There are several places near the Outrigger than are pretty reasonable. Our kids are eating here for free but other prices are a bit expensive...

We brought some items like biscuits, lollies etc You can easily bring cereal, rolled oats. We also brought washing powder for the laundry as we have 2 kids...

Enjoy your stay ...you have chosen well...we are impressed by this hotel.

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14. Re: Supermarket/groceries and eating

If you decide to take a taxi to Sigatoka, don't ask the hotel to arrange for a taxi- you can get one from the main road. Heaps cheaper, around FJD$12 or so.

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15. Re: Supermarket/groceries and eating

We took the resort taxi last time, can't recall the price but it was nice to know the same person was going to pick us up and what time they were coming. The kids find Sigatoka a big confronting!

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16. Re: Supermarket/groceries and eating

I have been travelling to Fiji for 30 years and always drink the water. Never had any problems. There are some restrictions what you can bring into Fiji now, and powered milk and honey are a no no. Easier to buy it there.

If you catch a taxi on the main road they will wait while you shop and take you back. Negotiate the price with them.

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