I have read many of the reviews and forum questions in relation to the intercontinental and the one thing that is not heavily discussed is the snorkelling at the Intercontinental Fiji. Most reviewers indicate the beach is beautiful to walk along and talk about the lagoon being open to waves on a windy day and therefore quite rough. Some reviewers have even indicated that the snorkelling is not good. I am not sure if this poor rating is because they are comparing the Intercon to the snorkelling on the islands or if the lagoon in front of the Intercon just has very little coral and fish.
Most of the reviews indicate the lagoon can be quite rough, particularly on a windy day. I am prepared for this but I would be grateful is someone could share their opinion on the quality of the snorkelling allowing for the possible rough conditions?
If the snorkelling is not good at the lagoon in front of the Intercon are there any locations close by where the snorkelling is nice? Is the snorkelling trip to the nearby reef that the Intercon organise worth taking?
My apologies if I am repeating a question already answered by another review but any help from a Fiji regular who can rate the snorkelling at or near the Intercon would be greatly appreciated.