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Plane lands @ 7:30pm; taxis safe??

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Airdrie, Alberta
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Plane lands @ 7:30pm; taxis safe??

We are flying into Fiji from Auckland, our flight doesn't and until 7:35pm @ Nadi. We are looking at booking the Shangri-La for our little 3 night stop over on our way back to Canada. Is it all good to take a taxi from the airport to the resort at that time??

Thank you :)

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1. Re: Plane lands @ 7:30pm; taxis safe??

Hi Travelbetty83

By the time you get out of Customs/Immigration it will be very dark. Personally I wouldn't like to travel long distances at night by taxi (have done it before) - there can be people & animals suddenly appearing on the roads and it could work out to be a very fast trip! But others may disagree. But as you are only there for 3 nights, you will want to travel to your destination asap. Taxis are a hit and miss affair in Fiji. Airport taxis (yellow) are probably your best choice, but negotiat a firm price beforehand. It costs approx. $60-00 from Nadi area to Sigatoka area but probably nearer $70-00 from the Airport. Shangi-La have their own transfer cars, but more expensive.

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2. Re: Plane lands @ 7:30pm; taxis safe??

I have been to Fiji over 20 times now and often use taxis, including at night. I have not experienced any issues. As flicarose has advised, do negotiate the fee prior to departing (and putting your luggage in the boot).

If, however, you would like peace of mind upon arriving, you can pre-book a transfer direct with a Fijian travel agent. Eg.

Margaret Travel Service - http://fiji-islands-travel.com/transfers.html

Personally, I use Sun Vacations Fiji. They provide a meet/greet and transfer to your accommodations in their 9 seater van. For an extra F$50 (which really isn't much), it is a stress free way to arrive at your accommodations - http://sunvacationsfiji.com/. Email them to book: info@sunvacationsfiji.com

Lynne and Jone own and run this company. Jone (spoken as John) does the transfers and is lovely. **Their office is located in the Nadi airport in the terminal when you come out of the glass doors.

Happy travels.

Airdrie, Alberta
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3. Re: Plane lands @ 7:30pm; taxis safe??

Thank you for the information :)

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