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Nadi to tavenu

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Nadi to tavenu

Sorry I just joined and I see someone has already asked. Thanks.

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1. Re: Nadi to tavenu

Welcome to the forums. Feel free to ask anything else you may want to know........

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Very Kind of you. I have only been to Suva many years ago.

I am organising a trip for 2 friends maybe in June.

Dont want to stay at fancy hotels and trying to do it within a reasonable budget.

Maybe stay 10 days.

What I have figured so far...Stay in Nadi a couple of nights Perhaps Bamboo Lodge?

Splurge on a couple of day trips to the Mamanuccas and maybe Yasawas on a schooner and/or semi submersible.

Then get to Tuvununu without it costing too much and stay at one of the backpacker places there for a week or so.

Interested in the culture, snorkelling, spas, and yummy local food.

Any thoughts tips or suggestions?

Thanks again.

Margaret

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3. Re: Nadi to tavenu

I meant Taevenu

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4. Re: Nadi to tavenu

It's actually Taveuni - LOL :)

A couple of budget places that are always well mentioned there are Bibi's Hideaway and Coconut Beach Grove.

As for Nadi - it really depends HOW budget you want to go. I've not heard of Bamboo but it does seem to get good reviews on TA. A couple of others that often get good mentions are Bluewater Lodge, Aquarius & Smugglers Cove. Check out the reviews - you can filter by price or star rating.

Edited: 11 May 2013, 04:49
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5. Re: Nadi to tavenu

Knew you meant Taveuni, Margaret.

Forget Nadi. With ten days, could split your time between a resort in the Yasawas or Mamanucas with a stay on Taveuni.

Have a look at the websites for Coconut Grove Beach Cottages and Garden Island Resorts on Taveuni. Both get good reviews and a range of accommodations at reasonable prices.

http://www.coconutgrovefiji.com/index.php

http://www.gardenislandresort.com

Hope this helps.

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Yes thanks. Was only thinking of Nadi for the first night or two, and the last night.

Dont want to spend toooo much but budget not too tight.

I dont mind budget as long as its clean and the crowd is younger and friendlier.

Would rather spend the money on scuba lessons and gifts for the local children than a fancy room to be honest.

My main concern with the resorts is that you could be paying a lot for food that you may not like eg bacon and eggs for brekkie yuk.

So I would want a bit of flexiblilty on where to eat.

Im a chef so I want to eat local dishes and lots of tropical fruit.

Thank you for the links I found the coconut grove website to be very helpful.

Cheers

Margaret

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Thanks Tez.

Budget ok if its clean. Doesnt have to be the cheapest.

I guess what I really want is interaction with the locals and flexibility on where to eat.

Marg

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Anywhere you go, you won't get a huge range of places to eat. The good thing is, that the more remote the place you stay, the more likely you are to get wholesome, home-cooked local produce. It's usually the larger western resorts that you get the bacon & eggs......

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Yes thats what I want Remote. Being a chef for the past 6 years means I have cooked about a million kgs of bacon.

I want to get out and about and see the sights, take the bus etc, hang with the locals so no point staying in a flash resort, beautiful as they are, and its more than I want to spend anyway. I dont mind roughing it within reason. The main thing for me would be to do some snorkelling. Maybe it would be a good idea to buy a good mask and flippers here?

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10. Re: Nadi to tavenu

We always take our own snorkel gear. Usually find decent ones at tackle or dive stores or somewhere like BCF even.