I thought I'd put this all in one place and hopefully get bits and pieces of info on Mana Island Resort. We're going there for 9 nights in March!
Firstly Accommodation... I can get a Oceanview room for $108pn and am wondering whether I take my chances booking this and then request a bure; or spend $127pn for the Oceanfront bure? Which one is better quality or is the only difference the size and the view? I also noticed a lot of people get upgraded on arrival, do I take my chances and book the cheaper room and hope for an upgrade? Any specific preference on room or bure numbers for best views etc?
Snacks.... We fly into Nadi at 2.30pm and are going to book on a flight to Mana at 5.00pm. I was thinking to buy snacks etc from Duty free at the airport (Do they have lots of snacks?) Am I going to have enough time to clear customs, buy food and get to my other flight? Someone I know just went there and told me it would be cheaper to buy my snacks here in oz and then take them with us? Is that actually correct? I would have thought DF would be cheaper?
Food.... I've heard the breakfasts are good but everything else not so much. Is it cheaper to buy a meal plan for bfast before we leave or is it the same price to organise this when we arrive? Which backpackers has the best food for lunch and dinners?
Money.... Is it cheaper to exchange money in oz before leaving or exchange at the money changer at the airport, or pull out at the ATM at the airport? We'd like to do a few activities and will be paying cash for lunches and dinners at the backpackers. How much cash do you think we'll need for the 2 of us for 9 nights?
I think thats pretty much all the questions I have at the moment. If anyone can help with 1 or 2 of my questions, that would be fantastic!