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Sofitel Denarau was lovely

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Sofitel Denarau was lovely

Just back from 4 nights at Sofitel Fiji. Great resort,friendly staff,beautiful pool. Resort was full but didn't feel crowded at all. Hygiene standards were good too. Took the Bula Bus ($5 for a day trip ticket) around the other resorts but would return to the Sofitel or maybe the Westin. Pools at the Raddisson looked dirty!

Bellingen, Australia
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1. Re: Sofitel Denarau was lovely

Glad to hear you enjoyed Sofitel. Personally I prefer the islands but glad you had a great time.

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2. Re: Sofitel Denarau was lovely

Its good to hear when someone has had a good trip. I am glad you enjoyed the mainland and had a good time. Did you get chance to do any touristy things on the mainland while you where there? Did you only go for the 4 nights or did you stay elsewhere on your travels?

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Only lazed around on our short trip but did spend one full day on a catamaran snorkelling trip to the sand bar just off Musket Cove. Unfortunately not like the brochure promised as the captain refused to put up the sails. The weather was quite suitable and we were not short of time so he lied and said the mainsail was damaged and had been for some time but strangely enough we had seen it up the previous day. He was a relieving captain and possibly did not have permission to raise the sails! Not good value for $145 each with a terrible lunch with the flies at Musket Cove outdoor bar. The trip was Coral Cat Cruises. We were so looking forward to a sail

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4. Re: Sofitel Denarau was lovely

what about meal prices at this resort ?

and quality of food ?

any info would help

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5. Re: Sofitel Denarau was lovely

Only ate buffet breakfasts(typical hotel fare but with a glass of Aussie bubbly described as Champagne) and one dinner at Salt which is in a lovely spot just above the beach. At Salt a local beer is $7 and cocktails are $18 - 22.50,burgers are $28 and proper meals up to about $40. The main restaurant does buffet meals for $78 but hardly anyone goes there. There is also a fine dining restaurant that only had one couple each night. Most people from all the resorts go to Port Denarau as there are six reasonably pricesd restaurants there. $5 each way for a taxi or use the Bula Bus. We ate one night at the Sheraton and it was expensive and terrible. The Wyndham resort was okay but nothing special. Read the Denarau forum for more info.Have a great trip

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