and i have to say that the resort itself was wonderful and clean. You would not know floods were nearby..
the roads are bumpy though and it adds an extra 10 mins or so to the trip due to the floods
We stayed in an ocean bure, couples only. Was very lovely!
The food in the resort is average.. I wouldnt say it was great. If you want a good meal, that is half the price, i suggest getting out of the resort.. We went into a town to a restaurant called tomlu's..They had fresh lobster and mud crab... Dont let the shanty looking town sway you.
Also try geckos just outside of the resort.. They had beautiful meals
The Fijians are such lovely people, and for your children, for only a few dollars, they will watch them better then some babysitters here!
They say not to tip, but honestly, these people work for only a few dollars a day, and giving them even a dollar they are extremely grateful! The smiles is enough to warm your heart.
Keep in mind that it is preferred to be cash free, the restaurants like to charge to the room, but the little places are happy to take cash (and tips)
Also, if you are after those wonderful handmade jewellery etc, definitely buy it from the locals who sit down all day waiting for you to buy it... The money goes directly to them, whereas in the shops in the resort, they dont get anything.
If you are buying wood products (they have spome beautiful handmade and carved stuff) make sure it is treated/laquered for customs
Buy your water from a supermarket out of town.. a 1.5lt bottle there is only a few dollars, but at the resort over $8.. Our taxui driver was happy to stop on the way
If you are thinking of a destination wedding, the chapel is divine! the view of the ocean is gorgeous, and the local village choir make it magical
Also keep your receipts that you sign on.. and get a printout of your bill the night before you check out and match it against your receipts..