We stayed at the Fiji Palms and the Fiji Palms Holiday Club (same location, but different units) from 1 to 14 March 2014.
I must say the FJP Holiday Club was pretty swish! But both were very comfortable.
This is my take.
The Fiji Palms units were OK. What they don't tell you is the air conditioning is turned off between 10AM and 5PM. They charge you if you want it on during this time.
This is not a bad thing as you should be out in the beautiful pool or at the amazing beach anyway!
The Holiday Club units were great. Very modern. The air con can be on 24/7 here! Only problem with these is there is no kids channel on the TV, which is quite important if you have very young children!
In general you could not really complain about either.
I must say the food at the Fiji Palms is great! Very cheap too, so the only real reason to go out is to try something different. The portions are huge!
The staff were fantastic, helpful and very friendly. Did not hesitate to go out of their way to help you out.
Veejay the head groundsman sweeps the beach every day, so it looks like paradise. He'll even crack open a coconut for you!
They only serve dinner, so you need to get all other meals somewhere else. But restaurants are only a very short walk or $3 dollar taxi ride away at the Arts Village.
As for restaurants, The Oasis is the best. Try the fish Kokoda, I was addicted to it! The curries are great too. The price is relatively cheap too.
The Baka Blues Bar is also great, but you will pay for it! Try the Gumbo.
As for cooking your own meals, go to the Navua Markets for fresh produce. Everything is sold in plates. A plate of potatoes is $1 FJ. Actually everything is $1. You will pay 4x at the supermarket.
You can also buy stuff on the side of the road. Get your driver or a local to talk for you then you get local prices. I got 5 giant mud crabs for $50 FJ. They sell for $50 a kilo at the shops.
Anything dairy is very expensive. $8 for a small block of butter $3 for 1ltr of long life milk.
The bread is awesome, $1.20 a loaf and fresh as.
THINGS TO DO
There is no end of things to do. I recommend the Jet Ski Tour, expensive, but worth every cent.
Pacific Harbor is the adventure capital of Fiji, so expect your visa card to get smashed, but again worth it.
I recommend talking to and getting in with the locals. You can get a private boat for $200 FJ or pay a tour company $180 PP for the same tour.
This is the only downfall of the place. 3hr drive from Nadi to Pacific Harbour.
If you want to save money get the bus. About $20 per person on the bus or a Taxi is about $120 FJ. We had kids so we opted for the hotel transfer which was $180, but that was our choice.
We will be going back for sure.
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- Also Known As:
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