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Every month I feature a new vacation review from a traveller just like you. These are honest, unbiased reviews of actual vacations taken by ordinary people. This month, check out Ariana’s adventures with her family in Fiji.
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We had 16 nights in Fiji – 5 nights Lautoka, 5 nights Mana Island, 2 nights Suva, 3 nights Coral Coast & 1 night Nadi (in order to take an early morning flight)
Mum, Business Manager, Blogger
HOME BASE: Western Australia
TRAVEL STYLE: Independent / Family Travel / Adventure
FAVOURITE DESTINATION: Fiji
Snorkelling and kayaking on Mana Island was amazing.
Visiting Suva, and especially Suva market
Trekking to a waterfall.
We were disappointed by the Resort style food at most of the hotels in Fiji. It was very “Western”.
However, we did have a couple of excellent Indian and Fijian dishes (that seemed authentically prepared) at First Landing Resort (read Ariana’s complete resort review here).
This is a place where you can be transported to a luxury paradise and forget the cares of the world.
For mid range independent travellers it is harder to get out and experience the country.
Language & Communication
Traveller Safety / Security
MANA ISLAND RESORT – MAMANUCA ISLANDS, FIJI (image credit: World of Travels With Kids)
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Thanks Ariana for the fantastic feedback! You can read more about Ariana’s Fiji family adventures on her website World of Travels With Kids.
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FIJI ITINERARY DETAILS
Auckland to Nadi return with Fiji Airways
Ariana and her family stayed at a selection of resorts in Fiji – including First Landing Resort at Vuda Point, Mana Island Resort in the Mamanuca Islands, The Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, The Warwick Fiji Resort on the Coral Coast, and the Doubletree Resort on Sonaisali Island near Nadi.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Peak season in Fiji is from May-September. October-March is their wet season, which is hot and humid but not actually that wet.
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