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An October 2010 trip to Fiji by catsholiday

Sabeto Hot Springs Photo, Nadi, Fiji More Photos
Quote: Part of a trip around the Pacific we spent 4 days in Fiji

Viseisei Village

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Attraction | "Viseisei, first landing place in Fiji"

The meeting House Photo, Fiji, South Pacific
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THE LANDING PLACE OF THE FIRST FIJIANSAbout 12km north of Nadi is Viseisei village in the district of Vuda and this is supposedly where the first Melanesians arrived in Fiji around 1500. The village of Viseisei is the chief village in the district of Vuda and this is the village of the just recently retired Prime minister of Fiji. The villages in Fiji have a very distinct structure and are divided into clans, the warrior clan, the messenger clan and so on. You are born into your clan and this never changes. Each clan inhabits a specific area of the village and fulfils specific traditional roles or duties.When visiting villages in Fiji it is important to make sure you do not off...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 20, 2010

Viseisei Village
Ba Province
Fiji, South Pacific

Things to see around Nadi

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Attraction | "Sleeping giants, Viseisei and a Hindu temple"

Orchid Photo, Nadi, Fiji
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Things to do and see around Nadi, FijiIncidentally Nadi is pronounced Nandi in FijianUnless you are interested in adrenalin seeking activities such as skidoos , banana boats, rafting down a river, swimming with sharks, scuba diving or deep sea fishing then there are limited things to do in the Nadi area. The most obvious experience is to sail and visit some of the smaller islands in either the Mamanuca or Yasawa island groups.We decided we would take a trip to see a couple of the islands in the Mamanuca (pronounced Mamanutha) group on one day and I’ll write about that in another review.On another day we explored a few of the local highlights around the Nadi a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 25, 2010

Day trip on the Seaspray to the Mamanuca islands

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Attraction | "The Kava ceremony on Yanuwa"

The meeting House Photo, Fiji, South Pacific
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The Sea spray's day trip continued after our lunch to the second Island we were going to visit in the Mamanuca island group. This island was Yanuwa, we passed several other but only stopped at Modriki and Yanuwa which were quite contrasting islands.This island of Yanuwa was not deserted, it had a village of about 650 people and there was also a boarding school where the pupils were weekly boarders. Unfortunately this island was quite badly hit by a hurricane last year and the damage was still evident. They also only have one very small spring and apart from that they have no water supply except from collected rain water in tanks. So far this year they have had virtually no rain for about 5...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 25, 2010

South Sea Cruises

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Attraction | "Sail away to castaway Island"

South Sea Cruises Photo, Nadi, Fiji
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Mamanuca Islands on the Sea SprayWe really wanted to have a chance to explore some of the other smaller Fijian Islands and there were a number of different options, some just sailed passed the islands while some called in briefly. We opted for the Sea Spray tour as that offered a stop on two of the islands.This 83 foot two masted sailing schooner Seaspray (of the famous television programme – Australian I believe) is operated by South Sea Cruises and you spend a day exploring the crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches of the Mamanuca Islands with all food and drink included..We paid $185 per person about £62) which included a transfer from our hotel on Denarau to the port o...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 25, 2010

South Sea Cruises
Mamanuca Islands
Nadi, Fiji
67 9 675 0500

Sabeto Hot Springs

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Attraction | "Wallowing in mud"

Sabeto Hot Springs Photo, Nadi, Fiji
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SABETO HOT SPRINGSTom - the taxi driver who took us to our hotel - collected us as promised from our hotel at 9am and took us straight to the Sabeto Hot Springs which was perfect as we were the only ones there and by the time we were leaving two other groups arrived. The hot springs are extremely basic, just a spring and a pool in the middle of a field.We arrived and were welcomed by a most enthusiastic young man who welcomed us in and took us over to see the hot spring. The pool with this hot spring produced water at about 72°C and we were able to put our hand in to test this and it was indeed extremely hot.After we inspected this pool we were invited to go and get chan...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 25, 2010

Sabeto Hot Springs
Off Queens Highway
Nadi, Fiji

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa

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Hotel | "Restaurants and more at Fiji Beach resort"

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This review focuses on the facilities and restaurants as I have already written about the actual room facilities in a previous review.As I said in my previous review about this hotel the resort managed by Hilton hotels is one of a number on this reclaimed ‘island’ of Denarau, next to us was the Sofitel, there was also a Westin and a Sheraton. Our hotel had by far the most uninspired reception area. It was large airy and open with comfortable seats but quite ordinary compared to some of the others we saw as we went round in the ‘Bula’ bus. However according to the ‘Lonely planet’ guide our hotel had the best restaurant in the ‘Nuvu’ and the seafood BBQ was certainly very good.NU...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 25, 2010

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
Denarau Island
Nadi, Fiji 11185
(679) 675-6800

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa

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Hotel | "Started badly but ended well"

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This resort managed by Hilton hotels is one of a number on this reclaimed ‘island’ of Denarau, next to us was the Sofitel, there was also a Westin and a Sheraton. Our hotel had by far the most uninspired reception area. It was large airy and open with comfortable seats but quite ordinary compared to some of the others we saw as we went round in the ‘Bula’ bus. However according to the ‘Lonely planet’ guide our hotel had the best restaurant in the ‘Nuvu’ and the seafood BBQ was certainly very good.A BAD STARTOur first impressions were not that great as we had paid £70 for a private transfer to the hotel as we were not sure how far it was and we knew that we were arriving at 6am having...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 25, 2010

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
Denarau Island
Nadi, Fiji 11185
(679) 675-6800