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mrm777
02-11-2009, 22:32
Can anyone recommend a small Fiji resort that's clean, decent food, no A/C necessary, that some divers who have never been to the Pacific would enjoy? We're trying to get to the Pacific out of the Caribbean for some new critters.

chinacat46
02-12-2009, 06:42
Well when I went I did a liveaboard but if you want a resort two I've heard of which are good values are:

Garden Island Resort on Taveuni and Dive Kadavu/Matana Resort.

Hope that helps.

mrm777
02-13-2009, 00:41
Thanks...will start my research there...much appreciated. (Can't afford a liveaboard at the moment.)

Reg
02-13-2009, 02:32
We stayed at the Uprising Beach Resort at Pacific Harbour when diving Beqa Lagoon with Beqa Adventure Divers. It was a nice quite resort not near a major city. Other than the resort activities, shark and coral diving there were only a few land activities to do. I've hear Raki Raki is good, you might want to check that out.

CamaroChick
02-13-2009, 11:00
A good friend recommended Matangi Resort to me. Its not exactly cheap, but it sounds incredible!! Definetely on my wish list!

Matangi Island Resort Fiji Islands, Private Island Luxury Resort, Secluded (http://www.matangi-island-fiji-resort.com)

mrm777
02-13-2009, 23:12
We stayed at the Uprising Beach Resort at Pacific Harbour when diving Beqa Lagoon with Beqa Adventure Divers. It was a nice quite resort not near a major city.
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Good looking accomodations and prices good too. But we were looking for a smaller place, less people. How was the diving...do you have a trip report online by any chance?

oddbod
02-14-2009, 00:39
Try Lagoon Resort,Adventure Accommodation Fiji - Lagoon Resort at Pacific Harbour (http://www.lagoonresort.com) not ultra modern but clean and good diving.

Reg
02-14-2009, 02:05
We stayed at the Uprising Beach Resort at Pacific Harbour when diving Beqa Lagoon with Beqa Adventure Divers. It was a nice quite resort not near a major city.
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Good looking accomodations and prices good too. But we were looking for a smaller place, less people. How was the diving...do you have a trip report online by any chance?

Less people really depends on when you go. We went in March and the resort was very quite. Sometimes we were the only ones at the bar and made conversation with the staff.

As for the dives, On the shark dive the boat was full.. When we asked if we could do a coral dive we were the only ones on the boat. But I think thats because Beqa is more renowed for the shark diving than the coral dives...But we enjoyed both.

I didn't do a trip report for Fiji, but do a search on the forums for Beqa.

The lagoon resort is right next door to BAD, but was very quite for a resort...maybe more of what your after.

DollFin
02-20-2009, 00:59
I'm really wanting to go to Fiji next year - I have airline miles to use up and that's where I want to go, but I'll probably be alone so does anyone know any group trips I could join in on??

DivingAnarchy.info
02-20-2009, 04:18
My advise is to skip Fiji with it's mass tourism and Indian hasslers. Go to Vanuatu. It's pristine, people are really nice and not out on your wallet. There's loads of things to discover, and you don't end up between the kind of tourists you probaply don't want to be with. You'll spend about the same for a resort hotel, maybe a bit more on the flight.
Diving: The Coolidge, Million Dollar point and way more.

Shenanigan
02-21-2009, 14:22
I did a week at Wananavu. It was pretty small, secluded. I would definately go back! Here's the view from my room. My advatar is the view from my room at Castaway Resort. It's nice too, but much larger, which you're trying to avoid.

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mrm777
02-21-2009, 23:05
Any recommendations for a dive op/hotel there?
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My advise is to skip Fiji with it's mass tourism and Indian hasslers. Go to Vanuatu. It's pristine, people are really nice and not out on your wallet. There's loads of things to discover, and you don't end up between the kind of tourists you probaply don't want to be with. You'll spend about the same for a resort hotel, maybe a bit more on the flight.
Diving: The Coolidge, Million Dollar point and way more.

DivingAnarchy.info
02-22-2009, 19:37
Sailaway cruises (http://www.divevanuatu.net/)operates a 40' trimaran for daytrips from Port villa. (probaply cheapest but best option in Port Villa) Nautilus (http://www.nautilus.com.vu/index.htm) operates from Port Villa and also offers accomodation.

Vanuatu Diving Resort (http://www.bokissa.com/Vanuatu_diving_resorts_Bokissa_dive%20resort.html) and Allan Power (http://www.allan-power-santo.com/)operate from Luganville (Coolidge) and offer accomodation.
Aquamarine Santo (http://www.aquamarinesanto.com/) also offers trips to the Coolidge.

mrm777
03-08-2009, 01:14
Thanks all..........working for May or June, info appreciated.

scubarobin
03-09-2009, 10:01
Thanks all..........working for May or June, info appreciated.

how about this place:
Dive Kadavu (http://www.divekadavu.com/)
a little more rustic than the big resorts, but it has gotten decent reviews.

gee
05-19-2009, 00:05
I just saw this thread and I'm probably too late to help, but Matava Resort on Kadavu is clean, great food and no A/C.
Matava - Fijis Premier Eco Adventure Resort (http://www.matava.com/)
Can anyone recommend a small Fiji resort that's clean, decent food, no A/C necessary, that some divers who have never been to the Pacific would enjoy? We're trying to get to the Pacific out of the Caribbean for some new critters.

azdiver
06-17-2009, 16:03
Can anyone recommend a small Fiji resort that's clean, decent food, no A/C necessary, that some divers who have never been to the Pacific would enjoy? We're trying to get to the Pacific out of the Caribbean for some new critters.

I recommend Garden Isle Resort in Taveuni. It's a smaller resort with a great dive operation and diving the somosom straits, especially the white wall, is awesome!

If you are interested in going there, you can book direct through their representatives in the us: aquatrek.com