Guest post by bh
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We stayed at the Hilton and had to wait for our room since we got there so early.
The first day we basically just relaxed by the pool and in the room all day since we had just spent almost 2 weeks in Australia and New Zealand.
At night we took a bula bus that goes around the island from resort to resort for a fee if you want to eat dinner at a different place.
We booked a day trip through our hotel to Malamala Beach Club. A boat takes you to the island and this is more like the white sand beach, postcard-picture Fiji you envision. The regular island was more “regular” and not as glamorous.
There was a Cava ceremony and we got to try Cava Tea – it was rather bitter and not something I care to have again.
It happened to be a Muslim holiday so all the resorts added a 10% charge to everything all day. Lucky us.
We enjoyed the pool and resort until our flight left later in the night. On the bus to the airport you get to see how impoverished Fiji really is.
The island has very good Indian food. Wine is cheap at convenience stores but drinks are really expensive at resorts. Everything is much more expensive in Fiji. Every night you get a bottle of Fiji water (seriously).
Fiji in general was nice to have some relaxation after the go-go-go of Australia and New Zealand but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go there.
Our flight back to the states was on Air Fiji, which was uncomfortable and the food and in-flight entertainment were subpar.
Traveled in November 2019