Travel Blogs from Lautoka, Fiji

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Something very fishy, Nanuya Balavu, Fiji travel blog

Something very fishy

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Our second island was Nanuya Balavu, a small island with no permanent population and only one resort. Mantaray was more rustic than Octopus, with cold water showers which only operated between 5-6pm, and rather basic loos. The showering times were not ...

Creatures from the Blue Lagoon, Nanuya Lailai, Fiji travel blog

Creatures from the Blue Lagoon

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Our next trip aboard the flyer was a long one, to Nanuya Lailai, right at the top of the Yasawas chain. We worked out that our next resort was going to be interesting when we were being transferred by water taxi to our resort, Seaspray. Sharing the taxi ...

Crab racing, Waya, Fiji travel blog

Crab racing

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... here- we saw what we presumed to be a throwaround turn into a hardcore training session for the young men of the island! Fiji carried off the last rugby sevens world championships, with a team largely from the Yasawas. No wonder New Zealanders love it ...

Island hopping, Waya, Fiji travel blog

Island hopping

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Our first day in Fiji dawned clear and bright. Jill and I wandered along the beach to watch the sun rise before breakfast, accompanied by one of the hotel dogs, who appointed himself our escort. After breakfast, we met the Awesome Adventures bus which ...

Adventures in Wonderland, Nacula, Fiji travel blog

Adventures in Wonderland

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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When we awoke for our final morning at Seaspray, we found that the beach had been transformed overnight by volcanic rock which had washed up all over it. The locals were already out in force raking it up. Queen contributed by mooning the neighbours. She ...

Return to the Return of the Blue Lagoon, Nanuya Lailai, Fiji travel blog

Return to the Return of the Blue Lagoon

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... months of constant travelling in Australasia it was just what we needed. A word of advice though for anyone thinking of visiting Fiji: skip the main island of Viti Levu, and head straight for the Yasawas if you want to experience real Fijian paradise. ...

The Barely Rich Project, Yasawa Islands, Fiji travel blog

The Barely Rich Project

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... we were setting foot on dry land ready to be castaways for eight days. Nanuya Island Resort was a new resort recommended by our Fiji travel guru, Lynne, back in Nadi, and before long we had met the brother/sister combo of Lance and Terri who looked ...

Sunset Beach, Waya Island, Fiji travel blog

Sunset Beach

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Sunset Beach on the Fijian island of Waya has a sandbar that provides two beaches. If you don't like the people on one beach you simply walk five metres to the other side. But since Ellen and I were the only two here we found ourselves having to quarrel ...

The Island of Doom, Kuata, Fiji travel blog

The Island of Doom

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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The weather got gradually gloomier as we left Nacula behind. We travelled the length of the Yasawas to reach the island of Kuata. Things started to look dubious when a dozen of us were bundled into a rickey launch, which sat very low in the water and had ...

Sea Kayaking, Nanua-I-Ra, Fiji travel blog

Sea Kayaking

A travel blog entry by supertrampz

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... private room. got to get all our stuff sorted before New Zealand, can't wait. Invited round to dinner by Kasim, Fiji Experience driver, along with 2 Americans called Josh and Marcus. Kasim's wife cooked us prodigious quantities of chicken ...

The real reason for coming to Fiji, Yasawa Islands Diving, Fiji, Fiji travel blog

The real reason for coming to Fiji

A travel blog entry by directgb

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... island group known as the Yasawas, to see a couple more beaches, and to dive at one more location. Also in the vicinity in Fiji are the Castaway island (Tom Hanks film I believe), and the one where they filmed one of the "celebrity get me out of here" ...

L A U T O K A -- F I J I, Lautoka, Fiji travel blog

L A U T O K A -- F I J I

A travel blog entry by jjndotr

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Paradise!!!, Fiji Yasawa Islands , Fiji travel blog

Paradise!!!

A travel blog entry by deanandshira

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hi!!! first time we've had internet and we have no signal out here! we are having an AMAZING time! so so beautiful! we had one night on the 'party island' where we met a couple people and it was really busy and loud and drunk that night but we had just ...

Lautoka, Lautoka, Fiji travel blog

Lautoka

A travel blog entry by moonboots79

Trip to Lautoka and back to ...

4 Days in Fiji Paradise, Waya Island, Yasawa Island Chain, Fiji travel blog

4 Days in Fiji Paradise

A travel blog entry by bennyandmax

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After the easiest 10 hour flight we've ever taken, our plane landed in Nadi, Fiji (direct from LAX).  We took a bus to the Marina and boarded a catamaran filled with other backpackers and tourists.  The sun was shining and we spent time on the ...

Lautoka – adventure fiji, Lautoka, Fiji travel blog

Lautoka – adventure fiji

A travel blog entry by schabby

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... einmal zur Fisheries Wharf. Denn da heute Markttag war, kommen die village people von den Inseln zum einkaufen nach Lautoka. Wir hatten beschlossen, dass sich mit einem dieser Boote auf seinem Rückweg mit Sicherheit eine Mitfahrgelegenheit ergeben wird. ...

Two Dead Ducks!!, Waya, Fiji travel blog

Two Dead Ducks!!

A travel blog entry by flojoy

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... & nearly ripped Joy's hand off when she god forbid dared to reach for a bead.  Our interest soon dwindled as Fiji was supposed to be about relaxation & enjoying 'Fiji time'! Tonight's activity was crab racing so we all had to hit the ...

A night at Nabua Lodge, Nacula Island, Fiji travel blog

A night at Nabua Lodge

A travel blog entry by dmp3380

After yet another night at Nadi Bay, I sorted out my bag again as I would be needing more clothes for ten days on the Yasawa Islands.  However, I couldn't find my trainers that I'd left at Nadi Bay to dry out when I went to Beachcomber.  I'd ...

Kava & Fishing, Lautoka, Fiji travel blog

Kava & Fishing

A travel blog entry by k._and_j.

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... Kava every day. That the cemony iitself is a crucial element of family and village life and all of Fiji’s important events are distinguished with kava consumption. Although non-alcoholic, it is the social lubricant, the family glue, ...

Blue lagoon trip..., Nacula, Fiji travel blog

Blue lagoon trip...

A travel blog entry by tuomasw

Aamupaiva kului vaihteeksi uimapatjan ja riippumaton valia sahatessa... Lounaan jalkeen suuntasinkin ranta/snorklausreissulle blue lagooniin. Aivan mahtava rantasnorklauspaikka. Matkalla sinne nahtiin yksi kilpikonna ja snorklatessa onnistuin nakemaan ...

Day 2 - Lautoka - Tanoa Waterfront, Lautoka, Fiji travel blog

Day 2 - Lautoka - Tanoa Waterfront

A travel blog entry by nobert

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Bula! Today we checked out of the Nadi Bay Resort and took a local bus to Lautoka. The bus ride was approx 1 hour to the north.  On arrival we asked around about our hotel and we were able to walk to it from the bus terminal.  The Tanoa ...

Lautoka, Fiji, Lautoka, Fiji travel blog

Lautoka, Fiji

A travel blog entry by gretchen-bob

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Lautoka, Fiji This city in Western Fiji relies on tourism (mostly Australians), sugar mills and pine tree wood chips (bought by Japan to make paper) for its economic subsistence. Bob took advantage of its beautiful, clear water, abundant fish and coral ...

Manta Ray, Naviti, Fiji travel blog

Manta Ray

A travel blog entry by fiseb

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Manta Ray! Our second island stop! We're only there for 1 day, but it's definitely one of our best! Though our bure is rather simple this time around, the meals are superb, and so is the main attraction...Manta Rays! Surprise! At high tide, huge rays ...

To Yasawas..., Nacula, Fiji travel blog

To Yasawas...

A travel blog entry by tuomasw

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Eilen Jone Kata ilmoitti etta on jarkannyt meille (mulle & Veikolle) palkaksi ilmaisen lomareissun Yasawan saarille. Aamulla lahdettiin Yasawaflyer katamaraanilla kohti Naculan saarta, Majapaikkana toimii Nalova bay resort, jossa meille on varattuna ...

Real life vs Resort Life, Waya Island, Fiji travel blog

Real life vs Resort Life

A travel blog entry by laurieandjilly

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... families on boats headed for the island's only school at which they have to board until Friday. Schooling is not compulsory in Fiji but as the locals say, 'education is liberation.' The school fees are part financed by Octopus and the childrens parents ...

We Get Lice!!, Mantaray, Fiji travel blog

We Get Lice!!

A travel blog entry by flojoy

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Wednesday 9th April   We're officially sad today as we have to leave our little Utopia and head on to the next island.  We woke up at 7.30am to enjoy our delicious breakfast again and then had to check out and leave our lovely bunkbed-free ...

Day 3 - Abaca/Koroyanitu National Heritage Park, Abaca, Fiji travel blog

Day 3 - Abaca/Koroyanitu National Heritage Park

A travel blog entry by nobert

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... in the village.  On arrival the Chief of the village welcomes you with Kava – lucky for us the Chief had gone to Lautoka for the day (I think we have had our fill of Kava).  The Chief’s grandson, Letia, 17 years old, was our guide ...

Head, Neck, Shoulder and back massage...., Lautoka, Fiji travel blog

Head, Neck, Shoulder and back massage....

A travel blog entry by katie_garnham

It's a hard life.... Now that I have be given a usb I can connect more frequently.... this morning although I didn't quite make the gym,..  I did update and upload and speak to both my mum and sister which was ace!!! I then made my booking for my ...

I've been adopted....., Lautoka, Fiji travel blog

I've been adopted.....

A travel blog entry by katie_garnham

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... and they invited me to town with them.... a little shopping and some lunch..which was lovely.... It was nice to hear about Fiji from them as they visit here often.... and I'm learning more about the country than ever.... After lunch we headed back to ...

Last full day at this hotel...., Lautoka, Fiji travel blog

Last full day at this hotel....

A travel blog entry by katie_garnham

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... your always glad you made the effort...??? I have to say I am taking in the relaxation of this vacation.... after all it is Fiji time.... they are not known for their time keeping!!! I spend a couple of hours by the pool.... that was until the kids came ...

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