6 Unforgettable Days in a Paradise Setting in the Fiji Islands

Our 6 days in Fiji were an unforgettable experience. All trips bring their share of wonders, but we believe we have found THE country with the warmest people on earth! First of all, in which other country do we get welcomed to the sound of music accompanied by traditional songs and dances as soon as we get off the plane? In which other country are we greeted by all the people we meet, even while driving? In which other country do we get invited to eat by people we’ve only been talking to for a minute? Many little details like these make Fijians the kindest people we’ve ever had the opportunity to meet. Always happy, helpful, and ready to do anything to make us feel comfortable. I swear to you, it’s true!

The highlights of our trip to the Fiji Islands

Nadi

Our stay in Fiji was very relaxing to say the least. We spent some time swimming at Natadola beach (the most beautiful on the big island of Viti Levu), visiting the Lautoka market, watching Captain Marvel in the movies and fine-tuning the final details of our trip.

Flying over Fiji

A warm welcome at Nadi airport

Mountains of Fiji

Natadola Beach

Beautiful trees

Lautoka

Lautoka Market

Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

We took advantage of the certificates offered at the annual renewal of our Marriott Bonvoy credit cards to book 2 nights at the Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, a category 5 hotel offering houses on stilts in a heavenly lagoon setting. Upon arrival, we were upgraded to one of the largest and most luxurious suites in the entire complex, offering the best view over the sunset in the middle of the sea. A buffet style breakfast was included. The package was worth 1500 USD for both nights. What a dream!

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

Buggy ride to our room

Our Fijian Bure

Our suite

Our suite

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay

The infinity pool

View from our terrace

Sunset from our terrace

The Buffet Breakfast was included!

Ukulele Course

The Fijian Hakka

For a better preparation

Itinerary

It is in the vicinity of Nadi that we have chosen to spend our 6 days in Fiji. It was very convenient because it is also in Nadi that the country’s main airport is located, although the capital Suva is on the same island.

Transportation

To wander around Nadi, we rented a Toyota Aqua, a very fuel-efficient hybrid car.

Our Toyota Aqua

 

Accomodation

Before our stay at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay, we stayed in the centre of Nadi for 4 nights. Upon arrival, our Airbnb hostess graciously offered us an upgrade to a larger apartment because it was free during our stay, and by filling up the fridge!

Our Airbnb in Nadi

Expenses

The cost of our stay for our family of 4 is:

  • 3112 FJD (1482 USD);
  • 519 FJD (247 USD) per day;
  • 130 FJD (62 USD) per person and per day.

In detail:

Expense Category Amount Spent
Flight 1226 FJD (584 USD)
Accomodation 909 FJD (433 USD)
Transport (including gas) 502 FJD (239 USD)
Eating out 269 FJD (128 USD)
Groceries 155 FJD (74 USD)
Activities 51 FJD (24 USD)
Total3112 FJD (1482 USD)

In a nutshell

Dates2019-03-12 to 2019-03-18
Number of days 6
Cities we visited Nadi, Lautoka
Inbound From New Zealand by plane
Outbound To Vanuatu by plane
Mode of transport Rental car
Distance travelled (car, foot) 320 km
Number of photos taken 900 (150 per day)
Currency The Fijian Dollar (1 USD = 2.10 FJD)

Conclusion

Fiji was an absolute favorite! It is true that our stay at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay contributed a lot to it. But the beauty of the island of Viti Levu, its culture, its motto “No hurry, no worry!” and above all its people of incomparable kindness are reasons that have transcended our Fijian experience. And we didn’t even visited the other islands! Nevertheless, we now to to return to Fiji! But until then, don’t miss our next adventures in Vanuatu!

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