Lonely Planet Fiji (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Dean Starnes, Celeste Brash, Virginia Jealous
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#1 best-selling guide to Fiji*
Lonely Planet Fiji is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Island-hop between Yasawa beaches, dive with the bull sharks in Beqa Lagoon, or experience the multicultural mix of colonial and contemporary Fiji; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Fiji and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Fiji Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
- Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, music, dance, sport, architecture, politics, landscapes, and wildlife
- Over 38 local maps
- Useful features - including Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), Diving, and Travel with Children
- Coverage of the Mamanuca & Yasawa groups, Nadi, Suva, Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Ovalau, the Lomaiviti Group, the Kadavu, Lau & Moala groups, and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Fiji, our most comprehensive guide to Fiji, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.
- Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's South Pacific guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole region has to offer.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Dean Starnes, Celeste Brash, and Virginia Jealous.
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Matei, Waiyevo and Naqara areas, though on Sunday you might have to call one in advance. Hiring a taxi for a negotiated fee and touring most of the island’s highlights in a day will work out cheaper than hiring a car. You should be able to get one from around $120 for the day, depending on how far you want to go. For destinations such as Lavena you can go one way by bus and have a taxi pick you up at the end at a designated time (but arrange this before you go). Waiyevo, Somosomo & Around
is $95 per person. Vatuwiri Farm Resort BURE $$$ (888 0316; vatuwirifiji.com; d cottages incl meals $500) This one is different: a huge estate, one of the last in the South Pacific still in the hands of the founding family, offering the rare opportunity to stay on a working farm in Fiji. The Tartes produce copra, beef, cocoa and vanilla. Accommodation is in two small cottages down by the water’s edge and companionable dinners are taken in the main house with the Tartes, a fascinating family who
involves a hike along a less-maintained, often muddy, path through the forest for another 20 minutes, and if it’s been raining it can be difficult to access. Smaller than the other two (about 10m high), it has a great swimming pool and rocks for jumping off (check for obstructions first!). If you bring your snorkelling gear you’ll be able to see the hundreds of prawns in the water. Vidawa Rainforest Trail WALKING If you are a keen walker, try this full-day, guided trek led by shamans. Beginning
(www.sunbeamfiji.com) has regular buses to Lautoka via the Kings Road ($15.80, 6 hours). Regular buses run from Nausori to nearby boat landings: Bau Landing, Wainibokasi Landing (for Nasilai village) and Nakelo Landing (for Toberua). NAUSORI POP 47,600 The township of Nausori is on the eastern bank of the Rewa River, about 19km northeast of downtown Suva, with the country’s second-largest airport on its outskirts. Nausori is a bustling service centre and transport hub for the largely
traditional-style double bure with private bathrooms and fans; all beds have mosquito nets. The standards are pretty modest, as is the food, though major renovations of the kitchen were underway when we visited. Waya Waya is exquisite on the eyes, with picture-postcard scenery. It has rugged hills, beautiful beaches and lagoons, and a coastline that alternates between long, sandy beaches and rocky headlands. Waya is also unusually blessed with natural springs that percolate up through the