For those planning a trip to Fiji...

Aug 18th, 2007, 08:40 AM
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For those planning a trip to Fiji...

I recently booked a trip to Fiji for next year and wanted to pass on a few things helped me.

I purchased the Moon Handbooks "South Pacific", written by David Stanley. It is a great resource! I knew virtually nothing about Fiji when I bought it last year and it really helped me get a feel for Fiji and what area to visit. I can't recommend it enough. I am beginning to explore possibilties in the Solomon Islands and it is a great resource for that as well.

Tripadvisor has a fairly active Fiji Forum with several regulars that either live there or visit several times a year. These posters and others have proved to be very helpful in answering both general and specific questions about Fiji. I e-mailed several personally through tripadvisor and I always got helpful and thoughtful responses to my inquiries.

I would have liked to have used this forum before tripadvisor, but there just isn't the interest in Fiji here like there is over there. I look forward to being able to contribute more here after my first visit next year.

Bill



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Aug 18th, 2007, 08:59 AM
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I just reread this and wanted to add that Fodors has been helpful in my planning. I did use the search function here and did find several older posts that helped a lot, particularly Kiwi_acct's posts on Navini Island Resort...which is where we evetually ended up booking.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 10:30 PM
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I'm glad my posts turned out to be helpful for you.
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Nov 16th, 2007, 01:06 AM
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Bula Bill!!

I just purchased Moon's Fiji by David Stanley. I'll post back after I our over it.

Thanks for the referral... I just can't seem to get enought info on Fiji. It looks like it will be a great destination to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

We are still working out the details. Thanks for all your help.

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Nov 16th, 2007, 09:27 AM
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Wow, this is great. I just found out about a conference I want to attend. It is being held in Fiji in July 08 at Wananavu Beach Resort. I had been considering a trip to New Zealand with a stop over in Fiji but always with the thought of late spring or early autumn. July puts a spin on it. Any advice on trying to make a combo trip in July?

I told myself I would buy a book on Fiji today. Thanks for the referral. Perfect timing. it's a sign! I better get packing : )
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Nov 17th, 2007, 06:41 AM
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Aloha makai and lauricelli. One caution about the book: Since development is on the upswing in Fiji and things are changing, the accomodations information in the latest edition might be a little out of date. Other than that I can't recommend the book highly enough.
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Nov 18th, 2007, 04:15 AM
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Bula Bill!!

Moon's "Fiji" has an updated August 2007 issue... I looked at the "South Pacific" edition that you recommended, but the date was older, November 2004, so I opted for Fiji.

I've read that people who love the South Pacific region wouldn't be without Stanley's guidebooks... just a wealth of information. Watch for a new edition of South Pacific... there's bound to be one soon.
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Nov 19th, 2007, 05:17 AM
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aloha makai,
Thanks for the tip about the book. That's good to know. It just went on my stocking stuffer list for Christmas! Mahalo.
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