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#2865413 - 10/25/18 10:28 AM Fiji
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So my family is taking a cruise in New Zeland. They mentioned going to Fiji for few days. Of course my eyes went wide and i thought “Tavarua.” Thing is none of them surf but me.
Sounds like they wanna stay in the main island. Hows the surf there? Or should i really push the idea of going to Tavarua?
Hotels/resorts wise? They wanna go somewhere nice and, since they don’t surf, what else is there to do for them? To keep them busy while i go surf😜😂

Thanks...
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#2865917 - 10/26/18 08:41 AM Re: Fiji [Re: paunch23]
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So my wife and I went to Nadi last august and then we stay on Nananu-i-ra on the north side of the island.

So as far as the mainland, there is not much to do. You can drive around Nadi if you want but I wasn't too impressed and there didn't look like much to see.

We drove 50% of the island and it was pretty rural. Mostly dry and dusty without much scenery. There is a great company I used for a surf trip. Fiji surf Co. They picked me up from my hotel in Nadi, drove me to a dock and then we took a boat and surfed cloud break and Wilkos. This is probably your best bet. Trip wasn't bad at all.

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#2865962 - 10/26/18 11:18 AM Re: Fiji [Re: paunch23]
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Thanks man

Hey Is there good board rentals over there or should i bring my own??
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#2866019 - 10/26/18 12:23 PM Re: Fiji [Re: paunch23]
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boards were ok, not great but fair. Depends on how hard it is to bring your board.

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#2866710 - 10/27/18 02:09 PM Re: Fiji [Re: paunch23]
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Thanks.
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#2874826 - 11/13/18 02:57 PM Re: Fiji [Re: paunch23]
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if you wanna stay in Tavarua, or Namotu, do you HAVE to book through Waterways travel?

i'm going from central america so i think i'll be buying tickets from here.

do they rent boards at the island? prob. not huh...


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#2875815 - 11/15/18 02:46 PM Re: Fiji [Re: paunch23]
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There are quite a few resorts around Tavarua/namotu that offer boats to all the breaks. Namotu/Tavarua probably have better boards to borrow than the other resorts.

Look up "Malolo island resorts" and take your pick, all a short ferry ride or flight from the main island. Plenty of water activities, the snorkeling/diving is pretty unbelievable.

Skip the main island, unless you like indian street food.
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