Tips For Fiji Holidays
With its unique islands, beautiful beaches, amazing coastline, overflowing culture and variety of activities, Fiji is surely a one-of-kind getaway. However, if you are thinking that you need to spend a ton of money just so you could have your perfect Fiji holidays, you are mistaken. Read this guide and make your Fiji holidays as affordable as can be.
Accomodation. Most resorts you will be able to find when you get off the airport will be really expensive. Before going to Fiji, research on the internet which hostels or dorms offer the best accommodation. Hostels and dorms are okay because unless planning a stay-cation, you are going to spend most of the time outside swimming or doing other activities anyway. The average price of dorms ranges from 60-70FJD while hostels can cost as low as 20FJD. Compare these to the resorts which charge around 200-250 FJD per night and see that you can save a lot by choosing hostels and dorms.
Food. Some accomodations already include food in them, some offering breakfast while others complete three meals per day. Make sure that you take advantage of them. Most restaurant food will cost you around 10FJD per meal while those upscale may charge more. However if you are a brave soul, you can try eating street food and cheap meals which will cost you around 4 FJD per meal. Curry or fish chips cost only about 2 FJD. Another thing to note is food is more expensive in the more remote islands so it is always best to bring packed lunches and your water bottle with you.
Transportation. There are many transportation options in Fiji. Buses seem to be one of the less expensive ones and offers more efficient ways of traveling. Taxis are inexpensive in this island too. When you want to travel to different islands, ask your local hostel or dorm. Sometimes they off group tours using small boats. However if you want a more luxurious trip, you can opt for an inter-island ferry pass that is good for 7 days. It is important to note also that the trips going to the eastern part are much more expensive so plan your itinerary ahead and be more efficient in choosing the transportation lines in your Fiji holidays.
Activities. Diving is one of the most expensive activities around 195 FJD per drive but it is also one activity that you shouldn’t miss during your Fiji holidays so make sure to save up for this. However, after splurging on the dive, you can enjoy going to national parks with entry tickets costing only around 15 FJD and learn about their culture.