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1. Posted by Mark84 (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y


I am trying to research the cost of living in fiji. I plan on staying in Viti Levu then move on to the Yasawa Islands for a total of 14 days or so. I need help in finding affordable accomodation, there will be 3 of us and will want to stay on the beachfront or as close to as possible. We will be travelling for a year having spent 4-5 mths in Thailand and do not want to spend too much cash there as we will be going on to sydney from there and staying in Australia for another 5mths. Does anyone reccommend anywere from previous?? What were the prices like??

Also, how long should we spend in Viti Levu before moving on to the Islands???

Help is needed and will be appreciated!!

2. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 8y

Hey mark I was in Fiji back in March of '04. I stayed at Ocotpus Resort on Waya Island in the Yasawa group. It was exactly what you were looking for. Cheap accomodations on the beach, great food, and relaxing. There are no roads and there is nothing there but the resort. I loved it. If you are looking for night life then go else where. From my understanding they have added more rooms and and a swimming pool. Not sure if this would take away from the experience but worth checking out none the less. Brent

3. Posted by Mark84 (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Just checked the Octopus Resort...looks fantastic...thanks! How lon gdid you stay there? and how much did it cost you? there are 3 of us and it looks like it would be about £30 per night...

4. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 8y

Well I dont remember but that sounds incredbily reasonable. I really enjoyed my experience there. We went on a day hike up the mountain, another one into the village on sunday to go to church, there is non-stop snorkeling right off the beach, there is diving, and just plain relaxing. The people were the nicest and friendliest people ever. I suggest getting massages when you can, it was great. If you go I am sure you will enjoy yourself. If you have any other questions let me know. Brent

5. Posted by Mark84 (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

That's great, thanks for the help Brent

6. Posted by pgirardin (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Hey mark,

I'm heading to Fiji probably Octopus Resort as well in August 08. Let me know if you go before that so you can give me feedback. Also, how long are you planning on staying in Fiji and what are you thinking of doing?