Well I have arranged a 2 week stopover in Fiji. I arrive Oct 2. My loose plans are to spend a week circling the main island and a week cruising through the Yasawas.
My first question is where can I leave my excess luggage? Can this be done at the airport? I might message some hostels/hotels in Nadi and see what they say.
My other main goal is to climb Mt Tomanivi (Victoria). Does anybody have information on how to go about this? I know it can be done. What village is closest and best to stay at beforehand. I will try and head here first thing after landing.
Those are my main questions. I think I will travel with the Adventure Fiji package for the Yasawa section.
Any advice for a beginner surfer and licenced diver would be helpful as well!
I also have a stopover in Fiji (only for four days though) on my way to NewZealand for a 1yr working holiday and have some of the same worries.
I'll have my laptop which I really wish I wouldn't have to bring and would much rather leave it somewhere as I'm going out to the yasawas for 3 days. Is there a place to leave certain things I won't need? I've heard that the luggage checkin at the nadi airport didn't seem to be too secure. Anybody have any recommendations?
If you are spending some time on the main land before island hopping you can leave your excess luggage in the hotel you stay at. Then when you come back from the boat the busses that collect go around all the hotels so they'll drop you off to pick up your things. As with all these things its at your own risk though. Ellie, I wouldn't recommend leaving your laptop behind.
We didn't realise that things could be left at our hotel so dragged the whole lot around with us, but some friends we made had left things in their hotel, including wedding gifts for their friends back home and they were still there when they returned two weeks later.
Hope this helps
There's a Left Luggage office in the airport-far left of the International Terminal open 24/7.