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Beachcomber Island in Fiji..worth going?

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1. Posted by lindseyyyy (Inactive 9 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I'm going to Fiji on January 20th, and there is a buspass that I'm looking at that can either include going to Beachcomber island or not include it. Basically, I don't know what this place is, it looks like a sandbar with a Tiki house on it from pictures. Is it fun? Worth going to? Is it just a day trip type thing or can you stay on it overnight?

Anyone who has gone, I would REALLY appreciate any sort of advice about it.

Thanks so much!!!


2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

It's a hangout for young backpackers who want to drink in the sun.They drink themselves half to death during the day, then drink further around a fire and pass out-either in the beach or in the dorm.
It has nothing remotely to do with Fiji/Fijians/their culture or country-which is exactly how people who go to places like that want their travel experiences.
Also-Fiji is easy to do on your own-no need for any Bula Bus Pass-you can do the same thing your self for half the price-or even less.
People are friendly, transport/accommodation and food are cheap and people all speak some English.
Travelling on your own in a safe welcoming place like Fiji is a dream many people have-it's now within your reach.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Sam, your posts always crack me up!

4. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

My experience on Beachcomber was quite the opposite to Sams, but its full of young people so really what do you expect. I did stay in a bure on the opposite side of the island; the island that takes 10 minutes to circumnavigate. Still, it was quiet.
I'd do a combination island / cruise. And there are plenty of other budget islands to go to
Check out
This lists the VIP backpackers hostels. The Lonely Planet is also a good source.

I'm not really sure where the tourist Fiji stops and the real Fiji starts. You'll have to find that one out for yourself. Beachcomber is Fijian friendly and well organised, but look out for the young Americans.

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