It is currently Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:20 am

All times are UTC + 12 hours [ DST ]




 Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Where to holiday??? Fiji/Raro/Samoa/Tonga/Vanuatu......
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:32 am 
Protozoa
Protozoa
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:43 pm
Posts: 923
Location: Whangaparaoa
Trying to find a place in the Pacific Islands for a 10 day winter escape, but one that doesn't break the bank. Have so many airpoints, so flights are covered but looking to spend no more than say NZ$3000 on accommodation/food/transfers etc. I did ask the same question just over a year ago, but just seeing if there are any more ideas - a lot changes in a year!

Our needs are few: GREAT snorkelling off the beach and not limited to high tides, a few watersports (windsurfers, kayaks), clean rooms with comfy beds, our own bathroom. Not overly fussed about food so long as we don't get ill!!

I found Litia Sini Beach Resort in Samoa for NZ$150 per couple including 2 meals (very reasonable I think). Fale is right on the beach with the only downside being no ensuite (communal bathrooms) and doesn't look like any 'watersports' - but for the price, can't really complain! http://www.litiasinibeach.ws

So just thought I'd ask you guys for your opinions (again). Buzzy - don't you dare post more pictures of Bora Bora!!!

Thanks for your input.
Debbie



_________________
We reap what we sow (Galations 6)
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Where to holiday??? Fiji/Raro/Samoa/Tonga/Vanuatu......
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:24 pm 
Pteropod
Pteropod

Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:31 am
Posts: 2916
Location: Hamilton
think Fiji's out :depressed:

I'd take Roro



_________________
come here for the facts and elsewhere for the fuzzy chat
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Where to holiday??? Fiji/Raro/Samoa/Tonga/Vanuatu......
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:44 pm 
Pteropod
Pteropod

Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:12 am
Posts: 3139
Location: Wellington
+1 for Raro, IMO best for snorkeling

Wife thinks Vanuatu but only if you dive



_________________
There are two types of people in this world:… Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Where to holiday??? Fiji/Raro/Samoa/Tonga/Vanuatu......
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:51 am 
Protozoa
Protozoa
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:43 pm
Posts: 923
Location: Whangaparaoa
Thanks guys. I have researched every island and resort in the pacific I reckon! Which also lead to a heap of reading reviews on Tripadvisor. In the end, all things considered, we've book at Octopus Resort (Waya Island, Fiji). Resort is not flash, but apparently the reef is good and accessible for snorkelling. And it's affordable - some of these resorts are WAY TOO EXPENSIVE!!!!



_________________
We reap what we sow (Galations 6)
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Where to holiday??? Fiji/Raro/Samoa/Tonga/Vanuatu......
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:10 pm 
Flagellate
Flagellate
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 9:20 pm
Posts: 330
Location: North Shore
Snorkeling in raro crap. Absolute best snorkeling in pac I've seen is Vanuatu. Straight off the beach, by far the best reef Eco systems, abundance of life and variation of fish and coral. Saw quite a few regal angels last time which was awesome. I'm an sps man myself and I never thought I would see colours better than that which can be achieved in a tank, but how wrong I was! Hands down the best I've seen and 100 times better than both raro and aitutaki combined.

Can recommend great accommodation and day trips there if you're interested...


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Where to holiday??? Fiji/Raro/Samoa/Tonga/Vanuatu......
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:12 pm 
Flagellate
Flagellate
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 9:20 pm
Posts: 330
Location: North Shore
Ands whoops, sorry de em, I just read your last post properly :hide:

Hope you enjoy Fiji, also way way better snorkeling than raro!


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Where to holiday??? Fiji/Raro/Samoa/Tonga/Vanuatu......
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:10 pm 
Picoplankton
Picoplankton

Joined: Thu May 26, 2011 11:29 am
Posts: 71
DGNZ wrote:
Snorkeling in raro crap. Absolute best snorkeling in pac I've seen is Vanuatu. Straight off the beach, by far the best reef Eco systems, abundance of life and variation of fish and coral. Saw quite a few regal angels last time which was awesome. I'm an sps man myself and I never thought I would see colours better than that which can be achieved in a tank, but how wrong I was! Hands down the best I've seen and 100 times better than both raro and aitutaki combined.

Can recommend great accommodation and day trips there if you're interested...



Im keen on the accommodation :) if you could let me know

Thanks


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 12 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

cron