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Ride the Yasawa Flyer & our hotel in Nadi
From Beachcomber Island we drove with the Yasawa flyer back to the port of Denarau on the main island Viti Levu and were taken by shuttle bus to our Hotel Tanoa Skylodge in Nadi.
We had booked a double room in the Tanoa Skylodge, as we arrived by ferry from the Mamanuca Islands in the evening and were picked up by a bus the next day at 7 o’clock. It was meant to be a stopover – it wasn’t any more. The room was ok, but not very cozy. A few larger insects were also in the room – disgusting. The bed was super small. In the same hallway as our room there was also a laundry room and there the washing machines ran until night – incredibly loud and annoying. We definitely wouldn’t stay there any more.
Bus ride with the Coral Sun Express
In the morning we were picked up at 7.30 am by a bus of the Coral Sun Express in our Hotel Tanoa Skylodge to go to the Coral Coast to Sigatoka, where we wanted to spend the next three days.
The bus transfer from Nadi to the Coral Coast was booked a few days earlier online via the website of Tourist Transport Fiji for FJ’ 30.00 (i.e. a good 6.50 € per person). The bus was mainly used by locals who wanted to go to the capital Suva, which is located in the southeast of the island.
The Bedarra Beach Inn on the Coral Coast
After 1.5 hours we were let out right in front of our hotel Bedarra Beach Inn in Sigatoka.
Actually it was still much too early to check in at 10 o’clock in the morning, but we already got a day room until our actual room was ready. Our room was very spacious with king bed and separate seating area. Everything was very clean. We had views of the lagoon and the garden. All the staff were super friendly and immediately helped if you had a question. The prices of the restaurant are ok. A continental breakfast was included in the price. It was not a buffet, but was served. Delicious! The pool is not large, but it is completely sufficient. The lagoon is only partially suitable for snorkeling due to the tides. Snorkeling equipment, reef shoes and kayaks can be rented free of charge. There is no beautiful beach. We just wanted to relax for three days and the hotel is very suitable for that. For shopping we took the local bus to the nearest bigger town of Sigatoka in one day. Since Saturday was, there was a local market that was quite interesting and some nice shops. Otherwise, however, there is not really anything to see here.
After 12 relaxing days in Fiji, we will return tomorrow morning by bus from Coral Sun Express back to the airport in Nadi, from where we will fly air New Zealand to Auckland at 2pm.
All travelogues from FijiThe island state of Fiji lies in the middle of the Pacific and consists of a total of 330 individual islands. To explore at least some different islands, we had planned a total of 12 days. After our arrival in Nadi we first spent some great days on the Yasawa Islands and Beachcomber Island before we went to the main islands Viti Levu on the Coral Coast for a few more days.
Travel planning for Fiji & our trip to the Yasawa Islands (Fiji)
Tavewa Island – Our stay at the Coralview Island Resort (Fiji)
Yasawa Islands – Diving with Vertical Blue Diving (Fiji)
Beachcomber Island – Relax & snorkel in the South Sea (Fiji)
Viti Levu – Three days of relaxing on the Coral Coast (Fiji)