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So I've decided I'm going to make use of the qantas double status credit promotion and head off to Fiji in March flying business class. At this stage I'll head ...
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    Making use of double SC and going to Fiji - where to stay/what to do??

    So I've decided I'm going to make use of the qantas double status credit promotion and head off to Fiji in March flying business class. At this stage I'll head out on 24th March ($763 or so booked through australian site one way) and head back on 28th ($500 when booked one way on qantas Fiji Site) Will just get the direct NAN-BNE flight home, so will work out being almost 4 full days.

    My question is, where is the best place to stay ?I've done a heap of searching but can't really work out where I should be going. Quite a few people by the looks of it are saying stay away from Denarau Island.

    I'm not too concerned about price at all... I guess I'm looking for some activites to do other than just sitting around a pool all day. Wouldn't mind somewhere with nice beaches, perhaps the ability to snorkel etc. I'll probably take my girlfriend with me, we are both 30 with no kids.... so dont need to worry about keeping anyone else too happy (other than her I *suppose*)

    So, any suggestions from those that have been before?

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    Re: Making use of double SC and going to Fiji - where to stay/what to do??

    Stay away from Denarau, not taking kids I would suggest Matamanoa Island Resort - you will spend a couple of hours travelling by ferry each way to the island though.

    Is there a link for the double status credits - those might come in handy - and how many SC's do you get? as I can't seem to get any sense out of the SC calculator on the QF webpage. If your timetable gives you a few spare hours on the mainland then I can highly recommend a trip to see the Garden of the Sleeping Giant which is pretty close to Nadi.
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    Re: Making use of double SC and going to Fiji - where to stay/what to do??

    The intercon has always been a fav and can do day trips from there.



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    Re: Making use of double SC and going to Fiji - where to stay/what to do??

    Quote Originally Posted by RSD View Post
    Is there a link for the double status credits - those might come in handy - and how many SC's do you get? as I can't seem to get any sense out of the SC calculator on the QF webpage. If your timetable gives you a few spare hours on the mainland then I can highly recommend a trip to see the Garden of the Sleeping Giant which is pretty close to Nadi.

    If you have been targeted you will have received the email re double SCs, for the NAN run ex BNE its an extra 200 round trip if you go BNE-MEL-NAN in J, or 520 round trip.

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    Re: Making use of double SC and going to Fiji - where to stay/what to do??

    Out of interest, why are people saying to stay away from Denarau Island?

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    Re: Making use of double SC and going to Fiji - where to stay/what to do??

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    If you have been targeted you will have received the email re double SCs, for the NAN run ex BNE its an extra 200 round trip if you go BNE-MEL-NAN in J, or 520 round trip.
    Cheers for that, I'm on the west coast so I possibly haven't been targeted. Pity as I have a week to kill in March between assignments and that would have been a good excuse to visit F1J1.

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    Re: Making use of double SC and going to Fiji - where to stay/what to do??

    Quote Originally Posted by ntaus View Post
    Out of interest, why are people saying to stay away from Denarau Island?

    I'd like to hear why, as well. I'm looking at staying at the Hilton.

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    Re: Making use of double SC and going to Fiji - where to stay/what to do??

    Quote Originally Posted by ntaus View Post
    Out of interest, why are people saying to stay away from Denarau Island?
    Indeed.

    I love Denarau - it's a great place to go relax. I usually stay at the Sheraton.

    Granted it's not the "true Fiji experience", but it's still a nice resort.

    If you want to get out, you can do what I do - hire a 4WD and go exploring. So far I've made it up to Tavua in the North, Suva in the East and inland as well.

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    Re: Making use of double SC and going to Fiji - where to stay/what to do??

    Quote Originally Posted by hayden View Post
    So I've decided I'm going to make use of the qantas double status credit promotion and head off to Fiji in March flying business class. At this stage I'll head out on 24th March ($763 or so booked through australian site one way) and head back on 28th ($500 when booked one way on qantas Fiji Site) Will just get the direct NAN-BNE flight home, so will work out being almost 4 full days.

    Where'd you get $760 from? I don't get anything under $825...

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    Quote Originally Posted by djfuzz View Post
    Where'd you get $760 from? I don't get anything under $825...

    Still shows $728 direct from BNE or $763 via SYD

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