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Old 07-06-2010, 23:00   #1
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Fiji Haul-Out Bungalow ?

We're planning to do a routine haul-out in Fiji (leaning toward Vuda Pt) in August and I'm wondering if there are any affordable accomadations we may be able to rent for a week or two near the boatyard.

I know of two beach resorts nearby but they seem above my budget - starting around $150 USD per night for a room with a view.

But I'm hoping for a simple bungalow for my family to stay in while I'm off sanding & painting the bottom.

Vuda Point... that is unless someone knows of another place to haul a yacht on the west coast? I had high hopes of hauling at Savu Savu but it seems doubtful they'll be open for business by August...

Any suggestions or contacts would be very much appreciated.



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Old 14-06-2010, 01:14   #2
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I've been away for a bit so a late answer here. Your choices are Denarau (unaffordable accommodation) or Vuda. Next door to Vuda is First Landing resort which offers "yachties' bures"for FJ$75/night, breakfast not included. There are only a couple of these with no AC and I think they only have 1x double & 1x single bed so not much good for a family. I would suggest rocking up & establishing a relationship with the locals who work in the marina. Milika in the store would be a good place to start. I will be away cruising when you arrive so won't be much help to you but feel free to ask questions & I will attempt to answer when I get near the 'puter.


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Old 20-06-2010, 16:33   #3
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Hi Kirk

I just came back to NZ from Vuda last night, and mentioned your post to Abdul2 who runs the marina taxi service. He has a house available for a few weeks just down the road from the marina. It's got at least 2 bedrooms (3 I think). He wants FJ$ 300 per week for a 2 week stay, FJ$ 250 per week for a 3 week - or if you stay 4 weeks you can have it for FJ$200 per week. You can email him direct at Phone/fax is +679 6651 480

Worth a shot?

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