will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you’d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

Nadi Travel Answers

change location

8 hour layover in Fiji

by Kaynajunk Online Now Jul 25, 2008 at 1:59 PM

I have a eight hour layover in Fiji on my way to Tonga from LAX for a medical mission. Any suggestions of how to spend that time? We arrive at 5:30am, so perhaps a nice breakfast or brunch. On the return trip we have an 11 hour layover from 11am until 10pm.

Quote & Answer
1 Answer
  • Marianne2's Profile Photo

    Re: 8 hour layover in Fiji

    by Marianne2 Online Now Jul 25, 2008 at 2:22 PM

    One thing you could do is get a taxi to the nearby Tanoa Hotel for breakfast, and probably you could have a swim in their pool. Even better hotels are out at the Denaru area, if you want to travel further from the airport at Nadi, and these have beaches. There are some great gardens at the Sleeping Giant area, but this would require either a hired car, taxi, or tour. I consider the marketplace at Lautoka to be interesting, but it might not be to your taste, as it is very "local" and a bit grubby -- but that's also what you are going to find in Tonga, so it might be a good introduction to the region.

    There are plenty of other things to do here when you have your 11-hour layover, such as river rafting and jungle hiking and small boat tours, so you could do some research on the internet to figure out what might suit you best, and what might fit your timeframe. Just keep in mind that checking back into the airport can be an unpleasant and time-consuming effort(no A/C!, long lines), so be at least 2 hours early. Bula! (welcome greeting in Fiji).

    Be the first to rate this answer!

    Was this helpful? Quote & Answer
Your Answer
Advanced Editor View Guidelines