Just wondering a rough cost is australian dollars for 2 A 2 c ages 11 &2 per day to eat and activities. What budget did others have? Traveling for 14days.
If you are staying on one of the islands then most have meal packages built in.
You may just need to go to the supermarket at Denaru and pick up some snacks before hand.
Book all your boat transfers before you go. The boats pick you up by coach from your hotel and deliver you back after your stay on the islands.
We already have accom booked at whyndham and transfers are booked thru tropical adventure. It's the food and general activities just wanted to be sure we took enough money. For example did ppl budget $50pp per day? Or more?
OK you're talking Fiji Dollars here. The Wyndam is on Denarau and I have just had a look. It is not the most helpful of websites. I think it would probably help if you emailed them and asked. OK with the tours I am not sure about the cost. With meals I would anticipate the need to put away at least $140 FJD per day per adult. Now you will be able to go for a meander along the promenade and find cheaper eateries than in the resort. We stay on a small island and a Champagne Cocktail last time we were there cost around $30.00 FJD. For your kids I would budget for around two thirds of an adult.
To be truthful I would have the money on a Credit Card or Debit Card. Take some cash but the less cash you take the less temptation. My wife and I are fortunate we go to a resort which permits us to pay everything before we arrive so all I have to pay is the grog and incidentals.
If we were taking the kids in your situation I would take $2000.00 in FJD and have at least $5,000 available on the Credit Card.
Don't forget the Wyndham charge a 3% surcharge on Credit Card Transaction and you'll also pay a currency conversion fee on the card as well.
Wow thanks that was great info. And yes whyndham web site is not helpful.
Hi, Wyndham been a self contained resort is ideal for keeping the cost down because you can always self cater using the facilities at the resort. Easy to take what you may need over with you. Items like cereals, bread, spreads and snacks etc. Also there is a cheaper supermarket near the entrance on Denerau that is cheaper than the one at the marina to top up on extras like milk. That should keep your daily meal costs down. Wyndham does have a good daily activities to help keep the kids busy.
You can keep costs down by taking kids snacks, museli bars, microwave popcorn etc - but your biggest expense is likely to be drinks. A glass of juice or sprite is $15 Fiji (about A $10). Water $15 each. Don't be tempted to drink the water (we got gastro bug from this).
Food - go next door to Radison Blu to Blu Bar - they do $10 Fijian buffet for kids. This is fantastic value for Fiji (adults eat off main menu though - but the food is good - not cheap!).
If you are not on a budget I'd allow $100 Fji an adult day per person if mainly eating at resorts.
totally agree, pack food snacks in your suitcase - as long as they're sealed you'll be fine (although easier to declare it still) you need stuff all clothes, so use the suitcase space for food. we generally pay for meal deals when we go, which usually cover buffet breakfast and dinner. we took a toasted sandwich maker, and went to the local supermarket for bread, ham, cheese to make toasties for lunches. buy water there too, as its costly at the hotels. may sound like I'm being cheap, but food is expensive, the locals get paid sweet f-a, its the rich foreign hotel owners that make the dosh and we didn't want to top up their luxurious lifestyles more than we had too. we spent our money at the markets and villages to help out the locals. i also take a box of pens over to hand out to the kids for their school. the question of how much per day is tricky - fj$20 for breakfast, fj$20 for lunch, fj$30-$40 for meals, plus drinks (that can vary greatly!) tickets for bula bus, entertainment etc, so I'd aim for at least fj$100 per person per day. if you're going to the islands, be careful buying beer to take over at the marina, you can't "carry it on" the ferry. we buy it and (carefully) pack it in our suitcases BEFORE checking in to the ferry terminal! i think the island resort owners had too many people taking their own drinks and lost money on booze, so got the ferry company to clamp down. we're going back again this friday, can't wait. 7th time so know the place very well!