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OCTOPUS ISLAND RESORT
Located on Waya Island in the Yasawa Group, Octopus is great destination for the budget conscious and those wanting a Robinson Crusoe experience. There is no power in the bures (just kerosene lamps), but there are some of the best beaches and dive spots in Fiji.
Outriggers give a tropical flavour to Fiji and are seen with locals casting nets. Because of their design, they’re not as easy to manoeuvre as they look. The trick is in the oar motion – rather than paddling “straight”, pull the oar through the water in a ‘J’ curve.
OUTRIGGER REEF RESORT & SPA
Outrigger Reef Fiji Reef Resort & Spa is arguably the best resort on the Coral Coast (self-rated five stars). It is set amongst a lush garden with walking paths and ocean views.
There are 207 tropically furnished air-conditioned hotel rooms and 47 breeze-cooled bures that, like the Shangri-la Fijian, attempt to emulate the style of a traditional Fijian village. The thatched bures are designed with hand painted, tapa lined vaulted ceilings.
The Outrigger is a terrific resort with lots of facilities/dining options. There’s a huge freshwater swimming pool, a full range of day and evening activities and children’s activity program.
The resort offers a ‘Talai Butler’ service – your own butler to bring champagne and canapés to your bure or suite each afternoon, pack/unpack your clothes, make restaurant reservations, suggest tours and activities etc. Two of the resorts best-known features are the enormous pool and the Bebe Spa, situated on top of the ridge with sensational coastal views (same view as the wedding chapel).
The resort has a sensation wedding packages for couples inviting around 50 guests – the reception and honeymoon are included in the package. Conditions apply.
Worth mentioning here that The Bedarra Inn is only a short walk away – it is a very good resort with an excellent restaurant and can suit guests attending an Outrigger wedding on a bit of a budget.
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