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Preparing for your stay

Balance Payment for direct bookings:

Per our booking terms and conditions, the balance payment for your stay will be charged to the same card used for your deposit 60 days prior to your check in date. If you'd prefer to make your balance payment by wire transfer instead of credit card just email us for our bank account details (USD, AUD or FJD). Please contact us prior to this if you'd like to change your credit card details for this payment.

Car and Boat transfers to the resort:

If you haven't already done so, please email us your domestic flight arrival and departure details for Taveuni or Savusavu if you would like to book the resort car and boat transfers. Car and boat transfers through the resort must be booked at least 24 hours in advance to ensure a smooth arrival. We will arrange our local driver (Sepo in Taveuni or Bobby in Savusavu) to meet you when you land. Travel time to the resort from Taveuni airport is 20 minutes by car, followed by 30 minutes by boat. Travel time to the resort from Savusavu airport is 1 hour by car (on partly unsealed road), followed by 15 minutes by boat. No need to pay anyone along the way and tipping is neither expected nor required in Fiji. Don’t worry Taveuni and Savusavu are very small airports so we won’t miss you but should you need to contact us enroute please note the Resort Manager phone +679 830 7909.

Special Preferences:

We value knowing a little more about you to best plan for your stay. If you haven't already done so, please feel free to email us with any special dietary preferences or other items you’d like us to note request@theremoteresort.com

Pre-booking Experiences:

There is no need to book any of the experiences offered by The Remote Resort in advance (except weddings or renewal of vow ceremonies). The Hidden Beach experience is only offered to one villa per day to ensure privacy so if you have a specific date you would like to book this please email us in advance. The timing of the Hidden Beach experience can be adjusted upon request (subject to boat/captain availability).

Diving:

If you are planning to dive the beautiful Rainbow Reef we do recommend making dive bookings in advance to ensure space is reserved for you on the dive boats. We recommend either Taveuni Ocean Sports or Dive Academy Fiji for diving.

What to Bring:

  • We recommend bringing ‘wet’ shoes such as flip flops, crocs (suitable for wearing in the water), these are handy for wearing on the boats. We also recommend old hiking shoes/sneakers (some of the hiking can be quite muddy).

  • Insect repellant (aeroguard brand) is provided complimentary at the resort but if you have a personal preference for alternate brand then please plan to bring this with you

  • Sunscreen, as well as all of the usual holiday items (hat, camera, etc) and all medical items you may require (there is no pharmacy nearby)

  • There is no need to bring a hairdryer (one in each villa) or beach towels.

  • There is a travel adaptor to convert from USA to AUS/NZ plug in each villa. If you have a lot of devices that you may want to use/charge at the same time you may like to bring extras (usually easy to pick these up at the airport or pharmacy).

  • We have complimentary snorkel gear (adult sizes only) but if you have your own favourites then you are welcome to bring those.

  • Dress at The Remote Resort is casual. Light fabrics, golf shirts, short-sleeve shirts, summer dresses, sandals, t-shirts and shorts are all good bets. Bring a sweater or wrap for the winter months (June - August) and also useful for outdoor dining in the evenings.

Phone and Internet:

We offer complimentary wifi in the Main Pavilion at The Remote Resort. Unfortunately the internet in Fiji is not as fast and reliable as more developed parts of the world. Access to the internet may be slow, intermittent and not available from time to time. We generally have good cell phone coverage at the resort and there is a mobile phone in your villa for you to contact any members of the resort team at any time.

Payments at the resort:

We are a cashless resort and are unable to provide change or currency conversion as there are no banks nearby. Anything purchased at the resort can be added to your folio and settled with credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard or American Express (sorry no Discover). We do not charge any credit card fees. Credit card payments at the resort will be converted from USD to FJD using the rate of the day on xe.com before charging your credit card as all credit card charges in Fiji are required to be in FJD.

Tipping:

Tipping is not required or expected in Fiji. If desired by guests most resorts (including ours) will collect and distribute tips to staff as part of the Staff Christmas Fund.

Village visit:

We offer a complimentary weekly village visit to a remote village. Guests are not expected nor required to make a donation or purchase anything while at the village, we provide a weekly donation to the village for this visit and complimentary boat transfers for our guests. For guests who would like to make a village donation or a purchase of souvenirs at the village please plan to do so in cash directly at the village as we are not able to add such payments to your folio at the resort. When visiting villages modest dress is appropriate and women must cover their shoulders and knees. All persons must please remove their hats and sunglasses upon entering the village in respect of village customs.

Luggage:

Please remember that unless your international flight was booked all the way through to Taveuni or Savusavu that your luggage allowance on the domestic flight will be 15kg per person. The charge for excess baggage is usually around FJD$8 per kilo. We recommend packing your essentials and a change of clothes as well as your swimmers in your carry-on luggage just in case your luggage should be delayed (very rare) so that you can carry on enjoying your holiday.

Travel Insurance:

We very strongly recommend travel insurance for your travel to the Fiji Islands.

Visas:

Nationals from countries considered visa-exempt including the US, Australia, NZ, UK, Canada China, Hong Kong SAR, are issued a 4 month tourist visa upon arrival as long as they have:

(i) a passport that is valid for 6 months from the date of arrival in Fiji

(ii) return or outbound tickets

(iii) entry/re-entry visa to the return or outbound country

(iv) evidence of sufficient funds for your stay in Fiji (if requested)

Any questions at all before your stay please don't hesitate to email us request@theremoteresort.com

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What to do on a Nadi stopover

Nadi markets

Located just off the Nadi Main Street, you'll find the Nadi fresh produce markets which will give you a good taste of local life in Nadi even if you just have a couple of hours to spare.  You can easily grab a taxi from Nadi airport and for around 10-15 Fiji dollars you can take in both the markets and the more general stores in the main street including the duty-free stores. 

 

The Sri Siva Subramaniya temple 

The Sri Siva Subramaniya temple is located at the southern end of the main road through Nadi and is the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere. This is an hour well-spent if you're looking for a way to get a feel of the local Indian culture. Remember to dress modestly and be respectful as this is a place of worship. You aren't allowed to take any photographs inside the temple but you can take photos of the exterior.

Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple - Things to do in Nadi

Lunch and Shopping at Port Denarau

If you're looking for more international-quality shopping and dining in Nadi then your first stop should be Port Denarau.  Port Denarau is open 7 days from 9am till 11pm (including school holidays) and is home to a collection of restaurants, bars, shopping, retail and clothing, tour operators, car rental agencies, as well as services such as spa, hair, nail and banks.

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Where is The Remote Resort, Fiji Islands?

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Check out our google map to see how to get to The Remote Resort Fiji Islands

The following airlines provide direct flights to Nadi, Fiji (the international airport - airport code NAN): Fiji Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Air Calin and Air Niugini.  

Once you land in Nadi you need to take a domestic flight to Taveuni with Fiji Airways.

REMOTE CONCIERGE TIP: If you're flying into Fiji on Fiji Airways, book your trip all the way through to Taveuni to enjoy your international luggage allowance the whole way.  If not, the 15kg domestic luggage allowance will apply from Nadi to Taveuni.

Contact us at request@theremoteresort.com for any assistance with your flight plans, we are always happy to help!

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Fiji's Best Snorkeling

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Fiji's Best Snorkeling

Fiji's Best Snorkeling experiences are discovered at The Remote Resort, Fiji Islands. The Remote Resort offers snorkeling on the world-famous Rainbow Reef, as well as snorkeling with Manta Rays, Black Magic Snorkel, Kioa Snorkel and even snorkeling right off the shore from the resort on the house reef, offered both night and day

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The Remote Resort Gardens

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The Remote Resort Gardens

The gardens at the resort are teaming with fresh produce (most growing wild) like pawpaws, bananas, pineapples, watermelons, eggplants, pumpkins, soursops and chills.  The fruit and vegetables we have planted are also going well including passion fruits, local root vegetable cassava, beans and cucumbers.  Our guided Nukuni Nature Hike is well worth the time while you are here and your guide will point out both the fruit and vegetables, as well as the local medicinal plants growing here.  

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Fiji Geography

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Located north of New Zealand and southwest of Honolulu, Fiji is made up of over 330 islands, of which about 106 are inhabited.  The largest island is Viti Levu and is home to the city of Suva (capital) and Nadi (home of Fiji's international airport).  The large island of Viti Levu is home to nearly 70% of Fiji's population. 

Fiji's northern islands are Vanua Levu and Taveuni island (both a 1 hour flight from Nadi).

Vanua Levu represents 30% of Fiji's land area but is home to just 15% of Fiji's population.  Vanua Levu's main towns are Labasa and Savusavu.  Savusavu is known for it's yacht club and has a number of tourist resorts while Labasa is a more agriculture and government center of Vanua Levu.

Vanua Levu is very mountainous, with peaks up to 1300 metres and with rainfall of up to 120 inches annually, it is covered with tropical forests on the southeastern side.  The western side is more sheltered with a dry season and sugarcane crops.

Southeast of Vanua Levu is Taveuni Island, Fiji's third-largest island (after Viti Levu and Vanua Levu).  Taveuni is known as the Garden Island. The somosomo strait separates Vanua Levu and Taveuni and is home to the famous Rainbow Reef and Great White Wall, the crown of Fiji diving.

The Mamanuca Island group and the Yasawa Islands are both accessed via Nadi and are the most popular tourist destinations in Fiji, with many resorts and cruise options available.

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Duty-free allowance in Fiji*

By Remote Concierge

Every person entering Fiji is allowed 2.25 litres of Spirits OR 4.5 litres of Beer OR 4.5 litres of Wine as well as 200 grams of cigarettes. *These amounts are current as of March 2014. Duty Free prices for liquor are generally better in Fiji (don't hold us to that) though the selection may be more limited. The duty free shop in Nadi is open for every incoming international flight and is right after you go through immigration.

 

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Do I need a visa to enter Fiji?

By Remote Concierge

Nationals from countries considered visa-exempt including the US, Australia, NZ, UK, Canadam China, Hong Kong SAR, are issued a 4 month tourist visa upon arrival as long as they have

(i) a passport that is valid for 6 months from the date of arrival in Fiji

(ii) return or outbound tickets

(iii) entry/re-entry visa to the return or outbound country

(iv) evidence of sufficient funds for your stay in Fiji (if requested)

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Best time of year to travel to Fiji

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Overall Fiji enjoys a mild tropical climate averaging 31 celsius (88 fahrenheit) during the summer months of November to April and 29 celsius (84 fahrenheit) during the winter months of May to October. The best time to visit Fiji is from May to the end of November. This is winter in Fiji but beautifully warm and not as humid as the hotter and wetter summer months of December – April. At the end of the day Fiji is beautiful year round, it’s just that more tropical rain is experienced during the summer (December – April).

The Remote Resort, Fiji Islands Beach

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