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Can anyone tell me how far it is from the Fiji Hilton to the Wailoaloa beach area where Turtle Airways is located? If a cab is needed, what would the approximate cost be? From what I have read when flying Turtle Airways you are pretty safe if you are getting dropped off at Turtle Island and being picked up by boat from you resort, would you say that's accurate for both arrivals and departures? Are there any good sights to see when in Nadi, and if so what's the best way to get there from the Hilton? I appreciate any advice anyone can give!!

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Probably 20 minute cab ride...not sure the cost maybe in the neighborhood of $20.  Just ask at the hotel.

You're always safe in Fiji so I wouldn't worry about being dropped off in the right place. Taking care of visitors is what people do for a living.

As far as sight seeing in Nadi...well you'll either take a cab or a tour. Check out the Nadi attractions on this website.  I like the Orchid garden in between Nadi and Lautoka.

Thank you Robert for your reply. However I really didn't word one of my questions correctly. Let me ask again by trying to word it correctly. I have read where Turtle Airways is not always reliable, however I did read that if you were flying to Turtle Island more than likely you would be able to make the flight and they would be less likely to leave you stranded, is that correct? I understand sometimes weather plays a factor and they may not can fly.

Our family had a bad experience with Turtle 2 years ago - maybe they have improved since?  In our case, our daughters had each booked a flight to the resort and were told to check with the Turtle office at 7am to confirm they would be flying.  They rang constantly from then on, finally got through at 7.50am to be told all flights were cancelled. (They had been expecting to fly - 2 plane loads, from 10.30am) Then it was a mad rush to pack up the hotel room, pay the bill and get small children into the Raffles van which broke all speed records to get them to the Yasawa Flyer so they didn't miss a day of their holiday.  Not sure what the problem was as it was good weather.  (We stay at Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, their boat transfer is very reliable, they check with Turtle by radio to make sure of your time of arrival.)  Then we had all booked flights on the way back - they lost the booking, despite having sent a number of confirmation emails, and we managed to get back to Nadi to catch flights that afternoon and next morning only by being squeezed on several flights with other people.

To get to Turtle's base you have to drive back in to the main road, and then back out to the coast a similar distance.  Total trip around 11 km but not good roads, I'd say allow 20 - 30 minutes at least.  Currently I believe the official rate for taxis is FJ$1/km, plus a flag fall fee around $5.

As an alternative, the Yasawa Flyer boat is comfortable and the 4 & half hour trip up to that area goes fairly quickly with lots to see on the way as it calls in to other resorts.

There are buses which go into Nadi - but I wouldn't know the timetables or how often.  A taxi might be your best bet - however Nadi town caters a lot for tourists.  There is a local market, and a Hindu temple at the far end of town that is quite spectacular.  Depends how much time you have, but I'd rather get on a local bus (might have to get out to the main road to catch one) and head for Lautoka.  If you/\'re interested in flowers the Sleeping Giant Orchid Gardens are worth a visit, they are located between Nadi and Lautoka. 

Marilyn,

 

That you for the message that is very good information to have. We will have 2 days in Nadi so I would like to see the Hindu temple and the Sleeping Giant Orchid Gardens. We made our reservation with the Radisson Hotel instead of the Hilton, I liked that they offered free internet and they seemed to have very good reviews. I do have the reservation with Turtle Airways so I hope that they have improved their service. We are going to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary so I would like to enjoy my time verses having to deal with issues.
 
Marilyn Marsh said:

Our family had a bad experience with Turtle 2 years ago - maybe they have improved since?  In our case, our daughters had each booked a flight to the resort and were told to check with the Turtle office at 7am to confirm they would be flying.  They rang constantly from then on, finally got through at 7.50am to be told all flights were cancelled. (They had been expecting to fly - 2 plane loads, from 10.30am) Then it was a mad rush to pack up the hotel room, pay the bill and get small children into the Raffles van which broke all speed records to get them to the Yasawa Flyer so they didn't miss a day of their holiday.  Not sure what the problem was as it was good weather.  (We stay at Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, their boat transfer is very reliable, they check with Turtle by radio to make sure of your time of arrival.)  Then we had all booked flights on the way back - they lost the booking, despite having sent a number of confirmation emails, and we managed to get back to Nadi to catch flights that afternoon and next morning only by being squeezed on several flights with other people.

To get to Turtle's base you have to drive back in to the main road, and then back out to the coast a similar distance.  Total trip around 11 km but not good roads, I'd say allow 20 - 30 minutes at least.  Currently I believe the official rate for taxis is FJ$1/km, plus a flag fall fee around $5.

As an alternative, the Yasawa Flyer boat is comfortable and the 4 & half hour trip up to that area goes fairly quickly with lots to see on the way as it calls in to other resorts.

There are buses which go into Nadi - but I wouldn't know the timetables or how often.  A taxi might be your best bet - however Nadi town caters a lot for tourists.  There is a local market, and a Hindu temple at the far end of town that is quite spectacular.  Depends how much time you have, but I'd rather get on a local bus (might have to get out to the main road to catch one) and head for Lautoka.  If you/\'re interested in flowers the Sleeping Giant Orchid Gardens are worth a visit, they are located between Nadi and Lautoka. 

If you can, get a mobile phone number from them and not rely on someone being in the office to confirm your flight. And I'd talk to them the day before as well. Happy Anniversary! I spent my 25th anniversary in Fiji, had never been before and didn't know I was going until I got to the airport - have been back every year since - this year will have our 46th there!

Check out Mountain gateway Fiji the new buzz in  Nadi right now....great rates and amazing tours.

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