Fiji – A Few Island Facts
Fiji is a group of 330 islands spread over 250,000 km of ocean. In Fiji, although English is the official spoken language, almost everyone is bilingual. Both Fijian and Hindu languages are widely spoken. Fiji’s tropical climate includes temperatures that range in the low 80′s Fahrenheit from July to September and high 80′s Fahrenheit from October to June.
Koro Sun Resort is situated 15 km from Savusavu airport on the Southern tip of Vanua Levu. Vanua Levu is Fiji’s second largest island. The island of Savusavu is known for its beautiful beaches and pristine reefs offering some of the finest world class diving.
What to Wear
Tropical warm weather climate.
- Fiji enjoys a tropical climate – you’ll be able to travel light.
- Reef-walkers are great for protecting your feet if you are exploring exposed reefs at low tide. Our Bat Island Cave is an excursion not to be missed.
- Winter is less humid and you can even feel a little cool in the evening, so pack a lightweight shawl or long sleeved shirt.
- Our advice would be to take a lightweight, casual wardrobe of loose fitting, natural fabrics eg. linen, silk or cotton.
- You may like to include some dressier, lightweight clothes for the evening. Take the opportunity to dress up if you like, or stay casual if you prefer. The choice is yours. We require shirts at all times in our dining room along with footwear. We offer a casual atmosphere at Koro Sun.
- Take care not to offend local sensibilities, in villages and markets. At such times, cover up and we’d recommend a sarong. Or buy a Sulu when you’re here, it’s the Fijian equivalent and is worn by both men and women.
- If you plan on walking in the jungle, bring a pair of closed toe shoes.
- And don’t forget a hat, sunglasses and sun protection.
A valid passport for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay and a ticket for return or onward travel to another country, which he/she is authorized to enter, is required. Entry visas are granted on arrival for a stay of 4 months or less for nationals of approved countries.
Air Pacific is Fiji’s international carrier that has direct flights from Auckland, Christchurch, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Narita. Air Pacific is a full partner of the Qantas Frequent Flyer programme and has code-share arrangements with One World alliance.
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Other airlines that fly into Fiji are Qantas, Air New Zealand, Korean Air, Jet Star, Continental, and Pacific Blue.
Nadi International Airport and SavusavuNadi is the main international gateway to Fiji with domestic flights daily to the Savusavu airport on the island of Vanua Levu.
If you would like a bit of your own freedom to tour around the island, rental cars are available in Savusavu town. The front office staff would be glad to assist you in making arrangements.
Taxi service is available from town. The front office will be able to assist you. The twenty minute ride is about FJD $15.00.
Check-in / Check-out
Check in time is 2:00pm and check out time is 10:00am. Please contact the resort directly if you have special requests regarding arrival and departure times.
It is Fiji law that smoking is not permitted in public areas. Our dining area and inside the bures are strictly non-smoking areas. You can smoke on our deck at the clubhouse, as we have prepared ashtrays for you.
Electrical outlets throughout the resort are 220/240 volts and 50 cycles AC three-prong Australian/New Zealand plugs are used in Fiji. Please be aware that if you have brought an electrical appliance from home you need to ensure it is compatible with our power system before using it. You may ask at the front desk for adapters or further information.
Telephone, Email, Facsimile or other office services are available to you in the reception area. Please understand that connections may be slow and calls expensive due to our remote location. Any messages received by the resort will be delivered to the appropriate guest bure. Mail is sent to the mainland daily and can be left with the front office; postage will be added to your account.
30 minutes – Charge $6
60 Minutes – Charge $10
24 hour – Charge $40
7 days – Charge $120
Safety Deposit Box
The main safe is located at the front office for your use and the safety of your valuables.
We have two fresh water swimming pools. Our adult pool is located off the front of the main dining room and is for use of persons 16 years or older. Our children and family pool has a waterslide and is located behind our outdoor dining deck. Please note there is no lifeguard on duty at either of our pool areas.
ANZ, Westpac and the Colonial banks are all located in town. They are able to handle all general transactions, including credit cards, money exchanges and international transactions. Open Monday – Thursday, 9:30 am – 3:00pm, and Friday, 9:30am – 4:00pm
The open air market in Savusavu is located in the centre of the town and is the best on Saturday mornings. There is a large selection of fruits and vegetables available. The activities department schedules regular trips to Savusavu so check with them for more information. The general shopping hours in the town of Savusavu are Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm and Sundays everything is closed.
Methodist – Waivunia Village Services 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ecumenical Sunday Service 10:00am to 11:00am
Catholic – St.Bedes Sunday Mass 7:00am to 8:00am