Halfway between Nadi and Lautoka, you will find the area known as Vuda Point. This is the site of Fiji’s first chiefly village, Viseisei, as well as the Vuda Point Marina and a number of resorts.
Off the main Queens road, it’s well worth a detour down here to take a look at the village, and perhaps call into the marina for a bite to eat (The Boathouse is highly recommended for lunch).
The accommodation in this area ranges from extremely good, to a place so disgusting that it should be condemned. So come and explore Vuda Point with me, as I show you some of the things to do, as well as where to stay and where NOT to stay
Places To Visit At Vuda Point
Recommended? If the history and culture of Fiji is of interest to you, then yes, definitely recommended
Entry: A nominal fee of FJ$5.
Facilities: None, other than local villagers souvinier stalls
Vuda Point Marina
Recommended? Good spot to grab some lunch, and look at all the boats. This is a point of entry to Fiji, so you will find customs here, as well as some accommodation cottages for yachties.
Accommodation At Vuda Point
There are a number of accommodation options in this area, with more being built all the time.
We are just going to look at three of these. Two that are worth staying at, and one that isn’t (In our opinion). These opinions are from first hand observations, talking with guests, staff and/or management, and visits to the properties.
First Landing Resort
Recommended? Yes, good location, and very neat and tidy with plenty of activities. Decent beach.
Rates: Lowest rate we found was for off season, FJ$187 a night for Garden Bures.
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool, tour desk, beach activities (kayaks etc) frequent entertainment.
Recommended? Yes, although as the resort is still under development, the surrounds are a little bare. But the rooms are excellent.
Rates: Garden view rooms are FJ249 a night, Oceanview add on an extra FJ50.
Facilities: Restaurant, bar, pool, complimentary breakfast and free wifi in the rooms.
Anchorage Beach Resort
Recommended? Definitely not.
Would you stay somewhere that has toilets half full of human excrement? And I do mean that literally.
Especially when these are attached to the restaurant block and the smell drifts through the eating area, mingling with the smell of staff smoking cigarettes?
of course not, and neither would I.