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January 28, 1989 - Image 97

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-01-28

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105 of which are uninhabited. The
largest islands are Viti Levu and Vanua
Levu. International Airport, on the
west coast of Viti Levu, is the gateway
to Fiji.
Near the airport, there are about
a dozen first class hotels, many
situated on islands. In Fiji, it is typical
for visitors to stay in small thatched
or tile-roofed cottages called bures.
Beachcomber Island, 11 miles
offshore on just five sandy acres, is one
hotel near Nadi that is quite popular
with honeymooners. With 14 bures
(large traditional Fiji houses), 12 lodge
rooms and a dormitory, it is the most
informal of the resorts near Nadi and
not expensive.

Vitu Levu is encircled by a
317-mile road. More than 40 miles
from Nadi along the south shore, the
road hugs what is called the Coral
Coast, a 60-mile stretch of white sand
beaches developed into a major resort
area that embraces almost a third of
Fiji's hotel beds.

Here, the Pacific Harbour De-
velopment, a Mediterranean-type
resort, features complete villas for rent
and the only 18-hole, fully-irrigated
golf course with golf carts in the South
The Fijian Resort Hotel is a
364-room luxury resort located on an
100-acre island 35 miles from Nadi on
the Coral Coast. This is a full-scale
resort with two swimming pools,
dining rooms, a nine-hole golf course,
lawn bowling, sports, horseback
riding, dancing nightly, and a distinctly
Fijian-style amenity — fire walking. A
rare rite done to cleanse the spirit, in
which devotees walk on hot coals, fire
walking is guaranteed to light up just
about any evening. The Hyatt
Regency just off the Coral Coast on
a man-made off-shore island.

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Many travel agents recommend
the four-night Blue Lagoon cruise. A
large, comfortable power boat
transports a group of about 40 from
Lautoke to the beautiful Yasawa
Island, part of the Great Sea Reef.
The fee, about $370 per person,
includes meals.


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