FIJI TRAVEL PLANNER

Helpful advice when traveling to Emaho Sekawa Fiji Luxury Resort.

AIRLINES

FIJI AIRWAYS-FIJI LINK - Fiji Airways domestic airline Fiji Link provides three scheduled Air Services per day between Nadi International Airport and Savusavu, and between Nadi and Labasa airports.

ISLAND HOPPERS - Island Hoppers is a private charter airline based in Nadi and is an excellent alternative to fly to Savusavu. They offer scheduled charter flights as well as private plane flights.

PACIFIC ISLAND AIR - Private plane, seaplane or a helicopter transfers between Nadi and Savusavu.

NORTHERN AIR- Provides scheduled flights between SUVA/Nausori Airport and Labasa Airport

AIRPORTS

NADI International Airport - Nadi Airport (NAN) is Fiji's International Airports. To get to Emaho Sekawa you will first need to fly to Nadi or Suva Airport before you can take domestic flight to either Savusavu Airport or Labasa Airport. Nadi/Savusavu flights take about 50 minutes, while Nadi/Labasa flights take only 35minutes.

SUVA International Airport - Suva Nausori Airport (SUV) is the second Fiji's International Airport.

SAVUSAVU DOMESTIC AIRPORT - Savusavu Airport (SVU) is located about five minutes from Savusavu town and 25 minutes from Emaho Sekawa Resort. Transfers between the resort and Savusavu Airport are complimentary.

LABASA DOMESTIC AIRPORT - Labasa Airport (LBS) is approximately an hour of picturesque drive from the resort. Please contact us to find out about current transport fees from and to Labasa Airport.

BANKS

There are three banks in Savusavu (ANZ, WESTPAC & BANK OF SOUTH PACIFIC) where currency and travel checks can be exchanged. Each bank has an ATM machine.

CREDIT CARDS

We accept Visa, Master Card and American Express. Some shops and restaurants in town do accept credit cards, while most prefer cash only.

CURRENCY

The National Currency is the Fiji Dollar, which is divided into cents.

BOUTIQUE

Emaho Boutique carries varieties of artworks, handicrafts and souvenirs that can be purchased during your stay.

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

We will be pleased to help you conduct your business during your stay with us by assisting you with any copying, scanning, or faxing.

CHILDREN

Children 12 and under are not accepted unless the entire resort is booked exclusively.

DRESS CODE

Please feel free to dress as you wish while at the resort and when exploring the area or going to town. When visiting a Fijian village it is recommended to respect Fijian customs and dress respectively.

 

DOCTOR & HOSPITAL

Nearest medical center and hospital are located about 25 minutes away from the resort in Savusavu town. You're advised to bring with you any special medications you might need during your stay. Private on call doctor is available.

VACCINATIONS

There are no tropical diseases in the Fiji Islands and special vaccinations are not necessary, however basic travel vaccinations are advised. Fiji is malaria free zone.

 

ELECTRICITY

Fiji runs on 220-240 volts/50hz supplied through 15amp 3pin (square) plugs. If needed, we can provide adapters for European and American Plugs.

 

CLIMATE

Fiji's climate is tropical. Between May to October, Fiji experiences the dry season with temperatures hovering around comfortable 25 degrees Celsius/77 Fahrenheit. At this time of the year the southerly trade winds bring cool breezes off the sea and cool nights. During this time we advise you to bring a light sweater and long pants, just in case. November to April is the Fijian summer when temperatures rise up to 32 degrees Celsius/90 Fahrenheit with great increase in humidity. Rainfall during these months is substantially higher, although most of it falls in sudden torrential tropical downpours usually in the mid-afternoon. Mornings and afternoons remain sunny and the sea is often beautifully calm. During the Fijian summer season the vegetation is lush with abundance of tropical flowers and orchids.

CULTURE

Fiji's population is known as the "friendliest of the world". Fijians are proud of their culture and enjoy sharing it. When meeting Fijians you will be greeted with hospitality, warmth and friendliness.

 

IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS

No Visas are required for most nationals. All visitors to Fiji must hold a valid passport for at least six month beyond the intended period of stay and proof of a return or onward travel to another country. Adhering to the above, a four month tourist visa is issued to most nationals. Extension of two more months can be issued upon application with the Immigration Department, here in Savusavu. For more details please visit Fiji Immigration.

 

INTERNET

3G WIFI Internet is available in each villa and is free of charge.

PHONES

Mobile phones with roaming capabilities do work here. Local phone calls are free of charge from the phone located in villa's living room.

 

LANGUAGE

English is the official language of Fiji and most residents can speak it fluently. However to greatly oversimplify it, the Fijians speak Fijian and the Indo-Fijian's speak Hindi.

 

SAFE

A personal safe, operated by an electronic four-digit code of your choice, is located in every villa. (Please note that Emaho Sekawa can not be responsible for any items of value that may go missing from your villa).

 

TIME ZONE

Although Fiji is on the 180 degree meridian on which the International Dateline is based, the line diverts east just around Fiji. Fiji therefore has a single time zone being twelve hours ahead of GMT, an hour ahead of Sydney and twenty hours ahead of Los Angeles. You will enjoy almost 12 hours of daylight throughout the year. Sunrise occurs between 5am to 6am with the sun setting around 6pm to 7pm depending on season.

 

TV/CD/DVD & IPOD

Flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, and iPOD docking station are located in each villa. We do offer extensive collection of movies and documentary films.

Satellite TV is located in some villas.

 

WEDDINGS & SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Emaho Sekawa is the perfect place for a private romantic wedding. Let us organize your most special day, while you rest and enjoy your vacation.

Whatever your special occasion may be, we will try to do our best to ensure that it meets your highest expectations.