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Lautoka

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Lautoka is in Fiji.

Get in[edit]

Hop on an express bus, taxi or rental car from Nadi or Nadi Airport. Whichever mode of transport you use, it should take around 30 minutes from the airport and 45 minutes from Nadi town.

Get around[edit]

Lautoka has a robust public bus transport network operated by private companies and the service is run on scheduled timetables from the central bus station.

There is also taxi and carrier service available which is useful for those in a hurry. Although costs are based on stages travelled and set by the government fares should be agreed to before travel to avoid later disputes.

See[edit]

The Hare Krishna temple is a friendly place. If you happen to be there on a Sunday, then pop in and they may invite you to stay for lunch.

Do[edit]

  • Botanical Gardens. The gardens have a large variety of tropical plants most of them labelled with the botanic and common names. If you visit around midday on a working day you may see the horticulturist Shri on site who has a wealth of information on the plants. The park opposite the gardens is a favourite playground for children and has toilet facilities.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • 1 Blue Ginger Café & DeliElizabeth Square, Narara Parade (opposite the ANZ bank),  +679 907 6553. A favourite for breakfast and coffee amongst the locals and visitors.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • 1 First Landing Beach Resort & VillasNalamu Beach, Vuda Point +679 666 6171fax: +679 666 8882, e-mail: . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. The resort is so named because according to Fijian legend, it was here where the first Fijian people landed 3500 years ago. The views of the white sand beach, tropical trees and ocean are spectacular. FHD $325+.
  • Cathay Hotel (cathay@fiji4less.com), Tavewa Avenue (opposite the Northern Club),  +679 666 0566. Economy priced hotel with airconditioned and fan cooled rooms, swimming pool, car parking. Email cathay@fiji4less.com F$60+.
  • Saweni Beach Apartment Hotel (www.fiji4less.com/saweni.html), Saweni Beach near Lautoka +679 6661777. Self-contained beach apartments (aircon or fancooled), swimming pool, about 10 mins drive from Lautoka city. Dormitory accommodation also available. F$90+.

Go next[edit]

  • The fast catamaran "Nanuya Belle" connects to Navutu Stars resort on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departing from Lautoka at 9am and arriving at the resort at 11.20am. On the return, "Nanuya Belle" departs the resort at 12.30pm and arrives back at Lautoka at 3.15pm.
  • Continue your journey up the north coast of the island and head to the towns of Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki.


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