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Update on Fiji Marinas

By Sue Richards last modified Dec 04, 2012 02:44 PM

Published: 2011-12-01 21:45:00
Countries: Fiji

27 November 2011
Subject: First Landing Resort next to Vuda Point Marina
From: Tracy Hudson

The management currently is charging $5 F for cruisers to use their pool facilities even if you eat meals at the restaurant.

27 August 2011
Subject: Update on Fiji Marinas
From: John Neal of SY Mahina Tiare III

We have consistently found Savusavu the easiest Port of Entry to clear into Fiji. Fiji has increased port health quarantine fees to FJ$172.50 (67.27 euros).

The new development/marina, upriver from Copra Shed, has not sold any of their building sites yet and their "marina" remains one very small dock accessible at HW.

Wai Tui Marina, next to Copra Shed, has Fiji Lovo night and Indian Food Night for cruisers that is always fun, has great food and often great music.

Musket Cove Marina on Malololailai Island is slightly busier than last year with all moorings taken, but still plenty of room to anchor safely. Their annual Musket Cove Race Week is next week and it looks like there will be an excellent turnout of yachts from many countries.

Port Denarau Marina near Nadi has added moorings and is having yachts Med-moor stern to one of their long docks so that they can accommodate more cruisers. The number of marine stores and services within the marina complex continues to grow.

Vuda Point Marina is slightly busier than the last few years, but always manages to find moorage for cruisers passing through. They sell out of dry storage space ashore fairly early before each cyclone season, so it is important to contact them well before arrival if one plans on using that service. They lower yachts keels into holes dug in the boatyard, supporting the hull with large tires. In the past, theft from boats dry-stored in this manner has been a problem.

First Landing Beach Resort, adjacent to Vuda Point Marina, has a new manager who no longer charges, but encourages cruisers to relax at their amazing swimming pool and beach - a welcome respite from boatyard work.