Depending on what time your flight arrives at Nadi International Airport
, you should either crash for the rest of the night at a Nadi hotel or transfer immediately to a Mamanuca Islands
resort if it's early enough in the day. A fleet of fast catamarans, speedboats, seaplanes, fix-wing aircraft and helicopters await you in Nadi.
The two dozen Mamanuca resorts are diverse in character, and it's important to choose the one best suited to you. Some resorts welcome families (such as Amunuca, Castaway, Navini, Plantation and Treasure), while Lomani, Matamanoa, Namotu, Tokoriki and Wadigi do not accept children at all. Beachcomber, Bounty, Funky Fish, Ratu Kini, South Seas and Walu Beach cater to young backpackers, while Likuliku, Mana, Malolo, and Vomo are more for middle-aged couples. Namotuand Tavarua are surf camps, while Musket Cove is a yachting base. Prices vary accordingly.
Unless you arrived on a prepaid package tour and will be spending your entire week at a Mamanuca resort, two or three nights there should be enough to adjust to Fiji time.