Currency and Exchange

The currency in Fiji is the Fijian Dollar. Money can easily be exchanged at the Nadi Airport and at a number of banks in the town of Savusavu. Koro Sun Resort accepts all Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover cards.
ANZ, Westpac and the Colonial bank are located in Savusavu town. They are able to handle all general transactions, including credit cards, money exchanges and international transactions.  Open Monday – Thursday,  9:30 am – 3:00pm, and Friday, 9:30am – 4:00pm

Tipping

Tipping is not customary or expected in the Fiji Islands, however if you wish to express your appreciation we encourage you to make a contribution to the staff Christmas fund. There are many staff members involved in making your stay enjoyable including those who are behind the scenes. We distribute the staff fund equally amongst the staff during the Holidays each year.

Fiji – A Few Island Facts

Fiji is a group of 330 islands spread over 250,000 km of ocean. In Fiji, although English is the official spoken language, almost everyone is bilingual. Both Fijian and Hindu languages are widely spoken. Fiji’s tropical climate includes temperatures that range in the low 80’s Fahrenheit from July to September and high 80’s Fahrenheit from October to June.
Koro Sun Resort is situated 15 km from Savusavu airport on the Southern tip of Vanua Levu. Vanua Levu is Fiji’s second largest island. The island of Savusavu is known for its beautiful beaches and pristine reefs offering some of the finest world class diving.

What to Wear

Tropical warm weather climate.

  • Fiji enjoys a tropical climate – you’ll be able to travel light.
  • Reef-walkers are great for protecting your feet if you are exploring exposed reefs at low tide.
  • Winter is less humid and you can even feel a little cool in the evening, so pack a lightweight shawl or long sleeved shirt.
  • Our advice would be to take a lightweight, casual wardrobe of loose fitting, natural fabrics eg. linen, silk or cotton.
  • You may like to include some dressier, lightweight clothes for the evening. Take the opportunity to dress up if you like, or stay casual if you prefer. The choice is yours. We require shirts at all times in our dining room along with footwear. We offer a casual atmosphere at Koro Sun Resort and throughout our restaurants.
  • Take care not to offend local sensibilities, in villages and markets. At such times, we recommend covering up with a sarong. Alternatively you can buy a Sulu when you’re here, it’s the Fijian equivalent and is worn by both men and women who are encouraged to cover shoulders and knees in the village.
  • If you plan on walking in the jungle, bring a pair of closed toe shoes.
  • And don’t forget a hat, sunglasses and sun protection. Visit our blog post “How to pack for Fiji” for more details.

Passports/Visa

A valid passport for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay and a ticket for return or onward travel to another country, which he/she is authorized to enter, is required. Entry visas are granted on arrival for a stay of 4 months or less for nationals of approved countries.

Flights

Fiji Airways is Fiji’s international carrier that has direct flights from Auckland, Christchurch, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco,Hong Kong, Singapore and Narita. Fiji Airways is a full partner of the Qantas Frequent Flyer programme and has code-share arrangements with One World alliance.

Email us for further information on booking flights marissa@korosunresort.com

Other airlines that fly into Fiji are Qantas, Air New Zealand, Korean Air, Jet Star, and Pacific Blue.

Airports

Nadi is the main international gateway to Fiji with domestic flights daily to the Savusavu airport on the island of Vanua Levu where we are located 15 minutes away.

 

Other airlines that fly into Fiji are Qantas, Air New Zealand, Korean Air, Jet Star, and Pacific Blue.

Rental Cars

If you would like a bit of your own freedom to tour around the island, rental cars are available in Savusavu town. The front office staff would be glad to assist you in making arrangements. Email: res@korosunresort.com to make arrangements.

Taxi

Taxi service is available from town. The front office will be able to assist you. The twenty minute ride is about FJD $15.00.

Check-in / Check-out

Check in time is 2:00pm and check out time is 10:00am. Please contact the resort directly if you have special requests regarding arrival and departure times.

Non-smoking Policy

It is Fiji law that smoking is not permitted in public areas. Our dining area and inside the bures are strictly non-smoking areas.  You can smoke on our deck at the clubhouse, as we have prepared ashtrays for you.

Power Supply

Electrical outlets throughout the resort are 220/240 volts and 50 cycles AC three-prong Australian/New Zealand plugs are used in Fiji. Please be aware that if you have brought an electrical appliance from home you need to ensure it is compatible with our power system before using it. You may ask at the front desk for adapters however we do not offer converters. We offer irons and hair dryers in each room.

Communications

Telephone, Email, Facsimile or other office services are available to you in the reception area. Please understand that connections may be slow and calls expensive due to our remote location. Any messages received by the resort will be delivered to the appropriate guest bure. Mail is sent to the mainland daily and can be left with the front office; postage will be added to your account and takes approximately 1-2 weeks.

We offer complimentary WiFi in our public areas, connections may be intermittent or slow at times given our remote location.

Safety Deposit Box

Each room is equipped with an in-room safe we encourage guests to use for their valueables.

Swimming Pool

We have three fresh water swimming pools. Our Edgewater Beach Club and Wai Bar includes an infinity edge swimming pool and sandy beach area for adults guests 16 years and older to enjoy. Additional family friendly swimming pools are located off the front of the main dining room. Our “lailai”- children’s wading pool and family pool with waterslide is located behind our outdoor dining deck. Please note there is no lifeguard on duty at either of our pool areas. Children should be supervised at all times by a Bula Buddy or Parent.

Shopping

The open air market in Savusavu is located in the centre of the town and is the best on Saturday mornings. There is a large selection of fruits and vegetables available. The resort schedules regular trips to Savusavu so check with reception for more information. The general shopping hours in the town of Savusavu are Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 1:00pm and Sundays everything is closed.

Church Services

Methodist – Waivunia Village Services    11:00am to 12:00pm
Ecumenical Sunday Service                        10:00am to 11:00am
Catholic – St. Bedes Sunday Mass          7:00am to 8:00am