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Meals at Matamanoa Island Resort

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Meals at Matamanoa Island Resort

Hi does anyone know how late the shops are open til at Port Denarau as we need to stock up on supples for our 4 night stay at Matamanoa, have some dinner & shop around! We arrive around 1:00 pm and will be departing the next morning on the 9:00 am boat! Hope everything doesn't close by 6:00 pm! Thanks 🌴

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Oops please disregard the title, it did not erase from my previous post 😁!

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Hi Tracy448 - the shops including the supermarkets, deli shops, at Denarau are open till 'around 8pm - Sundays they 'could close a little earlier'. Restaurants will be open till 'around 10pm'. Large supermarkets in Martintar, (halfway between airport & Denarau)Namaka (bit closer to airport) will close at 8pm 6days - on Sundays some only open till 1pm. So you should have plenty of time to stock up. Alcohol, water is sold at the Denarau supermarkets, and Victoria Wines (is upstairs near the Ferry check in area).

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Thanks for that info...do u happen to know if there are any ATM's available as we are not in the habit of carrying cash and may need some Fijian $$'s for the Bula Bus & other miscellaneous items where visa may not be accepted..Or should we bring some from Canada or pick some up from Austalia? Thanks again!

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Yes, there are ATM's at Port Denarau - Normally limit of $1000 FJ per day. BUT you will be charged a 'fee' (could be up to $9 for using the ATM in Fiji) and another 'fee' (about the same) as a foreign transaction fee - for each transaction, so best to take all you need out in one go. Best on arrival at the airport to change your Canadian $ into Fijian $ at the Western Union kiosk - there are no fees - open for all outgoing/inward international flights. There is also an ANZ ATM at the Airport - but see above. Are you travelling to Australia 'first' ?- AUS$ can also be changed at Nadi Airport. Yes, you will need Fijian cash for small incidentals (Bula bus) icecreams etc. But most restaurants or bigger shops will take credit cards - Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners etc. You can pay your account on departure at Matamanoa via credit card and from memory there is a 6% extra charge there for this. Most resorts/large shops charge between 3-5% as a rule. And most (but not all) resorts are now 'cashless'. Charge food/drinks/boutique purchases to your room and pay on departure! Easy but sometimes painful. Am not sure where at Denarau you will be staying on your first night but the likes of the Sheraton advertises say drinks/food prices EXcluding the 15% VAT charge (Value Added Tax) and the 5% STT charge (Service Turnover Tax) (20% total). Most resorts have this 20% charge INcluded in their prices. Hope this helps. Enjoy your holiday - you'll love Matamanoa.

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Yes we are touring Australia for a few weeks prior & will be flying from Brisbane via Auckland...we will be staying the first night at Radisson Blu...can't wait..only a month til we depart Canada 😄! Thanks for all the info, we may change some Australian $$'s at the Airport as we will likely not be carrying Canadian $$'s with us, Or just use the ATM.. Our ATM card gives us unlimited international withdrawls. Thanks again! Is there anything worth buying at Port Denarau as that will be our only chance for shopping?

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Matamanoa charges 4% on credit card and not 6%, vinaka

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Matamanoa charges 4% on credit card and not 6%, vinaka

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If we don’t buy the meal package how much are the meals for two adults for 5 nights

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Depends on what choices you make, the menus are a la carte 5 nights per week, currently redesigning our menus during our current closure, hope this helps

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