Hi Chief Pancake Make and my3beautifulboys
I have been reading about Naviti and I wouldn't go there with the fire that has happened. It is so disappointing as it was such a great place.
You can eat separately from the kids, if you want too. At breakfast time we all ate together. At lunch time as the free kids lunch time was from 12 to 1pm, so we would go there around 12:45 and then the children could eat and then we would order lunch all together. We did take some word books for them to sit with us as we waited for our meal. You could sit outside near the pool and the kids could swim while you ate lunch however it was nice for them and us to sit for lunch and be out of the midday sun as the sun is really quite warm there. Dinner time was from 5pm to 6pm so we would go with them for dinner and they would eat and then at 6pm the were with the Kids Club people in the DVD room. If we wanted we could have had the children with us for dinner, for the night, however this wouldn't have been with the free stay and eat deals. There is 1 restaurant but I have noticed a snack place opened up near the pool area. I love the 1 restaurant idea as that is the main area where they do their nightly show and you do get to see the same people. If there are several restaurants then you won't see the same people again. I know this isn't important to some however over the years that we have been there, we have preferred the 1 restaurant place.
When we go to Hideaway it is peak time so it is more buffet food for the children, which our children seem happy with. There is chicken, fish, spag bolognaise, pizza, chips, pasta, rice, salad fruit and different types of dessert. It really does depend on the night with what is available. I don't have fussy children so they are more than happy to eat what they have on offer.
If we didnt get the food packages for the adults how much does a typical meal cost?
Sorry not sure about the prices for the typical meal, as we weren't looking at that when we were there as we had the all inclusive. We all had a fantastic variety of breakfast and then we would have lunch around 12:30 odd and the children would eat and we would order our 2 course lunch. At dinner time the children would eat at 5pm to 6pm (free for children up to 13 years old) and then they would go to Kids Club. At 6pm to 7pm they have trivia and Happy Hour. It is a very entertaining evening.
The only thing is the travel quote i received was for going in Jan like i said, so i imagine that it will be abit more expensive in July as i would think that is peak season?
Yes thats right a 2 bedroom bure is wha we were quoted in the package, which would be great.
BTW; i love the cocktail in youre sig, its so pretty. original.gif
You could ask your travel agent for a new price for July. From November to March is Monsoon season so that would be a cheaper time. What you can do is ask your travel agent what price it is for July and I can give you the lady at Hideaways price for you to compare. I booked directly with the hotel and made my own bookings with flights online, so haven't gone through a travel agent, however on my first time to Fiji I used a travel agent as I felt more secure and didn't know much about it. We have been there several times I am more than happy to book everything myself and save $$$$'s.
The cocktails they make at Hideaway is fantastic and it is sad to drink them, however someone has to do it!!
Edited by Jen1, 10 February 2013 - 10:13 AM.