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Below and Above Blue Waters – Snorkeling and Exploring in Fiji

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11 Days | 10 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Mary from Greensburg, PA Number of programs attended: 32
Date attended: 11/14/15 - 11/24/15
If you like to snorkel lots to view outstanding fish and coral, plus experience paradise-like islands, this program is for you. Great program. Great location. Great staff. Neat other participants too.

Nancy from Schenectady, NY Number of programs attended: 22
Date attended: 10/31/15 - 11/10/15
easy to use all inclusive!

Kathy from Mount Vernon, WA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 11/14/15 - 11/24/15
This program was my first with Road Scholar and my experiences far, far exceeded my expectations. The snorkeling was plentiful and spectacular, the accommodations were terrific, and the Fijian people extraordinarily kind, friendly and welcoming. What a beautiful place on the planet.

Nick from Larkspur, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/31/15 - 11/10/15
My first R.S. trip and it wont be my last. If you love snorkeling you will be in heaven on this trip. They allow you plenty of time in the water.Special provisions were made for a few of us that wanted to do a a little scuba as well. Everyone was so accommodating and the Fijian people are friendly,engaging and warm. Trip very well organized. Rooms were very nice too. As Greg mentioned below ...pack light as some travel will be in small planes and there are very strict weight limitations. I brought all my scuba gear wet suit with me and it cost me a few hundred dollars to check the extra bags.Make sure your carry-on is small in size. A wet suit will make your experience more enjoyable.All gear as it turns out was available from everyone we snorkeled with so no worries there. Thanks to all my travel buddies for making this trip such a special one for all of us... Trip of a lifetime for me!

Gregory from Dana Point, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/31/15 - 11/10/15
All the snorkeling you could want. Good cultural experience. An adventure: the program sites are remote. The island hopping airplanes have significant weight limitations. I recommend packing light.

Joan from Waterloo, WI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/14/15 - 02/24/15
If you like to snorkel, This is the trip for you! Great coral, warm water, lots of fish and sea creatures--all great.

Frank from Albuquerque, NM Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 01/31/15 - 02/10/15
This was beyond the trip of a lifetime. The snorkeling was the best I have ever seen. The people were the most friendly and helpful in the world.

Raymond from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/31/15 - 02/10/15
If you like to snorkel but don't get to do so regularly and enjoy being in the water with all the inhabitants therein then this is a good place to start and continue. I loved it!

Dwain from South Jordan, UT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/01/14 - 11/11/14
This trip was a fantastic overall experience. The snorkeling was excellent, as I had hoped. If you are considering this trip, and I really think you should if you like snorkeling, you should be forewarned about potential substandard lodging at the Daku Resort. While the owners and staff there are great, they do have one unit that is by far the most filthy and disgusting room I have ever seen. The resort owners should really be ashamed of themselves for renting such a disgusting facility. I was placed in a unit they call "the lodge", a small building behind the pool. If I had to guess, I'd think I was placed there because: 1. I'm a single guy and, 2. Everything else was full. Still, that's really no excuse for having such a decrepit facility for a paying guest. The shower floor and wall was so coated with fungus it was hard to even set foot in the thing. There was thick grime on the light switches, refrigerator door and sink handles. The side panel was off one of the cabinets, exposing thick dirt and crud on the bottom and sides of the cabinet. I've honestly never seen anything like it. I was going to post pictures here but, looking at it now, I wonder if they might show up above and I wouldn't want that. In fairness, I will say that the bedding and bath linens were clean. I wouldn't advise anyone not to go to because of the situation at Daku Resort, as the trip really was fantastic. However, make every effort not to let them place you in "the lodge", the place is unbelievably bad. It is possible to contact them in advance to request, at an extra charge, to have one of the air conditioned bures (some of the group did this). That would assure that you wouldn't get placed in "the lodge". Otherwise, I would get in writing in advance from them that you will not be assigned to the lodge. Road Scholar would do well for their future travelers to stipulate that Daku Resort could not place any of their participants in "the lodge".

Road Scholar's response:
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the overall experience in Fiji. After researching your concerns and comments about "The Lodge" building, I would like to respond to your feedback about the accommodations with some information given to us by our contact person at the Daku Resort. Most importantly, The Lodge will not be used again on future programs. The Daku Resort as a whole is building new houses, which regrettably were not finished in time for the start of our program as anticipated. The ongoing construction projects around the property contributed to delayed maintenance within the buildings, as well as the inevitable messy appearance of the grounds. As the Daku Resort wraps up the construction projects and the local vegetation returns, the property will look great with many notable improvements. The resort staff has confirmed that the property and grounds has already started to look better.
Ann from Verona, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/01/14 - 11/11/14
Wonderful trip. The snorkeling, the Fijians, the food were all fantastic. Bringing a wet suit was definitely a good idea, so we were never cold during our snorkeling. Great group size and excellent leader.

Karin from Sandy, UT Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/18/14 - 10/28/14
This trip provides varied settings of coral and fish. The water is shallow enough to see the fish close up. The guides assist in spotting fish or turtles. The location is very scenic and uncluttered with development.

Richard from Penn Valley, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/18/14 - 10/28/14
A well organized program with superb snorkeling sites. Our stay at Paradise Taveuni was a tropical dream. Be prepared for tropical climate and a country with a per person GDP 40% that of Mexico.

Nancy from Baldwinsville, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/01/14 - 03/11/14
Beautiful sights, fantastic food, and welcoming people. Learned a lot. RS made my travel arrangements. Had several airline complications, but RS (Samantha) spent hours solving the problems and got me there!.. and the travel insurance compensated me! My experiences indicate Road Scholar = quality programs and service.

David from Glen Ellyn, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/01/14 - 03/11/14
A spectacular first-time Road Scholar experience!

Mary from Glen Ellyn, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/01/14 - 03/11/14
"Below and Above Blue Waters - Snorkeling and Exploring in Fiji" was a fantastic experience. Snorkeling for the first time couldn't have been in a better place or with a better group. The corals and fish were amazing and the educational programs revealed the beauty and diversity of life below blue waters. The cultural programs and interactions with the Fiji people made exploring above blue waters a wonderful adventure.

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