Re: Fiji Bega Lagoon Resort
We, too, were just there for a week over Christmas. We too are frequent LL purchasers. We have also been to Fiji many times and stayed and dived at many resorts all over Fiji. I must disagree with you on a few notes about Bega Lagoon.
This was our 5th trip to Fiji, usually staying at 3 different resorts each time. Beqa Lagoon is no where close to the best diving we have done in Fiji. The resort is way too close to the mainland for the best Fiji diving.
We also did the shark dive. If I knew how the dive was going to be conducted, I never would have went. We went on a dive boat of approx. 15 divers (may be more). When we got to the location there were two other boats with as many divers on it. We ALL went down to our 100 ft. all together. There were divers everywhere, not enough dive masters for that many people, as the dive masters were also doing the feeding. Just way too many people.
As for the dive operation at Bega. We rented their equipment. (we do this when we travel and stay at 5 star properties. Have never had a problem with equipment before, as we are at 5 star properties). Our rental equipment was in very poor shape. We missed dives because of broken equipment, (they claim they pack spare equipment on the boat, but they do not). We were not the only people there complaining about broken equipment. No to go into alot of detail about the disrepair, but my husband found it necessary to use my daughtersalternate reg at a safety stop. Well, the spare reg was broken and he got a lung full of water. What would have happened at 100'. When you need to voice these concerns with someone in charge at Beqa, you get a nice Fijian who really has no idea or control to do anything about it anyway. They say to contact LA office when you return.
As far as the 5 star claim and gourmet meals. This place is not 5 star. Not by Fiji standards (which I realize are much lower than the rest of the world) or byanywhere that we have everstayed. This place is maybe a 3 star. Meals are basic, some better than others, but using the word gourmet to describe them is very generous.I have never lost weight on a vacationwhere we were fed 3 gourmet meals a day.
For the price LL is selling the 7 night dive packages for is a good deal, if you are not expecting the 5 star resort atmosphere to go with it. BRING YOUR OWN DIVE GEAR!!!!