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SOFITEL has a range of king and queen rooms, family rooms and suites.

Every room faces towards the ocean and features a balcony or terrace within easy distance to facilities.

Prices range from FJ$369 (including tax) for a resort view room and from FJ$519 for a studio suite. Right now, the Australian dollar is worth around $FJ1.60, making this a great, economical destination.

■ To book and experience Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa contact 1300 65 65 65 or email


Pacific Blue, the international airline of Virgin Blue, has direct daily flights from Brisbane to Nadi, starting from $269 per person, one way on the net.

Daily flights from Sydney one way on the net are from $289.

For extra leg room, book the Blue Zone seating option for an additional $45.

■ Check out for current specials.

Sofitel has teamed with Blue Holidays to offer a five-night holiday package including flights and accommodation to deluxe Denaru Island in Fiji.

The package is priced per person and includes:

■ Five-nights in a classic room at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa (twin share)

■ Return flights to Nadi airport in Fiji with Pacific Blue

Prices are per person and start from Brisbane for $1130; Sydney for $1185; and Cairns, Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton from $1280.

The package is on sale until July 31, 2009, for travel from now until September 30, 2009.

■ For bookings see or call 13 15 16.

■ For further information on Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa visit

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