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Or is it just some of the bigger islands that have drinkable water from the tap?

Should I buy something to boil the water?

How do the locals find clean water to drink?

Asked by Timothy Tiny via Site_iconTravellr.com

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    Water in the resorts are fine and if they are not they have notices up.
    If your staying in a village I would buy bottled water. over 10 years ago

    Answered by Nicole Noble via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Suva and Nadi and mainland resorts you should be okay. Don't bother with boiling because Fiji Water (the bottled stuff is EVERYWHERE!). How do the locals find clean water? - often they don't... typhoid outbreaks in rural areas are not unusual.
    I've got a whole blog post on the issue on the WorldNomads safety hub.
    here's the opening 2 pars:

    There are two types of Fiji water; Fiji Water (capital W) the ubiquitous bottled goodness and Fiji water, the stuff that comes out of the nation’s taps, sometimes with shells, frogs and invisible typhoid and gastroenteritis bacteria.

    Outside of the main cities of Suva and Nadi, and off the mainland resorts, it is recommended you do not drink tap water.

    get the rest here: http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/62763/Fiji/Drinking-Fiji-Water about 10 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Recently dragged 12x1.5L bottles around various Islands in Fiji in various bags.

    Phil has it covered, for me it really comes down to the question ...

    Given that buying and dragging around bottled water isn't all that hard, is it worth risking (even if the chance is remote) getting sick on a trip you've paid for and have been looking forward to?

    If you're stepping outside of the big mainland resorts, better to be safe than sorry. over 9 years ago

    Answered by Michael via Site_iconTravellr.com

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