The first day in Fiji was an unimpressive start. A typhoon had hit the little island and it was raining a lot. I was imprisoned in My hostel room unsure if I could make it to the beautiful islands as no boats would leave in the weather. I made the mistake of going for the cheapest backpackers at $15 fiji dolla a night it was really basic, and thanks to the storm had no electric. Still with meals on offer for $5 It was not so bad. I regretted booking in the rainy season.