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Fiji Me!

01 August 2009

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“Bula!” You are constantly greeted by smiling people wherever you go and it’s just impossible not to smile back. It’s a country that just makes you feel like you are home.

This being my first visit to a Pacific island, I was incredibly excited to find out about it all. Some of my highlights included an outdoor dinner in a Traditional Fijian Village with a kava ceremony, weaving demonstrations and henna tattooing, a sunset cruise into the bay outside Sonaisali Resort which is just off the mainland, and releasing a turtle into the ocean at Treasure Island Resort.

Plantation Island Resort

Plantation Island Resort is a great family orientated resort. We arrived on Mololo Lailai Island by seaplane which was a fantastic timesaver, cutting travelling times by car and ferry, and the views over the mainland were so beautiful. Plantation is a large resort with many accommodation options, a Kids Club and 3 pools, one including a water slide. (Make sure you try the kokoda!)

Other resorts on Malolo Lailai include Musket Cove, another large resort with lots of facilities and room types; and Lomani, a smaller, adults only resort perfect for a couples retreat. What's great is that you can eat at any of the resorts on the island, which gives you so much more choice than being stuck at just one resort.

Mana

Mana is another option perfect for families, as well as couples, and is reached by a boat from Denarau. It’s the only resort on the large island, and has a few different beaches to choose from. The snorkelling is excellent and they also have a Kids Club and plenty of daily activities from hiking to cultural shows. Their Day Spa is also amazing and comes highly recommended.

Treasure Island Resort

Treasure Island was another favourite and is also reached by speedboat. It’s a smaller resort and marine sanctuary, also on its own little island. It has a Kids Club, a 3 pool swimming complex, Turtle Sanctuary and Environmental programs and a beautiful wedding chapel. Their water activities are also extensive, from free fish feeding, coral viewing and snorkel gear to more adventurous water sports. Make sure you stay up one night to experience “The Seagull” dance... quite an experience and good fun.

Fiji is an experience that just must be had. Vinaka!

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