Fiji 2012

Our holiday to Fiji was borne out of necessity after a really hectic previous 12 months. We had returned from Europe exhausted and I spent the next 12 months working away from home in a toxic environment which was neither helpful or wanted.

We decided to go to Fiji as it was close, cheap(ish) and had no jetlag attached.

Day 01 - Arriving in Fiji

We arrived in Fiji after a fairly quick 3.5 hour flight at about lunch time. We collected our baggage from the carousel and went through immigration.

Our accommodation - The Westin

“Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji is an integrated resort complex with 6 swimming pools, 14 dining options, an 18-hole golf course and 10 tennis courts.

This luxurious property enjoys a beachfront location at Denarau Island and is a 10-minute drive from Nadi Town.”

Our first look around

Day 2 - Bula bus to Port Denarau

Today we took it easy. Real easy. I don’t think I have done less for a long time.

Day 3 - Helicopter view of Fiji

On our ‘trip’ to Port Denarau yesterday we came across a business selling helicopter flights so we decided to take one.

We were a little apprehensive as the helicopter came in to land but once aboard started to relax as we talked to the pilot. 

Our pilot was ex-military, had done two or three deployments to Afghanistan and now spent his time taking it easy flying tourists around Fiji. 

Day 4 - More exploration

Today we did nothing other than wander around and explore some of the other resorts. We finished the day with an ‘interesting’ fire twirling display.

Day 5 - Today we went para-sailing

We decided that we would go para-sailing today out in the bay with one of the adventure companies. We got kitted up and took off… brilliant fun!

Later on in the day Angela was struck down with food poisoning so I called the Doctor, who put her on a drip for fluids and bed rest for the rest of the day.

More of the fabulous surrounds

While Angela wasn’t feeling well, I wandered around a bit more and took some more pics of our fabulous surrounds.

Day 6 - A trip to Nadi

Angela was feeling much better this morning after feeling ill yesterday afternoon so we decided on a trip into Nadi. Nadi is the third largest city on Fiji and houses the largest Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere.

Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

“The Sri Siva Subramaniya temple is a Hindu temple in Nadi, Fiji. It is at the southern end of the main road through Nadi.”

Our last afternoon

Day 7 - Heading home

We were up early this morning packing for our trip home. We were called a taxi for the airport trip and when we arrived we offloaded our remaining Fijiian dollars to the taxi driver, as we had no use for them any more (it was about $20AUD).

He was so excited and was straight on the phone telling someone ❤️

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