Thursday, 30 August 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Monday, 27 August 2012
Sunday, 26 August 2012
Today we left the main island for our stay on the smaller Mana Island. The last time we came to Fiji we spent our whole trip on Castaway Island and although we loved it, we decided to try a different place this time around.
First impressions aren't as nice as Castaway but we'll see how things go over the next few days. We were upgraded to a beach view room however so the view is lovely.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Friday, 24 August 2012
My family kindly offered to take care of the boys this afternoon and tonight while Darren and I spent some time together. At first, we had no idea what to do with our spare time. Do we be adventurous and take on a water sport, do we completely relax with massages or do we laze by the pool soaking up the sun?
Our first thought was that if we stayed by the resort pool Isaac would eventually find us and our kid free afternoon would be over. So we started off on a walk through some of the other resorts. About half way along, the sun was getting quite strong so we decided to take a dip in the Sheraton apartments pool. We were doing well at keeping a low profile until we decided to have a cocktail and was asked our room number. "We are cashless at the pool sir." Oh dear! With a bit of improvisation we managed to pay cash for the drinks and were even given some complimentary beach towels.
We started making our way back to another resort, where there were two for one cocktails. After a swim in their adult pool and a few too many drinks, we took a taxi to the port for some very yummy Indian food. The night ended with a very interesting taxi ride back to our own resort. It seemed to be a disco van and the driver was playing Kenny Rogers at full volume. Darren and I joined along with the singing much to the drivers amusement.
For a couple with no plans, we ended up having such a fun and memorable date night in Fiji.
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Today we hired a car and went for a drive through some of the Fijian villages. We stopped by a beach on the way home and while the water was a lot clearer than where we are staying at the port, you can tell why it's called the coral coast. The sand isn't the fine grains we're used to, instead it's crushed coral and not as comfortable under foot. Still an idyllic setting though.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
We all took a stroll along the Denarau foreshore tonight. There's a path then runs along the back of the various resorts all the way down to the port. Tonight we went as far as the Sheraton and then across to the golf club for some yummy pizza.
On the way back one of the other resorts was putting on a fire show so we stopped to watch for a while before heading back to our own hotel.
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
We'd driven past it a few times in the last few days and each time Isaac asked if we could stop. I suspected it was more to do with the kids ride-on cars and golf buggies they had than his desire to actually play mini golf. My suspicions were confirmed when we got there and he headed straight for the cars.
Understandably, they were only for use by people paying for services at the golf club so I finally convinced Isaac to pick up a golf club and have a hit. He really enjoyed it in the end and was rewarded with a snow cone at the 19th hole. The snow cone was also a great way to cool down while we waited for the Bula bus to take us back to our resort.
Monday, 20 August 2012
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Monday, 13 August 2012
Simple things keep the boys occupied and happy. It was also simple for me to shake all the crumbs off the blanket rather than cleaning the high chair and floor inside.