Just returned home after 7 nights at the Shangri la ( will post review on hotel site soon ) and just wanted to let you all know we had a great time and ended up going on the Sigatoka River Safari after all as all of our friends were keen to go. I am so glad we went as we all had a great day. We went to Vuna Rewa Village and the community there were very warm and welcoming. I am not really the adventurous type but had so much fun on the jet boat especially on the way home when Capt. Hi Jack ( ha ha ) did 360 turns and soaked all on board, a welcome relief as the day was really really humid.
We also made it to Natadola beach for a swim and a look at the new Intercontinental .
The weather was very hot and humid which I wasn't expecting for April and we had a tropical storm one night that lasted all night with the rain coming in sideways, we awoke the next morning to a beautiful clear day.
We found the Fijians we met to be warm and friendly just as we did on our first visit 12 years ago, good to see that this has not changed over the years. You would expect that the staff at the hotels are told to be warm and welcoming but when we went into Sigatoka people on the street were saying Bula to us and a woman came up and asked us if we needed any help when we were looking a little lost.
Overall a great time was had by all, 2 of our group are still there staying the last few days at Deneru so cannot wait to hear how they liked it there.
Vinaka from LadyofHaig