My wife and I travelled to Fiji for the second time, having been last year (sonaisali island).
We stayed at First Landing Resort in Lautoka (20 min from Nadi) for 6 Nights which was brilliant! It was easy to do all the island hopping and major tours etc. For the second week 21-28th Oct 2012, we picked Fiji Hideaway Resort for a 7 night stay. It is only a 90 min or so drive to the coral coast from Nadi and it is a pleasant drive - 80km p/hr national limit. (great because most of the Taxis are old Toyota Crowns lol!) and ... no rush, "Fiji time", remember you're on holiday.
We arrived to be greeted as per the usual friendly Fijian way and shown to our room. Easy check in - all good. Immaculate room, immaculate grounds, perfect views and a beautiful platter of tropical fruit to welcome us. We came to coral coast to relax and snorkel and relax and snorkel we did. Fabulous small coral outcrops amongst the reef, so plenty to see for all, from beginners (like my wife) and myself. REMEMBER to get the all - inclusive meal and drinks package! It is the best best deal ever! Amazing breakfast! 2 course Lunch & Dinner and the food is sensational! Menu changes slightly every day and the specials and theme nights are top notch. All the Beer, Wine, Local Spirits You can drink ...like Dark Rum from 10am-10pm!
Firewalking and Kava ceremony over the road on thursday night was very good.
You can play 8-ball, table tennis, volley ball...so many things to do... or just chill by the pool!
Now...nothing is ever perfect, but it's nothing worth complaining about. Any problems can be easily solved by asking. We met other people and couples easily and everyone seemed to be thoroughly enjoying their stay too. Gday Richard & Lesley, Wags, Tania & Kids, Trish, Kath n' Kym, Siamon, The Kava gang, The newlyweds, The sleeping Kiwi and Big Jeff from the US to name a few.;)
The local resort Shop was well stocked and the tour desk was a simple task to book anything easily. Well done! Good Fun everynight with the shows on the stage by the talented staff and ....Did i mention the All inclusive meal deal with drink like Local Dark Rum from 10am-10pm?
Ok...the staff: they were always friendly with the usual Fijian smiles and Bula's! Unfortunately though, a popular member of staff passed away at the resort 2 days before we arrived, and although we noticed a different mood/vibe when we arrived, it wasn't until our next door neighbour mentioned it, (lovely lady from Melbourne- Hi Alison!) that we realised why everyone was a little quiet/despondent. Very sad to hear and much respect to all the employees who carried on with their chores in such a friendly manner despite their terrible loss. I think it may have been a good idea to inform incoming guests of this tragic event. This way, guests wouldn't get the impression the staff were unhappy (without knowing the situation), and we would all obviously be able to appreciate the unfortunate situation that had take place. Such an amazing effort by these wonderful and talented bunch of people.
Big "VINAKA!" to Wazil and his team of Chefs, the only trouble I had each day was deciding what to have! Male & "The Trainee" were very entertaining with the Quiz nights at happy hour and the Volleyball. (the ladys at the Spa the next day sorted out my sore spots - amazzzing!)
Ok.. getting long now so I'll get to the point. I have been to many places and Fiji is by far my favourite destination. The Fiji Hideaway Resort is simply....Paradise! .....So Do it!
*NB: YOU MUST DO the Jetski Safari to Beqa Island! well worth the entire trip just to do that!
We will both be back again soon. Happy Diwali (13 Nov) xx Jamie & Cazza Osborne (42 & 41)
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