Vacation in Fiji

Tags: Fiji

Between a working trip to Malaysia and Australia, I booked a vacation in Fiji with my French girlfriend ......... so while I was arriving from Sydney she was flying in from London. We stayed at 2 Shangri-La hotels in Fiji, the first one was very nice, but the next was just too fantastic. The first Shangri-La hotel is not there anymore, but
Shangri-La's Fijian Resort still is, and it is definitely worth a visit.

We did two exciting things on this trip, first we booked a 3 day tour to a secluded Island on a big sailboat - in between the hotels. Every night we stayed at the Island, which had no electricity and no hot water. Each couple, I think we were 5 couples, got a little "hut" to stay in and a flashlight, and of course it was my duty to go in and check for scorpions, spiders and other creepy crawlies before she would come in. We just had one "bed" in this little hut and a mosquito net ........ that was it.

During the daytime we were sailing around different islands and sometimes we got off the boat and went ashore, and the crew members would bring drinks etc. for us ..... NICE

Of course we were also swimming in the perfectly clear and dark blue waters.

This was really really good, and something everyone should experience once in their life.

After this boat trip we checked in at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort to enjoy and relax, but we also booked a balloon flight. Early in the morning, we took off in a 4x4 and drove into the jungle from where we would take off and fly cross of Fiji. It is so different to fly in a balloon. Of course there is noise and much heat when the heater is turned on, but when we were up, the captain did not need to turn it on too much ...... and then it was so quiet. Try it