What does one do to keep warm in Melbourne in winter.
Fly to Fiji.
My wife and I, together with one of our daughters and one of our 13 grandchildren did precisely that. We left Melbourne at 9.30am on the 30th June 2013 with the temperature touching 4 degrees and arrived in Fiji at 4.15pm (Fiji time) with the temperature at 30 degrees.
What more could we ask for, 10 days of total relaxation, or so we thought.
Fiji and the Wyndham resort on Denarau Island had so much to offer that we were on the go day in, day out. We sipped cocktails by the pool, visited a Fijian island for the day, snorkelled, parasailed, kayaked, swam and not to mention improved our tan.
One major highlight of our 10 day escape was a visit to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant. If you like orchids then this is the place to go. We saw some of the most beautiful orchids that you could ever want to see. Whilst we were out that way we got up close and dirty in the mud pool and hot spring, only a 10 minute drive from the garden. Something new and certainly something different, but loads of fun. Our trip to the mud pool and hot spring was finished off nicely with a full body massage.
We had many meals at Mamacita’s Mexican restaurant where we enjoyed great food and great entertainment, as did many other owners and guests, as the restaurant was packed out most nights that we were there.
We also enjoyed meals in our apartment using vegetables and fruit that we purchased from the Nadi fruit and vegetable market and meat from a local butcher in Nadi.
Leaving Fiji after 10 sun soaked days was sad but at least we left with the knowledge.that we will return there the same time next year.
Words and Photos by Reg