White Sandy Beach was beautiful. We met a lovely group of people there, we played Uno, that was tres fun!!! The sea was fantastic we spent most of the day in ti. Then there was a massive storm and you could barely see through the rain drops, so we went back in the sea, it was great, a beautiful memory I will keep forever.
We also played in the rain with a football, rugby ball (which was actually a coconut) and then we husked(i say we, Dave and Ollie did it) and milked the coconut. Godd times!
The next morning I went to church up the beach at another resort, it was ... interesting. There was mostly singing and shouting and that was it really. A women became a little histerical which was a bit scary. But an experience alll the same.
Shell and Jon, who owned Uno, suggested our next destination Waya Lailai, so we followed them to the next resort. Waya Lailai was another nice place, great food. There was a nice feel from the locals there, they were friendly. less of a divide between guests and staff. We went snorkelling with Shell and Jon who are major divers, that was really cool. Ive not done much in the past but I saw loads of cool stuff. But the only thing was the sea was full of things that gave you tiny shocks, not like a jelly fish but like when the car gives you shock or an esculator. They were everywhere, but it was still quite fun! The evening entertainment consisted of traditional Fijian costume and a re-inactment of the Rev Thomas Baker arriving in Fiji and trying to reason with the village! It was very funny if not a bit odd. Big black guy playing british missionary who was killed after a misunderstanding. No wonder they keep reminding us they are no longer cannibals! The next day we made our own bracelts, that was quite fun.
Next we went ot Bounty Island. This is where celebrity love island was filmed. They charge twice as ,uch as the other places and you get precisely nothing extra for the money. The rooms were horrid, more like an old hospital wing than a dorm. The fod wasn't great and there wasn't loads of it but they did have the most amazing banana sponge with pinapple syrup and we caight up with Leanna and Sarah agin which was really nice.
We moved quickly on to the next stop, Beachcomber. Now Beachcomber has a rep for a one hundred dorm and it is supposed to be the party island where all the drunk kids go. So I wasn't looking forward to it. It was actually really good. The 100 bed dorm was gorgeous. A maasive wooden hut, with boys on one side and girls on the other with a partition of sorts in between. On each side was a masioneen (cant spell) floors for couples. The showers and loos were a bit mank but the food was AMAZING and well worth the little extra we had to pay to be there. Plus they had boats to hire which the boys took advantage of and a massage for me! We also met some more lovely ladies, Libby and Justine. We had a good night with them the first night, then after saying goodbye to Ollie, boohoo, I had a great night with them the next night. 4 bottles of wine and lots of cards, even a bit of Dancing, and a really funny version of the BULA DANCE!
Next was my least favourite Long Beach. I was in a bad mood anyway and they seemed to have a dog problem where they were barking all night and alll the boy dogs were having a go at alone female who was in heat. IT WAS HORRID!!! the food was basic and the 'long beach' was a bit like weston, long in depth when the tide went out. There was precisely zero things to do there, so we were glad to leave.
Next was Kuatar. Im aware that Im rattling through them now, but Im bored so you must be too!
Kuatar was boring nothing to do, with not much of a beach. The room was great though, we treated ourselves to a double and the food was nice. The evening entertainment was fab to! Not just the BULA DANCE but Fijian dancing and fire staff and nice songs. That night the sky was so clear, the stars were out in their thousands. No light pollution for miles, I saw the Milky way for the first time in all its glory. Dave saw a shooting star and we got to watch a lightening storm that was miles away over another island. It was breath taking.
Our last night in the Yasawas was spent on South Sea Island. It is the smallest, you can walk round it in under five mins. Stand in the dining area and you can see the sea in every direction. It had a pool and a great dive centre which we found out the next day was mainly for day tourists, boo! They were loud and drunk and mostly brits! One girl got so drunk she couldn't stand up and then proceeded to flash during a game of Volleyball with the Fijians, NICE!! seriously, the Brits have a bad rep around the world and its all coz of stupid people like her! GRR!
Anyways we spent the next couple of nights on the main land, getting ready to fly to Oz via Auckland(AGAIN) We went into the city which was dirty and scary and full of people begging you to buy from their store. We got roped into one, where they even gave us a full Cava drinking ceremony to welcome us and then to wish us safe travel. I think it was a sales tecnique, it worked. But it was nice anyway I guess.
And that was Fiji. As I said beautiful relaxed expensive and utterly poor.