HI all sorry about the blank blogs but needed to get the points on the map.....
So our Feejee experience - we did the bus over 4 days around the main island of Vitu Levu, we had such an amazing time and the group which we travelled with over the 4 days were amazing including one of our friends we met in Oz, Heather.
So Day 1
Nadi to Mango Bay, Coral Coast
First stop in morning was Wailolola Beach where the Guide and Driver outlined the Feejee Experience product.
Then it's onto Nadi Town markets to get some supplies and barter with the locals. From Nadi town we headed south to our lunch spot and one of Fiji's most famous beaches, Natadola Beach for sunbathing, body surfing and mingling with the locals all whilst our Driver and Guide cooked a BBQ lunch.
Early afternoon was the first cultural experience at Malomalo Village, where our Guide will explained traditional customs in a Fijian village. The last activity was on the Coral Coast itself - sand boarding the Sigatoka sand dunes! These Dunes were huge..... See the pics, the worse bit was trying to get up the friggin thing... lee was knackered after getting to the top.
Later in the afternoon we arrived at our accommodation, Mango Bay - a beachfront resort, complete with free snorkelling, kayaking, pool, volleyball and loads of other free and paid activities, the first thing we did was got changed and got in the sea and watched the sun go down, when the light was almost gone we got out had dinner and did a pub quiz of which our group lost!! an early night for an early start...
Day 2: Mango Bay to Suva
Made sure we had a big breakfast to prepare ourself for an even bigger day! We headed east to the Matakibau Track, an amazing 3 hour trek through the Namosi Highlands - the best rated Feejee Experience activity. The walk almost killed Lee as alot of it was uphill, it had been raining (thankfully) a little so it was very slippery!
After a picnic lunch by the river and a rest we explored the Navua River by tubing down it, swimming at its secluded waterfalls and finally taking a long-boat journey past the local villages and farms. We spent the night in a unique Suva rainforest lodge. And for dinner we headed into the capital for some curry and beers in the club.... Which Lee met the owner of Beachcomber island... (the party island of Fiji) & he brought us a drink and explained to lee how he was going to improve the island.
If not content with meeting millionaires Lee then ended up dancing with probably the worlds gross millionaire... which was not one of lees hightlights.
Day 3: Suva to Volivoli Beach
Today we headed to another awesome resort on the beach at Volivoli. But before we got there we headed inland to visit a local school, this was Sureal to say the least just being bombarded with children trying to show you pictures they had drawn abd asking for your address so they could write to you. I think Kirst has found her calling in life and have been trying to persuade her to teach in Fiji.
We then traveled to the remote Wailotua village to meet the chief in a traditional sevu-sevu (kava) ceremony which is a drug like plant that makes your mouth and everything else go numb. And then we joined the villagers for bilibili rafting, which was an experience especially when kirst took over from me to punt down the river and whilst standing up managed to fall and pull Lee in the river as well.
Once we arrive at Volivoli Beach there were plenty of things to do: kayak, snorkelling, volleyball, games, entertainment in the evening, and a bonfire to top it off. It was such a good night and Kirst and the girls even managed to get free cocktails from someone who knew the owner and was obviously trying to impress...... which im not sure worked that well.
Day 4: Volivoli Beach to Nadi
A late start to the day - time to snorkel, kayak, swim and chill out in the sun. We then headed west on the Kings Road of Viti Levu focusing on the Indo-Fijian culture. and we stopped for an indian lunch and got to make our own Roti Bread.
After lunch we Drov through the heart of sugar cane farming and We finished the day heading inland again for a swim at the Sabeto Valley mud pools and hot pools. Which was a really interesting experience to say the least.... the mud pool was no spa resort just a random hole in the ground with hot liquid mud from the dormant volcanoes below, after getting all mudded up and posing for pics we then got in to a hot pool...... quite why im not sure it was 30 degrees already outside, and we got in to what felt like bath water.
We got back to Nadi and said a sad goodbye to our group and then booked our pass for the Yasawas islands which we hope to spend 14 nights there.
The yasawas are meant to be amazing...... if you want google Yasawas and see the pics...... Looks like paridise!!!
Hope all is well
Love Kirst and Lee