hey all, although in Auckland i have just spent 12 days on the islands of Fiji!
after Nadi we arrived at Nabua Lodge on Nacula island, and the weather was fantastic. the room was a "typical" Fijian Hut, with a dounle bed and a bunk. the Lodge was tidy but there was no hot water, and electricity was on for 5 hours in the evening!!
apart from the lazy days where we did nothing, we visited Blue Lagoon (a different island) three times and it was even better than ours. the snorkelling was fantastic, and the sun was scorching!! all 4 of us came back from there red on a couple of occasions!
part of the 10 days on this island was spent with illness, and Joe, nunn and myself were bed ridden for a day or so, we think there was a dodgy chicken for tea?! the lazy days were spent reading, lead in hammocks and interactingwith the other travellers/holiday makers on the island.
we also trekked through the forest to Oarsman's bay and this was the best of the best; where we were staying. the beach was purwe white and the sea deep blue (although a little salty!) we didnt stay there long as we had to go and pack to head for Bounty Island!!
What a place!!! after the locals singing us in off the boat we got our beds and headed for the b-b-q, which was our first decent and filling meal since we left Nadi! then came the beers!! happy was 8.30 til 9.30 and 80p a pint couldn't be turned down by 4 English lads!!
after a few hangovers and beans on toast we went to the set of Celebrity Love Island, altough partially knocked down the place was amazing! the views were fantastic and we even sat where Kielty and Brooke presented the show! awesome!
Then there was another night in Nadi, and after the first i dont think many of the group were looking forward to it! but to our surprise the hostel was clean and tidy, with a pool, pool table and internet, and for a 5er none of us were complaining!!
we then went on standby the next day for a flight to Auckland, and believing it was a 5o'clock flight, and with other things to do, we arrived at 11. the flight was delayed until 10 and the Qantas office was closed, so we had a fewhours to kill!! the flight finally arrived and we are now in our hostel and seeing what the next few weeks will bring in NZ will be fun!!!