Got up early today to head into Viatape for the day. We had hired a car to drive around the island thinking it would take up the better part of the day.
We took the 9am boat from the resort arriving in Viatape at 9.10am.
However when we arrived at Avis to collect the car, we were advised by the Avis lady that it wouldn't take us more than 4 hours, so we cut our hire short.
We had a brief look around some local Viatape shops and I bought a mother of pearl and silver turtle souvenir to take home.
We take off on the road stopping at a few places to take photos, when we stumble across the site of a WW2 canon set up. So we paid the 1000xpf to the lady sitting at the entrance to head through for the walk. It takes around 10 mins to get to the site where there are stunning views of the at Regis and the four seasons resorts, as well as the historical area including 2 canons and a lookout /bunker of sorts.
We head back to the car and continue around the island.
Finally we stop around Bloody Mary's so we could say we had been. Enjoyed a drink at the bar, but we decided we'd go elsewhere for lunch.
Headed back towards Matira, where we decide to stop at the Matira beach restaurant. The restaurant is situated on a stunning white sandy beach in the clear blue lagoon. We had tempura prawns as entree and both had a maitai and chicken burger for main.
After lunch we headed back to town as we had pretty much seen everything. Returned the car and had a little further of a look around some of the shops including the local arts and craft market and the local supermarket.
At 2.30 we got the boat transfer back to the resort.
On arrival back to the resort we had a drink to freshen up, then I took a walk up the hill to take some photos from the view points near the spa.
After we went for a swim in the pool, had a drink at the bar and then played 3 games of pool in the games area of the upstairs bar.
We had tried to get a reservation for dinner at the villa Mahana, but found it was booked out, do instead we ate at the temure grill at the resort. I had a half roast chicken and Michael had pork ribs and half of my chicken.
Back to the room to relax.