I’ve been a bit stalled with writing about our Fiji holiday. How do you condense 450 pictures into a few blog posts? I’ll try and capture the highlights.
Flying into Fiji is very different from flying into Papua New Guinea. The international airport in Nadi is set up to welcome the tourist visitor and in the arrivals hall visitors are greeted by men playing the ukelele and singing. We took a taxi to our hotel and Gorgeous Girl wasted no time in making use of the playground and pool.
We had one night in Nadi before heading out the next day to Kadavu Island.
It was a 19 seater plane. We were only allowed 15 kilos per person baggage (we had to leave a suitcase in storage at the hotel in Nadi – it was full of supplies for the next six months in PNG, school shoes for Gorgeous Girl etc). One surprise was that after checking the bags we were asked to stand on the baggage scale with our hand baggage so that the total weight on the flight could be calculated.
The assistant pilot also did the safety briefing and we got to watch them fly the plane.
Our first view of Kadavu.
Possibly the world’s prettiest runway.
We were met at the airport by staff from Dive Kadavu Matana Beach Resort.
We walked across the road and down to the beach where our transport to the resort waited.
The view was breathtaking.
Gorgeous Girl enjoyed the boat ride.
The colour of the water was amazing and it was really clear.