Dream Vacation: Fiji

Fiji has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Fiji is an absolutely magical tropical island with gorgeous beaches and delicious fresh food. We ended up spending a long week in Fiji staying on different parts on the island. We flew into Nadi International Airport on a Sunday and flew out on the following Sunday.

In this post, I’d like to share our experience in the Southwestern part of the main island near Pacific Harbour. We stayed at an amazing resort on a secluded beach by the name of Nanuku Auberge. This resort had about 10 private huts with direct access to the beach. The service was personalized and top notch. We didn’t want for anything, after all, this was an all inclusive resort.

Upon arrival, we were greeted with a Fijian necklace, flower for our ears, and a cocktail. This was a pure delight after flying over 24 hours and a 2.5 hour car ride to the resort. After our genuinely warm greeting, we were invited to have lunch after settling into our home away from home. Our hut was 2 levels, it had a Jacuzzi, pool, and direct beach access. It faced the ocean and had a balcony right off our bedroom. The bottom floor had a living room, kitchen, and dining room. There was also a private theater attached.

During our stay, we took full advantage of the resort by soaking up everything it had to offer. The resort included different activities, beautiful beach, and our private accommodations!

Here’s some of our favorite pictures!

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This entire hut arrangement was ours. Completely private and nestled right up against the beach.

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This is paradise! We had a private pool and Jacuzzi tub in our backyard. And there was obviously the beach right in front!

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Friendly flower messages awaited us in our rooms. The turn down service was also special with fresh flowers and chocolates.

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This was our dining experience every day! We had  a prime view of the ocean and the food was impeccable for an all-inclusive resort. I miss being catered to like this!

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The cloudy weather didn’t keep us from enjoying the views and our backyard 🙂

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This beach was completely secluded. There weren’t any other resorts within walking distance. It honestly felt like we were staying on a private island!

We spent some time off the resort by going zip lining and visiting a remote village. The zip lining was unforgettable and a fun thrill. The remote village visit was one of the most amazing cultural experiences of our lives. Here are a few pictures of these adventures.

We try to go zip lining in every country that we visit. It’s such a thrill and honestly a unique experience each time we go. We can’t get enough of it and always have such a blast! It doesn’t get any better than doing this through the jungles of Fiji!

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The remote village was a 2 hour drive up into the depths of the jungle. It consisted of about 30 people all within the same family. The homes were all made of whatever material they could find. The most interesting aspect of the village is that it was powered by 1 generator and they conserved it as much as they could.

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These were our guides into this village. They have a good relationship with the people and were able to secure our way in.

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During our visit, we were treated to a ceremonial Kava drinking ritual and had powder spread on our faces. This was to symbolize a special occurrence, such as our visit. We sat on the floor on reed mats while the Kava was prepared in a special Kava bowl.

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After our ceremonial Kava drinking, we were treated to a ‘bilibili rafting’ adventure down the river. They made the bilibili raft for us to sit on while one of the villagers used a bamboo stick to steer the boat.

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This was such an incredible experience! We would 100% go back to this village and do it all over again. They were extremely gracious and kind. Even though there was a language barrier, they took us in with open arms.

This sums up our first few days in Fiji! Keep a look out for more posts! Thank you for reading and if you have an unforgettable cultural experience, we would love to hear about it. Please share below 🙂

 

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