After 6 weeks of hopping around Australia, including volunteering with kangaroos and koalas, socialising in Melbourne and testing various watering holes in Sydney, a babymoon in Fiji felt very well timed and relaxing. A 4 hours flight from Sydney, we landed in Nadi and headed to Denarau.
Exotic and far far away for the Europeans, Fiji’s first impressions were green and lush with impressive mountain shades fairytale like. Denarau beach and around not that impressive though: sand is rather brownish and the sea more of a lagoon in here.
We chose Hilton for location, convenience and design. All of that proved right; food options also good plus we alternated a couple of evenings – heading by the beach to their Sofitel V neighbours- so all in all, treated ourselves with some exquisite meals and wines.
The Fijians we came across – very warm, curious and friendly.
For the brochure, please head out to the islands – a couple of hours by boat. We had a gorgeous day out on a big yacht where we’ve been treated like royals, food, bubbles and soft drinks (for babymooners like me!). This is where watermelon smelling Fijian seas lie, shallow and crystal like occasionally, enchanting with dolphins and bluer when deeper.
Wished we stayed longer and gave Jean-Michel Cousteau hotel a try as well – it is on our list to get back to: very kids friendly, and educational and stunning.