I recently visited and spent 8 days travelling around what is
known as the Sun Coast, Fiji. A stunningly beautiful stretch
of country combining cane fields, villages, volcanic outcrops and
small towns. You'll find this side of Fiji not only breathtaking
but very diverse.
Upon arrival, we spent the first night at the First Landing
Resort, Nadi where we met up with other New Zealand agents who were
about to begin touring various Fiji destinations. We had an amazing
hosted group dinner and were welcomed with Fijian entertainment
including comedy, cultural dancing and a spectacular firing dancing
On day two the Sun Coast group embarked on a day full of
driving -this was definitely a unique experience! The
majority of the roads are extremely unmaintained, making for a very
bumpy ride at times. I really enjoyed passing through the
many villages; was great to observe the very diverse cultures of
each. Eventually we ended up at Volivoli Beach Resort
where we were to spend the next two days, which I might add were
full of snorkelling, spa treatments and lots of eating!
From Volivoli Beach Resort we travelled to Natovi Landing where
we were met (like VIP's) by our speedboat ready and rearing to go
to Naigani Island Resort for another nights fun and
adventure. I spent the afternoon relaxing in the sun and
embarking on a bush walk with stunning views of the coast.
Toberua Island Resort, where we spent the fifth night, was
definitely a highlight of my trip! I would highly recommend
this property for those looking to have a romantic break away and
those seeking the perfect wedding location. There are many
activities available including diving, snorkelling, kayaking,
fishing charters and even romantic couple picnic day
On day six we got back in the bus and drove through to
Suva. We spent much of the afternoon touring the Pure Fiji
factory and indulging in some much needed retail time in their
personalised Christmas Store - where we all added a few extra kilos
to our luggage! Next on the itinerary was visiting some key
sites including the Change of Guards at Presidents Gate and the
Suva Market. I have such respect for the men standing in the
heat at the Presidents Gate, hour after hour!
Late in the afternoon we checked in at the Grand Pacific Hotel and
dined in the one and only Prince Albert Restaurant - feeling much
like Kings and Queens at that too! This property was
absolutely amazing and maintained to the highest level.
Our last two nights were spent Denarau visiting the
popular hotels and dining at the Nadina Authentic Fijian
Restaurant. All famil groups came together to enjoy a "Race
around the World" activity in which we were chauffeured about with
our own chartered Bula Buses!
I would definitely recommend stepping out of the standard
tourist locations within Fiji - the Sun Coast really does have a
lot on offer!