Blogs from Nadi, Fiji, Oceania


Oceania » Fiji » Nadi September 14th 2023

Last blog of a monthlong trip! I hope you enjoyed the reading as much as I enjoyed the ride! This blog is about my three short stays in Fiji, plus a night lay-over in Auckland, a lunch time lay-over in Sydney and some notes about this crazy trip! This is my second time in Nadi, Fiji. I first visited the place back for Christmas 2011. I knew one thing, if you are short of time, the area of Nadi is not my type of tourist place, but that's what it is. The more remote diving area of Taveuni is superb, but you can forget about it if you do have 2 or 3 nights lay-over in Fiji. The ideal would have been for me to do Tarawa, Kiribati direct to Honiara, Solomons...but Air Solomons haven't re-started ... read more
This view is special, even if I've been here ten times...
Denauru golf course, Fiji...
Green lips mussels in Auckland...with Belgium beer...

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi December 2nd 2022

Sitting in Nadi Airport at 11 am, our flight was supposed to leave at 1:00, then changed to 2:00, now it’s 3:00 pm. May never make it home. We may miss the Auckland connection which means we would definitely miss tbe Vancouver connection to Toronto. Have to sit looking at all the duty free - so tempting but I don’t need any of it. Well we didn’t miss our Auckland connection and we are waiting in Vancouver to get on the flight back to Toronto any minute now. If all goes well I will make it back to Tillsonburg.... read more
Hindu temple

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi November 29th 2022

After a day from hell yesterday, today was pure heaven. After breakfast at the buffet in the dining room (our table was outside on the patio), most of us spent the whole day at the pool. I found a lounge in the shade where I could read until I got hot, then I went into the pool which was really refreshing but warm, then back to the lounge. And repeat and repeat. I met a nice lady from Newcastle, Australia and we spent most of the day talking together. She was here with her son, his wife and three grandchildren. At about 4 pm, I walked along the edge of the beach - the tide was out- just because I needed to move off that lounge. That’s where I saw the little foal trying to catch ... read more
Foal on the beach
At the pool with a pina colada

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi November 29th 2022

There are lots of activities that take place on this resort every day. Yesterday there was aerobics in the pool that I had fun taking part in and there was pool volleyball that I had fun watching. This morning some of us are going on a small shopping jaunt. The resort provides a bus and takes us into a small town about 40 minutes away. No requirement to buy but a chance to get to see the area in the daylight and see how the people live. When we arrived the other day it was pitch black at night. There are 3-4 small villages between the resort and the town and everyone waves and hollers “Bula!” as we drive by. Once in town we have 3 hours to wander and shop and find something to eat. ... read more
Flowering tree on the resort
Gecko on the ceiling
The white line out in the water is the coral reef surrounding the island

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi November 28th 2022

No blog yesterday as it was not the greatest day. We were travelling all day, leaving our hotel at 8:30 a.m. and going to the Queenstown airport for a flight to Auckland. It’s not a very long flight but, of course, early check in is required and then you sit and wait for your flight. On arrival in Auckland, we had to take a shuttle bus from the local terminal to the International terminal. It was easy enough to find the Air Fiji check in and get through that. However, the next step was horrendous. After walking a very long way to find the gates, there were hundreds of people lined up to go through Fiji security. Our plane was boarding in a few minutes and we were at the back of the lines. I convinced ... read more
Feral goats in Queenston
Riding the gondola to the top of the mountain
Palm trees outside my room in Fiji

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi February 7th 2020

07 février 2020 : C'est malheureusement notre dernier jour ici. Le matin, nous profitons encore de la piscine, et le midi, nous mangeons aussi au "Blue Bar and Grill". Nous avons droit au chant de départ du personnel du restaurant avant de partir demain matin. 08 février 2020 : C'est le jour du départ des Iles Fidji, et noue devons retourner en Australie puis chez nous en Espagne. Nous nous levons à cinq heures du matin pour rentrer à Sydney. Le taxi passe nous prendre à 5H55 à l’hôtel et nous arrivons à l'aéroport à 6H15. Le check-in prévu,à 6H30 commence à 6H20 sans aucun problème. nous prenons un smoothie (délicieux) à l'aéroport. Nous atterrissons à Sydney à 12H45, ensuite comme toujours, douane, contrôle des passeports et récupération des bagages, finalement nous sortons de l'aéroport à ... read more
Dernier jour à profiter ...
... de l'hôtel

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi February 6th 2020

06 février 2020 : Le matin, nous retournons à la piscine. Le midi nous mangeons au "Blue Bar and Grill", un des restaurants de l'hôtel. L'après-midi, nous retournons à "La Marina", puis nous allons visiter l'hôtel Sofitel et du Hyatt qui sont également agréables même si nous préférons notre hôtel.... read more
Au bord de la piscine
La piscine du Sofitel
L'intérieur du Sofitel

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi February 5th 2020

05 février 2020 : Le matin, nous profitons de la piscine, puis nous partons faire du shopping à "La Marina" où nous retournons manger au Hard Rock Cafe. L'après-midi, nous nous reposons dans notre chambre.... read more
L'entrée du Sofitel
Autre vue de cette entrée
Coucher de soleil sur l'océan

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi February 4th 2020

04 février 2020 : Le matin, nous allons à Nadi, la ville la plus proche avec le bus jaune (à 1 euro par personne) et faisons un peu de shopping. Le midi nous mangeons dans un petit restaurant (le Corner Café) puis nous visitons la ville l'après-midi. C'est une petite ville sympathique, pas très bien entretenue, avec des trottoirs et des rues défoncés, mais les gens sont agréables. Le soir, nous nous rendons dans un petit village fidjien typique, avec chants, danses, art fidjien et cuisine locale. Soirée pour touristes mais agréable.... read more
Toujours en musique
Guerrier fidjien typique
Hall d'accueil typique

Oceania » Fiji » Nadi February 3rd 2020

03 février 2020 : Nous quittons l'hôtel à 08h30 pour une petite croisière en catamaran jusqu'à Malolo Island. Le premier arrêt est à South Sea Island à 09h25 puis nous continuons jusqu'à Beach Comb Island Resort. A 10h15 nous nous arrêtons au Mana Resort, tenu par des Japonais, puis nouvel arrêt à Castorway Island. Nous atteignons finalement Malolo Island à environ 11h00. C'est vraiment paradisiaque.... read more
Vue des pontons de départ
Les quais
Stop à Mana Resort

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