Blogs from Coral Coast, Viti Levu, Fiji, Oceania - page 5


Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast April 14th 2007

Bula from Fiji!! After being greeted at the airport by a Fijian band playing traditional music we stayed in Nadi for the first night. The next day we got a bus along the coast to 'The Beachouse', where we stayed seven nights. Its the place where ITV filmed Celebrity Love Island - it was great. The weather was not great for most of our time there but the last two days were nice and sunny. most of the other people there were English because everyone wanted to live the Celebrity Luuuuurve Island dream. LOL. There was loads to do there though and we had a brilliant time. They did coconut jewellery making each day (which Olly loved!) and coconut weaving which was amazing to watch but very hard to do! There was also kayaking, massage, ... read more
Friends of ours
Love Island pool

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast March 5th 2007

Well Hello and for those of you who thought we had disappeared, 'tis not true, just couldn't find any cheap/free or any internet access etc yet again!! Anyway, we had a great 2 weeks in Fiji and are now in the great US of A, touring around a bit of California. We arrived in Fiji during a thunderstorm - not good for the nerves, especially as the wing of the plane got hit by lightening, but the pilot did a sterling job and managed to get us on the ground safely. I do hate it though when the reassuring tones of the captains voice at the beginning of the flight state that the weather is clear "all the way to sunny Fiji" and then the heavens open. So, we hit the rainy season with a vengence ... read more
Sunset at Coral Coast
New Friends

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast January 30th 2007

We'll be staying here on 30th and 31st Tsulu ... read more

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast January 9th 2007

Hi everyone Just in case you log on and haven't seen the "living it up with the loydalls" blog check it out, this is kinda part II Well after some great fun chatting with Qantas Airways (Gotta love those guys) and being told that downtown Aucklands office was open, even when we were stood outside and it clearly wasn't, in the end I was forced to acknowledge that the guy sitting in Sydney several thousand miles away clearly had a better view, we scrapped our plans to upgrade the tickets and got some cheap tickets to Fiji to continue the Loydall tour...... 5 hours after slamming the phone down for the twentieth time on Qantas we arrived in stupidly hot Fiji, to an avalanche of rain....... It is the rainy season afer all. Anyway we checked ... read more
The girlies with cocktails
Steve enjoying his favourite Fiji bitter
The beach house

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast » Shangri-La FIjian December 15th 2006

This is the longest day of our holidays…due maily to traveling over the dateline. The first 20 hours of today were fine…wake up, eat, pool, eat, pool, eat, beach, eat, walk, drink. We met up with a couple from the UK doing a Pacific jaunt of several months - I spotted his HDD HD cam and had to check it out. I found out earlier today that my camcorder doesn’t record the AV input from the helmet cam I bought…it will only pass it through to the firewire out…not very useful, so looks like I’m up for a new camcorder if it is to work for me. Kerching! 2 out of 3 IS BAD! Then 8pm hit…the private car transfer due to pick us up didn’t show up. Phone calls were made, lots of serious ... read more
Tough Life
Coconut Juice 1
Coconut Juice 2

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast » Shangri-La FIjian December 14th 2006

Flight Flight was on time from Melbourne despite that the internet departure times said that the plane was due to depart at 1:55am 2 hours late, so we rang the phone service which reported that it was leaving at the usual time of 11:58pm. The flight was quite full - all seats seemed to be taken with the exception of the two exit rows immediately behind us. So after take-off I grabbed one of the empty exit rows and set up camp and managed to get a few hours sleep after watching a few TV shows. Fiji Nadi is a strange airport, we’re used to landing in unusual airports but this seemed to resemble a freight forwarding centre more than a passenger terminal, large packing boxes seemed to be more the norm than suitcases as we ... read more
Lauren's Spot

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast » Shangri-La FIjian December 14th 2006

We take off from Melbourne at midnight 13th and arrive at Nadi at 5am on the 14th. First Leg of our journey If you zoom right in on the final can see our hotel wing in the Lagoon View rooms.... read more

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast November 4th 2006

So there I was sat in the lobby of the Nadi Bay Resort waiting with anticipation for the Feejee Experience bus to arrive. I hadn't really had the best time of it yet in Fiji and Nadi certainly hadn't set my world alight so I was filled with a real mix of hope and trepidation. When it did arrive I got on and there were only three others on there, it had only made one stop so far and I was the only person getting on at Nadi Bay so I was there with three others who already knew each other, Justin from Southend and a couple Kev and Sarah from Greenwich. We carried on around and picked up an Aussie couple, whose names escape me, Pauline from Leicester, and Rosa from Madrid. We stopped down ... read more
Malomalo Village
Sagatoka Sand Dunes
Mango Bay

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast October 2nd 2006

Bula! Arrived safely in Fiji on Saturday evening; Our resort is very quiet; only us and 2 other couples and the manager/manageress team and staff. Everyone is very friendly! Mind you there are only 11 suites anyway, so even full it wouldn't be busy! The resort is right on the beach; the best beach on the main island we are told and it does look fantastic (if you look down one way! They are building a massive 5 star resort at the other end which is a bit of a shame, but it isn't too disruptive!) Weather hasn't been great so far though! It poured down yesterday pretty much all day, so we lazed around the hotel room and read; played some board games that the hotel has; and ate! But it is warm and the ... read more

Oceania » Fiji » Viti Levu » Coral Coast September 15th 2006

Hey All! Glad to hear you are all wanting more. We wanted to get as many pictures as we could before updating the site, along with the pics come the stories. So we arrived on the 9th September, which was very confusing as mid air we passed the date line, so we left on the 7th and arrived on the 9th, and we were very very tired...Steve actually had an excuse this time. The flight was a hefty 10 hrs 45 mins which we were not expecting which makes Fiji a long way from home at a massive 23 hrs to get here. But we have to say its worth travel and wait. This place is idealic with the most amazing people. They are so welcoming and friendly. It started as soon as we walked off ... read more
Kava Ceremony
Retrieving a Coconut

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