Colo-i-suva: The Raintree Lodge

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May 15th 2007
Published: May 15th 2007
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I just wanted to share with you a little get-away near Suva. It's a rainforest park, just a 20 minute drive from the city and perfect for a quick escape from town at the weekend. I've been there just a couple of times but it is lovely and I intend to visit as often as possible. It's easy to just turn up and go for a walk among the trees, along the river and stop to admire lots of greenery and small waterfalls. Plus if one feels like it you can always jump into some of the bigger pools for a tropical rainforest swim. At the entrance there is a lodge - the Raintree lodge - where some pretty good food can be had. On Sunday they do a brunch which is especially delicious. I haven't actually stayed the night yet but it is definitely on my list of things to do, one of these days when I feel I haven't been hugging trees quite enough (that's for you Jon).

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Green trees and more green

Around the Raintree lodge
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Me at the lodge

I have just enjoyed quite a yummy brunch at the cafe of the Lodge
More greeneryMore greenery
More greenery

These photos are from my walk around the rainforest with Neil last November

19th January 2008

Bulldozer in the bottom of the lagoon!?
Your picture looks VERY familiar. Do you remember reading somewhere in the lodge (maybe on the menu) that the lagoon next to the lodge used to be a quarry? Further, I seem to remember that for some reason the quarry filled with water with the quarry bulldozer at the bottom. Sound about right? If this is the place I'm thinking of, the rooms are very nice and the food was great, yeah?
29th January 2008

Yes, it's the same place. And yes, the food is pretty good. And it's a beautiful spot. When did you visit there?

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