Fiji Time!

Friday, November 14, 2014

(The view from our back porch) 

The third and final stop on our trip was Fiji! We flew into Nadi and then took a shuttle to our resort. It was a brilliant decision to end the trip with a few days of relaxation. The exchange rate is also strongly in favor of the US dollar there, so it was really affordable!

 (Snorkeling in the coral reefs)

We spent a couple days laying around and relaxing on the beach. One day we went snorkeling in the middle of the coral reefs, which was incredible! We drank from a fresh coconut, saw brilliantly colored fish up close, tried kava, and had an amazing time.

I'd never stayed in a resort before, but it was so nice to have everything in one place. We were there to try to slow down and it was just lovely. Everyone refers to it as "Fiji Time" meaning things are going to happen whenever they happen. 

The beaches were clean and beautiful, the people were friendly, the food was good and there were lots of tropical cocktails to enjoy!

(Under water shot of the coral reefs)

All-in-all it was truly the trip of a lifetime. We saw so many unbelievable things, but honestly one of my favorite parts was getting to share my love of international travel with my husband. Other than a mission trip to Mexico, we had never traveled outside of the country together. It was so much fun for me to share that with him. Staying in hostels, eating picnics from the grocery store in small city parks, people watching, exploring, I just loved it.  

(Fiji Beach)
If you're ever considering a vacation in Australia, New Zealand or Fiji I hope you'll email me with any questions! I'd love to give you tips or recommendations.

Photos by moi. Please do not use without permission.


Alex (The Sleepless Reader) said...

A similar trip is definitely on our bucket-list!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your vacation stories and beautiful pictures. I enjoyed a dose of living vicariously through them. :-)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Alex - You'll have so much fun if you go!

bibliophilica - Aww, thanks!

thecuecard said...

Great trip Melissa. I enjoyed all of your posts and photos of the three countries .... I need to get to this part of the world pronto! Astonishing beauty!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Thecuecard - Thanks! It was really a bucket list trip for us.