Fiji so far has been great. We haven’t had shoes on our feet for two weeks 😊Not even in the restaurants. I had to put on my flip-flop yesterday and it felt very strange.
The first hotel we stayed at was called the Hideaway Resort and it was lovely with a nice pool and beach. But the staff was really grumpy and you didn’t get many smiles. They had activities every day that Henry enjoyed like the water aerobics and a sun-dance. Henry was the first one up there to do the dance and everyone loved him.
It was a real kid place with a slide in the pool and pool-toys laying around. We didn’t do much, just laid around the pool, played and ate. Henry and I went to the Spa for a couples massage. He loved it and keep asking for an other one.
We then took a ferry for 2 hours to Waya island where Octopus Resort is located. This was a really lovely hotel. I would rate it at 5 stars out of 5. They were friendly, they had a great kid set up with a kids club and kids dinner with their own table and then a film for them when it was the grownups dinner time. Henry met so many friends there and we are meeting up with a few of them when we are traveling to New Zealand and Australia.
Why is it that the Kiwis and the Aussies are so friendly?
The food was also amazing, it was five course dinner every night. And when it was my birthday Stephen had arranged a song and cake for me. Slightly embarrassing but lovely at the same time. Stephen went on a snorkelling tour and saw a shark!!
We were really sad to leave that place because it was so nice. We were there for 4 nights and then the little boat took us out to the ferry again and the ferry took us a further 2-hour north to Nacula island, to a sister-resort to the Octopus called Blue Lagoon. It is as lovely as the last one. But there weren’t as many kids at the same age. At the blue lagoon we went to visit the village and school and we also went to the blue lagoon caves which was pretty cool. You had to dive down under water to get to the second part and it was no light inside it. Henry and I stayed in the cave outside the black one.
Yesterday we took the ferry back towards the main land, jumped off at a small island where a taxi (speedboat) took us to another island called Malolo Island. The Mololo island resort is a pure 5 star resort and a big step up from what we had with octopus and blue lagoon. Even if we loved those places this one is pure luxury.
We are over halfway through our adventure already and the time has really flown by! We have had so much fun doing this but there have also been some difficult 3-year-old tantrums along the way. Sometimes I just want to pack up and go home. Those thoughts don’t last long though.
Henry has developed a lot around the world. He is more outgoing now, he would find friends and ask them to play or when there is a band on in the evenings he would ask the girls to dance because Henry loves dancing.
He would always hide behind me at home or wanted me to ask if they wanted to play. But he has conversations with anybody now and telling them that he is from the UK, just outside London but he was born in Norway.
I love hearing him tell people things because it is quite obvious that he is just saying things that we say.
Thank you for all the birthday wishes! I had a lovely relaxing day.