Well after a long day of waiting we finally headed off to the airport for our much awaited break in Fiji. Only a 3hr 15 min flight departing at almost midnight does make for a long day, but some sleep did come.
We arrived at Nadi at around 5:15am which meant more waiting for our transfer to the Yasawa Flyer to Octopus Beach Resort, another 2.5 hours in transit, but what a 2.5hours it was. The ocean is just pristine, so calm and so clear. Standing out on the front of the catamaran as it glided through the ocean was just breathtaking. Small isolated islands just rest at either side, stops made to drop people onto their connection boats, before continuing on. As you travel through the water you begin to realize how vast the ocean and how tiny we are!
As we arrived our luggage was put onto a smaller transfer boat and we hopped in for our final leg to the resort. The water so clear, the shadow of the coral beneath the crystal clear Aqua waters, greeted with fresh juice served at the dining room with a sand floor – yes, hello paradise, it is so good to meet you.
Our room was the only room not ready, but this is not a time to be concerned just wait, ours will be ready and it was but with a twist. The staff knowing we are celebrating our wedding anniversary had carefully placed a happy anniversary note on our bed in Palm leaves and scattered the be around the message with hibiscus flowers, so beautiful, it was a shame to move it all.
The order of this trip is basically do nothing, add a little something and a bit more nothing and so far this place is the perfect spot to just exactly that. I did give the snorkeling a go, now I love scuba, snorkeling just doesn’t seem to work for me and this attempt was no exception, there is video footage to prove it, but that shall remain locked in the vault. So I felt it was required to go back to doing nothing.
The evening was dinner, drinks, meet some new people then bed. Wi-fi not in an abundance not sure what will be posted when, but to give you an idea of the strife we face imagine, a bar with cold drinks, sun loungers, hammocks, a pool, the ocean lapping at the beach some 20 meters away as the sun beats down and nothing else but ocean for miles – yes it’s hard, but someone has to do it.