Our break in Fiji was much anticipated and it did not fail to deliver everything we wanted. The resort was fabulous and I would highly recommend it to families or couples alike. This time we had the added bonus of clear sunny weather!! Bliss, as the beach and pools were definately a high light of the resort. The beachs of Natadola Bay were clean and the water clear, Sam and Jack had a fantastic time pottering in the shallows and racing up and down the clean sand.
We decided to go 'all out' and book an exclusive suite in the 'club' area. This is the private pool area and most days we were the only ones utilising it, the sun lounges and funny little bee hive huts were so incredibly comfortable and all of us at some stage are guilty of falling asleep on one or the other!!
Sam had just woken up from a little nap in a bee hive hut, it was soooo comfortable and nicely sheltered with a gentle breeze, who could resist!! About 40 seconds later he jumped into the pool for a swim then sat up for a milkshake served to him by the butlers whom look after us so well. They called us by name always and even sussed out our drinks of choice for various times of the day, how's that for attentive??
Everynight was some sort of Fijian inspired entertainment around dusk, this night was the fire show which had Sam absolutely enthralled. Two men and two women did the most amazing things with lit torches and ropes. It was all very pleasant watching the shows with a cold eime in hand!!
The outside 'cleopatra' bath was bliss to lie in at the end of the day for a soak and of course the boys thought the bubbles were fantastic and had a ball playing in the bath each night.
I think I managed to drink my way through my 7 days away, but as there is no white wine to be found on Tarawa (that is drinkable) I was in seventh heaven!! Especially as of an afternoon I would be bought a very cold glass of my fav wine by a butler, oh and I didn't even have to ask!!!
JJ enjoying a Rose in the suite whill Jack and Sam did enjoy watching some satalite tv!!
Everything about the week was lovely. I cashed in on a birthday present which entitled me to one day husband and child free. JJ dropped the boys at kids club for the morning and I headed to the spa for a divine treatment consisting of a hot shell massage, a rehydrating facial and a luxe pedicure. I floated out of the spa and headed to the club pool to enjoy some solitude by the pool where a light lunch was served with wine, followed by a lazy afternoon on a sun lounge with frequent dips in the pool, not to mention frequent cocktails and nibbles. I got back to the suite where J had bathed the boys and I ordered them room service and their nanny arrived to take over for the evening. JJ and I headed back to the club lounge for cocktail hour and hor dorves and onto the restaurant. At Navo we enjoyed divine meals (never seen on Tarawa!!) and to die for desserts. We even finished the night with a nice sticky wine and wandered back to the room to relieve the nanny, what an utterly wonderful day!!
Home now and back to reality with school amd a truck load of washing. Mana greeted us at home as she stayed and house sat for us for part of our break. Her contract is up and it is time for Mana to move on to new adventures, we will all miss her very much, even though she only popped over from her outer island ever few months.