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DAY 2, FIJI

Our first experience of Fiji was Beachcomber, renown for being the party, Australians answer to spring breaker if you like. The boat in was stunning, clearest water I had ever seen. The island, completely isolated looked like something you would see on the cover of The Sunday Times Travel supplement.

CLOSE YOUR EYES, THINK OF PARADISE AND THE YASAWA ISLANDS APPEAR

WHERE IS YASAWA ISLANDS?

ACTIVITIES ARE PLENTIFUL ON A DESERTED ISLAND

It wasn’t high season so the island could be enjoyed like a paradise island should be, in mostly peace and quiet. There are plenty of activities, such as paddle boarding, volley ball and snorkeling where I had my first experience of stunning coral!

BACKPACKERS LUXURY

From the moment you step off the main island of Nadi to the moment you return, you don’t need to touch your suitcase. Its always taken off the boat and placed by your bedside at each resort. A unique experience for backpackers and something I could get used to very easily!

Myself, John and another German called Carina thought it would be a good idea to kayak to an island just across the way. Rather than the 10minutes we expected it to be it was closer to 30minutes of hard work but we were only halfway as we still had to come back. Treasure Island isn’t half the place Beachcomber is so we made a good decision there.

CRAB RACING

After enjoying sunset on Treasure island we headed back before it got too dark as god knows where we would have ended up. In the evening, depending on the amount of people, drinking games are also on the go. We played crab racing, were each person was given a number of the crab and the first to cross the line wins $100 (Fijian dollars = £35). To this day I’m not sure mine has even finished!

David Simpson and friends at the beach in Beachcomber Island, Fiji. Beachcomber island

FINAL THOUGHTS

Going to Thailand I thought the islands there were going to be the epitome of paradise and they were great. But nothing in Thailand gave me the feeling that Fiji has and thats after only one day!

NEXT UP

Back on the boat tomorrow to visit Octopus Resort to try some of Fiji’s famous Kava. Click to read.

SAFE TRAVELS, DS x

This post is part of The New Zealand and Fiji Series, click to explore.

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