A week in Taveuni, Fiji with Wendy and Chris

This has got to be one of the most relaxing vacations we’ve had in, I don’t know, ever? It’s certainly one of our favorites already though.

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Our routine: Except for the first day when we explored the coast, every morning, we awake around 6am, tuck into a hot breakfast of eggs and fresh vegetables from the garden, then leisurely make our way down to the dive boat. Two tank dives, in waters housing the most beautiful soft and hard corals we’ve seen, and what an abundance of fish! We finish up early afternoon, take a dip in the pool and clean up with another made to order lunch. Then as food coma sets in, we retire to our bure overlooking the ocean, and take a long, blissful nap, waking up in time to watch the sun make its slow descent over the far islands. And it’s time to eat again. We wash down hot Fijian food – a mix of coconut cream and curry – with a bottle of wine, then settle back in our chairs for a short game. We fall asleep in the moonlight to the sound of waves gently lapping the shore.

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Our resort, a quiet family-run operation set on a hill overlooking the Somosomo Strait, is the perfect haven. With 4 bures (Fijian for wood-and-straw huts), the resort takes up to 12 guests, but for the week we were there, there were only 6 of us. There isn’t much of a town-life to explore, there being only two tiny towns with provision shops on the island. So a much restful week indeed, and grateful for the companionship of old friends!

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(I took more pictures of course, but tired of duplicating the uploads. The rest can be found here.

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