Travel Blogs from Ovalau Island
... jungle. The guy offloading the bags basically passed them straight to us as we jumped in one of the 3 waiting taxis to Levuka, the colonial capital of Fiji (before it was later moved to Suva). The road from the airport all the way to town was unsealed dirt/gravel and single track for much of the way. Driving along the main street was interesting with timber shop-fronts straight out of a Hollywood western sandwiched between blue sea ...
... in Royal Hotel, the oldest hotel of Fiji. It's an antique hotel, but the rate was only $32 per night. When I arrived at the hotel, a staff was reinforcing the hotel windows with wood bars. Considering the fact that the hotel survived for more than 150 years, I stayed in one of the safest hotel in Fiji. Anyway, I was very hungry, I went to the dining room, but it was closed. I called a staff member at the counter. Then a lady showed up. I asked her to ...
... Arrive in Korovo for the next bus to take us to the ferry terminal, arrive ferry terminal at 11.30 to be told the ferry isn't until 16.00hrs so,it's more sun bathing and reading. Ferry arrives we board and it's not in bad shape considering what the other 2 I was on were. The crossing is only 30 mins but again that's Fiji time ...
... that I was glad to be back on flat land again by the time we reached the river. We decided to swim back across it this time instead of getting on the bamboo rafts and this was actually one of the most fun parts of the treck as the water was cold and refreshing and relaxing to swim in after the hard work of walking for over an hour and a half.
Unfortunately what I had not anticipated was that my chosen 'appropriate' top (a T-shirt covering my shoulders ...
... go through.
A huge advantage for Toberua Island is it's brilliant chef. Top notch food during a candlelit dinner on the beach, with the island band singing in the background is absolute paradise for me.
We spent two nights at Toberua and I was very sad to leave.
**You can rent the island out for only $6000 per night (when you split that up between 15 couples, it's really not that expensive at all.
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- Business Services
- Free parking