Mai Dive - Astrolabe Reef Resort
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TripAdvisor Reviews Mai Dive - Astrolabe Reef Resort Kadavu Island
Travel Blogs from Kadavu Island
... out of energy so we headed back to the ship. I earned my German hot dog. Yeah.
Headed to mum and dad’s room to watch a movie but I crashed. Slept for a couple of hours before happy hour where I managed two drinks. Dreading the fact that I was supposed to stay up until nine! NINE! WHO DO YOU THINK I AM?
I ordered room service for dinner because I didn’t want to waste energy moving. Got myself dressed and dragged myself to the 'bar ...
... locals not only tolerate the intrusion, but embrace it, often inviting passersby to sit down with them under the communal thatched gazebo and chat. Very cute was the children's school choir singing for us as we came off the pier, even as crazy as that juxtaposition was -- it's summer, it's 85 degrees and here are dark-skinned Fijian children singing Christmas carols.
We, too walked the paths that circle the island, and once away from the village, ...
... a chance for a beachcomb. We take our daily motor over to deserted Mondule beach. I found two spindly bunches of staghorn coral bound together with fishing twine that sounded like a pile of metal hangers when I picked them up. There are 100s of shells for the taking.
During our safety stop one day a boat load of chaps turned up to chop down a tree, wielding chainsaws and 2-foot machetes. This is not unusual at all, most of the villagers that walk along the beach ...
... imperial and all they had here was metric (another example of why the U.S. should have converted to the metric
system decades ago.) I got as close as I could, re-threaded the end fitting then cranked down with a wrench to jam the threads. It wasn't the correct way to fix the problem, but hopefully the fix will hold until New Zealand where we can actually replace it. Boats!
We left early the next morning and sailed the 48 ...
... with tourist participation.We kayaked next morning and snorkelled in the bay before departing to the next resort, again serenaded with music.
Waya Lailai & Bounty Island
Resort standards seem to be improving and this eco village resort was extremely friendly. Here we snorkelled on an outer reef several kilometres off shore and saw reef sharks at close range together with wonderful colourful coral and tropical fish. A ...