Mai Dive - Astrolabe Reef Resort
Travel Blogs from Kadavu Island
... rest of the day gently peeling. Anyway, I beat him at a few rounds of Uno - mainly to make up for last night's almighty Jenga session. Then we watched the hermit crabs wander around, chased the birds and had a sneaky skinny dip. Video unavailable. It really was pretty special out there, with nothing on the horizon and the closest significant landmass several months swim away. It was surreal knowing that we were definitely the only people on ...
... 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 ...
... and covered for several days, during which nature takes it's course separating, the oil to the top of the water to later be skimmed off... that's it. The only downfall is that it took grinding 35 coconuts to get maybe a liter of oil, if you're lucky. Now you may have a better understanding of why virgin coconut oil is so pricey? When children reach 10 years old, they are sent off to boarding school on a larger nearby island. One parent from ...
... 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 ...
... experience and flying through the reefs is great fun and its amazing how good these guys are in their boats. Even at night time when visibility is at a minimum, these guys know the reefs. They grew up on them I guess so they should.
I arrived at the resort and was greeted by the entire "Waisalima Family" as this is how I have come to think of them.
They are all friendly, will help you with any request immediately and I'd ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility