Rainbow Reef Resort
Travel Blogs from Vanua Levu
April 29: Rabi (pronounced "Rambi") village -> Taveuni
Mayore! (Rabi for "hello")
After spending the night on the top of the boat in a day bed under the stars, I've never appreciated a sun salutation as much as I did this morning when I practiced Vinyasa yoga to the Fijian sunrise. Simply breathtaking.
Then we shared a light breakfast of local fruits and coffee and were off on our first dive by 0700. No wetsuit ...
... had our 'final' Fiji dive two days ago, we just had to go out again...addicts! So Masama, Viti and Thomas fetched us and three other guests with a smaller dive boat and took us out for our two new additional dives.
Every afternoon those who wanted to join played a couple of rounds of volleyball. This was a good way of earning your dinner after lounging around most of the day, reading, sleeping and enjoying the sounds of the sea. Some days Tex thought of alternative activities for ...
... is a very small remote island about 2 hours away from Qamea island. What I had heard from some Fijians was that this island was paradise and could not be missed. So I decided let's go for a boat ride and go check out Nanuku island. The boat ride going there was very scenic and even though I put on tons of sunscreen I still felt the sun burning me up. We arrived at the small island and WOW what a sight. The whitest sand I have ever ...
... a pretty special feeling.
Our journey started with a 10.5 hour commercial flight, then a 1.5 hour puddle jumper. From there we were picked up in a minivan corroded by the ocean sea, it had seen better days. On the advice of my sister, who lived in Fiji three years ago with the Peace Corps, we asked our driver to stop at the store so we could pick up a case of beer. The island we were headed to was rustic, which meant, no beer. So we ...
... surely understand why it took so long for Tom Hanks to open a coconut in the movie Castaway :-).
The way to do it was as follows: At first I had to remove the outer part to uncover the coconut ball inside. Beating the coconut onto a metal pole’s pointy tip I was able to remove the outer coating piece by piece. Feeling how durable the ball inside was, I understood why my earlier attempt of pushing a wooden stick into it had failed. To get to the coconut juice ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service