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Travel Blogs from Mana Island
... when the minister thanked us for leaving resort activities to share Easter with the congregation, and invited us to stand up and share something from the bible, our beliefs or why we were here. Being put on the spot I shared what the resort employee who drove us up in the golf cart told me when I asked if I needed to cover my shoulders in church (some pacific islands you do). He said " you only need to take your heart to share with Jesus" Amen......
So after 8 days of doing not ...
... welcoming song which is such a nice way to greet people. I spent most of the day in a hammock (trying not to flip over, which happened once!) At lunch I had some coconut...mmmm...love my coconut. After lunch, back for a nap in the hammock, I know such a hard life! Later on, I went for a walk in the village with Fina which was really nice to talk to locals.
On the second day, up at 4:30am for my sunrise hike as ...
... to Mana
Island turns out to be a speed boat, and a fairly small one too. But
the bags are loaded on and all sixteen of us eager backpackers climb
aboard and settle down for the trip. I say 'settle', but cling on for
grim death would be nearer the truth. The boat captain aims squarely
for every wave and whoops and hollers and grins like a maniacal idiot
as the boat is sent flying in to the air. As the boat hits the water
... to the island. We were greeted by staff singing and playing a guitar on the beach. The setting was incredible! White sandy beach with small wooden huts buried amongst the palm trees, our home for 2 nights. After lunch (which was amazing and a la carte, a novelty after the previous 4 months of backpacker menus and cooking in dodgy kitchens!) We hired some snorkelling gear and swam off shore to a reef. As the name suggests Manta Rays can be found swimming ...
... Stu had too hold my hand! Every other evening there was some kind of entertainment and that night was crab racing, everyone got to choose a crab and was given a number which was then marked on their crab's shell! It was such good fun everyone shouting and cheering for their crab but unfortunately our crab number 20 didn't win but it was good fun to take part! The chef's on the island offered a cooking class, so obviously we had to give this a go, sadly it was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet