5* luxury... I'm home
Trip Start Mar 25, 2011
250Trip End Dec 01, 2011
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I woke at 6am this morning as Chrissy and I have arranged a taxi to collect us and take us to Denarau Island...
Denarau Island is set within 670 acres of landscaped tropical gardens, an 18-hole international gold course, port and marina.
Nestled on Denarau are beaches lined with world-class resorts such as Westin Resort and Spa, Sheraton, Sheraton Villa, Raddisson and Sofitel to name but a few... all contribute to some 1,720 rooms and the Port Denarau Marina contributes 35 restaurants.
The Port is known as the gateway to the Mamanuca Islands and provides such direct transport as boats and sea-planes!
All I can say is OMG..
We took out swimwear and happily swam in each pool at all the luxurious hotels... oh and had a drink of course.....and hmmm and "borrowed" some essential toiletries left on the maids cart at each and every hotel...
As for the Port its busy and probably tourist based but there are nice shops, bars and restaurants and an UGG shop!!! They also have a factory here where you can see your uggs being made... of course I had to do this... Hey New Zealand will be cold and I need these.... at least that's what I keep telling myself.... at £70 instead of £200 back in the UK... it's a bargain in anyone's book...
Before heading back we stopped at the Indian restaurant Indigo... which is the number one restaurant rated by trip advisor!! It was lovely.....
Back to the resort... its amazing how tiring all this drinking, swimming and shopping is... tonight the resort has a Polynesian dance show which I'm drinking strong coffee so I'll stay awake for it..
Polynesia is a sub-region of Oceania, comprising a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern pacific ocean. These dancers performed a variety of dance from surrounding islands including a machete and some Fire dance which has been a traditional part of cultures from around the world, and modern fire performance often includes visual and stylistic elements from many traditions. It was stunning to watch... the pictures do not do it justice and the videos I took take to long to upload.... but definitely worth staying awake for!!!
As the dancing came to an end the rain began.... so perfect timing really...
Finally to top off a busy but enjoyable day I saw a night rainbow...A rainbow at night might seem a ridiculous idea and I have to be honest I didn't know that existed but this was a moonbow, or lunar rainbow, which is created by a bright full moon shining through a shower of rain. Like a normal rainbow, it comes from light split up into the colours of the spectrum and bounced off the back of the raindrop. But because moonlight is weaker than sunlight, the lunar rainbow is much fainter. Only a full moon, or nearly full moon, is bright enough to produce a rainbow, and even then the usual colours of the spectrum are so pale that it often looks ghostly white.