The Beach House Resort

Trip Start Nov 01, 2012
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Trip End Mar 06, 2013


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Flag of Fiji  , Western,
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Not every plan comes into fruition, so our original planned trip around the island of Fiji was scuppered by dodgy Indian car hire companies. We had discovered too many pitfalls in their car hire scheme to take the risk of hiring a car, so we jumped on good old public transport and shortened our destination. I guess that after driving 9000 km in the last 2 months, perhaps this was just meant to happen, and we were not overly disappointed.

Our new journey took us to the Coral Coast , and a resort called Beachouse. Having travelled with only our daysacks, and a few items, it was an easy decission to just stay in the same place for 3 days. We took advantage of one or two organised activities but it's so hot here, that once you have climbed into a hamock by the sea, it's very easy to just be lazy. 

One energetic morning, we joined the 4 hour jungle walk up to a waterfall which was both informative and quite physically demanding given the terrain and heat. On the way up our local tour guide pointed out the plants that they use in local medicines to cure  a multitude of ills. Not sure if we believed all of his tales, but it was interesting nevertheless. We had, in our group, a rather pathetic 20 year old Italian girl wearing a sparkly bikini and flip flops who found the walk challenging. It hacked everyone off with her constant snivelling of how hard it was.

The tricky morning walk was complimented by afternoon volleyball for those who needed to let off more steam. Fijian ball skills are evident in rugby and equally impressed M on a volleyball court. Post volleyball swim was beautiful pool or coral sea. To our delight  there are several dogs at this resort, one of which loves to sit in the sea fish watching, so we decided to join her.

We have continued to meet new travellers who have experienced various frightening events during the tsunami warning, it turns our most Fijian towns and villages were completely evacuated to higher ground including the capitol Suva - it appears to have been far worse than we had been originally advised.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/07/solmon-islands-tsunami-death-toll?intcmp=239
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