For those of you that watched the television show The Bachelor, you may have gotten to know my lovely wife Molly. This article is dedicated to her and Fiji.
Being on a television show definitely has its perks and has opened many incredible doors for my wife Molly and me. Between the two of us, we have had the fortune to see parts of the world most people only dream of. Together we have experienced New Zealand and South Africa, not to mention conquered the many adventures it has to offer.
I have always been the adventurous type and am a little more Survivoresque than my wife. Although, I need to admit that Molly is beginning to influence me (shhh, don’t tell her). You see, Molly’s idea of a perfect vacation has always been a bit different than mine. She enjoys the simple things in life, a little sunscreen, her iPod, and crystal clear water under a beautiful sunny sky (not so simple if you ask a Seattleite like myself).
The past couple of years have been pretty busy for Molly and me, and we have been talking about a relaxing vacation to Fiji for a while. Even though I am the adventurous type, I feel like its time to just chill out. Fiji is known as one of the friendliest vacation destinations and Fijian’s are among the friendliest people in the world. I love the fact that Fiji has over 330 islands and only about 100 are inhibited. I can’t wait to take Molly scuba diving for the first time, then spend the reset of the day under the sun, with a cocktail in hand. I am sure we can find time to go fishing, surfing, and sailing on our trip to Fiji. Although, I am guessing Molly will be spending a lot of time at the spa as well.
If we bring my son Ty, I would love to stay at Castaway Island Resort. The movie Castaway starring Tom Hanks was filmed right across the way. Castaway is probably the most popular resort for kids because they have an amazing kids club. Castaway also has incredible water sports like sailing, waterskiing, and snorkeling. This would be a perfect spot for the family. For more information go to: http://www.duatravel.com/hotels/destination/fiji/C125
On the other hand, if it’s just my wife Molly and me, I have narrowed it down to two resorts. The first is the Likuliku Lagoon resort. It’s the first and only resort in Fiji with overwater bungalows. Honeymooners say it’s hard to describe how beautiful it is. Likuliku isn’t far from the airport, but you can only get there by speedboat, seaplane, catamaran, or helicopter. It sounds like getting there can be our own little adventure. For more information go to: http://www.duatravel.com/package/destination/fiji/fiji_in_style_-_likuliku_lagoon_resort
The other resort on my list is The Royal Davui Island Resort. Its off the southern coast of Fiji’s main island, and is surrounded by a barrier reef, which has been declared a marine sanctuary. If we go to Royal Davui then I am definitely going to the nearby Naceva village. When I go to a new country I absolutely love experiencing the culture, and if you are lucky enough to be in town on a Sunday you can take part in a Fijian church service, I have heard the singing is the highlight of the service. Since Molly and I just passed our one-year anniversary, I think I owe her a trip like this to Fiji just for putting up with me for the past year.
Maybe as I approach my mid thirties I am beginning to slow down a bit, or maybe my wife is beginning to influence me more than I expected, or maybe, just maybe, I simply want to go to Fiji.
Here’s to your next exploration!
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P.S. Rumor is you will see Fiji on this season of The Bachelorette!