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So then we headed onwards to Fiji, spending our first night on the mainland in the city of Nadi where we booked our two weeks island hopping. We started on Beachcomber, an island in the Mamanucas which is so small you can walk around the perimeter in 5 minutes. This was our first stop in paradise and is renound for being a party island. It was no Ibiza, but we had a good night dancing on the beach! Next we went to Naqalia Resort, which was extremely basic, with electricity for only 5 hours a night, but was really personal, and we spent the evening playing cards with the locals and having a competitive game of musical chairs!
We headed upwards though the Yasawa Islands to Octopus Resort, our next stop. This place was beautiful, a proper holiday destination, with a gorgeous beach and pool, and incredible food. Next was Mantaray, which had the best snorkelling, and we saw tons of cool fish, as well as Nemos in their anemone home, stingrays, jelly fish and sea snakes over beautiful coral reefs. We also went swimming with giant mantarays. This was an incredible experience, chasing the mantarays as they swam against the current, feeding on plankton. They were between 5-10 metres long, yet were so elegant and we saw 4 different ones over the hour.
Next we headed north again and stayed at Blue Lagoon and Oarsmans Bay Lodge on Nacula Island. Blue Lagoon was our favourite resort, and we spent time kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling and tanning! We also had a fun array of evening activities including the 'Survivor' quiz and Internation Crab Racing! A wonderful place, with the best staff- they upgraded us from a dormitory into a private bure lodge!
Fiji was extremely beautiful, and a nice relaxing holiday before we head to Australia and start working!