After a week onboard with us, we dropped the family off at Port Denerau, where they got a taxi down to the Shangri-La Fijian resort on the Coral Coast. They had never experienced a resort holiday and all the various activities and huge buffets that go along with it, so we made a plan to join them there after a few days.
En route, we stopped off at the Robinson Crusoe resort, as we’d heard it is very cruiser friendly and puts on a great fire and knife dance performance. We had hoped to have the family come and join us there for the show, but it was a 30 minute taxi ride away, followed by a 45 minute boat trip making it a late night for the girls, so they decided to make the most of their resort activities instead. We enjoyed the show very much, and we also explored the river systems near to the Robinson Crusoe resort. More photos here
During the few days back together with the family, we explored the nearby mangrove creek, enjoyed dinner together at the resort and lunch together on the boat. The girls decided they wanted a sleep over with Babu & Bibi on the boat (I think it may have been Mum & Dad’s idea for a peaceful night at the resort really 😉 ) but it was a lot of fun and in the morning we all went to the beach for a swim and to play frisbee with the boys. The girls went off for more activities, SUP, swimming in the pool, making & racing coconut boats at the kids club and making tie-dye shirts. Then on their last day we took the bus to Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park and hiked the trail up and over the dunes, down to the beach and back through the Mahogany forest.
What a great time we all had and we look forward to seeing them all onboard again soon!
And on our way back up to Malolo to catch up with friends, we caught 2 of our biggest yellow fin tuna at the same time! 15+kg each – so it was fresh sushi for the cruiser’s Pot Luck Supper at Musket Cove that night! Photos here