I have been to Fiji a few times now, twice to Denarau Island and once to the Coral Coast. It’s just a 3 hour flight from Auckland so you don’t have to travel far for a tropical island getaway. Most of us New Zealanders hop over there during the winter months to try and escape the freezing cold. If you are traveling there between May – July you can expect it to be pretty busy. Especially if your travel dates fall within the New Zealand or Australia school holidays! Prices will also be higher during these dates so try avoid them if you can.
When I was thinking about travelling to Fiji the first thing I said to my boyfriend was we have to visit Cloud 9. I did a lot of googling, I don’t think there was another piece of information out there that I didn’t read. I couldn’t wait to see the turquoise waters for myself!
The day begins departing from Port Denarau on a high speed catamaran. If speed boats aren’t your thing there are other options but I was in my element. (more…)
Samoa is a beautiful island with white sandy beaches and crystal clear water.
But what really made me want to travel there is the amazing natural attractions. The island of Upolu holds the To Sua Trench and was one of the main reasons I wanted to visit Samoa. Of course I stumbled across a photo of this on Instagram one day, did some more research and then decided I had to go see it for myself.