In April last year I visited Fiji for the first time with a few cousins. This was after our epic road trip around New Zealand (which wasn’t always easy, especially in the cold, rainy weather), so Fiji was a holiday from the holiday. And it’s fair to say it didn’t disappoint. Fiji is one of the most naturally stunning places I’ve ever been to, with over 300 islands it can be hard to decide which ones to visit.. We did the Bula pass combo that we bought from a little travel agent at the airport. It included travel, accommodation and food for about a week – a great deal! These are some of the islands we stayed on…
South Sea Island
THE tiniest island I’ve ever seen (the one in the feature photo). I don’t even know if you can call it a proper island, you can literally walk around the whole thing in five minutes. The staff are some of the happiest people, and there’s loads of free activities including kayaking, snorkelling, paddle boarding. There was such a cool vibe on South Sea, we played games in the evenings with the people staying on the island and really bonded with everyone. It has one building where the only accommodation is (a dorm-style hostel), and outdoor showers. It’s basic but it is one of the most breathtaking places – the pictures don’t even do it justice.
Also a smaller island, Gold Coast is run by the warmest, nicest family. We stayed in little huts right on the beach, and with no wifi or electricity we played games and watched the locals’ fire performances and play guitar for us. There was only room for about 12 people so again we really bonded with the group.
There was a beautiful beach, Blue Lagoon, about a 15 minute walk through the forest to the other side of the island. It has got to be one of the most amazing beaches I’ve ever seen. The local dog guided us there on both days, we couldn’t get enough of it! It was so picturesque with palm trees lining the beach, the purest white sand, and calmest sea with only a few little fish swimming around. I’d highly recommend going to that beach as the one by the huts isn’t great as it was very windy and choppy.