Each year we like to take Ian’s three grandsons somewhere, Last year it was Disney World in Florida and year before that it was to all the theme parks on the Gold Coast QLD.
This year we decided on Fiji for a week of swimming fishing and generally hanging out. We do this to get some quality time with them each
year as our lives are too busy to catch up too often during the year. This also provides them with an opportunity to learn about other places and the benefits of travelling. They are become quite experience travellers these days and are always a pleasure to take away.
So off we go… we had a shuttle collect us from home as it worth when there are five of us travelling. We use Easy Shuttle we have used them at least three times now and they have always provided a good and reliable service.
We flew out with Fiji Airways on Friday afternoon and had a great flight landing at Nadi airport just on dark. Our driver (Pre-organised transfer) was waiting for us and had us pulling up at the Shangri -la within an hour of our getting through customs. All checked in no time and off to check out our ocean view rooms. Both rooms were fantastic located on the second level down near the adult only pool which meant were were well away for those family with small children and larger family groups.
Within a few minutes we headed to the bistro for a buffet dinner. We were on the end of things but it was still quite good and I scored a freshly steamed crab that was left over, bonus.
Up bright and early each day we made the bistro our first port of call for a sumptuous buffet each morning, they boys really enjoyed this meal each day, in fact we usually had a an ice- cream of something really light for lunch.
The next week was spent swimming snorkelling fishing, reading, golfing, eating and generally relaxing. We had a great time and some of the highlights were the reef fishing where both boys caught reasonable sized fish, Kayden and I went parasailing and the boys really loved the pool games every day.
We had a good trip home with a layover in Suva, I would book a direct flight home next time. We arrived home by lunchtime and we returned the boys home before repacking the bags to head to Narromine the next morning to attend Grannie Bowman’s 80th Birthday party.
Where to next year? Who know that is still up for debate… Somewhere near the water I am guessing the boys love fishing and swimming.