My husband, Frank, has to go to Fiji often to train at a center there. We have been left behind…many times…until now! He was able to get the rest of the family tickets with his accumulated mileage, and off we went.The place we stayed was A-MA-ZING! The best thing about it was the pool, and the slide, and the activities, and the view, and, well, basically everything. Finn made it his mission to go down the slide 100 times before we left. And he did it! Trust me, we counted.The kids would wake up in the morning, and the first thing out of their mouths was either “water” or “pool”. They couldn’t get enough. Our water babies.Téa is also obsessed with the moon. She looks for it day and night, even in the pool.Another cool thing about the hotel was that they had really cool activities planned each day available to guests. One day it was a traditional Fijian dance and singing.
It was really cool, but…
The kids weren’t too sure about those spear-toting guys.
And the dance was pretty traumatic too.
Finn took it all in. You can see his little wheels turning here.
Other activities included water aerobics (which I tried to join with my kids hanging from my arms), a fire lighting run every night, two movie nights out under the stars (one pictured below), traditional craft making, and a kids club where you could drop your kids off for $10 for 2 hours or $20 for the day. We didn’t discover this till the end, and we did steal away for a 2 hour break. But the kids didn’t seem to mind, Téa fell asleep, and Finn became a Ninja Turtle (also pictured below).Two of the days that we were there the whole family spent the better part of the day at the training center. It is a beautiful place out in the middle of nowhere, but it ended up being a highlight our trip as it included soccer with new friends…and getting to hang out with people from all over the world, 14 countries in total, including this sweet girl from Southern India who were staying there for the training. They were all so sweet with the kids and really awesome people to talk to and get to know a bit.So the kids and I gladly camped out there while Frank trained. It was also great for Finn to be able to see what his daddy does when he is away for work. He can picture it now, which I believe will be really helpful for him.
And last, but not least, there was a few goats, chickens, a pig, and a new litter of puppies on the property. The kids were in heaven!
And then it was back to the hotel for, of course, more pool time.
And more checking out the moon.
Thank you to my husband and to Fiji for such time as a family.