My Girls loving Business Class
Fiji Airways – Enjoyed Their Business Class
Arrival Nadi, Fiji
Welcome Dinner at Wicked Walu
Lovely Group at Wicked Walu
Fijiian Sunset at Dinner
Hanging at the Beach Bar
Tiffany and DeeDee First ight
Tasty Whole Fish
Jennifer and Traci W Enjoying a Drink Called No Worries
Alright With Me
Tracy Beverly on my Balcony
Back To Wicked Walu
From Wicked Walu
We were off to a great start! At check in I inquired about an upgrade to Business Class. They had 4 available at the mere cost of $1360 1 way. “I’ll take one! My daughter and Tiffany said, “We’re down with you, hook it up”. Fiji Airways shares their Lounge with Virgin Atlantic and its to die for. We had our own server who handed us food and beverage menus as we entered and the food is cooked/prepared to your specifications. We were rushing so we had to cut it short. With our priority status we had no waiting through the TSA Security checkpoint. Sweet!
I can’t say enough good things about the in-flight service. It was heartwarming to have such pleasant flight attendants that looked like my family. It was one of the best in-flight services I’ve had in my life and I’ve had more than I can count. After our dinner service ( I had the yummy plump grilled prawns); I reclined my seat to a flat bed, covered up with the most plush comforter and drifted off to dreamland.
The flight was about 10 hours and shortly after a lovely breakfast service we landed in Fiji. Our guide, Dan, from last year was there to greet us with the KATTRAX sign. Fiji is a place of the most humble people and everyone greets you with, “Bula or in some cases, Bula Bula”.
I was blessed with a great group. Several repeaters and some very cool newcomers to the KATTRAX experience. Ms Marie Napper and her daughter Traci, Tye Peyton and his wife, Joanne, Dayna Cullins of southern Cal, Shirley McWilliams, Tracy Beverly of L.A., Barbara Miller and her daughter, Jennifer and I was happy to meet first timers: Sharon Taylor, Richard and Katie Terrell and Walter and Phyllis Brown. I’m always so thankful to be blessed with easy going, fun-loving, and positive minded travelers.
Our tour began on the Coral Coast which is about a 2 hr drive from Nadi (pronounced nan-dee). Upon arrival the WARWICK HOTEL staff was on hand to greet us with traditional drumming. It’s always nice being remembered and trust me they showed us love. Even though our rooms weren’t ready; we were made comfortable in a private lounge and taken to the hotel’s breakfast buffet. The Executive Chef was summoned to our lounge to be on hand to answer any questions about our private customized dinner menu our Welcome dinner at the Wicked Walu restaurant which sits on its own private island.
It took a wait for all rooms to be ready but I always wait until the last room gets their keys. Finally, I was in heaven in my 1 bedroom suite with living room which overlooked the ocean. Seeing the ocean to the right from my bed or straight ahead from my bed was more than I could ask for.
Most of us, like myself, have crazy schedules and routines at home. The purpose for this first 3 “chill” days is to take it down a few notches, de-stress, decompress and to allow our body and mind to relax and rejuvenate. Lord knows I need it and truly plan to get it in.
After our 3 days of rest, en route to Denerau (den er row) Island we do a village tour before Checking into the 5 Star SOFITEL RESORT AND SPA. I’ve already made my reservation for 60 mins of Hot Stone Therapy. Yes, me, Ms I don’t like random folks rubbing on me”. Time and the effects of stress can bring about a change. Smdh
Tons of activity abound on Denerau Island: jet skiing, zip lining, ATVs, Boating, golfing, great restaurants and lots of shopping.
With Sydney, Australia 3 hrs away; a future trip to Fiji could include an Australian extension. Trust me, my mind is working on it
Until next time,