October 2009

Hi Kiri or should I say BULA BULA!

I just thought you may like some feedback on the AWESOME trip you arranged for myself and Eli to Fiji and Yasawa Islands (Blue Lagoon Gold Cruise and Navutu Stars Resort). 

Well first and foremost Navutu Stars was PRIMO! We will definitely be going back there. It is clean with beautiful luxurious accommodation, professional staff, fine dining a la carte cuisine, boutique (9 bures with no desire to increase in size) and romantic, i.e primarily for couples/honeymooners. I recommend you go there if you get the chance. The only downside is the 5 hours to get there but its well worth it. It is also an eco-friendly resort which was refreshing and also runs a coral restoration programme! Actually I wondered if you could let us know if/when any specials which include Navutu Stars come up please?

Re the Westin Denarau. Well we got complimentary upgrades to ocean-view rooms on both occasions so were VERY pleasantly surprised! Also, the resort was VERY fancy and luxurious. The complimentary buffet breakfast had EVERYTHING! It is a great stopover for family...

Re Blue Lagoon Gold Club Cruise....it was AWESOME also though later we saw some pics of the rooms on the Mystic Princess vessel, which some people we met did the Gold Cruise on and they looked fabulous and spacious! The Fiji Princess rooms were very squishy and the bathrooms/shower/toilet was ridiculous. (We did get the complimentary upgrade as planned to the top deck but we think all the rooms on all decks were actually the same size etc). Whilst we enjoyed the experience (as I have never been on a cruise ship) our preference is definitely to do what we want (such as eat), when we want. So we probably wouldn't do it again but we are VERY glad we have done it! 

I am not complaining to you Kiri - we were EXTREMELY HAPPY with the entire holiday and think this was the BEST trip we have ever done! Soooo THANK YOU VERY MUCH - or should I say VIINAKA!

Michelle & Eli