We spent 2 wonderful weeks enjoying a family reunion on Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second biggest island. Our idyllic base was at Siga Siga Sands, a fantastic place to call home! Located near Savusavu and sandwiched between the petite airport and Koro Sun Resort, Siga Siga was perfect for us since we wanted to self cater and the kitchen met mom’s needs. The friendly manager (Gene) along with his superb caretakers (Sunita and Subas) spoiled us rotten, ensuring that our every need was taken care of. Plus the snorkeling at Siga Siga Sands was not too shabby, considering the devastation that Cyclone Winston had on Fiji about 14 months ago. Two weeks was the right amount of time for a bit of snorkeling, a lot of relaxing, SCUBA at the phenomenal Namena Marine Park (don’t miss The Chimneys dive spot…two thumbs up!), a visit to Vuadomo’s village and waterfall, a fishing expedition in Savusavu Bay, a traditional Fijian song/dance (meke) at Koro Sun Resort, getting invited to a delicious local dinner with Pastor David and wife Lea, attending Sunday church, witnessing a Hindu festival as VIP attendees, visiting Labasa (the island’s biggest city), and off roading Vanua Levu’s interior and breaking down in the middle of remote Tabia Village with zero cell phone coverage (we’d skip that last adventure if we had the choice!). Overall, it was an unforgettable two weeks and we feel blessed to have shared all these new experiences with family. Lots of new memories were created along with some laughter and tears…Fiji is living up to its high expectations. Savusavu has the reputation of being a “hidden paradise” but we hope more people get to experience this lovely corner of the world. Vinaka vaka levu to all our new found friends in Vanua Levu – we can’t wait to return one day.
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