Four Amazing Days in Fiji

posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 3:07:00 PM

Made up of 333 islands, Fiji is a unique tropical destination full of blissful beaches and stunning ocean views. Whether you seek adventure, new culinary and cultural experiences, or a relaxing escape, Fiji offers something for everyone. Vacations by Marriott has the inside scoop on how to spend four amazing days in Fiji, so hurry and book your Fiji vacation package now and get ready to experience a once in a lifetime trip.

Day One: It’s mid-afternoon when you touch down at Nadi International Airport in Fiji, where you work your way through customs, collect the luggage and climb into an air-conditioned shuttle for the 45-minute drive south to Momi Bay and the brand-new Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay.  The open-air lobby is absolutely stunning, and provides a glimpse of the resort’s premier attractions: overwater bures!  Boasting a traditional Fijian design, your bure sits directly above warm, calm water, with a stairway that descends directly into the water.  It takes you perhaps 90 seconds from the time you open your suitcase to your first trip down the stairs into that water, and after a few minutes you take a seat on your deck and soak it all in – the sun, the sand and the spectacular scenery.  Eventually you tear yourself away for a walk around the resort, where you check out the infinity pool, and after an amazing sunset, you take a seat at the resort’s Lagoon House and Bar for a Mediterranean dinner and drinks.  Your dream vacation in Fiji has begun!           

Day Two: This morning you begin with a light breakfast and make your way to Port Denarau Marina for a boat trip into the Mamanuca Islands, where you board Cloud 9, which is a multi-level floating paradise located in the middle of the ocean.  It’s a truly unique experience - the platform is equipped with a surround-sound system, sun decks, hanging chairs, and day beds, where you tan for a while before taking a swim in the impossibly clear, blue water just below.  You dry off and enjoy an Italian wood-fired pizza and beer, then grab a snorkel mask and some fins to check out the undersea world at a nearby reef.  And after another short break, you take to the skies on a parasailing run, which enables you to marvel at the island chain from high above.  It all makes for an unforgettable day under the sun, and once back at the marina, you enjoy a casual dinner at the Hard Rock Café and do a little shopping at Jacks of Fiji and the Denarau Duty Free shop before returning to the resort for a great night’s sleep over the water.  

Day Three: After breakfast at the resort’s Goji Kitchen, you hop on a standup paddleboard and spend some time paddling around the bay, admiring the scenery while burning some calories and working more on that tan.  You cool off a bit with a dip in the pool, and relax in a lounge chair before an al fresco seafood lunch at the Fish Bar.  You gaze out at the bay and eventually get a little jealous when you see a couple of jet skis fly by.  Soon enough it’s you atop a jet ski, and you buzz around for about 45 minutes at exhilarating speed, laughing when you’re thrown into the water after hitting some wake as you make a turn. It’s amazingly fun, and after returning to your beach chair, you’re invited to join a Kava ceremony hosted by the resort’s staff.  Kava is a popular concoction in Fiji that’s made from the powdered root of a pepper plant and mixed with water, and leaves you with a mildly numb feeling on your lips and tongue.  It’s a bit intoxicating, and only adds to the relaxing vibe as the sun sets on another fun day.  

Day Four: It’s your final day on the island, and you’ve opted to visit Tivua Island, where more warm waters, acres of coral gardens, and soft white-sand beaches await. You board a magnificent tall ship - the Ra Marama – and sail through crystal-clear sea to the island.  Upon arrival, the locals welcome you with a warm greeting and another sip of kava, and soon you’re back underwater, snorkeling among the colorful coral and the sea life that calls the reef home.  For lunch, you feast on a spread of fresh fruit, local fare and refreshing beverages, and once fueled up, you spend some time tackling some Fijian crafts and play a game of volleyball before relaxing under the sun in a hammock.  Then you wind down with a cup of tea before the evening sail back to Viti Levu.  With the wind in your hair, you’re struck by two things: that places this beautiful and pristine (thankfully) still exist on the planet, and the warmth of the Fijian people – absolutely some of the nicest you’ve ever met.  This place is special, and you’re so glad you came.

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