As I am sure I have mentioned one million times already, this year we spent Christmas in Fiji. Being on this side of the world has it’s disadvantages (like 24 hour trips to get home) but it also has some pretty spectacular advantages (like a three hour plane ride to Fiji). We decided to take this opportunity and spend our holiday somewhere different this year.
I will write more on traveling to Fiji and logistical things later, today I just want to share our Christmas (week) with you. 🙂
We arrived in Fiji (after three plane delays) at 6pm Christmas Eve. We stayed in a hotel on the main island that first night and enjoyed a gorgeous sunset at dinner.
The next morning we woke up early and took a three hour ferry ride to our next destination, Mantaray Island. Once we got off the ferry and onto the small boat to take us to the resort, we were greeted by this:
The hotel staff wearing Santa hats and singing us a welcome song.
We had booked a beachside “Jungle Bure” and were pleasantly surprised that we had the last bure on the beach, complete with a hammock and shaded sun loungers. Further down the beach was the main area where everyone hangs out so we were lucky to have our own little (almost) private beach.
I couldn’t get over the view from our patio.
Before we went to our Christmas lunch I insisted that we exchange stockings, that was by far the most Christmasy moment of the trip.
We had been secretly filling each other’s stockings throughout the past week and I was so proud of myself for not peeking once (Travis booby trapped my stocking so he would know if I did).
not pictured: red/green board shorts for Christmas day 🙂
the piece of paper is a gift certificate for a photography class
The next five days consisted of the following…
happy hour sipping
pre-dinner picture taking
coral reef snorkeling
school of fish spotting
but most of our time was spent right here…
Hope you enjoyed your Christmas wherever you were. 🙂