Monday 24 October 2016
We wake up early by don’t venture out to breakfast until nearly 10:00 in an attempt to digest the excesses from last nights dinner.
My head cold is worse and without any ready medication I feel like a leaking tap. However, I put on a brave face.
Breakfast is amazing – there is a fabulous array of cold items to choose from. I choose burcher muesli supplemented with seeds, nuts, yogurt and honey (harvested from the beehives in the kitchen garden). There is a self service juicer with about a dozen fruits and vegetables to choose from – I have a beetroot, orange, pineapple and celery mix. There is also breads, pastries, breakfast cereals, cold meats, cheeses and much more.
And then there is the al la carte hot dishes to choose from – oh my god! I can’t resist.
The rest of the day is spent lazing in our kabana the serenity only broken the comings of going of helicopters and sea planes. When we get hot there is the calm lagoon or the plunge pool to cool us off, when we get thirsty we enjoy a vodka and pineapple juice, when we get sleepy we just doze off.
At 1:30 we get a polite phone call from the restaurant asking if we are going to have lunch – no, we will save ourselves for dinner.
Once again at sunset we make ourselves presentable and head to the main resort for a sunset drink. But first we walk to the other end of the resort to inspect the overwater bure’s (the only ones in Fiji).
For once we don’t have accommodation envy – our bure is just perfect. A cocktail at the other bar – Dua Tale Bar to enjoy the sunset and then Fijiana for another delicious meal tonight we feast on grilled wagyu flank, smoked bone marrow, island greens and steamed coral cod, soba noodles, enoki mushroom, ponzu.