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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fiji Day #4: Yatule Resort & Sofitel Resort

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I fondly remember Day 4 of Fiji as.. The day that we had really good weather for the first time! I still recall napping on the coach ride after we checked out of The Pearl South Resort.. And waking up to this breath-taking view! 

We were actually supposed to have some activities planned for the morning but some of the girls weren't feeling so well and our morning activities were cancelled instead. It started with Xinlin who wasn't feeling well already even before the flight and then passed on to Mabel, Joyce and subsequently Jess and Evonne aiyo!! So we took Day 4 slow, which was sorta nice as well, sometimes you just wanna relax and chill too.

Apart from activities like white-water rafting and village visiting, there's a whole lot more (or less!) that you can do while in Fiji. Taking some time to savour Fiji's idyllic laid-back lifestyle by the sea-side is a perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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After two days of gloomy weather, the sight of brilliant blue skies never looked more welcoming. Yay!

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For lunch, we headed to Yatule Resort and Spa, which is situated right on the famous Natadola Beach and is a 2-minute drive from the Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course. The weather was just so good that day. Once we alighted from our coach, we made haste to the beach front and were greeted by the incredibly azure blue sea.

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How many shades of blue do you see?

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Shirt from TheVelvetDolls // Denim shorts from Cotton On // Gladiator sandals from Charles & Keith

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Nothing like a coconut to refresh and rejuvenate the soul. I love me my coconuts!

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Our lunch at Yatule Resort was sublime, one of our better meals in Fiji definitely. I tried Kokoda (Fijian ceviche or raw fish salad) for the first time! It's tangy and coconutty, with a very unique and distinct flavour to it.

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Evonne and I enjoying our fresh coconuts!

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Fijians can really sing! We were serenaded all the time with cheerful and rousing folk music accompanied by the guitar and ukulele.

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The lush green surroundings of Yatule Resort. It was so relaxing to simply sit under the canopy and enjoy the therapeutic soundtrack of the waves rushing on to the shore.

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An utterly enjoyable afternoon at Yatule Resort. Everything looks picture-perfect when the skies are so insanely blue!

We moved on to our next accommodation at Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa after lunch!

Set on Nadi Bay, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa is 7 km from the Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu temple and 11 km from Nadi International Airport. I was really looking forward to experiencing Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa because I had a very good stay at Sofitel So in Bangkok previously, and I wasn't disappointed!

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What the resort looks like from the main lobby. Such cheery summer vibes with the numerous palm trees and deck chairs all around the pool side!

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Parents would be happy to know that Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa is also very kid-friendly with kid facilities meant and family suites with additional bunk beds for the young ones!

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Our stylish and airy room came with a patio leading right out to the beach front. Gotta love the easy access!

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 Bathroom/washing up area!

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The evening was spent at Waitui Beach Club, which is adults-only and even has a swim up bar!

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We had the chill-est evening just relaxing and soaking in the pool with a drink at hand. The sunset was amaaaaaazing and I love how the fairy lights came on and twinkled as it turned dark around us. Such snazzy vibes!

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Dinner was at Lagoon Restaurant, which was very enjoyable with a great variation of different cuisines and foods.

This is the taco station, where a chef made tacos fresh on-the-spot!

Glad to have had such a restful day to unwind and recharge from the past couple of hectic days!

If you're all raring to hop on the next flight out to Fiji, direct flights from Singapore to Fiji via Fiji Airways are now available twice a week!

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