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Our Fiji Babymoon
When choosing our babymoon destination we knew we wanted somewhere I could relax as much as possible. My yearly trip to London was out of the picture unfortunately on the advice of my doctor due to my blood clot history.
So we chose somewhere that had very little travel time and all the rest you could want! FIJI! It is only 4 hours away and has a tropical climate plus we hadn’t been before.
We were going for 2 weeks and decided to split our stay between two resorts: The Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa and the Sheraton Fiji.
We kicked off our Fiji babymoon at The Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa. The Warwick is based on the Coral Coast which is a 2.5hr drive from Nadi airport. That might put some people off but trust me it was worth it. When we arrived we were treated to a Fijian welcome song and traditional necklaces. Having never been to Fiji before it was such a wonderful surprise. Bula!
The resort was beautiful with everything you could want to make your stay as relaxing as possible. We booked an Ocean Front Sea View room on the ground floor so the beach was a mere few seconds away. There was a hammock on the grass area outside our room to add to the bliss of it all. It was quite literally paradise.
Once you are on the resort there is nowhere else to go really which I found quite difficult I must admit. I don’t need to tan obvs and I find it really hard to lie in the sun all day doing nothing as strange as that may sound. My husband however is the complete opposite!
I missed doing some shopping and exploring as you would in Thailand and Bali, but it did force me to just relax which is something I struggle with and that was the whole point of the holiday after all!
We had dinner at the various restaurants on site, my fave being The Pappagallo Italian Restaurant. Absolutely delicious and massive portions too! The staff literally waited on you hand and foot and I can’t get over how friendly and accommodating they were especially with Bub Stylista.
Ok I’ll be honest, one of the reasons we picked Fiji was the wonderful things we had heard about the nanny service! My son is too young for the kids club so we booked a nanny on a couple of nights while hub and I had some quality time together and I had a break!
The service was indeed amazing! Bub took to our nanny straight away, she was so friendly and motherly. In fact all the staff loved him and made such a fuss which made our stay even nicer.
There were lots of activities for kids, the hub got his gym on, there was kayaking, snorkelling etc; However on the last few days of our stay it rained which was a nightmare. Everything is based on the weather and there really wasn’t much to do. We went for a drive to Suva which was nice but we were going slightly bonkers! So glad we broke up our trip.
Next stop…The Sheraton Fiji Resort
I did love the peace and tranquility of The Warwick and of course the amazing staff but there was so much more to do at Denarau and luckily the weather was fantastic!
The Sheraton Fiji is based on Denarau Island which is 5km from Nadi airport. It is home to all the lavish, well-known resorts including The Westin, Sofitel, The Hilton and The Radisson.
The Sheraton is flashier than the Warwick and we had access to Sheraton Denarau Villas, The Westin Denarau Resort & Spa and Denarau Golf & Racquet Club.
We stayed in an Ocean View Room which was more of a glimpse to be honest. The pool area was absolutely breathtaking! It was lovely to walk along the coast line and visit the surrounding resorts. The beach wasn’t very nice compared to the Coral Coast but the pool and view made up for it.
Hub and I had dinner and drinks at The Westin Resort & Spa, I think we might stay there next time. It was simply stunning. There is also a great Mexican restaurant called Mamacita at the Wyndham Resort. An English couple we met who were also on their babymoon took us there and we had such a fun night out! We have practically the same due date! Can’t wait to catch up in Sydney.
The nanny service was just as good as The Warwick and surprisingly cheaper too! $15 for the first 3 hours then $5 every hour after that. We only used the service a few times and never more than 3 hours. We missed Bub too much but it was nice to have a few date nights.
There is a golf course in the middle of Denarau Island and a massive water park called The Big Bula which hub and bub absolutely loved. You can take the Bula Bus free of charge around the island and visit various resorts for dinner etc;
Port Denarau is a short trip away where you will find a shopping precinct, a variety of restaurants (cheaper than the resorts), a supermarket, bakery, hairdressers and tour operators etc;
You can also take boat trips to the surrounding islands. We took the Bula Bus to the port for dinner by the marina and it was nice to have a change of scene from the resorts for a night. Not much shopping though.
On our last day we took a boat trip to Tivua Island from Port Denarau and would you believe we met a family from Sydney who live in the next suburb to us! Such a small world. They had two boys and Bub Stylista followed them around all day, it was lovely to hang out and enjoy the day together.
There was lots of singing from the staff which is quite standard in Fiji, a big lunch on the island for all the guests and activities including snorkelling and a glass bottomed boat ride. My only complaint was the day ended much too quickly!
I definitely think it is a good idea to split your time between two different areas of Fiji if you are going for 2 weeks. You get such a different experience and 2 weeks is too long in one resort. I found The Warwick was more kid friendly and the staff were amazing but most activities on offer are dependant on good weather so you’re quite limited when it rains.
The Sheraton was lovely and it was great to have access to other resorts. There was much more to do at Denarau but it didn’t have the local feel of the Coral Coast. The weather was great though and we had an amazing time. If we were going for a shorter time we would head straight to Denarau.
Oh and if you’re very impatient then Fiji isn’t for you. Everything is on Fiji time so be prepared to wait!
All in all though it was a fabulous Fiji babymoon and we will definitely be going again. We even have our nanny’s details! BULA!!
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