My name is Ciara Luke. I am from Ireland and visiting and interning in Fiji. I recently stayed at Club Fiji and was asked to sum up my first impressions in just a single paragraph. Here goes…
“Club Fiji is a remote, friendly resort located in a very Fijian setting. I found it to be a wonderful place to let go and simply relax in my own quiet space. The atmosphere is dialled up for a viscerally pleasurable relaxation (if that description is ‘not’ an oxymoron). At your back are quaint, traditional style bures and you are literally surrounded by hammocks seemingly and uncannily always within a few steps for you to lie back and relax in the sun, in the shade or at night to watch the stars put on their beautiful light show.”
Each visitor I met had their own unique experience of Club Fiji. Each and every one was coming to stay and relax for their own individual reasons. I had the lovely opportunity to stay at Club Fiji’s beautiful facilities and meet so many interesting people whose story I would later like to share. Vinaka vakalevu.
Senitiki’s little retreat
Senitiki Biuwai is from the USA and first came to Club Fiji three years ago with a group of friends. Since then she has continued to return each year and experience Club Fiji as her own individual personal retreat. This year she was visiting for three weeks to enjoy a break from hard work.
“It carries a traditional Fijian feel”
We asked Senitiki why she continued to come back each year and she said that the resort carries a traditional Fijian feel and that after staying in other up market resorts, Senitiki felt those resorts where too commercialised and had therefore lost their Fijian feel. She claimed that within some of these commercialised resorts, you really could be anywhere in the world and that sometimes it’s important to indulge in a little culture and most importantly, a whole bunch of peace and quiet. Senitiki appreciated that our resort still carries a characteristic atmosphere where you can truly relax.
When asked to describe Club Fiji in one word she described it as “peaceful”.
Jackie Climo Fijian travels
Jackie Climo is from Christchurch, New Zealand. She came to Fiji to treat herself to a holiday and to partake in some travelling. Jackie stayed at Club Fiji resort for a week before setting off to the Tavarua islands of Fiji for some surf adventures and further travel.
Jackie was an enjoyment to listen to as she shared anecdotes of her time at Club Fiji and provided some wonderful travelling tips that where worth sharing.
Jackie’s ‘Fiji Travel Tips’
1. Rent a car
2. Go to small plates
3. Enjoy a massage
4. Visit the Garden of the Sleeping Giant
If you are thinking of staying at Club Fiji these are wonderful ideas to think about. If you do not drive however, do not worry as the resort plans your activities around many regular bus trips that go in and around the Nadi area and the Fiji taxis are thankfully plentiful and not very expensive.
Overall Jackie described Club Fiji as a place to go if you wish to enjoy good accommodation that is accompanied by friendly, encouraging staff.
In one word Jackie would describe Club Fiji as “accommodating”.
Perfect mother and daughter time
Another wonderful family we recently hosted was a family of two, Lidia and her five year old daughter from Sydney. They came to Club Fiji for the first time and boasted that they would most certainly return. They will be spending five days at the resort spending lots of time swimming in both the pool and the sea and venturing out on the paddle boat.
Lidia claimed that Club Fiji is the perfect resort to spend some quality mother and daughter time together as the resort is within a peaceful setting that is away from international chain resorts. While the resort is quiet, she felt there is always plenty to do and enjoy in your own personal Fijian setting.
“The resort is within a peaceful setting that is away from resorts”
In one word Lidia would describe Club Fiji as “relaxing”.
“It is the ultimate place to let go and simply relax in your own quite space”
Each visitor however each has their own unique experience of Club Fiji and each come to stay and relax for their own individual reasons. This week I had the lovely opportunity to stay at Club Fiij’s beautiful facilities and meet some interesting people who’s story I would like to share.
Lidia put enthusiastic emphasis on the great entertainment and friendly staff attitude.
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