28 September 2010

Fiji: Jungle Walks and Waterfalls

With all the gourmet food we were eating each day, Husband and I were sure we were going to come home a few pounds heavier. Think: fresh pineapple and papaya with full breakfasts each morning, fresh fish, crab, lobster, and seafood of all kinds usually cooked in some type of coconut creme sauce, homemade ice cream after lunch each day, and desserts that would rival the best pastry chefs in the world each night. Add the bottles of champagne and wine with dinner and fruity tropical mixtures during cocktail hour, and I was convinced my Lilly's were going to be a little snug by the end of the week. How did we manage to avoid this? Two words: JUNGLE. WALKS.

Yes, we did multiple hikes up mountainous jungle paths, coastal walks, and climbs up waterfalls (followed by jumping off or sliding down said waterfalls).  These were our "adventurous excursions" in the morning, followed by lazy afternoons at the spa. Let's go on an adventure, shall we? I promise, the pampering in the end will make it all worthwhile...
Lovely day for a walk in the jungle.
We had just climbed down this "path" when this photo was snapped.
Our first glimpse of Buma Falls.
A sea of palm trees.
Dense jungle.
Buma Falls, here we come!
A little scary from the bottom...
and the water was COLD!
Our island in the distance.
Ready to jump with me??? (Not from the top... pinky promise.)
Where Blue Lagoon was filmed.
Another day, another waterfall.
40 feet high? Not for this girl, thankyouverymuch.
But our guide had NO problem jumping. Wheeeeeee!
The orange dove, named Bune... Fiji is the only place in the world you will see this beauty.
Reminiscent of Jurassic Park?
Watching the waves crash.
Who's ready for a massage, facial, manicure and pedicure at the Jungle Spa? XO

8 comments:

Glitterista said...

Gorgeous! I don't think I would like to jump off a 40 ft waterfall either. ;)

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

It looks soooo gorgeous there!!!

Brunch at Saks said...

So gorgeous! The food sounds like it was just as amazing as the scenery! xoxo

Muffy said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristin said...

WOW. Those pics are breathtaking! I need a vaycay or a second honeymoon! HA!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Looks so lovely! The food sounded amazing too! :)

WeShop said...

Hi from Glasgow! Found you via the Little Blue Deer blog. These pics are amazing, lovely blog. Oh, and I agree 100% on the need for pink champagne in life! xx
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shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, gorgeous! If my backyard looked like this, I would have no problem exercising! XX!