The last city I visited on my dream trip around the world was Nadi, Fiji. I took a 3 hr 5 min direct flight there from Auckland, New Zealand. My flight cost me $298. There were some really inexpensive hotels in Nadi! I stayed in a 3 1/2 star hotel named Mercure Nadi. This hotel was one of the more expensive hotels, costing $74 a night. The Mercure Hotel was very close to the airport. It took about 5 min by car to arrive here. The hotel looked very tropical like. It was surrounded with palm trees and umbrellas. The hotel had a hut like structure as well. The Mercure Nadi Hotel provided a swimming pool, free parking, a fitness center, a shuttle bus service, and a restaurant. The restaurant served really good food and the staff was very nice and friendly.
My first day in Nadi was spent entirely on Mana Island. To get there I took a Mana Island Day Cruise. The company provided a shuttle bus that picked me up from my hotel and brought me to the boat. I thought this was very convenient. The cruise and boat was very luxurious! The cruise ship cruised through the Mamanuca Islands and lagoon. They were both very lovely! The cruise included a free barbeque lunch on the island. The food was really good and filling. Since I took the Mana Island Day Cruise, I was able to use all the Island amenities which include the pools, lounges, bars, and beaches. The beach was paradise. It was so beautiful! The water was sparkling and it was very refreshing. In Mana Island I also went snorkeling, jet-skiing, and pairasailing. It was all very enjoyable and exciting. This was such a great day cruise because I was able to choose what I wanted to do. The cruise was very relaxing and splendid.