Our arrival on Treasure Island heralded the start of the portion of our holiday that would be truly relaxing. It was stunningly beautiful and postcard perfect. There were white sandy beaches, crystal blue water, swaying palms, white clouds in a baby blue sky and soft Fijian music.
We experienced so much in our week on the Island so I am just going to take you through the highlights.
Each morning we met our beautiful grandchildren, along with their mum, dad and Leeanne for a relaxed continental breakfast. For most of our meals we chose to sit outside on the decking which afforded a stunning view of the ocean and a gentle breeze. We were never short of choice when it came to food and I tried many new, interesting and tasty dishes whilst we were away. For the first day or two Terry and I lined up for breakfast, dinner and tea – because that’s what’s expected, but we quickly worked out that eating such a late breakfast meant that we could get away with two meals a day easily. Of course there was always some type of homemade “nibblies” served at happy hour each day which were scrumptious, and just HAD to be eaten.
Playing with our grandchildren came easily and we shared many wonderful, happy moments together collecting shells, swimming, feeding the fish and iguana’s and snorkelling. It was after watching the kids snorkel one morning that Terry and I decided to hire some snorkelling equipment and have a go ourselves. I CAN SNORKEL – WHO KNEW!! It was the most amazing fun snorkelling over the edge of the reef and Terry and I have been busy looking for other holidays we could take where we could snorkel again!
I threw myself into the Fijian culture as much as possible. I attended a Fijian language lesson with Lucas and Cooper, a Fijian cooking lesson with my daughter-in-law Alisha, and a Fijian herbal medicine lesson just to name a few. The lessons provided an opportunity to learn about the culture, but also to mingle and get to know the staff who were the happiest and friendliest people I have ever met, without exception.
One of the most moving moments for me was when the island Choir sang traditional music, which included some sacred songs. The music was truly wonderful, and was appreciated by everyone, as not a sound could be heard whilst the choir sang. The music and voices were reminiscent of my childhood when we would have Fijian Islanders come to church sometimes and sing.
Terry and I enjoyed early morning walks along the beach, looking into rock pools and taking pictures along the way. We just loved every minute of our time on Treasure Island, and what a magical opportunity to spend time with our son and his family.