Coconut Grove, Taveuni, Fiji

The view from our bure.Loungers on the room's patio.View of a double rainbow from Coconut Grove's beach. After Savasi, we took the ferry from Savusavu to Taveuni, which has a reputation as the garden island of Fiji. It's also a world-class diving destination. We stayed at Coconut Grove, a small beachfront resort that offers three… Continue reading Coconut Grove, Taveuni, Fiji


Savasi Island Resort, Savusavu, Fiji

The entrance to the Coral Villa at Savasi.Connecting area between the two bedrooms at Coral Villa.Bure overlooking the infinity pool with an expansive view of the Koro Sea.Jolene resting by the pool at low tide.Watching the sunset from the pool.Outdoor dining area at Coral Villa.Bistro table on the patio.Loungers in front of the second bedroom.Main… Continue reading Savasi Island Resort, Savusavu, Fiji

Tikis Tanoa Tonga

Tonga: Where to Stay

We were in Tonga last week, and we stayed at the Tanoa International Dateline hotel in Nuku‘alofa, the capital of Tonga, which lies on the north shore of the main island of Tongatapu. Tanoa is a South Pacific hotel chain owned by the family-run Reddy Group, which got its start in Fiji in 1947. My… Continue reading Tonga: Where to Stay

Koro Sun ocean bure

Hotel Recommendation: Koro Sun, Savusavu, Fiji

We just returned from a trip to Savusavu, on the southern coast of the island of Vanua Levu. Coming here is like arriving at a secret travel destination. The airport comprises a shack next to a small landing strip, and the planes coming and going are like flying mini-vans. Savusavu is a small town with… Continue reading Hotel Recommendation: Koro Sun, Savusavu, Fiji

Adventure, Food

Radisson Blu Resort, Denarau, Fiji

We were in Denarau for a business trip last week, and we stayed for three nights at the Radisson Blu Resort on the island. I enjoyed our stay. The front desk gave us a complimentary upgrade to a suite, and I really appreciated the extra room to relax. I admit I miss the creature comforts… Continue reading Radisson Blu Resort, Denarau, Fiji