and its in Taveuni in Fiji
Most people that visit Fiji don't realise that there is much more to Fiji than the island that they are on or even the mainland resort they are staying at.
Most people would also not know that Fiji actually consists of over 300 islands spread over 7,000 square kilometers, with the Taveuni, the location of Paradise in Fiji, being the third largest and quite rightly as I found from my visit, called the Garden Island, with the reason being that the rich volcanic soil creates luxurious plant with masses of tress and flowers.
Paradise in Fiji is located on Taveuni in a superb location, behind the mountains protected from the wind, ensuring calm, clear waters year round, around an hour's drive through the rainforest and coconut plantations from Taveuni's tiny airport after spectacular flight hour and half flight with pacific Sun from Nadi
Paradise Fiji was previously a backpackers resort called Susies Plantation resort, but in 2006 Alan and Terri Groton bough it and totally rebuilt it into the superb resort it is today.
Paradise in Fiji is without question a real paradise, located on 5 acres of oceanfront land with deep-water frontage and a 900 metre high extinct volcano behind - how about that for a location and dramatic background, with the resort located in beautiful tropical gardens.
When you arrive in Paradise, you are greeted by a foot massage and welcome from the amazing staff, who are also ready with a drink to quench your thirst.
Alan is a chef, so you can be assured that the food in paradise is superb, with local fish and vegetables featuring strongly on the menu, in the outdoor restaurant or you can also have lunch or dinner overlooking the ocean - superb!
In such a stunning location, with the world famous Rainbow Reef practically on the doorstep, you will not be surprised to hear that Paradise has a very well equipped dive shop with highly experienced dive guides and the resorts own professional dive boat.
There is a new horizon edge swimming pool in Paradise, the perfect location for a cocktail overlooking the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean, as if you need it, but a refreshing alternative to the crystal waters off Paradise.
Of course, a massage is not far way and it is hard to imagine a better location for a massage - feel the calming vibe?
Paradise is very special and exclusive with only ten traditional Fijian Bures with a maximum of 20 guests, the bures are extremely stylishly equipped and located in the tropical gardens, with one the wedding or honeymoon bure - it is impossible to imagine amore idyllic location for a honeymoon or even a wedding.
Allan and Terri are hospitality professionals and you can tell when you visit Paradise, with their fastidious attention to detail clearly showing through in the resort and very much appreciated by the guests, many of whom seemed to be from the USA.
For more information on paradise in Fiji visit www.paradiseinfiji.comA Special On Location from Fiji Report, by John Alwyn-Jones, e-Travel Blackboard Special Correspondent.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Yes there is a Paradise!
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.A.J