Tropical trip to Fiji!

Kerstin visited Fiji in December 2018 and stayed at the new 5 star Marriott Resort Momi Bay.

The resort was officially opened March 31st 2017 so it is the newer of the resorts that Fiji has to offer. The resort was absolutely beautiful, offering a Maldives/Tahiti ambiance with beach bungalows (which we stayed in) and over-water bungalows along with the base hotel style rooms. Being only 4.5 hour flight from Melbourne it was a easy trip that didn’t leave us absolutely exhausted.

When I think of this resort I think of the relaxation, activities such as jet-ski and paddle boarding and tropical cocktails. The Marriott has two pools, one being adults only and very quiet and the other offers a swim up bar and a more louder vibe with music playing all day.

This resort is perfect for families or couples that simply want to go away on a relaxing vacations and not leave the serenity of the resort.

This brings to me to the negative or positive aspect of the fact that this resort is the first resort built on the new side of the island. Therefore it is about 40 minutes from the airport and main city of Nadi and the drive to the resort is through the beautiful country side and the resort is very secluded.

Being such a new hotel the service side does need a bit of improvement, however this is to be expected, but can be quite frustrating at times. The price of food/drinks is not cheap either. It is about the same as Australia and because this resort is far from other resorts, you are sort of forced to pay, but it is what it is. I am led to believe that Fiji prices are high no matter which resort you are at, simply because nothing grows in Fiji and everything is imported with high taxes and duty.

Overall, our visit to Marriott Momi bay was very relaxing and it really is great how close it is to Melbourne.

Key amenities:

  • Lagoon Lounge Restaurant

  • Goji Kitchen Bar Restaurant

  • Room Service

  • Scuba diving

  • Jet-Ski, Kayaking, Boating

  • Quan Spa

  • Adults only pool ( Sunset Pool)

  • Swim up bar pool (Main Pool)

  • Fitness Centre

  • High speed wireless internet

  • Small convenience store

  • All day buffet dining

  • Fish bar restaurant (high end)

Lake Louise with Scenic Tours

Kerstin in snowy Lake Louise in Canada with Scenic Tours.

Dazzling Dubai

Kerstin was lucky enough to be selected for an educational trip to Dubai. 

Here she experienced all the glitz and glamour of this diverse city.   She got to shop ‘til she dropped at the famous Dubai Mall (complete with its own aquarium & dancing fountain!) and scaled the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa) but says one of the highlights was the Dinner Safari where she took a 4WD over the rolling sand dunes to a tasty authentic dinner and belly-dancing show! 

Kerstin's Birthday Trip: Tahiti

It's hard to believe it has been a whole 12 months since Kerstin’s amazing family planned a surprise trip for her birthday to stay in one of these at the gorgeous Sofitel Moorea la Ora Beach Resort.  Moorea is just a 30 minute ferry ride from Papeete and Kerstin tip is to consider half-board if you need to keep costs down as there is a supermarket within walking distance of the Sofitel.

Happy Birthday Kerstin!!