Destination, Fiji

My Fijian Dream – Accommodations

Garden Island Resort 

The beachfront, open-air tub at Garden Island Resort will forever be ingrained in my memory. After a day of hiking to waterfalls and traveling to islands, the spa was the most welcomed treat. I filled the tub with hot water, bubbles, and flowers and relaxed for over an hour.


The entire concept was completely foreign; I was outside, exposed to the elements yet naked only covered by the warm, bubbly water from the tub. It was private but I felt somewhat naughty all the same. It was liberating.

When I finally emerged from the tub and slid under the bed covers, all of the strain on my muscles and the tiredness from the day had been washed away. I was engulfed in the bed and slept so soundly that the blankets hadn’t moved when I woke up several hours later.

The moon was still alive in the sky and I was confused if it was day or night. Even 6 am is calming in Fiji. I walked the lush grounds before meeting the group for breakfast. I was ready for a new day in Fiji!

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30 thoughts on “My Fijian Dream – Accommodations

  1. kenneth says:

    i would so love to stay there – is there anythings special for a Marine with PTSD disabled and – not yet making it.. can i do my installation there a few times for an accommodation???

    that is me thinking out loud, but loving all these places U are going to !!!

    1. Lesley says:

      I wish I had an answer to your question. My answer to everything is… it doesn’t hurt to ask. I ask for the most bizarre things and sometimes they take 🙂

  2. Pallavi says:

    Hi Lesley,
    Thank you very much for providing such intricate and picturesque detail of Fiji.
    I shall be dreaming about our next vacation there 🙂
    Keep streaming.

    1. Lesley says:

      I can’t even do it justice. The beauty that is Fiji will forever remain in my memory. Now, I need to start planning my next vacation there. 🙂

  3. ShruTroup says:

    Hi Lesley,
    Thank you for taking us on a tour of paradise. I am sure after all this cold I will be ready for a beach vacation! Cheers! – Shru

  4. Meg says:

    I love reading your blog! It always makes my list of places I’d love to visit and experience a bit longer!

  5. Pragya says:

    Oh my gosh, that is so beautiful. I think I have found my honeymoon destination! Thanks Lesley! Only if I wasn’t confused with all the other places I have visited through your site. *sigh*

    1. Lesley says:

      Fiji was the most beautiful, dreamlike place I’ve been. It is the perfect destination for a wedding! Congratulations! Enjoy!

      1. Pragya says:

        Thank you. I hope you get to renew your vows there too..someday. 🙂

  6. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    This is a wonderful photo essay of a dream vacation. You’ve renewed my desire to find a way to get to Fiji. If all else fails, I am a distance swimmer……………..

  7. J.R.Poulter says:

    Lesley, you are living the life I dreamt of! You live it, I write it! 🙂

  8. liz says:

    i have looooved seeing your pictures & reading of your experiences in fiji! i have most definitely added it to my bucket list. 🙂

  9. Claus G says:

    Wow, looks beautiful! I am slightly (very) jealous right now.

  10. plaridel says:

    it would be great to go there someday. one of my friends was born there. he’s of indian descent and talk a lot about the islands.

  11. Brainy Pint Sizer says:

    Ooooooooo, soooooo nice. Aw, I want this. Seems so incredibly relaxing. My heart aches for this. I love your photos.

  12. Jill says:

    Love it!! I am dying to go to Fiji…. it is actually cheaper to fly there from where I live than interstate up to Queensland…. go figure!!

  13. I honeymooned in Fiji. It was wonderful. We caught the flight to Fiji with a second to spare. The flight left an hour early.

  14. Wendy Carter says:

    The pictures are beautiful but it is your expert coverage that makes it so real ! Thanks so much for the ‘virtual’ tour of Fiji ! And, yes, I can picture Athena with a white dress and flowers in her hair and the beautiful smile she will wear as she watches you and Darren taking your vows again!

  15. Hi Lesley,

    These photos are crazy! I’ve been to the South Pacific and Hawaii, but wow–I can’t wait to see the Fiji Islands. I love all of the shots, but the thought of your little one in a white dress for your wedding-vow renewal might be the prettiest 🙂 Thanks for warming up this chilly, grey NJ day.

  16. Jane Grace says:

    When I was here last week I didn’t notice that Fiji, Australia and the area was on your bucket list. Those places were on mine as well along with riding on a motorcycle and publishing a book. To my surprise I published first and THEN went to Fiji, Australia and New Zealand. Yet to be done? Ride on a motorcycle–how weird is that! Jane Grace

  17. Joy X says:

    Looks like paradise… #BluaFijiAirways

  18. Joan H says:

    Can’t wait to be in paradise and experience a luxury hut

  19. Joan H says:

    forgot to put the tag line #BluaFijiAirways

  20. i’ve been to castaway island, fiji and loved it!
    Reblogged your post abut “Win 2 Round Trip Tickets to Fiji”
    #BluaFijiAirways #BulaFijiAirways

  21. Jill says:

    Ready for the second honeymoon 🙂 #BluaFijiAirways

  22. Lauren says:

    I can’t believe you stayed in all of these beautiful places! Were you able to pick a favorite? #BulaFijiAirways

  23. Elle says:

    Absolutely incredible! You are so very fortunate. I’m glad to see that you are making the best out of these opportunities and living life to the fullest. Pardon me while I continue to live vicariously through you 😉 #BulaFijiAirways

  24. i*Kan says:

    It will be our 10th anniv later this year. If we win the tickets, perhaps we can renew our wedding vows there :-p. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and the like! #BulaFijiAirways

  25. ayesha says:

    This looks so amazing!!!

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