When we arrived at Kul's house - we felt like we were home! So comfortable, so cozy, so lovely! From the beginning contact to Kul - it was easy! We became fast friends because he was so eager to help and happy to accommodate! (and we are STILL friends even 2 months after we have returned home!)
Our children absolutely loved swimming in the pool everyday! It was clear and crisp and maintained perfectly!
It might seem silly - but I loved being able to cook and wash clothes and iron clothes here! It's so different than staying in a hotel or resort. You get the feel that you actually live in Fiji - if just for a little while! :)
Even when it was becoming humid outside, inside the home was cool and inviting! When the mosquitoes were beginning to hover outside - it was always a relief to know that the mosquito screens on the windows kept the house mosquito-free (unless the kids left the door open for a moment too long!) haha But fear not! Kul provided mosquito coils and repellants to use for pesky bugs that got inside too quickly!
We even loved the coconuts that fell each day! Our daughter was delighted to try a fresh coconut that had fallen from the tree outside the front door! My husband and daughter (the daredevils) even were brave enough to try a chile growing on the bushes in the back yard! hahaha
The flowers and lawn were kept so beautifully - it was lovely and lush and made us feel like we were in the heart of Fiji! The neighborhood is quiet and safe and absolutely beautiful! One night we walked 1 mile through the neighborhood at 10:00 at night. The moon was full, illuminating everything. What a special walk that was! In the day, it is the greenest green as far as the eyes can see with flowers decorating your entire view!
The shops and restaurants were just a quick taxi ride away! We didn't have a car while we were there - we utilized the taxis and buses. So much fun! We traveled all over with the buses - at first we were intimidated - but they were just so easy to use! The locals are so sweet and friendly and quick to help you!
If you go to the shops - stop by the Oasis restaurant for a snack and get the papadam with chutneys. chunks of roasted garlic and carrots - spicy and delicious!!!!!!
And if you head to Navua - make sure you stop at the Hot Bread Kitchen for a cream bun! you won't be sorry!
We can't wait to come back to your house, Kul! It is our second home! :) Thank you for everything!
Joe, Leah & the kids! :)