13.10.2011 - 13.10.2011 30 °C
We decided to have a chill out day on a remote island to recharge our batteries and get over the jet lag so we mentioned to Mama (the owner of the place we were staying) that we were thinking of going and she told us to help ourselves to breakfast while she had to go do something. She came back 10 mins later with a booking form filled in and said it was all booked for us and we owed her $235. We were a little shocked but being as tired as we were couldnt be bothered to argue and decided we would treat ourselves to an organised trip on our first day. We felt a bit like sell outs sat on an air conditioned coach having spent the entire days budget on a half day boat trip, but hey it would be fun. And boy was it fun! We got a giant Katamarang trip for 40 mins to get us to Bounty Island, passing several small islands (and when I say small I mean small, I've eaten Pizza's that were bigger!) until we came to a stop just off the coast of a beautiful desert island. Imagine your perfect desert island. Bright blue clear waters, golden sand, palm trees, sunshine.... yep that was bounty island.
A smaller glass bottomed boat ferried us to the island where we had amazing views of the soft coral underneath and even saw a Nemo Fish!!
We spent the day lazing around, snorkeling amongst fish every colour of the rainbow and gazing at bright blue coloured starfish. We took a walk around the entire coast of the island which took less than 20 Mins!!
Had a nice bite to eat including paw paw fruit before it was time to leave. A man in a Sulu waved us off whilst playing a tune on his guitar and singing us goodbye. What a truly amazing 1st day.
Fiji was going to be everything we had hoped for.