Suva, Fiji

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The second Fiji stop on the Celebrity Solstice South Pacific Cruise was Suva, Fiji. Also a city on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji, Suva is the capital.

For this stop I also chose an excursion; this time to a resort called The Pearl. Once again, we were loaded onto a bus and driven via dirt roads about 45 minutes to the resort.

Upon arrival at the resort, we were once again welcomed with music.

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We were given the lay of the land and then sent out on our own to explore until lunch. The resort is beautiful! Unfortunately, it was a bit chilly and very windy, so no water play today! I was with my dinner buddies from the ship. We found a table at the pool and had a couple drinks from the tiki bar!

Lunch was a delicious buffet with many different barbecued meats, vegetables dishes and desserts. As we were wrapping up our lunch break, some native dancers came in to entertain us. (All my girls out there, you really want to watch this!) Watch the video here

There was even an audience participation segment – watch the video (girls, you’ll like this one, too)!

A new section is being added to the hotel and it includes a large sculpture of a bird. Looks interesting!

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I noticed some construction workers taking a break. They were chopping open coconuts to drink the water.

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The guys in the pond noticed me taking pictures and started waving.

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At the end, a little more music to send us on our way…

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Wikipedia says:

Suva is the capital and the second most populated municipality of Fiji, after Nasinu. It is on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in the Rewa Province, Central Division. In 1877, it was decided to make Suva the capital of Fiji when the geography of former main European settlement at Levuka on the island of Ovalau proved too restrictive. The administration of the colony was moved from Levuka to Suva in 1882.

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