Fiji day 3 – Speedboat Sigatoka river

Day 3 packs more adventure into our itinerary, speedboat Sigatoka river! (Read Day 1 and 2 here)

From Radisson Blu Resort, we drove south about 1 hour plus. Sigatoka River Safari will be taking us into Fiji interior for some spins.
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Standard Red riding hood jackets for everyone, get really to be splashed πŸ™‚
Note : Cap will easily fly away, and those wearing contact lens might wish to wear goggles (I know it is not cool). But the speeding boat will throw water droplets into your face, and it is piercing cold! (it was drizzling during our ride)

Captain Mike, he is the first guide to share Fiji’s man-eating history ! Human tastes like chicken and if you believe him, the indigenous people prefer caucasians.

Along our travel, we get to hear many more cannibal folk tales from different guides haha.

Sometimes, we do not know whether he is spinning or telling a fact, but we enjoy his stories haha!

Anyway, the beautiful landscapes over the horizon will always calm us down. The mist makes the whole panorama so picturesque!

ζœ‰ε±±ζœ‰ζ°΄ζœ‰δΊ‘! (Look at the hills, river and clouds!)
Fiji Sigatoka River spedboat

The speedboat experience itself was beyond my expectation. Love the adrenaline but the chilling raindrops was pelting hard and freezing us haha πŸ™‚

I was shivering so much my fingers and teeth were chattering.

Three passengers on the last row, three expressions. Love Yina’s Zen look!

Captain Mike navigating another shallow and sharp corner, grip TIGHT!

Even at hairpin 30 knots (estimated), remember to grin and wave to the friendly villagers. We see buffalos and horses along the riverbank.

Welcome to Magua Village.
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Friendly kids, they will shout BULA! BULA! BULA! (thrice) enthusiastically to all visitors.
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Kava drink. Some concoction made from root, it might cause mild tingling sensation (or numb) to tip of tongue. Folks normally get a bit high after the 5th or 10th cup (depends on your ability).

Just treat it like Milo with slight herbal tinge, obligatory one cup is enough hee hee πŸ™‚
Fiji Kava drink

Village feast, are these the chicken we saw earlier?
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Ready to party. Gals would have to wrap themselves with sarongs, as a sign of respect. Village folks might still be conservative.

Splash! Water drifting is fun and wet !
(image from Nuffnang)

After the village, Captain Mike speed us back. And he threw in a few drifts and hairpin turns to make our trip memorable, Shiok!

Video (link) : Thrills!

Speedboat Sigatoka river
Speedboat Sigatoka river

Victory lap, can we encore and go for more DRIFTS!

Our stay for the next two nights is the luxurious The Pearl Resort and Spa. Opulence is an understatement to describe the grandeur, resorts looks more like an arts gallery πŸ™‚

A view to kill for, Marina view from our balcony!

Rainy season, the sky will suddenly turn dark without any warning. Miss the clear blue horizons.

We got a tour of the suites, romantic and exquisite. Every suite has a different design, much like a boutique concept. Need to impress your spouse or darling, your success factor will be very high at The Pearl Resort and Spa!
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Fiji itinerary
Fiji Itinerary

I have already Dayre up to day six on SengkangBabies, Day 3 link . Do pop by Nuffnang Dayre recap of our Fiji itinerary too (link).

Fiji trip photos on our Fanpage albums:
Day 1 and 2 (Arrival and Radisson Blu)
Day 3 (Sigatoka River, Village and The Pearl Resort)
Day 4 (White Water rafting)

Day 1 and 2
Day 3
Day 4

ps.. Our trip is sponsored by Fiji Airways and Fiji Tourism. Vinaka!