I had never been to Fiji, which surprises a lot of people as I have been halfway around the world. I always wanted to go but never minded too much as I had always heard it was such a great place to take kids, and boy was it ever. With the same time zones, only a 3 hour flight and the most lovely nanny to look after Arlo, Fiji became my ultimate dream holiday with a baby.
Through booking.com we booked a gorgeous 1 bedroom villa at Hilton in Denarau in which you share a private pool with 3 other villas. At first, I thought this would be a bit strange with randoms but I barely saw the other guests and when they came for a swim there was plenty of room for everyone. The room and the facilities were beautiful and the staff were always welcoming and accommodating – they even made me a Kokoda (raw fish ceviche) one night and it wasn’t even on the menu.
The “nanny” idea was hard to get used to for me but it gave me such a great refresh. I live in Christchurch with zero family members and with Izzy away all the time it’s Arly and I 99.9% of the time. We had a nanny come in every day from 12-5pm. She stayed by us all the time and we still took Arlo for swims in the pool etc but when he slept she took him on lovely walks in the pram or took him to the room for a cool down in the air conditioning. This gave Iz and I a chance to relax and I even got to read a little bit of a book, which is something I haven’t done for 5 months. Anyway each to their own with this, but for me – it gave me a refresh and some “me time”.
Whether you are looking into booking a holiday, business trip or just a nights stay in
a different city book through booking.com. It is simple, fast and efficient. The website tells you the pricing, whether it’s refundable and shows you great pictures of all the room types. There’s no hidden doors or small print and it’s super easy to book and nearly always the cheapest option.