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Experience Fiji, Part 4

by Heather Hauswirth

Guam - There are more than fifty islands that you can depart to from Port Denaru, but we are going to Beachcomber Island, which attracts mostly a younger demographer and is famous for its nightlife. After cruising for about an hour we finally greeted beachcombers sandy shores.

While it is known as the ultimate party island on Fiji, the resort itself also has tons of daytime activities and it provides non-stop entertainment for its guests - from sailing and parasailing to snorkeling, there's certainly something for everyone.

Sydney, Australia native Kevin Janks was a bit more daring than most guests we encountered. During his free time he preferred a solo sport that takes extreme to another level.  "I went shark finding," he said.  "I found a few sharks, but nothing to write home about - some big fish out there. Apparently there's another shark floating around here somewhere but we don't know where it is."

Shark finding was a bit too bold for us - instead we opted to feed the reef fish, a favorite pastime activity for many.  Sprinkling bread crumbs off the side of the sail boat, we attracted all sorts of fish from the red snapper to the parrot fish.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served buffet style - each day boasts a different cuisine - our lunch was a spread of mostly delicious vegetarian options, we had curries and stir fries, but chicken and fish options were also abundant.

Accommodations were quite comfortable - you can get a nice private bure, complete with a hammock and ocean front view or sleep in a bungalow depending on how much cash you want to spend and the kind of atmosphere you want.  From Aussies to kiwis and from Brits to islanders - people come to Beachcomber Island from all over the world to party and play and mostly to see it for themselves.

After happy hour we joined forces with three teenage boys on holiday from New Zealand. Together we wandered over to staff housing area where we sat in on a three-hour cava session - respecting the local traditions, I served the staff chief and other members of the staff

On any given day, for hours on end, the staffers say they all sit around barefoot in a circle and drink cava to unwind after a days work.  For the Kiwis and 18-year-old Andrew Muir in particular, the party was just getting started.  Muir said, "I just want to party all day - drink, party - Beachcomber is beautiful. Touch me so I can get my satisfaction."

There was lots of dancing late into the night.  Despite being there on a fairly quiet Monday night we still managed to let our hair down and dance like no one was watching.

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