Mantaray Island Resort
Baggage Claim at Yasawa
Sometimes things don't go as planned, but the fiasco leads you to a whole new adventure. It had rained quite heavily for a few days before we were due to arrive at Yasawa Island Resort in Fiji. The island has a very nice grass landing strip, but on the day we were due to arrive it was more of a soggy mess of mud and you certainly could not land a plane. So instead we got to fly out to the island on a little sea plane. The barefoot pilot pulled the bags out of the back of the plane and waded through the water to leave the bags at baggage claim (the beach). A pick up from the resort came out to meet us, but the road was very muddy and badly rutted due to the rains. It was the only vehicle that could make it over the road, but there was not enough room in the cab for all of the passengers. The ladies got to sit in side while the men were hanging on tight in the bed of the pickup. Quite and adventurous start to a wonderful stay with the people of Yasawa Island Resort! I would do it all again in a heartbeat!
By Liz Galpin
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