It’s not just the drama of Bachelor in Paradise Australia is captivated with, it’s the beaches, the bures and the beauty of Fiji… Check out how to enjoy it, just like an entitled B-list celebrity would.
Okay, so ‘D-list celebrity’ might be a little harsh, I don’t mean to be horrible – but it’s just that it seems unfair that people like Keira Maguire and Jarrod Woodgate get to hang out in Fiji for weeks on end as their full time job, and the rest of us are chained to our desks, wishing we were there too (albeit in a different resort perhaps).
Australians seemed to have taken their eyes off Fiji momentarily before Bachelor in Paradise began, and since the launch of the show, it’s come right back into the spotlight – and for good reason. Though some of us always knew that Fiji is indeed the paradise the Channel 10 show suggests, we’re out to prove it by finding the best ways to enjoy Fiji like a Bachelor in Paradise contestant, save for the drama…
Stay at the very same hotel
The contestants of the show actually stay at Mango Bay Resort on the Coral Coast; a three-star hotel situated on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The rooms are incredibly reasonable, too – starting at just $46 a night for a one-bedroom garden view room – including breakfast!
If you’re after something with a few more stars, The Warwick hotel is situated just down the road, marginally closer to Nadi, where Port Denarau (one of the most popular tourist destinations in Fiji) is located.
The Warwick is a five-star resort on the Coral Coast with two swimming pools, a swim-up bar and five restaurants, including the famous Wicked Walu, which sits on its very own private island, just off the shore from the hotel.
Spend a day at Malamala Beach Club
If you’re keen to change up the scenery away from your hotel, then a day trip to Malamala Beach Club is the ticket.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, this island oasis is the perfect spot to sleep off a hangover (after you’ve spent a drama-filled night going up against Leah over American Jared, perhaps?). The island features incredible beachside cabanas that you can make your own for the day, and the menu looks downright delicious: featuring bites like lobster and melon salad, blackened fish tacos and an ice-cream dessert bar.
Better still, the island cocktail bar will keep the drinks flowing whether you choose to lay around – basking in the sunshine poking through the palm trees – or have a go at kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding. The day is yours!
Take a swing at Natadola Bay golf course
If you enjoy the game of golf – or even if you’re a budding putter, eager to try your hand – there probably isn’t a more scenic spot in the world to swing a golf club. You may not know this, but Fiji’s Natadola Bay golf club is home to the prestigious Fiji International tournament, currently in its fifth year.
The course also received a substantial upgrade in October 2016 – and now the rolling green, positioned in front of the coral reef backdrop, makes it one of the most beautiful spots in the world. After playing 18 holes, who wouldn’t want to curl up on a hammock and watch the world go by in paradise?