Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple-Nadi and Coral Coast, Korotogo, FIJI

We got our rental car and headed for the late Raymond Burr’s private orchid paradise, Garden of the Sleeping Giant. We took an early turn onto Sabeto Rd but it went into the Sabeto Valley. Real native Fiji. The garden was immense.



A few pictures of the flowers and grounds.











The women hug the trees to protect them. This is taught to school children all over Fiji when they visit the garden or park.


Painting in the bathroom.


Just fabulous. We left there and headed for points south and our place later. We stopped a Burger King for a chicken sandwich. We the got further south in Nadi and stopped at the temple. It  is a Dravidian style of architecture that was direct from India when the indentured sugar cane workers required a Hindu place of worship. It was incredible. We were not allowed to take pictures inside. Here are a few from the outside.








We left there and headed for Bedarra Beach Inn. The road was good and I was driving on the left.


Great day with great local great land tomorrow. Peace out. Namaste Tres. 

Navini Island


I snorkeled at Special Reef.




Sandy Cay.






Honeymoon Island.






I also went to a school on Malolo Island and it was a genuine experience on a large Fijian island.







We went to a Fijian celebratory dinner and danced with our Fijian hosts. It was great.


Mariella and I watched two sea turtles just near our shoreline an hour before we left. Navini Island was heaven. We took a bumpy 30 minute boat ride back to the mainland for the next and final leg of our Fijian adventure. Peace out. Namaste Tres