I was recently lucky enough to be one of the first guests onboard Pacific Quest for a 7 day cruise. This charter boat has only just arrived in Fiji and is the newest charter boat in the area. Departing from The Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour we motored to the magnificent beauty of Kadavu, escaping the usual tourist areas. This area has many beautiful islands and includes the famous Great Astrolabe Reef, renowned for diving, birdwatching and rainforests. I felt so fortunate to have experienced this tranquil, idealic Fijian region.

Luke, the chef, prepared the most sumptuous meals and snacks daily – you can’t beat fresh produce with a Fijian flair! Pacific Quest’s skilful captain, Ned, and his crew could not do enough for their guests and I felt very safe (and spoiled). The accommodation is very roomy, each of the five double rooms has an ensuite. I was very impressed with the cleanliness and maintenance of the entire boat.

I can think of nothing better than spending my days swimming, snorkelling and diving in the pristine waters of Kadavu and finishing the day relaxing with a glass of wine, discussing the day over dinner.

Gold Coast, Australia