Growing up in Queensland the ultimate destination for after school celebrations was 100% the Gold Coast. However, I decided to be different and give Fiji a go and they aren’t lying when they say an Unleashed Grad Trip really is a trip of a lifetime. Totoka Grad Trip at Plantation Island Week 1 2018 was easily one of the best weeks of my life. From partying until the sun came up, to parasailing behind a boat over crystal clear water or eating three times my weight at buffet dinners, there really was something for everyone. There was also so much support offered whenever needed and I am so thankful for the amazing Unleashed Crew and Red Frogs we had! I would 10/10 recommend this trip to any school leavers!
My experience with Unleashed was absolutely incredible! The activities they had lined up for us were so fun and there were so many opportunities for us to make new friends all across the island! I became friends with a new group of people and we still keep in touch.
The Unleashed Crew are also such beautiful people. I had a small problem occur during the trip, which caused me to have a little breakdown, but two of the Crew took time out of their night to find me, sit with me, and talk to me to get my mind off everything. It’s always the small things that I really appreciate, and the Crew doing that for me honestly made the rest of my trip.
Thank you so much to Unleashed for giving me a grad trip that I will absolutely never forget!
If you can't decide on whether to go to Fiji with Unleashed or not, let me help you… You're going.
This is the perfect trip for anyone who wants to have the experience of a lifetime! 🏝
Rate it 12/10.
The night before Grad Trip was truly when I felt the trip had begun for my group. We stayed up all night because we had a 6am flight and who needs sleep anyway? Staying up all night, vlogging to our Snapchat group chat about how excited we were to get on that plane and start our once in a lifetime opportunity was more important than resting in my eyes.
3am, Macca’s carpark meet-up to all go to the airport together. Some of us bought a coffee for the long week ahead, others bought food but all of us were just ready to go. Our parents crying at the airport saying an emotional goodbye while the 6 of us were just like “Yeah mum, I won’t drink a lot… see you in a week!”
Landing in Fiji was by far the most exciting moment of our lives. As the seats on the plane were randomly ordered, we had all just met a new face and were so ready to meet more new people and make so many unforgettable memories with them.
Rocking up to Mana Island, hot and very very dehydrated, we were ushered into a decent sized room with a whole bunch of chairs and were asked to sit down to listen to the debrief for the rest of the week.
I’m going to be completely honest here, we didn’t listen, all we heard was… “And don’t forget, to just have fun!” And from that moment on, it was nothing but laughs, fun, drinking, dancing, sleeping and more drinking.
We went straight to our rooms, put all our bags down and couldn’t wait to explore the island and all the fun activities it had to offer! Snorkelling, jet skiing, shark diving, Cloud 9, night snorkelling and much more. But instead of signing up to all of that our only worry was… How the hell are we going to get back to our room, drunk and in the dark when we can’t even navigate our way around sober in the day?
Every night was something different. Different theme, different music, a more and more high vibe energy from everyone on the island. The drinking started at maybe around 1 or 2 in the arvo, the parties started at around 9 and went until around… Well, I can’t really answer that one.
Non-stop dancing, drinking and laughs, every single night, what more could you possibly ask for? Mojito after mojito, the week just kept getting better. I genuinely think the amount of mojitos I consumed in that week was not human.
The amount of memories my group made on that trip has no limit that we still die of laughter to this day. But if one night had to stand out for me it 100% would be Gender Bender night. Something about that night, things got WILD!
A lot of people wonder what happens during the day of a Fiji Unleashed trip. I’m going to be honest with you, sleeping, a lot of sleeping. We slept in everyday till around 11 or 12, would crawl out of bed, chug a massive bottle of Fiji water, hop into our bikinis, put sunnies on and headed straight to the pool to cool down before lunch was served.
No big deal, just hanging by the pool or beach on Mana Island, an island strictly reserved for Unleashed Grad Trips, soaking up the Fijian sun while on a trip of a lifetime … yeah no big deal at all. We basically did that everyday except for one day where we went to Cloud 9 for the day. Now, I had heard so much about Cloud 9 before this trip and let me tell you, that pontoon is truly amazing. Jumping off a pontoon, in the middle of the ocean, in crystal clear blue water while pizza was being served fresh out of the wood fire oven, now that is my type of day. Hands down, the best day of my life. And that night? We partied until the sun came up.
Before I knew it, the week was over. A moment I had dreaded the entire time. The plane home was such a bittersweet moment. Overtired and more hungover than anyone has ever been in their life ready for their own bed and a good night's sleep but not ready for the week of fun and laughter to be over. No one wanted to leave that island, we wanted to stay forever and live life as a Fijian. Bula Bula!!! Once that plane had landed back in Sydney, I turned to my best friend and said “I’m really craving a mojito.”
If you ask me, it is truly a trip of a lifetime. You’re in Fiji, on an island strictly for people your age, partying on the beach, tanning all day long in the beautiful sun and also meeting the most amazing locals who have just pure hearts of gold. Also, it is completely and utterly safe with a whole Unleashed Grad Trip Crew who only want you to have an unforgettable time, the hotel staff plus the red frogs. Not to mention, this trip cannot be done again by you because you will be too old.
Definitely not me.