THE perfect honeymoon turned sour for West Australian couple Jade Webb and Danny Martin when their laptop went missing at Port Denarau Marina last Friday.
It contained, among other things, the precious photos and videos of their beach wedding on Malolo and subsequent tour of Viti Levu with friends and family.
Disaster. Recriminations. Sleepless night on Treasure Island, which was where the loss was discovered.
But this is Fiji. Danny and father-in-law Rod returned to Denarau on Saturday morning and checked at Mama's Pizza, where he remembered using the computer while waiting for the boat on Friday.
There it was, safe and sound, after being rescued by a staff member from the table where he'd left it and placed in storage to await his expected return.
Huge relief, and more gratitude than words can properly express.
The holiday is continuing, with a final four days at Treasure Island. Danny, Jade and their whole party have been delighted with their Fiji experience, both on the island resorts and on their sightseeing tour of the mainland.
Danny, 30, was born in Fiji, and was determined to come back for his wedding and have Jade meet his Fiji family.
Both he and Jade are entertainers, and Danny especially was keen to experience once again at first-hand the music of the islands.
A disappointment was missing Tom Mawi's Holiday Inn gig last Wednesday.
Jade is the elder daughter of Dee and Rod Webb, of Perth, Western Australia; Danny is my and Kesi's. I worked at The Fiji Times through the 1970s and '80s and now live in Perth; Kesi is living back in Suva with younger daughter Moana.
Both families attended the wedding on Malolo and joined the week-long grand tour.
Their verdict: Fiji, fantastic. Anid Julia at Mama's Pizza, she's a lifesaver.