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Ileana D'Cruz takes you to her favourite destination

Last updated on: October 05, 2017 16:10 IST

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IMAGE: 'Need Vitamin Sea'. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

Ileana D'Cruz loves pictures -- not only featuring in them but also clicking them.

The other thing she loves is travelling.

Her favourite destination is Fiji, an island country in the South Pacific.

IMAGE: Dreaming of tan lines, sunshine, palm trees, sea breeze and salt hair at Turtle Island Fiji. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

"We went to Fiji recently and, oh my God, I miss that place so much!" she exclaims.

IMAGE: Striking a pose. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

"Fiji was just so beautiful. The minute you go there, you feel like the stress is just being sucked out of you," she shares.

IMAGE: Her most impressive welcome ever at Nanuku Auberge Resort. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

"You just go 'ahh' as soon as you get there," she sighs.

IMAGE: She wants to go back to this place! Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

This isn't Ileana's first visit to Fiji. She first went to the beautiful island country on holiday.

Check her FUN Fiji holiday pictures

IMAGE: 'I had the best time meeting with Minister Faiyaz Koya aka Minister Awesome! Vinaka for making me feel so at home and welcome in your country.' This is at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

The second time, she was invited by the government. "It was a cool thing we did for the tourism," she says.

 

IMAGE: 'The beautiful ladies of the Koromakawa village'. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

"For me, very honestly, there are lots of beautiful places in the world but what actually makes it so much fun and much more enjoyable to experience is when the people are really nice," Ileana tell us.

 

IMAGE: 'I make weird squishy faces to cover up my insane fear of height.' Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

"If you go to a pretty place and if the people are not as welcoming or friendly ad warm, you don't enjoy yourself much," she adds.

IMAGE: Paddle boarding at Marriott Momi Bay. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

"Honestly with Fiji, there's a whole tagline -- 'Where happiness finds you'. It literally feels that," she says.

IMAGE: Showers of blessing. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

Every time she goes there, she feels like she's home. "They are always welcoming, they want to feed you, they are always singing. It's the kind of place I'd be the most relaxed and happy."

 

IMAGE: Relaxing in Fiji. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Andrew Kneebone/Instagram

So what were the essentials she packs while she's travelling? "See, it depends. I can talk about the usual stuff but you got to carry underwear!" she giggles.

IMAGE: 'Enjoying the Fijian sun'. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

"The essentials have to be a pair of sneaker and some sort of workout gear. I always carry a formal outfit and nice pair of heels that will work with it," she says.

IMAGE: Stretching out against the blue seas. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

"I always carry my swimwear as well, you never know when you can go swimming."

IMAGE: text here. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

"If I am going to a wintery place, then I like to carry a lot of layers of scarves and winter wear, boots and stuff," she says.

IMAGE: She looks forward to travel always. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Ileana D'Cruz/Instagram

"If I am going to a place like Fiji, it's the swimwear, sun screen, it's your beach outfits of sarongs and coverups, lots of lovely sandals and yes, minimal makeup."

Jahnavi Patel in Mumbai