This Island was fantastic to visit, it took my breath away from the moment I set eyes on it. The palm trees are huge and tower over the glistening water that draws me in so temptingly. I needed so much self control to stop myself plummeting into to it to cool off and take a break from the intense heat. I was surrounded by beautiful dolphins that dived in sync with each other splashing me as they hit the water.
I next ventured into the village where the people were lovely. By now I was starving but they directed me to a fantastic beach café where I was served the national dish- stuffed pineapple which consists of a chopped pineapple stuffed with various ingredients. The flavours danced on my pallet allowing me to indulge in each ingredient. I then had a drink of beach belini which I was recommended by the person sitting opposite me. It had a fresh sort of taste and left you feeling thirsty for moor.
I left the beach café and approached a crowd of men and women in brightly coloured shorts and t-shirts. They were huddled round one man who began to climb the tallest palm tree in Zambini. They were all cheering him on so I joined in. Little did I know what was going to happen next. When he reached the top he crouched down then sprung off of the palm tree doing an amazing somersault in the air. His body then narrowed into a streamline shape as he dived into the water with elegance. We followed his body as he swam through a tube passing all sorts of tropical fish. I heard someone behind me scream that he has received Gold medal for his dive, it was then that I realised it was the national sport.
I strolled back into town passing a procession on the way. Men, women and children marched with flags bellowing out the national anthem as they went, “Go Zambini” was all I heard because I was so busy focusing on the bold flag with an orange and blue background holding two dolphins standing proudly on their tales facing each other. Although I had only been here for an hour I could tell this was strong community who shared a delightful atmosphere.