Kitchen and a great handicraft market run by local Fijian women. If you want to get a feel for Savusavu, you could start off at the Copra Shed, a wooden building with its own wharf once used for loading copra from the coconut plantations onto the boats to Suva. Nowadays, its home to one of the best restaurants in town.
who come to see Fiji's beauty and incredibly friendly people,” Air Pacific Managing Director and CEO Dave Pflieger said. “It is our hope that our new state-of-the-art wide-body planes will be able to bring even more visitors from Queensland to Fiji.”
Discover the ‘real’ Fiji Yasawa, a local village: On an island overlooked by the modern world, Yasawa offers an intimate cultural experience. Get the chance to see a traditional Fijian village, where the ladies will display their handicrafts and school children offer a welcome in song. Fijian cooking class: A fantastic experience where you will learn how to cook some traditional Fijian dishes by actually preparing the meal yourself. The food reflects Fiji’s South Pacific neighbours with influences from Polynesia, India, China and Western worlds. Traditional foods include root vegetables and delicious fresh fish, coconut cream and vegetables. A dish you must try is Kokoda (pronounced ko-kon-da).
up to the caves is worth doing for its own sake because the scenery will blow you away. But then there’s the magical experience of the caves themselves. Suva market: A rainbow of colours, the freshest of tropical fruit and vegetables, several languages heard at once, light, open and airy... Welcome to the Suva Market! Without a doubt this place rates highly on the to-do list of any visitor wanting to experience the real Fiji. It is always a hive of activity, noise, smells and life with vegetable and other food variety stalls downstairs and a kava hall upstairs.
Savusavu town for a taste of vintage Fiji: Sawailau Caves: Savusavu town is a mile long and has nearly These ancient lime stone caves are situated everything you need lodged in colourful inside a pretty little island in the Blue Lagoon buildings facing the bay. You’ll find a mix region, famous for being one of the locations cafes, funky for the island movie 190-132 The Bluedemi-page_presse Lagoon. The boat trip ratua 11/04/13of 17:30 Page1Indian shops, a Hot Bread
Vatulele Village: A highlight of most trips to Fiji, the waterfall tour is a cool, refreshing, spectacular treat. Your guides take you to a local Fijian village for traditional presentation and morning tea, after the village tour, you will kayak, hike, or bike to the waterfall of the day, swimming in the cool pools below, or taking a jump off the rocks for the daredevils. Basket Weaving: Try this timeless craft for yourself at one of Fiji’s weaving demonstrations. The art has been passed down through generations and is still a major part of daily life in the villages. Kava Ceremony: When visiting Fiji you will find yourself taking part in many a Kava ceremony. It is an important aspect of visiting any village and it is customary to present a gift of Yaqona (Kava root) to the executive head of the village. n
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