Kayaking across the reef is a lovely thing to do, although I must admit that when I see the coral drop off and the ocean become dark blue in color, I tend to freak out a little and rush back to safer waters.
I had the privilege of visiting a pearl farm while I was on the island. Justin Hunter, a local Fijian had a dream to grow pearls to that would look different to the traditional black pearl. He established J Hunter pearls in 1999 and in 2000 he introduced bold new pearl farming techniques. The Pearl farm boutique can be found in the main street of Savusavu town and is a must see for visitors. You will be taken out on a boat ride to the farm to learn about Pearl culture and after your visit you can spend some well deserved time (and money) in the shop!
I visited a local village church and found the experience very uplifting. The people in the village welcomed me with open arms. After the service, the little children all gathered around me, hugged and kissed me and asked me questions. For me, visiting the village was a novelty, for the little children it was a learning experience.
Fiji is a safe and beautiful country and I'll definitely return. It is easy to get around, either by rental vehicle, bus or taxi. Resorts are affordable and plentiful. The tropical conditions ensure that food is plentiful. Streets are lined with fruit trees, ripe for picking.
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