In your spare time you can enjoy the spectacular scenery and beautiful beaches and go snorkelling in the clear blue waters of Pacific harbour, just a bus ride away. Whatever you do you'll be amazed at the Pacific Islanders' tremendous hospitality and culture. You'll quickly make friends as you play rugby, netball, and other sports with the villagers.
You can take part in traditional ceremonies, learn Fijian cooking, and learn how to weave hats in the local style, visit the hot springs or take a scuba diving course. There is also the opportunity to trek in the nearby rainforest, and bathe in natural waterfall lagoons. Please note that these activities cost extra and we encourage you to book them direct with local providers helping to support the local economy.
Nausautoka Village Visit – Day / Weekend Trip
If you want to experience the real rural peaceful and humbling side of Fiji, outside of the City, then Frontier Fiji have a new optional once in a life time cultural excursion available for you!
Visit Nasautoka village, roughly 2 hours north of Suva, where the local community will welcome you with open arms and big smiles, including a traditional performance of a village song and dance! Be treated to the Fijian way of life; experience how they live totally self sufficiently, off the land that surrounds them.
This village trip is available as a day excursion or a weekend trip. A minumum of 4 volunteers need to book for a day trip to be scheduled. This can be booked with your Project Coordinator in country.
A day trip pragramme will include a selection of the following:
Traditional village song and dance
Bamboo Rafting across the Rewa River – don't forget to bring your swimming trunks!
A mountain hike / trek to a spectacular view– walking boots essential
Traditional prawn fishing in the Rewa River
Followed by the traditional Lovo / Bamboo cooking of the prawns – where a Fijian feast will subsequently be laid out for you to indulge! (at extra cost)
Home-stay option (for weekend trip – at extra cost)
A breakdown of costs:
Transport to and from Nasautoka village FJD25 / 9GBP / 15USD (minimum 4 person)
Village Donation FJD10 / 3.50GBP / 6.50USD
Fijian Feast Lunch FJD10 FJD10 / 3.50GBP / 6.50USD
A day out for no more than FJD45 – a unique experience at a bargain price!
Home-stay option of FJD20 per night – this way you will get to do all the activities available over two days, or more!
Banks / ATMs; ANZ bank, Westpac bank
Bars / cafes
Bureau de Change
Mobile phone shop
Traditional markets and cafes
Western style restaurants