This is the local Court House of Savusavu! It is quite a modern building at the end of the village and even when the building is not so very interesting, it is a good place to see the
coat of arms of the islands (see it in my 3rd picture)! The local flag will be fixed on the mast of your cruiseship as long as the ship is in port !
Watch out, where you step, because a lot of the wonderfull grass that you can see in my main picture here is muddy and at some places there and on the closeby beaches you can see the steam coming out of the ground, so you need shoes to walk there on the beach, otherwise you will burn your feet. Not far from there is also a hotel with hot springs.
You will see a lot of lovely, oldfashioned shops and colorfull shop-fronts in Savusavu, they reminded me a lot of the shops that I saw in the carribean more than 30 years ago. There are modern supermarkets as well in Savusavu, but they seem to look the same all over the world.
The local fruit-market is a must for all tourists and in the almost always extremely high temperatures in Savusavu it is also a place to cool down a bit and relax, while taking a look at tropical fruits. Dont miss to watch out for inscriptions with a quite unique spelling - see some of them in my "local customs" - tips !
The merchants were very friedly, although most of them did not speak any english, so they just smiled at us and did not care a lot about the fact that we were just looking and taking photos without buying anything !
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My boss recently took his family on a trip to Fiji, with Tui Tai Adventure Cruises. He raves about it. He’s been on safaris in Africa, tours in the Galapagos, India, the Amazon, many exotic places, and he says Tui Tai is the absolute best he’s experienced. Their web site does look like it’s an amazing experience: www.tuitai.com.
The web site shows they do a lot of good humanitarian things (humanitarian expeditions, donating wheelchairs, supplies, water tanks, emergency assistance to remote island villages). Cool example of how you can go on a great luxury-adventure vacation and at the same time really make a difference to a developing country like Fiji.
Safe travels & enjoy your adventure!