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 !more
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.more
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.more
Everything that might be of interest for the ordinary tourist is within walking-distance from the place where the tenderboats are landing. I took a walk of about 2 hours in the hot sun and as this was my only visit in Savusavu, you can see here in my page how much you can see and enjoy within that quite short periode of time.All places of interest...more
The ones of you who are daring enough might even try to take one of the many local buses that are waiting on the big square in front of the covered market in Savusavu.Dont expect to find an AC, but a lot of the windows will be open and cool down the bus a bit while driving. Most drivers will speak english and tickets have to be payed in the local...more
When you are coming by cruiseship, your ship has to anchor outside of the port and the small tenderboats will take you ashore within a time of about 15 minutes.The landingplace of the tenderboats will be at a shopping-centre including also a travelagency, there might be local musicians like we enjoyed them there all day long.There is no further...more
As soon as you have left the building, where the tenderboats are landing you will find a large amount of stands offering all kinds of souvenirs for you !
What to buy: When you buy anything to wear, it should be no problem to take it back to your homecountry, BUT when it comes to wooden souvenirs you might get into troubles in case that you travel back to Australia, where wooden goods are strictly forbidden to bring into the country, except for a few "sealed items" (what-ever that means!)
What to pay: Prices are average
Bula or Bula, Bula is something that you will hear quite often, when you take a walk on any of the Fiji Islands. Bula is the local word for "hello, how are you?" and a lot of people will great tourists as well that way in the streets.It is always ment in a friendly way, and almost never it is just a way to get in contact with a potential customer....more
The water around the island and in Savusavu is cristall clear and so you can see a lot of tropical fishes there in the water, while waiting for the tenderboats to take you back to the ship.
Fondest memory: The weather was quite hot in the middle of November 2011, when I got to Savusavu by the cruiseship Dawn Princess. Most of the shops did take only their local currency.
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