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    Ndravuni: a great assemby-hall

    by globetrott Updated Jun 25, 2014

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    This is something that you will still find mainly on remote islands like Ndravuni / Dravuni-island: A large assembly-hut, beeing open on the all sides and the columns that hold the top are decorated in a great way by leaves. For tourists like me they looked like bananleaves, BUT take a look at the comment below by VTmember Geraldine who lives in Fiji:
    actually it's coconut leaves that's on the columns and the rug (mat) is made from pandanus leaves which is locally known as Voivoi :)
    A very big part of the floor is covered by a rug made of voven leaves and that is the part, where you have to take off your shoes and hats .
    There are certain rules for tourists to obey regarding these huts:
    Dont enter local huts except you are invited by a local
    take off your hat, cap and shoes !

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    Sikh Temple

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Jun 14, 2014

    While in Nadi I heard that there was a Sikh temple in Lautoka, therefore I moved there to sleep for free my last two nights in Fiji, because I was very short of money, and I had to work in Guam and Hawaii to finance me, so I had to spend as little as possible if I wanted to finish successfully my around the world journey, which eventually would last a whole year.
    Sikhs temples observe everywhere the noble tradition to offer hospitality to the pilgrims and poor travelers.

    Sikh Temple in Lautoka
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    Get Wild on Treasure Island

    by Jessicaoff07 Written Mar 4, 2014

    1. Treasure Island

    Treasure Island is surrounded by a marine reserve and offers great swimming and snorkelling in crystal clear waters. Choose a spot on the palm-fringed sandy beach to relax and enjoy. The hidden treasures of the resort make it a great destination for families with a pool, tennis courts and mini-golf course.

    2. SeaView at Tropical Bounty Island

    Based at Tropical Bounty Island this 18m long seaquarium. It sits two thirds beneath the water so guests can experience the wonder of the amazing underwater marine life.The SeaView comfortably seats up to 47 people for a day tour or join us for our night tours where our 32 underwater lights showcase the Fiji reef life at night.

    3. Tropical Watersports Fiji

    If you're looking for some adventure in the water...the Fiji Watersports is a must. If you're up for an adrenaline rush, Tropical Watersports are the only operators of Flyboarding. The Flyboard is a watersports apparatus which allows propulsion underwater and in the air. If you're looking for other watersports not quite as intense, check out their scuba diving courses, snorkelling, kayaking or spearfishing.

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    NDRAVUNI: an almost natural island

    by globetrott Written Aug 27, 2012

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    Dravuni Island is called Ndravuni Island in VT, so both names are possible and in any case this small island might be as close as possible to the native Fiji islands, that the european sailors found in the former centuries: No electricity, no cars, not even carriages, and everybody has to walk there!
    I am not sure if these local people live here all year long or maybe they just come here, when tourists are arriving on one of the many large cruise-ships ?
    In any case it was a great experience for me to see these colorfull huts and meet these friendly people, who also were performing some local singing and dancing.

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    SUVA: The Carnegie Library & other sights

    by globetrott Written Aug 25, 2012

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    There are also some interesting buildings with great colonial architecture in Suva like the Carnegie Library, that you will pass by on your way to the Fiji-national museum. Take a look at the roof that is a strange construction with various collumns holding the roof.
    For tourists it might be interesting to know, that you will find also an internet-cafe
    inside that library: it is open Mondays till Fridays from 09.30am till 05.30pm and
    Saturdays from 09.00am till 12.30. The fee for half an hour is 1,50 of the local currency.
    In my other pictures: some great buildings dating back to the early days of colonisation in Suva.

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    SUVA: The Fiji-museum

    by globetrott Written Aug 25, 2012

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    In the Fiji-museum in Suva you will not only find some great exhibits of the traditional sailingboats of Fiji, but also about the wildlife and the local history on these islands. The museum is free of charge, but a donation is expected and can be thrown into a box at the entrance.
    In lots of the souvenirshops on the Fiji-islands you will find replicas of traditional weapons, but here in the museum you will find the real ones, made of tropical wood like in my main picture.

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    SUVA: the famous clock-tower

    by globetrott Updated Aug 25, 2012

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    This is the famous clocktower of Suva and you will find it right in front of the Fiji-museum and inside the Botanical Garden / Thurston Gardens . This tower was built in 1913 in memory of O.J. Marks, he was the first Mayor of Suva, and he had lost his life in the sinking of a ship, the "SS.Empress of Ireland" in the St. Laucence River in Canada.

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    SUVA: The Thurston Gardens

    by globetrott Updated Aug 25, 2012

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    The Thurston Gardens & the Fiji Museum in Suva had been one of the highlights for me on my cruise to the Fiji-islands.
    The Fiji Museum is hidden inside the large Thurston Gardens that are surrounded by a long yellow fence. This garden is a botanical garden with lots of interesting plants and many very old trees. So you simply have to take the entrancegate at Victoria Parade and walk to the back of these gardens, where you will see the clock-tower and the Fiji Museum.

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    SUVA: the Government House

    by globetrott Updated Aug 16, 2012

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    This large building right in the centre of Suva is the Government House of Suva and all of the Fiji Islands. It has some kind of a strange architecture in my opinion and a small park in front of it. You cannot enter the building itself, but you can walk around of it if you like to.
    Next to the government House there is a large sportsfield - see it in my main picture in front of the building !

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    Suva is the capital of the Fiji Islands

    by globetrott Updated Aug 16, 2012

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    Suva is the capital of the Fiji Islands and it was also the only place in the Fiji Islands where we docked in a port, so it was easy to go ashore without long waitingtimes for tenderservice etc. Most sights of Suva can be done easily by taking a walk, so there is no real need to book any tour in advance. Dont miss the cathedral, the Fiji-museum and the presidential palace with its colorfull guide - he is wearing a kilt !
    There is also a lot of interesting colonial architecture to be seen in Suva, while you walk to the palace of the president.

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    SUVA: The cathedral of the Sacred Heart

    by globetrott Written Aug 16, 2012

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    Suva is the capital of the Fiji islands and this is the largest church that I saw in Suva: The cathedral of the Sacred Heart, a catholic church that is also worth to take a look inside, when you have enough time !
    This church is open all day for visitors and prayers, and taking photos inside is also no problem and that church with its thick walls is also a great place to cool down a bit on a hot day.
    Under the cathedral, in the basement of the church you will find also some public toilets, the entrance to them is from the side, outside of the cathedral !

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    Port Denarau is the port of Nadi

    by globetrott Written Aug 16, 2012

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    Port Denarau is mainly a large port of yachts but it includes also a square, where dancing-performances will be held for the cruise-passangers and around that square you will find lots of shops and cafes. There is a tourist-information as well and lots of local tour-oraganizers will have some stands there as well, so you will find a lot of possibilities to spend the day, without the need to book anything in advance onboard of your ship !
    In case you simply want to go to a beach, take the Bula-bus, a hop-on-hop-off bus taking you around in the circle-road to all the various hotels of the area.
    Click on the link below and read more about it in my Nadi-page !

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    Learn How to Weave Baskets, etc

    by AusPinay Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    At Sofitel Fij Spa and Resort , Denarau Island, there were also free lessons on weaving using palm leaves. The native Fijians who are always jolly are so patient with us foreigners! They taught us to weave the palm leaves to make baskets and even hats!

    a happy weaver Kids can learn to weave too!
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    Cruising

    by Alicja1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You can not say that you have seen Fiji without crusing between the island. The chose little bit more expensive version: cruising on board of the magnificent 100-foot schooner "Whales Tale", on 1 day 5-islands (visiting 2 uninhabited)cruise. We had all day food, drinks and entertaiment included in the price and it was worth every penny. We did lots of snorking, swimming, singing and we saw one of the most beautiful sunsets we could imagine

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    FIJI MUSEUM SUVA

    by wanderingbilly Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A TRIP TO FIJI USUALLY MEANS STAYING IN A FANCY 5 STAR HOTEL WITH NOTHING MUCH TO DO BUT RELAX, NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT BUT AT SOME POINT IN YOUR TRIP I THINK ITS A GOOD IDEA TO SEE AROUND THE COUNTRY YOU ARE SO LUCKY TO BE IN.
    WELL ONE OF THE TRIPS WE TOOK WHILE ON FIJI WAS TO THE MUSEUM OF FIJI WHICH IS SITUATED IN THE CAPITAL SUVA. WE WENT ON THIS TRIP WITH A DRIVER WE HIRED FOR THE DAY, SUVA IS THE WORKING HEART OF FIJI AND THE DAY WE WHERE THERE IT WAS REALLY HOT AND HUMID, THEY SAY SUVA IS THE ONLY PLACE ON FIJI WHERE THE BUILDINGS ARE HIGHER THAN THE PALM TREE'S... WHILE WE WHERE THERE WE SAW SITES SUCH AS THE GOVERMENT BUILDINGS WHERE THE PARLIAMENT WAS HELD UNTIL THE 1987 COUP, IT HAS SINCE BEEN MOVED TO AN AREA OF SUVA CALLED MAUNIKAU.
    THE MUSEUM ITSELF IS VERY CLOSE TO THE NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, ITS RIGHT IN THE HEART OF THE CITY'S BOTANICAL GARDENS, AND HOUSES ARCHAEOLOGICAL MATERIAL THAT DATES BACK OVER 3000 YEARS. THE MUSEUM ALSO CHARTS THE HISTORY OF BOTH FIJI'S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND OTHERS THAT HAVE SETTLED ON FIJI OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS.
    WHAT REALLY INTERESTED ME WAS THE SECTION ON CANNIBALISM WHICH IS EXCELENT. BUT THE REAL SURPRISE WAS THAT THE MUSEUM HAS PART OF THE SHIP "BOUNTY" ON DISPLAY,
    I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES..WOW !! PART OF THE SHIP FROM MUTANY ON THE BOUNTY.. THIS ALONE MADE THE TRIP WORTHWHILE. ADMISSION IS ONLY $F 7.00 EACH.
    ALL IN ALL THE MUSEUM IS WELL WORTH A LOOK ON YOUR TRIP TO FIJI. THE BOUNTY ALONE MADE SURE I WENT HOME A HAPPY BOY...

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