Your flight is confirmed, your accommodation is booked, you’ve read up about all the beauty Fiji has to offer and you can’t wait to get there. Next up, planning your week of activities in paradise. Upon arrival your complimentary transfer collects you from the airport and as you take your scenic drive along the Savusavu coastline to the resort, you soon realise that the odds of this Hidden Paradise being true are pretty high!
The biggest problem you will find is how you can possibly take advantage of all the great activities and events we have on offer at our resort while relaxing at the same time. The locals might be on Fiji time but you probably have a week plus booked with us so you don’t want to miss a thing!
So here is our quick list of ‘What not to miss’ during your stay at Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa.
Start your week with the Vuadomo Village and Waterfall Tour. A morning excursion, you will be driven up into the hills of Savusavu and down deep into the rainforest where you will get to visit the Vuadomo villagers. Experience the cultural presentation conducted to seek permission from the village before an easy trek to Vuadomo Waterfall. Cool off with a plunge or rock jump into the crystal clear waters of the natural” swimming pool.
This tour runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. After a tropical snack (usually plucked from the local plantations at Vuadomo you will be driven back to the resort, just in time for lunch. This trip is often tagged by many of our guests as the ‘if you only do one trip make sure this is it’ activity.
Get the experts advice on arranging your flowers ‘tropical style’ on Tuesday morning from our floral designer.
Explore the local gardens and get the chance to understand the amazing herbal “remedies” that many of the Fijian plants growing throughout the resort offer. Hear ancestral tales and truths about their origins. You’ll even get to taste a few samples from our very own organic farm.
The two hour walking tour is a great way to get to understand the local vegetation and runs every Wednesday.
Thursday is our cultural day! It starts with the preparation of your Lovo Banquet. This is an underground earth oven, where your dinner is cooked on hot coals and heated rocks. You can watch from the preparation stages until it is “unearthed” and table ready for you to enjoy for your Banquet Dinner.
Your pre-dinner entertainment is a performance of the Meke. Be charmed and entertained by traditional Fijian song and dances performed by the local village talent. Afterward sit down to the Lovo Banquet full of freshly baked delicacies and local produce.
Don’t miss out on our Sunset Cocktail Party. When you stay at Koro Sun we want you to feel that you are part of our family and ththis includes getting the chance to capture some of the best views of the island. There is no better way to do this from the top. You will be transported to the premium accommodation on the resort, the Mountain Top Villa where you can chat to the Manager and experience spectacular views of the coastline from the balcony. Drink in the sunset with our complimentary Koro Cocktail Punch and some Fijian style hors d’oeuvres.
This is only available to adults and only happens on Fridays.
Dinner is a ‘create your own’ Mongolian Stir Fry night. Load up your plate full with our organic vegies and fresh fish, chicken or beef, choose noodles or rice and hand it over to our chefs to work their magic and deliver you your very own flavour sensation sizzling fresh from the wok!
Take a trip into town* on the busiest day of the week to purchase some keepsakes and souvenirs. A stop off at the local Hot Springs gives you the insiders view on how the locals do their cooking before taking a stroll down the main street of Savusavu. Visit the bustling markets and check out some local handicraft stores. Take a stroll along the edge water promenade or cool off with an ice cream from the newest cafe on the block.
The Town Trip runs every Saturday and Thursday morning.
Join us on Sunday for a truly spiritual experience by attending a local church service. You will be warmly welcomed to experience the harmonic voices and join the locals in worship.
This service includes your transport to and from the nearby Methodist church.
Your pre-dinner entertainment on Sundays is a performance by the Wainuvia Choir. The group is made up from all ages and is guaranteed to fill your soul with their enthusiasm for a tune.
This is just a small taste of all the events and activities we have on offer during your stay. We hope it will help pre plan your days. We have many complimentary activities available too, including tennis, volleyball, golf, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling, rainforest trekking, cycling and hand line fishing. For a tropical experience there’s also cooking classes, coconut demonstrations, school visits and a pearl presentation.
The Namena Divers also off a multitude of snorkelling, diving and game fishing excursions.
Make sure you find time to indulge yourself in a treatment at our award winning Rainforest Spa during your stay too.
All that has to make you just a little bit excited about your trip. Don’t forget you also have to fit lots of naps and lounging beside the pool (or your hammock) under our tropic skies.
We can’t wait to meet you and show you all the best from our own hidden paradise!
Author: Kristine Ballard