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SCUBA S DIV­ING

Al­ways A Al­wayswant­edto wanted to try scuba div­ing? d Well, there’s no bet­ter place to give it a go than in Fiji! As you swim among amaz­ing co­ral reefs and ru­ins, your in­struc­tor will gen­tly pick up crea­tures for you to touch, such as starfish, sea cu­cum­bers and clams. If you’re lucky, you’ll also spot stingrays, sea tur­tles, eels and maybe a reef shark or two!

SAWA- I- LAU CAVES

A quick b boat ride id f from Blue l La­goon Beach Re­sort, the mag­i­cal Sawa-i-lau caves are a must-see! With a lo­cal guide lead­ing the way, the first cave you’ll come across is filled with nat­u­ral light. As you float and splash about in the clear, cool wa­ter, feel your­self be­ing to­tally trans­formed by the raw beauty of the lime­stone rock for­ma­tions. Af­ter a short swim through an un­der­wa­ter pas­sage – don’t freak out, it’s lit­er­ally about one me­tre long! – you’ll find your­self in the sec­ond cham­ber, which is in com­plete dark­ness! Mak­ing your way back to the first cave, you’ll be given the op­por­tu­nity to climb up in­side the cave wall – and jump off a ledge into the pool be­low. Lo­cals be­lieve that if a woman can’t fit through the small gap that is the en­trance, then she’s newly preg­nant!

VIL­LAGE VISIT

W Whileit­doesn’tnec­es­sar­ily While it doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily sc scream ad­ven­ture, a visit to a l lo­cal vil­lage is still an ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­ity – and gives you the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence the real Fiji. Check your re­sort’s web­site – or daily ac­tiv­ity board once you’re there! – to see if they’re be­ing of­fered and the costs.

TRA­DI­TIONAL KAVA CER­E­MONY

At Atma many ny of the re­sorts re­sorts, guests are in­vited to take part in a kava cer­e­mony, which is the tra­di­tional way Fi­jians wel­come vis­i­tors to their vil­lage. The drink is made from plant roots, which get crushed and mixed with wa­ter.

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