Suva, a multiracial city, is the pulsing heart of the South Pacific. Its location is on a hilly peninsula in the southeast corner of Viti Levu Island, the largest in the Fijian archipelago. Suva was named the country's capital in 1882; the former capital was Luvuka. Suva's natural harbour was no doubt a deciding factor that prompted the change. Its port is the country's main shipping facility, accommodating vessels from all over the world. The town is backed by the lush green hills of the Suva-Rewa range. View more
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Spend this half-day tour in a tropical paradise in its truest sense. After boarding your coach, travel along the scenic bay-side road to the Flora Tropica Gardens, a plant nursery comprising five acres of hillside and creek flats. Wander along the elevated timber walkways and stone paths to view the many varieties of variegated and flowering shrubs including orchids, heliconias, water lilies and more than forty different tropical fruit trees. The highlight of the garden is the palm collection, with more than 250 varieties from around the world, including many that are classified as rare and endangered. After exploring this expansive garden, take a break in the rest areas along the walkway and enjoy the glorious views over the gardens and across Savusavu Bay. Chat with your hosts, Jim and Marijani while you enjoy a fresh fruit juice pressed from fruits harvested from the garden, or tea or coffee. Flora Tropica Gardens is a registered participant in the worldwide implementation of the International Agenda in support of plant conservation, environmental awareness and sustainable development as recognized by BGCI (Botanical Gardens Conservation International).
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity and is not suitable for guests who have limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Expect hot and humid weather; dress in lightweight clothing and bring adequate protection from the sun.
Spectacular Savusavu Bay provides the perfect environment to create Fiji's natural gems, the J. Hunter pearls, renowned for their beautiful hues of soft pastels and exceptionally bold tones together with the rare "Fiji Gold". Thousands of black lip pearl oysters adorn the Bay and the pristine, nutrient rich waters, along with dedicated farm management, produce some of the world's largest and most beautiful pearls. The tour will begin with a boat ride to the farm where you will see the different stages of black pearl development. Return to J. Hunter Headquarters and witness the opening of a mature oyster to reveal a natural underwater treasure. J Hunter pearls are unsurpassed in their lustre, giving them a natural radiance that emanates from deep within. View the stunning array of pearls and jewellery in their showroom and if the mood takes you, purchase your own precious memory of Savusavu.
Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of activity. It is not suitable for guests who have limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to climb in and out of a boat. Expect hot and humid weather; dress in lightweight clothing and bring adequate protection from the sun.
The Waisali Reserve is one of the last remaining unexploited forests in Fiji and is the natural habitat for the native Fijian hardwood, some of these trees are over 100 years old. The reserve is approximately 53 acres (130 hectares). Around 50% of the protected area is dense Dakua (Fiji Kauri) forest. Other native trees prevalent in the area include native softwoods such as Yaka and Yasi. Some of these trees have been around for more than a hundred years. There are about 30 species of Orchids found in the area. Birds found in the reserve include the rare Orange Dove, the Red Shining Parrot, the Collared Lory and the Orange Breasted Myzomela among others. At this time there are 21 species of birds found in the reserve, which represents about 40% of the breeding land bird species found in Fiji.
The serenity of this forest is disturbed only by the occasional sound of the barking pigeon and moving stream water. Take time to rest in the bure, beside the rock pool, home to finfish, eels, prawns and freshwater snails. The reserve freshwater fauna are unique so the pool is kept undisturbed and is not suitable for swimming.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity and is not suitable for guests who have limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Expect hot and humid weather; dress in lightweight clothing and bring adequate protection from the sun. Shoes/boots suitable for hiking are required.