Experiences

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Salt Lake River Kayak 

Float down the peaceful Qaloqalo River, past dense mangrove forests, to the remote Salt Lake. Here you’ll experience the pure tranquility and silence of this untouched region. Fed by the ocean tides, the pristine lake covers 100 acres, and creates an inland sea perfect for kayaking. Ancient Fijians used the river as a short cut to the beautiful Natewa Bay.


Charged · Off-island experience

Signature experience

Vuodomo Waterfall 

Vuadomo waterfall is about 30 kilometers from Savusavu on the west side of Vanua Levu. Here you can experience a local Fijian village, before taking a short walk to the waterfall and enjoy a dip in the refreshing water. An excellent opportunity for photographs and seeing Fiji’s beautiful hinterland.


Charged · Off-island experience

Savusavu Helicopter

Experience the best of Fiji’s ‘Hidden Paradise’ from the air. Guests can enjoy VIP transfers to and from Labasa or Taveuni airport, or customise a private joy ride or scenic flight, right from Savasi Island, with your tour guide and pilot Gil. An exhilarating ride. More information & rates


Charged · On-island experience

Herbal Walking Tour

Fiji has an abundance of beautiful plants and herbs. During this informative and hands-on tour you’ll discover some of the natural medicinal qualities they possess, and the practical ways in which they’ve been used by the Fijian people for hundreds of years. This tour takes place right at Savasi Island.


Complimentary · On-island experience

Volcanic outcrops

One of the first things you’ll notice at Savasi are the stunning volcanic outcrops on which the villas are built. The majority of Fiji’s islands were in fact formed through volcanic activity starting around 150 million years ago, and geothermal activity still occurs on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. Today you can still witness this unique topography.


Complimentary · On-island experience 

Diving

Experience the magic of the reef with Korosun Dive, located right at Savasi Island’s marina. Known for some of the best diving in the world, you’re sure to be inspired by Fiji’s underwater paradise. Grey sharks, Hawksbills turtles, Spotted Eagle rays, Barracuda, Hammerhead sharks and dramatic cavern swim-throughs are just some of things you can expect.

Snorkelers can join the dive boat every morning for complimentary access to Korosun Dives full range of sites.


Charged · Off-island experience · Snorkelers free

Hiking

Take a gentle walk or a more serious hike through the thick Fijian jungle and energise your senses. There are a range of rainforest experiences awaiting you all within an hour of Savasi Island.


Complimentary · On and off-island experience

Fishing

Test your skill aboard Savasi’s 28ft fishing boat. Sailfish, mahi mahi, Spanish mackeral or walu are just a few of the local species. We also arrange game or sport fishing tours for the more adventurous!


Charged · Off-island experience

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle surfing is a fun water activity suitable for everyone – and there’s no need to schedule around high or low tides.  Just grab a board and go.


Complimentary · On-island experience

Mud Crabbing

Mud crabs hide in estuaries and mangroves during the day and come out after dark. At the right time of year, you’ll be able to learn traditional hunting methods. Bring your catch to the kitchen and enjoy the taste of your freshly caught seafood..


Complimentary · Seasonal · On and off-island experience

Blowholes

Enjoy this majestic sight right from our restaurant – or get up close and personal, by kayaking across the canal to the coral flat. This natural phenomena is caused by shafts in the coral growing inwards and upwards, allowing water to pressurise and stream out at the reefs surface.


Complimentary · On-island experience

Namena Marine Reserve

Known to be one of the best diving spots in all of Fiji, this exclusive site is home to many endemic and rare species. The reserve is reached by a boat with Korosun Dive, located on Savasi Island’s marina.


Charged · Off-island experience

Moonlight Snorkel

Experience a whole different world beneath the waves after dark. The reef comes alive, with corals opening up like flowers and shrimp scampering like bees to their honey. A rewarding experience for whoever gives it a try!


Charged · On-island experience

Dolphin Encounter

An experience not easily forgotten. Spend the morning spotting dolphins at Natewa Bay, the South Pacific’s largest bay and home to two pods of spinner dolphins. Please note this activity is subject to minimum booking numbers and must be arranged in advance.


Charged · Off-island experience

Split Rock

Split Rock is 150 metres off shore in Savusavu Bay located just 15 minutes from Savasi Island. This large coral head is named for the distinctive split down one side. At the bottom of the split you can see purple gorgonian fans and pale yellow soft corals.


Charged · Off-island experience

Cooking classes

Let our experienced chefs guide you through the preparation of a dish like banilolo (steamed coconut bread) or kokoda (fresh walu in coconut cream), a refreshing Fijian specialty. You’ll learn about some staple local ingredients and how to weave them into tantalising Fijian cuisine.


Complimentary · On-island experience

Local church

If you wish to experience a Fijian church service at a nearby village, you will be very welcome on any given Sunday. Enjoy the soulful harmonies of the choir and hear a pastors address his congregation.


Charged · Off-island experience

Coconut Demonstration

Learn about the amazing coconut tree and its many uses in Fiji which give it the name ‘Tree of Life’. You’ll learn the history of weaving palm fronds and can try making your own Fijian crafts.


Complimentary · On-island experience

Pearl Farm Tour 

Black J. Hunter pearls are one of the prides of Fiji, and sought after internationally for their unique, non-traditional colours. Located just 15 minutes away in Savusavu Bay, this makes an excellent excursion and snorkelling trip. Visit fijipearls.com for more information.


Charged · Off-island experience

Meke

Music is woven into the fabric of Fiji and the ‘Meke’ embraces traditional song and dance to tell of legends, love stories, and spirits of the islands. Dances can vary from a hair-raising warriors spear dance, to a gentle and graceful fan dance.


Complimentary · On-island experience

Lovo

A traditional lovo feast at Savasi is a wonderful way to experience the real Fiji. An array of meats and vegetables are placed in an earth oven, lined with palms and hot coals, and left to cook over a number of hours. The resulting flavours are deliciously earthy and smokey.


Complimentary · On-island experience

Village visit

Guests can experience life in a local village first hand. Learn about the culture and traditions, attend a church service, or practice a little Fijian with the people widely considered the friendliest in the world!


Charged · Off-island experience

Seasonal experience

Balolo 

During this annual event, many types of coral will simultaneously release their spawn in the form of ‘balolo’ worms. Occurring during November, the spectacle is unique to Fiji and Samoa. The annual arrival of ‘balolo’ is signalled by the excited shouting of villagers everywhere, who will rush to collect the moss green or reddish-brown worms. They are considered a Pacific delicacy, not unlike caviar.


Complimentary · Seasonal · Rare experience

Local market

Savusavu market boasts a myriad of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as unique local foods like cassia bark (cinnamon), bush dhaniya (coriander), wild honey, avocado, cabacaba lobster, fresh mullet and sici shells. It is best visited on a Saturday.


Charged · Off-island experience