Published: 23 December 2015 by: Tiana Templeman

Take a day trip to Modriki Island; photo: Tiana Templeman

3. Divine day trips

Whether you opt to stay on Viti Levu or venture further afield, there is a dazzling array of excursions to choose from. Captain Cook Cruises depart Denarau on a fully rigged tall ship which takes travellers on a day cruise to Tivua Island. Everything is provided on the island, from complimentary snorkelling gear and paddle boards to alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a buffet lunch and entertainment on the trip back.

Those seeking a ‘holiday with heart’ can spend a day volunteering on a community building program at a local village. Community tourism experiences depart from Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort on Tuesdays and Thursdays and include time to work on the project and mix with the school children and local villagers. Lunch and a visit to the historic Tavuni Fort is also included.

If you are staying in the Mamanucas, a trip to Modriki Island where Castaway was filmed is not to be missed. Even if you have never seen the movie, the scenery alone makes this a day trip worth doing. While there are plenty of trips geared to tourists, for a truly local experience nothing beats an afternoon at the rugby. The fast playing style, impressive ball skills and electric atmosphere will have you cheering as loud as the locals. Ask at your resort for information on buying tickets.

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