Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort
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... as well. We wandered along the foreshore and found a path that people seemed to be following. There were a few fire pits that seemed to be recently used but we weren’t sure if they were burning to cook or burning to burn. Anyhow, then we stumbled upon the pigpens. (Don’t become friends with dinner). Obviously these people have to eat, and these pigs were relatively free range… especially considering how factory farms work these days! One ...
... locals not only tolerate the intrusion, but embrace it, often inviting passersby to sit down with them under the communal thatched gazebo and chat. Very cute was the children's school choir singing for us as we came off the pier, even as crazy as that juxtaposition was -- it's summer, it's 85 degrees and here are dark-skinned Fijian children singing Christmas carols.
We, too walked the paths that circle the island, and once away from the village, ...
... largest reef in the world, the Great Astrolabe Reef. My home for the week is a Bure (sleeping house) at a dive centre on the north side of the island next to 2 small villages.
A drum is ratted to tell us that meals are ready and at 5am for the first week of each month there is drum roll in the village followed by a hooting conchshell to summon the dutiful to church. In a place where each day, week, month, year slip into one another it probably helps to focus the mind. ...
... decided to show off a bit and climbed a coconut tree (barefoot) and worked their way around the fronds to the nuts and sent down several drinking nuts for us... Pretty amazing skill and strength.
The next day it was a hike to the top of the island for a view of the reefs and lagoon. Along the way, we traversed through the village gardens and out to the beach on the windward side of the island. While the beach was pretty, what was ...
... people come and go each day it's fun meeting up with those you've met earlier in the week and exchanging experiences of the different resorts. The next day we did some more snorkelling before we moved on to Bounty Island where much to our surprise the bura was even more comfortable than the previous ones with a mosquito net making the bed seem very romantic under sheaves of white netting! plus own own hammock right on the sea edge. The ...