7AM: Grab breakfast at Bulaccino Cafe before starting your road trip along the Coral Coast. The road hugs the coastline, so make sure you’re looking out the window – not on your phone.
8.30AM: Make your first stop at Lancaster Press Gallery. This if Fiji’s only fine art print making studio, which specialises in hand made linocut, woodcut and mono prints. Inspired by local Fijian nature, both Peter’s studio prints are truly unique.
9.30AM: Just a short drive away, make your next stop at Lawai Village and take a tour. This beautiful village is known for creating traditional handmade pottery. The Lawai Villae locals go above and beyond to make their visitors feel welcome and create an amazing experience that allows you to gain insight into Fijian culture and artisanship.
11AM: Down the road, make your third stop at the tranquil Hot Glass Fiji. The studio, located on a hillside overlooking the sea, displays very impressive hand-blown crafts. Learn all about traditional glass blowing from the studio’s talented artists or try it yourself and do a class.
12.30AM: Arrive and check into Matanivusi Beach Eco Resort. This sustainable resort is truly a hidden paradise and allows you to enjoy the quiet and uncrowded side of Fiji.
Enjoy a Matanivusi’s healthy, conscious and delicious menu for lunch.
2PM: Ease into Fiji time and do a free afternoon yoga class at the resort. The class takes place on an elevated wooden deck, that overlooks a 200+ year old banyan tree and a lush , sacred rainforest. Sounds relaxing right?
4.30PM: Drive down the road to visit Fiji Beach House for the afternoon. The relaxed budget beach retreat has an unbeatable view and some very friendly resident dogs. Enjoy an incredible sunset drinking a beer in a beach front hammock or take a boat out and watch the sun go down while floating in the warm water.
7PM: Head back to your accommodation at Matanivusi to experience the restaurant’s impressive focus on sustainability - using seasonal fruits grown around the property, vegetables gathered from local villages and freshly daily caught fish.
After dinner take part in a traditional Kava ceremony. Be sure to listen carefully to the rules, respect the practice, feel your tongue tingle and have fun. They say kava is a muscle relaxing sedative, so enjoy a great night’s sleep after the ceremony.
DAY THREE – CORAL COAST AND SUVA