Pretty much everything except for bar bills and black pearls! (There’s a black pearl farm in Savusavu which sells beautiful jewellery – you’ll need a credit card for that.)
The programme includes a number of activities – and there are more if you want. We plan the courses to give you a mixture of time for the course itself, local excursions when we take you to a beach or out to a village, and free time for relaxing or getting on with your own projects. Here’s a quick summary of what is and isn’t included (and most people find that the programme covers enough), and then there’s a description of the activities.
Check out the webpage for the individual course prices.
The price for all courses covers:
- Airport transfers from Savusavu airport
- Accommodation at Daku Resort
- All meals during the course
- Course fees
- Activities and excursions as listed
- Travel. (We are happy to quote on these and book them for you if requested. Flight prices fluctuate according to demand.)
- Travel insurance
- Costs of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry
- Course materials – this is mainly for the art courses. We’ll send you a list of materials before you come.
- Extra activities not on the programme.
- Overnight stays in Nadi
Activities vary slightly depending on the course, so have a look at the individual programmes. Here’s a quick rundown on what there is to do.
All courses include:
- Tapa making demonstration. Tapa is the decorated bark cloth widely used in Fijian ceremonies. One of our staff will show you how the bark cloth is made, and will then decorate it in front of you. This is more of a chick thing but some men find it pretty fascinating too.
- Beach or boat outing. We stay a bit vague on this because we judge it on the weather and on what you, the group, want to do. Sometimes we go snorkelling, sometimes we take the boat to a nearby beach, sometimes we take a taxi round to the other side of the peninsula and go to a beach for a picnic.
- Visit to Savusavu town. Well, that’s a bit of a no-brainer – it’s an easy taxi ride in and you will almost certainly go back more than once. The market is fun to look at, and there are some nice shops for souvenirs. You can also get the local tailors to make you up a garment pretty fast.
- Visit to local village for a meke. A meke is a traditional dance and they do it with tremendous energy and colour. You’ll also be able to wander around the village and see how Fijian villagers live.
- Optional visit to Savusavu Yacht Club. A picturesque setting in Savusavu Bay, which can sometimes be very tranquil, and others full of boisterous yachties and locals.
And then there is all this too:
- Massage. One hour $60 $70. We will put massages on your tab.
- Great snorkeling – the resort has supplies of masks and snorkels although if you have your own, bring them along. You can go outside Daku; we can also take you to Split Rock about 5km down the road (also accessible by taxi) or out to Lesciaceva Reef on the boat.
- You can arrange to go diving, or fit in an early morning fishing trip.
- Mountain hikes behind the resort – lots of bird life although not easy to see in the thick rainforest canopy. Bring some tennis shoes – preferably not new as it often gets muddy.
- Kayaking: Doubles
- Pearl farm – Savusavu has a black pearl farm producing quality pearls. The visit takes roughly 2 hours and costs $25.
- Waterfall trip – $10 entrance and $60 taxi.