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Paradise Courses – fabulous retreats in Fiji

A week of learning and relaxation to inspire you…wrapped up in a holiday.

Paradise Courses at Daku Resort - fabulous retreats
Paradise Courses at Daku Resort - fabulous retreats
Paradise Courses at Daku Resort - fabulous retreats
Paradise Courses at Daku Resort - fabulous retreats
Paradise Courses at Daku Resort - fabulous retreats
Paradise Courses at Daku Resort - fabulous retreats
Snorkelling with the sergeant majors at Split Rock


Paradise Courses at Daku Resort - fabulous retreats

Art and Painting

Stunning locations, sweeping views. A passionate teacher who works with you every day. Fellow painters to share your triumphs.

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Paradise Courses at Daku Resort - fabulous retreats

Yoga and Mindfulness

Your practice takes place in our yoga shala with its breathtaking views of the palm trees and the bay – a place of deep tranquillity.

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Paradise Courses at Daku Resort - fabulous retreats

Choral Singing

A glorious week of a capella singing; both with others – and with a local Fijian choir, ending with a concert.

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Paradise Courses at Daku Resort - fabulous retreats

Snorkeling and diving

See the famous soft corals of Fiji, swim amongst clouds of sergeant majors, and and see sharks, rays and turtles.

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Paradise Courses at Daku Resort - fabulous retreats

Other adventures

This is an eclectic page where we’ve put in all our other courses – birdwatching, an Oxbridge alumni week and anything else that crops up.

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Here’s a list of all courses by category.


Collage workshop with Gina : July 28 – Aug 4

Award winning Tasmanian artist Gina brings her unique approach to Fiji for a collage workshop. Collecting images, playing with the original intent, she explores the beauty, humour and mystery in people and their surroundings. It is inherently a poetic process forming new connections between disparate items taken out of context. Specific exercises help you discover your own story to express, in your own way without fear. A sense of fun, quirky outcomes and sharing is encouraged.

Yoga and Mindfulness

Fiji Yoga Retreat: with Vivienne Dias March 17 – 24, 2019

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Book by Jan 30 for special prices. COURSE CONFIRMED Vivienne is a born teacher. She injects joy and compassion into her classes in equal measure, both pushing and encouraging her students, but also taking time to rest and laugh and embrace the soaring spirit of a practice.

Yoga Works 200 Hour Destination Training July 7 – Aug 2, 2019

Join Alicia Cheung and Oliver Reinsch on a trip of a lifetime to Fiji. Immerse yourself in a yoga training and become a part of the island lifestyle with snorkeling, SUP, authentic Fijian outdoor meals and breathtaking ocean views! Meeting over the course of 25 days, each day will include practice, instruction and discussion in a peaceful yogic setting.

Yoga retreat with Carol Knaap: August 17 – 24 2019

COURSE CONFIRMED. The retreat provides an escape from everyday life, allowing you to return refreshed, relaxed and renewed. With twice-daily practices the outcomes of your practice are amplified. You can attend as many or as few sessions as you wish. There will also be plenty of free time to relax, absorb and reflect.

Therapeutic hatha yoga – kids go free – with Liz Bennett, August 24 – 31 2019

KIDS GO FREE. Bringing together a well- tuned knowledge of the body through physiotherapy and hatha yoga, Liz teaches in a diverse and deeply insightful style that encourages you to explore your body and discover your strength and stability through breath and body awareness with movement. During this retreat you will develop skills in your nervous system to feel and integrate your body, breath and mind; to move with more ease, and to nurture your lightness and power as you walk through life.


A choral workshop With Rachel Hore 16 – 23 November 2019

Rachel’s Choral workshop in Fiji is a joyous week in a beautiful location: a feast of workshops wrapped up in a holiday in Fiji. In the mornings, everyone comes together to learn and practice songs in 3 and 4 part harmony, singing from Rachel’s collection of contemporary Australian, gospel and world music songs.

Diving and snorkeling

  • Snorkeling and Diving Courses in Fiji

Fiji Dive Package – great combination of sites

The Northern isles of Fiji make for a rich cultural experience different from the rest of Fiji. Combining this with world class diving Daku Resort and Paradise Taveuni have come together to offer a combo package for the adventurous traveler willing to go off the beaten track.

  • Snorkelling with the sergeant majors at Split Rock

Guided snorkeling with marine biology lectures

The reefs around Vanua Levu provide some of the most rewarding snorkelling in the world - a chance to see the famous soft corals of Fiji, swim amongst clouds of sergeant majors, anthias, damsel fish and jack fish, and see sharks, rays and turtles.

Other adventures –  Oxbridge Alumni forum, Birdwatching, Cycle Tours

  • Fiji Cycle Tours

Fiji cycle tour August 2018 and August 2019

A trip run by Escape Adventures, a small dynamic New Zealand company with destinations all over the world. The Fiji Islands 9 day cycle tour is a fascinating journey through rural Fiji, encountering lush rain forests, mountains, beaches and the unsurpassed hospitality of Fijian villages.

Oxbridge Alumni Forum in Fiji August 31 – September 5

A gathering of Oxbridge alumni from all around the world – USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Fiji for our fourth long weekend Fiji forum. It’s a it’s a rare opportunity to hear people with a lifetime’s experience in their field lay out some parts of their knowledge. It makes for a rich cross-referencing of thoughts and ideas in much the same way as we once did in the JCR or in late night discussions in our own rooms at college.

Birdwatching in Fiji : Flexible Course Dates

Birdwatching in Fiji offers the opportunity to see a number of tropical birds in their natural habitat. Our island, Vanua Levu, is home to a large number of birds, including the rare silktail which is found in the eastern end of the island.

At a glance…..

  • Courses length: one week : 7 nights (unless otherwise stated)
  • Prices from Aus$1950 for painting/singing/writing; $1750 for yoga; $1300 for guided snorkeling
  • Includes accommodation, meals, excursions and course fees
  • Excludes flights/ items of a personal nature eg drinks, laundry, travel insurance
  • Teachers from Australia / USA / New Zealand
  • Daily workshops
  • Excursions to see local sights and culture
  • Location: Daku Resort in Savusavu, Fiji
  • Dates: Look at our timetable of courses for the year and find one to suit your travel dates
Daku Resort

What you’ll experience.

We have a reputation for offering excellent week-long courses, taught by experienced and committed teachers from all over the world.

The week at Daku offers you  the opportunity to take time to learn fresh and exciting approaches in your field – time free from distractions and daily routine so you can…

  • relax into the beautiful surrounds of Daku Resort
  • be with like-minded people, share your interest, encourage each other’s progress, laugh and have fun…..
  • and come away with memories of a life-changing week in paradise.

Solo traveller?

Welcome! Most  people come to the course on their own, so you won’t be short of company.

If you want a shared room, we’ll match you up with someone; if we don’t have the right numbers, then you still get a room at the twin shared price – there’s no extra fee.

Travelling with someone not doing the course?

We have a reduced rate for friends / partners / spouses who are coming for the week but not doing the course.

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Phone: (+61) (02) 8094 1613

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