I started my first tour in Fiji today, a 4-day trip around the island of Viti Levu. Our first day brought us to the Robinson Crusoe Island Resort, a little island that you can walk around in about 30 minutes, with electricity from 7 am to midnight, bucket showers (quite an experience and you need a lot less water for shower than you would expect) and of course no wifi. In total we were only around 10 guests on the island so we had all the attention from the guys responsible for entertaining the tourists
We started with some snorkeling which was great - so many different and colourful fish as well as watching two guys from the resort hunt for fish, which was just as interesting as the fish. After lunch we continued with a weaving demonstration paired with drinking fresh coconut water and eating fresh pineapple. Quite funny to see these rather burly guys sit down on a mat and weave these delicate little things like a bird, a fish, a flower...
In the evening we were shown how to make jewellery out of coconuts - I am now the proud owner of a handmade bangle - and had some fun dressing up in Fijian dance gear and learning some dance moves. Finally we had a bonfire on the beach with some fire dancing and then just stargazing until we could no longer keep our eyes open.
Overall, a very chill yet also activity filled day - perfect!