Things to Do

The Twin-Waterfall Hike Daytrip is one of many activities for retreat guests including horse riding, bili bili water rafting, river ‘beach’ volleyball, fishing with locals, harvesting and preparing local foods, learning handicrafts from the local village women, and more. For large groups and companies, there are also teamwork activities including mini-Olympics, group hikes, upstream swimming competitions, bili bili raft making and racing, and more.

Otherwise visitors can simply relax and become immersed in traditional Fijian life of yesterday: sleeping in traditional Fijian Bures handcrafted by villagers using local materials such as bamboo and Sago Palm; eating Fijian foods sourced from the surrounding mountainside crops; and enjoying the natural environment of the river and the tropical highlands.

Local Guides

Local Guides are provided for all activities that range from river swimming (option of ‘upstream swimming competitions’ for a laugh); bili bili rafting (can include the teamwork activity of bamboo raft making and racing); mountain and river hikes (several options); ‘beach’ volleyball on the sandy riverbank; river aerobics; personal training activities (we have a trained personal trainer and former semi-professional overseas rugby player on staff); traditional cooking (and the option to harvest your own food from the mountainous crops of Navunikabi Village), and more! In the evening there is kava drinking, guitar singing and games, bon fire (optional), meke lessons (traditional dance lessons – optional), and more.

 

Most Activities are Free

Following are some of the free and paid activities provided to visitors to Namosi Eco Retreat. Visitors who wish to partake in these activities pay the following fees (Fiji$).

DAY & TIME EXAMPLES OF DAILY ACTIVITIES COST $FJD

(Adults, and children 12 and under)

7am Daily Help light fire to boil hot tea and cook breakfast Free
7:30-9am Breakfast Free
9-10 Morning mountain moment – walk to mountain top – ideal for nature lovers and birdwatchers Free
10:30-12pm noon Farm work. Harvest dinner Free
11am-12pm Fish Feeding (temporarily cancel, post-cyclone Winston) Free
11am-12pm Help prepare traditional Fijian lunch Free
12-1pm Lunch Free
(any time) OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:
River swimming Free
Swimming with the bili bili (bamboo) raft Free
Hiking the retreat mountain Free
River ‘beach’ volleyball Free
Touch football, volleyball and soccer at the retreat Free
Guitar singing and local entertainment each evening Free
River or retreat aerobics Free
Bon fire Free
Village Tour $20 adult, $10 children
From 8/9am (Book in advance) Trek and Waterfall Day Trip with packed lunch (6 hours) a) Daytrippers: $94 pp ($40 child)

b) Retreat guests: $65 ($40 child)

River rafting (make and sail bamboo ‘bili bili’) $45.pp 2hrs
Horseride $40.pp 1hour
Horse ride along the river, then return by river rafting $75pp
Massage $40 hr, $25 half hour.
Hair Braiding From $2.50
Fiji Cooking Classes $30.pp
Evening / pre-sunset
(6pm approx. Sunset walk to river (optional: river bath) Free
Help prepare food Free
Nightly Kava Sessions & Local Storytelling (Kava coin donation)
OPTIONAL EVENING ACTIVITIES: Massage, Hair Braiding, etc (refer to Activities listing)

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