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 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|
|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|
|(any time)||OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES:|
|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|
|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|
|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)|