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Project Itinerary

Fiji Islands Discovered • 14 days

Our Fiji project is located in one of the most breathtaking spots on earth. Imagine white sand beaches, the pristine waters of the South Pacific, and a real glimpse of life in an island village. Discover the natural wonder of this remote area while you help to provide villages with fresh water, restore local school equipment and teach English and other vital skills to primary school children.


Day 1 Arrive in Nadi

Flight to Nadi. You will be met at Nadi International Airport by our friendly VESA staff members who will be easily recognisable with their VESA t-shirt and signs. Whatever your travel arrangements, please ensure you are at the international arrivals hall at the time of the group flight arrival. We will be transported by coach to our accommodation where you can spend the evening ‘acclimatising’ and getting to know your fellow volunteers. Overnight at hostel.

Accommodation:

Resort Relax Fiji

Day 2 Meet your host family

Breakfast and then coach to our village where you will be introduced to your host family. After settling in to your home stay, we will be properly introduced to the village in a traditional welcoming ceremony.

Accommodation:

Fijian Family Home Stay

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 Volunteer Week

You will begin your volunteer work on day 3. You will be split into groups to undertake the following: working with children in the village school teaching English and basic sanitation, renovating and revitalising the facilities with fresh coats of paint, installing new play equipment, and the construction and installation of bathrooms and water catchments composting units.

Daily Schedule:

The daily schedule will run as follows: 08.00 am – Breakfast 09:00 am – Begin Volunteer work 12.00 pm – Lunch 01.00 pm – Continue volunteer work 04.00 pm – End of work day 04:30 pm – Free time/activities 07:00 pm – Dinner 08:00 pm – Free time/activities

Accommodation:

Fijian Home Stay

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8-9 Snorkel in the Blue Lagoon

Overnight coach to Port Denarau then embark on a beautiful boat ride to Nabua Resort located on Nacula Island. Spend your days on the beach, in hammocks, playing volleyball, kayaking or snorkeling. Visit the historic Sawa-I-Lau caves and the famous Blue Lagoon. Optional hiking trails and fishing trips are available if you’re feeling adventurous. At night we will have some fun & games lined up… While you’re here, you can do as little or as much as you like!

Accommodation:

Nabua Lodge

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10-11 Scuba Dive around the Naviti islands

Cruise to Korovou Eco Tour Resort located in the Naviti group of islands – Long Live Island Life! Swim in the pool, hang by the bar, get a game of volleyball going, or try your luck in crab racing. Korovou is your chance to try scuba diving at world‑class reefs (optional). Spend the morning snorkeling at the coral gardens with the reef sharks and your afternoon trekking to Honeymoon Beach or just relaxing in a hammock for the day.

Accommodation:

Korovou Island Resort

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 Cruise to Beachcomber Island

Cruise to Beachcomber Island in the Mamanuca Island group and enjoy happy hour at the beachside bar!

Accommodation:

Beachcomber Island Resort

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 Farewell dinner

This is our last day on the islands and you will have a number of optional activities to choose from: kayaking, snorkelling, jet ski, parasailing. Transfer to the mainland for farewell dinner.

Day 14 or 15 Travel home

Last minute shopping in Nadi town, relax by the pool and transfer to the airport on Day 14 or overnight and early transfer on Day 15 (dependent on VESA group flight scheduling).

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