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RELAXATION AND BEACH TIME

Did you come to Fiji to experience the wonders of our azure ocean? As our head divemaster Pola Pagalu says, “What we see underwater is far better than what we see up here, you just have to explore.”

We have an endless amount of water-based activities for you to get up close and personal with the deep blue, from snorkeling on our house reef in search of ornate ghost pipefish, seahorses, and our resident white frog fish (aptly named ‘Froggy’), kayaking amongst our thriving mangroves, to a dolphin safari, and cruising into the sunset at golden hour, sparkling wine in hand.

Kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkeling gear are complimentary and for hire from our dive shop, Ra Divers.

Prefer to keep your feet on dry land? Volivoli has plenty of land-based activities for everyone that will immerse you into the heart and soul of Fijian culture.

Your tour guide Soni, is a kaumatua (village elder), originally from Rakiraki, who knows the area and its local people intimately. He’s also our former dining room manager—who worked for the Darling family for 15 years. He strives to preserve the Fijian culture by sharing the colourful history and traditions with our guests.

Soni has carefully curated tours that explore the area’s dramatic landscapes, lush tropical forests, spectacular waterfalls, bustling markets, remote villages, and rich history. We also offer culinary adventures from the resort featuring the unique array of local foods, produce and culture we have here in Rakiraki.

SPORTS

Volivoli Beach is the water sports hub for the North of Viti Levu, and the deep water bay means that water sports are possible at high or low tide, unlike many other resorts in Fiji.

We offer a range of exciting water sports, including world-class diving with incredible marine life and fascinating shipwrecks to explore. For those who’d prefer to stay dry there are plenty of other things to do.

Kayaking

Get your heart racing or simply float around… Volivoli Beach has a great selection of good good quality sea kayaks which are free for our guests to use.

The water here is so clear you’ll be able to watch brightly colored tropical fish and bright blue starfish as you paddle around.

It’s up to you how much you want to do in your kayak. You could pack a picnic and spend the whole day afloat. Or you might prefer a more adventurous kayak around the bay to explore the hidden coves and mangrove forests. Or you can simply float around listening to the gentle splash of your paddles.

SUP’ing (Stand Up Paddle-boarding)

SUP’ing (Stand Up Paddle-boarding) is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and for good reason. SUP is a great way to get your daily workout in while on holiday or simply cruise the bay and take in the sights.

Ask our dive shop crew if you are interested in hiring a SUP board which are available for F$45 per hour.

Also ask about our SUP workouts, Private tuition is available on request or join one of our scheduled early morning classes*

The water here is so clear you’ll be able to watch brightly colored tropical fish and bright blue starfish as you paddle around.

Snorkeling

Boasting some of the best snorkeling in Fiji, the waters around Volivoli Beach are full of colorful soft coral and marine life.

What’s more, you can snorkel at any time of day, as the deep water bay means low tide isn’t a problem.

Our staff can give you a quick lesson if you’ve never snorkeled before, and snorkels, masks and fins are available for hire from our Dive shop.

Our snorkeling trips to the outer reef are highly recommended. You’ll travel by boat in a small group, accompanied by an experienced instructor who will show you the different coral and fish species.

Snorkeling trips to the outer reef

  • F$45 per person including equipment hire

Or if you’d prefer to be more independent, simply hire your gear from the dive shop and you can snorkel right off the sand spit.

* Extra charges may apply

Diving at Volivoli Beach

Beach Voli-ball

It’s time to work up a sweat!

By the end of a hard day’s sunbathing you might have worked up just enough energy to take part in a social game of beach ‘voli-ball’ (volleyball). A game generally takes place at four o’clock each day, and usually ends rather reluctantly at sunset.

You don’t need to be an expert to join in, but you do need to be willing to get a bit sandy!

The beach bar stays open until dark, just perfect for some cold refreshments after an energetic game.

VILLAGE VISIT

Departure 9am — Approximate Return 12pm (3 hours) - F$35 per person

Come and see the way our iTaukei (local, indigenous people) live and experience authentic Fijian village life with your guide Soni.

You’ll be warmly welcomed in the traditional way, by the turanga ni koro (village chief) followed by a kava ceremony, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste Fiji’s national drink by sharing a bowl (or two) with the village leaders.

Then, you’ll have a chance to take a look around the village, chat with the locals, listen to stories and legends, take photos, and experience the beautiful, simple-yet-intricate way Fijians live together in their villages.

Fijian cultural visit with Volivoli Beach Resort, Fiji

Afterwards, you’ll visit the local primary school and have a chance to mingle with the students. Later, we’ll head into Rakiraki town to explore the market where you’ll taste freshly-picked local fruits like popo (aka papaya) and pineapple and vegetables including taro and tapioca brought down from farmers in the mountains, buy fresh spices, and shop for traditional Fijian goods. We’ll return to the resort just in time for lunch, unless you choose to spend more time in town.

Note: If you’d like to give gifts or school supplies to the village or primary school, please let your guide, Soni, know and he’ll arrange for a traditional exchange with the village chief. Also, if your group would like to spend more time in Rakiraki town, please let him know in advance.

Also to note, women should have covered shoulders and wear long pants or a skirt that comes below the knees when entering a village. Men should not be shirtless. Remember to remove your hat and sunglasses.

$85 per person

What to Bring

  • Bottled water
  • Camera
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Women, please bring a sarong or something to cover your legs

Includes

  • Local, English-speaking tour guide
  • Ground transportation
  • Donation to the village
  • Kava offering