The Fijian people are among the friendliest on the planet and are described by their cheerful “Bula” greetings, always went hand in hand with a big grin. You will quickly feel at home among Fijians and you surely won’t think that it’s hard to unwind into their laid-back lifestyle, called Fiji Time.
The Fiji Islands are rich in legend and history. There is little uncertainty ancestors of the Fijian people touched base in these islands more than 3,000 years ago and Fijian’s today keep on praising their beautiful society and history. On a many of the day travels, visitors are welcome to participate in traditional ceremonies, for example, the meke and kava functions.
The Meke is a fundamental piece of the rich society of the Fiji Islands and the “Meke” execution embraces traditional song and move to evoke legends, love stories, spirits and history of Fiji through typical developments. The dance can change from a blood curdling lance dance to the elegant “iri” or fan dance.
A Bilo of Yaqona, also known around the Pacific as ‘kava’, is Fiji’s national beverage. Produced using the pounded foundation of a kava plant, it has long been known not therapeutic qualities. The drinking of kava is a tradition, which is said to have started with the Tongans. Legend has it that the plant sprang from the grave of a Tongan princess who died of a broken heart.
The Lovo is a magnificent Fijian feast that you will appreciate during your night on Blue Lagoon Cruises’ own particular private beach at Nanuya Lailai. The lovo is an earth oven and an ingenious method for cooking a lot of nourishment in the meantime. To make a lovo, Fijian men assemble hard and firewood, smooth-surfaced stones. They have banana leaves and coconut palm fronds and also the less-traditional aluminum foil to wrap the foods they make.