Beachcomber island, a small marine sanctuary situated off the coast of Viti Levu Fiji, unique, spectacular and fun is how we would describe it! As a Travel Teacher volunteer embarking on an Impact Expedition in Fiji you will have the opportunity to visit this dream island and immerse yourself within the islands mix of rich vibrant culture and modern resort atmosphere.
Beachcomber is one of many highlights on our expedition, you will certainly leave the island wanting to return over and over again. So what about the day itself, what will you be doing?
Well a day at Beachcomber means an early start, we will depart our village base of Namatakula at approximately 7am and arrive at Port Denarau in Nadi around 9am. Denarau itself is a beautiful part of Fiji, boasting a spectacular marina and lively shopping and dining experience for tourists.
Arrival on Beachcomber
You will arrive on the island following a 30 minute boat transfer to a welcome of traditional music and smiling faces from the resorts hospitable staff. Our group will assemble in the social area for a briefing from the staff who will provide an overview of the activities included in the day. There is something for everybody, free activities include snorkelling, volleyball, mini golf, coral viewing, fish feeding, cultural floor show.
Whilst on Beachcomber your day will look something like this:
10:00am - Morning Tea
10:30am - Snorkelling the house reef or glass bottom boat ride
12:00pm - Happy Hour and time at leisure where you can relax, play beach volleyball or rent your own snorkelling equipment
13:00pm - Buffet lunch
14:00PM - Turtle Viewing
14:30pm - Afternoon Snorkelling tour
15:15pm - Afternoon Tea
16:00pm - Depart the island
When you hear the islands drum start up, it’s signaling ‘Kana Time’, which simply means ‘time to eat!’ There are three convenient buffet times with a great selection (of hot and cold delights?) to suit any taste and appetite. There is a themed night every night of the week including Lovo (Fijian night), BBQ, Italian, Chinese and, just for the Brits, there is a Sunday Roast! Remember, these three delicious daily buffet meals are mandatory meal plan and you can eat as much as you like. However, if you get hungry during the day or fancy a late night snack when you leave the bar, the Tui Tai snack shack is the perfect place. Simply grab a burger and chips or perhaps a three-piece chicken box, and you’ve filled a gap until the next Kana Time.
You can feed the Bici birds and the array of tropical fish and view the coral reefs too; trips go out twice daily for approx. 45 mins to a wonderful reef close by, and be a part of the Turtle Project on the island and experience the delight of feeding these wonderful creatures..
Thank you for reading! Travel Teacher aims to create impact through meaningful travel experiences. Our engagement stems through the delivery of volunteer projects abroad in Fiji and The Cook Islands. Our provision combines education and exploration, we encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and broaden your own horizons whilst developing key transferable skills and making lifelong memories.