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Kayaking in Fiji
Kayaking in Fiji
Koro Resort

Koro Sun Resort

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Koro Sun Resort is in an unspoiled location. Once a coconut plantation, the resort is encircled by rainforest at the edge of a wonderful private lagoon. Lush tropical growth surrounds the 60 hectares and the waters are inviting. It's a place for renewing and revitalising.

Eighteen bures are private, exclusive and fully air-conditioned and have expansive views of the ocean and reefs beyond. They have ceiling fans, showers, no telephone or television. Some sleep just two, some accommodate three and others have two bedrooms. Oceanview bures have screened-in porches.

There is one Oceanview Deluxe Honeymoon bure. It's set among raintrees, on top of a hill. There's a jacuzzi, outdoor plunge pool and larger than king-size bed.

Koro Sun restaurant is open for all meals and gourmet meals are included in the tariff.

The Rainforest Spa is in a canopy of greenery and tropical flowers. Therapists are trained in Swedish, deep tissue massage and therapies. Indulge in massage, facial treatments, body wraps and swimming in the freshwater pool next to the waterfalls.

A Koro Sun Dive offers exploration of some wonderful diverse dive sites. Just a few minutes by boat takes you to Namena Island Marine Reserve, Fiji's most prolific and beautiful site. The Rainbow Reef and Somosomo Straits earned Fiji the name Soft Coral Capital of the World. There are pristine sites including Dreamhouse, Pyramids and Purple Garden.

Diving is excellent for experienced divers or those who want to take the plunge for the first time. PADI and SSI certifications are on offer and they have advanced levels of certifications, including Divemaster courses.

Just 15 minutes along the Hibiscus Highway to the Salt River you can take the resort's kayaks for a gentle paddle. At Nukubolu Waterfalls, just 30 minutes away, you can trek into the lush Fijian interior, which has giant rainforest trees and towering ferns. There is a 30-metre waterfall, cave and swimming hole, so a picnic is a good idea.

An unusual and popular attraction in the old port of Savusavu is J Hunter Pearls. The black pearl farm was founded by Justin Hunter, a marine biologist. It's Fiji's first venture into pearl cultivation. Each comes from an implanted oyster, which remains in the water for two years before harvesting.

Visitors can see the farm's various stages of oyster development, perhaps even the implanting of the mantle, a small piece of tissue from a donor oyster, and the pearl nucleus, made from the shell of a mussel from the Mississippi River. The ingredients work together to eventually form the pearl.

Some visitors put their fins, mask and snorkel on to get a close view of the oyster lines.


Savusavu in the Fijian islands.


Flight Centre has five-night packages, including return economy airfare, transfers, three nights at Koro Sun, all meals and some activities. They are on sale until February 26, 2006, and valid for travel between October 20, 2005, and February 26, 2006. Taxes are included and conditions apply.
  • Brisbane $1685
  • Sydney $1708
  • Melbourne $1812
  • Adelaide $2008
  • Perth $2428

    To book, call Flight Centre on 131 600.

    Please note that the prices listed are valid at the time of filming.

    More information

    Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa
    Hibiscus Highway
    Savusavu, Fiji Islands
    Ph: 0011 679 885 0262
    Fax: 0011 679 885 0352
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