Captivating, unique, inspiring, life-changing, soul-shaping, beautiful, chilled, remote, peaceful. An eco-tourism, cross -cultural haven. Let the local fijian villagers tell you a few stories, drink grog, meet Tui Mali-chief of the region, visit a local school, play volleyball with the locals, learn how to weave coconut thatch roof, help with the work of the fijian community in building and maintenance, eat 5 times a day. Sleep (under a mosquito net)and be lulled to sleep by the sound of the lapping shore. My only concern, during the whole time was 'How many times can I phone the airline to extend my trip?' I did not want to leave and I miss the island like crazy.
A chance to realise how simple life can be- if you allow it to be. The island is remote and beautiful and the 'tribewanted' project has always set out to have no negative impact on the physical or social environment. The project has great green credentials and is working towards being zero waste, so don't bring too much disposable stuff (plastic bags etc) unless you intend to take it away with you too. And ladies, this will not be a bikini-party. Fijians are very modest and shy about the female form so long skirts, t-shirts, and boardshorts are a must. It's all about us going into their culture and respecting it, learning from it. Not about us imposing our idea of a beach resort on the locals. It is wonderful. If you're sick of the same-old, same-old in your travels this place is for you!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tribewanted is a unique island community tourism project. Living alongside the local fishermen and women on Vorovoro, our cross-cultural community have built a simple, sustainable village from scratch. Up to 30 tribe members of all ages stay on Vorovoro for a minimum of a week, taking part in Village life which can include on a typical day; foraging the island gardens for fruits and vegetables, language classes, dance classes and teaching in the local school. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tribewanted FIJI Labasa