REMEMBER 10% OF PROCEEDS GO BACK TO COMMUNITY PROJECTS OF YOUR CHOICE.
We advise arriving a day before to acclimatise.
Optional activities include: Pacific style wood-block printing, one hour island massage or remote island camping.
We work with local communities by taking you to them, this helps then improve their income generation options and boost eco-tourism in Fiji which is still a minority sector. All activities use local hosts and guides and ensure the environment and culture are top priority when making all decisions.
Please bring your own reusable water bottle to help reduce waste on the island. Purification tablets are also good if you don’t want to drink boiled water.
Details of your resort/lodge names and full itinerary will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed with 20% deposit.
We can tailor this trip by changing one of the activities according to your preferences, just contact us for more information.
You’ll be welcomed and remembered with open arms by our partner villages, guides, taxi drivers, cooks, fishermen, shop owners and even complete strangers. Fiji is just like that!
Thank You for Going Green in Fiji – Our little way of saying thank you for helping us preserve these stunning waters and pristine lands is to send you a hand-woven Fijian ‘voivoi’ door mat to your home. It is more than likely you will meet the women who made it and even if not, you will leave knowing that you not only gave 10% of your trip cost back to local projects but also provided direct income to local women who are continuing their traditional skills.
Coral Gardening Summary
Coral gardening is easy to learn, very effective and a great way to learn about tropical reefs while keeping fit It is a short term, applied conservation technique which requires patience, attention to detail
and the ability to snorkel
This new programme is designed to allow you to help save and reef and help show the world that coral reefs can potentially survive into the future
Why Coral Gardening?
Mass coral bleaching started in 2014 and has seen the destruction of reefs all over the planet – including Fiji Despite Cyclone Winston which hit the islands in February 2016 and cooled the waters, there is still lots to be done to help heat resistant species flourish. This is where you come in!
Dissertation Study Summary (Optional)
Students studying subjects such as tourism, photography, geography, business, entrepreneurship, biology, marine biology, anthropology, international development will all benefit hugely. You will stay in a village homestay and get really immersed in the culture while you gather qualitative and some quantitative research data
Why Island Spirit?
We are fully insured and everything once you arrive in Fiji is included: volunteering visas, meals, accom, activities, and transfers. We are the first company in the world to be a member of the World Fairtrade Organisation and specialise in Responsible travel so you know your money isn’t going to a middle man but straight to the people you meet on the islands.
We’ve been in Fiji for over nine years so we know the locals you’re working with personally. We are a small, social enterprise which allows you to talk directly with Kirsty, the Director, you are not one of the masses, this is more personal and you are much more connected with both the local people and environment you are in.
By just travelling with Island Spirit you are already helping generate fair income for these tiny outer island villages. For example, depending on the group size, each homestay host will receive between FJD$30 (£12) each per person, per night with three home-cooked meals. Other similar organisations pay as little at $15 per person. A small example of how the smaller details go a long way.
If you get 5 friends to book together (with yourself as 6) then you go for 50% off!
Students studying subjects such as tourism, photography, geography, business, entrepreneurship, biology, marine biology, anthropology, international development
Pay a £50 deposit to secure your place Buy your flight ticket
Pay full price at least one month before arrival