Located in the adventure capital or “food bowl” of Fiji at Pacific Harbour on the main island of Viti Levu, Nanuku is pleased to be the latest addition to the Auberge Resorts family. With Australia’s leading chef, Jacques Reymond, mentoring their kitchen team, food is very much a focus at the resort. And with most of Fiji’s local produce farmed right in the area, this May Nanuku presents guests with a unique way to experience a true taste of the island: through a food safari. Here are some of the activities in which guests will participate.
Visit a waterfall and stream and catch local prawns. Climb a coconut tree and make lolo (coconut milk). Then watch how the local Fijians cook the prawns in bamboo tubes using the coconut milk.
Head to the Spice Farm of Fiji to learn how such spices as vanilla, cinnamon, and cardamom are cultivated and cured. Then select your own mud crab from the local Crab Farm.
Explore the local market and taste organic seasonal produce. Learn how kava is grown, about its medicinal properties, and the ancient cultural traditions.
Learn how to weave baskets, and help wrap food for the traditional Fiji lovo (in-ground oven). The grand finale includes a bonfire on the beach and a fire-walking demonstration.