Experience Suva's splendid beauty in two different ways during a scenic orientation tour of the city, and a visit to the eco-friendly Pure Fiji beauty care factory.
Depart the pier by air-conditioned coach for a scenic orientation drive through Suva. Along the way, you will see a delightful blend of Colonial and modern architecture around the lovely harbor area. A photo stop will then be made by the main gate of Government House, the official residence of the president of the Fiji Republic, before continuing on past Suva's Thurston Gardens and the University of the South Pacific.
Next, you will drive through the Nasese foreshore en route to Vatuwaqa's residential and industrial areas. Upon arrival, you will meet the creator of the internationally-acclaimed Pure Fiji range of products. This locally-owned and multi-award-winning company produces a beautiful range of natural bath, body and skin-care products derived from 100% natural ingredients. The product range includes a sugar rub, body butter, milk bath, exotic oil, moisturizing body lotion, and pure soap.
All Pure Fiji products are grown and produced locally, and proceeds from the sales of these products help to preserve the culture and village life of hundreds of Fijians. During your guided tour, you will be introduced to the natural ingredients and fragrances used to make these unique products. You will also learn about South Pacific beauty therapies, and special blending and quality control techniques.
Your tour will conclude with a visit to Tamavua Heights for breathtaking views and photo opportunities of Suva Harbor and the surrounding area. Before you leave, you will be served light refreshments and entertained by a spectacular dance group, or meke.
Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier.
Please note: This is a scenic shopping tour for Pure Fiji products, and includes 30-minutes of shopping in town and approximately 2-hours of moderate walking. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light-weight clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a bottle of water from the ship; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The order of sights visited may vary.