Fiji and the Vanilla programme

Fiji is the home for foodie experiences on and off the water, with tasteful bites for families, couples and wellbeing seekers. Leading the South Pacific in dock to dish / farm to fork initiatives, incorporating cultural flavours with international fine-dining standards and customising meal plans to suit individual visitors, the flavours of Fiji are as unique as the 333 tropical islands that are home to happiness.

Rise Beyond the Reef’s Vanilla Programme is designed to develop resiliency and partnership between sharing between rural village communities, local government and the private sector in the South Pacific. With your every purchase, you contribute to making lives better. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisation is now looking at elevating their vanilla and activated charcoal programmes with the goal of helping rural communities better weather uncertainties, particularly those due to global climate change, and to help rural farmers develop agricultural schemes best suited for their local environments.

Savusavu and Kokomana chocolate

Laid back and uncrowded, the tranquil region on the island of Vanua Levu boasts a tropical beauty and simple, slow pace make it the perfect place to recharge your soul. Here you will find the sweetest piece of paradise, with a cocoa farm that makes deliciously sustainable chocolate blocks and a one-of-a-kind bean to block experience.

Chocolate tastes better under the Fijian sun and KokoMana is proving just that! Using best-practice techniques and working with local Fijians in Savusavu, the team at KokoMana are championing the bean to bar process of producing one of Fiji’s sweetest treats! Visitors will not only be walked through the entire process, but become official taste-testers as well!

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