6 eco-friendly destinations in Fiji
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Fiji is a country full of welcomes, happiness and experiences that will last a lifetime. Most importantly, several of its 333 islands in the Pacific comprise of destinations that are conscious of the environment and ecology. Fijians are incredibly environmentally conscious and take immense pride in protecting and giving something back to their environment. When looking for destinations that are conscious of the environment the town of Savusavu, on Fiji’s second largest island, is a great place to start. We've even added it to our Top 20 Destinations for 2018. Or, you can check out the Mamanuca Islands, which have an incredible list of eco-tourism destinations where visitors can not only enjoy the beautiful pristine environment, but also give something back to the local community of where they are staying. Explore Savusavu Visit the The Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Named after ocean explorer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, the resort is dedicated to the preservation of a pristine environment where physical, mental, and spiritual rejuvenation come naturally. Full of amazing attractions, such as its renowned Dive Centre and stunning Medicinal & Organic Gardens, alongside this, the resort runs its Giant Clam Project, a program which is dedicated to restocking and repopulating the coral reef dwellers. The resort also partners with the Savusavu Community Foundation which is dedicated to the local Fijian community around Savusavu and focuses on health, medical and education needs of the community. The resort acts as a fundraiser and sources and coordinates projects on the ground for the foundation. It also works to protect the Namena Marine Reserve, participates in a mangrove reforestation program, and built Fiji's first-ever water reclamation plant. Take a tour of the J. Hunter Pearls Fiji Farm For those wishing to see nature at work and experience the journey of pearls, which start as tiny nucleuses and end up as fine jewellery in some of the world’s best showrooms, this is where you want to be. Take a 45-minute cruise, visitors will be able to see pearl oysters at different stages of growth. Those who take part in the cruise will learn how the farm produces some of the world’s rarest pearls, which are coveted by pearl connoisseurs around the world.
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