Fiji Fire Dancers

Fiji Fire Dancers

On our last day at the resort, we wake up to a sign that tonight is a celebration. We quickly booked a dinner table with a good view of the show of the Fiji fire dancers. Luxury travel experts would praise us for choosing the best spot for an anticipated good time. Our family travel had to be memorable. So the only way of doing that was to find our selves in the right place and at the right time.  Our single parent travel adventure just couldn’t disappoint – so we thought.

A Fijian man scurries up the tree (you can just see him), throws down a dozen coconuts, and we get to have a drink each.

coconuts
©Exploramum an Explorason – climbing the coconut tree
coconuts
©Exploramum an Explorason – drinking coconut water (photographed by my 7-year-old)

My son enjoys a swim in the Anchorage Resort swimming pool. Alas, someone I knew, had promised to sort out our next few nights accommodation, I had been promised months ago, but it seems clear it was not going to eventuate. Instead of a swim for me, I sit by the pool with a drink and Google a myriad of accommodation sites to try to plan somewhere to stay.

It is too late to email, so at $2FJ a phone call, and I make many, I finally negotiate a deal for Pacific Harbor in the hope we can go inland the next day.
swimming pool
©Exploramum an Explorason – the swimming pool near sunset time

I book 2 nights but run out of time to book Suva, where we need a night before we head on our 14-hour ferryboat ride.

Fiji
©Exploramum an Explorason – the entertainment begins

The Fiji fire dancers show is about to start, and I am still on the laptop 4 hours from when I began – I have to get better at this – and I need websites where I can search accommodation for 2 but be able to specify one is a child. I have a 10-year-old Lonely Planet guide, that finally had saved the day.

So most people are halfway through their dinner. The tables are all decorated, and the pillars are wrapped in platted palm leaves. I haven’t even looked up to see if the Fiji fire dancers have started yet.

Fiji fire dancers
©Exploramum and Explorason – Fijian Fire Dancers

People are sitting around the Kava bowl, and after being given a lovely floral necklace each, my son literally drags me up laughing and insists I drink the horrid muddy Kava water.

Kava
©Exploramum and Explorason – Exploramum drinking Kava
The Fiji fire dancers show starts and next, the Chief drags him up. I am deep in concentration, eating my dinner and look up and ask “what’s he doing there”?
dancers
©Exploramum and Explorason – Fijian dancers

I thought Explorason had plonked himself in the show! But I find out the Chief had selected him as the only person to join in. The actions are fast, and he is concentrating hard and does well. I am proud of him learning the actions.

Fijian moves
©Exploramum and Explorason – Explorason learns the moves

There are Fiji fire dancers, fire throwing, dancing, the conga-line, limbo and a lot of fun.

dancing
©Exploramum and Explorason – Mum is up dancing
traditional dancers
©Exploramum and Explorason – Fijian traditional dancers

We are all up having a great time. My son does well at the limbo.

Limbo
©Exploramum and Explorason – Limbo
Explorason and the Chief get along well.
Fijian
©Exploramum and Explorason – A Fijian dancer with Explorason

What an awesome ending to our resort vacation with the Fiji fire dancers – it really was a perfect night!

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