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Life at Daku

Cyclone Tomas

Cyclone Tomas

26 March 2010

Cyclone Tomas hit Fiji on March 15, and the northern islands were particularly badly damaged. It’s being described as one of the worst cyclones in the area for 20 years. All things considered, we got away fairly lightly – no-one injured, no buildings damaged. We were very touched by all the messages of concern and [...]

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Roof Renovations

Roof Renovations!

19 February 2010

It’s one thing to renovate rooms ‘cos you can do them one at a time, but when you’re ripping out the entire roof of the main reception/dining/bar area, it’s a big ask! So we had 10 days of disruption but our guests were very relaxed about it – we moved the restaurant up to the [...]

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Dolphin Spotting at Daku Resort

Dolphin Spotting

5 February 2010

What a fantastic day’s outing! We saw LOTS of dolphins – leaping, turning and twisting under the boat, streaking along ahead of us. The faster we went, the more of them came to play and race; they seemed to dare each other in how near they’d allow the boat to come before flicking their tails [...]

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Christmas Lunch at Daku Resort

Christmas at Daku

28 December 2009

Twenty-two people for lunch – and a visit from Father Christmas! We abandoned the idea of turkey this year, and served ham, seafood and lobster salad – a good move when its warm weather. Actually, it’s been a very mild December – after Cyclone Mick passed, we’ve had warm clear days and temperatures of 24 [...]

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The new yoga shala at Daku

Stunning New Yoga Shala

20 December 2009

The yoga shala at Daku has been a work in progress for the last few months, and we completed it in time for Mark Whitwell’s Heart of Yoga course in December. Mark himself conducted an opening ceremony and blessed the shala, in particular thanking the men who had built it – Tomi, Samu, Rupeni, Jorgi [...]

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Food at Daku

Food, vegetarians and Eileen back in the Kitchen!

6 November 2009

Eileen is back from her six month cooking course at Raki Raki and we’re all enjoying the results. Eileen has been one of our cooks here at Daku for 2 years, and won a scholarship to the hospitality school training programme. She loved the experience, and learnt a huge amount about presentation, serving, and of [...]

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