Of the two places we stayed at, the first was by far the best. Coconut Grove was easy, beautiful, and made us feel at home. The toasted coconut bread in the morning certainly didn’t hurt.
Some nights, guests would join a couple of musicians around the kava bowl, taking turns drinking brown sludge out of a hollowed out coconut. The sludge tasted about how it looked, and it was supposed to give you a warm buzz. Mostly, it made me feel tired. The custom was to ask for ‘low tide’ for half a cup, or ‘high tide’ for a full cup.
During the day, however, the kava bowl served a different purpose.
(Related photos of Fiji can be found here.)