In lava-lava with Fiji!

The Samoans call them lava-lava’s, Fijians call them sulus, but I’ve always just called them sarongs.

Whatever you call them, they’re a must for any tropical island getaway and this post is a shout out to my Uncle Rick and Auntie Sandie who very kindly sent these lava-lavas all the way from Lufilufi in Samoa in time for our trip to Fiji.  Our Lufilufi lava-lavas were a hit, thank you!

Having arrived back from Fiji just hours ago, I’m still hankering for the beautiful beaches, 

the incredible snorkelling,

leaving your footprints in fresh sand,

and the stunning water.

But more on that later! For now, thanks for the lava-lavas!!!


* these shots taken with the underwater Panasonic Lumix FT4



  1. Wiwi – we call them “mundu”, but whatever – they look lovely. Your photos are absolutely incredible, the fish in the coral!!!! I lived for 3 glorious years in Trinidad & Tobago and during that time flew over often to Barbados. In those days we still had corals like this, but now…….? Men (i.e. people) destroy too much of nature.


    • The fish in the coral was a pure fluke – I just happened to be lined up to take the photo and the fish decided to poke his head out to see what I was up to just as I took it – happy days!


    • Fiji is beautiful! The Yasawas in particular are your typical tropical island – white sand beaches, crystal clear water, excellent snorkelling and diving. It’s getting more and more popular though, so it’s not as ‘out of the way’ as it used to be. Bring a few sarongs when you come – most of the time that’s all you’ll need to wear!


    • Thanks! That was me playing with the panorama setting on my new underwater camera. Worked pretty well I thought, just don’t look too closely, some of the details are a little smeared.


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