By

Kayak to Daku Bay – Kadavu, Fiji

Low tide off the beach at Papageno Resort.

Low tide off the beach at Papageno Resort.

Papageno Resort on Kadavu Island has kayaks and paddles for guest use… so use them!

The waters around Papageno tend to be pretty calm and clear, making for great kayaking. You’ll float above an abundance of sea life and coral, and you can paddle into a cluster of mangroves, where the tannen from the trees turn the water from crystal blue to a dark tea.

Once you head past the protection of Skipper Fish Island (we named it after the fish that skimmed along the water’s surface around the isle), the winds can pick up a bit.

You can paddle east around the point past the island into Daku Bay. If you continue on and hug the coastline, you’ll come to the village of Naivakarauniniu, Unless you have made arrangements with the village elders, it’s recommended that you respect the villagers’ privacy and not enter. They are extremely friendly to guests but would prefer to know of their arrival in advance.

  • Low tide off the beach at Papageno Resort.
  • Low tide off the beach at Papageno Resort.
  • Low tide off the beach at Papageno Resort.
  • Low tide off the beach at Papageno Resort.

Directions: Papageno Resort has kayaks for use right on the beach. Grab one and go!