The resorts provide weekly Fijian meke nights and other entertainment for their guests. Otherwise, not much goes on in Savusavu after dark except at one local nightclub, which I have not had the courage to sample, and at three local bars, which I have.

For a step back in time, visit the Planter's Club (tel. 885 0233), an ancient clapboard building near the western end of town. It's a friendly holdover from the colonial era, with a snooker table and a pleasant bar, where you can order a cold young coconut -- add gin or rum, and you've got a genuine island cocktail. It's open Monday to Thursday from 10am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 11pm, Sunday 10am to 8pm. You'll be asked to sign the club's register.

Yachties and the numerous expatriates who live here congregate at the wharf-side bars of the Savusavu Yacht Club, in the Copra Shed (tel. 885 0685), and the nearby Waitui Club (tel. 885 0536), upstairs at Waitui Marina. The yacht club is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 10pm and Sunday noon to 10pm. Waitui Club is open Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 11pm.

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