Our flagship product is our Umu Cultural Night held every Monday & Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9pm. Backed by our talented drummers from the Manavanui dance group, your evening begins under the stars with warriors demonstrating through chants and dance, the process and preparation of a traditional umu (underground oven).
The demonstration takes you through various stages of preparing some of the dishes in the umu to the opening and removal of the feast from the smoking hot underground oven. You then delight in a flavourful umu platter served to your table, and help yourself to a buffet of freshly prepared salads and local dishes. As you dine, Manavanui’s string band and impressive vocals entertain. A simple dessert is later served. Following dinner and to conclude the night, beautiful island maidens appear on stage and gracefully perform before the warriors join in for slow and fast paced items. The Umu Cultural Night is an absolutely spectacular evening of well-choreographed performances and delectable island feasting that both visitors and locals of all ages will no doubt enjoy.
We also host cooking classes in the mornings from 9am to 12pm where our chef will provide instructions on preparing & cooking dishes such as a rukau (spinach) & salad dish, ika mata (raw fish), poke (a sweet desert like dish) & umu cooking. Contact us for more details.