While we were at the Shangri-La, they held the 5th birthday party for their Shangri-La Marine Education Centre. The centre is open to both guests and local students who want to learn about marine conservation while taking part in activities that help protect the marine environment.
It's hard not to love these gorgeous faces, don't you think? I enjoy trying to capture the essence of a person in a photograph - usually best achieved when they're not aware you're there. But I love the openness with which Fijian children let you see them - they have nothing to hide and they let you see right in. They're absolutely beautiful.
The morning's task was to build fish houses that provide shelter for fish and help preserve and grow the fragile coral reef ecosystem.
We celebrated with lunch, birthday cake and ice cream, plus certificates and presents for the kids who have participated in the programme. Maybe one day some of these children will be the future marine scientists of Fiji, working to learn about and protect the stunning resources here. I can't help but wonder how their lives will unfold.