Light the fire and keep it going until the stones are red hot, then move the unburnt wood and coal and spread the stones out to make a platform for the food.
Lovo Traditionally, the food will consist of cassava (tapioca), kumala (sweet potato), yam and taro - all of which should be peeled.
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It's believed to have medicinal qualities (apart from making you feel mellow).
Legend has it that the ceremony came from Tonga where the plant sprang from the grave of a Tongan princess who died of a broken heart.
Visitors are more than welcome to join the locals for Sunday worship and it's highly recommended, even if you're not that religious.
A Methodist service will give you a good insight into how the Fijian village culture is structured and why the people are so friendly and family-focussed.
You may not understand many of the words, but the singing and ceremony will stay in your memory.