Sonny Bill Williams is making the most of island time, as he works to bounce back from a four week ban.

He was banned for four matches after a shoulder charge during the first half of a game against the British & Irish Lions in Wellington.

Williams, along with his wife and two children, is now licking his wounds in Fiji and the locals seem thrilled to have him there.

Sonny Bill Williams on holiday with his family in Fiji. Photo / Twitter @fijivillage
Sonny Bill Williams on holiday with his family in Fiji. Photo / Twitter @fijivillage

Local paper Fiji Sun reported Williams was enjoying everything from a traditional healing session with a Nadroumai village healer, to the more typical tourist activity of a Sigatoka River Safari.

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Sonny Bill Williams on holiday with his family in Fiji. Photo / Twitter @fijivillage
Sonny Bill Williams on holiday with his family in Fiji. Photo / Twitter @fijivillage

The All Black has also posted some tourist gems on his Twitter account, including horse riding on Tuesday and beach pictures on Friday.

But he's not relaxing too hard, posting a picture on Saturday with locals he met while hitting the gym.

On Friday he tweeted his appreciation for the island hospitality.

Sonny Bill Williams on holiday with his family in Fiji. Photo / Twitter.
Sonny Bill Williams on holiday with his family in Fiji. Photo / Twitter.

"Blown away by how beautiful the country and people are here in Fiji. #Vinaka [thank you] to all the smiling locals I've encountered."

While Williams is recuperating, the All Blacks team is working hard behind the scenes to end his suspension before the Bledisloe Cup test against Australia in Sydney.

Sonny Bill Williams in Fiji. Photo / Twitter @fijivillage
Sonny Bill Williams in Fiji. Photo / Twitter @fijivillage

The nature of World Rugby's regulations means the four-week ban is actually four matches.

The problem is confusion about whether Counties Manukau pre-season matches would count for the suspension.

Williams has already apologised to British & Irish Lions wing Anthony Watson for the shoulder charge, with Watson accepting the apology.