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Address: Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
Description: One of the most picturesque villages in Fiji, this one retains the...
One of the most picturesque villages in Fiji, this one retains the traditional bures (thatched huts supported by center poles) that have been replaced in other villages by prefabricated concrete homes.
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A Modern Fijian Village

They say that this village was the first village settled on Fiji and for many years the home of the President. Of particular interest to me was a monument symbolizing the triumph... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking to do something different in Fiji and spend some time away from water based activities, this one is a winner. Our guides were great and very knowledgable - the drive takes around 2.5 hours as there are 2 stops offs, at a local sweet shop and at a market. The drive is scenic so I enjoyed this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you would like to see the REAL Fiji, this is the place to go and see. It is old and it is real and locals have grown up here in Navala for a very LONG time. You cannot go into Naval without a guide or permission to do so, so book a small group bus and be taken to... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We saw this as a way to see the real Fiji, what a letdown! Village is nice looking and quite large, but locals seemed a bit jaded and tired of tourists. Our guide of the village seemed disinterested and as though she wanted to be elsewhere. We wanted to see some village life and traditional clothing, instead of just a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We drove to Ba and took a taxi (120 Fjd return). We took lollies and the kids in the village loved it. It is an authentic fiji village, at the same time they are well prepared for visitors (25 p.P entrance free, 10 for an informative tour, 20 p.P for lunch if you want). For us it was well worth... More 

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

They say that this village was the first village settled on Fiji and for many years the home of the President. Of particular interest to me was a monument symbolizing the triumph of Christian missionaries in eliminating former tribal practices like cannibalism.

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Nadi, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The travel can get you jetlagged but surely its worth the trip. The heart of Fiji is un-spoilt and the you can feel a strong regard for respect and traditional Fijian authority

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

this is a excellent place to learn about tribal life, traditions and customs that make the Fijians who they are. Do not wear a hat, Fijians do not cover their heads, and be sure to participate in the Kava Ceremony.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

When you come to Fiji, which is made up of 333 islands, there are many places to stay. If you were to stay up at the Yasawa Islands, there are some traditional villages similar to Navala Village where you can visit, in most cases for free, and experience life in a traditionally thatched bure style village. Many tourists however don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We borrowed sari and a priest gave us a guided tour and told about the gods and the temples. Very colourfull temple. Came back later to follow cereomonies.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I love this place. Its gives me a sense of true fijian taste.. Cant wait to show my friends pictures and the best moment of it all is the village visit....AMAZING.....

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Address: Address: Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
Location: South Pacific  >  Fiji  >  Viti Levu  >  Nadi

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