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Navala Village

Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Nadi
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

definately a commercialised place that is more like a shop and was not to my liking. ok if you are in a hurry

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Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was the highlight of my holiday to Fiji. I wanted to see the real Fiji and this is definitely it. The drive to Navala from Nadi was fairly long but our driver, Solomon, was excellent, giving us a rundown on everything we passed and telling us all he could about Fiji. We stopped in Lautoka to visit the local... More

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Brisbane Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Liked the warmth and friendliness of the people which is consistent throughout Fiji - delighted by the children signing, Kava ceremony, handicrafts (authentic and made there), traditional meal. To gain respect of the Fijian people it is a must that you respect their culture by wearing a sarong and covering up - no bikinis, low cut tops etc when visiting... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We enjoyed the tour very much. I believe the company was called TTF. They provided a very comfortable four-wheel drive vehicle that picked us up at our hotel, First Landing, near Lautoka. The guide, Solomon, was talkative and very informative. Solomon explained a lot about what we saw as we drove through Lautoka and on to Ba where we went... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

- $50 per person - it is big and good to see old village - i guess you can visit different village for much less - we have seen school and houses same like in this village for free in Yasawa Islands - anyway it is nice trip - we rent normal car so it was bit of adventure -... More

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Melbourne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

well visited. We visited several other villages on our trip. This one is the most "touristy" if you could say such a thing about a local village.

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We hired a car and drove to Navala via Ba from Nadi. The road is seal several km part Ba but then changes to gravel. This road is only suitable for 4wd and drivers with experience but the drive is great with fantastic views and friendly people to help you find the way. Upon arrival at the village we were... More

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