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Navala Village

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Address: Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
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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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Well worth a visit

After leaving Ba, the first 10 Km of road towards the Navala village is sealed and in good condition. The next 20Km is gravel – twisty, sometimes steep and a bit rough in places... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Southport, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is belived as an isolated heaven in Fiji, we visited this place in May, people in the villege are friendly, the kids are eager to talk with you. we recieved the traditional greeting ceremony and tasted the local food. as an Asian, i like their food, considering its healthy:) the serenry will take your breath away, it was a... More 

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Southport, Australia
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287 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After leaving Ba, the first 10 Km of road towards the Navala village is sealed and in good condition. The next 20Km is gravel – twisty, sometimes steep and a bit rough in places. Taking our time we had no trouble getting there in a rented Corolla. Upon arrival we were greeted by one the residents, a friendly woman who... More 

Thank ChrisandJudy1000
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful villages I've ever seen. It's picture postcard perfect! Truly stunning. I loved this place so much that a photo of the traditional thatch bures (huts) nestled beneath the lush green mountains now hangs from my bedroom wall! We stayed at Bulou's Eco-Lodge with the wonderful Tui who guided us around Navala village, introducing... More 

Thank engrob84
Gold Coast Qld
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is apparently the only traditional village left in Fiji, without electricity, sewage or running water, except for a creek at the bottom of the village. It is about a two and a half 4 wheel drive trip from Nadi, through beautiful countryside into the highlands. We were made so welcome by the villagers and were prepared a beautiful meal... More 

Thank homer32
Rhyl, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Cannot recommend this highly enough - a true taste of the real Fiji. I was made to feel so welcome by the host family and was treated to a cava ceremony, a tour of the kindergarten and the school and a delicious meal. The children were delightful and the whole day was wonderful thanks to such lovely people. Tour was... More 

1 Thank sueW7742RG
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

It was interesting to visit Navala Village, however I am not sure how authentic the experience is - the people are friendly and welcoming, however most have mobile phones, there are basic toilets and showers, generators and TVs. Electricity to the bures is expected before the end of 2015. The natural environment is spectacular - great views from the mountain... More 

2 Thank absinthe6237
Suva, Fiji
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great traditional village, very scenic with mountainous backdrop for speccy photos. Interesting to see the traditional older part of the village and how the "modern" construction materials are creeping in at the newer part of the village, bricks, corrugated metal sheets etc. Won't be long... Entry fee $25 per person and a $10 guide fee per group is ok. Very... More 

Thank BoneandBtwo
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We were picked up by Jone from Rosies Tours. Jone was great, but as we travelled he told us we would stop at a museum and we would have to pay 5 fjd each. He then told us about making donations to the school and buying crafts from the ladies when we got there. We paid enough for the tour.... More 

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Montpellier, France
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We have visited Navala village by ourselves and not with a travel agency (around 225FJD/person). In Lautoka we booked a 4X4 wheel taxi for the trip (150FJD). We started at 08:30am and came back at 01:00pm. Let me tell you: at the entrance, near the gate, you met a local person who gave you information: 25FJD by person, 10 FjD... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We drove to the village, we had a small Suzuki 4WD and the road were rough but fine in a 4WD, some cars were just standard 2WD vehicles that go up and down everyday. Probably wouldn't drive it when it has been raining alot. We arrived and the village people all raced out at us which freaked us out a... More 

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