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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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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 November 15, 2015
ChrisandJudy1000
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Southport, Australia
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Glenbrook
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to see a traditional village, this is the place to see. All Huts still with the thatched roofs and great hospitality. It was a pleasant walk around the village being greeted by everyone

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Hobart, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A good chance to see and hear about life in a Fijian village. Our guide was one of the village elders and explained about the history of the Fijian people and the how the village continues to thrive.

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Thank Susan H
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Travelled the rough stony road from Ba in my little Toyota Yaris rent a car which required some good driving skills, got there eventually after some of the steepest gradients you will find anywhere! Although it's trying to be an old style village it just feels like a money making enterprise, with a $25 entry fee (no problem) followed by... More 

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2 Thank John D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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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Thank Wang C
Southport, Australia
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298 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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 

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1 Thank ChrisandJudy1000
Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

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 

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Thank engrob84
Gold Coast Qld
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

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 

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1 Thank homer32
Rhyl, United Kingdom
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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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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2 Thank absinthe6237
Suva, Fiji
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81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

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