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Navala Village

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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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Great village to visit.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
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 

Gosford, Australia
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

After visiting Navala Village in Nadi, Fiji I would recommend it to any traveller, because I found the village people to be so welcoming and interesting to talk to. They were very happy to show of their village so I was made feel comfortable from the moment I arrived.

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you are fortunate enough to stay at this village, you will have an experience you have never had before. The people and especially the children are so friendly and want to know all about you and where you come from. This village is a mainly catholic village, but do not let this defer you from staying their. Should you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you are coming to Fiji you should visit the village rather than just spend your time on Denarau Island at the resorts. We took a taxi for the day, it cost $180 but took us to The Garden of the Sleeping Giant, the Mud Pools, Navala Village and Vuda Marina. We were met at the village by a lady... More 

Columbus OH
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240 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I first visited Fiji in the 1970s, and remembered many villages of thatch houses. Apparently, Navala is the last village of traditional houses left. Come and see it while it is still traditional. Yes, there are tourists here daily but we met lovely local people and chatted for a while. The setting is lovely with the thatched houses, the river... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Brisbane Q
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81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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 

Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Devon, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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