We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Navala Village

Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
Update attraction details
Ranked #6 of 9 attractions in Nadi
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
Write a Review

27 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    15
    5
    1
    3
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

a 100% traditional village with stunning scenery and aura around it. Had a fantastic road trip with a local car rental service provider (highly recommended - ''Major rentals) for my trip to navala village from Ba town. On the way is the gorgeous Ba river. Locals mingle with tourist in a fantastic friendly manner with no surprises.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Navala Village is the traditional village in Nadi, where you can reach through the leisurely boat trip by the Navua River. This trip passes through the traditional villages, where you can see and learn about the tradition and culture of the Fiji. On your way, you will also see many untouched beauty of waterfalls and gorgers, join in a Kava... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Brisbane
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The scenery alone en-route to Navala is worth the trip! Some people come here on a tour for heart-stopping amounts of money, or you can catch a bus from Ba for $2 (plus $2 minivan from Lautoka, etc). If you miss the morning bus (we did) you can hire a carrier for $50 (still a bargain over a tour). Entry... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 13
Sheringham
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Quaint original Fijian Village that even now still operates on a tribal basis. The Fisherman, The Carpenters and The Warriors all depicted by different icons. The original Fijians were cannibals but came Christianity that behaviour stopped and is no longer practised. The history is fascinating and you are guided through the village by a local inhabitant who weaves the historical... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Had a great day with nice people and the villagers. Very embarrassed when the ladies had their goods to sell and we had been told by the Rosie holidays tour desk at sonaisali not to bring any money...

Was this review helpful? Yes 11
Launceston, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Basically had a private tour as there were 7 of us travelling together. We learnt more about the culture and about Fiji itself. Went via Nadi where we learnt about the background to the local sugar cane & rum industries. We visited the markets in Ba, including the fish markets, then travelled onto the village. The drive in was great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 11
Nadi
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The landscape and the view of unique culture, but latest info i got is not to get off your car and wonder inside the village, might cost you a fortune.

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Tulua, Colombia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Me and my dad went last month and we had a great experience, we learnt a lot about the culture. Our tour guide, Kali, was amazing. He responded all our questions about the island. The people in Navala were very nice and friendly. The food, ok.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Hastings NZ
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Sorry but it seemed all the mainland villages were of the same design-and distinctly poor, and the education instit\utes seemed to get all the advertising.People are friendly though, very smiley despite their privations.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Viti Levu, Fiji
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This village is the first village that landed on Fiji and the culture is still strong today. The tour guide will answer just about any question you have and they are very good at explaining the cultural life in a Fijian village. Some very interesting facts about how they protected themselves and how the villages to this day function. A... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8

Been to Navala Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Navala Village, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing